Lux Exotic Travel: Time For Thailand!



There is no adventure quite like marriage, so why not start yours off with a honeymoon full of wild and wonder? From mangoes to massages, tree houses to turquoise waters, white sands to white curries, elephants to the exotic… there is absolutely nothing about Thailand that leaves you wishing for more.

Known as the “Land of Smiles,” you are sure to wear a huge one on your face as you explore this tropical terrain. Surround yourself with the friendliest faces, the lushest landscapes and fill your bellies full of intoxicating wonders… it’s time for Thailand.

The country is full of chaotic cities, isolated islands and everything in between. Craft an itinerary that suits your wants and needs… you really can’t get it wrong. We recommend a good mix of it all. Chiang Mai, up in the far north, is the perfect place to get started. A quick flight from Bangkok finds you in this charming city. Wile away your days walking around, indulging in Thai massages (at $7/hour, there’s no reason not to get one every day!), piddling at the night bazaars and tasting everything in sight.

A quick day trip from Chiang Mai is the not-to-be-missed Elephant Nature Park. Truly an experience of a lifetime, get up close and personal as you feed, bathe and love on these gentle giants. But don’t expect to hop on and take a ride… these formerly abused elephants have been rescued and rehabilitated to live happy healthy lives, not work hard as sideshows. To make sure you are supporting the right cause, do your research before booking one of these excursions.

Once you’ve satisfied your urban urges, the islands await. With more choices than there is time, use elements like weather, cultural events and ease of accessibility to find your favorites.

An ever-popular honeymoon destination, Koh Samui doesn’t disappoint. Samui Paradise on South Chaweng Beach is the perfect spot to post up. It’s like your own private little corner, yet just a short distance to all the action. Rent a scooter and take a ride around the entire island. Stop for cooling coconut shakes and breathe in the sunsets. If dining among the stars with your feet in the sand, the sound of palms swishing in the wind and the ocean crashing on the shore sounds ok to you, then you may want to make a stop here.

Thailand is at a crossroads… parts of it are still primitive, yet it’s packed with the essential comforts you want while traveling. It’s easy on the eyes and easy on the wallet. Whether you and your loved one are romantics, adventurers or foodies, Thailand is a one-stop shop for the holiday of a lifetime. Worried about not being able to get by? Don’t forget…  everyone smiles in the same language.