Thailand, the name is synonymous with every image your mind can conjure about an exciting holiday in an exotic destination that never cease to captivate its visitors with drop-dead scenery of turquoise oceans, beaches, idyllic islands, rain forests, golden statues and revered temples. From the ancient Lanna Kingdoms in the north in places like Chiang Mai and right down to the south where islands lay scattered in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea, the place is a tourist magnet.
Of all these many fascinating places to visit, Phuket seems to possess some extra magical attraction, because over the years the steady stream of visitors to the island has become a ceaseless torrent. Though this may tell you what an incredible holiday destination this island has to be, heading for the shores of a tropical island we all, especially when on honeymoon or some other romantic break, want to share paradise with as few others as possible and dream of staying on a beach reserved just for us. But with more than 8 000 000 visitors per year that may seem like wishful thinking.
Attractions In Phuket Thailand
An approximate 30-minute drive by winding road from electrifying Patong is Naithon Beach. It is an impeccable stretch of sand and during the dry months, November to end April, the turquoise sea is as calm as a placid lake. For some reason, this immaculate beach has largely escaped the eyes of developers and consequently, apart from a guest house here and there, only two beach resort accommodation venues are available. Thus, with the limited number of people to share this piece of paradise you could very well think the beach is indeed reserved just for you. Perched on the rocks above the beach and wrapped in surrounding rain forest the 5 star Pullman Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa has villas with your own private pool from where you have a bird’s eye view of the glorious scenery, adding serious spice to the romantic atmosphere of the secluded location.
Something you might have to compromise when staying in quieter secluded locations on the island is having island amenities like restaurants, markets and shops in close proximity, not that the resorts themselves do not cater for all your needs. Nevertheless, it’s nice not having to travel too far when you feel like some retail therapy, exploring markets and enjoying the lively atmosphere of vibrant restaurants in the company of others before escaping back to your hidden sanctuary. If you want to be far enough to still enjoy exclusivity and serene tranquility, yet close enough for convenient access to the enticements of the island, try out Surin Beach. In a part of this area called Pansea Bay, The Surin Phuket, a 5-star resort rated among the top ten on the island sits at the base of a forest covered hill and directly on a flawless beach. Here, the only other souls you’ll encounter are your fellow hotel guests.
Just south of Phuket Town, the capital of the island, the small Panwa Peninsula is flanked by Chalong Bay to its west and fascinating Phan Nga Bay to its east. Both feature small scattered islands just of Phuket’s shores adding to the amazing views. Located right at the tip of the peninsula is the Cape Panwa Hotel sporting one of the most pristine settings on a private beach. It does not get more exclusive than that.
The beach is lined with palm trees, sparkling white and the water clear and calm year round and the atmosphere is peaceful and romantic.
You can have a villa with your own private pool and two bedroom family friendly suites and, in most of them you will wake up in the morning to be greeted by amazing views of the bay.
On the other side of Chalong Bay to the west is Rawai, known for its restful demeanor, beautiful views and pristine nature. If you want to find yourself in tropical wonderland and need your holiday to be extra romantic, check out The Visit Resort located on Friendship Beach. There are few places where you will enjoy the same level of privacy in a villa directly on the beach complimented by extraordinary views. You can get out of your bed; literally give one step into your own private pool and watch the sun rise over the bay. Like the Cape Panwa Hotel, The Visit also has two bedroom accommodations for families and a kids club for their young guests.
Kata Noi Beach
Kata is another of those areas like Surin Beach where peaceful tranquility and lots of privacy can be had without being miles away from the nearest civilization. It is located just south of Karon, so an exciting nightlife, shops, markets and restaurants are moments away. Kata is divided into the main Kata Beach and the much smaller, even more exclusive, quiet and extraordinarily scenic Kata Noi Beach, cut off by a rocky outcrop from the main beach.
Located directly on this flawless stretch of sand The Shore at Katathani Phuket Resort and Spa, one the best and most romantic all pool villa hotels in Phuket. It is also an adult’s only resort which only accepts guests over 12 years of age, punctuating the resort’s efforts to maintain a quiet and romantic atmosphere. This travel guide will help you while you visit Phuket Thailand.