If you’ve been searching high and low for that ultimate romantic retreat, you’ll be spoilt by what Thailand has to offer. Some call it a dream destination and others call it the ‘land of smiles’, one thing’s for sure, you won’t find anywhere quite like it.
Find exclusive spots, powder-white beaches and cultural phenomenons right at your disposal. Lured in by some of the clearest waters in the world, and not to mention the Southeast Asian climate and luxurious resorts, you’ll be rushing to make Thailand your next couples escape.
When you’re not spending your days lounging around in paradise, where white sands meet tranquil waters, you’ll be itching to explore Thailand’s wonders.
Considered a cultural haven with so many hidden gems dotted around the island, who know’s what ultra-romantic treasures you’ll stumble across. So, for all you lovey-dovey couples out there, check out our three exciting excursions that are sure to set the mood.
Klong Thom’s Hot Springs
Nature’s very own hot tub awaits at the Klong Thom’s hot springs. Heat things up in thermal waters originating from underground volcanic chambers. Relax in your very own naturally carved out bathtub, which bubbles away at 35 to 40°C and sits surrounded by jungle-like trees.
Although not proven, the salt waters are known to be very therapeutic and are thought to help with those achy muscles. Either way, it’s a great way to spend the day full of relaxation and experience one of Thailand’s natural wonders.
Phi Phi island
If you haven’t seen Leonardo DiCaprio’s legendary film ‘The Beach’, you don’t know what you’re missing. This movie spot is one of the most talked about islands in the world for its breathtaking beauty.
It’s one big chunk of allure with emerald jungle surroundings and stunning beach cove. It’s great for beach-goers and adventure seekers, brimming with hidden treasures. Take an intimate boat ride around the island to see its true potential, or snorkel through enchanting coral reefs together.
The backdrop alone will have you falling head over heels.
Head on your own mini adventure and hire a speed boat for the day. It’s a great way to see all the Thai islands and dramatic landscapes. Revel in the crystal clear Andaman Sea as you head to Koh Khai or Mosquito Island, both showcase prime diving spots.
After an eventful day on the water, grab a bottle of bubbly and find a secluded spot for a light beach barbecue. If you time it right, you could finish the night off in Ko Pha Ngan at the world-famous Full Moon Party, and dance under the twinkling moon-lit sky.
Candle-lit dinners and skyscraper bars
When you’re done exploring ancient temples and relaxing on tropical beaches, you’ll be running to the nearest bar or restaurant. But, if you’ve been searching for a meal to remember, check out our favourite Thai eateries.
The Sky Bar
Venture out into Thailand’s bustling capital of Bangkok, where exclusive experiences are at your fingertips. One in particular we’d thoroughly recommend – not only for the drinks, but for the views – just happens to double as the world’s highest open-air bar. Based in the second tallest building in Thailand, you’ll need your camera.
Welcomed by impressive views 63 floors up, it’s the ideal place to whisk that someone special off their feet. Listen to live jazz, grab a drink from the illuminated bar and check out the city’s bright lights.
The Blue Elephant is a winner when it comes to exclusive Thai cuisine. As experts in royal dishes, you’ll eat the food of the Thai kings. Serving up only the freshest ingredients, you and that special someone can enjoy high-end dinners you’ll remember for a lifetime.
The Blue Elephant is situated in the Governor Mansion, Old Town Phuket so not only will you dine in style, but you’ll feel like a VIP too.
If the decor, location and the standard hasn’t won you over, the stories behind each dish sure will. Whether the recipe stems from an ancient family or has a tale you won’t believe, the combining flavours will be something you can’t refuse.
To learn the history behind the dish, you can take a five hour cooking class here. That way you can whip up your own romantic meal at home.
There couldn’t be a more intimate setting than at the Baba Nest rooftop bar and restaurant. High in the sky, you can catch the sunset as you’re surrounded by panorama views of the Andaman Sea and surrounding islands.
Wrapped around an infinity pool, sit yourself down on cosy cushions and beanbags, whilst enjoying an exclusive selection of fancy cocktails and fine wines. Nothing quite sets the mood like drinks under the starlit sky.
You can also take full advantage of the home-cooked Thai food served up by Baba Soul Food. You’ll find this rare restaurant up on the top of Sri Panwa.
After you’ve spent the day touring the islands and filled up on top notch food, there’s nothing more romantic than retiring to a deluxe, spacious room for a well-earned rest. Luxury won’t be hard to come by, but if you’ve been searching for something extra special, these top hotels boast all the fancy features.
JW Marriot Khao Lak Resort & Spa
Nestled away by tropical greenery, you’ll find the JW Marriot Khao Lak, where the rooms have swim-up access and style is second nature.
Home to one of the longest pools in Southeast Asia – featuring an in-water bar and lazy river – it’s safe to say the pool scene here is something to shout about. Not to mention the beach is on your door step, a great spot for cocktail sipping and catching the sunset.
Feast on spicy curries and traditional Thai cuisine in one of the four onsite restaurants. And make sure you indulge in a traditional massage and a body scrub in the first-class spa, after trying your hand in the squash court and mountain bike trail you’ll have earned a rest.
High up in the hilltops, the Avista Hideaway is the place to be. Overlooking the beaches of Patong and Tri Trang, you’ll be able to grab some Instagram-worthy snaps.
Contemporary rooms are standard with swish Thai design and state-of-the-art spa facilities, but it’s the tranquillity that keeps couples flocking here year after year. Not forgetting the unbeatable infinity pool and fantastic views stretching out in front of you.
Each pool comes with a swim-up bar, serving you endless supplies of fruity cocktails and in-the-water sunloungers. There’s plenty of gourmet treats on offer and a candle-lit dinner isn’t hard to come by, featuring perfectly-cooked steaks, spicy Indian and Chinese delights, you’re in for a treat to remember.
Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort
Situated right on the powder white beach of Klong Muang Plaza, the Dusit Thani Krabi resort has some of the best beach views on the island. Soak up the alluring scenery from the infinity pool edge or cool off under the waterfall fountains.
Some rooms even include plunge pools and luxurious free-standing bath tubs. Lounge around in hammock-filled gardens all day and indulge in barbecued meats, tiger prawns and mouth-watering curries. It’s a great spot for watersport lovers too.
Now you’ve got the tools for a romantic retreat, your once-in-a-lifetime Thailand getaway starts here.