Don’t think that Phuket is just for people who want to party – Phuket is an incredibly romantic destination and the ideal place for a honeymoon, special anniversary, or just time together as a couple. If you’re looking for a romantic escape stay away from the crazy party places and take time to relax in a luxurious romantic resort, in a secluded location. Phuket has plenty of romantic resorts to choose from. And when you want to take the romance to the next level, try one of these loved-up activities.
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1) Spend Your Time in a Private Pool Villa
When you want to spend time just the two of you, you don’t want to share the pool with everyone else. Book a villa with a private pool so you can soak up the sun together in total privacy. Infinity pools facing the sunset are an added romantic extra. If you can’t afford a private pool villa for your entire stay, why not splurge for the last two nights as a surprise? Beautiful private pool villas even come with romantic luxury extras like candlelit baths, private butlers, and massage suites.
2) Enjoy a Romantic Beachfront Dinner
Phuket has so many romantic, special restaurants by the shore that you will be spoiled for choice when you want to impress your partner with a romantic meal. Choose a restaurant with tables on the sand and go just before sunset to take full advantage of the moment. Many restaurants in Phuket overlook the ocean and depending on where you are staying you can find inexpensive or fancy establishments serving everything from seafood to Indian food. If you are staying in a luxury resort you may also be able to book a special get-away-from-it-all meal for just the two of you on the sand of a deserted beach.
3) Enjoy a Couple’s Spa Experience
Spend time with your loved one while enjoying a relaxing and pampering day (or few hours) with a couple’s spa treatment special. Treatments vary but usually include a shared bath, time in the sauna together, and then shared massage treatments or aromatherapy. When you relax together you reconnect – perfect for couples celebrating an anniversary. Most spas offer couples treatments.
4) Take a Sunset Dinner Cruise
You don’t need to splash out on a private boat – although this is certainly romantic (and pricey) – many sunset cruises that take you into Phang Nga Bay are just as romantic even when you share the boat with others. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to be close to each other and share a special moment to remember as the sun sets and you cruise close to the islands.
5) Go Snorkeling Together
Get a private charter boat to take you around tiny deserted islands where you can hop off, snorkel, swim, and lie on the sand before getting back on the boat for cocktails. A great day spent with your partner making memories – you could cruise around Phi Phi Island or Racha Island. The private boat makes the experience more special.
6) Spend the Night on Racha or Similan Island
The joy of spending the night in one of these places is waking up in the morning to have the place to yourself before the rest of the visitors come, or walking along the beach at night when there is no one else in sight. Staying on one of these islands can be luxurious or basic, depending on where you stay.
7) Cruise Phang Nga Bay
You can be active while still being romantic – take a trip into Phang Nga Bay to explore the hidden caves and bays, swim, snorkel, then enjoy a few drinks on the boat back to your resort. The landscape is unforgettable and the experience is certainly romantic when you are with the person you love.
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8) Take a Couples Diving Trip
Diving is a great activity to share. You can bond over the experience and see some amazing sights underwater. You don’t need to travel far to get a good dive, although you can charter a romantic liveaboard cruise if you want.
9) Have Your Wedding on Phuket
What could be more romantic than a wedding? Many people get married on the island, and there are a variety of different options available from a traditional western ceremony to a Thai wedding. You could get married on the beach, or on a small island in a lagoon. You don’t have much to do – just turn up and enjoy the occasion!
10) Walk Along a Deserted Beach
Finally, what could be more romantic than simply strolling along a white sand beach at sunset with no one else in sight? You can find some gorgeous, tranquil beaches in Phuket and as the sun goes down they are practically deserted. Take some time with each other and enjoy.
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