Phuket has been recognized as a premier travel destination in the annual Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, one of the highest accolades in the industry. This year’s awards – the 25th annual – reflect the opinions of a record 46,476 readers who participated in the survey, and who honored the Phuket in several categories including the best islands, and favorite resorts in Asia.
In the Top 10 Islands in Asia category, Phuket, ranked 2 on the list behind this year’s winner Bali, was favored for its beautiful beaches (scoring second-highest in Asia on that criterion behind only Lombok, Indonesia) and its wealth of activities.
Perhaps the most contested categories in the Readers’ Choice survey are the ones dealing with accommodation, and Phuket has no shortage of quality options there. For the Top 15 Resorts in Asia, Condé Nast’s readers rewarded two Phuket properties, starting with the Anantara Phuket Villas coming in at 7 (the 3rd highest island resort on the list, and where the best room is “any, even the standard rooms hit the sweet spot”) and the JW Marriott Phuket at 15.