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Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

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Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

Hi, we are getting married in Ko Samui next April and naturally plan on having our Honeymoon after the wedding and flying from Bangkok to our honeymoon destination

A few options we like the idea of are

Bali

Hawaii (although I am not sure about flights from Bangkok)

Mauritius (again not sure about flights from Bangkok)

Java

Obviously Bali and Java are nearer but if anyone has any advice, tips on a destination within reach of Thailand that they could recommend that would be really helpful!

Cheers.

Ben&Sarah

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1. Re: Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

May I ask why you don't honeymoon in Thailand? If you are coming all the way for the wedding why not honeymoon here. From Koh Samui you can honeymoon in several different places across Thailand such as Koh Lanta or Koh Lak.

Personally I am not a fan of Bali nor Java.

Mauritus is beautiful and prefered it to Hawaii.

Other suggestions would be Fiji or New Caledonia which are closer to Australia.

Otherwise if you are willing to go London - Thailand - Hawaii why not go to an island in the Bahamas?

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2. Re: Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

It really depends on you budget and how many flights you are prepared to take.

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3. Re: Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

well i dont have 10's of thousands but dont mind going that extra mile (scuse the pun) for a great location. Is Mauritius accessible from Bangkok?

May I ask why you didnt like Bali and Java?

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4. Re: Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

I disagree about Bali, it's great, however, like the previous poster has said, if you're getting married in Koh Samui why not honeymoon there too? there are some lovely hotels, have a look at the Sala Samui, or Poppies .

If you don't want to stay in Koh Samui why not try Phuket or Krabi?

You can find some lovely places to stay.

You are spoiled for choice weatherwise in April, good luck!

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5. Re: Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

I think it is a bit crazy not to honeymoon in Thailand. We just got married in Samui and after the wedding etc, all we wanted to do for a little while was relax. I don' t think I would have wanted to get on a plane elsewhere - and I would definitely avoid going anywhere where you are going to get further jetlag.

I think Bali is lovely - not sure about the weather in April though - and there are some amazing resorts. Another alternative is somewhere like the Datai in Langkawi, Malaysia or Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia. Beautiful hotels in Ko Lanta in Thailand if you want to stay on a beach but go to another place in Thailand. Another option is to stay in one of the resort hotels in the north - take a look at the Four Seasons, Chiang Mai, the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi or the Anantara in Chiang Rai.

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6. Re: Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

You didn't say where you are getiing married in Samui but Tongsai Bay Seaview Cottages are so romantic! I would honeymoon in Samui or at least for part of the holiday. There is also Sila Evason which is aprt of the evason hideaways group. Amazing place and perfect for that honeymoon retreat but a few days there is probably enough. gorgeous though. I have just returned from both hotels!

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7. Re: Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

Hello, sorry for not replying sooner, hectic with work and the wedding allready!

We stayed at Rocky Resort (www.rockyresort.com) this August for 2 weeks in a Jr. beach front bungalow, we were knocked out by the quality and privacy of the resort, its not as large, contemporary and expensive! as Tongsai, which we visited on our wedding venue research and not as 'stuck in the middle of it' as Poppies (Chaweng), which in all honesty I think may be a little over rated.

We loved Rocky' so decided that was the venue for us. So to answer your questions we have had 2 weeks on Samui already so hence going somehwere else around that part of Indonesia would be ideal.

Can anyone recommend a short haul flight from bangkok? i.e 3/4 hours? Or a luxury resort on the nearing Thai islands?

The Bali flight from BK seems too long, but what about Java, Borneo, Cambodia? Are these quicker to get too? Sorry so many questions!

Thanks for the invaluble feedback as ever.

Ben&Sar :-)

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8. Re: Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

Borneo is fantastic for an adventure packed trip you can do excellent trekking there, but I am not sure that is what you are after.

You could head to Malaysia as suggested by the other poster maybe Tanjung Jara Resort is my favourite resort in Malaysia www.tanjongjararesort.com/location.htm. I could suggest catching a Berjaya Air flight Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur and spend a few nights in Kuala Lumpur staying at the Shangri-La which is my hotel of choice there and then catching a flight to Terrenganu where this resort is. It is just amazing!!!!

Shangri-La if it is affordable for you I would stay on the Horizon Club Floor the service, rooms and breakfasts are unbelievable!

Tanjung Jara is an amazing resort and very intimate. You can get bungalows that overlook the crystal clear sea. The service is very personalised the head chef comes out every night and cooks anything of your choice no menu! In addition the beach bbq is very romantic where you pick what you want and they bbq it infront of you. Just a fantastic place and option if you want to head to Malaysia. It is a very quick flight. Another plus Kuala Lumpur has excellent shopping.

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9. Re: Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

Also very good diving and snorkeling here.

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10. Re: Wedding in Samui but what about the Honeymoon?

Flight to Bali is only 4 hours, and would be a good contrast to Samui.