Experience paradise in Phuket with Cebu Pacific and Agoda.com
The Racha islands offer crystal clear waters and white sand beaches that serve as a haven for divers and snorkelers
Phuket, the largest and most popular island in Thailand, is known for white-sand beaches, lush tropical forests, and majestic limestone formations, perfect for those planning a romantic holiday.
The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific Air has thrice weekly flights from Manila to Phuket that can bring beach-loving couples to this island paradise. Divers and snorkeling enthusiasts can take their pick among the clear waters of Coral Island, Nai Yang, Similan Islands and Ao Sane beach, among other destinations, and explore the impressive underwater world of the Andaman Sea.
Meanwhile, those looking to get stoked by the waves can also visit Phuket’s west coast and go surfing in Kata Yai, renowned for its consistent surf and laid back ambiance.
Phang Nga Bay, comprised of about a hundred islands with magnificent limestone cliffs, striking rock formations and pristine beaches, is also another sight to behold and best enjoyed through a day trip cruise. Among the most visited islands here is Khao Phing Kan, now more popularly known as the James Bond Island, having been one of the film locations for the 1974 movie The Man with the Golden Gun.
Kalima Resort & Spa overlooks the bay to offer such luxurious seclusion close to Patong Beach with a splendid unforgettable sunset view for couples
Cozy Love Nest
After all these activities, get pampered in some of the island’s most plush hotels found in Agoda.com, one of the leading Asia-based, online hotel reservations company that has more than 360,000 hotels worldwide. Kalima Resort and Spa is a nestled on a lush jungle-clad hillside where the quixotic sunset over the Andaman Sea is just picturesque for all couples. They take pride on their uber-romantic honeymoon suites which has extravagantly sensual experience with balcony spa tubs, signature exotic marine-essence toiletries, wireless internet, hi-tech security and interactive in-room entertainment for total comfort and convenience. Guests can allow their affection to flow in the hotel’s Busaba Spa. Their professional therapists are trained to offer a unique holistic spa treatment both for men and women with the finest spa products made with natural ingredients from Phytomer – a 40-year-old beauty institute in Brittany, France.
For young couples who prefer stylish comfort– Sugar Marina Resort, FASHION at Kuta Beach is perfect for their getaway. Known as the seductive oasis because of their modern, spacious rooms complimented with well-equipped facilities such as the swimming pool, wireless internet and all-day dining at their Black Pearl Restaurant. Guests will automatically feel the ambiance of Europe’s fashion streets as they hold hands and stroll through the corridors. The boutique hotel makes sure that experiences are transformed into vibrant and unforgettable memories for newlweds or honeymooners to be.
Feel like in Europe’s fashion streets as you hold hands with your special someone while walking through the corridors.
Beyond the beaches
Couples looking to immerse in the island’s heritage should try to visit any of the 29 Buddhist temples spread around Phuket. The most popular of these is the Wat Chalong, which enshrines the statues of Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, Phuket’s most revered monks.
Aside from visiting temples, a quiet morning stroll in the Old Phuket Town is also a treat for history buffs. This quarter of the town offers sights of charming Sino-colonial architecture and Thalang Road, Phuket’s former main commercial center where shrines, cafes, private and public museums can still be found.
For a complete experience, couples can also check out the exciting nightlife at Patong beach, where they can take their pick from the entertainment venues, pubs and bars. Banana Disco & Bar is a great place to start.
Phuket is just a two-hour flight away, with direct flights from Manila
Experience paradise in Phuket and book your flights now with Cebu Pacific Air (www.cebupacificair.com ) for as low as P3,299, and connect with Agoda.com (www.agoda.com) to learn about special deals and promotions on hotels worldwide.
WIN A FREE Flight and Hotel in Phuket Thailand from Cebu Pacific Air, Agoda and WhenInManila.com
Now we’re giving our readers a chance to experience this wonderful getaway from our friends at Cebu Pacific Air and Agoda! We’ll be hooking up a flight and hotel accommodations for two to Phuket Thailand! Here’s how to win:
1. Must follow @CebuPacificAir @Agoda @WhenInManila on Instagram
2. Must repost the photo above (the contest invite photo), then also post your own photo to prove that you are the SWEETEST couple ever, whom we should treat to this amazing vacation in Phuket Thailand! Use hashtag #WIMCebuPacAgodaTreat
3. You must have at least 10 friends comment on your photo (the couple photo) to confirm or validate that you are indeed the sweetest couple ever! Your friends must also be following @CebuPacificAir @Agoda @WhenInManila on Instagram. Use hashtag #WIMCebuPacAgodaTreat
Oh and for “the couple” it can be any couple, bf / gf, mom and dad, mom and you, you and your daughter, best friends, whatever you can be creative with, as long as you are indeed the SWEETEST! =)
Bonus points if you also share this contest on Facebook and Twitter.
Here are the details of the prizes:
For the hotel:
Agoda.com will provide a hotel voucher for Sugar Marina Resort, a 3-star boutique resort in Kata, Phuket, inclusive of 2 nights stay with breakfast for two pax. This is valid for travel from April 2014 to September 2014. Website here for more details: http://www.agoda.com/sugar-
For the tickets:
CEB will provide two Manila-Phuket-Manila free flight certificates, inclusive of 15 kilos baggage allowance, fuel surcharges and other fees, but exclusive of country taxes and airport terminal fees. This is valid for travel from April 2014 to September 2014. Website here for more details: www.cebupacificair.com
Winner to be announced on March 11, 2014.
Thank you for all the amazing entries! You all are super sweet and wonderful people! It was very difficult for us to pick a winner for this! Don’t worry, we’ll be working with Cebu Pacific and Agoda more to bring you more cool contests like this!
CONGRATULAATIONS TO @LUSHSHER! You are the winner for this awesome treat! Email Vince@WhenInManila.com so we can tell you how to claim your prize!