This is the first visit to this forum. We are a family of 2 adults and 1 child (girl aged 10) and looking to plan out first family holiday to Thailand in July 2012. Looking for some help in deciding exactly where to say and have a few questions so you are able to help.
A travel agent suggested phuket as more to do / see with family and can plenty to do in patong?? is this the case or should I be looking at a different resort?
We are looking to travel for 14 nights, is this too long? is there plenty to do.
Hotel shortlist (at the moment)
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and spa
Centara Karon Resort (private pool cabana room)
Laguna Beach Resort
Centara Grand Beach Resort
JW Marriott Resort and Spa
Is there a particular hotel that is recommended. We like very good quality resorts with a little bit of luxury. Enjoy spending time at the hotel some time too so nice pool. Our daughter is probably at the upper end of the age limit for kids club and likely wont want to go however if a particular resort is more geared to kids her age that would be an advantage.
What about board basis. I see many hotels are B&B and some are half board. Which is the preferred option and if it is B&B what is the cost of living like from the point of view of eating out, availability and prices of drinks (alcoholic and non-alchoholic).
Lastly, one travel agent has price the holiday traveling with Eva Air (new airline to me) We usually fly virgin would be good to hear about service and leg room in both economy and premium cabins. Also see Qatar flys to Phuket would this be a better option.
Many many thanks