Pure white sands, aquamarine waters, and limestone cliffs await travelers who visit Thailand's southwestern island of Phuket. Surrounded by the Andaman Sea and about an hour by plane from Bangkok, this island is a little piece of paradise, which comes with a relatively low-price tag for everything from its accommodations to spa treatments and boat tours. But along with its tropical appeal, Phuket beckons to travelers wanting to experience its flavorful cuisine (think: lemongrass, lime leaves, chilies) and its rich culture
- Best time to Visit: December to early April Spring season is the most popular time of the year to visit
- How to reach? There are frequent flights by many airlines
- Mumbai to Phuket flights take up to 5 hours to reach the destination
- Flight distance is 3000 km.
Where to stay?
- Whether you’re traveling just with your family or in a large group, Katamanda Estate has a range of stay options for you to choose from. We recommend the four-bedroom, sea view Katamanda – Villa Katamalee, a luxury villa within the estate located near Kata Beach. The villa is fully staffed, with a personal chef and a private pool, while our attentive Elite Concierge is on hand to answer any questions you may have.
- The perfect spot to sit back and luxuriate while recovering from jet lag, Villa Amanzi Kamala is a heavenly escape. This designer villa is built on a hillside overlooking Kamala Beach and features six bedrooms, a 15-meter pool, and stylish living areas. Villa Amanzi Kamala is ideal for a tranquil holiday with family or friends.
- In Laemson Estate on Kamala’s famed Millionaire’s Mile, Villa Analaya is a jungle retreat of six bedrooms. A palm-fringed path leads down from the pool to the beach, your private gateway to kayaking, and young guests will love the trampoline, while parents can salute the sun on the private yoga platform.
Where to eat?
This is the place to get hands-on with a cooking class, teaching you to master a selection of traditional dishes. It serves Royal Thai cuisine in an elegant Sino-Portuguese-style mansion just outside Phuket City, the former governor’s residence dating back 105 years.
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It is relaxed Phuket dining at its finest. Fresh seafood – whether served as Thai specialties, sashimi, or Western dishes – is the heart of the menu here, devoured beside Chalong Pier in an informal setting.
What to do?
- Go traditional with a long-tail boat trip to the limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay (including ‘James Bond Island’), or up the luxury quotient with a superyacht charter.
- Regarding rejuvenation, visitors to Phuket are spoilt for spa sanctuaries. In the south, Kata Rocks is a white-on-white modern sanctuary with an equally chic and sleek spa.
- With places like Phuket Walking Street on the island, shopping in Phuket would always be a concern. The market is set up on Thalang Road and is home to various local handicrafts and souvenir stalls. Though, the best thing is that shopping here is a hassle-free experience as there are toy stalls and a trampoline to keep the kids busy (if there are any along with you).
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