Phuket Travel Guide - The Luxury Signature

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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.

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When travelling to a destination you have never been, it is wise and safe to say that you need to do some research about the place prior to arriving, such as the weather or season, currency, people, and even transportation or way of driving. If next on your list is Phuket, a wonderful tropical paradise in Thailand for travellers around the world and well known for its sandy beaches, warm ocean and plentiful of sunshine, there are some precaution and some facts worth noting. We have picked the 10 most useful things you should know before heading to Phuket, Thailand. #1 Humidity Regardless of the size, Phuket is an island in the tropical country. Therefore, humidity is something that should be expected. On a normal day, an average weather in Phuket is somewhere around 30 degrees celsius, but you can actually feel way higher than that due to the humidity. It …

Phuket is often seen as a tropical paradise. The island has what it takes to be a world-class destination, from beautiful powdery white sandy beaches, luxurious hotels and resorts, high-end private estates and luxury villas, to exotic tropical sensual lifestyles. Having an image as one of the most expensive islands in Thailand, Phuket seems to lack of the mass transportation system. But that is not a problem because you can still enjoy hopping around the island by these transportations ranging from the luxury kind to the local style. #1. Private Car If you know the roads so well or you have a marvelous GPS system, travelling by private car is sure the best option. Unfortunately, most of tourists do not possess those qualities and having a private car in a foreign country for just your holiday doesn’t seem to be a good investment. This option will be best suit for those …

Phuket and Samui Ranked 3rd and 4th place in TripAdvisor Top 10 Asian Islands -- The Luxury Signature

Among the many beautiful islands of Thailand, Phuket and Samui ranked in 3rd and 4th place in the recent survey of the Top 10 islands in Asia released by TripAdvisor. The survey is part of the Best Traveller’s Choices 2015 rated by millions of Travellers over the 12-month period. Thailand did a great job on conquering half of the list, they are Ko Tao in Surat Thani (1st), Phuket (3rd), Samui in Surat Thani (4th), Ko Lanta in Krabi Province (6th) and Ko Phangan in Surat Thani. On TripAdvisor’s site, there are over 300,000 reviews and opinions on Phuket page, while Samui has almost 200,000 reviews and opinion on its topic. Visitors can find out top attractions, hotels, restaurants and trends on the destination page. For Phuket, there are 19 popular destinations recommended on the island with Patong, Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon and Kata top the first five ranks. While Samui has …

Bangtao Beach Phuket -- The Luxury Signature

Bangtao Beach is one of the longest in Phuket. Located on the west coast of this beautiful tropical island, the beach is a contrast of sorts – with some of the most luxurious and ultra posh resorts, estate and villas in Phuket, but also with its fair share of untouched pristine areas. For visitors of Phuket who want to experience contemporary comforts but amidst a tranquil and quiet environment, Bangtao is the perfect paradise for you. While many of the community’s locals are employed in the hotels and villas, there is still a big number of residents who practice the ancient lifestyles of fishing, farming, and rubber trapping. Restaurants Don’t let the provincial atmosphere of Bangtao fool you. Though many of the beach’s areas are undeveloped, the large number of modern establishments offer a wide array of dining experiences that even the most picky of diners will surely enjoy. DeDos …

6 Cultural Attractions in Phuket You Should Not Miss -- The Luxury Signature

Phuket might be the first place in your mind when you think about holiday getaway with beautiful beaches, bright sky and relaxing ocean view. But if we talk about history and culture, this island might not be one of your very first choices. However, every place has its back story and Phuket Island is one of them that has many interesting stories to tell. Here are some of the cultural sites in Phuket that will allow you to know more and fall for this southern island once again. #1 Phuket Old Town – Soi Rommanee Famous for its beautiful Sino-Portuguese architectures, Soi Rommanee is located in the heart of Phuket Old Town where Thalang and Dibuk Roads are connected. This Phuket old quarter is truly a hidden gem where you will find colorful stunning vintage houses of Thai-Chinese descendants in the past. This short street neighborhood has many local businesses …

When looking for accommodations for a dream vacation to Thailand, nothing beats the luxury, privacy, and comforts of an ocean view private luxury villa. Usually perched on a hill, mountain, or cliff, these villas offer breathtaking views of the natural surrounding and the ocean – greeting your every waking moment. Phuket villas and Koh Samui villas are known for offering breathtaking views of the ocean that surrounds the islands. Here are 5 benefits and advantages of staying at a luxury villa with an ocean view:   #1 The Vast Ocean and Crystal Blue Sky Greet Your Every Morning If you arrive at the villa in the evening, that first ray of the sunshine that peeks through your window in the morning will call you to open your curtains. And once you do, you will be utterly enraptured by the warm heat of daybreak, and the magnificent sight of the sparkling …

Ocean’s 11 Luxury Villa Phuket is by far one of the most luxurious and intimate private villas in Phuket. Located on the east coast and facing the magnificent Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay. Located in the gated community of Cape Yamu, the villa is nestled in one of the most prestigious settings on the island. The Phuket International Airport is a short 25-minute ride away, and the town proper of Phuket is a close 20 minutes nearby. Ocean’s 11 is strategically located near the most popular tourist areas but also far enough to be quiet, private, and serene. The villa features 5 guest bedrooms, 1 master’s bedroom, a living area, the main hall, a dining area, a cinema room, a fitness room, a spa room, a kitchen, and outdoor dining areas. It has a beautiful and inviting 26-meter by 8-meter infinity pool offering breathtaking views of the sea and …

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Phuket offers an entirely different adventure to its visitors where culture, nature, and beautiful people blend together to create a unique experience that only the island can provide. Whether you are a tourist or someone who just moved to the island, to get insider and first-hand information on all things about Phuket, here are the top 3 Phuket blogs (in no particular order) that you may find useful: #1 – Phuket101.net This blog is a compilation of over 20 years of Phuket exploration by blog writer and travel photographer Willy Thuan. A French national, Willy has lived in Thailand since 1994, and has continuously explored the island of Phuket, together with Faa – a Bangkok-born and London-educated local. With a passion for photography, Willy and Faa created the blog to feature all the best things about Phuket. If they experienced anything unpleasant, they simply won’t write about it on the …

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Travelers who are looking for luxury villas to rent in Phuket have plenty of options to choose from. They also don’t have nearly enough time to sort through all of the ads and marketing gimmicks competing for their attention. To cut through the noise and attract the customers you really want to be booking your villa, you will need a marketing strategy which grabs the attention and delights the senses. Identify the Strengths of Your Villa With no shortage of competitors, the key to a quality villa marketing strategy is identifying what sets the villa apart from the pack. What facilities the villa offer which are to be found almost nowhere else? Is it situated in a particularly special location, maybe only a short distance from key surrounding attractions? Perhaps you can offer unrivaled services of hospitality professionals, chefs, spa therapists, and so on. Or maybe you lay claim to …

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Filled with bright lights, lively music, and colorful performances, you’ll never have a dull night on this island. With a wide range of entertainment venues and shows, each night in Phuket will be one unforgettable experience after another. Here are the top 4 night entertainments in Phuket:  #1 Phuket Fantasea Show (suitable for kids and adults) Considered to be the Disneyland of South East Asia, the Phuket FantaSea Show is the ultimate theme park in Thailand. This 140-acre theme complex is packed with activities and entertainment for people of all ages. This theme park has everything from a carnival village, to all the best shopping outlets, to a Las Vegas-like theatrical show as the main highlight of the park. The theater is a 4000-seat stadium that hosts the biggest show on the island. Over 100 performers sing, dance, and perform acrobatic shows on stage, complete with animals and even performing …