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Long Tailed Boat at beach, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket

The cosmopolitan island of Phuket is located in the south of Thailand and is the country’s most popular island. It is where the lush forests of the south meet with the luscious waters of the Andaman Sea and draw travellers from afar to relax, rejuvenate and unwind.

The seemingly endless beaches are dotted with restaurants serving the best in local cuisine, a highlight of any holiday to Thailand.

Accommodation on the island can range from simple local style hotels to exquisite resorts and spas with many plush additions such as private beaches, including The Sarojin, Anantara and Six Senses Yao Noi. Phuket seems to offer something for everyone, making it a perfect holiday destination for almost every kind of traveller; it is a place to relax and unwind and simply take in the magnificent surroundings and let thoughts of everyday life drift away.

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Thai Massage

Spend the morning enjoying the breakfast at the Six Senses Yao Noi followed by a lesson in Thai massage.

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Similan Islands Snorkelling

Spend the day exploring the Similan Islands National Marine Park – an archipelago in the Andaman Sea off the southwest coast of the country. One of the best snorkelling spots in Thailand, do it in style with a private yacht charter.

Hire a Private Villa

Hire a private, staffed villa with friends and family for a stay of pure Thai comfort and hospitality.

Picnic on the Beach

Bundle up an beach blanket, a basket full of food and wine and a sun umbrella before being whisked by private boat to a deserted island for a beach picnic.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.
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Paul Craven

Paul is the Conde Nast Traveler chosen Specialist for Central Asia and the Silk Route. Being from a family with Army connections I can from an early age remember travelling. From camping in Europe and then later being sent to boarding school when we lived in Germany at the age of eight, complete with shorts, long socks, a cap and my suitcase. In appearance not too dissimilar to the children evacuated to the countryside during the blitz. Later, my father’s postings took us to Nepal where we had to transit Delhi and Kathmandu where we were sometimes stranded for days and Hong Kong from where I travelled in 1983 through China for two months.
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Deborah Brock-Doyle

My first journey for Steppes was in 1999 when I set off to explore Thailand to gather those little details that constitute Steppes Travel’s trademark knowledge. I have since been lucky enough to travel extensively in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and India. A few special memories include being joined at dinner by an otter in Laos, proudly being shown an illicit picture of the Dalai Lama in Tibet and diving with manta rays on Christmas day in Indonesia. I’m pretty sure I always leave a country wishing I had done more, seen more, learned more ….. but I also always hope to return …
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Amy really understood the type of holiday we were looking for with a real mixture of accommodation and activities ranging from relaxing to exciting. When I asked for a private pool on the beach that's exactly what she delivered. Amy embraced every request, making sure they blended, giving us something new and exciting at every turn. The ethos of Steppes travel is what will always set you aside. Thank you and keep up the good work.

Thailand

Amy Waters is warm and friendly and went out of her way to try and resolve issues and meet any requests. Always helpful, noticing small details, lending a hand and quick to learn what appealed to us, drawing our attention to things that may be of interest.

Thailand

Paul's knowledge and expertise was invaluable when planning this trip. I told him where we wanted to go and the sort of hotels and things we wanted to do and everything was spot on - more than we ever expected! We will definitely be using Steppes Travel for future trips.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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