There is a lot of choice when it comes to luxury hotels in Phuket. Here ETG Co-founder Tom details what he looks for in a luxury hotel and those that are his favourites in Phuket.
One of the key elements of a holiday is the accommodation you choose to stay in. Some travellers prefer the humble, no-frills style with more of a focus on activities. Others, however, prefer the finer things in life. When it comes to South and Southeast Asia, you have an abundance of different types of accommodation. But for the sheer number and value of them, luxury hotels are often a key part of a trip to the region.
You might opt for one of the amazing international chains like Aman, Six Senses, Four Seasons or Soneva, or you might be tempted by an independent luxury property like Song Saa or The Datai. The choices are vast and various depending on your travel style: we find that luxury means something different to everyone…
And luxury accommodation doesn’t stop at hotels: there are amazing luxury trains, boats and planes to consider too.
Our blog is here to help you find out which version of luxury appeals to you. We highly recommend checking out our hotel hub to find out about our favourite new hotels in South & Southeast Asia too.
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