Written by Kim Wilson
Co-written by Veyroniqa
Edited by Dawn Pillay
Have you heard of Khao Lak?
It’s a secret romantic honeymoon spot very few know about – and it’s only 2 hours drive from Phuket Airport!
Note: You’ll be able to find taxis that’ll bring you to Khao Lak from 1000 Baht (USD $30).
Sun, sea and sand are the perfect recipe for romance, and you get all three on the spectacular, tropical beachfront of Khao Lak. You have the turquoise Andaman Sea on one side, and the vast tropical mountains behind, where better to continue your love story?
Whether it’s your first holiday together, honeymoon, babymoon or anniversary – look no further, we found the perfect resorts to retreat in your private oasis.
These hotels offer spacious suites that come with spades of views and bathtubs and jacuzzis too!
1. Private villa, jacuzzi with ocean view and beachfront locale – Apsara Beachfront Resort & Villa
As far as romance goes, Apsara ticks all the boxes.
Private villa – check
Jacuzzi bath – check
Perfectly located on the white, palm tree-lined beachfront – CHECK!
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The villas are fresh and modern with a large glass fronted bedroom, overlooking your personal pool. You could just order room service and you’ll never need to leave your private heaven.
If you do venture out, then check out the main pool with swim-up seating and cool elephant sculptures.
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No one leaves the resort without commenting on how attentive and friendly the staff are. They go above and beyond to make your stay perfect, so you can concentrate on each other.
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Make your visit extra special, and watch the fiery sunset from your own private dining experience on the beach.
Love is in the air at the Apsara Beachfront Resort.
2. One of the most picturesque hideaways we’ve seen – La Vela Khao Lak
La Vela is a beautifully designed architectural masterpiece, with lots of clean lines, glass and open spaces.
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Every room has a huge bed, unusual décor, quirky, sophisticated artwork –and a granite bathroom adds a surprising touch of luxury.
The Jacuzzi bathtub on your balcony is the perfect place to enjoy the view, and add a little romance to your evening.
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Otherwise, spend some quality time with some treatments together in the Qaqula Spa.
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You can also cool off in the huge infinity pool overlooking the beach, or make plans for the rest of your lives together over cocktails at Kokulo Beach club.
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The refreshing and exciting La Vela hotel is ideal for refreshing the romance in your lives.
3. A gorgeous beachfront paradise built for two – Khaolak Emerald Beach Resort
At Khaolak Emerald Beach Resort, there’s an incredibly romantic ‘Villa Beachfront’ built right on the beach – specially for honeymooners.
You can eat out and have dinner by the sea under white billowing canopies. Take a stroll on fine sands, and even let your inner child out on the swings!
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Keep the spark alive by taking a romantic canoe ride in the blue lagoon, or join in a friendly volleyball match on the beach – the possibilities are endless at Khaolak Emerald Beach Resort.
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With Similan Islands nearby and the tours available, you’ll never find yourselves short of anything to do. To wind down, there’s nothing that says bliss like a cocktail at sunset, especially with such a breathtaking view.
PS: If you’re a couple looking for romance while bringing kids along – the resort will care for your little ones, so you can spend some one on one time together exploring and enjoying yourselves!
4. Indulge in a seaside ocean suite! – The Sands Khao Lak
A place decorated with lights and love, The Sands’ Seaside Junior Suite awaits – decorated with couples in mind, it is ultra cosy with a touch of chic.
From the door of your terrace, the pool beckons with easy pool access, and in your suite, a large bathtub is available for a good soak and those intimate moments.
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For more fun, nothing gets the blood going like a good challenge with your significant other! Pick up a giant chess piece and may the best player win.
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The Sands Khao Lak is a little paradise neither of you will ever want to leave. They even have have a little convenience store as part of the resort where you can pick up some local snacks!
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5. Mixing up love potion cocktails – Hive Khaolak Resort
The beachfront villas at Hive Khaolak offer stunning views of the pristine white beach and the surrounding plantation, all from the luxury of your villa.
Authentic Thai décor gives each villa an exotic feel, and the glass wall from the bedroom to the bathroom gives it a cheeky twist.
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Get in the mood for romance with some cocktails at the swim up pool bar, an ideal way to enjoy the sunshine and talk about your day.
The pool terrace bar and restaurant is super romantic, especially in the evening. The twinkling lights, tiles and wine racks give it a Mediterranean feel.
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You are only a short way from other bars and restaurants so if you want to explore, then you can make the most of the great local attractions.
It’s never too early for cocktails at Hive Khaolak Resort!
6. Enjoy the private pool/jacuzzi on your private terrace – Wanaburee Resort
The Wanaburee resort is at the end of the beach – benefitting from both the amazing beach, and the tropical forests of the hillside.
Wanaburee’s beachfront villas fit beautifully into the surroundings, with a charming rustic feel that comes complete with all the modern amenities.
Your private terrace has a private pool/jacuzzi, and you’ll be able to enjoy intimate moments there.
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The views from the villa are only rivalled by the view from the pool. The layering of the infinity pool offers an amazing view along the entire beach.
Wanaburee is quiet and peaceful, perfect for couples that want to enjoy time together.
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Make some special memories at Wanaburee Resort.
7. Have a couples’ massage on the beach, or shower under stars – Kantary Beach Hotel Villas & Suite Khao Lak
You get the best of both worlds with a beach view, and the privacy of the garden foliage at the Kantary Beach Hotel.
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Hide away from the rest of the world in your bright, well-equipped villa just steps away from the beach.
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The outside shower is perfect for cooling off in the hot sun, or for showering under the stars in your open-air shower. If you prefer bathing, then the powerful spa bath might be the highlight of your trip.
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The on-site shop means you can pick up any snacks and stay in your villa or you can venture out to the pool bar or restaurant.
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Treat yourselves to a massage, side by side on the beachfront – pure relaxation!
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You’ll fall in love all over again during the trip of a lifetime at Kantary Beach Hotel.
8. Stay at a seaview bungalow located at the beachfront – Khaolak Bay Front Hotel
Waking up together to a striking sunrise peeking through lush greenery, and the sound of waves. Being 15 minutes away from a wonder-filled Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park where you’ll get to bond through exploration.
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And having the promise of zipline adventures, and a quaint town not 10 minutes from the hotel.
This is what Khaolak Bay Front Hotel offers for couples looking for a simple vacay that gives you a little bit of everything.
There are also saunas and steam rooms where you can let your worries and stress melt away – not to mention, the authentic Thai massages you can both enjoy.
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The seaview bungalow boasts a beautiful view of the sky and sea at any time of day. So, you can sit back, relax and spend quality time together.
Don’t forget to upload your day’s adventure with the complimentary wifi, while enjoying what nature has to offer on your private terrace!
9. Set on the beachfront, with a private jacuzzi in your villa – Khaolak Palm Beach Resort
If your idea of romance is walking hand in hand along the beach with palm trees rustling in the breeze, then this one is for you.
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Set back slightly from the beach, Khaolak Palm Beach villas are surrounded by a lush mini jungle with beautiful flowers and plants (and palm trees of course!)
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The Deluxe Villa is ideal for a romantic getaway, with a kingsize four poster canopy bed, and a soothing spa bath – you will never want to leave.
After dinner, relax on your private balcony together, and enjoy the sound of the waves and the evening birdsong
If you can’t decide between a beautiful beach, and amazing gardens then don’t argue – just pick Khaolak Palm Tree Resort and everyone is happy!
10. A beachfront villa with a jacuzzi too! – Baan Khaolak Resort
The beach is the most romantic place on the earth (especially at sunset), so a beachfront villa makes any trip extra special.
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At the Baan Khaolak you step straight onto the white sand from your spacious and lavish beach retreat.
The villas have huge bathrooms, with a power shower and spa bath that’s plenty big enough for two…
The sea is calm enough for swimming but the swimming pool is also just a few steps away along with plenty of sun loungers and a Jacuzzi.
Spend some quality time on your private decking and reclining sunbeds, ideal for an afternoon nap before an evening of wining and dining.
Imagine waking up early to watch the sunrise over the waves – without even getting out of bed!
Special Mention: An intimate Thai love nest with an outdoor shower/jacuzzi – Khaolak Bhandari Resort
Where better to spend time with a loved one that the magnificent, traditional Thai bungalows infused with modern luxury at Bhandari Resort? Providing both views of the mountain and playtime at the beach, Bhandari Resort gives you the best of two worlds.
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Amongst the botanical gardens and fishponds, you will find the authentic, wooden Thai villas – your own private little palace.
Rich dark wood interiors, luxurious furnishings and air conditioning, will make your love nest the perfect place to get out of the heat whilst still enjoying the tropical view.
Just a ten-minute stroll to the bars and restaurants, and only minutes to the beach – Bhandari is perfectly located for whatever you enjoy doing together.
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Le Siam restaurant serves delicious Asian cuisine, and has a romantic, candlelit atmosphere. The resort also has themed dining evenings, and BBQ’s can be romantic can’t they?