Known as ‘Pearl of the Andaman’, Phuket is a true tropical paradise.  White sand beaches, aquamarine water and protected marine parks make this an idyllic place to spend a few days.

It is easy to be wary of Phuket’s popularity and certainly noisy Patong is best avoided. However the island is large and the beaches exceptional so it is not difficult to head more off the beaten track for a true castaway experience.

Like most of Thailand’s islands, the seafood here is excellent, the diving sublime and it is the perfect spot to enjoy some island hopping around the Andaman archipelago.

It is impossible not to relax on Phuket where the pace of life is slow and the surroundings stunning. Whether you are relaxing on a beach, kayaking the turquoise waters or enjoying a spot of snorkelling or diving, you will find it hard to tear yourself away from this island paradise.


Our favourite luxury hotels

The Sarojin, Phuket, Thailand

The Sarojin

The Sarojin is a secluded luxury boutique beach hideaway in Khao Lak set amidst stunning nature and alongside an 11 km white sand beach within easy reach of the Similan Islands and Phang Nga Bay. The Sarojin offers a very personalised experience with extraordinary private dining experiences, rejuvenating spa massages or unforgettable day trips on the Lady Sarojin luxury boat. The resort comprises 56 luxury guest residences all of which are designed with Asian influences & modern necessities. King-sized beds grace the rooms and opulent bathrooms offer contemporary luxury.

Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand


Arguably the best resort in south-east Asia, the Amanpuri is soundtracked by the whispers of coconut palms and the sighs of the Andaman Sea. Aman’s first resort presides over its own peninsula, promising guests space, serenity, an idyllic white-sand beach, exceptional restaurants and a Holistic Wellness Centre. Set on a hillside the resort’s Pavilions are elegant and spacious with oversized bathrooms and dressing areas providing airy retreats, while Villas offer consummate privacy, with coconut palms casting tropical shadows onto private swimming pools and terraces.

Rosewood Phuket, Thailand

Rosewood Phuket

Overlooking the Andaman Sea with Patong Beach and Kalim across the bay, the Rosewood Phuket makes the most of its picturesque setting on one of the last remaining secluded beaches in Phuket. The hotel features 71 pavilions and villas hidden among the tropical vegetation just moments from the beach all villas with private pools and outdoor space in which to relax. There are various fabulous dining options with fresh seafood being high on the menu. The Asaya Spa offers signature treatments, there’s gym or take a dip in the beachside free-form pool with designated lap pool.

The Slate, Phuket, Thailand

The Slate

The Slate is an exotic oasis of calm, set just behind the secluded Nai Yang beach. Designed with the inspiration of the local tin-mining industry, local artwork, natural materials and luxury facilities will ensure you’ll have everything for an indulgent, authentic stay. Accommodation is divided into villas and pool suites, each combining luxury and authenticity. The magnificent floating restaurant, Black Ginger is the perfect backdrop to sample fine Thai food. The Coqoon Spa is the place to go for wellness and relaxation with a private pool, steam showers, a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

Six Senses Yao Noi, Phuket, Thailand

Six Senses Yao Noi

Hidden away on the southern Thai island of Yao Noi, a 40-minute speedboat ride from Phuket, but a world away in feeling. Surrounded by lush landscaping and vegetation that offers natural privacy, the resort boasts spectacular views of Phang Nga Bay. It is an epic setting for all that the resort has to offer: yoga at sunrise, water sports, watching classic movies under the stars and world-class cuisine across six restaurants and bars. The resort has just 56 elevated pool villas which offer generous personal space, and which fit beautifully into the natural surroundings.

Iniala Beach House, Phuket, Thailand

Iniala Beach House

One of the most talked-about hotels in Asia, Iniala is a show-stopping style hotel which sits on the gorgeous Natai Beach in front of the turquoise Andaman Sea. Its futuristic-style villas, designed with every luxury imaginable, comprise 3 beach-front villas, a penthouse and four deluxe family villas. Private, exclusive and unique, your stay includes your daily 3 meals plus a private driver, butler, chef and house keeper. Stay for 7 nights and two meals are included at the incredible three-Michelin starred Esenzi restaurant. If you’re looking for opulent luxury, you’ve found it.