Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and probably its most well-known. Measuring nearly fifty kilometres in length and a little over twenty kilometres at its widest point, the island formerly called Thalang, is a place of exceptional beauty. Situated off the southern tip of Thailand, the gorgeous island is joined to the mainland by two bridges. Good beaches abound throughout the coast, while the interior has some gorgeous landscapes (there are some excellent hills and mountains waiting to be explored in the Thalang, Bang Rong and Ko Sire region).
Not only is Phuket a popular tourist destination, it is also a preferred location for holding conferences and retreats. The paradise island provides a tranquil backdrop against which one can do business. The calm and unhurried pace of life in the island reduces the stress involved in planning major events but one can still find all the necessary facilities needed to pull off a successful conference.
Afterwards one can head over to the beach for some much needed relaxation. Phuket boasts some of the best beaches in the world and they are all highly developed. One can try out a variety of water sports such as kayaking, jet skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling. There are also plenty of terrific seafood restaurants to be found in the vicinity and one should not pass up the chance to experience the beach-side food in Phuket.
Travellers looking for a restful and relaxing vacation can sign up for a yoga or wellness retreat. One can start the day by practicing yoga on the beach during the sunrise. Spend the morning playing an invigorating game of tennis or something similar. Then head over to the spa in the afternoon for a range of delightful treatments. There are many places that offer wellness retreats so visitors can look around before making their choice.
Those looking for a good boutique hotel in Phuket with special facilities for conferences can try Thanyapura. Not only do they have some of the best meeting facilities in Phuket but they also have facilities for a variety of sports such as tennis and football as well as a terrific spa, making it the ideal spot for a retreat too.