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#1 deez

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:29 AM

Hey, we're contemplating Thailand for our honeymoon. What Im wanting to know is, have you been there, where did you stay, was there enough to do etc...and of course, is the shopping good????

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:07 AM

Hi Deez,

We had two weeks for our honeymoon in Thailand.

We started in Bangkok - 4 nights at the Sheraton Royal Orchid - this is a 5 star on the river. It was nice to be in a "quieter" area - and it was easy to catch Tuks Tuks about. It was a lovely hotel and the pool area was nice too.
If you want another good 5 star - I highly recommend the Shangri-La - we went there for dinner and it was beautiful.
Good 4 star near shopping is Pathumwan Princess.

With our four days in Bangkok, we went to the Grand Palace, a tour to Ayuthaya - the ancient capital, a tour to the Floating Markets - this was great and highly recommended. We also went to the night markets and Patpong (of course!). We did a lot - but still had a bit of time to relax by the pool at the end of a hot day which was good.

Next we went to Chiang Mai - 3 nights, we stayed at the Chiang Mai Plaza - great location for shopping at the night markets.
Here we did a tour to the Elephant camp - simply sensational! Highly recommended, and we basically had a private tour as we were the only ones going that day. We also did lots of night market shopping, massages and went on a tour up to the Golden Triangle, seeing a few villages on the way.

After a week of hecticness, we went to Koh lanta - an island off the coast of Krabi, and stayed at Pimalai Resort and Spa for seven nights - here we simply vegged out for 7 days! it was a great end to a holiday, and a beautiful resort smile.gif

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:00 PM

Thailand was great!!!!

We did Bangkok staying at Amari Watergate (shopping district). Went to Grand Place, river cruise, lots of markets, Bridge over river kwai and best of all the Tiger Temple.

Next off to Koh Samui, stayed at Muang Samui (absolutely gorgeous) in Chaweng - fantastic atmosphere. lots of markets, hustle bustle mixed with beach, relaxation. Went for 4wd trip up mountains, waterfalls, elephant ride and also took boat trips out to beautiful limestone islands for snorkelling in Marine Park, kayaking etc.

Lastly went to beautiful resort (Aleenta) on east coast about half hour south of Hua Hin. Lovely place but absolutely nothing to do - suits some not others.....

We had originally planned to also do Phuket, Krabi and Koh Racha as well but cancelled due to the tsunami. However, from all reports these areas are fine now.

There are pictures in my sig of honeymoon if you press "Back to Albums" once in there.

Would definitely recommend Thailand!!!! Can't wait to go back

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:05 PM

i went on a tour that went to Summer Palace and Ayutthaya and then came back to bangkok via boat with an on board buffet lunch - that was the best thing i did while in thailand

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 09:13 AM

Good girl

I love your honeymoon shots, looks like you had a great time.

Where is photo called "honeymoon 234" it looks so cute?


Thanks

tam


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:11 PM

Hey Tam

Photo 234 is "Aleenta" (see above post). It's in a place called Pranburi which doesn't make it into most maps of Thailand. Very isolated, but great for realaxation and the staff there were Perfect!

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:50 PM

Scott and I went to Thailand in Oct 03 and loved it.

We stayed 3 nights at the Pathumwan Princess and it is so very beautiful. It is right above a major shopping centre which is fantastic for shopping.. The hotel was wonderful, we got upgraded - which was great..

We then headed to Phuket for 10 nights. We stayed at a resort called the Kamala Bay Resort and it was lovely. Very quiet and relaxing. It was about a 10 minute trip from Patong and the room were on the mountain so you had to get driven up and down... We visited friends at the Merlin Beach Resort and it is beautiful. You can get a pool access room when you walk off your balcony into the pool..

If you want any recommendations on places to go and see just PM...


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Posted 11 May 2005 - 10:25 PM

My new hubbie and I will be going to Thailand in November.
For the first week we will relax in Phuket. We are staying in a 4.5 star resort in Karon (heard its less hectic than Patong - anyonme have any comments?). We will mainly just hang out but will also do a couple of tours (to Phi Phi island and Phang Nga bay). I have heard of a few people that have been since the Tsunami who said that it is better than ever.

Then we'll heard to Chiang mai. We'll spend 3 days on a tour through the hills and villages. It'll be an adventure- staying in villages, trekking and riding on elephants.

We'll finish off in bangkok doing some shopping, a day tour at ayttaya and having a look at the floating markets.

Aaagh. Think we'll need another holiday after this one!

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:34 AM

QUOTE (goodgirl @ May 11 2005, 07:11 PM)
Hey Tam

Photo 234 is "Aleenta" (see above post). It's in a place called Pranburi which doesn't make it into most maps of Thailand. Very isolated, but great for realaxation and the staff there were Perfect!

Wow sounds great.

Thailand sounds great girls.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 11:05 AM

My Thailand experience is a little different to those above and I absolutely loved it. One of the best trips I've ever done. I have travelled independently for ages and had never been on a tour. For my time in Thailand though I "splurged" on an 8 day tour with one of the 'adventure companies', it cost me $512 US dollars, I think its about $800 Australian. There were 12 of us, which is their maximum. We went from Bangkok out west to the border with Myanmar (Burma). We visited an orphanage, we rode elephants, travelled by tuk tuk, travelled by the same buses the Thai's use to get around, we stayed in basic but fantastic accommodation (get used to using squat toilets - which are no where near as bad as they sound). We visited small villages I would never have seen. We stayed in a clean, simple but nice enough hotel with a lobby and everything! right near KaoSan road. After this tour I spent four days in Bangkok by myself and went to the Grand Palace, shopping, getting massages and my nails done, eating, wandering about. It was fantastic. Also went to the Tigers near Kanchanaburi, very cool, freaky but cool.
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 11:19 AM

Hi Deez,

We recently got back from our honeymoon in Thailand.

We spent 10 nights in Phuket. We stayed in Kamala Beach at The Aquamarine Resort. We went elephant trekking, to Phi Phi Island, shopping, to the theatre... it was a blast! Unfortunately there's not much left at Kamala Beach due to the tsunamis so I'd recommend you not stay there if you want to be close to the action. Patong is still very active though.

I have piccies in my link. PM me if you need any more info biggrin.gif

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE (fletch @ May 11 2005, 10:25 PM)
We are staying in a 4.5 star resort in Karon (heard its less hectic than Patong - anyonme have any comments?).

We stayed a few kms outside of Patong but found we were getting tuk tuk sinto Patong daily to go shopping, Patong is really fun and it would have been better for us to be in walking distance of it.

I heard the merlin beach resort is not that far from Patong but still quiet.

We stayed on Phi Phi island for 10nights as well on the quiet side of the island where there is one resort, that was heaven, my happy place rolleyes.gif .
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE (deez @ May 10 2005, 08:29 AM)
Hey, we're contemplating Thailand for our honeymoon.  What Im wanting to know is, have you been there, where did you stay, was there enough to do etc...and of course, is the shopping good????


I've been to Thailand 6 times in the past 20 years and just love it. My first trip was nearly 20 years ago - we backpacked for 6 weeks from Bangkok, to Chang Mai, to Chang Rai (trekked & stayed with the Karon Hill tribes - awesome), to The Golden Triangle, Mai Sai (on the Burma border) and then into Burma for a few days, then headed back down south to the beaches (Phuket, Ko Samui (before it had an airport), Phi Phi and other small islands).

I loved my first trip so much that many years later I/we still continue to go back. smile.gif

I'm sure you'll love it over there. The shopping is great, food yummy, people just beautiful and the scenery spectacular in spots!

A couple of recommendations. Check out the Grand Palace, have a drink at The Banyan Tree Hotel roof top bar (an open air bar on the 60th floor), take a ride in a Tuk Tuk, go to Patpong Road and check out the markets and the bars (can be an eye opener), get clothes made by a tailor (I got 3 country road suits copied for a few hundred dollars), do the trip to Phang Nga bay where you canoe through holes/caves into the middle of these islands (its fantastic).... there's really so much to do ....and I've waffled on too much! smile.gif



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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:45 PM

these all sound amazing!!!

Do you mind if I asked you an approximate cost for your holidays, or the stays in hotels??? I need a rough guestimate...only if you dont mind!

Think we've made up our minds for our honeymoon though!!!

Thank you all for responding!

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:14 AM

Hi We booked our Thailand honeymoon yesterday!! We're paying about $2000 pp inc flights, 7 nights accommodation, taxes, private transfers from airport to hotel, breakfast daily and a dinner for two. Resort is a little south of Hua Hin 4.5 stars with a beachfront room. We are travelling in mid- late September this year.
We were going to Hamilton Island but it has worked out cheaper to go overseas (which is a little dissappointing!!).
I know there are cheaper deals also. My aunt and uncle are going to Hua Hin in December. For about $1800 they get 20 days accomodation, flights etc. I think the difference is in that we are staying in a suite whereas their rooms are more like standard hotel rooms.
Hope that is a help.
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