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    Koh Samui

    Jane's verdict:

    Koh Samui on the Gulf of Siam is an island of tropical jungle, dreamy beaches and turquoise coves. Famed for its Ang Thong National Marine Park, honeymooners will find peace and harmony here. Stay at a luxury hotel such as the Napasai or Four Seasons and enjoy intimate beachfront dinners, Thai massages for two and private infinity pools.

    Recommended tour operator: Cox & Kings

    Cox & Kings says

    For honeymooners looking to combine relaxation in stunning surroundings with a host of things to do, Koh Samui is an excellent choice – and we’ve picked the very best hotels for the ultimate in romantic indulgence.

    • Great for spa lovers
    • Luxury hotels
    • Unique experiences

    The luxurious Belmond Napasai, (the Belmond brand was formerly known as the Orient Express group), offers splendid isolation, with its quiet beach and extensive grounds of cashew, palm and coconut trees ensuring privacy. Enjoy private beach-front dinners or Thai massages in the delightful spa. Accommodation here ranges from sea view villas to beachfront villas and private pool residencies.

    Alternatively, the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is located in tropical gardens on a hillside with spectacular views over the Gulf of Thailand. Villas with private infinity pools look out onto Laem Yai Bay, Koh Phangan and the Gulf of Siam.

    Koh Samui itself, Thailand’s third largest island, offers plenty of things to do, from visits to fishing villages to amazing snorkelling and scuba diving at the Angthong National Marine Park.

    The Buddhist culture is evident in the many temples and pagodas dotted around, and there are many bars and restaurants if you prefer to venture out in the evenings.

    If you can tear yourselves away from the beach, pool or privacy of your accommodation, boat excursions can be taken to surrounding islands as well as nature walks to visit beautiful waterfalls.

    Koh Samui is easy to reach. It’s a short flight from Bangkok (with the option to add on a night or two in this buzzing city) – and the charming airport, complete with pretty gardens and rattan armchairs, is one of our favourites anywhere in the world.

    Click here for more about honeymoons in Koh Samui. Also see the best time to visit Thailand.

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