When many people dream about their honeymoon they picture sandy beaches, shimmering blue seas and a luxury 5* resort. Then there are couples who don’t want to get away from it all and their dream honeymoon involves a bustling city or exploring hidden caves.

What if we told you that there’s a popular honeymoon destination that offers all of this? Well, there is – and it’s Thailand. One of South-East Asia’s most popular holiday hot spots, it is also the perfect place for a romantic escape. Below we’ve rounded up five reasons why you should definitely consider Thailand for your first holiday as a married couple.

1. Luxury Resorts

It’s your honeymoon so you’ll want to treat yourself, and Thailand is not short of gorgeous hotels. Throughout the country you’ll find a mix of famous hotel chains as well as beautiful boutique accommodations. Even better, 5* accommodation is much more affordable in Thailand than in many other destinations.

2. Beautiful beaches

Want to treat your new spouse to a romantic walk on the beach? Thailand is home to some of South-East Asia’s most exquisite beaches. Many of Thailand’s 5* resorts are even found on uninhabited islands so you’ll have the whole stretch of sand to yourself.

3. There’s still the option for adventure

Relaxing on a beach or unwinding with a couple’s massage isn’t for everyone. If you and your sweetheart would rather be trekking up mountains or exploring a street market, you won’t be disappointed. From Buddhist temples and world-class dive sites to famous nightlife, Thailand offers more than just romantic candlelit dinners.  

4. Delicious food

It’s been said that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, and Thailand definitely listened. Enjoy a romantic dinner with a sensual aroma of colourful soups, delicious flavours, fresh fish and beautiful desserts. Then toast to your future together with a fresh watermelon cocktail.

5. Ease of travel

The last thing you want to feel on your honeymoon is stressed. Thankfully travelling to and around Thailand is easy. Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok is a major hub, but international flights can also deliver you to Chiang Mai in the North, Pattaya to the East and Krabi and Phuket in the South of Thailand. Inter-city trains and domestic flights are also easy to come by. English is widely spoken and used in street signs.

If you’ve been on honeymoon to Thailand, let us know in the comments why you’d recommend it.

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