Thailand offers all the benefits of an exotic destination – including climate, culture and convenience – without blowing the budget.
Luxury wellness retreats, bustling cities alongside vast tropical beaches dotted with the ruins of ancient temples, exotic gourmet food and endless nature- and water-based activities… there are more than just a few very good reasons why Thailand remains such an outstanding destination for travelling couples.
For years honeymooners and romantic holidaymakers have set their sights on far-flung beach hideaway spots like Ko Chang, Ko Kood, Ko Yao and Khao Lak – where privacy is key and lodgings tend towards luxury villas on secluded beaches with barely another soul in sight.
But for the more social travellers – who like to relax on their own patch of empty sand, yet are more comfortable knowing that a dash of entertainment is still close at hand – there’s excitement and adventure to be had in hotspots like Hua Hin, Krabi, Ko Samui and of course legendary Phuket.
Budding mountaineers and adventurous types make tracks for Khao Sok in the south of Thailand, or Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son and Chiang Mai in the north. History and culture buffs get their fill of fascinating sights in Thailand’s former capital, World Heritage-listed Ayutthaya, as well as Sukhothai and Chiang Mai.
While couples simply looking to dip their toes in the Thailand experience head to Pattaya and the current capital, Bangkok, for a whirlwind city break.
As a wedding destination, Thailand is also difficult to surpass, with its year-round moderate climate and superb quality of value-for-money facilities, services and activities. From spa treatments to cooking classes, cycling, sea kayaking, scuba diving, golf, health and wellness retreats, shopping and more, running out of things to do as a couple in Thailand is virtually impossible.
And of course if you want to try it all, you can: Thailand’s well-connected domestic and international flights allow visitors to commute smoothly from place to place quickly and easily.