There's nowhere in the world quite like the island of Phuket, Thailand, which is home to some of the world's most breathtaking beaches and other natural wonders galore. It's no wonder it attracts honeymooners and couples enjoying a romantic trip away.
It's easily accessible, located towards the south of the country. Year after year, it never fails to enchant everybody who visits with its crystalline waters, long stretches of bright white sand and verdant forests, among other sensational features.
There are numerous ways to enjoy the region. Many couples opt to while away their days soaking in the sunshine upon the idyllic shores, while others prefer to get more active, whether by snorkelling, scuba diving, playing a game of golf or hiking through the jungle.
In addition to this, there are dreamy boat cruises to nearby islands that offer up even more gorgeous scenery and pristine underwater worlds, featuring fish of every bright colour imaginable, not to mention all shades of coral.
Couples can stay in this romantic location for their honeymoon, destination wedding, or simply just for a well-deserved getaway just for two. Indulge in the romance of Avista Kata Beach and renew your wedding vows together. With the sea as your sparkling background or on the sandy shores of Kata beach, you and your sweetheart can create romantic memories that echo those of your wedding day.
For honeymooners who like to enjoy dining out and having a drink at a local bar, there are options aplenty in Phuket, which is famous for its thriving nightlife.
The Kata area
One great place to explore when you visit Phuket is the region of Kata. It's home to a stunning beach lined with palm trees that sway in the gentle warm wind - the perfect place to relax and unwind with clear, calm water safe for swimming. It's also popular with surfers during the months between May and October, while between November and April people come to enjoy the serenity and sun.
It also has all the great dining and nightlife options one could dream of, without being too loud or intrusive. Away from the beach, you can enjoy the centre of town, with all the shops and conveniences you need to enhance your stay.
Then there are the stunning accommodation options. The Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, Kata Beach, can make all your Phuket holiday dreams come true.
A stay at the Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, Kata Beach
This resort astounds all at very first glance thanks to its prime location, beautiful views and chic design. Nestled on a lush hillside, it overlooks the twinkling Andaman Sea and the pristine shores of Kata Beach itself. It makes you feel like you're at once incredibly comfortable and at home in your surroundings, while also offering up all the sensations of an escape to a tropical paradise.
All kinds of groups and styles of travellers can enjoy the resort's wonderful rooms and facilities, but there's no question that couples and honeymooners are particularly at home here within the romantic surrounds. You can spend your days lounging beneath the sun in the resort's two beautifully presented swimming pools, or perhaps enjoy a massage or spa treatment. Whether you're after a traditional or couples' massage, heat therapy or want to find out more about herbal remedies, the onsite spa facility can help. Here, there's a focus on using products that do not contain synthetic colours, perfumes or petrochemicals, so you can remain in harmony with the natural environment.
Of course, no resort is complete without deluxe dining options, and the Avista Phuket has it all. From its restaurant to its pool bar, there's something to suit every palate. Be sure to visit the Khantoke restaurant for authentic, in-house Thai dining that's sure to have your mouth watering. Your evening will be magical and romantic, brimming with delicious food and enlightening cultural dances. The decor is influenced by traditional Thai design with low tables and cushions on the floor, with other seating options available if you prefer. For a truly indulgent and romantic dining experience, private dining can be arranged on the resort's rooftop where couples can wine and dine while enjoying beautiful panoramic views over the Andaman Sea.
You can also make the most of the recreation room, library, fitness centre, laundry service and internet cafe - just to name a few of the additional special features this resort serves up. If you like, you can even try a fun and interactive cooking class that couples absolutely love!
When it comes to your rooms, you won't be disappointed. There are 143 guest rooms and suites on offer, and all are spacious and welcoming, offering up a special taste of luxury. Expect a gorgeous private terrace or balcony, no matter which room you opt for, so you can take in views of Thailand's stunning environment.
Couples on romantic retreats or honeymoons will adore options such as a one bedroom suite, which features a standing bathtub and stunning sea views. A stay in an Avista Club Room is even more indulgent, with a 42.9sqm space at guests' disposal. Along with luxurious furnishings and amenities, there are also awe-inspiring beachfront views on offer.
If you feel like venturing away from the resort, you're within 2 minutes' walking distance from the Kata and Karon beaches, plus shops and other attractions, so you can fully appreciate all that this region of Phuket has to offer. Not to mention, the hotel staff can also help you with information on the area and booking tours and excursions you may want to embark upon during your stay.
Thailand's sumptuous island of Phuket certainly offers up a feast for the senses, and the Kata region is no doubt one of the isle's crown jewels. Showcasing the best in nature, facilities and resorts, there's really nothing more you could want during your visit.
Visiting Phuket and Kata and enjoying a stay at the Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, Kata Beach, is sure to enchant you and your loved one, and you'll certainly make some wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
Avista Phuket Resort and Spa, Kata Beach was winner of the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2013 and 2014.