Phuket is a rain forested and mountainous island in Thailand. This beautiful island is in the middle of the Andaman Sea and is one of the most romantic places for a honeymoon. Phuket is a complete package for newly-wed couples because of its jade-hued waves, white gold beaches, wonderfyl resorts by the sea, tantalising food, fun filled nights and lots more.
Phuket has been a tourist destination for many years and it offers many options for accommodation and fun activities. The island hosts millions of tourists every year, especially couples, who witness Phuket’s natural grandeur, hospitality and culture.
If you are planning to spend your honeymoon in Phuket, then this is your guide:
Romantic Honeymoon Resorts in Phuket
The best five-star and most opulent resorts in this romantic paradise for couples are Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa, Ko Yao and Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, Karon. Both of these resorts are rated the most lavish resorts in terms of facilities, location, staff service, spas, privacy and décor.
BYD Lofts - Boutique Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Patong and Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central, Patong are some other options if you are on a tight budget and are looking for affordable locations.
Phuket has so many accommodation options to offer couples on their honeymoon, so do the research based on your budget and decide on where to book.
Best Things to Do in Phuket
There are many romantic activities to do with your spouse in Phuket. From snorkeling and island hopping to having a romantic dinner by the sea, there is so much waiting for you to explore in Phuket.
Here are some ideas of what to do while you are on your honeymoon in Phuket:
Island Trips: Experience a full day of fun and enjoy sightseeing, swimming, and snorkeling. Visit at least one of these islands: Phi Phi Island, Bamboo Island, James Bond or Maiton Island.
See the Phuket Big Budha: Buddha is one of the most famous landmarks in Phuket, sitting at the top of the Nakkerd Hills and standing at 45 meters tall it is very difficult to miss. From the top of the hill, you are able to get a panoramic view of the island.
Take a Thai Cooking Class: many different locations that offer cooking classes that it is certainly worth taking a lesson
Sit back and enjoy the FantaSea show: Phuket FantaSea, winner of Thailand’s “Best Attraction Award”, is a unique cultural theme park that promises to be the ultimate in night-time entertainment of Phuket. Inspired by Thailand’s rich and exotic heritage, Phuket FantaSea not only showcases the charm and beauty of Thailand, but also enriches ancient Thai traditions with the wonder of cutting edge technology and special effects. The result is a stunning 140-acre theme complex, packed with a multitude of activities and entertainment
Take a Biking Tour: If you are new to Thailand this will build your self-confidence and self-sufficiency. You can move at a pace fast enough to see the landscape changing yet slow enough to appreciate the friendly local people along with the familiar sight while riding.
Visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary: Visit the most ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket, the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. This Phuket elephant tour includes some incredible experiences. Go swimming with elephants and enjoy elephant bathing in Phuket at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.
Watch the monkeys at Monkey Hill: While Toh Sae Hill is one of the biggest hills found in Phuket Town, that is not what makes it so unique. Also known as Monkey Hill, this famous Phuket landmark has definitely earned its nickname and once you visit you’ll see why. There are an estimated 400 macaques that live freely in several troops on the hill and certain locals that stop by daily to feed them including one man known as Pae Hog or “Uncle Hog”.
Night Market: Local markets are often a good place to find some great bargains and some souvenirs and keepsakes. Only opening after the heat of the day, Phuket night markets have a special festival feel to them, often being accompanied by street performances and music.
Walk around Phuket old town: Lively Phuket Old Town is known for brightly painted, century-old Sino-Portuguese townhouses, with a well-preserved row along Soi Rommanee. Walk around this charming town and enjoy your time with your partner.
Visit The James Bond Island: With James Bond Island in your sights, you’ll spend the day discovering the wonders of magical Phang-nga Bay, Koh Tapu and Khao Ping-gan. Work up an appetite canoeing through sea caves before lunch and then enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Phuket.
Phuket Helicopter Tours: Fly in style in a helicopter over Phuket for a bird's-eye view of many of its amazing surroundings.
The Siam Niramit Show: Siam Niramit offers travelers the chance to experience one of the best shows in Thailand together with the options of return hotel transfers as well as for dinner. This famed stage production showcases ornate sets on the world's largest stage (according to Guiness World Records)