A relaxing retreat
Love the sound of a tropical island escape, with delicious food, lashings of luxury and adrenalin-packed adventures to be had? This beautiful island in the Andaman Sea could be the one for you.
Warm crystal clear water laps against the white sandy beach, while quiet coves wait to be explored. Sheltered bays sit in the shadow of lush green hills and beautiful Buddhist temples stand proud against clear blue skies.
It may not be the best kept travel secret, but there’s a very good reason why so many people choose to visit Thailand’s largest island. And despite its popularity with travellers and holidaymakers alike, it is possible to get away from it all in Phuket.
If you are seeking tranquillity then you will find it at Vijitt Resort in Rawai. With postcard-perfect views across Chalong Bay, a 40m infinity pool and a spa to unwind in, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway.
Stay in a deluxe pool villa and enjoy a refreshing evening dip in your private pool before dining on sublime locally-caught seafood while enjoying breathtaking views over the bay. Afterwards, retire to the stylish beach bar and watch the moonlight glisten on the water as you sip a cooling cocktail.
When you’re done with kicking back, there are plenty of activities and excursions to enjoy. Explore remote islands and experience nature close up in marine caves that are only accessible by kayak. Or join one of the dive boats heading out from Phuket and experience the underwater beauty and spectacular reefs of the Andaman Sea.
To experience an age-old Southern Thai tradition first-hand, join a rubber tapping experience. Thailand is the world’s largest latex producer and the rubber plantations dotted over the island are hugely important to the local economy.
If you haven’t been seduced by a day by the pool yet, then support a community island initiative and take a boat trip along a mangrove forest. Or head to Mueang Phuket, the provincial capital, and enjoy its distinctive character and Sino-Portuguese architecture, while indulging in a little shopping.
Longing to lose yourself in this tropical island paradise? We hear ya! Send us a postcard, pretty please. Christina x
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