Thailand, the ‘Land of Smiles” is a beautiful sparklingly country in Asia, with warm hospitality and a colorful culture, is a top-notch spot in Asia as a wedding and honeymoon destination.
It boasts great islands and beaches such as Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi and shopping areas such as Bangkok, Hatyai.
It’s interesting and colorful culture has made Thailand a popular tourist destination for many, including tourists from America, Europe, Asia and more.
There are full ranges of activities lined up throughout the year. You could experience the fun traditions, culture and religion of the Thais.
Its warm tropical climate makes it a great spot for holding theme weddings outdoor.
So if you are contemplating to plan a beach wedding in the Land of Smiles, you would certainly get an unforgettable memorable experience!
How to get to Thailand?
The transportation network in Thailand is very developed, offering a few modes of transportation for you to choose from.
Depending on your final destinations, there are major airlines flying to the international airports in Thailand whereby you could then choose your preferred mode of transport.
You could get to Thailand by
- Air (International air)
- Bus (Long distance coaches from Malaysia or Singapore)
- Train (Which runs from Singapore to Thailand)
Internally, there are various modes of transport to help you get around, with the sky train, mass rapid transit, bus, taxi or the interesting tuk tuk. For more information, please see Transportation to Thailand for details.
Interesting Facts On Thailand:
Thailand is a constitutional monarchy. The present king is His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej or King Rama IX, the ninth king of the Chakri Dynasty, who has reigned over half a century.
There are 76 provinces.
Majority of the people are ethic Thais and majority are Buddhists.
There are 3 distinct weather climates for Thailand
- Hot and Dry from February to May – (Temperature ranges average 34 degree Celsius)
- Rainy from June to October – (Temperature ranges around 29 degree Celsius)
- Cool from November to January – (Temperature ranges <20 degrees Celsius to 32 degree Celsius)
Location 1 : Phuket
Phuket, located approximately 862km from Bangkok, is Thailand’s largest island and known as Pearl of Andaman / Pearl of the South. Its natural beauty, with powdery white sands, rocky cliffs, and dense forests has made it a popular tourist destination.
The best time to visit Phuket is in the months of November to February. Avoid September and October as these are the wettest months.
You could hold a beach wedding on the great beaches in Phuket. However do engage a wedding planner from your beach resort to help you plan for the romantic wedding as not all spots can be used to conduct a wedding. They can also help you do the necessary paperwork if you should want to get a legal marriage in Thailand.
There are many activities, which you can do on the beach. The range of accommodation can be from the inexpensive hotels to the huge bungalows and all-inclusive resorts.
Hat Patong (Patong Beach)
The busiest and most developed beach. There is a wide range of activities, which you can do such as swimming, parasailing, etc. Lots of great accommodations around.
Hat Karon (Karon Beach)
South of Patong Beach, it boasts lovely curves coastline with small sand dunes, palm trees. Do note that there are undertows at the beach during the months of May to October and thus do look out for warning signs before going to swim at the beach.
Hat Kata (Kata Beach)
There are 2 beaches, Small Kata and Big Kata. Both are famous for their enriching eco life and thus snorkeling is very popular there. There are great international well-known brands such as Club Med, which reside there.
Home to the sea gypsies, this beach has a great spots for diving and snorkeling besides chartering the boats to explore the outer islands.
Less crowded beaches:
Hat Kalim (Kalim Beach)
North of the famous Patong Beach. It is nice and quiet here. Do visit the Freedom Beach too.
Hat Kamala (Kamala Beach)
A 2-kilometer beach for peace and relaxation.
Hat Nai Han
In close proximity to the Kata Beach, this beach has two beautiful lagoons and powdery white sands and turquoise waters.
It is accessible by songthaeos or tuk tuks, though the earlier is a lot more cheaper.