✈ Phuket: From $1,379 Per Person for 7 Nights with Breakfast, Dinner, Massage and Spa at 5* Amatara Wellness Resort
The Hotel: Amatara Wellness Resort
Amatara Wellness Resort invites holidaymakers to indulge in a five-star retreat set in a luxury setting. The resort awaits travellers in a quaint part of Cape Panwa, overlooking the sparkling Andaman Sea. From basking in the sun on the golden sands and lounging by the pool to Thai boxing and vibrant nightlife, the area caters to various tastes.
When not exploring the local attractions, Groupies can make themselves at home in their Seaview Suites combining classic elegance with island features and modern amenities. The on-site restaurants tempt the taste buds with an array of local delicacies and colourful cocktails, while the spa offers a choice of traditional treatments for soothing body and mind.
- TripAdvisor: 4.5 / 5
- Bed size/type: One King bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two adults and one child
- Child rate: $220 per night, please enquire when booking
- The room features a coffee machine, satellite TV, minibar, bathroom with a hairdryer, and a balcony boasting scenic views
A melting pot of religions, experiences and of course international tourists, Phuket combines everything that can be expected of a tropical island destination and puts it all into overdrive. Idyllic beaches and lush forests are juxtaposed against the hectic energy of Patong, often referred to as the party capital of not just Thailand but the whole of Asia. Patong is the island's beating heart, a city of frenetic energy and bright lights surrounded by the gracious curve of glittering Patong Beach. Patong Beach is one of Thailand's most famous where everything from sun lounges to jet skis are available to hire, and locals offer on-the-spot hair braiding and massages.
Just a short hop to the south of this lies the areas of Karon and Kata, famous for their pristine beaches and proximity to all the action of Patong without being in the thick of it. For something quieter and more picturesque, take a long tail boat around the southern headland to Freedom Beach, which is only accessible by water. By night, busy Bangla Road comes to life with bars, restaurants and nightclubs at every turn. The streets are closed to cars from 6pm and throng with people every night of the week. For something different, check out a Las Vegas-style magic show at the Joe Conrad Magic Theatre. During the daytime, explore the spectacular surrounding area with a tour to Phi Phi Island, a scuba-diving day trip or an elephant trek through the jungle.