The Racha – a sustainable luxury resort on Koh Racha Yai

The Racha Resort on Koh Racha Yai

True luxury on a paradise island [toc] The Racha is a 5-star sustainable beachfront resort set on Koh Racha Yai, a small paradise island located 15 km south of Phuket Island. The 85 beautiful white villas are surrounded by immense palm trees that were here before the hotel even existed. From your villa, you just need to walk a few meters walk through a manicured garden to reach the stunningly

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Koh Racha Yai – Racha Island near Phuket

Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island or Racha Island)

What to Do on Koh Racha Island? [toc] Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island or Racha Island) is a small island just 12 kilometres south of Phuket, popular for day trips, snorkelling and scuba diving. The island is so small it can only accommodate a few resorts: The Racha, a real luxury hideaway, Racha Island Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort. Believe it or not,

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The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town

The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town

The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town [toc] The Memory at On On Hotel is undoubtedly the most iconic and best-known heritage hotel in Phuket Island, and this for a few reasons. Built in 1927 and called Un Un Hotel at the time, the hotel possesses a strong Sino-Portuguese personality in a very central location on Phang Nga Road, the heart of old Phuket Town.   The hotel

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Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach

A superb resort on a hidden beach [toc] Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach is a 5-star hotel with a unique location on Merlin Beach in Phuket, just a few kilometres from the busy Patong and yet in a superb and quiet surrounding. Yes, the name sounds familiar because this used to be the Merlin Beach Resort, a popular but rather old hotel. So if you liked it before, you would

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DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort in Patong

DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort in Patong Beach

Affordable hotel in a key location in Patong [toc] DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort is a 4-star hotel with a golden location in Patong Beach. The place is perfect if you plan to maximise your holiday in Phuket by equally mixing beach time, party time and easy to access restaurants and endless shopping. The hotel, which was long known as Banthai Beach Resort, is across the street from a

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Where to Stay in Phuket?

Where to Stay in Phuket

Where to Stay in Phuket? A Neighbourhood Guide [toc] Where should I stay in Phuket? Where should I book my hotel? What beach is best? How is that neighbourhood? So many questions! Deciding where to stay in Phuket and which beach is best to book your hotel can and will have a significant impact on your holiday. There are 40 beaches in Phuket, and we divided them into two categories:

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Baan Ar Jor Phuket Museum Homestay

Baan Ar Jor Museum Homestay near Mai Khao Beach

Baan Ar Jor Heritage Hotel in Phuket [toc] Baan Ar Jor is a hotel, a restaurant and a museum with a long history that started in 1936. This house has always been one of the most mysterious old mansions of Phuket, standing lonely near Mai Khao Beach in the north of Phuket. Unlike other mansions mostly found in town, Baan Ar Jor is isolated away from any village and very

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27 Best Hotels in Phuket We Tried and Loved

Phuket Best Hotels

What are Phuket best hotels? [toc] Here are the hotels we loved the most in Phuket. We stayed and enjoyed them all and would recommend any without hesitation. Staying at a great hotel in Phuket is entirely part of a holiday and can be an experience in itself, a memory you will bring back home. These hotels might not appear cheap, but all have personality, high service quality, unique features,

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Como Maalifushi Resort in the Maldives – a true paradise on earth

Como Maalifushi in the Maldives

A long weekend in the Maldives [toc] Spending a weekend at Como Maalifushi in the Maldives was a dream come true, even for us, who already live on the tropical island of Phuket. The Maldives always conjure images of a real remote paradise with the bluest water on earth, tall coconut trees gently swaying above the unreal white sand. Yes, it is expensive, and staying on one of those dream

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Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

How is Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort? [toc] Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is a luxury resort with a unique location in Phuket as it has private access to Karon Noi Beach. This beach is one of the loveliest beaches in Phuket and has the most beautiful sand and amazing blue sea. Only the hotel guests have access; it's not well known by most tourists. The hotel conveniently hides in

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15 Best Hotels in Patong Beach

Patong Beach Hotels

Where to Stay in Patong Beach? [toc] Patong Beach hotels come at many prices, sizes and locations so finding the hotel that will please both your budget and your need for the best place can be tricky. Many readers ask for our suggestions, but there is no such thing as ‘One Patong hotel fits all’. Everyone on average is looking for the same things. [the_ad id="30528"] Can you recommend a

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The Shore at Katathani Phuket

The Shore at Katathani Phuket

How is The Shore at Katathani? [toc] The Shore at Katathani on Kata Noi Beach is one of the most exclusive and romantic hotels in Phuket, probably one of our best experience on the island. The hotel combines all the ingredients effortlessly for a perfect escape: a location right on a beach, pool villas with jaw-dropping views, genuinely caring staff, an excellent restaurant, a good spa and countless small details

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Kata Rocks Phuket – Staying at Kata Rocks on Kata Beach

Kata Rocks

Staying at Kata Rocks Phuket [toc] Kata Rocks Phuket is changing the face of luxury accommodation in Phuket. More than just a hotel stay, it's an unforgettable holiday experience. The hotel is on a hill at the south end of the superb Kata Beach, and from up there, every Sky Villa offers fantastic views of the Andaman Sea. Kata Rocks design is beautiful; it's a real photo playground, especially the

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The Surin Phuket – A True Beachfront Resort

The Surin Phuket

How is The Surin Phuket? [toc] The Surin Phuket is a beautifully designed hotel with a long history and a fantastic location on Pansea beach. It's also one of the first luxury hotels on the island. The resort's name may be e a little confusing: it's called 'The Surin', but it is on the next beach called Pansea Beach'. The Surin is one of the best hotels in Phuket and

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