Phuket is without a doubt one of the most romantic places on earth. The long, white sand beaches and the swaying palm trees, the magical sunsets and the gorgeous romantic resorts – the beauty of Phuket and its luxury accommodation combine to create a truly special place to celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary. And if you are in Phuket for Valentine’s Day you can really push the boat out and give your partner an evening to remember. Discover the best restaurants for a romantic dinner a deux on the island of Phuket the best the island has to offer with a special atmosphere. Red roses optional!
1. Phuket Pavilions 360 Restaurant and Bar
As you may imagine from the name, this restaurant has a 360-degree setting that makes it fairly unique among Phuket dining establishments. Located on Layan Beach, the Phuket Pavilions restaurant is romantic, small, and interesting. The food is good, and the setting is divine – you’ll enjoy a great romantic evening if you come here.
2. Da Maurizio
If you adore fine wines, gourmet food and excellent service but you don’t want to pay New York or Paris prices, then Da Maurizio is the place to go. This sophisticated Phuket restaurant serves amazing food and it has a reputation for elegant, romantic dining but it is still a lot cheaper than its counterparts in the US or Europe. Da Maurizio has won awards for its food and service. The restaurant is located in the center of things on Patong Beach Road. Read more by DaMaurizio
3. Diavolo Restaurant
For location, this restaurant is hard to beat. Set on a cliffside looking down over the crashing waves on Phuket’s west coast, Diavolo has a view to remember. If you want to look at something other than each other, this is the most impressive view you can find. This stylish restaurant has a long list of wines from around the world and serves Italian food with Thai dishes too. The service is swift and good natured, and the resort that houses Diavolo – the Paresa Resort – is peaceful and laid-back. Come to this restaurant if you want to spend hours chilling out, enjoying a drink or two with food, and admiring the view.
4. Mom Tri’s Kitchen
Mom Tri’s Kitchen at the Villa Royale resort in Kata Noi is a perfect combination of fine food, romantic surroundings, and elegant wines. The garden is a pleasure to sit in at night, and the interior is well-decorated and tranquil. This restaurant is ideal for a Valentine’s dinner as you will get all the peace and privacy you desire, while enjoying some first-class food.
5. Tunk Ka Cafe
A romantic restaurant in Phuket Town? Try Tunk Ka Café. The restaurant is on the top of Khao Rang Hill and has a wooden outdoor terrace with views over the city. A quirky place with well-priced food and drink that will provide an evening to remember.
6. Boathouse Wine & Grill
This stylish Phuket favorite is located at Kata Beach and is within a beachfront boutique hotel. The Boathouse boasts an admirable wine list and serves some of the most delicious food in Phuket. Add to this the delightful romantic ambience, with the surf splashing in the background and the stars twinkling in the sky, and you’ve got a night to remember. The Boathouse serves French and Asian dishes with gourmet touches and the service is spot-on. To get to the Boathouse, go through the center of Kata and turn right when you reach the final junction.
7. White Box
The White Box restaurant is split into several levels and built into rocks overlooking the coast. The romantic space is cleverly designed and has numerous rooms including a bar and an outside terrace with white furniture and romantic lighting. The beach down below provides the stunning backdrop to your romantic evening here at White Box.
8. La Gritta
If you’re staying in the heart of Patong you may think that you need to travel outside the town in order to find a nice romantic restaurant for Valentine’s Day. But La Gritta proves you wrong – located at the Amari Coral Beach Resort, the restaurant has a lovely setting with fine views over the whole of Patong bay, plus a wide range of excellent Italian dishes. The price is not bad, either, so this is a good option for when you want to impress someone but you can’t afford to spend a fortune.
9. Blue Elephant
For a dining experience to remember, visit Blue Elephant. This Phuket wonder is a renovated mansion house and it serves the best Thai food. The experience at this Phuket Town dining room is one to remember and it is a great place to celebrate a special anniversary or Valentine’s Day.
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