Pearl of the Andaman
Holidays in Phuket offer an exquisite combination of high end resorts and outstanding natural beauty. As Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is famed for its lush rainforests which tower above the Andaman Sea and its mountains that zig zag across the horizon. Known as the Peal of the Andaman, Phuket has a number of incredible white beaches which sit in the national park, attracting visitors from far and wide with its untouched scenery. The largest of Phuket’s beaches, Mai Khao, stretches for over 11 kilometres and offers complete tranquillity. The island’s second longest beach, Bang Tao, swaps peaceful seclusion for chic bars, clubs and restaurants, creating an exotic buzz.
Phuket is also a Mecca for those looking to indulge in some nightlife. Patong, on the west coast of the island, is a haven for holidaymakers who want to let their hair down. The resort boasts a wide range of live entertainment and neon bars, offering the perfect place to enjoy a tropical cocktail or two.
Luxury holidays in Phuket offer the perfect mix of relaxation and nightlife. With a number of exquisite hotels and resorts on the island, Phuket is the place to go if you want to add a touch of luxury to your Thai escape. The exclusive Banyan Tree Phuket is located on the North West coast of the island. Influenced by traditional architecture and constructed using local materials, this hotel provides holidaymakers with a true sense of Thai culture. Luxurious furnishings can be found in each villa (many of which have their own private pool), while the outstanding culinary options create a feast for the senses.
With our team of Expert Advisers, Sovereign is dedicated to going the extra mile for customers. For over 45 years we have refined our knowledge of Thailand to ensure that we are always able to provide luxury getaways which create lasting memories.
Flight time from the UK to Thailand is approximately 11 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Phuket airport to Phuket is approximately 15 minutes.
Thailand has a tropical climate, which means it’s hot and humid for most of the year. Rainy months vary depending on where you are in Thailand: in south-western areas like Phuket, the monsoon season starts around April and finishes in October, while south-east destinations like Koh Samui see more rain between September and December (there’s still plenty of sunshine between showers, though). The hottest months are March to June, although humidity is high and average temperatures can push 40°C. Wait until after the rainy season if you prefer slightly cooler temperatures – between December and February, averages stick to the high 20s and early 30s.
British passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to 30 days.
Tipping is not expected in Thailand, although most hotels and restaurants will include a 10% service charge.
The official language of Thailand is Thai. English is widely spoken too.