Top 5 Romantic Getaways – Thailand
by Jessica Wildman / 2019-09-20 14:28:09
For a destination with plenty of romance, Thailand hits all the rights spots.
If you are searching for a romantic destination, whether for a honeymoon, to celebrate an anniversary or just to spend time with your loved one, there is arguably nowhere better than Thailand. The destination is full of delightful islands offering sparkling turquoise waters, stunning sandy shores and idyllic swaying palms – why not try island hopping and visit a few islands on one holiday? Here are our Top 5 suggestions for romantic escapes to Thailand.
Lying on the East Coast of Thailand, Koh Samet is a designated national park; its 14 small but dazzlingly white breaches are incredibly scenic, lapped by invitingly warm turquoise sea and shaded by palms or cajeput trees – ideal for a romantic sunset stroll or to cosy up with your partner in a quiet corner.Where better to stay on Koh Samet than Paradee? Meaning “sixth heaven” Paradee is a luxurious all-villa beachside haven of indulgent tranquillity for discerning guests seeking an escape from it all. Each villa has a steep thatched roof with high vaulted ceilings, interiors blending soothing natural hues with rich décor and superb outdoor living space. Most have the added exclusivity of a luxurious infinity-edged pool with jacuzzi.
Koh Yao Noi
Perhaps consider casting away to Koh Yao Noi, one of a small cluster of islands within Phang Nga Bay which boasts a varied landscape of mangrove forests, lush interior and sandy beaches. Set amongst the jungle’s canopy is Treehouse Villas, an adult only retreat with unspoilt views to the sea and the ancient limestone karsts of the bay. Designed for those with a love of nature, it’s perfect for those looking to escape the crowds.Entry to each duplex Treehouse villa is across a suspended bridge with exceptional accommodation for two spread across a lower and upper tier. Highlights are a private plunge pool which reaches into the jungle itself, personal bars with a selection of complimentary items and a grand king size bed facing a balcony which sits above the trees, giving the feeling of floating over the leafy canopy.
On naturally scenic Koh Tao (Turtle Island) you’ll still find picture-book Thailand tucked away. As well as enticing white sand beaches this small island is a great dive spot thanks to vibrant coral reefs that colourful fish and sea creatures, including turtles, call home.Barefoot luxury awaits you and your partner at the eco-friendly Haad Tien Beach Resort, which has a stunning setting on its own secluded stretch of sands. Villas are thoughtfully spread out amongst 45 acres and many have their own private pool.
Another go to spot for isolated beaches with a backdrop of jagged mountains dripping with rainforest is the province of Krabi. Nestling majestically beside the Andaman Sea, islands erupt from the sea and secluded bays, beaches and coves are only accessible by colourful longtail boats.For couples seeking quality time together Rayavadee Krabi provides an idyllic hideaway amidst 26 acres of lush tropical landscapes on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park. Boasting two-storey pavilion accommodation, fine cuisine, a unique spa and warm, attentive service, a stay here will be cherished by you and your partner.
After relaxing in paradise, head north to Chiang Rai, an absorbing city rich in culture and history. Along with a relaxed pace and array of beautiful temples, Chiang Rai is also a launchpad to the surrounding mountains, hills and forest parks. If a hike isn’t your idea of heaven, take a stroll by the Mae Kok River or around the Night Market which lures with tempting Thai treats, colourful handmade clothing and artistic souvenirs.
Poised along the river is the chic Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, a delightful chic retreat for relaxing amid sublime scenery. Indulge in a signature treatment at Parvati Spa or an inspiring yoga session on the landscaped lawn, then feast on culinary delights before retreating to your refined guest room with its private balcony and panoramic views.
Whatever your choice, we are confident Thailand will not disappoint.
Why not combine your choice of romantic escape with a trip to the bustling capital city of Bangkok to experience some of the wonderful contrasts that a trip to Thailand can offer. Alternatively, include a stay at Elephant Hills in the Khao Sok National Park for elephant encounters and rainforest adventures. Wherever you dream of visiting, our travel experts can create your very own incredible romantic Thailand holiday especially for you.