I spent a week in Bangkok before moving onto Phuket. Bangkok was my first destination and arrival point into Southeast Asia. Over the week, I compiled a list of tips to see Bangkok in luxury while taking in the culture & avoiding scams. This is easier said than done!
The JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is a decent hotel for Phuket. In my opinion, this is a 4 star hotel on a 5 star property in a 1 star location. In this post, I review the property with specific details for the one bedroom suite with jacuzzi and patio that I stayed in during my trip. I ended up leaving Phuket early and going to Singapore as there is. quite. literally. nothing. to. do. that is less than an hour or 90 minutes from the resort. That said, they do have quite a collection of restaurants and other options to choose from. After the first couple of nights, it’s bland and boring and very expensive for Thailand. Be sure to check out my Singapore travel guide.