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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Phuket 5-star rooms with granite countertops for US$108 per night


399583_15030415330025791119Located in the southern region of Thailand, Phuket, surrounded by tropical beauty and beautiful ocean, serves as one of the most popular vacation destinations in the area. With that said, there are ‘mini’ regions within Phuket that more or less attract different types of travelers. The Bang Thao/Laguna area, with beautiful white sand beaches and mountain backdrops, attracts both couples and families with family friendly resorts that also cater to those looking for a romantic and private vacation.

One of those resorts is the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort located in the Laguna Phuket complex. Offering suites inspired to look like homes at budget friendly prices, guests will find that a 5-star stay doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg. In fact, rooms here start off at only US$108 per night for two people.

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Phuket 5-star rooms with both indoor and outdoor showers for US$80 per night


335179_15031012160025950141Travelers love Phuket and for good reason. With an assortment of beautiful beaches, cliffs, hillsides and ocean activities, it truly is a tropical paradise. Due to its immense popularity, resorts and hotels have sprung up in every which direction, with each vying for your attention. This can make choosing which resort is best for you a rather big decision.

If you’re looking for luxury on a dime, then you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at the Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort and Spa. This 5-star resort, located on a private island just outside of Phuket, offers budget friendly prices starting at only US$80 per night for two people.Continue Reading

Phuket 5-star rooms with outdoor showers for US$107 per night


10902_14020517330018256952As a vacation hot spot for travelers from around the world, Thailand sees its fare share of visitors. The southern region of Thailand, home to Phuket, is one of the most talked about destinations in the country, attracting visitors of every budget range. Due to this, you’ll find that there is an incredibly large number of resorts and hotels to choose from, which can make the decision of where to stay a difficult one at best.

In addition to hotels and ‘regular’ resorts, there is a good amount of luxury resorts to choose from. For those seeking luxury on a dime, you’ll find exactly that at the Moevenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach, a 5-star resort that’s budget friendly with room rates starting at only US$107 per night for two people.Continue Reading

Phuket 5-star rooms with private balcony for US$231 per night


10904_14072610360020502066Compared to most resort vacation destinations, Thailand is one of the cheaper options. Some might feel that cheaper means poorer quality, but that is far from the case. In fact Phuket, Thailand’s signature beach vacation area, hosts resort after resort, most gifted with high marks, making your choice of which one for your vacation a very hard one indeed.

Traveling with family can make this decision even more difficult with plenty of added factors including the need for kid approved activities, rooms and meals. A great resort set on a stretch of Kata Beach, close to shops and is all around kid friendly, the Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is a 5-star resort that won’t empty out your bank account with rooms starting at only US$231 per night for two people.Continue Reading

Phuket 5-star rooms with Jacuzzi for US$258 per night


187030_14031418050018707468Thailand is a vacation destination loved by people from around the world, with visitors exploring the many different regions within the country. Though visitors do travel throughout the country, most prefer to stay in the southern region near the beaches and warm waters.

Due to this, Thailand’s prime vacation spot is none other than Phuket, a region filled with resort after resort, each catering to different types of guests. If you’re the type of traveler looking for a 5-star resort that won’t break the bank, then the Sea Pearl Villas Resort is the perfect one for you with room rates starting at only US$258 per night for two people.Continue Reading

Best Bangkok hotels in the Sukhumvit district for a short visit


JWMarriottRoomBangkok is a huge city both in population and in physical size, to the surprise of many first-time visitors. There are over 1,000 hotels in the city, which are spread through over a dozen different districts. If you are planning a short visit to Bangkok as part of a trip to Phuket or elsewhere in Asia, the Sukhumvit area is ideal in many cases.

The main tourist attractions are close to the river, but there aren’t many international-quality hotels in that area so most Western guests prefer this neighborhood because it’s very modern and tourist friendly. This is also where most of the Western expats live, at least those who work for foreign companies in Bangkok, so it’s a nice mix of tourists and new locals who speak English.Continue Reading

The best hotels in Bangkok’s riverside business district


ShangriLaPoolIf you are coming to Bangkok for a short visit on your way to or from Phuket Island, one of the most popular area for luxury travelers is known as the Bangkok Riverside. There are about 20 luxury high rise hotels that overlook the Chao Phraya River, mostly on the busier eastern bank of the river. The area is also home to many high-end office complexes so it’s a magnet for the executives who require excellent service.

To be honest, the area isn’t particularly close to the main tourist attractions or the best shopping malls, but you can find everything you really need in this posh area. Better still, you can either hail a taxi or hire your own driver with a car for a reasonable price, and when you have access to a car this area is close enough to everything.Continue Reading

Where to stay in Bangkok for a short visit


BangkokCanalViewIf you are coming to Asia and going anywhere near Bangkok, it would be a huge shame to miss seeing it. A great number of people who come to Phuket for an annual sunshine holiday will stop in Bangkok for a few days on the way in or the way out, and many of them do it every year. Bangkok is modern and friendly so it’s the kind of city where there is always something new to do each time you come back.

One minor downside to Bangkok is that it’s huge and sprawling, so figuring out where to stay can be a challenge, even for those who’ve visited before. Seriously, the city just goes and goes almost like Los Angeles, and there are actually several different central areas that aren’t in any way within walking distance of each other. If you stay in an inconvenient part of the city you might spend half your day going back and forth to the things you want to see.Continue Reading