Traveling to Thailand with someone special? Keep these tips in mind for a safe, romantic, all-around amazing trip...
Try something new
A surefire way to make lasting memories of your trip to Thailand is to do something that neither of you has ever done before. Better yet, choose an activity that’s unique to Thailand.
Sign up for a Thai cooking class and learn how to prepare delicious Thai dishes at home. Enjoy a couples massage at a local spa, learn ancient Thai massage techniques, or study the skillful art of Muay Thai boxing.
Splurge on a luxurious resort
Thailand is one of the most affordable countries to travel to, so it’s possible to indulge in a four or five star resort such as the Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok, Six Senses Yao Noi just off Phuket, or Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas in Krabi – all without breaking the bank. In particular, it’s worth booking a Club Room. From around £20 per night you’ll receive an upgraded room, but more importantly you’ll get access to an exclusive Club Lounge that includes breakfast, lunchtime snacks, free Wi-Fi, afternoon tea, evening canapés and complimentary drinks.
So go on, treat yourselves to a level of luxury and pampering that you wouldn’t normally enjoy at home – even if it’s just for one night.
Have a safety plan
Make sure you have each other’s Thai phone numbers as well as a pre-planned meeting place, just in case you get separated. It’s also smart to have important information on hand, such as passport numbers, allergies, insurance details, and emergency contact info.
Mind the local etiquette
You’re on holiday to spend time together, but don’t forget that Thailand is generally a conservative country. Although Western couples often show affection in public by hugging and kissing, Thais do not. Still, this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a romantic vacation in the Land of Smiles. While in Bangkok, try a heavenly couples spa treatment at the Anantara Bangkok Riverside.
Don't be shy
It’s easy to focus only on each other when you’re travelling as a couple. However, you may be surprised at the friends you can make if you talk with solo travellers or other groups as you explore the country. Swapping funny travel stories over cocktails at the Red Sky Bar on top of Centara Grand at Central World, with a view of the Bangkok skyline, is a great way to meet people.
Get snap happy
Sure, it’s obvious, but it’s still true that the whirl of a holiday makes it easy to forget to take photos. Even if you just use your smartphone, you’ll never regret capturing the stunning sunrise at the famous Rayavadee in Krabi or a panoramic shot after climbing up to the Koh Phi Phi viewpoint during your stay at Phi Phi Island Village.
Written by Tieland to Thailand
Tieland to Thailand started out as a way for a couple to casually share with their friends and family what life was like after leaving the office life, and living on the other side of the world. Now, it has transformed into a blog that inspires, informs, and empowers travelers who are curious about what it’s like to leave office life behind and to travel around and live in Thailand. They’ve tackled visa hurdles, new food culture, off-the-beaten path travel spots, teaching English, and budgeting abroad.