A 10-minute drive from Phuket town, this hotel has 257 guestrooms, which include 43 suites and 18 stunning pool villas, all with views over the ocean.
Phuket is so rich in history and cultural diversity that it can be many different things to many different people. You can be a backpacker on a tight budget and still enjoy great food and affordable accommodation and activities, or you could be a well-heeled traveller looking for the most glamorous five-star resorts and spas in South-East Asia. Whatever kind of trip you crave, Phuket will promise you a whale of a time.
After decades of mass tourism with areas like Bangla Road in Patong that veered towards low-end girly bars, conserving the island’s colourful history and heritage is now high on the agenda. Many of the old townhouses and impressive Sino-Portuguese architecture are being conserved and transformed into hip cafes, sophisticated galleries and culture vulture hangouts.
And then there are the beaches. Like everything in Phuket, there is a wealth of choice. You can opt for laid back, rustic and remote on a nearby island like Kata Noi, or choose a cosmopolitan resort with cocktails and celebrity chefs.
The biggest and most bustling island in Thailand, Phuket has something for everyone. The best bet is to hail a songthaew (four-wheeled tuk tuk taxi) and explore!
What to doView all
Enjoy some of the best beaches in this part of the worldBeaches
Feast on an array of scrumptious Thai food
Savour the inexpensive and authentic street food and splash on some swanky fine dining too.Family
Shop in Phuket townFamily
Go for a mixed culture heritage experience
View some of the mixed cultural heritage found in the architecture and religious sites. Phuket has many Chinese temples. The 19th ...Cultural
Sign up to a volunteer programme and contribute to the community
Many visitors have enriching experiences working as volunteers, and there are various programmes ranging from one week to six mont...Family
Where to stayView all
The 56 villas here were all built with local materials and are eco-friendly, with comfort and appealing design smartly upheld.
The Banyan Tree remains a benchmark for excellence in Phuket and the 174-villa resort, which forms part of the Laguna Phuket complex, looks as spectacular as ever.
Where to eatView all
This high-end restaurant in the heart of Patong on Kalim caters to traditional palates while still innovating and concocting new gastronomical delights.
Offering authentic Vietnamese food and possibly the best pork chop, diners here also enjoy the great service at Pho House by Mama Phung.