As Thailand's largest island, Phuket is known as a tourism haven, but is also emerging as a meeting destination, thanks to its spectacular scenery, eco-adventures and cultural richness. Droves of luxury hotels, doubling as Phuket meeting venues, line the island's beautiful beaches, as do dozens of restaurants, attractions and nature centers.
Visitors to Phuket arrive via Phuket International Airport, which is located on the northern end of the island. Phuket International serves as Thailand's second-busiest air hub, falling behind Bangkok. The airport is serviced by 10 airlines, accommodating nearly 3 million passengers each year.
Located just minutes from Phuket International, the 5 Star luxury Indigo Pearl Phuket serves as chief among the convention venues in Phuket. Set against a backdrop of dense rainforest and with an unobstructed view of the Andaman Sea, the beachfront Indigo Pearl Phuket is home to a host of unique venues, ballrooms, and outdoor venues for meetings, team building activities and events. The Indigo Pearl Conference Pavilion features 15 function rooms, with the largest measuring nearly 6,000 square feet. The resort also features a dedicated Events Services team, fine dining, a renowned spa, and recreational opportunities.
Phuket is known for its variety of dining options, spanning both Asian and Western cuisines, and most famous for its flavorful Thai cuisines and fresh seafood. Dining venues in Phuket include the minimalist White Box Restaurant, which marries French and Thai flavors in its elegant menu; Silk Restaurant and Bar, which specializes in contemporary Thai cuisine; and Watermark, known for its Western and Thai fare served al fresco.
Speaking of al fresco, Phuket's great beauty resides in its outdoors, spanning from its pristine beaches to its lush rainforests. Many of unique venues in Phuket, including the Phuket Orchid Garden and Thai Village, concentrate on the island's natural beauty. Showcasing and celebrating the southern Thailand way of life, the Phuket Orchid Garden and Thai Village is home to thousands of orchids, as well as cultural demonstrations ranging from Thai boxing to classical dancing, elephants and Thai handicrafts.
Additional Phuket venues include the Phuket Butterfly Garden, which welcomes guests to walk through a tropical garden brimming with thousands of butterflies, while the Phuket Aquarium showcases more than 150 different species, most of which come from the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand. Known as Phuket's ultimate nighttime cultural theme park, Phuket FantaSea hosts the island's biggest show, complete with trapeze artists, hundreds of elephants and an exciting storyline that explores Thai traditions.