Discover Phuket, Thailand, an island paradise where your dream beach holiday awaits. Whether you’re coming for a family holiday, travelling with your special someone or planning fun with friends, Secret Retreats can guide you to the best boutique hotels in Phuket and show you the best places to stay in Krabi.

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Plan your holiday in Phuket

A coveted Southeast Asia treasure, Phuket is Thailand’s only island province and its most frequented destination. Here, tranquil turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and world-renowned diving sites are interspersed with soaring limestone cliffs and lush tropical forests.

Take in the century-old Sino-Portuguese architecture in the island’s Old Town, or head to Phuket’s revered landmark Big Buddha, Promthep Cape and Wat Chalong to experience a range of cultural highlights. Delightful cuisines and numerous annual festivals, including Loi Krathong, Songkran and the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, all form part of the unique Phuket experience.

Popular watersports in Phuket include deep sea fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, sailing, sea kayaking through caves and whitewater rafting. Land activities also abound. In addition to enjoying three golf courses, travellers can ride an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) through plantations and the forest, hike along one of the many jungle trails, or take a Thai cooking class.

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Best places to stay in Phuket

As Thailand’s most popular beach destination, there are endless Phuket hotels and resorts to choose from. Each beach has its own personality and attractions so whether you’re looking for an endless party, outdoor fun in the sun, or the best secluded beach in Phuket, this tropical destination offers all your heart desires.

Boutique hotels in Phuket dot the island and can be found in the nightlife destination of Patong, on the family-friendly beaches of Kata, the lagoon resorts of Bangtao Beach, in the Old Town and everywhere in between. The island is well prepared for travellers of all types and you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you’re looking for a quiet beach resort in Phuket then Mai Khao Beach may be a good choice. Or for those that want to glam it up at a luxury boutique hotel in Phuket, Surin is the destination of choice for the rich and famous.

Best resorts near Phuket

If you’re looking for the non-touristy Phuket, the places where nature is still unspoilt and you’re far from the crowds, you might be interested in getting away from the main island itself and heading to one of the quiet islands off Phuket.

Since most visitors opt to stay at a beachfront hotel in Phuket, the hotels on islands near Phuket offer far more tranquillity and privacy. While some are popular with day-trippers, even the busiest ones like Raya or Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi clear out in the evenings, becoming tranquil havens.

North of Phuket, Thailand you’ll find the serene island of Koh Phra Thong. Discover the Golden Buddha Beach Resort, one of the best island resorts near Phuket. Surrounded by nothing but coconut groves, nature and turquoise waters, this is one of the best areas to stay in Phuket for couples that want to get away from it all, as well as one of the best areas to stay in Phuket for families. Small and large bungalows dotted along the 12-kilometre stretch of otherwise uninhabited beach offer plenty of privacy but a clubhouse, spa and restaurant are available to cater to your every need.

Plan your holiday in Krabi

West of Phuket on the Andaman coast of Thailand, Krabi offers gorgeous beaches and towering limestone landscapes similar to that of Phuket. A great place to go before or after Phuket on your island hopping tour of Thailand, this is probably the place you picture when you imagine beaches in Southeast Asia. The coastline is striking, the attractions numerous and the ease of access excellent.

Best places to stay in Krabi

On the coast, most travellers visiting Krabi head to Ao Nang which offers the best combination of amenities, nightlife and the best beachfront hotels in Krabi. Here the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea wash up on sandy shores fringed by tropical jungle. The accommodation options are plentiful and range from cheap and cheerful backpackers to lavish luxury resorts. For a little more seclusion, the stunning Railay Beach, accessible only by boat, is also a popular Krabi destination. High limestone cliffs cut off mainland access and form a dramatic backdrop on the tropical coast.

If you’re in search of the best beachfront hotels in Krabi and prefer to be away from the crowds, head up to Le Passe-Temps, a rustic French-inspired gem nestled in the picturesque Phang Nga Bay. Located near a small fishing village, the property feels hidden away but many of Krabi’s best sites are within easy access. The hosts create a warm and inviting atmosphere yet each of the wooden bungalows offers all the comfort and privacy you would want. This boutique hotel in Krabi is a Thai version of a French “maison d’hôte” and worth visiting for the heart as well as the views.

Best places to stay near Krabi

One of the best parts about visiting Krabi is the island hopping; travellers are not limited to staying on the mainland to have a good time. The area’s many hidden beaches and unspoilt islands make for breathtaking day trip destination as well picturesque places to rest your head.

One of the best places to stay near Krabi is the Koh Jum Beach Villas. This island to the northwest of Krabi proper offers pristine beaches and sunset views overlooking Phi Phi National Park. The luxury eco-chic hideaway is comprised of 19 designer villas and the resort is the perfect place from which to depart on treks, longtail boat tours and adventures above and below the waters. You would be forgiven though for spending the entirety of your stay lounging in your private pool or taking advantage of the amenities and secluded hideaways at this Krabi boutique resort.