The beautiful island of Phuket is internationally known as one of the world’s premier holiday destination for all types of travellers — especially those who plan on spending a romantic valentines getaway in a tropical paradise. The island offers warm tropical seas, beautiful white sand beaches, stunning scenery, luxurious and affordable accommodation, amazing food options and a wide selection of fun activities to be enjoyed by holidaying ‘love-birds’. Below is our Top 5 list of the Best things to do for Valentine’s day in Phuket.
1. Go on a traditional Thai longtail boat Cruise
Nothing could be more romantic on Valentine’s Day than a fully customized adventure on your very own private traditional Thai long-tail boat. For a very reasonable price (depending on your bartering/negotiating skills and where you would like to go) you will be able to hire your very own vessel and captain to take you anywhere you want to go around the island! Go ‘beach-hopping’ around Phuket to visit the more popular and populated spots like Patong, Kata, Karon and Kamala beaches. Or head away from the main island of Phuket to visit one of the more isolated locations nearby like Koh Bon, Racha and Maiton Islands — where you can walk along empty beaches, dine at outdoor restaurants and go snorkelling in a much more relaxed atmosphere perfectly suited to a romantic valentines vacation.
2. Be pampered in a luxurious Thai day spa
Treat you and your valentine to a full day of pampering at one of Phuket’s many luxurious and relaxing day spas. Experience a traditional Thai Massage which combines the ancient technique of passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility and relieve muscle/joint tension. Followed by a gentler and more relaxing series of hot oil treatments, a 30-minute Aromatherapy Milk Bath, Herbal Steam with an Aloe Vera Body Scrub, Lavender Body Wrap and a Detoxifying Facial to leave you looking your best and feeling ‘on top of the world’ by the time you are done.
3. Explore Phuket with a Local Private Tour Guide
Escape the busy tourist scene and experience authentic Thai culture with a private tour guide. Your guide will be a long-time local who can take you all over the island via car, scooter, tuk tuk, boat, bicycle or whatever type of transport you please! You’ll be able to visit picturesque locations such as the beautiful Old Phuket Town, secret beaches along the coast and little-known viewpoints which most visiting tourists never get to see. Enjoy snacking on authentic and delicious Thai ‘street-food’ from local vendors in between visits to historic monuments and quiet Buddhist temples during the day. Of course, remember to ask your guide about hidden romantic spots to wow your Valentine!
4. Enjoy a Romantic Valentines Dinner at Sunset
Visit one of the many cliff-top restaurants on the west coast of the island where you will dine outdoors in the tropical ocean breeze, high above tree tops, with panoramic views of the sun setting over the Andaman Sea. Enjoy a delectable valentines day meal prepared by some of the world’s most prestigious chefs and indulge in some of the finest wines and cocktails while watching one of the most romantic sunsets on the planet. There is a great selection of different restaurants located along Nakalay Road (also known as Millionaires’ Mile) at the southern end of Kamala Beach, where you are guaranteed to find your ideal restaurant with the perfect romantic ambience for valentines day.
5. Stay at a private villa in Phuket
Renting a private villa complete with your own private pool, on-site chef and relaxation areas, is the ultimate way to experience an intimate valentines day in Phuket. Detach yourselves from the outside world and enjoy the uninterrupted companionship of your loved one in luxurious style and comfort. Wake up to amazing ocean views, spend the day lounging around the pool in complete privacy, order the services of a Thai masseuse to come to your villa and make you and your partner feel totally relaxed, then settle in for a night of fine dining as the on-site chef prepares a delicious meal of your choice in the fully equipped modern kitchen of your tropical island villa.
Where to stay in Phuket for Valentines Day?
If you plan on spending Valentines Day in Phuket, the first thing you need to do is determine how you and your partner would like to spend that special day. Would you prefer to be in a location which is close to the more popular tourist spots like Patong beach, so you can enjoy a fun day of activities — followed by a delightful meal at a busy restaurant? Or would you rather be situated in a more secluded area of the island, where you can spend the entire day lounging poolside in a private villa overlooking the ocean — then have your romantic valentines dinner cooked by a professional on-site Chef?
West Coast of Phuket
If you are looking to enjoy a more adventurous type of Valentine’s Day, filled with fun activities and restaurant dining, then you are better off staying somewhere on the West Coast of Phuket island. Our recommendation is Kamala beach, which is located just north of the busy tourist area of Patong — but far away enough so you can enjoy the tranquillity of a romantic island getaway. Check out Villa Tantawan, a romantic 1-bedroom villa near Kamala beach.
East Coast of Phuket
If you would prefer to stay in a more secluded and slower-paced area of the island so you can enjoy a more intimate Valentine’s Day with your loved one, then you are better off staying somewhere on the east coast of Phuket. Our recommendation is Cape Yamu which is located towards the centre of the island. At Cape Yamu you are still within a suitable distance to go and enjoy a wide range of fun activities such as those listed above — but far away enough to enjoy total privacy and seclusion if you choose. Check out Villa Abiente for your Valentine’s Day!
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