Bang Tao – The Up-Market Resort
Bang Tao has an amazing beach which sprawls for about 4 miles, all of it gorgeous white sand, with the Andaman Sea licking its shores. It is really the place to go if you want to be pampered; some of the hotels or resorts in Bang Tao provide you with a butler so you can relax in style. You can also have food cooked in your room or suite just for you and to your specifications.
The resort is between 10 and 25 minutes from the international airport on Phuket, but the travel time depends on the Bang Tao hotel or resort you are staying at. There are many types of accommodation to choose from, but they all have one characteristic in common, unlike hotels in Patong or Phuket town, they are not high-rise. One resort is actually a replica of a traditional Thai village, and is unique on Phuket.
The luxury Bang Tao hotels and resorts do not come cheap; but you get what you pay for. If you want a romantic hideaway then this resort probably has the accommodation you are looking for.
If you choose to stay in one of Bang Tao's resort complexes, you do not have to leave it for any reason if you do not want to. Everything you could possibly want is there, although you may want to explore the traditional villages that are close, and see fishermen and craftsmen plying their trade. There are local markets to wander around where you can buy the strange looking fruit on offer. You might be lucky enough to find some snake fruit.
For added relaxation there is a golf course if you are a golf-lover, and there are many facilities to take advantage of, especially in the largest resort complex, Laguna Phuket which is one of the largest of its kind in Asia. Even if you are not staying in the complex, you may be able to visit it and enjoy a sample of what it can provide.
A Bang Tao hotel will be a good choice if you do not particularly want to be involved in the frenetic activity in a resort such as Patong. In this town you can hunt for bargains in the antique shops and sample some of the best understated cuisine on the island. You can check out availability and prices of Bang Tao hotels online and also read reviews from people who have stayed at them. If you want a holiday soon, then there are bargains to be had, so do some online research now.