Ramp up the romance after your big day at our pick of the best honeymoon resorts in Thailand.
Once the big day is organised, it’s time to plan the honeymoon. For a romantic escape that ticks all the boxes (think: tropical climate, beautiful beaches and tantalising local cuisine), look no further than Thailand. With an abundance of secluded five-star accommodation on offer, Thailand is a honeymooner’s dream. We’re here to help you narrow down the best luxury hotels and resorts for your honeymoon that Thailand has to offer.
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For an ultra-luxe urban escape: 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok
When you're after a heaven-bound skyscraper oasis, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences ticks all the boxes. Each suite offers soaring views of Bangkok's bustling cityscape from private balconies: spend a quiet evening feeling the balmy breeze on your skin, listening to the sounds of daily life while enjoying a crisp glass of wine with your new spouse. There's no need to venture far for an excellent meal when there are four sumptuous restaurants onsite, while the world-class Nitra Serenity Centre and two sky-high infinity pools (one on the 27th floor and the other one on the rooftop) are the cherries on top of a romantic escape.
For brand-new beachfront luxury: Centara Reserve Samui, Koh Samui
Honeymoon dreams come true at this tropical beachfront hideaway on Koh Samui. Sparkling new and dripping in five-star luxury, Centara Reserve Samui is the perfect sanctuary away from the rest of the world. You and your new spouse can spend days wining and dining at any of the five exquisite bars and restaurants, cooling off at the two sparkling resort pools, working up a sweat in the fitness centre, or giving in to ultimate pampering at the day spa, where tailored treatments use herbs from the organic garden. When you’re both ready to venture out into the world, take a lazy, romantic walk along Chaweng Beach.
For luxurious private pool villas and watersports: Trisara, Phuket
For the couple that gets a thrill from soft adventure, a stay at Trisara, Phuket ticks all the boxes – with the added bonus of absolute seclusion in a luxury villa with private pools. Spend sun-soaked days paddling in the coral reef right on the resort’s doorstep: don your snorkel and glide past clusters of corals in peach, tangerine and lilac, while incredible marine life like anemones, parrotfish and even sea turtles swim past. You can also enjoy sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding during your stay. On land, explore Sirinat National Park and its pine-fringed beaches, just a 15-minute drive away. After an active day, return to the serenity of your private villa. This enclosed haven features a swimming pool, bubbling spa bath and out-of-this-world ocean views, all yours to enjoy.
For adults-only bliss: TreeHouse Villas Koh Yao, Koh Yao Noi
Nestled among lush Thai jungle on the remote northern tip of a small island is TreeHouse Villas, an adults-only resort that’s romantic and sustainably focused. The resort is a secluded boutique sanctuary accessible only by boat, so you and your honey are guaranteed a honeymoon that’s ultra-private and romantic. Spend time by the boundless infinity pool or the adjoining waterfall grotto, stretch out with a yoga session, roll up your sleeves at a cooking class or rent a mountain bike and explore the pristine natural island wonderland. If your idea of a perfect tropical escape involves a soothing couples’ massage or a heavenly treatment, drop into Serenity Spa and be pampered.
For stunning sunsets and a multi-award-winning spa: Kata Rocks, Phuket
You both put in the hard yards during the wedding planning phase; now it’s time to relax. At Kata Rocks in Phuket, head straight to Infinite Luxury Spa, winner of multiple accolades, including Best Boutique Spa (Asia) and Best Destination Spa (Asia) at the 2021 Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards. Hide away in the couples’ treatment room with luxe side-by-side bathtubs, and indulge in a Thai massage, bio-energy mud wrap or a revitalising facial. Once you’re suitably relaxed, make your way to the al fresco The Kata Rocks Clubhouse, known as one of the best sunset spots and romantic restaurants in Phuket. Grab a table with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, order a lavish cocktail and watch the setting sun set the sky ablaze.
For rooftop bars and multi-award-winning oceanfront vibes: The Nai Harn, Phuket
Hands down one of the best Thailand honeymoon resorts, The Nai Harn is an oceanfront haven ranked #2 in Thailand at the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2020 Awards, and the only Leading Hotels of the World member on the entire island. The five-star resort is set on the rocky fringes of Nai Harn Beach, renowned as one of Phuket’s best beaches. Take a romantic stroll along this sandy stretch on foot to arrive at Ao Sane Beach, a smaller cove that’s perfect for snorkelling. Back on land, the resort hosts five exquisite restaurants and bars, plus the sultry Reflections, an infinity-edge rooftop bar featuring sunken seating, an ocean-facing rooftop swimming pool and live music.
For five-star pampering: Amatara Wellness Resort, Phuket
If you’re in need of some R&R after all that wedding planning, why not indulge in a spot of pampering at Amatara Wellness Resort? Here, you can align your chakras and posture, increase your heart rate or slow it right down. Think: a state-of-the-art pilates studio, holistic in-house physiotherapists, Thai hammam, spa treatments, group fitness classes, Muay Thai, traditional yoga and friendly volleyball matches on a private beach. When you need to refuel, dine at any of the three restaurants, sip cocktails on the sunny rooftop terrace or float away with a drink in the lagoon swimming pool.