Thailand is a top destination in Asia for tourists the world over. With love in the air in advance of Valentine’s Day, a lot of couples are expected to head to this culture-rich country for an unforgettable romantic getaway.Â From quiet dinners to river cruises, thrilling mountain treks to sultry beaches, Thailand is sure to respond in kind.
Here is a list of some fantastic places in Thailand where lovebirds can spend a lot of quality time together and steal some sweet smooches by a breathtaking sunset.
Phuket is a lovely island that is located off the southwest coast of Thailand.Â Over the years, Phuket has acquired a reputation for having amazing landscapes and long stretches of inviting beaches.Â The list of activities that one can do here is practically endless.Â Visitors can take challenging hikes to explore tropical forests, snorkel or dive in the Andaman Sea, island hop on board raging jet skis, or simply spend a lazy afternoon curled up with a good book while sipping a cocktail.
Couples who are looking for a romantic way to spend the day can head to Laem Phromthep (Phromthep Cape), in the middle of Rawai and Nai beaches, for an amazing panoramic view of surrounding islands and the Andaman Sea.Â The cave’s location and height makes it an ideal place to wait for the sun to set.Â For a more outstanding perspective, it is recommended to climb up a bit more and appreciate the landscape from a platform inside the Golden Jubilee Lighthouse.Â There are also available restaurants on top of the hill where twosomes can end the night with a dinner by candlelight while enjoying the stunning view of the cape.
Krabi town can be found at the western side of southern Thailand.Â Thousands of tourists choose Krabi as their main stop each year because of rocky hills, pristine beaches, national parks, bird sanctuaries, mysterious caves, heart-stopping dive sites and untainted islands.Â Its close location to Phuket has made Krabi a favorite destination among tourists who cross over for a day trip or a quick overnight stay.
Couples looking for a different kind of place to wait for the sunset can head to Namtok Ron Khlong Thom. The hot waterfall 50 kilometres south of Krabi provides a spa-like thermal experience. Those who can’t take the almost scorching heat can move on to the lower pools where hot water from the springs above blends with the cool water from the streams below.
Those who prefer the beach can lay a traditional sarong on the powdery white sand and share a bucket of chilled local beer or a bottle of wine as the sun sets.
This list wouldn’t complete without mentioning Thailandâ€™s capital, Bangkok.Â The city is always pulsating with energy from sun up to sun down.Â One simply has to look past all of Bangkokâ€™s notorious pollution and traffic jams to best enjoy what the city has to offer.
One romantic experience is to hop on a sunset Chao Phraya cruise. The river is Bangkokâ€™s main waterwayÂ and a favorite attraction among visitors. Cruise boats provide a total entertainment package, complete with food and non-stop music.Â Furthermore, the cruise provides a fantastic experience as the Chao Phraya river banks are lined with incredible temples, traditional houses and several luxury Bangkok hotels.
Another perfect place to do a bit of snuggling is at the top of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel Bangkok.Â The hotel is located in the Baiyoke Tower II, the tallest building in Thailand, and resides within the fashion hub of downtown Bangkok. Surrounded by numerous shops, restaurants, and spas that offer delightful Thai massages, the Baiyoke Sky Hotel provides more than just a stunning view of the cityscape.