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A Romantic Getaway

Often considered one of the most relaxing regions of Thailand, Krabi is known for its white beaches, lush jungles and more than 200 islands that rest just off the coast of Phulay Bay. Sunrises are rich with color. Sunsets are ripe with romance. Whether you’re sampling local cuisine, walking hand-in-hand inside a mangrove forest or embarking on an adventure, you and your love are bound to grow closer during a visit to one of Southeast Asia’s most scenic destinations. 

Dining table for two looking out to the sea at night

Day

1

MORNING
  • Share a Sweet Breakfast.

    At Café 8.98 in Ao Nang, visitors rave about the friendly service, poached eggs and beautiful coffee creations. The avocado-blueberry smoothie is also a favorite among health-minded visitors. 

  • Take a Walk.

    Near Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, the Tiger Cave at Wat Thum Sa temple is the perfect place to catch stunning views of Thailand. The religious complex is home to monks, as well as a natural maze of jungle trails. It’s a great place to explore at sunrise, so long as you don’t mind a family of monkeys joining you for the journey. 

MIDDAY
  • Pack a Picnic.

    Or let the wonderful chefs from Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve pack one for you. Enjoy the resort’s daily transfer to Hong Island and enjoy lunch with your love on the edge of the hidden lagoon. Tucked into the Andaman Sea, it’s a place of blue-green water, lush trees and implicit romance. Wade into the water, or just curl up on the beach to soak in the natural beauty of your surroundings. 

AFTERNOON
  • Linger in Krabi Town.

    Although it sees countless tourists each year, Krabi Town has retained its identity and charm. Wander its streets in search of souvenirs, sample food from street vendors or simply watch fishing boats coming back into town with their daily bounties.

     

EVENING
  • Meet the Experts

    Back at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, immerse yourself in local culture at Chomtawan Bar and watch our Thai Culture Experts demonstrate their skills at lemongrass tea rituals, shadow puppet crafting, coconut leaf weaving, and a variety of other activities.

  • Sri Trang By the Sea

    Enjoy an intimate dinner overlooking Krabi’s exotic islands at Sri Trang’s private Thai-style dining pavilion. Try the spicy palm heart salad, stir-fried tiger prawns, and crab meat with curry powder as you indulge in the finest authentic Thai cuisine with your special someone.

Covered verandah overlooking turquoise waters with a lounge bed on the left and a table for two on the right

Day

2

MORNING
  • Sleep In.

    Enjoy lounging on your private veranda as you linger over room service coffee and tea and a light breakfast of fresh tropical fruit and yogurt or poached eggs and toast. 

  • Get Centered.

    In Thai tradition, the hands and feet are considered maps of the body. Make sure yours are in proper working order with the Thai Hand and Foot Ritual in the spa at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. This two-hour treatment includes a hot-stone massage and nourishing paraffin wax and will release tension and improve energy flow. 

MIDDAY
  • Some Like It Hot.

    Continue your journey of relaxation in the hot springs of the Klong Thom district of Krabi. These thermal springs originate in volcanic chambers deep underground, and their mineral salts are known to be both therapeutic and calming. Natural tubs mean you and your love can experience some degree of privacy as you soak up to your chins. Afterward, cool off in the river below the springs. 

AFTERNOON
  • Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth.

    Before embarking on your evening journey, sample sweets from Maharat Bakery and Restaurant in Krabi. This Dutch-inspired Thai bakery features decadent coconut rolls, banana milkshakes and rich raspberry cheesecake. 

  • Explore a Mangrove Forest.

    Walk arm in arm through kilometers of lush mangrove forest. Situated just behind the Jao Fah Pier in Krabi Town, this grove of tropical shrubs is home to rare birds like the Gurney’s pitta, as well as more common species — kingfishers, dollarbirds and Pacific reef eagles among them. It’s a place of uncommon beauty and wonder, tucked within town. 

EVENING
  • Cruise into the Sunset.

    Visit five islands along the Krabi coastline aboard a 100-year-old wooden junk boat during this romantic excursion, which departs from Ao Nang or Railay in the early afternoon. Although boats can be crowded, you’ll have ample opportunity for time together — snorkeling or paddle boarding at each destination. A delicious Thai buffet is the on-board dinner, and cocktails are available. Scenic wonder, a bit of adventure and fine dining mean you can, quite literally, sail into the sunset together. 

  • Night Cap.

    Upon your return to Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, linger just a bit longer over a cocktail from Chomtawan. Among the highlights of this romantic lounge are its outdoor beds — perfect for relaxing as you sip from a coconut or enjoy a specialty tropical drink.