The South of Thailand is generally regarded as a tropical paradise, and Phuket is the premier island resort, for very good reasons. Nestled on the Andaman Sea, Phuket is not only a premier tourist destination, many retired expats have made their home in Phuket, and such is the natural beauty, it makes for the ideal location for a holiday.
While there are 5-star luxury resorts in Phuket, if you want real privacy, rent a luxury bungalow that overlooks the ocean. If you are planning to holiday with friends, sharing the cost makes renting a pool villa very affordable. There are online brokers who offer all kinds of holiday homes in sunny Phuket, and with a Google search, you can be viewing stunning bungalows and villas where you and your group can have a great holiday in sheer luxury.
The Andaman Sea is home to diverse marine life, with stunning reefs, where you can swim with Whale Sharks, Manta-Rays and Dolphins, and there are many operators offering boat charter in Phuket, with a range of one-day voyages that incorporate some of the best spots in the region. You can experience the magical Phi Phi Islands, where one of the 007 movies was filmed, with stunning limestone cliffs that rise out of the clear, blue waters. The movie ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo Di Caprio was also shot on location on the Phi Phi Islands, and the day trip allows you time to really immerse yourself in a tropical paradise.
Premier Golf Courses
If you are a golf lover, Phuket offers the chance to pit your golfing skills against world-class courses, which are very reasonably priced. The famous Red Mountain Golf Club is located in the Kathu district of Phuket, then there is the awesome Loch Palm Golf Club, which is also in Kathu, set next to a small mountain range, with lush green fairways and perfectly manicured grounds. Talk to any tour operator and they can book you a day at any of the premier courses in the province of Phuket, and they have caddies to give you some on-course advice. Here are some cool tips for finding a child-friendly resort, which might come in handy.
Amazing Night Life
The beaches of Phuket are lined with great bars and discos, with Patong being the most popular of all, and whether you prefer a wild party or a quiet cocktail to watch the amazing sunset, there are some unique bars along this stretch of coast. The seafood restaurants offer authentic southern Thai cuisine and they are everywhere along the Phuket coastline, with great beach views. Click here for information from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The Best Time to Visit Phuket
The cool season is from November to February, when there is no rain and temperatures are between 16-25C, making it the perfect winter getaway. The hot summer begins in March and runs through to July, when the monsoon season arrives, but even during the rainy season, the sun quickly dries everything, and with lush, green vegetation everywhere, it is beautiful in the wet season.
There isn’t a better location for the perfect holiday than Phuket, and with some online planning, you can arrange the holiday of a lifetime.