Revered for its ancient temples, tranquil beaches, bustling cities and diverse landscapes, it’s no surprise that Thailand attracts couples for their honeymoon, anniversary trips, and romantic getaways. Thailand is a destination that has something for every type of traveller and budget, so whether you and your partner enjoy similar or different experiences, this is a place where you will find a happy medium.
Here are our top 5 experiences for an unforgettable and romantic trip in Thailand.
1. Relax with a couples massage
If you’re a fellow Thailand Insider and you live in the United States or Canada, your journey to Thailand will typically take about a day. Just remember that great things take time! You might feel a little tired and stiff from travelling, but leave it to Thailand to have a perfect solution for that – a Thai massage. Thais have been practicing this massage technique for over 2,000 years. In 2019, UNESCO even added the practice to their Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, so if there’s one thing you need to do in Thailand, it’s a Thai massage.
Luckily, you will find a wide array of locations to be pampered. In Thailand, you can get a massage anywhere from day spas, hotel and destination spas, and wellness retreats. You will even find massages offered in airports, shopping malls and temples, such as Wat Pho in Bangkok. Whether it is after your flight or a long day of sightseeing, you can both get a massage at any time of the day. It is the perfect way to refresh and rejuvenate for your next full day of adventure.
2. Take a boat ride to admire pink water lilies during sunrise
Thailand is home to a variety of dramatic and breathtaking natural wonders. Two of which are the red lily lakes. The first one, which is in full bloom between December and February, is the Red Lily Lake in the province of Udon Thani. The second one, Thale Noi, is in the southern province of Phatthalung. This one is in full bloom during the months of March and April.
The best way to enjoy this experience is to beat the sunrise, hire a boat, and watch the pink lilies bloom at dawn. The pinkish hues of the lilies and morning sunrise will make you feel like you entered into a painting. The peacefulness of the water and the birds singing will offer a sense of calm that is hard to find anywhere else. A trip to the red lily lakes is truly unique and magical.
3. Learn how to cook authentic Thai foods
Every traveller will tell you that one of the best ways to immerse yourself in a destination’s culture is through food and in Thailand, food is definitely a highlight. The culinary scene here is unparalleled, ranging from street food to fine-dining and Michelin-starred restaurants. If you are a true foodie, then Thailand is the place for you.
One of the best ways to have an authentic culinary experience in Thailand is through a cooking class. Your day typically begins with a tour of a local market to discover the complex flavours and ingredients found in Thai cuisine. This is followed by the cooking class where you will have the opportunity to make three to four dishes, depending on your class package. Afterwards, you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour and savour your delicious Thai meal together. You will also receive a copy of the recipes, so you can recreate this special meal in the comfort of your own home for Thai-inspired date night in the future!
4. Explore beaches, islands and limestone karst formations
Thailand is known for its pristine beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, and of course, towering limestone karst formations. The best way to explore Thailand’s various islands and beaches is to hop on an iconic longtail boat and spend the day island hopping. Take a refreshing swim or snorkel to see vibrant schools of fish, rent a kayak and paddle your way towards the limestone cliffs, and relax under the palm trees to sunbathe or to enjoy an afternoon nap between each activity. Make sure to pack a hat, sunglasses, a change of clothes, and lots of sunscreen for this fun-filled day.
5. Take your trip to elevated heights at a rooftop bar in Bangkok
Thailand’s capital city is rich in both history and culture. However, it’s also one of the most modern cities in Southeast Asia. When exploring Bangkok, you will instantly discover a seamless blend of both old and new. There are traces of rich history in every corner, which you will discover in ancient temples, local traditions, old neighbourhoods, and even through forms of transportation like the tuk tuk. But amidst the golden Buddha statues and glittering pagodas are soaring skyscrapers, extravagant malls, renowned 5-star hotels, contemporary restaurants, and glamorous rooftop bars.
If you want to treat yourselves to a posh night out, then Bangkok’s rooftops bars are the place to be. There are many to choose from, including Mahanakhon Skybar, Vertigo at Banyan Tree, or Lebua’s Skybar where the famous Hangover II was filmed. Each place guarantees a spectacular view of the city, tasty drinks and a good time. Bangkok’s rooftop bars make for the perfect way to spend a night out in the City of Angels.
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