Thailand is an ideal place to go for any young couple looking to have a honeymoon to remember. The country is known as the “Land of Smiles”, and newlyweds will surely spend much of their time there smiling as well. Thailand offers a large variety of locations for a honeymoon in Thailand that will suit any couple’s tastes, and with great value for money is an excellent way for a couple to start their new life together.
Almost all visitors to Thailand will first arrive in Bangkok. The city is home to more than 10 million people and is a business and cultural hub of Southeast Asia. Bangkok is also home to some truly wonderful hotels that will give any newlywed couple an experience to remember either on the way or returning form their wedding on a tropical island. Many of the finest hotels are located along the mighty Chao Phraya River, which snakes through the city and has historically been an important route of trade. Even today, the river is positively filled with traffic, as large barges come up from the Bight of Bangkok and river taxis carry commuters. A great option for a couple on their honeymoon is to explore the river by boat, which can be hired either for a trip or a whole day, and have the driver take the couple to the city’s many sights which are located along the river, such as the Grand Palace, the Temple of Dawn or Chinatown. Finish off an exhausting day of sightseeing with a trip to the Author’s Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental, offering a touch of class and old-time splendour along with a delicious afternoon tea service.
For the wedding ceremony and celebration itself, Thailand’s beaches are the most popular choice and many couples stay on for their Thailand honeymoon to enjoy the natural splendour. The most visited and largest island is Phuket, which is well serviced by international flights and stunningly beautiful. Many of the smaller southern islands such as Koh Phi Phi or Koh Samui also offer incredible beaches, but with less development. The entire region virtually has fantastic snorkeling or scuba activities, and newlyweds with a real passion for diving should also consider Koh Tao, home to some of the world’s most beautiful underwater scenes and easily reached from Koh Samui.
Wherever a couple goes for a honeymoon in Thailand they will no doubt become enamoured of the warm and friendly Thai people and the country’s generous spirit. The people are truly hospitable and visitors are welcome literally everywhere. One never feels as though they are unwanted or intruding, and instead can just enjoy themselves an the country to the full. Visitors also enjoy the opportunity to eat genuine and delicious Thai cuisine, which is virtually impossible to find outside of Thailand. Enjoying fresh seafood dishes and a gorgeous sunset at a beachside restaurant is sure to be a memorable experience.
Thailand is an ideal destination for a honeymoon and truly has something for everyone. There are plenty of things to do and see, a lovely culture and delicious cuisine; there is no better to start to a “happily ever after” than in the Land of Smiles.