Honeymoon highlights at a private villa
Rather than coming back to earth with a bang after your wedding day, plan some indulgent treats to kickstart your honeymoon instead.
After months – or even years – of building up to your dream wedding celebration, it’s perfectly normal to feel a little deflated once the big day is over. However, if you hosted your celebrations in Thailand, then there’s plenty of ways to kickstart your honeymoon. In fact, planning a few treats with your loved one will give you something else to look forward to. If you’re in the Land of Smiles, there’s a plethora of options to choose from, ranging from couples’ pamper packages at the spa or even couples’ golf sessions. If you’re stuck for ideas, check out our list for the top treats to kickstart your honeymoon in Thailand.
Relax in style
A few too many glasses of champagne on your wedding day could mean that you’re feeling less than your best the morning after. There’s no better way to rejuvenate than with an indulgent pamper session at one of Thailand’s high-end spas – or perhaps even at your private villa. If you are staying at a luxury private villa in Koh Samui or Phuket, then your villa manager will be able to arrange for a professional spa therapist to come directly to the property so you can indulge in your couples’ spa session without even leaving the house. You’ll be able to create your own tailored package, choosing treatments from an extended menu that includes massages, scrubs, facials and reflexology treatments.
Fun at sea
If you’d rather get out of the house and enjoy the best of Thailand’s scenery, then chartering a fully crewed yacht for some island-hopping fun is an excellent choice. Or, if you’re an experienced sailor, you could even charter an unmanned craft and take care of the sailing yourself. The seas surrounding Koh Samui are peppered with a stunning selection of unspoilt islands, from Koh Tao and Koh Phangan in the north, to lesser-visited spots like Koh Madsum and Koh Taen. For those who have just tied the knot in Phuket, popular destinations include the Phi Phi islands, Phang Nga Bay and even Krabi.
Out on the greens
Active couples could kickstart their honeymoon by heading to one of Thailand’s world-class golf courses for an afternoon swinging the iron in the sun. Phuket and Koh Samui are each home to multiple courses, from top championship venues to smaller courses overlooking the ocean. Many of the courses feature spectacular ocean views, so a morning or afternoon of golf with your loved one will be a great way to make the most of the magnificent landscape. In Samui, head to the Royal Samui Golf and Country Club or the Santiburi Country Club. In Phuket, check out the Laguna Golf Club or the Banyan Tree Country Club.
Celebrate with your loved ones
If your family and friends have flown thousands of miles to enjoy your big day in the Land of Smiles, then you might want to plan something with them instead. If you hosted your wedding in a luxury private villa, organising a pool party and barbecue is a fantastic way to make the most of the facilities. With a choice of spacious communal zones inside and out, there will be plenty of space for guests to spread out and socialise. Your villa’s professional Thai chef will be able to handle the cooking side of things, preparing a delectable array of marinated goodies for the barbecue.
Last but not least, if you’re keen to get your honeymoon off to a romantic start, then why not go to a high-quality Thai jeweller to get some of your own pieces made? Many precious gems are mined in Thailand, including rubies and sapphires. As a result, the Kingdom is home to a number of talented artisans who can create bespoke jewellery on commission. Creating your own matching jewellery with your new husband or wife will be a fabulous way to begin married life.