Phuket Hotels for a Romantic Holiday
One of the best things about Phuket Island in Thailand is that it can be whatever you want it to be. It simply has all the goods to answer to diverse expectations of a tropical island holiday. From family holidays with the kids to scuba enthusiasts, backpackers and 5 star travelers, Phuket sees them all in high numbers. In the centre of Phukets west coast is Patong beach attracting those getting a kick from clubs and pubs offering late night parties, streets lined with restaurants and a beach offering adrenaline secreting water sports. But Phuket is also a place of romance, where you can hold hands on a quiet and secluded beach and walk into the sunset. It is a place where the two of you can rather spend an evening in a private pool popping champagne while watching the moon rise over a deserted beach and exchange the sound of Patongs drum and base for the sound of nature. It is a place where you want to get up early, watch the sun rise over the Andaman Ocean and see traditional long tail boats bobbing out to see for the morning catch instead of sleeping it off till midday.
If you fall within the latter category, want to celebrate your honeymoon, anniversary or simply enjoy the romance that inevitably comes from the surrounding exotic island beauty and tropical nights, then you should head out for beaches on the northern tip of Phukets west coast like Nai Yang, Mai Khao and Nai Thon. To the south, Kata Noi and Nai Harn and on the east coast facing mysterious Phang Nga Bay is the Panwa Peninsula. Here the beaches are enveloped in tranquility, are free of large crowds and views extend over the ocean to small islands and beyond. This is Phuket Islands romantic paradise and hotels and resorts in these areas play their part to make a romantic getaway unforgettable. Honeymooners can expect to arrive in a room strewn with rose petals, complimentary evening chocolate fondus, spa treatments for two in amazing and private rain forest settings and a table set on the beach for a romantic dinner by candle light. If this sounds like the stuff lifetime romantic memories are made of, check out Phuket hotels in one of these locations. St the same time, make sure you get the best deals for your accommodation with local businesses like www.hotelsphuket.travel.
Mai Khao and Nai Yang Beach
Mai Khao Beach is the furthest north of them all, the most secluded and also the longest stretch of golden sand on the island. Here you can go for never-ending walks with your feet in the surf and encounter few other tourists along the way. The beach also falls within a protected national park so the area is beyond pristine. Just south of Mai Khao is Nai Yang which also partly falls within the same national park. There are few other places to enjoy the tropical nature in blissful seclusion quite like here. The number of hotels and resorts are limited so lots of space and privacy comes naturally. The best places to stay for a romantic holiday in Mai Khao include Sala Phuket Resort and spa, J.W Marriott and Anantara. Imagine dining in the tree tops, under your own sala built over a lotus pond or down on the beach with not another soul in sight except your personal beach ambassador. Its all here waiting. These resorts also offer private pools, sexy outdoor bathrooms and in some cases villas set in seclusion next to a placid lagoon. You getting the idea? In Nai Yang few other resorts compare with Indigo Pearl and its Coqoon Spa where treating romantic couples in a cocoon-like spa set in a rain forest is a specialty. The resorts entire setting and design speaks of romance. Bathrooms look onto private tropical gardens where bath tubs are set outside amid exotic plants and some rooms have private plunge pools.
If you think Mai Khao and Nai Yang might be a little too secluded and you require easier access to other life on the island, Kata Noi beach will be the perfect alternative. Way down south from Mai Khao, Kata Noi is spectacular and undoubtedly one of the most scenic of Phukets beaches. When you book beach hotels in Phuket there is always a chance there might be a road separating your from the white sands, but in Kata you can be directly on it. One of the best places to drink in the exotic views is from your private pool set on the slope of a hill at The Shore at Katathani Resort where your villa creates private haven of romantic indulgence.
Rawai and Cape Panwa
Going around the southern tip of the island, the west coast faces a surreal picture of exotic landscapes with small islands scattered in the distance. Most of these you can reach within a few minutes for a day trip and spend a day in locations such as Racha island or Bon Island which has no resorts and the most amazing deserted beaches. But even if you dont, Panwa in particular is the place to shut out the rest of the world and create your own magical memories. The best hotels in Rawai where the world becomes yours is The Vijitt Resort and Spa and Panwa Hotel. At The Vijitt your rooms glass walls gives a 360 degree view of the tropical surroundings, yet you still enjoy complete privacy and your own private pool from where views showcase fairytale-like surroundings si the best place to be at sunset.
You can rest assured, Thailand, and Phuket in particular has over the years become masters in the art of creating unforgettable romantic holidays. Even if you prefer to choose a resort in a secluded location such as these, days will not be dull and boring. Not only are the natural attractions in these areas endless, but the pampering and facilities provided by these hotels may just see you never wanting to leave the sanctuary of your hideaway.
March 4, 2013 Monday at 5:00 pm