Craving some sun, sea and sand? Well, now’s the time to plan ahead as Thailand has just announced quarantine-free travel for 10 countries starting from November 1st. They include fully-vaccinated arrivals from the UK, Singapore, Germany, China and the United States in phase one, with the list to be expanded on Dec 1 and then again on Jan 1. You can bet that Phuket‘s lush villas will be in high demand, so get ahead of the pack and book these beauts, pronto.
Demure and stylish, this private bay-situated stay on Phuket’s northwest coast boasts gloriously secluded ocean-view and ocean-front villas featuring teak floors, private infinity pools and decks, not to mention totally undisturbed, jaw-dropping ocean vistas. When the sun’s sizzle proves overwhelming, cool respite beckons from Trisara‘s sinfully indulgent spa, widely regarded as one of the island’s, and indeed region’s best.
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Check out of the daily grind and into one of Sri Panwa’s scattered hilltop villas spanning 1-5 bedrooms and all featuring private infinity pools, Nespresso machines, track-packed iPods, and plenty of space for you to sprawl in blissful peace and quiet. Make a beeline to the rooftop Baba’s Nest to sample the dee-lish cocktail menu, taking in a 360 degree Andaman sunset and the jaw-dropping wraparound infinity pool.
Offering an array of holistic experiences designed to soothe the big city blues, Keemala’s retreats draw upon natural elements with calming, earthy hues, monsoon showers and mind-boggling jungle vistas. Choose from Poolside Clay Cottage or Tented Pool Villa, or swing into a two-storey Tree Pool House complete with hanging basket chairs, private plunge pools and svelte lantern silhouettes. Better yet, get the ultimate in rainforest revival via one of the eight opulent and extra roomy Bird’s Nest Pool Villas.
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