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.

Kata and Karon beach Viewpoint -- The Luxury Signature

Phuket’s viewpoints are breathtaking and magnificent to say the least. All of what Phuket has to offer are displayed in sweeping vistas and beautiful white sandy beaches. The viewpoints are many but they provide plenty of diversity for the tourist or the sightseer. It is quite impossible to pick the best one, but below are eight wonderful and unique viewpoints in Phuket that you have to see to get a complete and immersive experience. #1 Promthep Cape The first on the list is perhaps the most famous location in Phuket. Promthep Cape is the best place to be at one time during a day, which is sunset time. The sunset in this viewpoint is something to remember, as the view offers a sweeping gaze of the Rawai Beach as well as the beautiful hills in the south. Tourists and lovers alike come together in this special time to appreciate one …

Ya Nui Beach Phuket -- The Luxury Signature

There is no doubt that Phuket has some of the best beaches that you will ever come across. Apart from the well known beaches in Phuket island, there are a number of other havens that are only known to few. They are therefore less explored and offer more calm and tranquil atmosphere to relax in. If you are up for some small beach hunting adventure, the following are must-discover places in the island:   Kalim Beach It is a rocky beach located north of the famous Patong Beach. It is one of the best destinations for surfers in Phuket during the low season. Kalim Beach is also good for snorkeling at high tide. The beach is less exploited and retains some local Thai touch. There is a small street market where you can enjoy delicacies such as noodle soup, Thai ice creams, roti and many more. You will also find …

Other than Phuket, there are other destinations found not far from the island that offer many other attractions and activities ranging from snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, canoe trip, rock climbing and more. Here’s our list of recommendations:   #1 Snorkeling in Phi Phi Islands Located just a few miles from Phuket and famous for its tranquil tropical beaches, steep cliffs rising from calm and clear seas coupled with shallow coral gardens, Phi Phi Islands are a perfect snorkeling destination. If you are a fan of swimming and deep-sea diving, then a visit to this amazing destination would be a memorable experience.   #2 Kayaking Adventure in Phang Nga Bay Located not very far from Phuket Airport, this wonderful destination offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the mysterious world of the hongs. There is an extraordinary world isolated inside soaring karsts only accessed by sea canoes. This …

(Updated June 18, 2019) Whether you are looking to buy or rent properties or private luxury villas in Phuket, these 12 luxury estate and property developments might just be what you are looking for. We do not guarantee that there are still available properties for sale, but we are certain there are properties in each estate that are available for rent. Note that they are listed in no particular order. 1. Cape Yamu One of Phuket’s most elegant private communities on the east coast, set on an enchanting peninsula overlooking the breathtaking limestone island formation of Phang Nga Bay, The Cape Yamu has a total of 17 ultra-luxurious villas, produced in stunning contemporary design but retaining the essential elements of traditional Thai architecture. See Villa Padma, Villa Amarapura, Villa Sawarin, Villa Ocean’s 11, Villa Verai, to know how the properties look like in the estate or visit www.thecapeyamu.com to see more villas in the estate. 2. Malaiwana Winner for ‘Best …

(Updated August 25, 2017) Kamala Beach is located on the west coast of Phuket, just north of Patong, away from the crass commercialization. It is a haven for those who prefer a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The southern end of the beach can get busy in the high season but the northern end remains peaceful throughout the year. The Beach Road (on the southern end) has a number of small hotels for the budget travellers. Although the northern end is mostly underdeveloped, the mountainous headlands in the south are dotted with uber luxury villas and resorts. This area of Phuket is a major spot for exclusive resorts and vacation homes for the celebrities and elite. Although Kamala does not attract tourists in the same numbers as the other beach destinations in the island, it has a certain aura which prompts a decent amount of high-quality tourists to come here year …

If you are traveling with kids and staying at one of the finest luxury villa rentals in Phuket, you may not feel the need of going outside for the kids to have fun, knowing that you have the facilities and amenities at the villa such as the game and entertainment room, a private cinema, and a swimming pool. No doubt the kids love these, but if you want them to see beyond what’s in the villa and learn or experience other fun activities in the island of Phuket, here’s our top 8 list of what to do and where to bring them:   #1 Splash Jungle Water Park in Mai Khao Beach Ideal for: kids from 4 years old and above Your children will love splashing into the 6 million liters of water surrounded by one of the best water park rides and activities in the world. As thrilling as the …

Located on the east coast of Phuket, Surin beach is blessed with beautiful white sand and amazing clear turquoise waters. It is one of the nicest beaches on the island which is great for swimming and even surfing during the low season. Beach Club Catch Beach Club, used to be one of the fanciest and stylish beach club, restaurant, and lounge in Surin Beach features good live music with DJ and relaxing yet fun and cool atmosphere. It has closed and reopened in December 2016 on Bangtao Beach. Read our post on the hippest and coolest beach clubs in Phuket if you want more options. Restaurants After or before a swim on the beach, you can walk on the main street of Surin beach to find upscale restaurants such as the Oriental Spoon restaurant located inside Twinpalms Hotel. Along this street, there are many other varieties of food ranging from Thai …

Cape Yamu is found on the east coast of Phuket, Thailand, an ultra luxurious private peninsula dotted with the best luxury villas and homes, surrounded with breathtaking views of the ocean and wonderful scenery of the Phang Nga Bay which is a world renown marine spot. There are three outstanding developments in the area: The Cape, The Bay, and Point Yamu. Cape Yamu caters to those who are looking for sophistication and enjoys maximum privacy while indulging in a world of luxury. The Bay Consists of luxury homes designed by KplusK of Hong Kong, these modern houses play with the natural resource that is light and at times have an illusion that they have no walls and that they are just cubes of shades and brightness. Their huge glass windows bring them in touch with the outside environment. The architects state that in their design there is harmony among the …

There are about 40 Buddhist temples (or ‘Wat’ in the Thai language) around the island of Phuket. Some of them have a long history more than 100 years ago or even longer. Even though you’re not a Buddhist, witnessing the architectural beauty of these Wats and learning some history is an experience you don’t want to miss. The Big Buddha The famous Big Buddha of Phuket can be seen on top of Nakkerd Hills in between Kata and Chalong. It is majestic to behold as it stands 45 meters tall, 25 meters wide across the base and is made of white Burmese marble. Its official name is Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha. The Big Buddha is massive when viewed up close and when you reach the top you also get a stunning 360-degree view of surrounding areas like Phuket Town, Karon Beaches, Kata, and Chalong Bay.   Wat Srisoonthorn The large …

Below are some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in Phuket that we have personally visited and/or stayed at. However, we do not handle bookings and reservations and we are not necessarily connected to these hotels and resorts. You may go direct to their individual websites for inquiries. Enjoy the list! #1 Trisara Phuket Located near Nai Thorn Beach but also has its own small private beach, Trisara is simply a package of everything that makes a vacation to be termed best. Some of the amenities found in the hotel include pool, bar and lounge, best seafood restaurant, spa, gym, tennis court, yoga studio among others. You will also be privileged to enjoy the best room service from the professional staff members in Trisara Phuket. The rooms here are large and comfortable enough to accommodate anyone with a special taste for luxury travel. #2 Amanpuri Nestled on a private …