Book a lavish accommodation
Phuket has many luxury hotels and resorts but for a cosy retreat with your valentine, you may choose a villa-style accommodation overlooking the turquoise sea, or a verdant forest or may be a lagoon. Consult the resort’s spa therapists for a cure to nurture body, soul and mind, and then enjoy a couple treatment. How about a romantic bath and enjoying some fine Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to be followed by a candle-lit dinner? May be the resort’s chef can help you create a delicious menu too with your valentine’s favourite dishes.
Take a vow of togetherness
With a prayer for a long and happy life together on your lips, hold your breath and run from one end of the Sarasin Bridge to the other. To this day, it is believed that lovers can make a lasting wish together while crossing the bridge that connects Phuket with mainland Thailand. Once upon a time, Gew, a local college student and Dam, a bus driver fell in love over many a journey across the Sarasin Bridge. But their parents opposed the match. The desperate lovers bound themselves together and jumped off the bridge so that no one could ever separate them. When their bodies were found, they were still entwined.
Some adventure, some shopping
Phuket is one of the most attractive islands of Thailand. If you are the adventurous kind and fond of animals, head to the first ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket. Walk with these gentle giants in the jungles that border Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, and observe them as they roam the sanctuary. Go island hopping, snorkelling or diving; sail through the limestone karsts and around the James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay. If you happen to be in Phuket on a Sunday, don’t miss the street market in the heart of Phuket Old Town, known for its Sino-Portuguese architecture.
Take back some memories
Take some stunning photographs of the kaleidoscopic sunset on the Andaman Sea. A romantic stroll along the beach or a leisurely bike ride around Mai Khao Lake will throw up many opportunities for selfies.
Ready to propose?
Seek out the ‘proposal guru’ who can help you craft the perfect proposal. Flying high in a helicopter, sailing across the ocean, romantic walks or a paddling in the sea or even releasing turtles, the ‘proposal guru’ will ensure that your journey of togetherness begins on a magical and memorable note.
For all these and more, check out Anantara Resorts and Hotels’ Valentine’s Day package, which is offering a curated holiday plan at its three resorts in Phuket – Layan Residences by Anantara, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort and Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas. Some of the attractions include Dining by Design, A Day in the Spa for Two, and consultation with their ‘proposal guru’.
Layan Residences by Anantara: https://phuket-residences.anantara.com/
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas: https://phuket.anantara.com/
Anantara Layan Phuket Resort: https://phuket.anantara.com/