Rested and tanned, I recently had the pleasure of visiting Thailand.
We flew Jetstar direct to Phuket in their ‘Business Class’ both ways. Service was great, selection of drinks including champagne as soon as we boarded. The food was pretty good and seats were comfortable and roomy enough. Nice comfort packs included, movie selection a little lean, but still okay.
We stayed at the Banthai Beach Resort and Spa which is right in the middle of Patong, on Beach Road. Smack bang in the middle of all markets, shops, restaurants, supermarkets and bars, about a 10 minute walk to Bangla Road. We stayed on ground level in a Deluxe room that had a lovely day bed with table, the pool a few steps away. Both room service and food service from bar was excellent and promptly delivered, at very reasonable Thailand prices. All staff were excellent. I would recommend the Banthai for those wanting to stay right in the middle of everything.
We’ve been here many times so were not interested in doing activities, but did take a Tuk Tuk to Kata Noi beach, to spend the day. It’s a much nicer beach, you can pay for an umbrella and 2 mattresses on the sand for 200THB, with food outlets and bars nearby.