Known as the “Pearl of the Andaman Sea”, Phuket is Thailand’s largest, and most well established holiday island.
Just an hour’s flight south from Bangkok, the island offers a wide selection of some of Thailand’s, and indeed South East Asia’s very best hotels, and a real slice of true Thai island life.
Phuket has always been an enduring symbol of Thailand’s holiday industry, and today the island is definitely evolving. Gone are the beach shacks, and in their place have arrived cleaner streets, restored Sino-Portugese architectural treasures and a more hipster feel to the town taking hold.
Wander from your gorgeous hotel bolthole and discover an island festooned with long caramel beaches, a rich and diverse coastline, and a lively social scene. Venture further afield and sail over to the stunning Phang Nga Bay, and discover a seascape studded with limestone cliffs, and an underwater world rich in marine life, including leopard and reef sharks. Two of our favourites are the stunning marine landscapes of Similian and Surin, both of which we can arrange day trips to for you.
Whatever your style is, Destinology will find a Thai island escape for you in Phuket to suit. From the uber-modern minimalism of COMO’s Point Yamu, to the colonial style chic of The Surin, there is something luxurious and beautiful for all who visit this island jewel.
Now is definitely the time to visit. Blessed with a superb climate (best visited from November to March), the island has so much to offer.
Let Destinology share some of Thailand’s most gorgeous hotels, pack your espadrilles and prepare for some serious R&R.