There’s plenty to choose from, which is why, we’ve drawn up this shortlist
Le Meridien Beach and Spa Resort
The setting here is an effortless blend of luxury and nature; the two mesh beautifully to offer you a lovely romantic experience. The three swimming pools almost seem to blend in with the azure Andaman Sea beyond. The Thai-delicacy restaurant seems to have grown out of the thick forest. There is Le Spa for some pampering, and a beach-fronted scenic golf-course for working up a little sweat. If you do take kids along, The Penguin Club will keep them busy, while you seek your space.
Koh Phi Phi
Island life in Thailand differs from the mainland in many wonderful ways, and all of them are highlighted in this beautiful resort in the Andaman Sea. Warm, spacious, teak-rich island-houses with private gardens and al fresco showers are on offer here. You can pick your theme: a pool villa, a beach-front house, or a village suite. The Baxil restaurant serves home-style Thai food, while the Tacada resto-bar, with its international cuisine, is perfect for those star-spangled tropical nights.
At first glance, this just one of the thousand Phuket resorts, but this one ticks all the boxes for an all-round romantic experience. The cosy villas are arrayed in a paradise-like setting. There’s a lagoon with a floating fine-dining restaurant, which boasts of modern décor but serves traditional Thai dishes. The selection of malts and wines is impeccable, and there is an award- winning golf course you can tee off.
Pimalai Resort and Spa
Designed to blend with the wild topography of Thailand’s immaculate west coast, these deluxe huts (salas) are all bamboo, stone and local wood. Food and drink is taken very seriously here: you can experience traditional Thai cuisine through the eight restaurants and bars spread out on the beach against a backdrop of the jungle. The award-winning spa, and the friendly service complete the stress-free experience.
Imagine the sun’s first rays glimmering through the limestone mountains of the Andaman Sea and lighting up your own private outdoor bath and plunge pool: every shade of blue and gold rippling out to the horizon. Four-metre beds and walk-in closets are the norm here; the Royal Andaman Villa throws in butler service and a yacht to island-hop. With 54 villas and the finest dining options on the east coast, this is the magic memories are made of.