Phuket, an island off Thailand’s west coast, is the epitome of a South-east Asian paradise. Laze on the beach during the day and experience the terrific night life once the sun has set. On the other hand, the family will appreciate the Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World, Phuket FantaSea and the Aquarium.
For travellers who wish to unwind by doing absolutely nothing – here are our favourite Phuket resorts.
Banthai Beach Resort & Spa
The Banthai Beach Resort & Spa is beautiful situated amongst lush tropical gardens that inspire tranquillity and contemplation. The rooms themselves use traditional Thai architectural designs as inspiration to ensure a rewarding cultural experience. There are three free-form swimming pools, a Jacuzzi and fitness centre for guests.
Centara Karon Resort
Overlooking the adjacent Karon Beach, the Centara Karon Resort has a terrific kids club to make sure that younger members of the family are well catered for. Kids of all ages will enjoy the swimming pools and the tennis courts. After a busy day relaxing, enjoy a delicious meal at the Lotus Restaurant.
Kata Beach Resort and Spa
For the ultimate in relaxation, chill under an umbrella in the beautifully-landscaped grounds of the Kata Beach Resort and Spa or head across to the Kata Beach to appreciate the true beauty of the Island. For those who wish to splurge, consider staying in the Grand Pool Access suite – there is direct access from the room to a private fresh-water swimming pool.
Merlin Beach Resort
Coconut palms and tropical gardens are a welcome feature of the Merlin Beach Resort. With an emphasis on peace and tranquillity, the rooms within the complex either have a view of the central pool or out over the ocean. The kids club is a terrific way for the younger travellers to enjoy their Thai holiday.
Patong Resort Hotel
The Patong Resort Hotel is a terrific option for travellers who wish to enjoy the facilities associated with a resort but who wish to explore the famed night life of Patong. A standout feature of the Patong Resort is the lobby that boasts Chino-Portugese inspired architecture. After you’ve checked in – head to the herbal steam or enjoy tennis on the courts.