Cliches aren’t necessarily bad when it comes to a perfect island vacation in exotic Thailand – the prospect of beautiful beaches, deep-rooted culture, delicious food, and a true getaway from the daily hubbub is something to look forward to. In Phuket, you can get exactly that and more. One of Thailand’s best-known holiday hotspots, it’s a lively and easygoing place that exudes the hospitality of Thai culture.
Phuket’s got over 40 beaches with sands to suit all kinds of visitors. From Patong’s prominent stretch of sand to the isolated Mai Khao beaches at the Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas, the coasts of Phuket are about as welcoming as you would expect. The white-yellow sands are covered lightly at their edge by shimmering azure blue waters, sometimes accompanied by a tranquil cove or two, great for a family or a couple.
If you’re done tanning at the beach, or floating across the shallows of Phuket, you can always choose to absorb some of the history within Phuket’s Old Town. Lined with some pristine examples of olden times, such as the ornate mansions, Sino-Portuguese shopfronts, Buddhist temples, and museums that contain multitudes within – it’s not just natural beauty that you can find.
A fiery cuisine packed with flavours and textures unknown, Thai food is famous all over the world – and you can find examples of this cuisine all over Phuket, too. From delicious noodles prepared on the streetside on carts to Thai royal cuisine in the most upscale restaurants, your choice is only limited to your imagination. Even if you’re strictly travelling on business, the Phuket business hotels are sure to be able to provide some great food that’ll create some memories for you to return to.
The Natural Scenery
It’s not just beaches that make Phuket beautiful. Home to sections of craggy, forested islands with steep vertical drops, some parts of the Thai archipelago are quite enchanting and dramatic – enough to serve as a shooting location for a Bond movie. Spectacular espionage adventures aside, the ecosystem is also something to witness – the monitor lizards and macaques are excellent examples of the fauna of Phuket and its surrounding islands.