Most couples seeking the perfect honeymoon destination want an idyllic and romantic location, with privacy, plenty of fine food and wines, good weather and beautiful natural surroundings.
Phuket Island scores high on this ‘honeymoon wish list’ in all these areas.
Blessed with a tropical climate with year-round balmy temperatures and numerous easily accessible beautiful beaches, it truly offers newly-weds the perfect location to relax after the bustle of the wedding celebration at home and soak up some sun.
Food and wine lovers will be happy to learn there are plenty of world-class restaurants available throughout the island. While price levels in general are much lower than at home one doesn’t have to compromise on quality. Phuket’s restaurants offer traditional Thai food, fish, succulent lobster, seafood and international fare that easily match the highest standards of excellence, freshness and originality.
Phuket is long known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman Sea’, driving around the island one comes across spots of breathtaking beauty. Famous with many visitors is Promthep Cape, in the very south of Phuket, were the sunsets are of legendary beauty. Viewpoints such as the small and big viewpoints in Kata are popular spots to admire the beaches laid-out in picture perfect style.
Beyond the beaches there are numerous attractions for active couples to explore. Snorkelling and scuba-diving in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea are a favourite pastime; dive shops offer fully accredited dive courses and recreational scuba-diving day trips.
For those with shopping high on their list of things to do, various shopping centres such as Central Festival, Jung Ceylon and Ocean present a treasure trove of must-have finds, often at bargain prices. The more adventurous might want to seek out open-air markets located all-over the island and join the local population in their favourite activity. Near Central Festival, one of the largest markets is held on weekends in the cooler evening hours. It assures a delightful exploration of exotic items and an abundance of low-priced fashionable shirts, shorts and other wares.
What can be more romantic than spending a honeymoon on this amazing island? A choice of chic boutique hotels and secluded luxury villas with private pools caters to couples seeking privacy during their honeymoon.
A prime recent addition to the available pool villas in Phuket are the Dolphin Pool Villas, part of famous Kata Beach landmark, Mom Tri’s Boathouse. Literally steps away from the beach, the villas have been designed by Thai artist and Harvard educated architect Mom Tri, with romantic couples in mind. A large living space with private terrace, generous bath tub overlooking the Andaman Sea and private butler service guarantee a leisurely stay in a luxury environment.
Couples who just want to lazy about, can stay in-house and let themselves be pampered with a traditional two hour Thai massage or organic beauty treatment by skilled therapists. At boutique hotel Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, the secluded Spa Royale even has private treatment rooms for couples. The spacious and luxurious pool villas have romantic sea views overlooking Kata Noi Bay.
An ideal location for couples new and old, Phuket has a diverse range of activities for everyone whether on their honeymoon or celebrating a wedding anniversary.
More information: Mom Tri’s Boathouse http://www.boathousephuket.com/
Mom Tri’s Villa Royale http://www.villaroyalephuket.com/