So you’ve decided to discover Phuket, a honeymooner’s paradise with your better half. With myriad beaches, sandy coastlines and picturesque bays, it brews the perfect cocktail for an ideal honeymoon destination.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Phuket is December to March. The Phuket International Airport enjoys connectivity to all major airports in the world with daily flights.
Here’s a quick guide to the top ten things to do while in Phuket to plan your precious first moments:
1) Sunrise or Sunset at Phrompthep Cape
Serenading your love watching the sun rise or kissing the horizon at sunset is a moment to frame in your heart. A famous landmark of Phuket, the winding road to the lighthouse at the cape will take your breath away.
Love Byte: Reach there early morning to see the lighthouse and the famous Phi Phi islands in the distance.
Also try: The seafood in the restaurants here serve some delicious squid, fish and shrimp – all cooked Thai style.
2) Island hopping on the Virgin Idyllic Islands surrounding Phuket
You don’t have to be a millionaire to holiday on a private island. Just hop on to the countless dotted islands just off the coast, like Phi Phi islands, and enjoy surreal surroundings and soak in the beauty. There is no schedule, no hustle bustle, and no reason to hurry.
Love Bytes: Visit the Phi Phi islands or the James Bond Island to see the emerald waters and take a tour of the large limestone rock, a fascinating sight.
Also Try: The scuba diving options present there are an absolute must-try if you’re visiting.
3) Adventure Tours
For the adventure lovers and the ones who love the adrenaline rush, these tours could add a new dimension to your holiday. A selection of tours takes place at Phang Nga Bay and Khao Lak the unspoiled areas of Thailand nestled amidst mesmerizing views of nature.
Love Bytes: A selection of tours includes snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, white-water rafting and more. A dash of a thrill is guaranteed to be added to your life.
Also Try: Bringing a pair of binoculars along to spot some exotic wildlife like the leopard, which remains elusive around the islands.
4) Dinner at the romantic restaurants and a date with Thai cuisine
Seafood at one of the fine dining restaurants of Phuket is a delight for the senses. Explore Thai cuisine with your better half to truly savour Phuket.
Love Bytes– La Gritta, Mom Tri’s Kitchen, Diavolo, On The Rock, and Da Maurizio specialize in exquisite menus coupled with a wonderful ambiance to suit the romantic mood.
Also Try: Getting yourself a table by the ocean so that you can enjoy a wonderful night serenaded by some romantic music.
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5) Thai Spa massage to rejuvenate
Indulge in a Thai massage to banish your fatigue. A spa detox at the nimble hands of a Thai professional will dismiss the fatigue of travel.
Love Bytes: Opt for a high-end spa at the luxury villas overlooking the ocean or budget friendly ones at Patong Bay.
Also Try: To get a package that covers all aspects of Thai Massages – Acupressure, Indian Ayurveda and assisted yoga.
No honeymoon is complete without a night of dancing with reckless abandon. While Phuket as a destination has a lot to offer during the day, it is equally exciting to enjoy your evenings and nights too.
Love Bytes: Bangla Road in Patong is perfect for young couples. Phuket Fantasea is a visual treat for the sore eyes with performing trapeze artists and elephants mixing Thai tradition with fantasy to create a spectacular night.
Also Try: Club-hopping one night to really soak in the festive atmosphere that surrounds the island at night.
7) Culture and Heritage
Visit a Buddhist temple to get a slice of the Thai tradition, culture, ornate architecture, and to calm your mind and senses.
Love Bytes: Enjoy the brilliant architecture at Wat Chalong, the largest and most famous Buddhist temple.
Also Try: Spending some time meditating and taking in the opulence and beauty of the places.
Enjoy some retail therapy at Phuket’s shopping area where there are shops to suit all kind of budgets and needs.
Love Bytes: Head to the Phuket Walking Street, Phuket Weekend Market, Jungceylon Mall to buy clothes, artefacts and memorabilia.
Also Try: To bargain because shopkeepers are aware that you are not from the country and will hike prices – especially on roadside goods.
9) A John Gray’s sea canoe
Go on an eco-tourism trip in Thai waters in a John Grey Canoe.
Love Bytes: For the nature lovers, experiencing the exotic and stunning scenery in a Sea Canoe Adventure, exploring caves, and ‘hongs’ in a romantic day trip with the John Gray’s Sea Canoe tour is a must-do.
Also Try: To go on a tour with the canoe and explore parts that are rarely frequented by people.
10) Culinary courses
Those who would love to try something out of the ordinary could sign up for a crash culinary class in Thai cooking. These conducted by professional chefs and promise a lot of fun.
Love Bytes: The most popular culinary courses are in Phuket Town and Patong. Prices start at around 900 THB.
Also Try: preparing your taste buds for some awesome and spicy Thai food that you will be sampling.
11) Stay at a Luxury Beach resort
A short stay in one of the luxury resorts could give you all the time for intimacy and privacy that you seek. Walking on their private beach on a clear morning is an ethereal experience.
Love Bytes: Book a two-night stay at the Dewa Phuket Resort and Spa which is close to the popular Nai Yang beach, as well as to the Sirinath National Park.
Phuket offers many attractions to the curious traveler. Step off the beaten track to find your own Phuket paradise and enjoy a memorable trip to embark on your new journey.