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Romantic Guide to Phuket

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It’s true that Phuket is often associated with hustle and bustle and a lively party scene, but if you know where to look it can also be an incredibly romantic holiday destination. From idyllic strolls along the beach to candlelit dinners for two, here’s your guide to the more romantic side of Phuket.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Nai Thon Beach

Beaches, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale

Restaurants

Two Sea Tour

Boat Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing

La Gritta

Restaurants

Siam Safari

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Safaris

On the Rock

Restaurants

Phromthep Cape

Geologic Formations, Lookouts

Limone Massage & Spa

Spas

Bang Pae Waterfalls

Waterfalls

Phang Nga Bay

Bodies of Water

Kirsty S's City Tips

  • Always take heed of swimming flags and warning signs at the beach, particularly during monsoon season. Rip tides can be treacherous and tourist deaths are not uncommon at this time of year.
  • The best time to visit Phuket is between December and March. The monsoon season (between May and October) sees varying degrees of sunshine and rain.
  • Look out for taxi drivers ‘forgetting’ to turn on their meter and therefore overcharging you. Always insist that the meter is used. On the other hand, always agree a fixed fare upfront when using tuk tuks.
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    Nai Thon Beach
    Beaches, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Kirsty S Says:

    While there are plenty of beaches to choose from in Phuket, Nai Thon is an exceptionally beautiful stretch of coast that has been mercifully overlooked by commercial development and mass tourism. This makes it the ideal spot to escape the crowds and take that romantic stroll in the sand or dip in the ocean. If you and your betrothed prefer something a bit more active, get out and explore the rocky coves here, which are only accessible by long-tail boat.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • Keep your eyes peeled on the way to Nai Tho Beach; approaching from the south winds through Phuket’s lush jungle, while approaching from the north leads through a stunning valley.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 269 things to do in Phuket
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice beach, spoiled by litter 12/11/2017
    • Lovely beach 31/10/2017
    • Nai Thon Beach
    Address:
    Nai Thon
    Phuket
    Thailand
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    Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Asian, Thai, Contemporary)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    It’s the setting that makes this such a romantic spot for dinner. Villa Royale straddles the headland between Kata Yai and Kata Noi beaches. Feast on Thai or western food while taking in the sweeping panoramic views out to sea and the sound of the waves crashing beneath you. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two – and the food and wine won’t disappoint either.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Try one of Villa Royale’s seafood dishes, particularly as you’re so near to the sea!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #77 of 2,450 restaurants in Phuket
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mrs 09/12/2017
    • Gorgeous meal and gorgeous view! 05/12/2017
    • Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale
    Address:
    12 Kata Noi Rd
    Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 76 333 569
    Price range:
    USD 30 - USD 45
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Two Sea Tour
    Boat Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing
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    Kirsty S Says:

    What could be more romantic than a day out on the Andaman Sea with your other half? While you’ll be part of a larger tour, the Two Sea boat will set off at around 7am, which is much earlier than other tours so you’ll largely avoid the crowds. Explore intriguing caves and incredible scenery as you canoe through some of the most beautiful islands around Phuket.

    Good for
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • To maintain pricing and quality levels, reservations can only be made via Two Sea Tours, so you’ll need to enquire with them directly.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 38 Tours in Thalang District
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Magical journey 11/12/2017
    • Awesome tour to see the beautiful islands! 10/12/2017
    • Two Sea Tour
    Phone:
    +66 89 618 6894
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    05:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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    La Gritta
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    La Gritta is one of the most romantic restaurants in Phuket. Located at the south end of Patong Bay, it features two distinct dining areas: the main restaurant, which covers both indoors and outside, and La Gritta Terrace – a romantic, partially open-aired area on the second floor. Both offer stunning views over Patong Bay and both make for the ideal spot to feast on fine food and wine under the stars.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    Tips
    • La Gritta restaurant is located within the Amari Phuket Resort at the southern end of Patong Beach.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 2,450 restaurants in Phuket
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • La Gritta Service 10/12/2017
    • Amazing and excellent meals at La Gritta Restaurant in Phuket! 06/12/2017
    • La Gritta
    Address:
    2 Muen-ngern Road
    Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 76 340 112
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 23:45
    Other:
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    Siam Safari
    Nature & Wildlife Tours, Safaris
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Siam Safari operate nature tours in Phuket and are the only certified elephant camp in southern Thailand. Grab your loved one and embark on a romantic half day tour into the countryside with elephant trekking and traditional boat cruises along the river, plus an opportunity to learn more about rural Thai life.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • For an all-round informative and fun nature trip, take the ‘4in1 Half Day Safari’ tour, where you’ll get a taste of all the main activities Siam Safari offer.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Chalong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Expensive but a good experience 13/01/2017
    • Ride with the elephants 06/01/2017
    • Siam Safari
    Address:
    17/2 Soi Yodsanae, Moo 10, Chao Far Road
    Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 76 384 456
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    On the Rock
    Restaurants (Seafood, European, Asian, Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    It may be more expensive than what you’re used to paying for dinner in Thailand, but if it’s a romantic backdrop you’re looking for, you can’t go far wrong with On the Rock. It’s a beautiful restaurant that juts out from the coast into the sea, with delicious food and a high level of attention to detail – all within a truly romantic setting.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Couples
    Tips
    • On the Rock is situated at the end of the rocky headland that juts out between Kata and Karon beaches. It sits within the grounds of the Marina Phuket Resort.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #107 of 2,450 restaurants in Phuket
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • We had joy, we had fun..... 07/12/2017
    • overated 02/12/2017
    • On the Rock
    Address:
    47 Karon Road
    Karon Beach Phuket
    Karon, Phuket 83100
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 76 330 625
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 23:30
    Other:
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    Phromthep Cape
    Geologic Formations, Lookouts
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    Kirsty S Says:

    As far as viewpoints go, Phrompthep Cape at sunset is hard to beat. It would be an understatement to say that you and your loved one will be the only people up there (it does get rather busy!) but that shouldn’t detract from the romantic appeal of the sun dipping into the ocean at Phuket’s southernmost point.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Once the last coach-load of tourists depart after sunset, a peace descends on the hill and it’s the ideal time to enjoy dinner with a view at the Phromthep Cape Restaurant.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 51 things to do in Rawai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • An OK view 09/12/2017
    • A must see place 07/12/2017
    • Phromthep Cape
    Phone:
    0955616057
    Other:
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    Limone Massage & Spa
    Spas
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    Kirsty S Says:

    A romantic holiday in Phuket isn’t complete without a relaxing massage and the Limone Massage & Spa is one of the best in Patong. Indulge yourselves by drifting off the beach and booking in for a massage here. The spa provides a pleasant, clean and relaxing environment and if you’ve been splurging on romantic meals for two lately, you’ll also be happy to learn that it’s incredibly affordable too!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    Tips
    • For maximum romance, opt for the couple’s massage.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 89 Spas & Wellness in Patong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing Massages! 11/12/2017
    • "Very professional and clean establishment' 06/12/2017
    • Limone Massage & Spa
    Address:
    110/3 Taweewong Rd
    Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 88 386 5661
    Other:
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    Bang Pae Waterfalls
    Waterfalls
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The Bang Pae Waterfalls are nestled in shady foliage to the north of Phuket Town. The site makes for a scenic picnic spot and there are plenty of pools for swimming in the wet season too. Also keep an eye out for the wildlife that emerges here to feed in the waterfall’s lush surroundings.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you want to climb the steep rocky path up to the end of the trails, be sure to have good walking boots and plenty of water. This walk isn't suitable for the disabled or elderly.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 62 things to do in Thalang District
    • Nice but not as big as it seems 23/11/2017
    • Be prepared to walk, the nicest waterfall on the island 03/11/2017
    • Bang Pae Waterfalls
    Address:
    Khao Phra Thaeo National Park
    Phuket
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 76 527 282
    Other:
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    Phang Nga Bay
    Bodies of Water
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Phang Nga Bay is most famous for James Bond Island – the beautiful limestone formation that made a name for itself by featuring in The Man with the Golden Gun. It’s also home to Koh Panyee, where you can visit a fishing community built on stilts above the water. There are plenty of tours that will take you and your loved one from Phuket out to Phang Nga Bay and it’s sure to be a day trip you won’t forget in a hurry.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Various tours will drop you at Phang Nga Bay’s beaches to swim and snorkel. For a bit of romantic isolation you can also choose to canoe out there.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Ao Phang Nga National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing 11/12/2017
    • Mindblowing, stunning & amazing views...just like avatar or Jurrasic park movie 04/12/2017
    • Phang Nga Bay
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