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Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand and no doubt one of the most popular and visited tourist destinations in the country. It is a rain-forested, hilly island in the Andaman Sea, and famous for its fantastic white sandy beaches. Most of the beautiful and well-known beaches in Phuket are located along the clear waters of the western coast. The island is an abode to many high-end spas, private luxury Phuket villas for rent, restaurantsluxury hotels and resorts. Whether you like to relax and be at peace during a holiday or experience a one-of-a-kind party scene, Phuket has it. The island offers visitors a rainbow band of spectacular holiday sights from pink sunsets and blue lagoons to orange-robed priests. Some of the most popular spots on the island include Phang Nga Bay, Koh Phi Phi and Similan Islands. Tourists can have a variety of activity options, such as snorkeling, diving, sailing, island hopping, yachting, or simply visiting spectacular temples and viewpoints. Forested hills, inland, cliffs and mountains, and stunning shorelines await for you to be explored.

Cape Yamu is an exclusive estate located on the east coast of Phuket offering some of the most luxurious private homes and luxury resorts on the island. Covered with lush greenery, lined with stunning beaches, and shaped with dramatic terrains, the area presents some of the most spectacular landscapes anywhere in Phuket. Extending as a strip of land from the mainland, the cape is surrounded on three sides by the azure waters of the Andaman boasting panoramic views that are sure to take your breath away. Here is our best selection of Cape Yamu’s luxury villa rentals in Phuket ideal for families and groups seeking an ultimate private luxury retreat experience. 1. Villa Amarapura Phuket This impressive beachfront private luxury villa was built in 2016 and offers top-class accommodation where you can experience a perfect mix of comfort, style, and luxury like no other. The 7-bedroom villa overlooks the waters …

Phuket festival and celebration

One of the attractive qualities of Phuket, aside from its stunning landscape and gorgeous beaches, is the sheer amount of incredible events it hosts, many of which attract visitors and participants from all over the world. It is this international flavour, along with high-profile activities that really jettisons Phuket into the limelight of luxury stay destinations that truly offers it all. From a kaleidoscope of colorful processions and Chinese dragons, to luxury superyachts and a regatta, from rock and blues to traditional dance, sea gypsies to surfing supremos, Phuket is an exciting destination.   January For boat lovers and those who dream of sailing the seven seas the PIMEX Phuket International Boat Show at the Royal Phuket Marina is a must and the biggest of its kind in Asia. With stunning boats on show, spectacular brand launches and lifestyle boating products, attendees can also enjoy Very International Phuket! a luxury …

Evocative of a time gone by and a cultural glimpse into Phuket’s rich past, Phuket Old Town is a wonderfully historical part of the island to explore. Strolling along the attractive streets of this part of Phuket transports you to a rich history that is a refreshing change from the island’s beach lifestyle. Instead, you are transported to quirky shophouse boutiques, cute cafes and restaurants as well as temples, shrines, and incredible architecture.   Way back in the 16th Century there was interest in Phuket’s tin mining industry and at its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries impressive Sino-Colonial mansions were built alongside the distinctive Sino-Portuguese shophouses. These are the symbols of the Old Town’s past of thriving trade and as a cultural melting pot of Thai, Chinese, and Thai-Chinese ‘Baba’ communities. Malay, Indian, and European influence has also played a part over the centuries.   Today, …

The Pearl of the Andaman, it was Phuket’s natural beauty that first attracted tourists to what has become one of the top travel destinations, not only in Thailand, but the world. Today, Phuket has also become a luxury traveler’s haven for vacationers looking for a higher-end experience. Thailand has long had the picture-postcard appeal of the barefoot-in-the-sand luxury of a paradise scene. However, alongside this natural allure Phuket also promises a memorable stay in style for those looking for an impressive villa holiday rental and some decidedly upscale rest & relaxation. This focus on the luxurious tourist market is set to continue with news reports revealing that there is a tourism drive in this direction. We’ve recently seen a rise in the number of elite clientele requesting to stay in Cape Yamu, on Phuket’s east coast, where some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts, and private villas are on offer.   A …

Article updated on July 2019 Gourmet dining; upscale eateries; and relaxed yet elegant bistros. Phuket is a gastronomic delight of incredible restaurants, serving up world-class cuisine from across the globe. Thailand’s most popular beach holiday destination, Phuket has blossomed into a fine dining hub with talented chefs conjuring up exciting culinary creations for the sophisticated diner. With a smorgasbord of mouthwatering menus at some of the finest restaurants, here are 8 Phuket Top Tables that promise a truly wonderful dining experience, listed in no particular order. Silk Restaurant & Bar Where: Kamala Beach at Andara Resort & Villas Cuisine: Thai & Western Style: Contemporary, stylish and chic Sophistication with al fresco poolside and terrace dining by the sea, Silk Phuket has a reputation for injecting a wonderfully modern twist to its expertly created dishes. A sleek, sophisticated interior, Silk exudes a strong sense of individuality and identity from its oversized lanterns, sleek …

Phuket becomes the very first city in the ASEAN country to be included in the prestigious UNESCO Creative City Listing, as announced on December of 2015. Dubbed as the “Pearl of the Andaman,” Thailand’s second most popular city is packed with an abundance of great places to eat, with food being a major part of the city’s cultural identity. The UNESCO Creative Cities Listing consists of 46 cities from 33 countries, recognizing excellence in the following 7 categories: design, film, gastronomy, crafts and folk art, music, media art, and literature. Phuket is one of the world’s top beach destinations, known mainly for its rich offerings of pristine beaches and spectacular islands. Famous for its vast tourist infrastructure and offerings of spas, luxury hotels, luxury villa accommodations, attractions, and health and wellness resorts, the island welcomed over 11 million visitors in 2014 alone. Active direct airline connections with many of its …

Phuket is home to numerous luxury villas that are strategically located and built using high-quality and first-class materials, and boasting an excellent aesthetic design. If you have the preference for a high-end, world-class private villa, The Jomchang Estate is the perfect place for you. The Estate Located on the west coast of Phuket, Jomchang Estate is one of the most luxurious estates in Phuket that offers a cluster of luxurious villas equipped with high-end facilities. This lavish estate sits on a secluded headland in Phuket, featuring villas in three zones: the Upper Plateau; the West Cliff and the East Cliff. Each villa offers a stunning view of the awe-inspiring Andaman ocean, the rocky cliff, and lush garden, depending on your vantage point.  The estate is comprised of 11 villas – all of which feature private swimming pools. The Location Jomchang Estate sits on an isolated headland on the west coast …

The decision to visit Thailand comes with real ease for any traveler considering the incredible perks of this beautiful holiday destination offers – innumerable, world-class beaches, excellent snorkeling spots, and an unmatched reputation for hospitality.  The difficult part is deciding which of Thailand’s idyllic islands to travel to. Phuket and Samui are the most famous islands in Thailand. Both islands have welcomed millions of travelers yearly. Hence, you may find it difficult to decide which location should be your next vacation spot. To make it easier for you, we have compared Phuket and Koh Samui in terms of location, transportation, weather and other factors that would make an impact on your perfect holiday.   Location Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is located in the Andaman Sea in the South. It is 862 kilometers from Bangkok and is connected to the mainland by a number of modern road …

From secluded white sands and azure waters to upscale beach clubs, Phuket has it all. In The Ultimate Guide to Phuket Beach Part 2, we continue our exploration of the island’s most popular, most secret, and most beautiful beaches. Related: The Ultimate Guide to Phuket Beaches (Part 1) Paradise Beach Just 5km southwest of Patong, this 150-meter stretch of sand is known as one of Phuket’s most beautiful and stunning beaches. The tree-lined beach gives plenty of shade from Thailand’s blazing sun. Visitors here can explore fun and exciting activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving. For those who want to take it easy and simply unwind, the stunning views of Patong Bay work the magic.   Laem Singh Beach Nestled between Surin and Kamala Beach, Laem Singh is a lively destination where guests can enjoy a gentle beach massage, a restaurant meal right on the beautiful shoreline and a wide …

If you are tired of seeing articles that talk about only some of the beaches in Phuket (not all), then this post is for you. Although it is divided into two parts, as it may be too long for just one page, consider this as your ultimate guide in terms of the different beaches to choose from on the island. Related: The Ultimate Guide to Phuket Beaches (Part 2) Patong Beach Patong Beach, which is 3 kilometers in length, is a famous destination in Phuket. A known landmark is the Phuket International Airport located about 35 km north of Patong. It offers many fun and enjoyable activities such as snorkeling, beach volleyball, traditional Thai massage, jet skiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and surfing. Beach facilities such as public restrooms and parking spaces are available for the guests’ convenience. It has a bustling nightlife with numerous world-class hotels, fine restaurants and nightclubs that contribute …