Thailand.. The word brought to me images of a hidden commune on an idyllic beach, where the waters were a shade of undiscovered blue, sands sparkly and fine, like mirrors ground up. After all, that’s where I’d seen Leonardo DiCaprio frolic in “The Beach”.
So here we are …Let´s celebrate Love! Thailand is beautiful, with a rich culture, stunning landscape, paradise islands, packed with options for dining and shopping.More than a list of gorgeous properties, here you will find our personal touch, places we visited and stayed !
If you are seeking romance, relaxation, and want to indulge yourself with the best of Thailand that what we did as we being beach lovers .This is the most special post about us being a couple traveled for the first time celebrating togetherness. Thailand is full of world renown islands. Does´t matter which island you choose to travel to, stunning beaches, crystal clear water, and luxury romantic hotels will be waiting for you. some of them we choose to go ahead with are listed below.
Phuket ,Krabi,Phi Phi Islands and James Bond are the most popular Islands.
Phuket has been on the romantic radar for ages. And yes, the island keeps surprising us. Many people tend to say that Phuket is too touristy and it doesn’t have the paradise feeling anymore. We respectfully disagree!! You need to find the best spots in Phuket and get away from the overcrowded Patong Beach. For me, Phuket is synonymous of luxurious holidays, 5-star hotels, intimate spa treatments and food from heaven.
Being Our first trip to Phuket was all about getting to know the beaches and party and celebrations !! .The island is located in the South of Thailand, by the Andaman Sea. We planned our stay at two of the Hotels first one was at surreal Surin Beach…If you are aren’t a big fan of large crowds like us, we suggest that you make your way to the beautiful little resort of Pen Villas. Located on the surin hills of Phuket away from the main road, the hotel and its surroundings are serene and private,within easy walking distance to alluring white sands of Surin Beach. This serene villa-style hotel is 8 minutes from Surin Beach and 11 km from Wat Phra Thong temple.The owners(This picturesque place belong to a family who runs this hotel) there is super friendly .
Location: Thalang District, Phuket, Thailand
How to get there: You can fly to Phuket or reach the island by boat. From the airport you can book with them a pick up service.We did the same.
Tip: Ask at the reception to organise your choice of meal and they will arrange it for you.Being a vegan I wanted a vegetariarn food and Voilla I got it !!
The second time we choose another approach, we wanted to be pampered, get some romantic getaways a completely different experience.Located in the north of the island, Cape Panwa and commanding breathtaking views of the Southeastern tip of Phuket, occupying the Cape Panwa peninsula. Sri panwa is an oasis of calm and luxury set with private beach.
My eyes were closed! The scent of lemongrass filled up the room, I could only feel those gentle hands running through my back, up and down.
Our luxurious villa was heaven as our private home with a private infinity pool incorporating the finest bed linens, customized toiletries, gourmet mini-bars .Villa was decorated with gorgeous hand carved wood pieces, small attention to details at every corner (even the remotes had their own leather case!) and made us feel like royalty. Adding a cherry on top was a top quality surround sound entertainment systems and iPods preloaded with music It was just perfect!! The interiors embrace the essence of Tropical Contemporary design by integrating its natural jungle and ocean surroundings with the modern comforts of luxury living.It itself is an island with lush green forest and ocean.
All this came as a gorgeous surprised planned by Shash .My jaw literally dropped when we walked into our room…our Villa!!
This was my favorite part of the room, a little area for lounging and feeling the cool and calm breeze of the ocean and watching palm trees sway.
View in front is stunning, with transparent water and relaxing vibe, although, for me the best feature of the resort is the. open-air pool under the stars… Romantic, Romantic, Romantic!!
The resort has a huge landscape of greens and oodles of places to chill and relax.U will need a tuk tuk ride to roam around in the resort.Along with an international restaurant offering a great selection of wines and a twist between Thai and Italian cuisine. Breakfast can be served on your room, or at the restaurant, your choice and dinner in open restaurant under the stars. It is super romantic date night…A table for two moment.The stylish bamboo bar nestled gives you the best spot to enjoy the golden sunset while sipping a cocktail.
We were pampered with signature organic products from head to toe, daily special teas, fresh fruits and pillow menu. We want to stay in our villa forever, and no one will judge us! It was our time and we wanted to enjoy every second of it! and yes this is true, you can have a beach only for you, and there is nothing more romantic than that!
I almost forgot to mention we saw some of the most beautiful sunsets while we were there.
The green property is full with a leisure area that includes a waterfall swimming pool, open air jacuzzi, fitness center, meditation cave, yoga retreat and a full spa ready to give you the best couple massage ever.
Location: Koh Lanta – Thailand
How to get there: You can fly to Phuket and from there take a cab to Sri Panwa pier. This can also be arrange by the hotel facility.You can also choose ferry services for getting from one tip of the island to other .The hotel will pick you up at the pier.
Romantic Tip: Ask the reception to organize a romantic dinner on your villa. Go to the beach to enjoy the sunset and be surprised when you come back to the room.
Aonang is located at Krabi area, famous for the Railay Beach and the boat tours around the islands. If you want to relax you can, if you want busy beachfront bars you have, and if you want to get lost in the sea spending the whole day on a boat, you can go for it. Aonang is beaches, water sports, breathtaking cliffs and urban feeling. Stylish rooms, gorgeous views is the place to be. The resort is famous for the service and the rooms, but the new wing it´s outstanding. Happy Romantic Days!!
The hotel is not a beachfront property, but with this view you don´t mind to walk few minutes to arrive on the beach. You will be hanging in one of the rocky cliffs that surround Aonang, but don’t worry you won’t need to climb stairs. From the front desk a car will take you all the way up to the new building, and you can access the whole resort by elevator.
Aonang Cliff Beach Resort
Location: Aonang – Thailand
How to get there: you can fly to Krabi and ask the hotel to organize the pickup service at the airport. There are also daily boats from Phuket .
We also being a riding couple also trued our hands on superbikes available for rent . And we loved it ! Our journey friend to explore the entire island . 🙂
Enjoy the beautiful set of our pictures(I now there are loads of them..hehehe… !!
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Photographs by Shashvat Kumar