Thailand- Bangkok, Ko Samui, Ko Tao

by - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I thought I would share some of my thoughts on my honeymoon in Thailand on each place we visited. I have listed some of things we got up to that I would highly recommend. Thailand is a beautiful place with some crazy rules and ways of doing things and it has a special place in heart. It wasn't the perfect holiday by any means, expect to get a dodgy tummy at some point as it will happen and when it rains it rains. However I have some memories I will never forget.


I love a city and city with punch, Bangkok is crazy, visual and full of so much street food. I am not talking about a pristine cart that you go and order food from like London it is literally a gas hop, pots and pans, plates and cutlery stacked on a tiny table.
One of the things you must do is a visit a market, I haven't added this to the list below as this is a given. I wish I had visited more but with only 3 days there wasn't enough time to squeeze everything in, but it gives me an excuse to visit again.

Where we stayed : Aloft Hotel

Take a Taxi Boat

This is a great way to see the city from the river, especially if you are not there very long. The boats do get a bit hectic but that is all part of the fun. They are not very expensive either.

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Ayutthaya Ruins

The ruins are pretty beautiful and a great place to take photos. One bit of advice, take a hat it is all open and gets extremely hot and there is hardly any shade. We did a private tour so our tour guide walked round with us and was very knowledgable. 

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Summer Palace

The summer palace is an example of Thailand luxury. It is full of the palaces built for different Kings of Thailand. The detail is beautiful and each palace has a different look and feel.

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Street Food

You need to try some of the street food at least once. I had a papaya salad (a very popular dish) down a very famous back packer street and then a sugarcane wrapped in tapioca outside the ruins. Both were delicious but I have a sweet tooth so the tapioca was so good.

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Siam Nirammit Show

This was one of my favourite experiences it was like a taste of true Thai culture. You are not allowed to take your camera into the show but before the show starts there is like a little village showing traditional Thai houses with mini shows going on. This is what you can see below. It really is a magical show and if you love a musical I would highly recommend it.

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Ko/Koh Samui

I am not going to lie, we were not a fan of this place. I think it has been slightly spoilt by tourism and has become over run with them. The fisherman village side that we were on was lovely but when you head down to Chaweng it was like a western bomb had gone off and it was over run with what tourists would want rather then being more traditional like Bangkok and Ko Tao.  However there are still a couple of recommendations I still have. 

Where we stayed: Bandara Resort & Spa

Fisherman's Village Market

Make sure if you are going to Ko Samui you visit the market at Fishermans Village on a Friday night. I didn't take my camera as it was on and off raining and I am so glad I didn't as it chucked it down and we got drenched, so unfortunately I don't have an image for this one. However our dinner was filled with some amazing street food, I got my eye choker and the patchwork shirt you have seen in my outfit post here and also some gifts for the family.

Visit a Spa

The spa's in Ko Samui do have that luxury feel and are all beautiful decorated. We had two full body massages and a foot massage while there all at different places and all just as good. They always bring out green tea for you to have after, a little touch I loved.

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The Coffee Club

I love coffee and I love speciality coffees and located at the bottom of a food mall in Chaweng was the coffee club. While it was raining (yet again) we stopped off here for a beverage. I had a peanut butter frappe and it was incredible.

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Ko/Koh Tao

This island is a beautiful, memorising place. I would visit this place again in a heart beat. The beaches are stunning and you get a true sense of Thai life with uneven roads, complete lack of health and safety (road workers laying concrete in flip flops and shorts spring to mind) and stunning beaches. If you visit here you 100% want to hire a moped to get around.

Where we stayed: Haad Tien

Snorkel Trip

This is a MUST, I am not a fan of the sea or swimming in the sea but I forced myself to go snorkeling and I loved it. The fish are so beautiful and come up so close. It was definitely a magic moment for me.

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Sairee Beach

This beach was one of the most beautiful beaches I have been to. The sand was soft and the sea was shallow for a long way out which I loved. We went back to the same spot a few times.

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Nangyuan Island

You more then likely have seen photos of this place everywhere, so I am not going to go into too much detail but it is pretty breath taking.

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Love Koh Tao 

This is a viewing spot I am so glad I persuaded Glenn to visit, the views of the Island are incredible and it was so quirky. I sat and drunk an iced coffee while enjoying the stunning scenery.

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Hippo Burger Bistro

I bet you didn't expect that one, this burger was insanely good and I never in my wildest dreams expected to be shouting about a burger place in Koh Tao. If you are visiting Koh Tao and love a burger you must go here at least once. I had a caprese which consisted of a nicely cooked beef pate smothered in pesto, sun dried tomatoe and mozzarella...oh man my mouth is watering now.

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Now if you have made it this far I am seriously impressed, this is one beasty blog post but I have come to the end of my Thailand musts. If you haven't seen it yet check out my video diary, but be warned it may make you want to book your ticket straight away.

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  1. Thailand looks stunning! I'd love to go there one day. Taking a taxi boat looks like a great, inexpensive and unique way to do a bit of sightseeing; it's the type of thing you'd never know about if you hadn't read it on a blog so I'm super pleased I stopped by! The beaches literally look like a slice of heaven!

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