The Hotel: Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa
Treat your senses to the views of the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea from the base of the Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa. This four-star resort makes for a perfect relaxation spot, whether you choose to lounge by one of its two pools or on the white sandy beach on its doorstep. With local seafood, international favourites and Thai specialities served in the on-site restaurants, taste buds will be spoilt for choice.
When it is time to cool down and unwind, travellers the privacy of their Deluxe Rooms. Tasteful decor showcasing local features, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, and hospitality trays set the backdrop for ultimate relaxation. With the airport transfer included on arrival, reaching the hotel will be a breeze, while the set menu lunch will give Groupies a taste of local flavours.
Deluxe Room with side sea view
- Bed size/type: Double bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people (the third person needs to buy an extra voucher)
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.