The Best Honeymoon Hotels in Thailand

With mesmerizing beaches, mouthwatering food, and incredible hotels, Thailand makes for an ideal honeymoon destination.

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Hilltop Reserve, a three-bedroom private pool villa overlooking Phang Nga Bay at Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi Thailand
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Combining idyllic island beaches, lush forests, and urban jungles packed with world-class food, Thailand is a dream honeymoon destination, and it has romantic hotels to match. Bisected by the snaking Chao Phraya River, Bangkok possesses creative culinary and bar scenes and luxury hotels that make newlyweds feel like royalty. Outside the metropolis, photogenic islands, wild jungles, and lavish retreats (plus elephants!) beckon lovebirds to embark on adventures and submit to pampering in equal measure. With its signature hospitality and stunning landscapes, it’s hard to imagine a more memorable place than Thailand to celebrate your love.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Six Senses Yao Noi

Hilltop Reserve, a three-bedroom private pool villa overlooking Phang Nga Bay at Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi Thailand
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Why We Chose It

Sitting between tropical forests and the jewel-like Andaman Sea, this luxurious island resort is a beautiful beach escape with a renowned spa.

Notable Amenities

Private pool in every suite and villa, personal GEM (Guest Experience Maker), comprehensive spa and wellness offerings

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Superb location

  • Exceptional privacy

  • Myriad activities

Cons
  • May be too remote for some

  • Smallish beach

Hotel Overview

If total immersion in paradise is what you’re after on your honeymoon, this five-star resort—a 45-minute speedboat ride from Phuket’s marina—is just the ticket. Six Senses Yao Noi has plenty to see, do, and eat, and to help newlyweds make the most of their stay, a Guest Experience Maker is assigned to each villa. Your GEM can arrange all sorts of experiences, from strolls through mangroves, boat tours to James Bond Island, and kayak journeys around karst formations, to a secluded beach picnic for two.

But there are also endless ways to be lazy and pampered here, so don’t be shy about relaxing by your villa’s private pool, lounging on the beach for an outdoor movie screening, booking a couple’s spa treatment, or savoring a six-course dinner under the stars. The resort boasts four dining outlets—headlined by the Chef’s Table—that captivate couples with Thailand’s famously attentive hospitality.

Best Luxury: Amanpuri

Six bedroom villa at Amanpuri
Courtesy of Aman

Why We Chose It

This was the very first resort in the legendary luxury hospitality brand Aman’s portfolio, and it’s a real stunner—on the sunset coast of Phuket, with access to wildlife and culture.

Notable Amenities

Holistic wellness center, complimentary afternoon tea

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Secluded white-sand beach

  • Expansive property

  • Access to Buddhist temples and national park

Cons
  • Lots of stairs

  • Jungle sounds at night can be loud

Hotel Overview

True to its moniker, which means “place of peace,” this plush yet never showy resort sprawls comfortably across a former coconut plantation, providing plenty of space for romantic walks. Emerald and aquamarine dominate nature’s palette, and waves lap the island peninsula’s sugary sand. Accommodations consist of 40 pavilions and 40 villas (which come with private pools and personal chefs), each with elegant architecture and poised for epic sunset vistas.

Guests will find plenty to do at Amanpuri. For a touch of adventure, try wakeboarding; for a romantic day spent with the wind in your hair, schedule a private yacht excursion; for indulgence, visit the renowned spa. Off-site, there are 30 Buddhist temples on the island; receiving a traditional blessing can be a beautiful way to celebrate your marriage. You can also trek through a nearby national park and observe apes in the wild. The hotel’s dining options include Japanese, Italian, and Southern Thai cuisine—the common thread is staff members who go an extra 10 miles and call you by name. If you’re not already, expect to leave as Aman junkies—very, very relaxed Aman junkies.

Best Wellness: COMO Point Yamu

COMO Point Yamu resort in Phuket
Courtesy of COMO Hotels and Resorts

Why We Chose It

On paradisiacal Phuket, this seaside resort doubles as a COMO Shambhala wellness retreat.

Notable Amenities

Italian and Thai restaurants, award-winning spa, Thai cooking class

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Extensive activities and programming

  • Incredible views

  • Picturesque swimming pools

Cons
  • Removed from town

  • Expensive food

Hotel Overview

It’s all about the ocean at this resort, which offers jaw-dropping views of the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay’s limestone isles from its dramatic perch on the tip of Cape Yamu. Rooms are serene and relaxing, with a sea-inspired palette and luxurious interiors conceived by Italian designer Paola Navone. Accommodations include pool villas with dreamy beds and Egyptian cotton bedding. They’re perfect for honeymooners and have views you’ll want to brag about.

COMO Point Yamu is ideal for active, wellness-oriented couples thanks to a plethora of ways to move your bodies. There are stretching, muay thai, and yoga classes, as well as meditation, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Many of the activities are complimentary. Visiting the famed COMO Shambhala Retreat for body scrubs and massages should be mandatory, while the three-hour Thai cooking class, taught by award-winning chefs, will set you up for culinary success when you want to relive your honeymoon back home.

Best Budget: The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon

rooftop pool with yellow stripped umbrellas next to towering skyscrapers in Bangkok
Standard International

Why We Chose It

Vibrant, sexy, and cool describes this new Bangkok hotel, located in the pixelated, Ole Scheeren-designed King Power Mahanakhon tower.

Notable Amenities

Seven restaurants and bars, outdoor pool, well-curated boutique

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Terrific art and design

  • Access to the SkyWalk observation deck

  • Well-priced room service

Cons
  • Can be loud

  • Small closets in standard rooms

Hotel Overview

Bangkok’s most photogenic hotel opened in mid-2022 in the eye-catching King Power Mahanakhon Building. The skyscraper is topped by the SkyWalk, an observation deck with a wide glass floor that protrudes from the building and lets visitors look 1,030 feet straight down. Admission is free for guests of The Standard.

In the vivid, Jamie Hayon–designed bolt-hole, 430-square-foot standard rooms come with spacious bathrooms and start under $200 per night. The delicious à la carte breakfast serves up coffee, fresh Thai coconuts and juices, and much more. The Standard has seven dining and drinking destinations, all completely unique and exciting—from the Chinese restaurant Mott 32 and the retro space-age Mexican place Ojo to the mouthwatering American-style steakhouse The Standard Grill. Round out your stay with relaxing sessions in the crimson steam room and sun-soaked afternoons by the terrace pool.

Best for Foodies: Capella Bangkok

Capella Bangkok

Courtesy of Capella Bangkok

Why We Chose It

This opulent property combines the peaceful feeling of a resort with the accessibility of a perfectly positioned urban hotel.

Notable Amenities

Complimentary cocktail at daily happy hour, cultural activities, spa

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Shuttle boat to shopping mall and BTS Skytrain station

  • Outdoor terraces

  • Gorgeous bar with live music

Cons
  • Only two restaurants

  • Limited pool seating

Hotel Overview

Newlyweds who care about eating as much as relaxing can have it all at this sumptuous resort on the Chao Phraya River. The hotel’s Thai restaurant, Phra Nakhon, serves refined examples of the country’s cuisine, while its other dining option, Côte, is helmed by three-Michelin-star chef Mauro Colagreco and has a star of its own, too. More great food is just steps away, both at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River’s Michelin-starred Yu Ting Yuan, and on Charoen Krung Road, where you’ll find fine dining, brunch spots, and fashionable bars.

Floor-to-ceiling glass, giant bathtubs, plush beds, and deluxe amenities are signatures of Capella’s rooms, but if you really want to go for it, splurge on a riverfront villa with a private pool. When you’re not eating, hop on the complimentary shuttle boat to world-class shopping, try Capella Curates activities, get a Thai massage at Auriga Spa, sip cocktails at house bar Stella, and take time to chat with the super friendly staff members, who love getting to know guests.

Best Access to Nature: InterContinental Khao Yai Resort

Exterior of a luxury hotel villa in Thailand with train-inspired design elements
The InterContinental Khao Yai Resort, a new Bill Bensley‒designed property in northern Thailand.

Courtesy of InterContinental Khao Yai Resort

Why We Chose It

Untouched natural landscapes and the nearby UNESCO-listed Khao Yai National Park make this romantic resort a compelling draw for outdoorsy newlyweds

Notable Amenities

Botanic garden, outdoor pool, five restaurants and bars

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Location near UNESCO-listed national park

  • Bicycles available

  • Fitness classes

Cons
  • Excursions off property can cost extra

  • Rooms are small

  • Traffic noise in some rooms

Hotel Overview

Two and a half hours from Bangkok, step back in time and into a pristine environment of lush greens and swans gliding across mirrorlike lakes. The InterContinental Khao Yai Resort was designed by the illustrious Bill Bensley and is an ode to the golden era of rail travel. There are vintage luggage racks at Thai restaurant Somying’s Kitchen, a heritage train carriage that’s been repurposed into a decadent high tea destination, and even suites built inside upcycled train cars sourced from around Thailand.

Active couples can cycle à deux around the property’s lakes, join a bike tour to explore the area, or go hiking in Khao Yai National Park in search of waterfalls and wild elephants. At the end of the day, book a massage at the InterContinental’s spa to soothe your tired legs.

Best Island Hotel: Kimpton Kitalay Samui

Exterior of the hotel main building at Kimpton Kitalay Samui

Courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 

Why We Chose It

Relaxed and charming, Koh Samui is everything you could want in a honeymoon island, and this new seafront resort provides a stunning home base.

Notable Amenities

Thai-inspired spa, five restaurants and bars, complimentary evening social hour

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Multiple pools

  • Pristine beach

  • Lots of complimentary activities

Cons
  • Limited view in some sea-view rooms

Hotel Overview

This modern resort epitomizes island living, with 138 tropical rooms and suites set up like a village. Book a pool-access room if you want to jump in the water straight from bed, or go big in a villa with a private pool. Breakfast lovers will drool over the plentiful buffet and à la carte options. Kimpton Kitalay has four diverse restaurants and offers a number of mostly complimentary activities, such as yoga, tai chi, and fat-biking. There’s also a can’t-miss spa with divinely scented botanical products and traditional-meets-modern Thai treatments. Nautical touches and wonderful service pervade the resort.

Best Beach Hotel: Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Ritz-Carlton Reserve Phulay Bay, Thailand
Courtesy of Chris Cypert/Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay

Why We Chose It

In Krabi Province, Phulay Bay is a magical ode to Thai architecture and hospitality that pampers guests with over-the-top beds and bathtubs.

Notable Amenities

Five restaurants, private dining experiences, spa

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Private butler service

  • Massive bathrooms and tubs

  • Easy ocean access

Cons
  • Expensive

  • Far from nearest town

Hotel Overview

You’ll feel like royalty at this stunning resort, where the attentive service is highly personalized. Phulay Bay takes full advantage of its incredible location, with morning yoga classes on Chomtawan Beach and an infinity pool that provides views of limestone peaks jutting out of the Andaman Sea. If the urge to explore strikes, you can visit secluded islands via complimentary long-tail boat or private speedboat. The hotel offers all sorts of cinematic private dining experiences—you can have a romantic dinner for two in a seaside pavilion, picnic on a remote island, or enjoy a rooftop meal under the stars.

Phulay Bay’s rooms and villas are opulent and photogenic, boasting super-king-size beds that beg for a playful pillow fight and, in some accommodations, orchid-shaped bathtubs. If you weren’t already married, this would be the place to propose!

Best Boutique: The Siam

The Siam Thailand

Why We Chose It

With just 39 rooms and a prized location on the Chao Phraya River, The Siam delivers all the best aspects of a larger resort within an intimate, design-forward space.

Notable Amenities

Museum-quality art and antiques, personal butler service, spa

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Muay thai gym

  • Complimentary shuttle boat

  • Riverside infinity pool

Cons
  • Small portions at restaurants

Hotel Overview

The Siam does a lot right—flawlessly, actually. From your first steps inside, it’s clear this Bill Bensley-designed work of art was created with love, and the high level of personalized service—like your butler drawing you a post-dinner bath after a long day of exploring—comes from the same genuine place.

This boutique property on the banks of the Chao Phraya is a serene escape from the pulsating city. Its riverside pool is the perfect place to get over jet lag with the help of a cocktail, but once you’ve recovered, try out a couple’s muay thai class, a tailored multiday package at Opium Spa, and a delicious cooking class in a traditional Thai house.

Best Glamping: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

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Courtesy of Four Seasons Resorts

Why We Chose It

You’ll find rescued elephants, jungle adventure, and lavish tents at Thailand’s most iconic retreat, located on the borders with Myanmar and Laos.

Notable Amenities

Rescued elephant interactions, open-air spa, unique dining experiences

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • All-inclusive

  • Excellent location

Cons
  • Expensive

Hotel Overview

Even the journey to this Four Seasons resort is spectacular, as you arrive via long-tail boat along the Mekong and Ruak rivers, passing through bamboo jungle. Amid the dreamlike setting, newlyweds can soak up northern Thailand’s natural beauty in outrageously outfitted tents, complete with bathtubs and outdoor showers. The resort’s spa offers therapies that use mountain botanicals, while singing birds provide the soundtrack. Dining venues offer up luscious flavors to savor all day long, from breakfast served at the camp’s highest point to sundowners by the river.

Guests of the Four Seasons have the opportunity to walk with and bathe adorable rescued elephants. You can even watch them turn in for the night as you enjoy a candlelight dinner—an encounter that’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime highlight.

Final Verdict

Our top hotel pick, Six Senses Yao Noi, is an idyllic seaside resort with opulent amenities that’s the perfect setting for a Thai honeymoon. For a more approachable price point and nearly equivalent natural beauty, look into Kimpton Kitalay Samui. Foodies should stay at Capella Bangkok, which has the perfect location for experiencing the capital’s world-renowned culinary scene. No matter where you ultimately decide to stay, however, you can rest assured that all of the hotels on our list provide a heady dose of sincere care and warm hospitality thanks to staff whose attention to detail creates unforgettable memories.

Methodology

We evaluated more than three dozen hotels and resorts throughout Thailand before settling on the best one for each category. In doing so, we considered each hotel’s reputation and guest reviews, as well as its design, amenities, dining options, service, and activities. We also ensured that our selections are up-to-date and truly reflective of the most exciting and romantic hotels available in the country today.

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