Is Phuket Still a Romantic Destination?

Is Phuket Still a Romantic Destination?
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To many travelers, Phuket symbolizes the ultimate touristy island, the place to avoid if you dream of a deserted paradise with romantic walks on lonely beaches. And in many ways it is true. Human instinct is to herd, and then complain about it. How ironic.
In fact, despite being quite a small island about the size of Singapore, Phuket counts more than thirty beaches and a handful of secret coves. And finding a peaceful resort for your honeymoon is a lot easier than you might think, you just have to know where to look.
Your dream of lonely strolls along the beach while staring at some magnificent sunsets will be granted…
Romantic Resort + Deserted Beach + White Sand + Turquoise Blue Water + Fancy Cocktail + Sunset + Amazing Seafood
This is the formula for your honeymoon (we don’t provide brides and grooms, that is your part of the deal)…
I can already hear some saying: Isn’t it going to be ‘too’ remote? It is also human nature never to be satisfied… if you really miss a bit of parties and wild nights, the famous Patong Beach is never far. Renting a car is a great option, so you can discover some of the other wonders near Phuket such as the incredible Phang Nga Bay, or you can ask you hotels to arrange transportation, probably safer anyway.
The central and south parts of the island have grown insanely,  beaches often display up to four rows of beach chairs neatly aligned next to each other. The north has only started to get real attention. Several luxury resorts occupy a large part of the seafront of Mai Khao Beach and you will find there your little haven of peace without a doubt. Enjoy it now, it is just too easy to predict what this part of the island will look like five years from now. Beyond that, you will have to check outside Phuket or on smaller  islands, such as Evason Hideaway Yao Noi on Koh Yao, or ‘The Racha‘ on Racha Island.

In the meantime, two great resorts I really love and never miss a chance to go to, even as residents are the Sala Phuket and the Renaissance Resort on  Mai Khao… well we didn’t say cheap, did we? Sala Phuket feature mainly very private pool villas, ideal for a romantic retreat, while Renaissance has a choice of rooms and pool villas. Meters away from your room is a deserted beach several kilometers long.Just a bit further south, more luxurious, is the secluded romantic and very private is the Trisara Resort with infinity pool in each villa.

Andaman White Beach Resort on Naithon Noi Beach is more affordable and a bit older in design. It might not be a striking as the other above mentioned hotels, but Andaman White Beach has its own fabulous beach…Everywhere you travel in the north of the island is peaceful and quiet, and a chance to discover some great local restaurants by the beach near the northern tip of the island such as Chakachan Seafood and its thatched roof huts and Tanoon Seafood across the bridge. No tourist going to Patong will really get the chance to enjoy such great seafood in a local atmosphere.

Other romantic Resorts on the island are The shore at Kata Thani on Kata Noi BeachParesa Resort and its amazing restaurant, and Phuket Pavilions.
As all these beautiful resorts are located quite near the airport, so you can still have an amazing romance in Phuket without having to meet anyone, direct from your plane to your villa… Not enough? rent a private charter and go to Similan Islands! Ask your driver to take you to Phang Nga Waterfalls for a bath where there is no one most of the time!
How is that for romantic?Don’t forget to visit the new page: ’10 Great Romantic Restaurants in Phuket‘ and 10 Romantic Things to Do in Phuket!
_ Six Sense Hideway Yao Noi

Trisara Phuket


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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 22 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I now manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including, and