Thailand’s sunny islands and sandy beaches are known to be some of the most beautiful in the world. But if lazing around on stunning beaches isn’t your thing, fret not because there is something for every couple.
Next to the beautiful Andaman sea, Phuket, Thailand has appeared in many a travel brochure and is one of the largest out of the top few quintessential must-visit islands filled with picture-perfect scenery and a rich culture inspired by a long and interesting history. Remove all the hassle of planning the perfect holiday trip with this guide and better spend the energy preparing for the quintessential romantic journey.
Kick off your shoes and spend some quality time with your loved one in this equatorial paradise.
Inspired but hate the process of travel planning? Find out all you need to know to plan a romantic 5-day Phuket Trip down below!
Travel duration - Why a 5 day trip is perfect.
If you’re working, we’ll recommend taking 3 days off. Fly off on Wednesday, count in 2 days from the weekend, and you’re all set for the mini-honeymoon you’ve been dreaming of!
Accommodation - where should we stay in Phuket?
For some peace and quiet and generally more chill vibes, find the most beautiful luxury resorts, sweeping bays, beach clubs, restaurants within the chic enclaves of Surin and Kamala.
Check out our recommended best hotels for couples in Phuket to find the perfect accommodation for the best holiday. Read on to check out our recommendation for unique places to stay at.
Activities - what is there to do in Phuket?
1. Go on a boat ride tour
2. Couple spaWhat’s better than going for a spa pampering session? Enjoying it with your beloved of course! (unless he/she snores) Many hotels and resorts will offer this service.
After the both of you are all rubbed out and feeling more flexible, head back to your hotel room for some more relaxation.
3. For those who have already put a ring on it or are intending to, renew or say your vows with a Thai wedding!Thailand’s many islands and resorts specialise in destination weddings and honeymoons. If you are staying at Laguna Phuket or Kata Thani, you can ask the concierge to arrange a Thai Wedding Ceremony for you. Depending on you and your fiancé/fiancée’s preferences, it can range from a simple ceremony with blessings from Thai monks, to a full scale wedding party with dinner by the sea, photographer and a live band. Everything will be taken care of for you, and all you need to do is say “I do!”.
4. Go snorkelling / scuba diving!For those who are PADI certified, go diving together! Don’t just admire the Andaman Sea from its surface, discover and explore its underwater realm! If you have yet to get your PADI certification but want to dive, Phuket’s dive centre can offer a ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ crash course. Racha Island has clear blue waters and vibrant marine life. If you already have your licence and can afford to get a good live-aboard cruise, some large boats have large private cabins with comfy big beds!
5. Languidly stroll along a deserted beach
For more activities to add to your itinerary, here are 15 most romantic things to do in Phuket.
Dining - what is there to eat in Phuket?A romantic dinner by the seashore? That’s the ultimate experience.
If there’s one thing Phuket has, it is romantic restaurants. The craggy coastline is dotted with picturesque bays, coves, and several award-winning restaurants with views that will scream romance. Set on beachside cliffs and with sensational sunset views, Diavolo Restaurant in Paresa Resort (Kamala Beach) or Mom Tri’s Kitchen in Kata Noi provide the idyllic setting for romantic dining, or for that perfect sunset cocktail. Casuarina at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket and Boathouse are the go-to restaurants for beachside dining.
With so many romantic dining options to choose from, we present you our 10 Most Romantic restaurants in Phuket to impress your loved one.
Budget: how much will we spend?
Thai people are known to be some of the most hospitable in the world and will go to great lengths to ensure you and your partner experience the romantic trip of a lifetime! For the foodie-couple, just the food on its own already warrants a trip to the land of smiles. Whether you’re just dating, just married, or just celebrating a special anniversary, a romantic escapade to Phuket is sure to have you falling in love all over again.
Ready, set, jet to Phuket!
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