The Hotel: Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas
The 4-star Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas is a sophisticated gem located on Kamala Beach, boasting picturesque views from Phuket’s west coast. When not exploring the sights and sounds of Phuket, stay cool in the 30-metre marble pool or soak up the sun from a deckchair. The casual Poolside Club and Bar offers respite from the heat with fruity cocktails and à la carte dining. Vanilla Sky Bar is the ideal spot to unwind in the evening, and Plum Restaurant keeps hunger at bay with organic Mediterranean cuisine.
The ideal escape for loved-up Groupies, Cape Sienna keeps the romance alive and well with contemporary room options, sleek dining options, and indulgent day spa. When travellers aren’t relaxing by the beach, they can look out at it from their room’s balcony. Modern accommodations feature also state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, which soothe the senses and provide a perfect spot for relaxing.
- TripAdvisor: 4 / 5 and a Certificate of Excellence
Sea View Deluxe Room
- Bed size/type: One king bed, one rollaway
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- The room features terrace with ocean view, fridge, HD TV with DVD player and en-suite bathroom
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 is 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.