Thailand is a wonderful destination for a honeymoon. Whilst many couples will understandably choose one of the gorgeous Thai islands to spend their honeymoon, Thailand has far more to offer than beaches and islands. For newlyweds who are looking for a unique experience beyond a beach vacation, try taking to the inland waterways of Thailand and enjoy a relaxing stay and see something of the stunning scenery at the same time.
FloatHouse River Kwai
Deep in the heart of the verdant Kanchanaburi countryside, the Floathouse River Kwai provides honeymooning couples with the opportunity to be pampered during their stay. The luxury floating hotel is located on a picturesque stretch of the River Kwai. Three hours west of Bangkok, but a world away from the frenetic bustle of the Thai capital.
With just 18 floating villas, this unique boutique hotel has been designed using local materials including bamboo and teakwood to blend in with the natural surroundings. Guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery from their own private floating sun-deck. Although the setting may be rustic, the facilities are designed with comfort and luxury in mind. The Floathouse River Kwai makes for an excellent place to get away from everything, but is still within comfortable reach of the historic sights of Kanchanaburi such as Hellfire Pass, the Death Railway, Bridge on the River Kwai and the Second World War cemeteries.
Floathouse River Kwai is reached by long-tail boat (approximately 30 minutes journey). The location is isolated, but that is part of the appeal. This really is a venue which just makes you want to relax and unwind. Ideal for a few days as part of a honeymoon break exploring the diversity and beauty of Thailand.
Bangkok to Ayutthaya River Cruise
The Chao Phraya River, nicknamed the ‘River of Kings’, is the setting for a luxurious cruise aboard the converted teakwood rice barge, Mekhala. Travel from bustling Bangkok to ancient Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam.
The 2 day, 1 night tour commences in Bangkok where you will cruise past some of the main attractions of the Thai capital including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. The trip finishes at Ayutthaya to the north of Bangkok. En route you’ll experience Thai markets, local communities and witness the shifting scenery of the riverside. At sunset, the boat docks close to a Buddhist temple. You’ll enjoy the tranquil rural setting with a romantic and delicious candlelit dinner on the wooden deck of the Mekhala.
The boat has an intimate, but relaxed atmosphere and all your creature comforts are taken care of. Each of the six well-appointed cabins on the boat are equipped with air-conditioning and include a private bathroom. The Mekhala teakwood barge features a sundeck, spacious lounge/dining area and a well-equipped bar. With an attentive, professional and knowledgable crew to take care of you, this is a recommended trip for romantics and anybody wanting to see Thailand from a different perspective.
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