1. Beyond the beach
Thailand is so much more than a beach destination! Although it boasts some of the worlds most stunning sandy shores and idyllic islands, it is THE ultimate choice for honeymooners looking for a little bit more than just total R&R. A two week honeymoon including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Lanta starts from £1,850 per person.
2. History and culture
The history and culture of Thailand is fascinating. From the ancient city and formal capital of Thailand – Ayutthaya, to Kanchanaburi and ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’…even those with very little time can access these incredible places within a few hours of Bangkok. For those with more time, Turquoise highly recommend heading to one of the northern cities of Thailand such as Chiang Mai. Not only is this beautiful ancient city the gateway to lush jungle and Thai countryside, it Is a fascinating treasure trove of stories waiting to be discovered. TOP tip – visit on a Sunday to enjoy the weekly walking street market.
3. Cosmopolitan cities
Bangkok is one city not to be missed. The incredible temples and street food culture are a given, but allow yourself enough time in this amazing city to really get under the skin of it – see the flower markets, the backwater klongs, Chinatown at night, the cosmopolitan coffee shops of Sukhimvit, sundowners on rooftop bars… the list is endless.
One of the most wonderful things about planning your honeymoon to Thailand is that whatever time of year you choose to travel there will be a beach swathed in sunshine awaiting your arrival. The East Coast is best in our summer months – the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao being our favourites, whereas in the winter, the West Coast (Andaman Coast) is the place to go. From here you can explore Phuket or Krabi and neighbouring coastal areas, or head into Phang Nga Bay not only to enjoy one of the worlds most iconic views from your hotel, but the islands of Koh Yao Noi, Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi (to name a few).
Worried about getting itchy feet on honeymoon? In Thailand there is no risk of that! Wherever you are in the country there are activities galore – Muay Thai boxing, trekking, cycling, rock climbing, sailing, scuba diving, white water rafting – you name it – you can do it!
Whether you are looking for a boutique bolthole or a 5 star luxury resort, Thailand has it all. Known it’s fabulous hospitality, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave you will be made to feel part of the family. Home of the pool villa – privacy and romance is assured – what better way to start married life together!
If Thailand had a scent it would be a mix of frangipani, lemongrass and ylang ylang… the spa capital of Asia and quite rightly so. If Thai massage isn’t for you, indulge in one of the amazing herbal or essential oil treatments and enjoy the pampering you truly deserve.
It doesn’t matter where you are in Thailand, mouth watering menu’s are sure to be within arms reach. Lovers of spice will be in heaven amongst a multitude of green, red and yellow curries, fresh mango salads and stir fried noodles. On the coast, enjoy fresh ‘caught that day’ seafood, find dining restaurants and local hang outs on the beach.
Daily direct flights from London to Bangkok make it easy for those wanting to wait a few days, weeks or even months to head off on honeymoon after the wedding. When you are in Thailand, domestic travel could not be easier, with a number of internal airlines to choose from, operating regular daily services all over the country.
10. Value for money
Of all the honeymoon destinations around the world, Thailand tops the list for amazing prices and value for money. No where else in the world can you have such an authentic experience combined with 5* luxury without the usual price tag to match. It really does tick all boxes for the ultimate Turquoise honeymoon.
For your no obligation honeymoon quote, call the team of Thailand specialists at Turquoise Holidays on 01494 678400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and inspiration on Thailand please visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk.