Take in tropical views, dip your feet in white sands or lounge by the pool at this contemporary resort steps away from Patong Beach
The Hotel: Andaman Embrace Patong
Andaman Embrace Patong wows holidaymakers with sleek and bright interiors and unrivalled views of the hotel’s peaceful surroundings and the sea. To catch some sun, lounge by the large pool with a swim-up bar or stroll for just a few minutes to hear the sea waves crashing against white sand and the rustling of palm trees along the shore of Patong Beach. Thanks to the on-site gym, active types do not have to give up their workout routine, while a spa visit makes for a great treat for those looking to get pampered.
Groupies set themselves up in an Andaman Deluxe Room or a Balcony Deluxe Room, both featuring tea and coffee provisions, in-room deposit boxes, air conditioning, TVs with satellite channels, and en suite bathrooms. A mix of flavours from all over the world at Twigs Restaurant takes foodies on a culinary adventure, and Sino Bar overflows with cocktails and snacks.
The Area: Phuket, Thailand
A melting pot of religions, experiences and of course international tourists, Phuket combines everything that can be expected of a tropical island destination and puts it all into overdrive. Idyllic beaches and lush forests are juxtaposed against the hectic energy of Patong, often referred to as the party capital of not just Thailand but the whole of Asia. Patong is the island’s beating heart, a city of frenetic energy and bright lights surrounded by the gracious curve of glittering Patong Beach. Patong Beach is one of Thailand’s most famous where everything from sun lounges to jet skis are available to hire, and locals offer on-the-spot hair braiding and massages.
Just a short hop to the south of this lies the areas of Karon and Kata, famous for their pristine beaches and proximity to all the action of Patong without being in the thick of it. For something quieter and more picturesque, take a long-tail boat around the southern headland to Freedom Beach, which is only accessible by water. By night, busy Bangla Road comes to life with bars, restaurants and nightclubs at every turn. The streets are closed to cars from 6pm and throng with people every night of the week. For something different, check out a Las Vegas-style magic show at the Joe Conrad Magic Theatre. During the daytime, explore the spectacular surrounding area with a tour to Phi Phi Island, a scuba-diving day trip or an elephant trek through the jungle.