So far the best deals you have found are through Agoda.com and you see “5 star” rooms starting at 69$. If you live in the US and any Thailand hotel hunting tips would be helpful. We just want a nice place to recover for a couple days after the 29 hour flight and adjust to the jet lag. Here are some advices you need to know about it!
1- $69 per night is pretty good if it is a genuine 5 star hotel! Just make sure the price you are getting is all inclusive. In Bangkok a lot of advertised hotel prices exclude taxes and fees. Often there will be an additional 17.5% on top of the advertised price. Sometimes it is marked by +++ next to the price. Although usually Agoda lists all inclusive prices.
2 – There are lots of great luxury hotels in Bangkok and often at really great prices. After you have selected one be sure to go to one of the review websites and see what people have to say.
3- Fly into Bangkok. Check into the Peninsula hotel (for an extra $50, they’ll pick you up at the airport in one of their famous green Mercedes). If the Peninsula, at $200 a night, is not frugal-icious enough for you, try the Dream, about $60 a night and still 5-stars.
4- Spend one or two days recovering from the flight, poking around Bangkok, or whatever else occurs to you to do in on your honeymoon. (If you are an adventurous couple, the Bangkok demimonde is quite safe and quite reasonably priced.)
5- Fly down to Krabi, $20 people each way. There, depending on your tastes, you can do luxury resort ($50 a day), hut on the beach ($10 a day), or AirBnB (anything you want). Encourage your new bride to get a massage every day, even twice a day; at $6 an hour, you’ll never pay less.
6- Eat food from street vendors. It’s cheaper, tastier, and cleaner than restaurant food. Avoid hotel restaurants and tourist joints. Look for either local places or cafes run by expats. Don’t buy custom clothing. Do not rent a jet-ski! You will “damage” it for sure and they will extort hundreds of dollars from you for “repairs”.