Phuket is the perfect romantic getaway for couples looking for more than just your bog standard ‘lovers getaway’. With tropical beaches, lush forests and plenty of delicious fine dining experiences, Phuket can play host to the trip of a lifetime for you and your loved one. There is a reason why it is the honeymoon capital of Thailand, and it will not let you down when it comes to making some magical memories.
When planning a trip to Phuket, the most romantic setting is always that of the beach, and Phuket has some of the most amazing beaches in the world. We stayed right on the beachfront at a gorgeous and chic villa just a stone’s throw away from the ocean. There is something about the warm sea air, the sounds and smells of the ocean and the laid back way of life that makes the beach the ultimate paradise for couples.
Beaches to visit - No trip to Phuket is complete without a trip to one of its many exotic beaches, the most notable being that of Pang Nga bay. Similar to Halong bay in Vietnam, its towering rock-scapes jut out across the ocean and emerge from the crystal clear waters like statues. For a list of must visit beaches, please check out our top 10 must visit beaches in Phuket.
Taking a cruise through the bay is one of the most romantic things you can do in Phuket. The best time to go if possible is at sunset when the rocks are turned into silhouettes against the golden sky.
That is not the only beach to take advantage of though. Phuket has literally hundreds of stunning beaches to spend a day at, some busy with tourists and others deserted.
Snorkeling - Phuket has some of the clearest waters in Thailand, and they are filled with an abundance of fish and other sea life. While many people enjoy scuba diving when in Thailand, in Phuket a snorkel and a pair of goggles will more than suffice.
You will be amazed at the variety of fish that surround you and seem to have no fear. There is also the opportunity to see some real sea monsters if you are lucky, including octopus, eels and the occasional shark. Don’t worry though; they are not interested in having you for lunch.
A snorkeling trip is the best way to go as the boats tend to know of the very best places to see. It can be very romantic enjoying an underwater world with your loved one, and even better if you have a waterproof camera to catch some magical memories together. If you're the adventurous type you can try these adrenaline pumping activities in Phuket.
Food to try - It’s a no-brainer when it comes to the best food to try when in Phuket. Being right on the Andaman Sea means an abundance of delicious and exotic seafood is on offer wherever you go. Not forgetting the delicious local grown fruits and traditional Thai cuisine. We recently covered a list of 9 must try dining experiences in Phuket.
Many hotels offer a free breakfast from early morning until around 11 am. You may think that these will be generic hotel breakfasts, but you would be wrong. A huge selection of fruits, soups, rice dishes, curries and European style foods are available to suit every palette.
Some of the best food you can try in Phuket are Tom Kha Gai (a spicy chicken and coconut soup) Massaman curry (a deep, rich stew-like curry) Kai-Jeal talay (seafood omelette) and Bualoy (a coconut cream dessert with taro pearls and a poached egg)
No matter what you try, you are sure to be delighted with the plethora of foods available. If you have more western standards for food there are many restaurants that cater for this, but seeing as you’re in Thailand, why not make the most of the experience and enjoy a romantic atmospherically lit dinner on the beach with your significant other.
Phuket is the ideal honeymooner’s vacation spot and makes for some wonderful memories surrounded by outstanding natural beauty. Every year tens of thousands of couples descend on Thailand for a romantic and relaxing getaway, and it’s easy to see why when you experience the country first hand. There really is no other place quite like it, and Phuket stands out from the crowd due to its lush tropical climate, serene beaches and all round romantic vibe.