Dreamy sunsets, a tranquil setting, swaying palm trees and out of this world food – for newlyweds, it doesn’t get much better than this five-star retreat in Thailand’s Krabi.
There’s one word that’s always bandied about when you mention Thailand: breathtaking. Breathtaking doesn’t do justice to the unspoiled views of the limestone cliffs emerging from the Andaman Sea – jaw-droppingly gorgeous gets a little closer to the reality. Lying in a hidden corner of Krabi, checking in at Phulay Bay, a Ritz Carlton Reserve, feels like you are staying on your own secluded island. Add a personal butler and beach side villa to the mix and you won’t find a good enough reason to leave the resort, until they kick you out, that is.
If there’s a choice, then we insist you stay in The Royal Andaman Sea Villa. The 10-foot high solid wooden doors open on to private terrace with infinity pool, your own indoor Jacuzzi, an outdoor shower, his and hers dressing rooms and an impressive view of the cliffs, to be enjoyed from the largest bed you’ll have ever slept in. The villa package also comes with a 24-hour butler, daily Espa treatments and an island hopping trip on your own private yacht with picnic – now, if that doesn’t tick all of the boxes on your honeymoon then we’re not sure what will!
EAT YOUR HEART OUT
Nestled in the trees on wooden decking is Sri Trang where you can dine on authentic Thai cuisine. The rooftop at Lae Lay is also not be missed – make a reservation for early evening to enjoy the sun setting over the National Park islands while indulging in a set menu that includes scallops with ginger and apple and tuna carpaccio with grapefruit.
PAMPERING & LEISURE
Yes, you could loll about the resort all day, soaking in the sunshine with cocktail in hand or you could take a break from relaxing to, um, relax some more at the spa. Opt for a couple’s treatment so can enjoy the vitality pool and a Thai massage side by side. Forget about spa music, the distant sound of birds call and the trickle of the nearby waterfall from the hillside are the real-deal.
There are heaps of Instagram-worthy locations here – you posing on a hammock, skipping across the small bridges built over the waterfalls, or swimming in the infinity pool. Although the resort exudes luxury, there is a calm and tranquil feeling of being surrounded by nature. Trickling water, lush lawns, shady trees, and quiet pathways all will make any weary traveller rejuvenated.
For more information visit phulay-bay.com