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Old Jan 29, 18, 1:52 pm
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szacksanders
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Florida, US
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Thailand Honeymoon Help for Nov/Dec 2018

Hey everyone,

First, thanks already for all the help. This forum has been a tremendous resource for planning our honeymoon. With that said, I was hoping the FT community could weigh in on our itinerary. Should we remove certain spots? Add others? Best value accommodation wise?

We are thinking of an 18 day trip through Thailand with a budget around $10K USD for all hotel stays. We are young and fairly active so we don't mind being on the move too much.
  • Bangkok: Nov. 20th - 23rd
    • Hotels: Marriott Marquis Queens Park or Marriott Suk. (in order of preference from my research)
    • My finance is Platinum with Marriott/SPG and has a free night certificate to use, which should help with overall trip affordability
  • Chiang Mai: Nov. 23rd - 27th
    • Hotels: 137 Pillars, Four Seasons Chiang Mai, Dhara Dhevi, Anantara
    • Currently booked at Dhara Dhevi with a refundable rate through Amex FHR as it seems like the best bang for buck as of now with their 3rd night free offer
    • We had our hearts set on 137 Pillars, but rates recently skyrocketed compared to a week ago. This is probably due to Loy Krathong Festival. Not sure if this is permanent or we can expect them to come back down.
  • Golden Triangle: Nov. 27th - 29th
    • Hotels: Four Seasons Tented Camp, Anantara GT
    • Budgeted for Anantara as it appears FS is just too expensive for our budget
  • Phuket/Krabi: Nov. 29th - Dec. 3rd
    • Hotels: Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay, Rayavadee, Renaissance Phuket, JW Marriott Phuket, JW Khao Lak
    • Fiance's heart is set on Phulay Bay, but we (mainly me) are intrigued by Rayavadee's Experience Package which comes to about $2200 USD for breakfast, dinners, couples massage, and cooking class/rock climbing excursion
    • We are generally leaning towards Krabi over Phuket as well based off what I have read here and other places
  • Koh Samui: Dec. 3rd - 7th
    • Hotels: Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Conrad, W
    • We have budgeted for Four Seasons as our biggest splurge stay, but could be willing to switch depending on options
Thanks again in advance!
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