insider's guide to the best true beachfront, romantic resorts on Thailand's Andaman coast
Choosing the most romantic resorts along Thailand's Andaman coast is a huge challenge – there are so many beautiful resorts well-qualified for the title 'romantic'. As the photos in this website demonstrate, the writer has personally visited virtually every beachfront resort in every destination along this amazing part of Thailand, but he has stayed in only a relative few of them. However, he is a photographer and experienced hotel critic, and was the founder and publisher of this region's premier print media for 20 years, PHUKET Magazine, which he launched in 1989 and helped put Phuket on the global map. With this experience, and an unstoppable passion for life that has made many call him a 'romantic', he identifies resorts that he believes have what it takes to prove romantic in the eyes of others.
But the ultimate proof of romance, however, lies with the passion of any couple who decides to stay in on of these chosen resorts – if they arrive with something smouldering inside, the resort might provide the spark that sets things aflame.