Weekend with the girls: A Phuket getaway
Planning a girls trip to Thailand is so easy – once you get past coordinating a good time for everyone to go on holiday together that is. Phuket is one of the best destinations in the country for a weekend getaway where you can find everything you’d want for a girls trip, think sun, spa, food, and drinks, surrounded by the ultimate paradise vibe. Here are a few fun ideas that will make the most of your Phuket girls trip itinerary.
Where to stay
There’s nothing like getting ready with the girls, whether it’s for a poolside dip, fancy dinner, or night out dancing. That’s why booking a spacious villa where everyone can be together is a must for any girls trip to the beach.
If you don’t plan on leaving the resort too often, book your stay at APSARA Beachfront Resort and Villa in Khao Lak. The miles of unspoiled beaches and quieter atmosphere nestled among a blue lagoon and mangrove forest makes for some quality time with friends. Villas here are perfect for smaller groups and Khao Lak is just the right place for nature-lovers.
In the heart of vibrant Phuket is Rosewood Phuket and the five-star experience you’ll find here will make any girls trip unforgettable. The ocean view pavilions have two bedrooms for larger groups and look out onto the spacious infinity pool and the Andaman Sea. There are also villas with private pools so that the girls can enjoy a paradise of their own.
Where to eat
Ka Jok See is one of Phuket’s most popular Thai restaurants of all time. Food is family-style, drinks are constantly flowing, and dancing is highly encouraged. Tu Kab Khao is also another great choice for Thai food in the Old Town, set in a restored home with traditional Phuket lifestyle décor. For a quick bite near Karon Beach, type “The Pad Thai Shop” into Google Maps and be rewarded with a small hole in the wall shop for the best fried noodles. Your wallet will hardly be noticed you’ve dined at all.
Where to party
Everyone knows Patong is famous for parties in Phuket but if you’re looking for something a little more exclusive and less backpacker, check out Bangtao Beach. At Catch Beach Club there’s always something going on, whether it’s a seaside brunch, live music, or loud parties hosted by guest DJs. Catch the sunset on a rooftop bar like Baba Nest where you can enjoy signature cocktails surrounded by an infinity pool and infinite view of the horizon. For one of the best beach parties in Phuket, check out Café del Mar on Kamala Beach, a haven for people who love music, food and drinks, with the occasional fire show thrown in here and there.
Where to relax
Nothing encourages bonding like blissful relaxation and pampering. Asaya at Rosewood Phuket offers an extensive program featuring alternative therapy, massage, facials, and a wide spectrum of wellness treatments. For a more traditional Thai massage, enjoy a blend of ancient treatments and natural remedies at the Banyan Tree Spa Phuket.
Release all your tensions, dive into a sensory paradise, and emerge as new women after a weekend girls getaway in Phuket!