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5 ideas for couples to spend time in Thailand

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Thailand is one of the world’s most popular destinations for tourists, it is no secret that it is home to some amazing and spectacular places. It is the perfect traveller and holidaymaker’s destination and is becoming ever more popular for couples!

Koh Samui Sunset

Koh Samui Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

It is over flowing with hearty culture, white sand beaches, tropical rainforests and breath-taking monuments… why go elsewhere?

Here’s our top places to visit as a couple for the perfect getaway!

Koh Lipe

Top of the list is the romantic island of Koh Lipe! This beautiful little island is also known as a Mini Maldives for its white sand beaches and the clearest crystal waters your eyes will have ever seen! It is a tropical heaven, and was barely known to tourist’s years ago but has rapidly developed and is now a popular holiday and honeymoon destination!

Whether you want water sports and spectacular underwater creatures or to swing away in a hammock with your favourite book then this island has something for you! The Island is only available to access by ferry or long tail boat as it does not have an airport.

The Best of Koh Lipe

  • Best Coffee: Elephant
  • Best Beach: Pattaya Beach
  • Best Breakfast: Bloom Bar
beautiful little Koh Lipe

photo by smediacache

Coordinates: 6.488600, 99.304832

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is home to some out of this world boutique hotels which are perfect for a couples get away! They are surprisingly reasonably prices and the island has so much to offer! There is everything from beautiful beaches, waterfalls, hiking, yoga, water sports and beautiful beach bars to share a bottle of wine and enjoy a candle light dinner overlooking a breath-taking sunset!

Top Resorts

Luxury:

  1. Villa Riva Samui
  2. Conrad Koh Samui Residences
  3. Samui Beautiful Beach Villas
  4. Villa Blue View
  5. Coco Mango Villa Koh Samui

Budget:

  1. The Sarann Hotel
  2. Cocopalm Beach Resort
  3. Nora Beach Resort and Spa
Beach of Koh Samui island

Koh Samui Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

Coordinates: 9.513249, 100.011015
Place not to be missed: SeeSea Samui Bar and Restaurant!

Phuket

Ignore the bad hype about Patong! Calling Couples and all travellers! Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and has everything you could need for the perfect relaxation holiday or a sightseer’s galore.

Something for everyone

Phuket has a phenomenal marine life so grab your loved one’s hand and dive in and see what it has to offer! When you’ve exhausted, yourselves swimming around the colourful coral reefs then head to a spa and have a famous Thai massage! 1-2 hours of pure bliss from as cheap as £6! If you want to relax and do nothing but soak up the sun there are plenty of amazing romantic resorts to chill out and top up your tan! The beaches are long and offer so much variety of water sports!

Parasailing into the sunset in the arms of a loved one sounds pretty perfect, right?

Phuket Patong Beach in sunset

Phuket Patong Beach Photo by Katie Victoria Hulland

Address: Patong Beach, Kathu District, Phuket, 83150, Thailand
Coordinates: 7.894350, 98.294517

Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is home to the famous Maya Bay where the Hollywood film ‘The Beach’ with the dreamy Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed! It also has plenty of other dreamy spots for you and your partner to explore! Pileh Lagoon being top of the list! It is nature’s most spectacular swimming pool and perfect for couples to splash around in too cool down from Thailand’s extreme heat!

Monkey Island is also worth a visit, with it’s unbelievable clear waters of which the snorkelling views allowing you to see up to 50-metres in distance!

Hire a long tail boat and island hop to the surrounding islands for a peaceful day exploring! You can either head off just the two of you or you can pay for someone to take you around for half a day or a full day!

Spend your evenings relaxing on a beach bar, sipping your favourite cocktails and watching the sunset! There is no better feeling!

Phi Phi Island landscape

Phi Phi Island Photo by Foundtheworld

Coordinates: 7.741935, 98.777192
Phi Phi’s Top Resort: Serene Villa on Phi Phi

Koh Tao

This little island is putting its name on the map, with its world class scuba diving bringing new and keen divers to its island to gain a Padi Licence. The island is otherwise known as Turtle Island, Koh Tao is becoming ever popular with couples and travellers and who can be surprised with its colourful coral reefs, clearest of clear waters, show stopping white sand beaches and many beautiful turtles!

This one tops the scale with beauty and is a must see when visiting Thailand. It is also close to Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Samui both only 1hour away by boat!

Scuba diving at Koh Tao

Scuba Diving at Koh Tao Photo by Sightseeinggroup

Coordinates: 10.097685, 99.840553
Koh Tao Top Diving School: Scuba Junction

There are plenty more beautiful places to visit in Thailand and this is our top suggestions for couples! Thailand is a country filled with culture and beauty. We want to make sure your trip planning comes with ease and you make the most of your time at these wonderful locations, with all the essential knowledge and top tips we can give you!

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