Home Honeymoon Guide logo Bars Icon
Patong Beach, PhuketPatong Beach, Phuket – Image courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand

Introducing Phuket

Phuket is Thailand’s most popular resort island and one of the country's top honeymoon destinations.

Blessed with long sandy beaches, tranquil bays, lush inland forests and a reputation for some of the finest seafood in the country, Phuket offers all the ingredients you need for a romantic honeymoon, including a host of sightseeing attractions and activities.

Diving Phuket

What to do and see in Phuket

Ranking among the top 10 scuba diving destinations in the world, Phuket offers honeymoon couples crystal clear water, spectacular reefs and a vibrant ecosystem teeming with marine life and providing great opportunities for diving and snorkelling.

The sea is also ideal for windsurfing and sailing, while inland, jungle paths and forested hills wait to be explored on foot or atop an elephant.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches on Phuket Island, from popular and sometimes crowded beaches to those that are secluded and relatively unknown to overseas visitors.

Kata Beach on Phuket’s western coast is one of Phuket’s finest beaches, with a broad curve of soft white sand that runs 1.5km along a protected bay of calm, crystal clear water. Relax on a sun bed or rejuvenate with a Thai massage in the shade of the palm trees that fringe the beach’s edge.

Or visit Laem Singh Beach, a small hidden gem south of Surin Beach, accessible only by a steep path from the road and Nai Thon Beach, one of Phuket’s best-kept secrets, just a short drive through forested hills along the coastal highway. Other well-known beaches include Patong Beach, Karon Beach and Surin Beach.

After dark, experience a colourful Thai dance show, relax over delicious Thai cuisine or hit a disco at Patong Beach and dance the night away.

Andara Resort Villas


Phuket is renowned for its choice of luxurious resorts located on stunning beachfronts or hidden away in secluded coves overlooking private beaches and the Andaman Sea – perfect for a romantic honeymoon.

Best time to visit Phuket

The best time to honeymoon on Phuket is during the dry season from December to April when the skies around Phuket are clear and sunny and the sea warm and calm. The average temperature throughout the year remains a consistent 30°C.

Phuket Inrentaional Airport

Getting there

Phuket is located on the west coast of Thailand.  The most convenient route is by air via Singapore or Bangkok. Thai Airways operates a daily service to Phuket, with connecting flights from Bangkok International Airport.

Climbing in Ko Phi Phi

Side trips from Phuket

Take a day trip or stay longer to explore the scenic provinces of Phang Nga Bay and Krabi. Both offer magical scenery of limestone cliffs, rock formations, caves and fishing hamlets as well as national parks and lovely beaches with great opportunities for rock climbing, diving, snorkelling and sailing on the Andaman Sea – just perfect for adventurous honeymoon couples.

Phang Nga Bay – The spectacular Phang Nga Bay is dotted with thousands of islands and caves, mostly uninhabited and protected as part of the National Marine Park. Join a sea canoe tour from Phuket or from the mainland.

Discover secluded bays, go ashore with a guide and explore the beach, mangrove forests and the many hidden caves and lakes hollowed out inside the islands – usually reachable only at low tide through small caves that open onto the sea.

Lam Ru Park – Explore inland forest, with waterfalls, mountains and other natural wonders located on the Phang Nga mainland. Look out for eagles and scarlet minivets.

Krabi Province – Home to some of Thailand’s best mainland beaches, particularly at Hat Nopparat Thara, Ao Nang and Hat Tham Phra Nang. The Krabi region is dotted with caverns and mystical shrines as well as providing excellent opportunities for rock climbing, diving, snorkelling and sailing.

Phi Phi Islands – These idyllic islands lie an easy boat trip away from either Phuket or the mainland at Krabi. The dumbbell-shaped Ko Phi Phi Don is fringed with white sandy beaches, rugged rock cliffs and tropical rainforest. It offers several fine restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

Neighbouring Ko Phi Phi Leh is less commercialised and makes a perfect day trip (as there is no accommodation on the island). Don’t miss the famous Viking Cave on Phi Phi Leh, where men climb flimsy bamboo scaffolds to collect swifts’ nests from the cavern walls, or the prehistoric paintings on the cave walls.

Both islands offer great opportunities for climbing, kayaking, swimming and caving as well as diving, snorkelling and fishing, in a setting of unparalleled beauty.

Did you know? Phi Phi Island is so astoundingly beautiful it was chosen as the setting for The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 9 February, 2017


© 2010-2018 Honeymoon Guide. All rights reserved.