Starting to plan our honeymoon for March 2017. We will be there for a total of 11 nights.
We are flying in business class so hoping jet lag isn't a factor and we can start exploring right away. We land in Bangkok at noon on day 1 and will stay there for just 1 night before departing.
Right now I am thinking of splitting the remainder of the time between Khao Lak (with time in Khao Sok National Park) and Ko Phi Phi.
We are 31 years old and are planning on staying in luxury resorts - we want to make sure we can be immersed in some authentic Thai culture and not be anywhere that's too touristy or westernized. I know Phi Phi has some of that - but is it a good mix?
Would love all recommendations!!
I agree with Tonya to stay/have cocktails at Lebua at State Tower very nice place.
At Krabi I think Tonya means 'Rayavadee, Railay Beach' not Ravadee in Nakorn Si Thamarat. But if you want to stay at Phi Phi Island you might consider Villa 360, Phi Phi Islands 2 or 3 nights at Phi Phi is enough for me.
Khao Lak is quite place to relax check Hotel Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa
You might try Anantara Dinner Cruise in BKK, Thai spa, explore cave by kayaking at night time in Phang Nga Bay, learn Thai cooking and many more.
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On your one night in BKK, have cocktails aLebua at State Tower, its the rooftop bar overlooking the city. Amazing view (maybe even stay there, buy happy hour included package and free drink). That evening eat at Eat Me Restaurant or Soul Food Mahanakorn. Or Nahm if you like trendy, highly rated restaurants, it's more to say you ate there.
If you go to Krabi, go to The Grotto or even stay Ravadee Hotel, it doesn't matter where you stay, or what beach town you go to, it will be amazing. If it's in the budget look into renting a house with a chef. Go out to lunch everyday and eat dinner at home. Especially if you have a pool! You can rent houses like on Cribs! So fun and funny!
I really enjoyed the floating market, had a driver take us to the big one. Full of people, crazy packed, touristy, loved every minute of it.
In the small towns, ask when the food markets are, great for street food, buying spices for gifts. Sometimes not every night, so you say we'll go tomorrow night, then it's gone.
I found in off the beaten path tripadvisor really helps. I'm a photographer if you need one for you wedding lolololololol
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My wife and I spent our honeymoon there last year and had a 12 day stay split between Bangkok and the southern part of Phuket. I'd advise perhaps choosing only two locations to explore as you'll eat up a tremendous amount of time traveling between the three.
Believe me, you'll find plenty to do and have a lot of fun! Enjoy yourselves and congratulations on your marriage!