Phuket ‘was heavenly for a honeymoon’

Tom Chambers, the winner of the most recent series of Strictly Come Dancing, has said how much he and his new wife Claire enjoyed their recent honeymoon to Thailand.

The loved-up couple went to a mountain retreat in a secluded corner of Phuket and said they both thoroughly enjoyed it.

Staying in the Sri Panwa spa resort surrounded by 32 acres of tropical rainforest, they told the Daily Mail that it was tempting not to leave their accommodation.

However, they realised that to do so would be to miss out on all the exciting things Thailand has to offer, so they ventured out as soon as the jet lag wore off.

The couple hired a longboat to sail to nearby Coral Island, where they enjoyed snorkelling and sunbathing.

They also hired kayaks to take part in a little adventure of their own.

However, Claire said that the highlight of the honeymoon was their visit to Kho Phi-Phi, location of the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach.

“Vast cliffs framed each side and the beach was lapped by the most aqua-green water imaginable. We were desperate to see it and we’re glad we did,” she remarked.

Thailand is a great place for honeymoons and budget travel alike – it has long been a backpacker’s paradise thanks to the fact that accommodation can be as cheap as £2.50 per night.

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