Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, has a tropical climate
and long beautiful stretches of coastline. The surrounding region
also boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in Asia, and this
diverse landscape is mountainous and heavily forested.
To the west of Phuket lies the Andaman Sea and the Similan
Islands, while to the east lies the protected Gulf of Phuket, home
to Phang Nga Bay and the beautiful islands of Koh Phi Phi. The
islands make great day trip destinations by boat, and also offer
superb diving. As well as stunning beaches, the hotels we have
chosen on and around Phuket offer first-class accommodation and
facilities such as watersports, tennis, spas and delicious Thai
cuisine. Phuket also has a number of good golf courses, as well as
the nightlife of Patong Beach.
On the mainland of Thailand sits Khao Lak, which boasts no less
than three national parks and beaches stretching as far as the eye
can see. It is also home to the Sarojin, a favourite of Original
Travel's. The island of Koh Lanta is nearby. Less developed and
more deserted, the beaches and rainforest are spectacular, and the
odds of bumping into fellow beach-goers are favourable.