Date07 Jan 2020
Posted byMarriott Weddings Thailand
Honeymoon Getaways in Thailand
The City of Angels, The Rose of the North, the Pearl of the Andaman … Thailand is home to a number of beguiling honeymoon destinations as seductive as their monikers.From the mountains in the north to the secluded islands and beaches down south, Marriott offers lovebirds a choice of settings and experiences to celebrate their new identity as a married couple following a Thailand wedding.No two love stories are the same, and no two getaways offer identical experiences. Here are some ideas for honeymoon getaways in Thailand.Take a leisurely stroll through history at ancient lost cities and historical sites in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, two former capitals of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. Even the most loved up couple can do with extra good vibes; a smattering of temples invites couples to make merit and receive blessings in return.The cultural powerhouse of Thailand is also the kingdom's artistic hub. As testament to Chiang Mai's thriving arts scene, the city has earned the designation of UNESCO Creative City, one that is home to art galleries, craft villages and bustling night markets.Sink into spa bliss with a couples' massage, then celebrate feeling top of the world at one of the city's many rooftop bars. And though you've already found the way to your partner's heart, there's no harm in keeping both stomachs happy with a range of delights that includes everything from street food delicacies to Michelin-starred indulgences and all the tastes in between.Bangkok hotel locations range from riverside, skytrain-connected, and in the heart of shopping heaven. For a change of scenery, the closest seaside retreat is just over an hour's drive away in Pattaya. The beachside city combines the best of both worlds – a bustling destination with a range of attractions and a coveted seaside setting for romantic sunsets.Hidden lagoons, forest hot springs, and a limestone karst-studded bay … the southern coastal destination of Krabi feels custom-designed for honeymoons. There are literally hundreds of offshore islands to explore in search of a deserted beach picnic; back on the mainland, learn to rock climb on giant karst limestone pillars and be rewarded with priceless views over the Andaman waters.After your Krabi wedding, head to the opposite side of the isthmus to Phang Nga province, another sought-after honeymoon destination. Offshore, the Similan and Surin islands serve up some of the best diving in Thailand. In the adjacent province, active couples can also explore Khao Sok National Park, a biodiverse nature reserve that's home to one of the world's oldest rainforests.Phuket wedding villas transform into private sanctuaries exclusively for two following your dream Phuket beach wedding. And what better note to end a Samui wedding celebration than a honeymoon spent exploring Ang Thong National Marine Park, a pristine archipelago of 42 emerald framed islands said to have inspired the book (and later the movie) The Beach?Phuket and Koh Samui are now global jet setting destinations offering all the glamor and exclusivity that luxury travelers expect, but for an equally sea-centered honeymoon getaway with more of a laid-back vibe, Hua Hin has long been favored by beachgoers in the know. Located a two- to three-hour drive from Bangkok, the coastal region extending from Cha-Am down to Pranburi beaches retains a relaxing seaside atmosphere, making it the ideal choice for a romantic Hua Hin wedding followed by a tranquil oceanside honeymoon escape.