Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Phuket and its Hotels Places Emphasis on Women

Choosing where and how to spend one's precious holiday time is an important decision. Personally I see a holiday as an investment in self-maintenance which requires careful consideration of individual requirements before committing to a particular destination. The tropical Island of Phuket in Thailand has over the years excelled in many areas to answer to the needs of a diverse range of tourist expectations. And talking about individual needs, this island places extra emphasis on the all-important women of the world. From single female traveler to the mother of two and the young bride on honeymoon, women have a special place in Phuket.

Accommodation for Women

Phuket hotels like The Kee Resort and Spa for example, has dedicated a part of the building as a "women's own zone". Single female travelers or a group consisting only of women can book accommodation in a section of The Kee where only they can enter and, staying here also has many other advantages. This modern and funky hotel has a list of luxury facilities which are hard to beat. It is situated in the centre of all the island’s attractions, it has a plaza with an assortment of boutique shops and restaurants, is walking distance from the beach and at night you can kick back with a cocktail at its roof top Sky Lounge with views of Patong Bay while the pool fountain put up a colorful water display Las Vegas style. The spa and beauty salon is another plus where you can even have a personal therapist seeing to your needs.

Family Friendly

Let’s face it, a mother's work is never done, even when on holiday, but on this island you may find that cliché to be contradicted. Places like Centara Grand Beach Resort, its 5 star cousin Centara Grand West Sands, Movenpick Resort and Spa, The Indigo Pearl and several others are intent on keeping mom smiling by keeping the children smiling. The kids clubs at these resorts offer a safe and entertaining environment to add serious value to a child's holiday. This way mom is free to eventually also enjoy her holiday. Even back in your room you might not know the kids are there. Phuket Hotels like Holiday Inn has specially designed rooms with a separate, themed kids annex attached to your room kitted out with bunk beds, toys, TV and video games. More good news is that if you thought a Phuket holiday sounds expensive, check out smaller local operators like which makes things much more affordable with free night deals between April and October each year at many of the island’s family friendly resorts.

Pampering Spa's and Beauty Care

Of course many other tropical island holidays will include some pampering at a spa, but Thailand has an ancient history of healing remedies which today has been refined to an art form combining modern techniques and age old rituals. If you want to spoil yourself with beauty care and spa treatments in the most amazing exotic settings, then resorts in Phuket will exceed your expectations. Not mentioning your own personal beauty therapist, cocoon shaped spas in a rain forest setting and open air treatments high on a hill with sweeping ocean views are enough to send you on a journey of sensory discovery. Places like the Indigo Pearl Resort not only have a super kids club, but is also one of the fore runners as far as spa treatments go.


Phuket is a diverse island. Not only does it offer a vast choice of beaches and locations for your hotel accommodation, but it is also a women's shopping paradise. The traditional markets and stalls lining the narrow winding streets sell anything from cheap fake clothing labels to jewelry, hand craft and souvenirs. Yet, you can also find yourself in the ultra-modern Jungceylon Shopping mall located near the Patong area' famous Bangla Road. It has more than 200 shops selling real brand name clothes and accessories, perfumes at the flashy Robinson's department store and countless other items. It also has a games zone for the kids while you enjoy a reprieve at one of a selection of restaurants. Alternatively you can also take the family for a movie in one of its cinemas or go bowling when the weather keeps you inside.


A wedding day is the bride's day, but let’s be honest, so it is also with the honeymoon and few places know how to make a girl feel special quite like Phuket. Arriving at your resort the red carpet is rolled out, flowers are given, sparkling wine is poured and blessings bestowed Thai style. Your room will be adorned with flower arrangements and rose petals, a chocolate fondue might be waiting and a table set on the beach for a private dinner by candle light. What could be more romantic. Al you need to do as let them know in advance you are on honeymoon and the treats will be waiting when you arrive. Some of the best hotels you can consider for the most romantic honeymoon include names like The Pullman, The Vijitt, The Shore at Katathani and Sala Phuket Resort and Spa.

About the Author: George Conradie

George has always been fascinated by foreign cultures, especially eastern cultures. He visited Thailand for the first time in 2007 and traveled all corners of the country several times thereafter, gaining invaluable insight, knowledge and experience. In 2009 Thailand became his permanent home where he now works in the local tourism industry as part of a hotel accommodation and tour booking consultancy.

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