Luxury Phuket & Phi Phi
Travel 01 Oct 2020 - 30 Jun 2021
Book by 31 Aug 2020
Saving £735 per person
- 5 nights Dusit Thani Laguna , Phuket - Deluxe Lagoon View with breakfast
- 3 nights Zeavola Resort Phi Phi, Phi Phi - Village Suite with breakfast
- One Thai set dinner for two people included at Zeavola Resort
- One 30 minute head and shoulder massage for two people at Zeavola Resort
- Flights to Dubai and onwards to Phuket with Emirates, accommodation throughout, shared transfers and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
Deluxe Lagoon View with breakfast
An established hotel in the Laguna Phuket Resort highly regarded for its leisure facilities, excellent service and airy rooms.
Village Suite with breakfast
Zeavola Resort is an enchanting getaway on pristine Laem Tong Beach that offers a step back to simplicity and nature along with the finest comforts and amenities.
Flights to Dubai and onwards to Phuket with Emirates, accommodation throughout, shared transfers and prepayable taxes.
Regional Departures: Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £150, Birmingham from £150, Newcastle from £150, Edinburgh from £150, Glasgow from £150. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
Deluxe Lagoon View with breakfast
Phuket sits on Thailand's west coast and is the country's best known and largest island. Its wide appeal is thanks to a mix of strikingly handsome beaches, majestic mountains and rainforests which intermingle with second to none dining, shopping and entertainment.
Lively Patong is the island's main resort with a long stretch of fine white sand alongside a wide choice of activities, eateries, nightlife and shopping options. South of Patong is slightly quieter Karon, known for its long beach, excellent snorkelling and good selection of shops and eateries; while on the sheltered south east coast is tranquil Panwa Bay.
Just a few minutes south of Karon Beach are the palm-lined white sands and clear waters of Kata Beach. It’s a popular choice for families and those seeking a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops. From May to October, Kata is also popular with surfers who flock here to catch the waves.
Further up the west coast is Bang Tao Bay, a four mile stretch of beach home to some of Phuket's most luxurious resorts, including those within the Laguna Phuket Resort which are clustered around a series of inland lagoons. There is a small shopping mall within the resort, an 18-hole golf course and the nearby village of Cherng Talay has a variety of good value restaurants.
Clearly the palm-fringed beaches are the main attraction, however venture away from the soft sands and you'll find plenty to explore including the recently constructed Big Buddha, Thalang National Museum, Ton Sai Waterfall and ornate Wat Chalong - one of Phuket's most important temples. Take a stroll around Old Phuket Town and you'll discover turn-of-the-century Sino-Portuguese architecture and funky shops while families may enjoy Phuket Aquarium, Cable Jungle Adventure or Phuket FantaSea Show.
Phuket is also the gateway to many smaller islands that are well worth exploring; while a must-see is stunning Phang Nga Bay with its sheer limestone outcrops jutting vertically from the emerald-green water. Choose from a leisurely cruise or perhaps enjoy a closer look by joining a guided sea kayak tour.
The island also offers a great variety of shopping, from bustling open-air food markets, noisy night markets, to boutiques and department stores. Visiting one of the many markets offers a glimpse of local life and popular markets include Phuket Weekend Market in Phuket Town, Banzaan Market in Patong Beach and the Night Market of Old Phuket Town. Karon Shopping Plaza has a wide range of souvenirs and clothing, Plaza Surin offers boutique-style shopping and Premium Outlets Phuket has genuine designer goods at significant discounts.
It really is impossible to go hungry in Phuket as the number and diverse array of restaurants is quite astounding, although the larger resorts do offer more choice particularly when it comes to international cuisines. As you might expect from an island, seafood is a speciality and features widely in restaurants and food stalls all over Phuket.
Village Suite with breakfast
These islands were made famous after featuring in the film "The Beach". The two main tree covered islets are Phi Phi Don, which boasts several white beaches ideal for swimming and Phi Phi Ley, which is home to thousands of swallows, which nest in the Viking Cave. Like any idyllic setting, it is a magnet for daytrippers – it is beautiful, but busy!
Phi Phi's beaches are the jewels in its crown with white sands sheltered by soaring limestone cliffs to form spectacular scenery. Laem Tong is an enchanting spot in the northeast perfect for a relaxing holiday, and as the only access to the main part of Phi Phi is by boat, you have almost total seclusion.
The waters surrounding the Phi Phi Islands teem with colourful coral gardens and exotic marine life, including docile leopard sharks, making snorkelling and diving day trips an alternative to lounging on the beach. You may also wish to head up to the Phi Phi Viewpoint at the southern end of the island, where the reward for the short, rather strenuous hike is amazing vistas of the breathtaking rock formations and aquamarine bays. Other activities include kayaking, rock climbing and even cliff jumping!
Phi Phi Ley is where you'll find stunning Maya Bay which featured in "The Beach", (currently closed indefinitely for coral conservation), while another notable island site, Viking Cave, is famous for providing the raw materials for birds nest soup.
Ton Sai Village's maze of streets house a variety of local shops and stalls sure to satisfy any shopping cravings, there's also a plethora of restaurants serving everything from seafood and sushi to curry and steak. Despite its relatively small size nightlife on Phi Phi is surprisingly vibrant and diverse; centring around Ton Sai Village there is much to enjoy from beach bars to boxing matches or simply dining out beneath the stars.