If you would like to spend a few months in the tropical paradise that is Phuket, there are quite a few accommodation options, which we outline in this short article. Fortunately, there are options to suit all budgets from guest houses to luxury pool villas and everything in between.
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Thai Guest House
If you’re OK with sharing with other travellers, you can get a bed for 200 baht per night, not that we would recommend that. You will find guest houses in most tourist areas, which are mainly for young backpackers who need a bed for the night.
You get more for your money when you stay at a sea view hotel in Patong Phuket, which is why 4-star hotels and resorts are always busy. You can make a booking online and then get ready for the holiday of a lifetime. Booking online saves you money and when you have confirmed your dates, you should book your hotel suite.
If you and your partner fancy a luxury holiday, renting a pool villa makes perfect sense. Airbnb is the platform to find the best villas that you can rent for a short time. If three couples share a big pool villa, this is an inexpensive way to enjoy a billionaire lifestyle and you have the best possible holiday environment; hi-speed Wi-Fi, BBQ on the terrace and a fully equipped European kitchen, what more could you want?
Why not experience life on the waves by chartering a catamaran? The skipper can take you to the best dive and snorkelling sites and with your own chef and a fully stocked bar, you and your family can enjoy amazing sunsets. You can charter a yacht for a day, a week, or a few months; a few couples can share the costs with a vessel that sleeps 6. Click here for tips on motorcycle camping.
There are a few Thailand tour operators that offer traditional homestay holidays; you can live with a rice farmer in Nakhon Ratchasima, or perhaps find out how life is as a southern Thai fishing community. There are homestays in Phuket with local fishing families who offer a warm welcome to foreign guests. This is an authentic experience and comfort is not a focus, indeed, you live just as the family does, eating their diet and getting involved in some work.
If you are planning to stay for at least 6 months, you can rent a luxury condo unit, which would be fully furnished. As you would expect, high season is expensive, whereas prices drop during the rainy season.
Wellness resort – These are found in the north and south of Thailand and this type of holiday is growing in popularity. Treatments include detox, massage, yoga and counselling, which many people find relieves the stresses of day-to-day life.
As you can see, there are a few accommodation options if you are planning a holiday in Phuket.