What’s your idea of the perfect romantic escape? Is it strolling hand in hand across a white sandy beach, trekking through exotic forests or exploring the bustling city streets? Whatever it is, Thailand has something to suit every couple.
The country is one of the most popular holiday destinations for honeymoons, anniversaries and weddings. Even celebrity couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z, spent a romantic Christmas break sampling the delights of Phuket.
So this Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d spread the love by sharing some of Thailand’s most romantic destinations.
Explore Bangkok city
Skyscrapers, beautiful temples and some of the best street food around; Bangkok is a lively modern metropolis where the old and new sit side by side.
You can treat your loved one to some retail therapy at the MBK shopping mall or simply wander the streets, soak up the Thai culture and sample the delicious Thai cuisine. If its culture you’re after, visit the magnificent Grand Palace on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. Head to one of the roof top sky bars to enjoy a romantic cocktail sunset together or book a river dinner cruise and dine under the twinkle of the city by night.
For a sky-high taste of luxury and with stunning views of the Bangkok skyline, book yourself into the Okura Prestige Bangkok hotel.
Unwind on the islands of Phi Phi
Island hopping around picturesque Phi Phi is the perfect way to soak up the sun this Valentine’s Day. Discover the stunning beaches and dramatic limestone cliffs that make Phi Phi one of the most romantic destinations in Thailand.
Crystal clear seas and fascinating marine life make the islands a diving hotspot. Blue View Divers offer a range of snorkelling and diving trips for the more adventurous couple.
For beach side bliss book yourself into The Zeavola resort
Chill out in Chiang Mai
Head north to Chiang Mai to unwind in the surrounds of rolling mountains and lush green paddy fields. Whether you’re seeking adrenalin pumping activities to get your heart racing together – white water rafting, abseiling and zip wiring – or prefer more relaxing activities such as a bike ride through the countryside and villages or a romantic hot air balloon ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Reward yourselves with a relaxing massage, barter for gifts and souvenirs in some of Thailand’s best night markets or for the ultimate memorable experience visit one of the elephant-friendly camps and learn to become a ‘Mahout’ (elephant keeper) for the day.
For a boutique treat book yourself into the Tamarind Village nestled in the heart of the old town.
Say ‘I do’ in Trang
Every February a very special event takes place, the Under Water Wedding festival. Now in it’s 19th year, couples from across the world arrive to Trang to tie the knot under the sea. Planning a 2016 wedding and fancy doing it differently? Find out how here.
A Valentine’s Day treat
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Tourism Thailand is sharing the love with happy couples arriving to Thailand throughout February! Whether it’s a romantic holiday or a honeymoon, couples will be given the VIP treatment and enjoy fast track immigration privileges on arrival to Bangkok and Phuket. This means you can skip the passport queues and begin your romantic Thai adventure even sooner.
You will also be given the opportunity to enter our free prize draw to win some luxurious treats such as accommodation, dining and spa visits. Find out more here.