Many visitors to Phuket Island are so fascinated by what they find, that coming back a second or third time thereafter is inevitable. Not only is it a tropical paradise where time seemingly stands still and everything is about relaxation, fun, leisure and entertainment, but it is also affordable and easily accessible. Low cost direct flights to Phuket are now easier than ever to come by.
With leisure seekers drawn to this exotic destination like moths to a flame since tourism started booming only a few decades ago, it can only be expected that the hospitality industry capitalised on the holiday frenzy with resorts today dotting the island’s exotic shores. If you are not one of the fortunate ones to already have been here multiple times and had the opportunity to get to know the island, then this vast choice of hotels can often cause a slight conundrum when it comes to sitting down and choosing a Phuket hotel that will be just right for you.
Questions like “which are the best hotels to stay if I travel with kids” or “where should I book for my honeymoon” are often heard. The most common request a travel agent might hear is “which are the best places if I don’t want to be too far from attractions, but can still have peace and privacy”.
The fact is that for all these requirements there are endless recommendations. The first thing to understand in your quest to find the ultimate location for your holiday is that the island’s best beaches are all located on its western shore and naturally this is where 95% of all hotels are located. The far northern tip and also the far southern tip of the west coast are quiet and secluded while it becomes more lively as you move to the centre. Spread along several of these shorelines, I believe one or more of the following highly recommended places will be perfect for your first visit. While you might even book one of them a second time, you will at least be sure of high standards while you scout other possibilities and, you will know in which type of environment you will be finding yourself. Platforms like hotels.phuket can also be a great tool to help with your research.
I start with the Pullman because this is my idea of the ideal location and it offers the perfect facilities. It is situated in Naithon which is a more exclusive location, is 30-minutes drive from vibrant and busy Patong. The setting is utterly relaxed, peaceful and quiet and the views simply amazing. If you are on honeymoon and want to start your holiday by spending the first few nights where you can shut the world outside, this would be the perfect option. The rooms are stylish and your private pool gives you a front row seat to enjoy captivating ocean views of where the ocean meets the horizon.
If direct beachfront location is not negotiable, Katathani …