A Couples Guide to Phuket – Love in Paradise

Phuket, the Jewel of the Andaman: A Couples Guide to the Ultimate Romantic Getaway

“In your smile I see something more beautiful than the stars …” Isn’t it just great being in love? Even better if you and the love of your life can spend the perfect honeymoon or romantic holiday in Phuket, the Jewel of the Andaman. Serene white beaches, an impossibly crystal-clear sea, sun and palm trees are to be expected in this tropical paradise but there is much more to Phuket than meets the eye. There are so many things to do for couples and, especially, romantic things to do in Phuket. Our couples guide to Phuket will walk you through the many options of places to stay, things to do and where to eat.


Nothing quite like a romantic trip to Thailand. The tropical, balmy atmosphere, numerous quiet, private beaches and exquisite sunsets are the ideal ingredients for a romantic breakaway. Make sure you are on good footing with the concierge and hotel staff as they will tell you where the best spots are and, depending on the establishment, even supply blankets and picnic baskets for beach picnics.

Anantara Phuket Villas

Anantara Phuket Villas, located on Mai Khao Beach. The resort has 83 totally private pool villas, with discreet waterways and hidden pathways. Expect world-class amenities and in-room electronics to add that touch of luxury.

Banyan Tree Phuket

Or try Banyan Tree Phuket, a five-star resort, located on Bangtao Beach. Treat yourself to the complete privacy of a pool villa with en-suite bathroom and wonderfully indulgent sunken bath, garden gazebo and Wi-Fi access. Be sure to ask about dinner on their classic long tail boat for Banyan Tree Phuket’s sunset cruise on the lagoon and enjoy the ultimate romantic dinner for only you and your partner with delicious Thai food.

Sala Phuket Beach Resort

The Sala Phuket Beach Resort in Mai Khao Beach is a good choice if you are looking for a private, intimate stay. You can personalize your stay before you arrive to take full advantage of the wide range of activities on offer. After Dark tours to some of Phuket’s most dazzling extravaganza cabarets, private charters to Phi Phi and Pang Nga, private yoga sessions and even cooking classes. Book one of the Sala Pool Villas with its large sliding doors opening up to your own private pool and loungers in lush garden surroundings.

Cape Sienna Phuket Gourmet Hotel & Villas

Cape Sienna Phuket Gourmet Hotel & Villas is a chic, modern and romantic 5-star resort on Kamala beach with stunning sea views. In addition to the exclusive spa with massage service, you can look forward to exquisite dining at the Plum Prime Steakhouse, enjoy a romantic time at the hotel’s bar or savor a refreshing cocktail at the poolside snack bar. Book one of the Honeymoon Suits, located in the corners of the buildings and boasting terraces with a private jacuzzi.

Sawasdee Village

Sawasdee Village, a one-of-a-kind exotic oasis, is located amidst lush nature and just a short distance from Kata beach. With its glimmering pools, stunning waterfalls, and award-winning spa, the resort provides a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere. Visitors will be transported to an ethereal paradise, surrounded by the fragrance of essential oils and the tranquil sounds of waterfalls. Every aspect of Sawasdee Village has been carefully crafted and curated for a unique experience.


From lapping up the sun on any of Phuket’s pristine beaches to taking on more adventurous day trips to the islands, only your imagination can set limits to romantic things to do in Phuket. Couples are especially spoilt for choice – it’s a romantic paradise island after all!

Private Sunrise Sea Canoe Day Trip to Samet Nangshe, Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island

This unique trip will take you on a journey to experience the amazing sunrise over the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint in Phang Nga Bay, as well as enjoying an uncrowded tour of the islands. You will be picked up at your hotel early in the morning in your very own mini van, then head to Samet Nangshe Viewpoint to watch the sunrise over Phang Nga Bay. Then indulge in a local breakfast in Phang Nga before heading out onto a sea canoe exploration. A longtail boat with the local fisherman will take you to visit James Bonds Island and Flamingo Cave, where you can canoe around Hong Island. Have a romantic lunch on the beach in private, enjoy a swim and take in the sun and beauty of nature. On the way back you will drop by to enjoy sea canoeing through the mangrove forest located just at the mouth of the Phang Nga Bay rivers banks.

Couple Diving on Similan Islands

Considered to be one of the top 10 dive destinations in the world, Similan Island comprises 9 granite islands and numerous small rock outcroppings. The diving varies from gently sloping coral reefs to deep rocky gorges and dizzying landscapes. Experience world-renowned dive sites like Elephant Head, East of Eden and Christmas Point to encounter some 500 species of hard and soft corals and an amazing variety of marine life including leopard sharks, guitar rays, whale sharks, manta rays and turtles. If you are there at the right time you may even encounter some dolphins.

Explore Mai Thon, the Honeymoon Island

Also known as honeymoon island, Mai Thon offers a superb day out, only 15 minutes from Phuket by speedboat. The island is small but with a large and quiet beach and a green hill as a backdrop. Accommodation includes a small hotel and just a few bungalows that used to be the ultimate luxury in Phuket. If you visit for a day trip, you can have lunch, drinks or even a massage at the hotel.

One Night Star Gazing at Ratchaprapa Dam in Khao Sok

Touch the stars and make a wish. Ratchaprapa Dam (also called Cheow Lam Lake) is in the heart of Khao Sok National Park, surrounded by jungle-forests and limestone cliffs, and completely removed from the outside world – there is no phone reception! Enjoy clear blue water by day and clear, starry skies by night. The best place to stay over is in one of the floating bungalows. Kayaks are usually available for hire from close to your bungalow. Go for an excursion on one of the longtail boats across the lake. In the forest surrounding the lake you will find several monkey species, water buffalo, elephants, bears and some of the world’s largest flower species like the Rafflesia which measures a meter across.

Take a Helicopter Tour over Phuket for the Best Views

Imagine an unforgettable luxury helicopter ride over Phuket, where you have the chance to explore the beautiful beaches and bays along the west coast of Phuket. Some of the impressive sights you will see from the air include Phang Nga Bay, Koh Panyi, the Muslim Floating Village as well as Koh Tapu, more commonly known as James Bond Island.

Everlasting Memories with Elephants at a Sanctuary

For an almost spiritual experience and great memories you can take home with you, visit the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary to meet the elephants, learn all about them and support ethical elephant tourism. 9 Dee Elephant Sanctuary is perfectly located in a natural habitat with acres of free space, foliage, fresh air and free flowing water where the elephants can co-habit with each other and other wildlife after their long working lives. Morning or half-day visits allow you to help feed and shower the animals, get right up close and even enjoy a mud bath with these gentle giants. The local restaurant offers a great menu!


If there were a menu for Thailand as a country, world-class cuisine would be printed all over it. Prepare for some superb dining experiences, one of the must-do items on the list of things to do for couples in Phuket.

Sunset Sailing Dinner on a Junk in Phuket

There is nothing quite like a romantic sunset cruise on a Chinese junk, don’t you agree? I mean, how often do you get the chance to enjoy a sunset dinner cruise with your special someone? Book a sunset cruise from Phuket to Phang Nga Bay on a junk (Chinese sailing ship). These trips usually depart at 4 pm and spend around 5 hours sailing around Phuket while you watch the sunset over sundowners before settling in for a buffet dinner and wine, music and dancing.

Romantic Sunset Picnic on the Beach

What better way to surprise your partner than the combination of beach, sunset and romance? Whether it be a romantic picnic dinner on one of Phuket’s pristine beaches while sipping a glass of champagne, watching the sun slowly set into the crystal blue sea, or just a nice romantic picnic on a mountain top under the starry skies, a private romantic picnic is the perfect memorable experience. See our selection of the best romantic picnic options.

Romantic Dining with Spectacular Sunset Views

Phuket offers a large choice of dining experiences for couples that are special, unique and memorable. For breathtaking sunset views while dining there are plenty to choose from. Couples who are looking for a special dining experience can check out our selection of the best romantic dining experiences in Phuket.

We hope that the above will help you plan your perfect romantic getaway in Phuket with all its romantic possibilities. We have gone through every corner of the island to find unique and romantic dining experiences that will wow both you and your partner. They’re perfect for honeymoons, newlyweds, an anniversary, birthday or even just a simple romantic surprise in Phuket. Check our selection of the best romantic dining places and experiences in Phuket.

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