Five Special Destinations to Propose in Thailand
It’s no surprise Thailand is a popular holiday destination in which to propose as there are so many romantic locations, glamorous restaurants and luxury hotels to be found here, not to mention a generally sensual aura of exoticism and delight! Becoming engaged is one of life’s great landmark moments, a time for celebration and joy but also for intimacy. But what if you don’t want to pop the question in one of the usual places, such as the bustling capital of Bangkok or the tourist island of Phuket? What about if you want to enjoy your big moment somewhere a little different? What if you’re searching for a romantic venue that, while still being luxurious, is also somewhat off the beaten track, tucked away in one of Thailand’s ‘hidden gem’ destinations?
Well worry not and look no further – because The iTravel Channel TV polled our audience. The result is a round-up of 5 lavish but secluded venues, perfect for asking that all-important question! Not only have we found the ideal places, we have also picked the perfect luxury resorts with romantic options to ensure your proposal is just the way you envisioned it. So all you have to do is get down on one knee — and don’t drop that ring!
Khao Lak – The Sarojin
The first proposal hotspot on our list is sleepy Khao Lak, an area popular with tourists who like sleepy beaches, lush jungle and eco-tourism. Wherever you look you are confronted with breath-taking natural beauty. Like Samui and Phuket, this stunning coastal stretch of Thailand is home to its fair share of luxury resorts, all of them romantic and elegant in their own way – but our top “proposal pick” is The Sarojin. This award-winning boutique hotel provides resplendent accommodation nestled among 10 lush acres, with direct access to a spectacular 11km stretch of tranquil beach. Take advantage of the option to enjoy an intimate romantic candlelit dinner beside the waterfall, or in a stunning pool island pavilion, and the stage is set for your big moment.
Koh Chang – Aana
Koh Chang has been dubbed ‘Eden’, ‘Paradise’ and Thailand’s version of the Maldives – honestly, what more could you want from a prime proposal destination? With its picturesque bays, authentic fishing villages, beautiful scenery and stretches of white sand beach, Koh Chang is a more pristine version of Phuket and offers plenty of things to see and do – besides get down on one knee, of course…. As with most places in Thailand, the range of accommodation stretches from basic backpacker digs to 5 star resorts. For your special occasion why not select Aana, a luxurious beach resort which allows you to savour Romantic Dining on a Thai Wooden Boat – a unique and atmospheric way to pop the question.
Krabi – Tubkaak Resort
Like Khao Lak, Krabi’s main draw is its unspoilt landscape, made up of dramatic karst outcroppings, thick emerald jungle and beautiful coastline. A paradise for scuba divers and rock climbers, Krabi is a great place to escape the rat race and get back to nature, enjoying an adventurous holiday filled with active pursuits. However Krabi also has a subtle undercurrent of romance, blessed as it is with awe-inspiring scenery – and, of course, there are a number of luxury resorts which will help you plan your special moment. The Tubkaak Resort is one of Krabi’s most glamorous and offers a ‘Love Dinner’ – a private table for two overlooking the sea, with delicious food and plenty of flowers and candles. All you need to bring is the ring!
Hua Hin – Cape Nidhra
Hua Hin is a stunning seaside getaway which was first discovered by Thai royalty in the 1920’s and is now a popular vacation spot for well-to-do Thais and wealthy expats. This breath-taking seaside spot is well worth a visit simply to enjoy the pristine stretch of golden sand, the fascinating cultural attractions and the upmarket golf courses and spas – but there is another great reason to come to Hua Hin; it is a sophisticated and ultra-romantic destination, perfect for getting engaged. Spend your sojourn in this beautiful seaside town at Cape Nidhra, one of the most stylish 5 star resorts in the area, and arrange for a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach with a menu specially tailored to your requirements – and voila, the scene is set for your sensual seaside proposal!
Koh Lanta – Layana Resort and Spa
Koh Lanta, also known as Koh Lanta Yai, is one of 52 islands in a protected Marine Park archipelago and, while it is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination, still retains much of the sleepy charm of yesteryear. Boasting stunning beaches and access to unbeatable diving, Koh Lanta is the ideal destination for anyone wanting to enjoy a laid-back beach holiday or do a spot of scenic island-hopping. While Koh Lanta sports many budget accommodations, you’ll probably want to stay somewhere a little more upmarket for that special moment – so why not opt for Layana Resort and Spa? This chic adults-only getaway boasts a fine dining restaurant on the beachfront, and a more relaxed bar where you can ask that life-changing question while watching the spectacular sunset – alternatively you can opt for a more intimate proposal in the luxurious confines of your suite or pavilion.
For more stunning romantic getaways in the Land of Smiles check out our first season of Romantic Escapes – and stay tuned for a new season coming soon!
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