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The world is full of incredible places to visit, and choosing one destination for your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon can seem like an impossible decision. But if you're looking for a tropical paradise, fused with adventure and culture, then Thailand will not disappoint! Seeped in culture and tradition, and boasting breathtaking landscapes, friendly locals and amazing cuisine, a Thailand honeymoon has all the ingredients for romance, wonder and adventure.
But if you're still undecided, here are 10 reasons why you should honeymoon in Thailand.
1. Islands and White-sand Beaches
With some 1400 islands, Thailand boasts some of the most exquisite beaches in the world. The larger, more popular islands are inhabited, but plenty of the smaller islands are not populated, so you can get off the beaten track and find your own private, white-sand beach for that romantic picnic. One of our top picks is Koh Samui - it's authentic, laid back vibe is true Thailand, and it is perfectly located for day-trips to some of the other islands.
2. Street Markets for Days
You and your new hubby or wife could eat and shop your way through Thailand at the many street markets, day or night. Why not try out your negotiating skills to grab a bargain, and have a good laugh while you're at it, try exotic street foods, and pick up some honeymoon souvenirs.
3. Discover Hidden Gems
Thailand is full of hidden gems, like the picturesque, unspoiled village of Sangkhlaburi, which has a number of attractions that you won't find anywhere else in Thailand, like an Underwater Temple, the longest wooden bridge in Thailand and the Three Pagodas Pass on the border of Burma. It is a "real Thailand" experience that is not to be missed.
4. Mountain Trekking
The mountain regions in Northern Thailand make a beautiful contrast to the coastal beaches, and can offer you an experience of the more authentic side of the Thai culture, as well as some trekking adventures. You could book a guided tour for your adventure on foot, and visit some hill tribes, discover the unique flora and fauna, and spot some of Thailand's more exotic animals.
5. Charming Chiang Mai
If you head to the northern regions, then you can't skip the charming village of Chiang Mai. It is the perfect gateway to mountain treks, and while you are there you can visit any of the 300 + temples or Wats, get a traditional Thai massage, visit hot springs, go to a cooking school to learn how to whip up authentic Thai cuisine, or take a motorbike ride on the famous Samoeng Loop. It's impossible not to fall in love with the place!
6. Thai Cuisine
A far cry from your local Thai takeaway, authentic Thai cuisine will leave you wanting more, time and time again. Spicy and flavourful, the options are endless - from green papaya salad and Tom Yum soup, to your traditional red and green curries. You'll land up going home with a few extra kilo's but it will be worth it!
7. World-class Snorkelling and Diving
With more than 1900 km's of coastline available, it's no wonder Thailand boasts some of the world's best diving and snorkelling opportunities. There are a wide array of dive sites to explore, including reefs and shipwrecks, and a variety of marine life and coral to discover.
8. Temples Galore
Throughout Thailand, there are countless beautiful and ornate Buddhist temples that you can explore. One we particularly love is at Sukhothai, a day trip from Bangkok. You can hire a bike and explore the amazing ruins of this former capital, including crumbling temples, ancient monuments and giant Buddahs.
9. Luxury Accommodation
There is an abundance of luxurious - and affordable - accommodation in Thailand, as it is home to many of the world's best known hotel and resort brands, as well as boutique and independent options. Honeymooners will be spoilt for choice when it comes to their slice of luxury in paradise.
If a night on the town is on the cards for your honeymoon, then Thailand is the place to be - especially the more populated islands. You can sip on a fruity cocktail, listen to live music and watch the waves lap on the shore. Pure bliss.
Thailand has long captivated visitors with all that it has to offer, and it is a honeymoon favourite for many reasons. These are just a highlight of what it has to offer, but if you're wanting to find out more head over to our Thailand Specials page for more information and some great deals.