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Accommodation Choices in Phuket

Dec 25, 2007
Phuket is one of the world's most premier tourist destinations, situated off southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The only island in Thailand with provincial status, Phuket is the largest island in the country, sprawling over an area of about 545 square kilometers, which becomes about 590 kilometers when all of its smaller 39 islands are included in it. As a province, it is the smallest in the southern Thailand.

It is estimated that about 75% of the Phuket is made up of forested hills. Located about 850 kilometers south of Bangkok and just an hour's fly from Bangkok, Phuket is an awesome destination bestowed with scenic landscape comprising verdant green areas, spectacular views of tropical sunsets, luxurious green hills, and turquoise blue lagoons. Above all, you are welcomed to this enchanting destination with a warm Thai smile as well as superb hospitality.

Things to see and do in Phuket are truly endless. Phuket's attractions, among many others, are Thalang National Museum, with exhibits throwing light on the indigenous culture as well as the interesting past of the region; Wat Chalong, one of the most prominent Buddhist shrines in Phuket that is devoted two monks who were well-known for healing the injured with herbal medicines.

Phuket Aquarium, with more than hundred species of marine life; Phuket Butterfly Farm and Aquarium, where you can see an array of tropical species of butterflies as well as a large number of rare insects; Thai Village and Orchid Farm, which is a must-see destination for flower lover, and where elephant shows and Thai dances are conducted regularly; Phuket Sea Shell Museum, boasting of one of the world' most precious collections of seashells; Khao Rang Hill, from where one can enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the Phuket town; Chalong Big Buddha; and antique buildings erected in Sino-Portuguese architectural style.

When comes to activities, a continuum of both interesting and adventurous activities can be enjoyed in Phuket. You just name an activity and it would be readily available in Phuket. Many of the activities in Phuket are centered around its amazing beaches, such as Patong Beach, Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Kata Noi Beach, Bang Tao Beach, Kamala Beach, Surin Beach, and much more.

In short, Phuket is truly a haven for water sports activities such as cruising, sailing, parasailing, sea canoeing and kayaking, and scuba diving. However, activities that can be enjoyed in Phuket are not just confined to water sport activities. A myriad of options are also available to enjoy a host of other interesting activities such as golf, bowling, and go-karting. There are also options available to take Thai cooking classes and spectacle traditional Thai boxing.

With these astounding varieties of attractions and choices to enjoy a number of activities, it is not a wonder why more than five million tourists, especially foreigners, flock to Phuket year-round. Hence, the growing number of tourists has led to a tremendous increase in the top-class hotels and resorts in the region.

From luxurious to budget choices, accommodation options available in Phuket are fantastic. Many of the accommodation choices in Phuket are a blend of superb Thai and western styles. All of the luxurious accommodations are attached with high-end facilities such as air conditioning, marble bathroom coupled with Jacuzzi and showers, satellite TV with movie channel, internet access, IDD telephone, in room safety deposit boxes, and more. Further, majority of top class hotels in the area provide superb value packages for honeymooners, newly weds, and people vacationing with family and friends. There are also a couple of boutique hotels that are especially for budget conscious travelers. However, hotels and resorts are most suitable when you wish to stay here for a week or two.

For travelers who come here for a long stay, some of the most suitable options are bungalows, chalets, single detached homes, and condominiums. All of these options are replete with almost all amenities and facilities that are available in a hotel or resort. For seeking privacy as well as seclusion, nothing would be better than accommodation options such as villas coupled with the services of cook and housekeepers.

Other categories of accommodation choices such as apartment, houses, and gated communities such as flats are also becoming popular among tourists. Majority of them are within easy reach of almost all top-most attractions in the area covering beaches, top-notch golf courses, excellent tennis facilities, and more.

No matter you whatever your choice, an accommodation in Phuket it is neat, well-organized, and friendly, and that too complete with superb facilities and unbeatable hospitality.
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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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