(Closed) Honeymoon in Thailand

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hey! We are going to Thailand too!  And we have the same wedding date!  We’re planning on going for four weeks.  We are going to fly into Bangkok and book a couple of nights in a hotel there and then travelling around the Islands.  I"m not too sure about all of the details yet.

My fiance has been there before.  He said that Ko Samui is more of a resort area, so if thats what you’re looking for then thats good.  I bought the Lonely Planet book for Thailand- its interesting to learn about their culture and stuff and I’m sure you’d find what you’re looking for in there.

good luck!

 

Post # 4
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398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Thailand is a fanstastic place.  I can’t really comment on the beaches there, it’s not really our thing (maybe more so not my thing since I am from Florida).  But the people are amazing and friendly!

Bangkok is a typical big city with plenty to do.  Check out things such as:

  • Suan Lum Night Bazaar
  • Floating Market (outside of the city)
  • Wat Pho (Giant Golden Buddha)
  • Wat Aran (Temple of Dawn)
  • Grand Palace (A Must SEE!)

If you want to travel outside the city for ruins and the Imperial Palace head to Attuyata.  If you care to travel further north (may require immunizations) check out Chang Mai.

Enjoy the food, it is delicious! Don’t leave without trying fresh mangosteen, it is the most amazing fruit I have ever indulged in 🙂

You will have an amazing time! Good Luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went to Thailand last year and it was AWESOME! We flew into Bangkok, then to Phuket, spent the night, and the took the ferry to Ko Phi Phi. We stayed in Ko Phi Phi for 5 days, the back to Bangkok for 2.

Ko Phi Phi was so great to just sit back and relax. We stayed at the Phitharom Resort which was actually super duper nice and cheap (~ $40 a night!!) and it had a wicked view. Mid you, we had to walk up about 100 rickety wooden steps to get there, but we didn’t mind. Ko Phi Phi is gorge, but I think it is more of a backpacker destination and not really upscale at all. The beaches are super nice though, and you can go on lots of expeditions, including snorkelling and scuba, hiking, and you can even go to the beach from the movie, The Beach.

The island is so small that you can stand in the middle of it and see beaches and open sea on both sides of you. It is kind of like two mountains with a thin strip of land attaching it. If you do go, make sure you hike up to the highest point of the island – Lookout Point. Trust me, I did NOT want to go, but Fiance convinced me and it was SO worth it! Actually, if you do go, make sure your hotel is somewhere elevated so you get the view! One thing to keep in mind, is that Ko Phi Phi was one of the places that was hit the hardest by the Tsunami a few years back, and it is still not fully recovered.

We spent 2 days in Bangkok, and for me, that was about enough. I think compared to the laid back island life, it was a bit too crazy for me… and also I saw a bunch of rats and cockroaches… not a fan! We stayed at a hostel which was actually really nice… it is called Lub D Bangkok. We only really had one full day there so we squeezed in as much as we could. We took a river taxi down the main river… I forget the name… and then went to Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and the Grand Palace. We both had a Thai massage too! Then we went to visit Khao San Rd which is a huge market, and then went to the night market at Patpong. It certainly was a crazy whirlwind tour!

One suggestion I do have is ALWAYS order spring rolls with dinner… they are so good!

I hope this helps… when we went we were on a budget, so we didn’t hit up any super nice hotels or anything, but the thing about Thailand is a little money goes a long way and you don’t need to stay at fancy hotels or eat at expensive restaurants to have a delicious meal! I’m pretty sure we went to a "restaurant" that was in someone’s house… like in their living room… and it was still so good!

 

Post # 6
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360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

I got engaged in Thailand!

We flew into Bangkok, took a cooking lesson (HIGHLY recommended), went to Phuket (for a conference), and then spent the rest of our time in Khao Lak to go scuba diving.

If you want to see pics, I posted them here:

The Engagement-moon – Part 3 

Post # 7
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739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

I visited Thailand for a few weeks in May 2006, when my sister was living in Bangkok. We used the city as a homebase between mini trips to Koh Chang, Chiang Mai and Siem Reap.

In Koh Chang, we stayed at the Ramayana Koh Chang Resort & Spa, which I highly recommend. It’s far enough away from the White Sand area (which is really touristy) to be relaxing. What’s nice is that there is a complimentary shuttle from the resort to the White Sand, which we took for dinner one night. We also signed up for the resort’s snorkeling trip, which was one of my favorite things of the whole trip.

Other highlights included the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the Bridge over the River Kwai (both in Kanchanaburi), visiting the Karen Hill Tribe and the elephant park in Chiang Mai, and trying all of the delicious foods.

Photos from my visit can be seen here.

Enjoy your honeymoon! :o)

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Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I went to Thailand for 4 weeks for my honeymoon last July and August. I loved every minute of it. The best part of our trip was going to the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (just google that) and spending 3 days training elephants. And I don’t mean sitting on a chair on top of an elephant and going for a ride. It was an amazing experience that I will treasure forever. It’s located in Lampang, which is close to Chiang Mai. I was actually reading a weddingbee post from a long time ago and someone was recommending it there and that’s how I found out about it. Please pm me if you’d like any other info! Enjoy beautiful Thailand!

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Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve been to Koh Samui, Koh Lanta, and Phuket/Ko Phi Phi. They were all beautiful. Koh Lanta is quieter and less developed than the other two. For honeymoon, I would recommend Koh Samui. I think Phuket is too crowded/developed, although the JW Marriott there was super nice.

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