One of the most visited beach destinations in Thailand and Southeast Asia, Phuket‘s popularity is a reflection of its many stunning attributes. The Andaman Sea island, which is linked to the mainland by a bridge, is renowned for its lovely sandy beaches and clear waters, ideal for snorkeling, yachting, diving, and many other water sports activities. It is easy to reach and get around too.
Fine dining extraordinaire
Phuket boasts a fantastically diverse dining scene. Michelin-star chefs and master chefs flock to Phuket to cook up gastronomic delights in some of Thailand’s finest restaurants. Phuket is a natural choice for foodies who find al fresco fine dining by the seashore appetizing.
An adventure island
With rainforest and mountainous landscape, Phuket is bigger than many of Thailand’s islands, offering a great variety of outdoor activities – from ATV safaris to tree top adventures. With lots to see and do, Phuket is often a favorite for families and groups looking for entertainment beyond the beach lifestyle. Off terra firma, the clear waters of the Andaman invite water sports lovers, with lots of activities on and under the sea, including luxury yachting and dive courses.
Hedonistic and hideaway
As the sun sets, Patong Beach shows its hedonistic wild side as partygoing vacationers come out to play. For those looking for something a little more sedate, there are plenty of bars and restaurants with a more relaxing vibe, from beachside chic to sophisticated elegance, and laid-back casual. However, regardless of Phuket being more developed that some Robinson Crusoe beach destinations, quiet, hideaway beaches, and natural beauty spots are easy to find for those looking for a little tranquility.
Holidays in the sun
Phuket promises stunning sunbathing weather year round with balmy evenings. Even the monsoon season in September and October can be a joy, with sudden, short outbursts of rain cooling down the climate a little. The gentle breeze from the Andaman Sea, crystal waters, and vibrant blue skies create a perfect picture of paradise.
Cultural old town mix
With its Sino-Portuguese influences and architecture, Phuket Old Town is a cultural gem with boutique cafes, restaurants and shops. Lovely to amble round, the historic area has an artistic vibe with charming shop-houses best visited as the sun goes down.
Prime beachfront locations either right by the sand or overlooking the Andaman Sea, as well as natural retreat settings, offer the ultimate in luxury stays in Phuket. The island boasts a variety of luxury hotels and resorts, from independent, boutique beauties such as Twinpalms Phuket to upscale brands such as Anantara and Banyan Tree.
If you are in search of a privately owned luxury villas with dedicated staff and concierge services, all with outstanding views, high-quality features and individual style, Here’s a collection of luxury villa rentals in Phuket to choose from.
Cruise the Andaman
Once you have arrived at your luxurious accommodation, explored and dined in a fabulous restaurant then there is no better way to experience the beauty of Phuket than by cruising the Andaman Sea. Charter a Phuket luxury yacht, boat or catamaran and relax on board, enjoy a social occasion such as an on-deck barbecue, fabulous lunch or dinner. Island hop, snorkel and see your luxury holiday from a whole new perspective.