Cookie-cutter stays don’t cut it when you are looking for a honeymoon retreat or a romantic getaway for two. Luxury comes in many shapes and sizes and to embrace the sweet spot of privacy, breathtaking views and simply spectacular stays you may find yourself falling in love with the idea of a luxurious villa in tropical Thailand, on the most desirable vacation destination islands of Phuket and Koh Samui. With private dining experiences and your own in-villa butler on hand to look after your every need, let’s face it, what’s not to love!
Villa Padma (Phuket)
Gaze out from your 25-meter infinity pool to the blue waters of Phuket’s Andaman Sea from what has to be one of the most exquisitely private and picturesque settings on the island. Cape Yamu is an exclusive, luxury enclave on Phuket’s tranquil eastern shore; a million miles in ambiance from the party hotspots and tourist hedonism found in Patong over on the other side of the island.
With four bedrooms you can relax into a cool, contemporary pad at Villa Padma, with gorgeous Thai design elements such as hand-carved sculptures. The villa boasts al fresco day beds and super-sized sofas for cuddling up with your amour. There’s a movie room for cozy nights in, Terrazzo soaking tubs and a sunken sala for sundowner cocktails under the stars. A great feature is the BBQ pavilion which has a fridge and wet bar, so you can grill and chill to your heart’s content.
Villa Sangkachai (Koh Samui)
A daybed in the shallow end of your L-shaped infinity pool is beyond romantic and the rest of Villa Sangkachai, on the quiet north-eastern edge of Koh Samui, follows the same dynamic and dramatic style; an outstanding four-bedroom, coastal-clifftop beauty that has a hipster vibe. A clean, white-wall design features large, colorful artworks, with flashes of passionate reds and oranges lighting up the décor.
When you are not staring into the eyes of your lover, there is plenty to do too, with a state-of-the-art cinema as well as a an entertainment space as well as a pool table and gym, with yoga classes available too. Deep soak tubs and outdoor lounge seating add the chill factor, while a personal chef and rooftop lawn with a BBQ serves up intimate and extraordinary dining experiences.
Villa Paradiso (Phuket)
When it comes to true love there is no grey area and Villa Paradiso on Phuket’s Naithon Beach on the sunset-side of the island boasts monochrome-inspired decor. Whilst villa luxury is about kicking-back in beachfront style, this five-bedroom villa adds in sophistication and more than a touch of glamor too; not to mention magnificent seascape views through a wall of glass, looking out over the infinity pool and beyond.
Imagine walking out of your bedroom to a terrace right by the pool and dining on top of the world with a poolside table and a sky full of stars, as well as its own unique wine collection to choose from and your own full-time chef and concierge. Love-birds can enjoy a couple’s massage too with an in-villa spa for pure romantic indulgence.
Villa Akatsuki (Koh Samui)
Think white sands and turquoise waters and your mind conjures up a vision of the almost-can’t-believe-it’s-real beaches on the western shores of Koh Samui. Five-bedroom Villa Akatsuki is a barefoot-in-the-sand luxury retreat that is thisclose to the beachfront, making it one of the most glorious Thai luxury villas for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic getaway.
The Japanese aesthetic and cascading infinity pools add a Zen quality that inspires you to deeply connect and relax with each other and your surroundings; a celebration of the timeless beauty of true love. The garden setting, grand atrium and design details create an oasis for two.
Villa Kalipay (Phuket)
A vision in white; five-bedroom Villa Kalipay on Phuket’s eastern Cape Yamu welcomes sunrises and sees sunsets dip behind the mountains. The full-length glass doors and windows create the perfect coastal backdrop to a romantic luxury villa stay for two. Meanwhile, dinner for two is served in an elegant dining room, in the cozy kitchen, and al fresco too. Modern features and handcrafted furnishings create a villa masterpiece that is unforgettable.
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