Hidden Romance: Top 5 Tucked Away Destinations In Thailand

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Published 5 August 2019

Flight Centre Author


Emese Graham

Content Manager


Take your sweetheart’s hand and sneak away to spellbinding Thailand. Ancient temples glisten under golden sunsets. Lazy ocean waves smack against enchanting rock formations. A warm breeze offers scents of basil, chilis, and coconut. Before you know it, you’re bewitched.

Thailand’s stunning cities and peaceful islets will make you wish your romantic escape was endless. Find your heaven on earth in undiscovered pockets of well-loved cities and off-the-beaten-path destinations.


Find Bliss in Bangkok

Bangkok is a vibrant capital, but it’s not without quiet, elusive scenes perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways.  

Make no mistake, there is plenty of nature and greenery to enjoy in the city. Get your hearts pumping with a private guided bicycle tour to Bang Krachao, a gorgeous peninsula that winds around Chao Phraya River. Cruise your way past floating markets, piers, and a breezy jungle.

If you’re enticed by Thailand’s legends, step just outside of the city to explore the Ancient City in Samut Prakan or the floating vineyards of Samut Sakhon.

Then, spoil your very significant other with a romantic dinner cruise down the Chao Phraya River on the Grand Pearl or book a reservation at the prominent Red Sky Bar at Centara Grand for the best city views after dusk.

Expect nothing short of flawless when you stay in a one-of-a-kind butler suite in The Siam boutique hotel. Couple’s yoga on the terrace and peaceful soaks in a tranquil infinity pool make for the perfect nightcap.


Find Peace in Phuket

Phuket is home to some of Thailand’s most jaw-dropping resorts and hotels, including, of course, the outrageously beautiful Keemala. Find yourself perfectly lost in a Thai jungle, sleeping in a luxurious villa with enchanting interior designs and a pool all to yourself.  

If you can pull yourselves away from your oasis, enjoy the drive out of the city to explore more of the coastline. Go for a quiet swim under the cascade of Bang Pae Waterfall. Or, soak up the sunshine at Krabi or Khao Lak, both idyllic destinations nearby, which most tourists have yet to discover.

Get moving and journey to Elephant Hills in Khao Sok to spend two magical days hiking, canoeing, and playing with a family of elephants. Completely ethical and surprisingly comfortable, the campgrounds will treat you to the best of Thailand’s wild side.


Say Yes to Ko Yao Noi

If a quiet beach is all you and your beloved need to make your getaway dreams come true, you can’t do better than Ko Yao Noi. The island and its twin, Ko Yao Yai, are removed from the flocks of tourists. Enjoy clear waters, expansive views, and long stretches of sand almost to yourselves.

Experience the best of Thailand’s islands by staying at Six Senses Yao Noi. The two of you can idle away the days by a private infinity pool canopied by 360-jungle landscapes. 

Opportunities to bond over new experiences abound. Take an iconic longboat to explore nearby islets, journey to the picturesque Phang Nga Bay, climb the limestone karsts, or learn Muay Thai together.


Be Carefree in Koh Samui

Follow a local guide to the hidden and not so hidden gems of Koh Samui. You’ll fall in love with time-tested traditions, splendid temples, and superb local cuisine. 

Then, escape the crowds and island-hop to Ko Tao. A favourite place to wander, among our Expert Travellers, Ko Tao is a quiet and beautiful island only a short ferry ride from the busier Koh Samui. Pack your swimsuits and dive beneath the surface to sneak an underwater kiss.

Find yourselves a sanctuary at X2 (“Cross To”) Resort Koh Samui. Stay in the elegant spa pool villa for private midnight dips and endless spa treatments included in your stay.


Charm Me in Chiang Mai

Hidden away in tiers of tea and rice terraces, Veranda High Resort boasts a quiet relief in the untouched regions of Chiang Mai. Wake up in modern, boutique accommodations, then enjoy a private Thai cooking class together.

Nearby, you might discover Mae Ya Waterfall in Doi Inthanon National Park, or mom and pop art galleries along Tha Pae Road, or a romantic date night at five-star French restaurant, David’s Kitchen.

Travel to Chiang Mai in November, and you can take part in Loy Kratong Festival. Young and old alike release handcrafted banana leaf boats down Ping River. As you watch your candlelit boat float away, take a moment to be thankful for the provisions of the year, reset your mind, forgive, and be forgiven.

Yi Peng is celebrated at the same time. Buy your biodegradable bamboo framed lantern a few days in advance, then prepare to release it together into the night sky as you reflect on ways to do good. Many people have been catching on about this religious festival, so expect to be surrounded by tens of thousands of people. It’s a chaotic, but beautiful and very rewarding scene.  

Choose from exclusive hand-curated romantic getaway packages in Thailand or connect with our Expert Travellers today to tailor-make your holiday for two.

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