Best ways to celebrate a special occasion in Phuket

Updated 2022

The celebration of special milestones is one of the most enjoyable experiences that we all undertake during our time on Earth. Some milestones we celebrate during our working lives as we undertake the daily grind. Others, we are determined to plan holidays around in order to ensure we make the most of the special event.

Many of us travel to exotic places in order to celebrate with our friends and family. Phuket, is one of the most popular tourist destinations for those looking to relax and unwind in the company of their loved ones. The brilliant backdrop that Phuket and its surrounding islands deliver makes it the perfect place to indulge in the company of those you hold most dear. While the affordability of the destination makes it a cost-effective choice for those looking to drag friends and family along for the experience.

The interest in Phuket has been growing day by day as the world gets used to living with Covid-19. As tours slowly get more and more interest, tourists are requesting information regarding what the best celebration activities are in a post covid world. Read on as we detail our favourites.

1.     Hire a Private Charter Boat and tour the major attractions

simba sea trips charter boat anchored at an idyllic Phuket island location

The sheer volume of magnificent, serene islands surrounding the main island of Phuket provides visitors with a sensational opportunity to witness nature in all its splendid glory. The best way to see these idyllic locations is via boat. Thousands upon thousands travel to these islands every year. With that said, the staggering increase in tourism over the past two decades has meant that most tourists are left crammed elbow to elbow with other tourists looking for the same experience.

This is where a private charter boat hire simply can’t be beat. For a special occasion, hiring a charter boat with a reputable tour operator affords guests with the opportunity to see the best Islands. All in the absence of the crowds that normally flock to these locations. A private charter also offers guests with the freedom to choose the locations that most appeal and with the people that they cherish the most.

Simba Sea Trips offers private charter boat tours of Phuket that are fully customized to what the guests would like to see. While doing so in the absence of the major crowds also keen to experience these glorious island locations. The private boat tours are an experience like no other, guaranteed to make any honeymoon, birthday, or any other special occasion one to remember forever.

2.     Jet off for a Picturesque Beach Wedding

a Phuket wedding ceremony site overlooking the beautiful waters

Many picture their wedding day as one with hundreds of guests at a hometown location capped with a nighttime reception. However, many others prefer a more intimate international celebration. It is becoming increasingly popular to venture overseas with a handful of your closest family and friends. The result is a small ceremony in a less traditional setting and an excuse to spend a few days celebrating with those whose presence in their lives are valued more than any others.

Doing so opens up a lot of opportunities. Many travel to island locations as these provide an incredible backdrop, at a (generally) cheaper cost in terms of alcohol and activities, and jam-packed with memories guaranteed to last a lifetime. Phuket has long been one such location where couples set off in search of a smaller wedding with just the most important people in their lives in attendance. The island provides many beach locations for travelers to legally wed, and with the relatively low cost for accommodation and airfares (in the less touristy months).

Of course, a small intimate beach wedding is a great idea for those that are in need of celebrating only with those that matter most. It also opens up  the opportunity to include the most loved guests in honeymoon activities, and it is why combining a beach wedding with a private charter tour is highly recommended.

3.     Celebrate your special occasion at a spectacular restaurant

a beautiful romantic dining setting in Phuket

The timing of a trip to Phuket sometimes means that many visitors just so happen to celebrate a birthday or anniversary while visiting the region. To make the special occasion one to savior we’d highly suggest heading to one of Phuket’s many unique and divine Thai restaurants. With so much competition in the region, there is plenty of choice on offer. Nonetheless, we find it is always helpful to guide our readers towards some of the more memorable. Those, that will provide an experience that you’ll be hard press to find replicated anywhere else on Earth include:

Mom Tri’s Kitchen

Mom Tri’s Kitchen is hard to beat given its excellent Thai menu and perfectly positioned location. Nestled on a small cliff that provides beautiful sea views, the restaurant has long been a favourite for locals and tourists alike. While prices are high, the location complete with the delicious Thai cuisine makes it the perfect choice for an anniversary dinner or milestone birthday celebration.

Mor Mu Dong

For those looking for an authentic Thai dining experience, Mor Mu Dong provides exactly that! Located in the south of Phuket, amongst the mangrove in Chalong, food is served to guests seated on the floor of little huts. Adding to the experience, the Thai dishes are as authentic as you will get anywhere on the island which helps make this an experience unlike one you will get anywhere else in the world.

Blue Elephant Phuket

For a romantic setting that has to be seen to be believed, head down to Blue Elephant on Krabi Road. Situated within the magnificent Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion, you’ll feel like royalty dining on the exceptional food served up throughout your dining experience. A first class experience that is fit for any special occasion. An ideal experience if it’s just you and your significant other, or you and the very best of friends.

4.     Book a Hotel Getaway

beautiful hotel with infinity pool in phuket

Often we get asked by visitors what we consider to be the most romantic hotel stays in Phuket. This is asked by newlyweds, but also by older couples on the search for the perfect location to celebrate a significant anniversary. There are three establishments that we consistently recommend that are guaranteed to provide a memorable experience for any significant special occasion.

Kata Rocks

Located along the Southern end of Kata Beach, Kata Rocks affords an experience like no other. With all their Sky Villas providing exceptional views out over the Andaman Sea you are guaranteed to awaken every morning with a smile from ear to ear. Kata Rocks is an architectural marvel and the service is first-class. The venue also features an infinity pool which affords guests the chance to take that perfect Instagram photo.

The Shore at Katathani

Consider one of Phuket’s most exclusive resorts, The Shore at Katathani is the perfect place to celebrate with a loved one. The resort provides incredible sea views, a top class restaurant, a relaxing spa and an infinity pool to rival that of the one at Kata Rocks. Located overlooking Kata Noi Beach, you’ll be spending plenty of time soaking in the view with your loved one in ultimate comfort and serenity.

Six Senses Hideaway

Located in Yao Noi on Koh Yao Islands, Six Senses offers a more unique experience to that of Kata Rocks and the Shore at Katathani. Specifically designed for couples seeking an escape from big city life, Six Senses offers an ultra-relaxing experience with stunning views of Phang Nga Bay. Surrounding by wooden terraces and lush greenery, you can’t help but feel a part of nature when staying at this incredible resort.

So there you have it, in our mind, the best ways to make the most of your once-in-a-lifetime celebratory trip to Phuket. It is an island that will leave you with lasting memories and what better way to experience the magnificence that the island has to offer than in the presence of those that hold a special place in your heart.