|Phuket at Sunset|
Accommodation, food and drinks are available for all budgets in Phuket but here we summarise our favourite luxe locations in:
The Best of Phuket - Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Spa
Best Luxury Resorts and Villas in Phuket
|The Pavilions Phuket|
Sri panwa - Glamorous, stunning, breathtaking - one of the most spectacular views I've encountered and most striking properties I've visited. Ever.
Banyan Tree Phuket - Simply stunning. The new spa villas are a dream - surrounded by water and gardens, and including a daily spa ritual to get you started - they're the perfect spot to unwind and luxuriate in warm Thai hospitality and the tropical lush environment.
|Banyan Tree Phuket|
Andara Resort and Villas - Absolute luxury of space and service. The 'smallest' suite is 153m2 and they all just go up from there. For the truly discerning traveler.
|Andara Resort and Villas|
The Surin Phuket - Get the best of both worlds with this resort located on the exclusive Pansea Beach, but also right next door to the lively Surin Beach. Peace and tranquility or, party and people? It's your choice.
|The Surin Phuket|
Twinpalms - Contemporary, fashionable and fun! We love the three storey penthouse pool suite with our own personal butler, but there are a variety of other categories too. Awesome pool.
Point Yamu by COMO - This stylish boutique property offers a secluded getaway with easy access to the UNESCO protected Phang Nga Bay. Restaurants provided lots of healthy food choices, many of which are sourced locally.
|Point Yamu by COMO|
BYD Lofts - Clean, contemporary, affordable rooms in central Patong. Cooking facilities in the room, but washing services and everything else you can imagine within walking distance too. It's on a quieter side street so you avoid the hubbab of the most heavily visited tourist area on the island.
Best Luxury Spas in Phuket
The Banyan Tree Spa - Private spa villas, a comprehensive selection of packages and, highly trained professionals make The Banyan Tree Spa worthy of a whole day visit.
|The Banyan Tree Spa|
The Surin - Skilled and warm caring therapists. A country cottage atmosphere set amidst the jungle.
|The Surin Spa|
The Andara Spa - Opulence is found in enormous treatments rooms and beautiful surrounds.
Esthederm Sun Spa - Specialised treatments for Phuket's tropical climate. Combining clinical knowledge with the gentle Thai touch.
|Esthederm Sun Spa|
Cool Spa, Sri Panwa - Stunning location, strong therapists.
|Cool Spa, Sri panwa|
The Pavilions - During high season you have to be an in house guest to enjoy a spa treatment here - which everyone does, every day as they are sooo good! Low season however gifts outsiders with the opportunity to partake in a package, so rainy days are now something to look forward to.
Best Restaurants in Phuket
The Plantation Club - Beautifully presented Thai dishes. A few new items on this menu for us. We loved every one.
|The Plantation Club|
Joe's Downstairs - Known as THE place for a drink and good meal in Patong.
La Sirena - A wonderfully nutritious and delicious wellness menu that keeps even the fussiest of health nuts (like myself) very happy.
SILK Thai Restaurant - Chef Ooy's shares her mum's recipes in this beautiful restaurant.
The Siam Supper Club - Comfort food, well-executed desserts and loads of good old-fashioned fun. Don't miss the jazz jam on Monday nights.
|The Siam Supper Club|
The 9th Floor - superb wine menu, refreshing views and consistently good food has earned this restaurant a great reputation amongst island residents and tourists alike.
|The 9th Floor|
Les Diables - Heavenly cakes, wholesome meals and indulgent Sunday brunches - all reasonably priced. Book ahead for Sunday brunch - it's super popular with expats and locals living on the island.
|Blueberry Cheesecake - Les Diables|
|Roast Duck in Orange Sauce - Les Diables|
Baan Rim Pa - Royal Thai Cuisine and gorgeous views.
|Baan Rim Pa|
Best Bars in Phuket
The Siam Supper Club - Awesome atmosphere, classic cocktails, well-chosen wine list.
|The Siam Supper Club|
Catch Beach Club - The place to party on the beach. (Please note at the time of review the government were announcing a removal of any commercial structures from all public beaches. Catch and BIMI Beach Clubs were partially on the beach and partially on the other side of the road. They should remain, however the parts of the property may no longer exist when this article is published.)
|Catch Beach Club|
BIMI Beach Club - The place to party during the day. We love their fruity cocktails with a serious kick. (See note above attached to Catch.)
|BIMI Beach Club|
Baba Nest - Stunning, stunning, stunning views!
360° Bar and Grill - Beautiful sunsets over the sea and valley viewed from the hilltop. A rockin' tapas menu and great cocktails too.
|360 Degree Bar and Bistro|
|360 Degree Bar and Bistro|
And... the WINNER for the MOST FUN IN PHUKET goes to Ka Jok See!!! A seriously good time.
|Ka Jok See|