Luxury Family Vacations in Phuket

By: Wolfgang Jaegel

Vacationing together with your family is a great way to bond, build memories, and spend time with your parents, spouse, children, and grand children. Phuket is perhaps the first destination that comes into your mind when you think of a relaxing vacation with your family and friends.

The largest island in Thailand, Phuket is an amazing destination, located south west of the country, in the Andaman Sea. It is about 850 km south of Bangkok - the capital city. Sometimes referred to as the 'Pearl of the Andaman,' Phuket's attractions cover an incredible variety of temples, museums, parks and gardens, and bustling shopping areas. Khao Rang, Chalong Temple, Phuket Aquarium, Phuket Butterfly Farm and Aquarium, Thai Village and Orchid Farm, Phromthep Cape, Saphan Hin, Phuket Sea Shell Museum, and Phuket Fantasea, are just few among them.

Aside these, Phuket is much famed for its superb beaches, which among many others, are Patong Beach, Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Kata Noi Beach, Bang Toa Beach, Surin Beach, Pansea Beach, Kamala Beach, and Nai Yang Beach. Each of the beaches in the area provides superb options to enjoy a range of activities including parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and rafting. Additionally, Phuket renders limitless choices to enjoy several other activities such as golf, elephant trekking, Thai boxing, bungy jumping, mountain biking, and tenpin bowling. Further, excellent options are available for wildlife lovers, such as, Sirinat National Park and Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary.

Phuket also boasts of a teeming nightlife, with a variety of Thai style nightclubs, restaurants, and bars including Suea Saming, Timber Hut, Blue Marina, Idea Bar, and Chewy's Steakhouse. In short, the activities that can be enjoyed in Phuket are almost round the clock. Above all, traveling to Phuket enables you to experience and explore the unique customs and flamboyant culture of the Thai people.

With these scores of attractions and activities to enjoy, Phuket draws holidaymakers from across the world, especially from Europe and America. Hence, it is no wonder why Phuket has been now regarded as a luxury vacation spot. Further, in order to make your family vacation truly memorable as well as luxurious, many four-star and five-star hotels and resorts provide matchless facilities and amenities while rendering the breathtaking views of the surroundings including incredible sun sets.

Majority of these hotels render services that are ultimate in sophistication, like, deluxe family suites, attached bath, in-room safe, mini bars, and flamboyant interiors. Further, for ultimate privacy as well as unique experience, some resorts offer fully furnished Thai style cottages.

Mostly, services are offered in the form of excellent packages, which are tailored according to the needs of the vacationers. If you are looking for an exciting vacation with your family, then packages are crafted with excellent facilities to enjoy a continuum of activities such as golf and elephant trekking. Sometimes, packages also consist of historical tour or to cruise along the wonderful coastlines of Phuket. There are also packages crafted especially to procure knowledge in Thai cooking. Additionally, for family vacationers who want to explore the sacred sites in the area, then packages covering tour to such shrines as Chalong Temple and Sireh Temple are available.

Likewise, for a relaxing family vacation, some hotels and resorts even provide excellent spa facilities to indulge in rejuvenating Sukka spa treatments, which are offered on the basis of ancient Thai medical theory. In addition, there are also luxury hotels with sections exclusively for the fun and recreation of children, such as family vacation pools, kids club, kids' fitness area, facilities for pony riding, and baby sitting services.

However, hotels and resorts are not the only options for an enjoyable luxury family vacation in Phuket. For families vacationing with large group, some of the best luxurious choices would be beachside villas, apartments, and bungalows. Mostly, villas are appointed with separate dining area, two to six comfortable bedrooms, expansive living rooms, and kitchen complete with all necessary utensils and equipments.

Many of them are also complete with the services of maid and an expert cook. In addition, many of these accommodation choices come attached with facilities such as swimming pool, salon, and private dining decks. All of these villas and apartments are available both on the basis of long term and short term rental basis.

So, with these excellent choices and facilities, come and enjoy the sheer beauty of Phuket for a dedicated as well as memorable time with your family.

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