Experience Phuket, Thailand, Like JoJo Fletcher on 'The Bachelorette'
For many, Phuket, Thailand, is synonymous with paradise. With its clear azure water, white sand beaches, spice-rich cuisine, humming nightlife, and copious cultural institutions, Phuket has something for everyone. All these special aspects of the island come together to make it one of the most romantic destinations in the world. It’s a perfect place for a group of friends or a couple in love to get away from outside distractions and soak up the island’s natural beauty.
JoJo Fletcher traveled to Phuket on Season 12 of “The Bachelorette” and got engaged to Jordan Rodgers. Here’s how you can experience the island just like her. (The proposal part is up to you!)
Where to Stay
Is there anything more romantic than seeing the sun rise and set right from your hotel room? Phuket is filled with accommodations of all types, but if you want to follow in JoJo’s exact footsteps, book a room at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach. At the hotel, you can sit by the pool or on the beach, indulge in fresh seafood, and participate in any number of outdoor activities.
You and your loved one can eat dinner on the beach and listen to the waves ebb and flow as your relationship takes leaps and bounds forward.
One-on-One Date: Let Your Romance Set Sail
Take in the glory of Phuket by sailing around the Andaman Sea. Make your outing feel more authentic by chartering a junk, a type of ship that originates from 10th-century China. These boats are still a popular mode of transportation and are easily recognizable from their large, distinct sails. Fun!
When you’re out on the water, check out one of Phuket’s most famous surrounding areas: Koh Hong and Phang Nga Bay. This bay is filled with limestone structures that serve as the perfect backdrop for a selfie that will make all your followers jealous or a special moment for just the two of you.
After boating and exploring, make your way back to the hotel and discuss your favorite parts of the day. Just like the limestone, your love will stand strong through years.
One-on-One Date: Phuket, We're in Love
After a day on the water and exploring the nearby islands, take it easy and embrace the area’s natural wonders with some relaxation at the beach. Pack yourselves a picnic (don’t forget the bubbly!) and take in the scenery side-by-side on the pristine sand. When you’re beached out, wander back to the Marriott and get dressed for a meal at one of their many restaurants. Don’t forget to hand them a rose to make it a perfect day!
While a proposal during a trip to Phuket is not required by any means, if you’re looking for an extra-special moment or location to take your loved one, head over to Koh Kho Khao, a tiny island just a ferry ride away from Phuket. Jordan got down on one knee here and asked JoJo to marry him, which she happily accepted. Cheers to this happy ending!
Phuket is a wondrous destination that will forever hold a pivotal place in your love story, and you’ll see exactly why the moment you arrive.