10 Best Islands In Thailand Perfect For Your Honeymoon
Looking for beautiful and exotic islands in Thailand for your honeymoon?
From having a castaway experience on a remote island to jungle treks to bungee jumping to out-of-the-world diving, these islands will create memories that you will always cherish.
Here’s a roundup of the best islands for a romantic getaway in Thailand.
How to get there: Phuket can be easily reached by a flight from Bangkok.
Phuket is the favorite haunt of honeymooners across the world and the most popular island in Thailand. With its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, cozy resorts, luxury spas and a thriving nightlife, Phuket caters to your every need.
For the shopaholics, there are tons of shopping outlets, right from local markets to sophisticated malls. If you are a couple that wants a spark of adrenaline, then Phuket is the way to go.It has extreme adventures like bungee jumping to milder ones like ziplining and scuba diving.
2. Koh Lanta
How to get there: 4 – 5 hours from Bangkok by flight & ferry.
Koh Lanta is an ideal honeymoon place – a blend of picture perfect beaches, azure blue waters and a laidback ambience. It is one of those places where you will feel like settling down for good.
Travelers come here to laze on its white sand beaches, gaze at magical sunsets and chill on its beach side bars. If you want a mind-blowing scuba experience, then Koh Lanta is perfect. Its dive sites are some of the best in the world. The adventurous can also hike or kayak through its dense mangroves.
3. Koh Chang
How to get there: It takes 7.5 hours from Bangkok by bus and ferry.
Koh Chang is a relatively unexplored island located in Eastern Thailand. It’s an island full of tropical forests. Some of these jungles border the island’s white sand beaches. If you love nature, you will enjoy hiking through its jungles which lead to secret waterfalls with crystal clear pools.
Koh Chang is a part of Mu Ko Chang National Marine Park which includes many small islands. Needless to say, scuba diving here is a fantastic experience. The nightlife in Koh Chang is a perfect balance between chilled out cafes and lively beach bars.
4. Koh Samui
How to get there: You can fly directly to Koh Samui Island, which might turn out to be expensive. Alternatively, you can also fly to Surat Thani and take a 2 hour ferry to Samui.
Koh Samui is an island which appeals to almost everyone, but none more than honeymooners. It’s easy to see why – you can rejuvenate in world class spas, relax in plush resorts, have romantic dinners under the sky or indulge in some fine dining.
With its secluded beaches, waterfalls and stunning national parks, it’s perfect for nature lovers. For the shopaholics, there are plenty of markets where you can buy quirky souvenirs or get a good bargain on clothes, silk goods and shoes.
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5. Koh Lipe
How to get there: Take a flight directly from Bangkok to Hat Yai. It’s a 4.5 hour journey from there by van and ferry.
Ever dreamed of having an island all to yourself? Then you can live that dream on Koh Lipe. It is one of those islands which has escaped the eyes of tourists. The beaches are a milky white and the waters are an unbelievable blue.
It’s no surprise then that Koh Lipe has one of the best dive locations in Thailand. The underwater world here is home to many unique species like sperm whales, minke whales and dugongs.
6. Koh Phi Phi
How to get there: It can be reached from Phuket by a 2 hour ferry. You can fly from Bangkok to Phuket.
For a party loving couple, there is no better suited island than Koh Phi Phi. There are tons of bars and all of them filled with party hungry youngsters. So music and alcohol flows through the night.
Travelers swear by the beauty of this island – the main area in Phi Phi is a strip of land surrounded on both sides by picturesque bays. Phi Phi’s main attraction is Maya bay, a green lagoon surrounded by towering cliffs, which was made popular by the movie The Beach. If you are in Phi Phi, don’t miss out on scuba diving. It’s one of the best in Thailand and one of the cheapest too.
7. Koh Kood
How to get there: It can be reached from Bangkok by bus and ferry. The total journey duration would be 7 hours.
Koh Kood is one of Thailand’s few unspoiled islands. Its known for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, jungle clad interiors, rubber and coconut tree plantations and sleepy fishing villages.
During the day, you can take a kayak and paddle out into the ocean, swim in the turquoise waters or get a soothing open air Thai massage. Nights can be spent with cold beer at a beachside cafe. Koh Kood is the perfect place to relax on a hammock in a swanky resort and just disconnect from the world.
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8. Koh Maak
How to get there: It can be reached from Bangkok by bus and ferry. The total journey duration would be 6-7 hours.
Koh Mak, an overlooked gem in Thailand is the place to go for its deserted beaches and rustic feel. The island is blessed with white sand beaches that were once featured among the top beaches in the world by Sunday Times.
A number of tiny islands around Koh Maak can be reached by kayak or even by swimming, if you are in good shape. There are bays where you can snorkel and scuba dive. The best thing to do though is to just explore the island on a cycle or a bike.
9. Koh Yao Noi
How to get there: Koh Yao Noi can be reached in 30 mins to an hour from either Krabi or Phuket. You can fly to either of these destinations from Bangkok.
Koh Yao Nai is perfect for those who want a luxury honeymoon experience in an offbeat location. This idyllic island has a diverse landscape with dense mangroves, golden sand beaches and views of towering limestone karst islands.
The scenic island can be explored by cycle or motorbike. Afternoons can be spent diving, snorkeling or kayaking in the turquoise blue waters. Thirsty souls looking for a drink in the night will find a handful of bars here.
10. Koh Racha Yai
How to get there: Koh Racha Yai can be reached by a 45 minute ferry from Phuket. You can fly to Phuket from Bangkok.
Koh Racha Yai is a small beautiful island with spectacular white sand beaches, sparkling blue waters and colorful corals. Needless to say, scuba diving and snorkeling are the most popular things to do here.
You can even take a short boat ride to neighbouring Racha Noi which has mind-blowing dive locations. With its great luxury resorts, Racha Yai is perfect for a romantic getaway.