About to get married? Congratulations! Your wedding will be a time to remember, filled with photos of family and friends who helped you celebrate your big day.
But don’t let the great memories stop there. There are many honeymoon destinations in South East Asia to choose from, have you considered beautiful and balmy Thailand?
A honeymoon in Thailand is a wonderful idea, and completely within reach. As long as you keep a few key pointers in mind when choosing where and how you want to spend your honeymoon, you’ll have an unforgettable time.
CHOOSE A LUXURY RESORT
If there was ever a time in your life when you ought to splurge and choose luxury accommodations, your honeymoon is definitely it. This is the trip that is just meant for you and your partner, and the memories you make ought to be five-star.
What should you look for when choosing a place to stay?
Privacy. Look for accommodations that offer you privacy without skimping on spaciousness. The last thing you’ll want on your honeymoon is to be sharing a pool with dozens of other people, or a hotel with crowds of tourists.
Fantastic view. Thailand has breathtaking views nearly everywhere. You don’t want to find yourself with a view of anything but the ocean, gorgeous pools, hills, or sunsets. You’ll be spending plenty of alone time together. Make the view count. Find out if you’ll have a view of the ocean, and reap the benefits of evening breezes.
Amenities. Look for a place that goes that extra mile to provide you with service. Private chefs, assistance in planning excursions, and attentiveness to your every whim and need–that’s what you’ll want on your honeymoon. Reduce the stress level by letting a concierge or trusted professional help you plan your activities.
The place you stay will have a huge impact on your memory of your honeymoon. Pick a luxury villa that takes your breath away and gives you vacation photos that make all of your friends jealous.
MAKE TIME FOR RELAXATION
Give yourself plenty of time to just enjoy…the time.
Thailand is famous for its spas and beaches, and Koh Samui has more than its fair share. What better place to relax?
A Thai spa is different from any spa you’ve experienced; they’re world-renowned for their spa treatments. Thai spas use natural (and exotic) ingredients ranging from coconut and aromatic essential oils to sugar crystals and coffee grounds. Sign up for a couple’s massage, and take advantage of relaxing and pampering at the same time.
When it comes time to choose a spa, look for one that isn’t difficult to get to from where you are staying. You don’t want to come out of a spa relaxed and refreshed only to waste it on frenetic traveling to get back to your villa.
Also, ask about the treatments they offer. If you are interested in other wellness programs, such as yoga, inquire if they offer it.
Have a spa treatment. Have three. And then, in between, hit the beach.
Thailand’s beaches are legendary, and Koh Samui is home to several famous beaches. Chaweng Beach is the most popular beach on Koh Samui, and often the busiest. Lamai Beach comes next, located in the south corner of the island. Bophut Beach and Maenam Beach round out the list.
Each beach has a different vibe. Find the one that suits your mood–lots of people? few people?–and make it yours. In fact, why not try out all four beaches?
FIND YOURSELF IN ADVENTURE
What’s a dream vacation without a little bit of adventure?
Small adventures, such as snorkeling or heading out into the turquoise blue sea in a boat, are the spice of memories. Having an adventure with your partner, learning something new together at the same time, is an excellent way to bond and enjoy each other.
Koh Samui is known for excellent windsurfing, among other activities. Instructors are available, even world class ones, to teach you how to master this sport. It will certainly give you something to talk about back home.
Rent a boat and seek out private beaches. Sail and skip across the waves in a catamaran. Have a picnic, just the two of you.
This is your trip, and your time. Make the most of it. Make it exciting!
GO GOURMET ALL THE WAY
Thailand is a land of gastronomical delights, of delicious must-try food. You can count calories later, when you’re back home. You’re on your honeymoon, and it’s all about earthly delights.
Thai food is a celebration of contrasting flavors, creating combinations you’ll not find in other cuisine. Koh Samui is known for its five-star luxury, and this most certainly includes the restaurants. You’ll find no finer restaurants anywhere else, and you can expect artfully prepared and presented food.
But, even better than having this amazing cuisine prepared for you?
Learning to do it yourself. Why not learn to cook Thai cuisine with your partner, so that you can do it when you head back home? Having access to a personal chef who will not only cook for you at your villa, but also teach you how to prepare traditional Thai dishes means that you don’t have to leave the experience behind when you board the plane for home.
WHERE YOU STAY MATTERS
Most couples on a honeymoon are out to make this the most memorable vacation of their lives. Choosing the best place to stay matters. A resort that can provide you with assistance in choosing and finding the best spa, the must-try restaurants, that personal chef and cooking class, or the most amazing adventure ever–that is the reason to choose luxury.
While you can make preliminary plans with your travel agent and doing research online before leaving, once you arrive in Thailand and Koh Samui, you’ll value the experienced opinions and assistance from those that live there.
Convinced about coming to Thailand for your honeymoon?
What about this idea: why not have your wedding here, too! When it comes to Thailand wedding venues, our three tiered landscaped area that cascades down to the sea front really takes some beating.