There are plenty of options for honeymooners around India. Yes, we have a lot of places within India too, but I will discuss that in another blog. Internationally Bali, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Dubai are the best location for a honeymoon from India. Thailand particularly has a lot of options for a honeymoon. You can visit Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, and Hua Hin. The best thing is they all are very near to India. Except for Bali which takes 10 hours to reach, the rest of the locations are within 4 hours of flight time. However, as the title suggests we will answer your question – is Phuket good for a honeymoon? To know about other locations you can read my other blog, Top International Destinations for Indian Weddings.
We all know our Indian weddings are a marathon. Most of the honeymoons happen just after the weddings due to the restricted leaves we get from our work. If you even have ample time why waste it traveling. It would be wise to choose locations which are near to India. You don’t want your first days of honeymoon under jet lag and fatigue. This is where Phuket is good for a honeymoon. The flight time from Delhi to Phuket by Go Air is 4 ½ Hours and it’s a direct flight. You also get a direct flight from Bangalore and Mumbai. The rest of India has regular flights to Bangkok. You can take a connecting flight from Bangkok. From Bangkok to Phuket the flight time is just one and a half hours.
The other good thing is that you get a visa on arrival (VOA). Moreover, Thailand authorities have kept no visa fee for almost two years now. So you don’t have to run around travel agents to complete those tiresome visa formalities. So is Phuket good for a honeymoon, well this the first reason. If you plan to do a wedding in Thailand you can read all details here.
Phuket province is located in southern Thailand. It is the biggest island in Thailand and sits on the Andaman Sea. The nearest province to the north is Phang-nga and the nearest provinces to the east are Phang-nga and Krabi. Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand.
The staying options I feel are the best part to have a honeymoon in Phuket. You are spoilt for choices as most of the resorts and hotels overseas the sea. Your morning and evening are taken care of by the beautiful sunrise and sunsets. Trust me it sets the mood to have the best honeymoon. Just move the curtain of your room and you are in bliss. The resorts provide the best options for spas and massages. You can just stay at these resorts for a minimum of two days and enjoy your honeymoon. Here are some properties you can consider for your honeymoon. Do note Phuket has a wide range of hotels and resorts. They can cater to all kinds of budgets.
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Yes, we from India are used to heat in summers. The months of March-May are super-hot, so do bring your sunscreen. The nights do get pleasant to enjoy the beautiful nightlife of Phuket. The Phuket weather is tropical so you will get the three variations warm, cool and rainy. May to October are rainy, August and September are super rainy. The cooler months are November to February. You can go anytime in these months. These months are also considered peak seasons in Phuket. December month can be super crowded due to Christmas and the New Year. You should choose a secluded hotel property that is far from the commercial hub of Bangla road.
Not just the beaches, Phuket has vibrant nightlife too. Phuket nightclubs are world-class and play all genres of music. If you want to have a romantic stroll night markets can be fun. There are a lot of fun activities/tours which you can do. Places like Phi-Phi Island, James Bond Island, Promthep Cape, Phang Nga Bay, and more are a must-see. If you are feeling naughty don’t miss out on the GoGo Bars, they are one of a kind and only found in Thailand. They are safe, so don’t worry.
I hope you have enough answers to your question, is Phuket good for a honeymoon? You can always get in touch for a customized itinerary. With some extra money, you can hire a private yacht too.
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