Valerie Wilson Travel

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is a mountainous island and province located in the Andaman Sea in the southern region of Thailand. The island has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, mainly situated along the clear waters of the western shore. This prime location makes it one of the best adventure destinations in Asia. The island is home to many high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants and is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges. If you’re looking for unique experiences, Phuket has no shortage of amazing adventures. You can swim at Kata Noi Beach, Tour the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery, venture to the Phuket Big Buddha, take a Thai cooking class or even visit the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.

Fun Facts:

  • In 1974, Phang Nga Bay off the coast of Phuket was used for the filming of a James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” Phuket provides easy access to this beautiful island, now referred to as “James Bond Island.”
  • Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand. With an area of 540 sqm. it is almost the same size as Singapore!
  • Phuket has some of the most incredible snorkeling and scuba diving in the world, visitors flock to the coral of Similan and Phi Phi Islands south of Phuket for the world-renowned renowned diving experiences.

Where We Would Stay: Amanpuri

In Sanskrit, Amanpuri means “place of peace,” a fitting name for such a tranquil destination. Set on a private peninsula overlooking the shores of the Andaman Sea, this luxury resort was designed for complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Discover some of Thailand’s finest white sand beaches, world-class water sports, bespoke wellness programs and a plethora of dining experiences. The pavilions and villas at Amanpuri are connected via a series of elevated walkways. Beneath the thatched roofs you’ll find 83 guest accommodations, each with an outdoor sala, king-size bed, separate bath and shower and mesmerizing views. Being the original Aman resort, the beautiful property features a cliffside spa that offers unique treatments and holistic wellness programs.

Our Exclusive Amenities for 2020

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom, served at the restaurant
  • A complimentary Thai or Italian lunch for two people, excluding alcohol and gratuities
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

For additional information, contact a VWT Advisor or [email protected].