Thailand is the holiday destination for millions of travelers each year. The country offers something for every taste, requirement and interest. The surface of the water along its shores is a gateway to fairytale world bursting with exotic marine life, nature lovers explore its verdant rain forests on elephant back, families and children enjoy the exciting recreational facilities offered by the many beach resorts while others go on a journey simply to find themselves. But Thailand is also destination for romance where newlyweds, young lovers and also those celebrating their 30th anniversary come to spend time in blissful seclusion on deserted beaches of the country’s idyllic islands, enjoy evening strolls under the stars listening to gentle waves lapping and during the day private pool villas become personal island sanctuaries. Hotels and resorts in Thailand have over the years become masters in the art of creating the ultimate romantic hideaways. They provide privacy and seclusion, offer creative accommodation concepts adding to a romantic ambiance and offer special packages specifically designed for those on honeymoon or otherwise just seeking the perfect romantic location. If you want to spoil a special someone on an exotic island which in itself already exudes a feeling of romance, check out one of these amazing resorts.
Sala Phuket Resort & Spa
To the northern end of Phuket’s west coast lies Mai Khao Beach. The stretch of pristine ocean front is not only removed from large crowds, idyllic and secluded, but it is also within Sirinath National Park so the area is beyond pristine. The resort is located against the beachfront and the atmosphere simply shouts romance. Except for one, every villa comes with its own pool set within a private and enclosed garden terrace. The entire room opens up to the pool area and an outdoor bathroom which can be closed off with large white drapes, if you want to, makes it even sexier.
Indigo Pearl Phuket
Indigo Pearl is a luxury designer resort which simply oozes romance. It is also located to the north of the island on Nai Yang Beach adjacent to Sirinath national park where the atmosphere is tranquil, the mood romantic and the beach beyond pristine. This is also a place with the most imaginative spa. These take on the form of luxury tree house cocoons, and I mean that in a literal sense. Here couples are pampered together in private cocoon treatment suites. In some of the room types a bath tub allows you to soak while you enjoy views of a private tropical garden through a panoramic window.
The Sarojin Khao Lak
This who know Thailand and wants to experience the romance of an unsurpassed exotic destination head straight for Khao Lak, just two hours from Phuket. There is no other place where the beaches come close as far as being pristine, secluded and romantic. Here you want to throw open a blanket under the palm trees and get immersed in the atmosphere while views of incredible panoramas will seduce your senses. The Sarojin is a luxury resort located on Pakweeb Beach. At sundown you can have candles lit on the beach just for the two of you, enjoy a romantic dinner for two with your toes in the sand, go for a swim and the probability that someone will disturb you is almost zero. During the day your private pool villa is your personal sanctuary hidden away among tropical greenery.
Banyan Tree Koh Samui
This has to be the ultimate in privacy and indulging moments spent amid serene exotic nature. Cascading down a hill toward the beach below, villas nestle amid lush forest and sensational views of the ocean from your own private pool makes things even more dramatic. Clinging to the hillside, your own in-villa spa suite offers 360 degree views of paradise while private therapists pamper and delight couples side by side.
Six Senses Hideaway Koh Samui
Imagine a luxury villa wrapped in tropical forest, a private pool and sundeck, all four walls are large glass windows to guarantee unsurpassed views of the Gulf of Thailand from any angle, even from your plunge bath tub, yet you are completely private inside your own bubble. This is what you can expect at Six Senses on the Thai island of Samui. No wonder they call it a hideaway.
The above is by no means the beginning and the end of romantic hotels in Thailand. Locations such as Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand have a charm and seduction of its own, though the surroundings as much different to what one finds on the islands in the south. Similarly, spectacular locations such as Krabi and even other hotels such as Centara Grand beach resort in Phuket will see you enjoy an unforgettable romantic experience. Whatever your requirements, Thailand should definitely be on your short list of destinations.
About the Author
George Conradie has been living in and traveling through this exotic country extensively for several years. He works with a local based company in the tourism industry offering an accommodation booking services for only the top hotels in Phuket and other popular tourist destinations within Thailand. George regularly writes articles to share knowledge and experiences with a focus on helping visitors to make informed decisions about their vacation accommodation.