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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan

Adventures in travel!

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Experts in travel to remote corners of the world

Thailand: Phuket Lodging

> Asia > Thailand

Features: The dream of escape to a tropical island becomes a reality on Phuket, Thailand’s southern isle. Shaped like an irregular pearl, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island. Sparsely populated outside Phuket town, the landscape is one of lush green hills, coconut groves, rubber plantations and a coastline with a dozen beautiful beaches. Unspoiled stretches of fine white sand are found along the west coast of the island, and each beach is separated from its neighbors by picturesque headlands and backdrops of wooded hills.

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Virtually all resorts offer a full range of watersports, including yachting, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, windsurfing, water-skiing and more. At the more developed beaches there are also dive shops and scuba divers will find ideal conditions in the clear waters around Phuket which are rich in coral and marine life. Among other varied attractions are an aquarium, pearl farms, butterfly garden, and a “”Thai Village” where twice daily cultural shows give a splendid insight into the South’s traditions.

Superb golf courses in beautiful settings are also available. Phuket is a popular, bustling tourist destination with extraordinary night life and shopping. Phuket can be reached by an hour flight form Bangkok. There are also direct flights from most major Asian cities.

Amanpuri (Pansea Beach)

The Amanpuri, a luxury resort with an unrivaled reputation, has beautifully decorated Thai style pavilions set on the quiet and picturesque Pansea Beach. The resort offers a full range of water sports. It has a fresh water swimming pool, grass and hard tennis courts and a private fleet of cruisers and sailing craft. The air conditioned rooms have balconies and all the luxury amenities. Complimentary airport transfer service is available, and there is a gymnasium plus several restaurants and bars. The Amanpuri is part of the Aman Hotel Chain which offers some of the most exquisite hotels on the planet.

Sheraton Grande Laguna Resort

This resort is centered on its own small island in the middle of a lagoon on the west coast of Phuket. All rooms are air conditioned and offer views of the water. The swimming pool here is one of the largest in Asia. Additional facilities include outdoor Jacuzzis, sailboats, Hobie Cats and an 18 hole golf course.

Kamala Bay Terrace Resort

This resort is located on the shores of what has been called Phuket’s most beautiful bay. The deluxe rooms and suites are set in the gentle rise between the shore and the hillside. Guests may select deluxe rooms, junior suites, or one of the panorama suites, all offering magnificent views of Kamala Bay and the Andaman Sea. All rooms have private balconies, mini-bars and air conditioning. The resort has two restaurants and a large swimming pool. Tours can be arranged and motorbikes and jeeps are available for hire.

The above is an example of Lodging and Activities. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please feel free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.

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Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.