Islands & Beaches

Koh Samui Beach; photo: Ermolaevamariya/Dreamstime

For couples wanting to get away from the crowds, Koh Samui has a more laid-back atmosphere and is less developed than Phuket. It’s no longer a sleepy backwater, though, as Koh Samui has morphed into a stylish island destination with luxury resorts, spa treatments, cocktails and beaches.

Photo: Felex Liu – Flickr

A teardrop-shaped Andaman Sea island, Phuket is known as the "Pearl of the South". As Thailand’s most established beach destination, Phuket’s advantage is its huge selection of resorts, bars, restaurants, attractions and activities.

The ultra laid-back Gili Islands are perfect for some romantic downtime; photo: Master2 / Dreamstime

No matter what your travel style, Bali has something for every couple. From lavish villas and yoga retreats to nature treks and perfect waves, you can find what you are looking for on this tropical island getaway.

Related articles: Find Your Couple Style in Bali: Nature Lovers, Find Your Couple Style in Bali: Travel Purists, Find Your Couple Style in Bali: All-in-One, Find Your Couple Style in Bali: Party People, Find Your Couple Style in Bali: Glamorous

The fascinating landscape around Ang Thong National Marine Park; photo: Dreamstime

1. Koh Tao

Koh Tao (or Turtle Island) is one of the best islands for anyone who loves diving, or wants to learn to dive. All skill levels are catered for, and there’s also night diving, wreck diving and shark diving.

A small village on the rice terraces of Bali

No matter what your travel style, Bali has something for every couple. From lavish villas and yoga retreats to nature treks and perfect waves, you can find what you are looking for on this tropical island getaway. Here's the fourth in our series of finding your Bali couple style: the travel purists.

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