Thailand is another world. It’s a place where Buddhist Temples go hand in hand with Mosques and where the people carry out their traditions in a bustle. To fully take in the sights and sounds of this place you should seek out self catering accommodation. Holidays in Bangtao Beach, Phuket will enable you to immerse yourself into all of this local, rustic tradition and provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Holidays in Bangtao Beach are for many about excess, the reggae bars, the cocktail drinking and the full moon parties, but getting away from some of the busiest beaches and you will find a clean living lifestyle for you and your family. So too you will find intriguing sights such as the fisherwomen who work in the bay, their faces painted and decorated abiding by an old Burmese custom, along with birdlife like Brahminy Kites and purple swamp hens, a consequence of the abundant mango and exotic fruit trees that prevail in this quasi paradise.
The countryside is about no-holds barred discovery, with Phuket possessing over 20 square Kilometres of rainforest coupled with a density in population that allows for every whim to be satisfied. This is a country where it is cheap enough to shop until you drop buying cheap leather goods and silks, have soothing Thai massages, take the bridge back to mainland Thailand and get home to your Bangtao Beach accommodation in time for tea.
Other locations to explore whilst in this part of Thailand include Karon Beach, Kata Beach, and Kata Noi Beach. Here you will be close to the water sports action that a beach based holiday should be about. A picturesque bay that can be taken in above water, by Jet-Ski, surfboarding, kayak, and wind-board. Or below the surface via scuba and snorkelling.
Take to Nai Harn Beach, at the southern tip of the island, for a quieter time and a family orientated holiday full of sightseeing like the Wat Cherngtalay and its wondrous sculptures, The Two Heroines Monument or the museums that dot the urban environment.
It’s totally tropical here in Phuket with hot weather all year round. You may choose to base your holidays in Bangtao Beach around the dry season as there can be quite heavy rains between May and October. Average highs range from 29 °C to 33 °C. Lows will not go far below the mid-twenties mark.
You will arrive at Phuket Airport (HKT) and then make the short journey on to your Bangtao Beach self catering accommodation. The airport is served by airlines such as Thai Airways, British Airways, Emirates and a few other charter flights. Scheduled flights will leave mainly from London Heathrow (LHR), but charter flights depart from other UK airports such as Birmingham (BHX) and London Gatwick (LGW).