Phuket is the largest island in Thailand with a land area of approximately 540 square meters (almost the size of Singapore). Among the most romantic destinations for couples around the world. Perfect if you are looking for a honeymoon destination. If you are planning a romantic getaway and looking for romantic things to do in Phuket then this post is for you!
Phuket is home to over 500, 000 people who are mostly Thai or Chinese people. The island is located off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman sea and temperatures vary from between 21 degrees and 34 centigrade, but due to its unique geographical location. Amazing beaches around the island just waiting to be explored and perfect if you want to combine Phuket as part of a long trip, I have the perfect 3 week Thailand itinerary.
Below are some of the major attractions that have made Phuket a choice nest for love-birds and a destination for couples and lovers seeking a romantic place to relax and have fun.
Cool Phuket Activities For Couples
There are plenty of cool activities for couples. Below are a few ideas and some of which we took part in.
- Couples massages packages.
- Romantic candlelight dinner on the beach
- Private cooking classes
- Private couples photoshoot in Phuket
- Island hopping on a private boat tour around Phuket – on a catamaran, Thai tail boat or yacht. For a touch of luxury check out the Hype Boat Party.
- Private scuba diving course for two.
- For the adventurous, there is rock climbing or zorbing.
THINGS TO DO IN PHUKET FOR COUPLES PERFECT FOR A HONEYMOON
Whether you are looking for a chilled romantic holiday in Phuket or one filled with adventure, Phuket offers the best of both worlds to fulfill interest for pretty much everyone.
If you love relaxation while your partner likes diving or kayaking, you can both do your own thing and then meet up for other outings to temples, markets, food experiences like cooking classes and spa treatments for couples.
There are so many experiences not to be missed on any Phuket itinerary. There are also plenty of tours in Phuket to keep you entertained for part or all your holiday.
TAKE A TRIP TO KATA NOI BEACH
Looking for the best beaches in Phuket for couples, look no further than Kata Noi Beach. The scenery at this beach is overwhelming and breathe taking. You can be certain your spouse would not want to leave the serenity of this heavenly beach soon. Phuket is among the most beautiful places in Thailand and the beaches alone prove that.
Relax at the beach and let the cool breeze blow away your worry, take a romantic walk along the beautiful sands while holding the hands of each other or maybe go for a swim together in the clear blue water. Perfect your beach outing, with a quick romantic dinner by the beach, eat delicious Thai meals served by restaurants close to the bay, and savor the passion and love that transcend the atmosphere.
SEE THE BIG BUDDHA
There is no doubt that this iconic and magnificent work of art is the most visited place and the most famous structure in the city of Phuket, aside from its many beaches. The big Buddha statue is huge and gigantic, as it over look Phuket.
It’s a great place for couples to take advantage of the panoramic view and the lovely scenery and take those beautiful and memorable pictures, with the statue in the background. The huge statue is 25 meters wide and stands at 45 meters tall, it is highly adorned with a Burmese jade marble work. There is a little Buddhist monastery beside the statue, take your partner in and offer a little prayer. There are tours for Phuket city tour with Karon View Point, Big Buddha and Was Chalong that you can do to get the best spots done in one afternoon.
TRIP TO PHANG NGA BAY;
Also famously called the James Bond island, this island off Phuket is a major tourist attraction and it was further made famous when James bond came to act some 007 movie scenes there (the man with the golden gun). Hang Nga Bay is a wonder of nature to say the least, it sure promises to be a thrilling sight for you and your spouse. Lots of tourist swarm to the bay to feast their gaze on the rocky mountain, standing upside down in the middle of the water. With its sharp narrow end inside the water, as if the rock is upside down. The atmosphere around the bay is electrifying, shake off the cold with a warm embrace from your lover, as you join other visitors to marvel at the wonder of mother-nature.
The best way to get up close to Phang Nga Bay is to book a boat tour from the ferry points in Phuket, or you take the faster option, the speed boat cruise.
Also Read: Exploring Phang Nga Bay In Thailand
TAKE A TRIP TO WAT CHALONG TEMPLE
This historically relevant temple has been and still is one of the oldest and notable tourist attractions in Phuket. Start your tour of the temple at Poh Jao Wat which houses two statue of elderly Thai men, one is Ta Khee-Lek and the other is Nonsi.
Most important site to be in the temple is the grand pagoda, which is said to contain a small pieces of the bone of Lord Buddha. The pagoda is extremely beautiful and well decorated with scenes of buddha’s life. every couple should visit this temple to stay in touch with the history of the people of Thailand and their connection with Buddhism.
ROMANTIC LUXURY DINNER AT SURIN BEACH
When it comes to romantic Phuket activities for couples, you cannot miss out on this dinner. Commonly known as ‘Millionaires Row’ Surin Beach is surrounded by houses for the rich and famous as well as luxury resorts. One look at the beach and you can see why the place is so popular with both the Thai’s and foreigners.
Eating out in this part of the island is expensive and the majority of restaurants overlooking the beach serve high-end cuisine, there are also a lot of trendy wine bars to choose from. Plenty of hotels and restaurants offering romantic and private dinners on the beach. An unmissable item on the list of things to do in Phuket for honeymooners.
PHUKET ELEPHANT SANCTUARY
Thailand is home to a large deposit of elephants. Phuket also has its fair share of this magnificent and friendly creatures. Book an elephant ride for you and your date and experience the thrills and joy that comes with being on top of the largest land mammal. The Phuket elephant sanctuary will provide you with all the support you need to experience a great elephant riding.
GO FOR A SPA TREATMENT FOR TWO
Just like every other city in Thailand, Phuket has its own generous share of exquisite luxury spa outfit, for lovers and visitor to come for that much needed body pampering. There are various outdoor spa by the beach, where Thai Masseuse set up their shed beside the many beaches in Phuket and deliver professional spa service to their many client.
After much running and swimming on the beach, take you darling partner to one of those spa and get a treatment for two. Close your eye as you let the soft hands of the Thai masseuse work their magic on your bodies. Nothing can be more romantic than lying beside your spouse in a beautiful spa, while you enjoy the soothing and passionate relief the spa gives you.
Also Read: The Best Experiences Not To Miss In Phuket.
GET PLAYFUL IN PATONG BEACH
Get youthful again with your spouse as you chase each other along the Patong beach. Many young lovers swarm the beach in their thousands to have fun, play games and relax. Patong Beach is sometimes called the heart of Phuket due to the crowd that are always present at the beach.
The beach also boost of a wild nightlife with the bars and restaurant attending to guest and partying all through the night. You can also jet-skiing on the beach or get yourselves a sun-bed to relax on, whatever you do, have fun and enjoy the beach.
GO FOR A SCUBA DIVING COURSE
Have you ever wondered how it will be if you can experience life underwater? Ot even spend like 10 minute inside the blue sea , with your darling lover diving right beside you? Can you picture you and you spouse exchanging a quick French kiss under the water and diving back up.
I am glad to tell you that all of this can become true at the Bali padi scuba diving school. Go for an exclusive a 2 days diving class for two at the 2 days PADI Divers course, where you and your sweetheart will be trained and learn to dive under the water within two days. But if you have much time, you can enroll for the full comprehensive training which takes a week or two.
The 2 days PADI Scuba diver course is your best option. The two days rigorous training will help you become a scuba diver with a short time, as all basic scuba diving skill will be thought during the training and you will be able to dive on your own but with a professional tutor around to watch you.
After the course, you are certain you can scuba diver on your own. The requirement for a scuba diving course is that; i. you must be above 10 year, have adequate swimming skills, and be in good physical health. Some of the notable equipment needed for the scuba dive vary depending on if you are diving on tropical, temperate or cold water, the equipment includes; a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator and a tank among other items.
Also Read: Diving Into Africa’s Read Sea
PHUKET WEEKEND NIGHT MARKET
Phuket has traditionally being a trading town where Merchant goes to rest in after a long journey trading. The weekend night market at Phuket has sustained that traditional night market culture, which has attracted thousands of tourists to its doors. It is one of the most exciting places for couples in phuket.
The market is located at Phuket old town, and the locals refer to the market as “boot car sale” or “Talad Tairot”. Virtually all you want to buy is available in the market. The market is also famous for selling imitation goods and used good items.
LEARN SOME THAI COOKING (THE BOATHOUSE or BLUE ELEPHANT)
Phuket has so many restaurant and catering outfit that offer top quality cooking classes to visitors and locals. Book an exclusive cooking class for two and help widen your cooking knowledge with some Thai-Phuket delicacies.
The boathouse restaurant has maintained its standard on the Phuket dining scene for more than 2 decades. Their dishes are unrivalled and this has kept the number of their guest increasing on a weekly bases. They offer one of the best cookery lessons in Phuket, by taking this class you will learn about the ingredients as well as picking up the useful skills to practice on your own at home. Aside from the boathouse, the blue elephant restaurant also hold world class cookery lesson and their track record for cooking great meals is well known.
THREE MONKEYS RESTAURANT
Three monkey is a new restaurant set in the Hanuman jungle. The idea of the restaurant is to give couples and other guest that natural jungle eating experience. The romantic ambiance and the cool natural breeze sooths your body, as you sit on the cane-chair, under some huge canopy trees surrounded by green vegetation and a well-preserved forest.
The foods are extremely delicious and they have multi-cuisine food for every guest. The atmosphere around the three monkey is simply awesome and well suited for a romantic couples dinner outing.
NIGHTLIFE IN PHUKET
Nightlife in Phuket is well known to be a busy party time for couples and lovers to come have fun. The island is a famous party destination in the whole of Thailand. There is a major street in Phuket full of clubs and bar that operate all night. The name of the street is Bangla Road in the Patong area, this is where the parting starts and ends in Phuket.
While on the street, get ready to party with your lover by your side, as loud music is played all night long for you to dance to. There are also plenty live ban to play lovely romantic music for you and your special one. Therefore hold tight to each other and move to the rhythm from the live band. It’s a romantic, fun-filled night that no couple in Phuket should miss.
The other common stop on day trips is a kayak trip inside some of the caves. If you are going on this tour, kindly make sure you are well prepared for it, bring along your towel, sunscreen, a hat and maybe your sunglass to avoid unnecessary sunburn.
Best Beach In Phuket For Couples
There are over 30 beautiful beaches in Phuket to choose from. Below are a few that are loved by couples.
- Tri Trang Beach – a short distance from Patong, perfect for mellow and chilled out water activities such as windsurfing.
- Banana Beach – known for its tranquil setting and a great beach to chill out and enjoy the weather and of course photo opportunities. Not recommended for swimming(May and November).
- Panwa Beach (or Khao Kad Beach) – is a tranquil stretch of sand that attracts those who like peace and quiet.
- Yae Beach in Phuket – this is another secluded enough to be quiet on any given day.
- There are also many more beach resorts and hotels that offer beautifully quiet beaches perfect for couples a great example of this is the Renaissance Hotel in Phuket which I have previously shared on the blog and linked below.
Where To Stay In Phuket For Couples
Thailand Packages For Couples
- Ebookers: You can have yourself a couples getaway package from £1200 which includes flight and hotel. Considering how inexpensive a destination is, £1200 is a steal as you will get massages, tours and many of the best activities in Phuket for adults are all reasonably priced so you can still easily have a great week-long romantic holiday for £2000 or less. For more on Ebookers Thailand package deals for couples click here.
- Expedia: Expedia offers similar package deals with many starting from around £1200 for a couple for flights and hotel packages. Expedia also offers tickets for tours and attractions for adults whatever your interest when holidaying. For more check these out here.
- Lastminute: You can find flight and hotel packages to Thailand which range from about £700 per person for 7 nights in Thailand. For more details read more here for package deals for couples to Thailand.
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