Phuket 5-star for US$64 per night

335179_15062618210031023002When most think of Phuket vacations, they picture themselves partaking in long beach days, city walks, shopping sprees and parties that last through the night. But there is another side of Phuket far removed from what is considered a mainstream southern Thailand experience. If you’re looking to experience the beauty of Phuket on a quieter scale, than a trip to a nearby island might be right up your alley.

Located only a 20 minute speedboat ride away lies an island home to a luxury resort offering all of the amenities of the main island of Phuket without the steady population of both tourists and locals at every turn. In fact, the Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa offers its guests much more that you’d imagine for a budget friendly rate starting off at only US$64 per night for two people.

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Phuket 5-star rooms on the beach for US$133 per night

318Beaches, rolling hills, shops, restaurants and a thriving nightlife can all be found within the popular tropical destination of Phuket. But, though all of these qualities can be found, they are not necessarily found close to each and every resort on the island. In fact, there are sections of Phuket that cater to the more lively crowd while others are better suited for those seeking a relaxing vacation away from most of it all.

Those who are seeking an upscale vacation that offers plenty of adventurous activities away from the hustle and bustle of town will find paradise awaiting them in the bounds of the Indigo Pearl Hotel. This luxury hotel offers amenities on top of amenities alongside great room prices. In fact, 5-star rooms start at only US$133 per night for two people, allowing guests more money to use on area attractions and adventures.

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6 Best 5-star Phuket resorts in and near Karon Beach

151There are several different beach sections in Phuket, with some being more lively than others. A famous beach area that’s known for having a little bit of everything for everyone is Karon Beach. Here you’ll find soft white sand beaches, shops, restaurants and hiking opportunities alongside island hopping and ocean excursions.

You’ll also find a number of small and large resorts spread around the area, some in the hilltops overlooking the beach, some right across the street and others backing straight up to the beach itself. These resorts may vary in size, amenities, nightly rate, amount of privacy offered and location, but they all have one thing in common- a great view of Karon Beach.

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Phuket 5-star rooms with private beach for US$64 per night

304152_15012212170024761048It’s without doubt that Phuket has a lot to offer visitors. From the beautiful palm tree lined beaches to the wild nightlife, there’s a little of everything for everyone. Phuket is also divided into sections, some offering relaxation and privacy while other providing non-stop action and adventurous outdoor activities. Then you also have areas that offer a little of both. One of those such areas is the Panwa Cape district. Here you’ll find beautiful calm beaches close to shopping and other activities.

There are also lots of resorts in the area to choose from, with one of the more popular ones being the Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort. Here you’ll find a family friendly atmosphere that couples can enjoy as well, all at a great nightly rate of just US$64 per night for two people.

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8 Best 5-star Phuket resorts in and near Kata Beach

10910_14122611210024174407Phuket is known for having everything you could want and need under the sun. Here you’ll find white sand beaches, island excursions, shopping, nightlight and restaurants galore. But as with any region in the world, some areas offer activities and amenities that differ from the next.

A popular choice among travelers from around the world, Kata Beach offers shopping, nightlife, various restaurants serving local and international dishes, kid friendly activities, romantic getaways and of course- a white sand beach hugged by the ocean. There are also several resorts that are located right on Kata Beach as well as nearby, all offering great rooms at a great price.

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7 Best Phuket luxury resorts near shopping

568961_14042215370019154286Phuket is home to gorgeous beaches, beautiful lush hills, great island hopping and your choice of local and international dishes. It’s also home to the largest and most modern shopping center in the south of Thailand, the Jungceylon shopping mall. Here you’ll find 200,000 square meters of international shops and restaurants to choose from.

Though many of Phuket’s luxury resorts do house some form of shopping on-site, whether it be a gift shop or small boutique, most will find that in order to find a good amount of gifts to bring home for you and your friends and family, you’ll need to visit a large shopping arena. Luckily you don’t have to travel far to reach the shopping mall as there are several top choice resorts nearby that offer you easy access to both shopping and the beach.

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Phuket 5-star rooms near Kata Beach for US$79 per night

149242_14071516400020278965Phuket itself is a tropical wonderland offering views of a lifetime with activities to match. What some people may not know however, is that Phuket is essentially divided into different sections, each catering to different crowds. If you love the beach, but also want to stay nestled slightly away, you’ll fall in love with the Kata Beach area, arguably one of the most popular sections of Phuket.

Great for those who want to be close to town, yet would still like to find activities and amenities inside a resort’s bounds, the Avista Phuket Resort & Spa, Kata Beach offers pretty much everything you could want or need- even a Kids Club for traveling families. You’ll also find that it is very budget friendly, especially when compared to other 5-star resorts in the area. In fact, you can find rooms starting at just US$79 per night for two people.

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Phuket 5-star rooms near Patong Beach for US$91 per night

298616_13021516060010360416Serving as a beautiful tropical vacation destination, Phuket attracts visitors from around the world, with most seeking out resorts that offer the best of the best (or near to) at a great price. This causes a lot of competition between resorts and hotels as each vies for a potential guest’s attention.

Located in the popular Patong area and situated just south of Patong Beach and only a few minutes away from town and all its action, the Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa is a great choice for those seeking both a family friendly and budget friendly 5-star resort with rooms starting at only US$91 per night for two people.

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Phuket 5-star rooms with mini bar for US$105 per night

10904_14072613530020502987It’s hard not to visit beautiful Phuket when on a trip to southern Thailand. Here you’ll find a tropical paradise complete with beaches, snorkeling, hiking, a party scene, spas, golf courses and great food. You’ll also find that parts of Phuket are different from the next with some offering a relaxing, private stay and others filled with crowds, parties and activities galore. If you’re looking for a little of both, the popular Kata area might just be the right fit.

Resorts here cater to all types of travelers and offer lots of activity and amenity choices. One of these resorts is the Katathani Phuket Beach Resort. Here, guests will find lots to do and see with rooms that offer a luxury stay at a fraction of the cost. In fact, 5-star rooms here start off at only US$105 per night for two people, making it a great choice for budget travelers.

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Best 5-star Phuket resorts for golfers

main-jetskisThough Phuket Island is known for resorts catering to their guests’ every need with spas, fitness centers, cooking classes and an endless array of available nearby outdoor activities, there is still one thing that most resorts are missing- the internationally famous game of golf.

However, there are a few select 5-star luxury Phuket resorts that either have some form of golf within the resorts bounds or a conveniently placed golf club nearby. These resorts also have other activities on-site, great for traveling groups who may have a few members wishing to sit out on a golf game or two.

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