Post # 1
Ok so we finally decided on Thailand (in October, and yes we know its sort of rainy season but it turns out its rainy season in Every Other Part of the World we’re interested in going to. Seriously.)
So we fly into Bangkok and fly out two weeks later…
We’d like to spend 4 or 5 days (too many? too little) in the city and then head to an island after. Any recs for hotels in the city? And what island should we go to? I know Phuket is popular but I’ve also read its somewjat touristy. We’d like something more remote (I think?). We’re going for luxury if we can fit it in the budget so feel to free recommend any place you’ve enjoyed!
Post # 3
Our first choice for a honeymoon destination was Thailand, however, due to the terrorist activity at the airport (hostage holding, suicide bombers, riots) and the recent massacre in India, we chose not to go to Thailand for security reasons.
Please check out the state department’s website before you go so that you’re aware of the dangers:
If you still plan on going, I highly recommend Bali. It’s more remote, like you want, and it offers many luxuries for super cheap. We were going for a 2 week all-inclusive honeymoon package for only $1500!! It’s BEAUTIFUL in Bali, best place in Thailand for a honeymoon!!
Post # 4
bali is actually part of indonesia, not thailand. i also agree that it is a wonderful place to visit and very affordable! unfortunately, bali is not exactly safe either, as it has been the site of 2 terrorist bombings. however, Darling Husband and i just got back from a 7 day vacation in bali and we loved it!
Post # 5
thanks MightySapphire…some of the travel boards I read said the political unrest has calmed down. I will definitely check out what the state dept has to say. I’ve spoken to people who have just gotten back though and they’ve had no problem.
Post # 6
My Maid/Matron of Honor and I went to Thailand two summers ago. We had a total blast. We spent 10 days over there but split the time between Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia as well. We felt we had pretty much seen all of Bangkok by the 3rd day. In the city you should definitely see
- Royal Grand PalaceRoyal Grand Palace
- Ban Kham Thieng
- Jim Thompson Thai House
- Arun (Temple of Dawn)
- Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
- National Museum
We spent two nights checking out Suan Luam Night Bazaar. So much stuff for sale and the food was great!
Don’t count on public transportation to get around. It seems almost impossible to figure out, the traffic is horrible (for buses) and the train unfortunately isn’t conveniently located to much of the sightseeing spots. We took rickshaws everywhere! State a price and stick to your guns, you will find someone who will give you a ride for the price you want.
We took a day trip to Attuyata and loved it. If you want to get of the bustling city and into some country side this is definitely worth it. We got to see the King’s Estate (Bang Pa In) along with a ton of ruins, all very different in their own right.
I have heard so many great things northern (Chiang Mai) Thailand that I definitely plan on going back just for that. The only islands I have ever heard reviews from is Phuket, but I have never been so I can not help you there.
We booked through Escapes Unlimited. http://www.escapesltd.com/ We have been through them twice and everytime have had a great experience and they are very reasonable. They book on Singapore airlines, the only way to travel to Asia (in my opinion).
Good Luck and have fun!
Post # 7
We are also going to Thailand for our honeymoon in November. We booked the hotel in Bangkok already – The Peninsula. After a few days we’ll go to Cambodia and then fly back to Krabi which is less touristy than Phuket but equally exciting. Planning to stay at a spa resort like the Tubkaak or the Amari Vogue.
Post # 8
I love, love Thailand! My fiance and I went two summers ago and, because it was his first overseas trip, I did something I never do… plan. It’s a bit of a trek to get to but I HIGHLY recommend The Layana Resort on Ko Lanta- one of TripAdvisor’s top luxury hotels. You may want to look into Ko Phi Phi as well. Equally beautiful and romantic. Have a wonderful trip!!
Post # 9
Oh lucky! We were going to go to Thailand but had to change our plans. Check out The Racha (theracha.com) on Koh Racha. AMAZING!
Post # 10
you all amazing, thank you so much!