I recently came back from an amazing trip to Australia and Thailand with V Australia, a full service airline of the Virgin Blue Airlines group.
Now, maybe a routing via Australia is not the shortest way to get to Thailand, but it's certainly one of the most comfortable, especially when you sit and sleep on a feather bed in "Rock Star Row". The flight becomes a distention by itself with the most amazing, friendly service where the word no does not exist. Australian's are known to be friendly and it certainly showed in all of the V Australia staff, from check-in to cabin crew.
When we arrived in Sydney, I stayed at the Taj Blue, which is a contemporary style hotel in Sydney Harbor. The Taj Blue was built in a former ferry building which originally held the wool while it was waiting to be shipped overseas. They have kept all of the old construction and even have an indoor pool. Surrounded by hip and trendy restaurants and boasting amazing views, this hotel is a must when staying in Sydney.
From Sydney, I flew to Phuket on V Australia and slept in feather bed high above the clouds.
Outside the hustle and bustle of Phuket town, I stayed at the private island resort of Yao Noi, a Six Senses Resort. With my own private villa, indoor/outdoor bathroom, private pool and living room I really felt like a celebrity. The staff is incredibly friendly and you even have your own villa butler. The resort is built on a hillside with the most amazing views of "James Bond" island from every villa.
All in all, an incredible trip of amazing beauty with unlimited potential for adventure and romance. Sound like your dream honeymoon? Ask me how you can go!