Sometimes luxury is about experiencing it all and in Thailand, Phuket, one of the most visited destinations in Southeast Asia, still retains its natural appeal and then some.
Dazzling green palms set against white-sand beaches and cobalt blue skies Phuket’s beach beauty never fades. Luxury villas, hotels and resorts promise the luxury of privacy, stunning views and glorious natural settings. Phuket was one of the first beach destinations to really be designed to cater for those looking for a finer vacation experience and for all its enduring popularity, there are still tranquil beaches and enchantingly relaxed stays in serene locations.
Phuket is also rich in activities, from water sports to tree top adventures and ATV safaris. Meanwhile, Phuket’s calendar is filled with festivals and exciting events too. Phuket boasts a lively night scene in some areas, with a hedonistic mix of bars and clubs. However, there are plenty of exquisitely sophisticated restaurants for more sedate evenings.
Whereas some beachside vacation hotspots lack cultural interest, Phuket’s Sino-Portuguese Old Town resonates with the island’s trading history. With its quaint streets, shophouse boutiques, cafes, and restaurants this old quarter promises a welcome break from Phuket’s tempting shores.
As well as the PIMEX Phuket International Boat Show and Phuket Raceweek attracting yatchties far and wide, the Andaman Sea is a wonder to experience. Chartering a yacht for a day cruise, evening cruise and dinner or even stays aboard luxury cabins gives any vacation in Phuket a different perspective.