From its broad beaches to its verdant rainforest, Phuket has special hideaways for couples in secluded spots or hidden in the midst of the happy bustle. Live and love in unparalleled luxury.
Here’s a list of our top five resort picks for a romantic getaway in Phuket.
Cost: Spa and pool pavilion from SG$580; Villa with private pool from SG$830.
Location: Hilltop behind Bangtao Beach.
Just for adults, this hilltop haven is the ultimate intimate hideaway. Everything at The Pavilions is based around privacy and pleasure for you and your partner. The designers have worked with form and flora so the two of you will be convinced you’re alone together amid the expansive luxury.
The decor and furnishings of each pool villa is comfort and extravagance raised to high art with oversized sofas and beds, acres of bathroom, a private pool, spa and steam room, and the best in technology.
After a dinner for two dining in al fresco elegance, your villa is a private Pavilion for you and your loved ones alone.
Cost: Deluxe room from SG$300; Villa from SG$600.
Location: Mai Khao Beach
Cutting-edge designs go hand in hand with traditional Thai courtesy of this beachside architectural wonder. The accommodation ranges from oversized deluxe suites to the stunning and sequestered one-bedroom ocean-front villas, each with their own private pool.
The ultra modern ethos extends to the innovative cuisine at in-house restaurant Loca Vore. Renaissance also has a fully equipped fitness centre and beautiful circular spa with private treatment rooms.
Cost: One-bedroom plunge pool villa from SG$480.
Location: Bangtao Beach.
Away from the thronging crowds, The Residence delivers on its total privacy promise. It’s located in a countryside setting within a shuttle ride distance to the beach. The beautifully realised all-pool villas convey a village feel and are located in loose clusters overlooking the gentle rural setting.
Chill out with a candlelit dinner in your private villa and then enjoy a Romance Milk Bath spa package for two people. For a more thorough relaxation or a cleansing detox, the resort’s Hattakarn Spa therapists are graduates of Bangkok’s world-renowned Watpo Thai Traditional Medical and Massage School. Magic.
Cost: Ocean view pool suite from SG$690; Garden view suite from SG$820
Location: Cape Panwa; includes a private beach.
Sitting on top of Phuket’s south-eastern cape, each one of this luxury enclave’s pool villas overlooks truly remarkable vistas of the ocean and nearby islands. Your privacy is assured by the forty lush tropical acres this magnificent resort covers, so you could re-enact the, ‘I’m flying!’ scene from Titanic on your own balcony with complete confidence.
The Cool Spa offers holistic therapies and massages for couples, including in-room treatments. Indulge yourselves and let skilled therapists ease the worries of the world away, replacing them with feelings of relaxation, so you’re ready for romance.
Sri Panwa’s Baba restaurant has a number of stunning locations: Baba Poolclub serves huge breakfasts, a la carte dinner and turns into a disco in the evening. For an intimate experience Baba Soul Food and Baba Dining Lounge offers traditional Thai and there are cocktails on offer at Baba Nest – the rooftop bar with a wrap-around infinity pool. The views have to be seen to be believed and are perfect for watching the seemingly endless sunset.
Cost: Ocean view pool room from SG$850; Ocean view pool suite from SG$1400.
Imagine watching the sun slowly dip behind your own secret pond, which flows forever toward the horizon’s softly changing colours. Then you’ll know what is meant by an ‘infinity pool’ and that Trisara truly does mean, ‘the third garden in heaven’.
The subtle, yet rich flavours in a Thai feast of fresh seafood and any cuisine you could desire are served with the hospitality for which this gentle land is justifiably famous.
All Trisara’s villas are set in a quiet, tropical world with an infinity pool flowing toward the Andaman Sea and secluded ocean views.