South East Asia

Resort hotels for beach obsessed couples

We've asked couples to tell us their favourite beach resorts that you might be tempted to visit, too.

When it comes to the beach, on a scale of zero to obsessed, these couples are obsessed. Long weekend? You bet they’ve booked a beach-side resort on a nice beach somewhere due south. These husband-wife duos are pros who land suites for amazing prices because they didn’t wait till the last minute. We’ve asked them for tips on how to have the best couple’s experience at their favourite beach resorts. Meet the beach obsessed couples…

For the fun-loving duo

Couple’s highlights: You really get a lot of privacy! As the hotel is so big we didn’t notice the presence of other guests and got to be our goofy selves. We spent a lot of time in the magnificent pool and on the beach – lucky for us they were connected to each other!

Tips for the best couples experience: The staff at The Mulia were so accommodating – just tell them it’s a special occasion when making your reservation and they’ll give you a list of options on what they can provide so you can ensure the best surprise is awaiting your love when you check in!

The Mulia - Nusa Dua, Bali

Top rated
Nusa Dua
9.1 Excellent (1285 reviews)

For beach-bums


Couple’s highlights: We had the Mai Khao Beach practically all to ourselves and we’re always glad after a full, tiring day under the sun to know our luxurious bed was a short walk away at Sala Phuket.

Tips for the best couples experience: Book the Garden Pool Villa or Sala Pool Villa and you’ll practically be getting a private resort! We spent all day in our very own swimming pool – something we definitely don’t have in Hong Kong.

SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort

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Mai Khao Beach
9.0 Excellent (1306 reviews)

For the sporty pair

Couple’s highlights: We loved the location – quiet with lots of great restaurants nearby that we had fun checking out together. As a sporty pair, we loved training at close by Kamala Muay Thai Gym together. The instructor was absolutely amazing, it’s non-expensive, and they have a super cute kitten!

Tips for the best couples experience: Stay in a Sea View Jacuzzi Suite as we did for amazing views of the sea and your very own private outdoor Jacuzzi. Leave the rest to the team at Cape Sienna Hotel & Villa – regarded as Asia’s most romantic hotel!

Cape Sienna

Top rated
Kamala Beach
8.5 Excellent (2396 reviews)

For newlyweds

Couple’s highlights: We had our wedding here – the ultimate couple’s experience which the romantic resort prides itself on organising well. Needless to say, we have so many special memories with family and friend, though it’s to be said the hotel really caters to pairs – couples massages, 2 seater buggies to get around the beach resort…you name it!

Tips for the best couples experience: We wanted to be the only ones there we took over the whole Belizean Shores Resort. While you may not be willing to do that, you can pick a small hotel (with few rooms) which we did, and try to travel during the week after Thanksgiving before prices are raised and people flock in for high season.

Belizean Shores Resort

Top rated
San Pedro
8.9 Excellent (1040 reviews)