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9 Most Romantic Places in Thailand for Couples

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Couple at scenic overlook in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Pristine beaches, ancient culture, and gorgeous landscapes create the perfect ambiance for a passionate getaway to the most romantic places in Thailand for couples.

Whether looking for adventure or a relaxing escape far from the hustle of a bustling city, interested in exploring pristine forests or eager to lounge on an untouched beach, Thailand brings dreams of passion, luxury, and romance to life. Sample the pristine turquoise waters and dramatic natural karsts, dig your toes into powdery white sands or wander through the untouched mountains for serene views of the surrounding landscape.

In this article, you can find the best romantic places for your couple’s trip or Thailand honeymoon, no matter your preferred type of travel.

  1. 1. Chiang Mai
  2. 2. Krabi
  3. 3. Koh Samui
  4. 4. Phuket
  5. 5. Koh Yao Noi
  6. 6. Chiang Rai
  7. 7. Koh Phi Phi
  8. 8. Sukhothai
  9. 9. Koh Chang
  10. Explore the Most Romantic Places in Thailand for Couples

1. Chiang Mai

Twin pagodas and gardens at Doi Inthanon National Park  Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Peaceful, traditional, and the second-largest city in Thailand, Chiang Mai can feel like a completely different area of the world, captured in a remote and tranquil environment.

Instead of pristine beaches and high-rise buildings, the city captures the mountains' beauty, the rainforest's serene ambiance, the spirituality of historical temples, and the important cultural connections to nearby tribal villages.

When exploring Chiang Mai during the best time to visit Thailand, you can enjoy strolls through its old town, indulge in a cooking class, and embrace the untouched wonder of Doi Inthanon National Park to find a perfect couple’s getaway.

Romantic highlights: Gold-leaf painting • Old town tour • Couple’s cooking class • Doi Inthanon National Park • Mae Ping river cruise

Recommended length of stay: 3-4 days

2. Krabi

Krabi, Thailand

Krabi, Thailand

Often overlooked for the nearby tropical islands, Krabi is a pristine destination for a romantic escape. As you step away from the crowds, you can indulge in crystal-clear waters and rugged limestone karsts for a combination any type of traveler can enjoy.

Kayak along unfettered waters, explore caves, search for waterfalls, and embrace blissful nature at your pace. You could spend days visiting the nearby islands and retreat to quiet evenings in luxurious seaside accommodations, enjoy a romantic dinner at the beach, or dip into a refreshing emerald pool to uncover the perfect experiences for your trip.

Romantic highlights: Island hopping • Cave tours • Private beach dinner • Railay beach • Khlong Thom Hot Springs

Recommended length of stay: 2-3 days

3. Koh Samui

Catamaran sailing at sunset near Koh Samui

Catamaran sailing near Koh Samui

Azure waters, white-sand beaches lined with coconut trees, and the aromas of sweet and salty capture the reasons Thailand’s second-largest island remains one of the country’s most popular romantic destinations.

A sailing excursion can provide you unobstructed views of sunsets over the water and a private spa treatment can immerse you in the soothing ambiance of a couple’s experience.

The island can feel like paradise as you snorkel in calm waters or trek through the jungle to find mystical waterfalls, with each new excursion embodying island passion and charm.

Romantic highlights: Private sailing tour • Spa treatment • Waterfall tour • Couples photo shoot • Private beach picnic

Recommended length of stay: 2-3 days

4. Phuket

Couple at a luxury resort in Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Fantastic beaches, quiet waters, exclusive resorts, and enticing jungle combine romance and adventure on the largest and most famous island getaway, and one of the best places to visit in all of Thailand, Phuket.

As the picturesque representation of tropical paradise, you can embrace the exotic charms of colorful sea life or lounge on the soft white sands of a celebrated beach. Venture to nearby islands on a day tour or learn to scuba dive in search of sea turtles, moray eels, reef sharks and stingrays.

Explore limestone caves, reach secluded island beaches, look for macaque monkeys, or whitewater raft for an adventurous addition to your romantic journey.

Romantic highlights: Food tour • Island hopping • Scuba diving or snorkeling • Sunset dinner • Helicopter tour

Recommended length of stay: 3-4 days

5. Koh Yao Noi

Private beach barbecue.  Photo courtesy of Six Senses Yao Noi

Photo courtesy of Six Senses Yao Noi

Romantic and secluded define the wonders of Koh Yao Noi. The gorgeous island offers a collection of secluded beaches perfect for any passionate escape from the bustle of daily life, with white sands, turquoise waters, and pure tranquility.

Active couples can mountain bike through the rolling foothills, kayak to secluded snorkeling spots, trek the jungle terrain, or participate in a Muay Thai course.

Enjoy a guided boat tour, one of the best ways to travel around Thailand, to view the remarkable limestone karsts or simply travel between the rice paddies and mangrove trees, jungle-clad hills and swaying coastal palm trees, accentuated by delicious local cuisine.

Romantic highlights: Kayaking • Snorkeling • Jungle walk • Beach-hopping • Sunset cruise

Recommended length of stay: 1-2 days

6. Chiang Rai

The White Temple, Wat Rong Ku, in Chiang Rai, Thailand

The White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Whether visiting for a brief 10-day trip to Thailand or staying for longer, Chiang Rai is often overlooked by travelers, but offers a fantastic romantic ambiance for you to discover during your couple’s trip.

With remarkable temples, untouched caves, and a connection to the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet, Chiang Rai provides a destination for the adventurous, with an immersion into the White Temple's gorgeous architecture or the jungle's fascinating sounds.

Trek into the landscape with a guide to find bamboo forests and rice fields, historical villages and hot springs. Visit the remarkable Black Temple or lounge by a stunning waterfall for a more unique romantic destination.

Romantic highlights: Temple tour • Wilderness walk • The Golden Triangle • Hot-air ballooning • Private waterfall dining

Recommended length of stay: 2-3 days

7. Koh Phi Phi

Vista with lush trees and view of Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Koh Phi Phi is an enthralling island, perfect for a romantic vacation. Exotic beaches sparkle with white sand against the lapping azure waters.

Longtail boats rest on the coastline and restaurants offer remarkable views of the coast day and night. Indulge in the views of the islands, karsts, and waters on a private catamaran cruise or snorkel in search of tropical marine life.

Learn the art of Thai cuisine with a couple’s cooking class, one of the best experiences in Thailand, or trek to a rocky vista blanketed with lush trees for a stunning panorama of the island. Whether rock climbing or enjoying a couple’s spa treatment, Phi Phi Island has the perfect experience for every couple.

Romantic highlights: Island hopping • Private sunset sailing dinner • Phi Phi viewpoint • Spa treatment • Snorkeling

Recommended length of stay: 1-2 days

8. Sukhothai

Sukhothai historical park in Thailand

Sukhothai historical park in Thailand

Sukhothai puts romance through the lens of ancient ruins and distinctive ambiance. With monuments and preserved architecture that date back to Thai civilization’s golden age in the 14th century, you can indulge in an immersive exploration of old city ruins surrounded by peaceful hills.

Nearly 200 temples have been excavated and partially reconstructed for an impressive view of Wat Mahathat’s grand moat and lotus-bud motif. Instead of an island getaway, Sukhothai offers a romantic escape into history.

Romantic highlights: Cycling tour • Temple tour • Sunset chasing • Wat Si Chum giant buddha • Cultural village tour

Recommended length of stay: 1-2 days

9. Koh Chang

Snorkeling the tropical reefs in Koh Chang, Thailand

Koh Chang, Thailand

Koh Chang, one of Thailand’s top islands, is perfect for couples eager to indulge in life’s simple pleasures on a less-visited island. The paradise promotes a sense of calm, surrounded by tropical jungle carved with winding trails and pristine, empty beaches.

Challenging hiking trails can lead to hidden waterfalls and glistening pools, while cooking classes can provide you with insight into romantic dishes steeped in local tradition. Snorkel along tropical reefs, enjoy an ATV ride around the dense trees, or simply bask in the quiet ambiance of the remote island.

Romantic highlights: Beach hopping • Sunset sailing • Kai Bae viewpoint • Firefly cruise • Sunset yoga

Recommended length of stay: 2-3 days

Explore the Most Romantic Places in Thailand for Couples

Couple kayaking at sunset in Thailand

Kayaking near Koh Samui

From golden temple spires to tranquil rivers, lapping waves to enticing wildlife, Thailand defies singular definition to create a romantic destination for adventure seekers or those looking for quiet opulence during a private couple’s tour.

Discover the best itinerary for your personalized couple’s trip or honeymoon in Thailand with our Thailand tours for couples and Thailand honeymoon packages. For more ideas when planning your romantic getaway, explore our Thailand travel guide.

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