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. As a destination close to Malaysia, a short flight lands you on some beautiful beaches famed for their clear waters, delicious array of cheap food, thrilling sea sports, and lots of beachfront resorts and restaurants. Save on your flights and splash out on your hotel for a private romance with front-row seats to stunning sunsets and coconut trees waving in the breeze.
Live and love in unparalleled luxury. Our Expedia hotel insiders have picked these 5 romantic resorts as the best places to stay in Phuket for a romantic getaway with your sayang.
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Romantic Phuket Beach Resorts for Couples
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.
Guest review: “The pavilion is an outstanding hotel if you want to be left alone in luxury. The villas are beautiful and the staff is absolutely outstanding. I would definitely go back in a heartbeat. It is a little removed from shops and towns, so you need to take a taxi or shuttle.”
Cost: Deluxe room from RM400; Villas from RM1260.
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.
Guest review: “Felt more like a Boutique Inn than a large hotel…Would absolutely return to this hotel if we are in the area. We travel a great deal and I was impressed that such a large, busy hotel could feel like a more intimate inn where you can get to know both other guests and staff in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.”
Cost: One-bedroom plunge pool villa from RM1000.
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.
Guest review: “Had a wonderful time at The Residence. Villa was absolutely stunning and gigantic! Could have had 10 people stay there! Air conditioning was icy cold, pool was enormous and crystal clear, gardens were beautiful and housekeeping were terrific.”
Cost: Ocean view pool suite from RM2,176; Garden view suite from RM1700.
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.
Guest review: “I can not say enough about this resort . Beautiful grounds. Amazing pools , excellent restaurants . Breakfast has everything and more . Cool Spa has wonderful massages and facials. Love the staff and management ! I hope to back one day !!!”
Cost: Ocean view pool villa from RM5,525; Ocean view pool suite from RM8,374.
Location: Oceanfront on private beach. 2.8km from Nai Thon Beach.
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.