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Phuket as a Luxury Holiday Destination

Oct 9, 2007
Bestowed with the titles of 'Pearl of the South' and the 'Pearl of the Andaman' - Phuket is the largest island of Thailand, situated about 900 km south of Bangkok, the nation's capital.

Phuket is incredibly varied, and is especially noted for its magnificent scenery, fantastic coves and beaches, eye-catching tropical sunsets, glorious coastline, awe inspiring tropical gardens, superb coastline, rocky as well as sandy beaches, tall cliffs, dense forests, scintillating waterfalls, warm blue sea, and ancient temples, among many others.

Khao Rang, Chalong Temple, Phuket Aquarium, Phuket Butterfly Farm and Aquarium, Thai Village and Orchid Farm, Phromthep Cape, Saphan Hin, Phuket Sea Shell Museum, and Phuket Fantasea, are just few among many of its tourist attractions.

For wildlife lovers, attractions such as Sirinat National Park and Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary are available. Phuket also offers endless options to enjoy a variety of activities, such as bungy jumping, golf, elephant trekking, Thai boxing, tenpin bowling, and mountain biking.

Likewise, nightlife in Phuket is lively and colorful, and is truly a memorable experience, with a plethora of Thai Style bars and pubs, nightclubs, massage parlors, discotheques, and superb restaurants to choose from.

Phuket is also noted for its antique buildings, reflecting European culture. In addition, Phuket stand out for its delicious Thai cuisine such as sumptuous pastries and exotic which are among some of the best in the world.

Above all, worth mentioning are all of the 17 relatively untouched exceptionally beautiful sandy beaches of Phuket, Patong Beach, Nai Han Beach, Kamala Beach, Surin Beach, Karon Beach, and Kata Beach being the prominent.

Majority of them render excellent options to enjoy a range of recreational activities such as deep sea fishing, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. However, the beach activities are usually centered around Patong and Kamala Beaches. Also, Phuket is regarded s a paradise for speed boat riding and yachting, for which evidences are much famed festivals such as Phuket King's Cup Regatta.

Perhaps for these reasons, more than a million holidaymakers flock to this awesome destination, and Phuket is considered the Asia's one of the most sought after beach holiday destination. Since tourism is the main industry of the place, Phuket caters to accommodations needs of tourists of every taste and budget.

In other words, no matter you are families, business trippers, honeymooners, or backpackers, Phuket caters to all types of vacationers and tourists, with its hundreds of hotels, resorts, bungalows, and villas.

For budget conscious travelers, choices such as boutique resorts and discount accommodations including bungalows coupled with superb rooms and landscaped gardens are made available. Al though named discount accommodation, many of these resorts and bungalows are replete with superb facilities like sea facing rooms with bathroom and private balcony, air conditioning, IDD telephones, and sometimes even mini bar within the room. Similarly, facilities and options are limitless for those who can spend lavishly as well as looking for world class accommodations and first class amenities and services.

Luxury accommodation in Phuket include beach front hotels and resorts, which are mostly within easy reach of private, unspoiled sandy beaches overlooking the crystal-like blue waters of the Andaman Sea. Usually, the rooms come complete with ultra modern as well as most sophisticated facilities such as king size or queen size beds, balcony with sea as well as lagoon view, color TV with music channels and international cable TV, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary in-room safe, elevated platform with table and cushions, bathroom with hairdryer and sunken bath, and round the clock room service.

Further, many of these hotels and resorts render such facilities as indoor as well as outdoor tennis courts, volleyball nets, golf courses, squash courts, archery range, fitness centers, and video games, apart from facilities like swimming pools, library, and restaurants.

For those looking for private secluded but at the same luxurious accommodation, one of the best options would be to choose beach front villas and condominiums, replete with endless exclusive facilities and amenities such as ocean view rooms and private infinity pools. Likewise, if you are a weary vacationer, then go for a hotel or resort coupled with luxurious spa facilities providing rejuvenating as well as refreshing body massages, sauna sessions, herbal treatments, and mud baths. There are also hotels and resorts rendering fabulous facilities for newly weds and honeymooners.

Apart from these, majority of the luxury hotels and resorts provide special arrangements in the form of packages to enjoy a plethora of activities varying from canoeing trips and white water rafting to jungle walks and trips to underwater terrain as well as marine life.

With these amazing choices and world-class accommodations coupled with sumptuous cuisine and the service of friendly people, make your holidays in Phuket really luxurious!
About the Author
Few, private estates in the world match the unsurpassed luxury and tranquility of The Samsara Estate, built atop a private and secluded peninsula, our villas offer views over a stunning juxtaposition of rocky shoreline, tropical forest, and the crystal blue waters of the Andamans in Phuket, Thailand.
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