Marissa and Derek wanted something exotic and unforgettable for their honeymoon. They were looking for unique cultural experiences, adventures that would push them a little bit beyond their comfort zone, and scenery that would be different than anything they had already seen on trips to the Caribbean and Europe. The perfect place, of course, was a week in Thailand.
The first four days were packed full of fantastic adventures: jungle trekking in Doi Inthanon National Park, a Khantoke Dinner with traditional food and dances, playing with fire while learning to cook traditional Thai food and visiting elephants!
To keep that classic honeymoon feel, they spent the last four days relaxing on the beach at the stunning Vijitt Resort. I was so happy to find the perfect balance of adventure and romance for this bucket-list honeymoon!

Here’s their feedback:

The people in Thailand are so friendly. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. 

local Thai folk with honeymoon couple

The massages outside of the resorts were phenomenal and cheap! I recommend getting a Thai massage at least once. 

Chiang Mai

Doing the excursions at the beginning of the week was a great idea. We had a jam-packed three days in Chiang Mai and then got to relax on our next destination in Phuket. 

honeymooning couple with an elephant Thailand

[At Patara Elephant Farm] We loved the elephants. They seemed happy, healthy and very excited to see us as much as we were excited to see them. Some highlights were getting to feed and bathe them.

traditional thai food and fruit

The lunch they provided for us on the excursion was delicious and the trainers used our camera to get a ton of great photos! They also took photos themselves and sent us a link two days later with all the photos at no additional cost. 

happy man cooking with fire

The cooking class
[at the Thai Cookery School ] was awesome!

a woman taking cooking lessons in Thailand

Our chef was very personable and we learned to cook some great food. A perfect bonding experience for honeymooners

Phuket

Phuket was so romantic and gave us that perfect honeymooner feel after exploring the jungle for 4 days in Chiang Mai. We got to kick back and relax.

smiling woman on the beach in Thailand

The beach is incredible and no one is bothering you to buy things like you sometimes find in places like Bermuda and the Bahamas.

Our room was literally facing the water. The walls were made of glass and we woke up to the ocean every morning. We could even take a shower or sit in the bath while directly looking at the ocean.

shower with window onto the beach

“Talk about a dream come true!” 

-Marissa & Derek