Thailand Phuket Sandbox

49 Phuket Sandbox Hotels (2022 Updated) | Time to Rediscover Thailanda

 

The Test & Go Program was short lived (only 2 full months) and has been shut down for the time being because of the Omicron Variant. Lucky, the 7 days Sandbox Program has been extended from Phuket, Khao Kak, Koh Samui to other provinces in Thailand. Phuket Sandbox Hotels is one of the new destination added to the list as well!

Time for  the amazing beaches of Thailand! Taking into consideration the low numbers of arrivals, you will probably have a whole beach only for you and your family!

Till now the quarantine was up to 14 days (modified several times in the past months depending on the country and covid vaccination type! The Sandbox program quarantine is only 7 days and you are free to roam on the island without any restrictions!

Before boarding on a plane to Thailand we need to: 

✅ You need to book a SHA Plus hotel for the first night
✅ You need to book a hotel limousine to take you to the hotel or place of testing
✅ You will be given a RT-PCR test
✅ You must stay in your room the first night while waiting for your results
✅ If your results are negative, you can then checkout in the morning and travel where you like

What is an SHA plus hotel?

SHA is a certificate given by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to hotels and services that meet pandemic-level safety and health standards. … Being a SHA+ hotel means more than 70 percent of the staff is fully vaccinated and that no unvaccinated staffers are allowed to have close contact with guests

What is the difference between SHA and SHA plus?

The ‘SHA’ logo certifies that venues and businesses have public health measures in place for COVID-19, while the ‘Plus’ sign confirms that more than 70% of employees in the organisation are fully vaccinated under the Bangkok vaccination programme.

Is alcohol allowed in ASQ hotels?

When you stay at the Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ), the Property will not be providing alcohol to your room. in addition to that, you will not be allowed to bring with you alcoholic beverages from Outside.

How to Flight to Phuket  Sandbox

Phuket Flights : You must book a direct flight from Europe/USA/Africa to Phuket without a transit to Bangkok.

Example: Qatar Airways from Frankfurt to Phuket (via Doha) and landing straight in Phuket.

For best flights deals  check directly on Qatar Airways of Kiwi.com

Pre-Arrival Requirements according to TATNEWS.ORG

 

All eligible travellers travelling from the eligible countries must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

  • A Thailand Pass, which can be applied via https://tp.consular.go.th/.
  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
    • Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents with a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling, are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result and can have a saliva test when entering the Kingdom.
    • For arrivals by water, everyone on board the vessels must have a medical certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected within the officially specified time frame. Anyone on board with a history of COVID-19 infection within a period between 14-90 days must have a medical certificate of recovery. *We will provide an update on this as soon as the official information becomes available.
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000.
    • Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.
  • A confirmed payment for at least a 7-day stay at an approved accommodation; such as, a SHA++ hotel, within either Krabi, Phang-Nga, Phuket, or Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao). They must also have proof of a confirmed payment for 2 RT-PCR tests, which can be reserved via www.thailandpsas.com (2,100 Baht per 1 test, or totalling 4,200 Baht for 2 tests).
  • A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination/Recovery
    • Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.
    • Travellers 12-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.
    • Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, are exempt from this requirement.
    • For arrivals by water, everyone on board must be fully vaccinated. This is except for travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians. *We will provide an update on this as soon as the official information becomes available.
    • Travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have recovered by medical treatment and travellers who have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine after post-infection must have a certificate of COVID-19 recovery.

All travellers must undergo ‘exit screening’ at the point of departure, i.e., at the airline check-in counter and present the required documents to the person-in-charge to carry out the checks.

For complete information before and after your arrival in Thailand please check the official information on https://www.tatnews.org/.

We have created for you a hotel list for the best hotels which are under the Sandbox in Phuket!

 

1. Island Escape by Burasari – SHA Extra Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Island Escape by Burasari - SHA Extra Plus
Island Escape by Burasari – SHA Extra Plus

Island Escape by Burasari – SHA Extra Plus has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Phuket Town. This 5-star resort offers a private beach area, a kids’ club and free WiFi. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

The resort will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a bidet. Selected rooms also feature a kitchenette with an oven and a stovetop. At Island Escape by Burasari the rooms come with bed linen and towels.

à la carte and American breakfast options are available each morning at the accommodation.

Video Review of Island Escape by Burasari

What other tourists are saying about Island Escape by Burasari – SHA Extra Plus, a SHA Plus Hotels in Phuket:

We stayed in a two-bedroom pool villa sea view room, and we are thankful to K.Ae (Resort Manager). Everyone at the front desk and room service was excellent, especially Khun Ma, who was really friendly and ready to help us.

Every aspect of the resort is filled with positive energy. From the view to the bed, everything was fantastic!

Where to book online Island Escape by Burasari – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

2. Blu Monkey Hub and Hotel Phuket – SHA Extra Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Blu Monkey Hub and Hotel Phuket - SHA Extra Plus
Blu Monkey Hub and Hotel Phuket – SHA Extra Plus

Less than 1 km from Old Phuket Town, Blu Monkey Hub and Hotel Phuket – SHA Extra Plus is situated in Phuket Town and features free WiFi, express check-in and check-out and concierge services. Boasting a tour desk, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. An outdoor swimming pool, an in-house snack bar and shared lounge are available.

At the hotel the rooms have air conditioning, a desk, a balcony with a city view, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, bed linen and towels. All rooms in Blu Monkey Hub and Hotel Phuket are fitted with a hairdryer and an iPod docking station.

A continental breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation.

What other tourists are saying about Blu Monkey Hub and Hotel Phuket – SHA Extra Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

Stayed in the Blu Monkey for 1N whilst in Phuket City.

The location is very good – central to the wider city. The price was competitive.

The staff were friendly.

I’ve marked it as 3*s rather than 4*s as my room felt quite dark. The black walls, flooring and furniture don’t help the rather insufficient artificial light. So, good for somewhere to stop over whilst in the city but wouldn’t stay for a longer period

Where to book online Blu Monkey Hub and Hotel Phuket – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

2. The Palms Residence – SHA Plus 2* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

The Palms Residence – SHA Plus is a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. It boasts a rooftop swimming pool for relaxation. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the entire residence.

Patong Beach and Rawai Beach are a 20-minute ride from The Palms. Promthep Cape is a 25-minute ride away. Central Phuket Festival Shopping Centre is just a 5-minute walk from the property.

Rooms at the residence have air conditioning, a cable flat-screen TV and a refrigerator. Each room features an en suite bathroom and a private balcony.

What other tourists are saying about The Palms Residence – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

Great for the price . And a good night’s sleep .close to the park and local . Great infinity pool .and serviced every day very clean rooms maids know their jobs and do it well .good if on business. Everything you need. Spacious rooms good air conditioning.

Where to book online The Palms Residence – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

3. Hop Inn Phuket – SHA Plus 2* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Hop Inn Phuket - SHA Plus
Hop Inn Phuket – SHA Plus

Situated in Phuket Town, 3.4 km from Old Phuket Town, Hop Inn Phuket – SHA Plus features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is set 3.4 km from Thai Hua Museum, 3.5 km from Chinpracha House and 4 km from Robinson Ocean Phuket. Every room includes a balcony.

At the hotel, rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

What other tourists are saying about Hop Inn Phuket – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

This is good of budget hotel so value of money hotel good service the staff very help full. We had problem with my booking and the room had problem air-condition so the staff are good with handle and Profesional thankful 🙏 with good service❤!

Where to book online Hop Inn Phuket – SHA Plus, Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

4. The Topaz Residence SHA Plus 2* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

The Topaz Residence SHA Plus
The Topaz Residence SHA Plus

The Topaz Residence SHA Plus offers comfortable rooms with air conditioning. Offering on-site parking, it is 1.9 km from Central Festival Shopping Mall. Other facilities available include a mini-mart.

The Topaz Residence SHA Plus is 3.8 km from Rassada Pier and 9.6 km from Royal Phuket Marina. Phuket Airport is located 27 km away.

Rooms here feature a private balcony, a flat-screen cable TV and a refrigerator. An en suite bathroom comes with shower facilities.

What other tourists are saying about The Topaz Residence SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

The Topaz Residence, really nice place, it is located in easy neighborhood, you won’t meet many other travelers around here, meaning that you can see Thai people living their normal life.
As for the apartment, it is a 6 stories fairly new building with friendly staff, elevator, AC, bathroom, wifi, cable TV.

It is around 1 km from city center when you can take tuk tuk to travel cheap. Near you can find local market ” Rimpa Market ” with everything you want including all sorts of bugs and seafood. There is one place selling bbq meat runned by Thai – Poland couple, we really really recommend them 😉

Where to book online The Topaz Residence SHA Plus, Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

5. Hop Inn Phuket Old Town 2* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Hop Inn Phuket Old Town
Hop Inn Phuket Old Town

Located in Phuket Town, 300 m from Chinpracha House, Hop Inn Phuket Old Town provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is around 600 m from Thai Hua Museum, 800 m from Old Phuket Town and 2.4 km from Central Festival Phuket. Rooms are fitted with a balcony.

At the hotel, each room is equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

What other tourists are saying about Hop Inn Phuket Old Town, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

Great location if you want to explore Phuket old town, also close to central festival and other shopping locations. Also close to 7-eleven and family mart. Both just a short walk away.
Rooms are basic but very clean and comfortable.

Very comfortable bed. Nice power shower, and a small balcony for airing out the room.
Rooms are small, but when you need a hotel just to sleep in, then this one is perfect. The rest of the time we were out and about in the city.

Also has a large parking area, if you need that sort of thing.

Where to book online Hop Inn Phuket Old Town: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

6. Ibis Styles Phuket City – SHA Plus 3* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Boasting a garden and views of city, Ibis Styles Phuket City – SHA Plus is situated in Phuket Town, 1.5 km from Old Phuket Town. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a business centre, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has family rooms.

All rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. The units will provide guests with a desk and a kettle.

Guests at Ibis Styles Phuket City – SHA Plus can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Video Review of Ibis Styles Phuket City

What other tourists are saying about Ibis Styles Phuket City – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

I got a room in 3rd fl. It is a decorated clean small room. There are some change due to COVID e.g. coffee, tea and drinking water are free on request, which is good for reducing west. The cups were change to paper cup, I still Ok with the normal cup.

Water pressure and temperature control are the best. Water pressure was highest I ever seen.

Air condition control got 5 Celsius offsets. Wifi was usable, there are some weak sport for cell phone and the speed was just Ok.

Overall it is a good place of short stay.

Where to book online Ibis Styles Phuket City – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

7. The Memory at On On Hotel – SHA Extra Plus 3* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Located in the heart of Phuket Old Town, The Memory at On On Hotel provides comfortable private rooms with free WiFi. It features a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk as well.

The Memory at On On Hotel is located 5 km away from Central Festival Phuket Shopping Mall. Patong Beach is a 20-minute drive away, while Phuket International Airport can be reached within a 30-minute drive from the hotel.

The rooms are provided with cable TV and an en suite bathroom.

A range of local and international restaurants are located within a 5-minute walk away.

What other tourists are saying about The Memory at On On Hotel – SHA Extra Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

The hotel is located in a beautiful old house in the Old Town of Phuket.
It is within walking distance from the Sunday Street Market where you can find many options for eating and buying souvenirs.

The rooms are OK and well kept but they don’t provide any restaurant services or breakfast.

Where to book online The Memory at On On Hotel – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

8. Peranakan House – SHA Plus 3* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Boasting a bar, Peranakan House – SHA Plus is set in Phuket Town in the Phuket Province region, 2.5 km from Chinpracha House and 3.4 km from Thai Hua Museum. This 3-star hotel offers room service and a kids’ club. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk.

All guest rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, slippers and a hairdryer. Peranakan House – SHA Plus features some units that feature a balcony, and the rooms include a kettle. At the accommodation all rooms have bed linen and towels.

Peranakan House – SHA Plus offers a sun terrace.

What other tourists are saying about Peranakan House – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

Great location just a short walk from the Phuket Central shopping complex with all the food choices you could want. Yes there is traffic noise in your room but that is to be expected in Asia.

Where to book online Peranakan House – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

9. Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel – SHA Plus 3* – Phuket Sandbox Hotel

Phuket Sandbox Hotel
Phuket Sandbox Hotel

Housed in a charming colonial building, a stroll from Phuket Old Town, Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel – SHA Plus offers beautiful boutique accommodation with private balcony and views. It features a garden, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel.

Hotel Casa Blanca Boutique is only a 10-minute walk from the bus station, while Patong Beach is within a 30-minute drive of the hotel. It takes 45 minutes by car from the hotel to Phuket Airport.

Fitted with wood flooring, rooms feature air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a minibar. They all come with a modern en suite bathroom. Some rooms have a living room and a kitchenette.

What other tourists are saying about Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

The room was nicely decorated with a balcony overlooking the street. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The welcome drink was served in your room, which was a nice change and avoids that awkward must drink this now moment in reception! The location is great. We only stayed one night in the Casa Blanca but we really enjoyed it and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it if you’re in Phuket Town

Where to book online Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

10. O’nya Phuket Hotel – SHA Extra Plus 3* – Phuket Sandbox Hotel

Phuket Sandbox Hotel
Phuket Sandbox Hotel

Along a bustling street 7 km from the Phuket Bus Terminal 2, this retro budget hotel with colonial design touches is 4 km from the Phuket Sunday Night Market, and 12 km from cafes and bars

along sandy Patong Beach.

Airy rooms with white hues, hardwood floors and stained-glass windows feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making equipment, desks and safe deposit boxes; some include balconies with neighborhood views.

Continental breakfast, snacks and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include a sidewalk terrace and a guest lounge.

What other tourists are saying about O’nya Phuket Hotel – SHA Extra Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel decor is charming. Our room was both comfortable and clean. There was lots of cupboard space and the suitcase rack was big enough to accommodate two suitcases. The bathroom was clean (shower water pressure and temperature was a little temperamental) Breakfast offers a mix of croissants, muffins and dimsum. I would love to stay here again

Where to book online O’nya Phuket Hotel – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

11. Ritsurin Boutique Hotel – SHA Plus 3* – Phuket Sandbox Hotel

Ritsurin Boutique Hotel - SHA Plus
Ritsurin Boutique Hotel – SHA Plus

Located in Phuket Town, within 600 m of Thai Hua Museum and 700 m of Chinpracha House, Ritsurin Boutique Hotel – SHA Plus provides accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. This 3-star hotel offers a tour desk and luggage storage space. The property is allergy-free and is set less than 1 km from Old Phuket Town.

At the hotel every room is equipped with air conditioning, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, towels and a balcony with a city view. All units include a safety deposit box.

Guests at Ritsurin Boutique Hotel – SHA Plus will be able to enjoy activities in and around Phuket Town, like cycling.

Video Review of Ritsurin Boutique Hotel

What other tourists are saying about Ritsurin Boutique Hotel – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

The location near Phuket old town road and easily walk through many places of popular restaurant, street food, weekend night market. The hotel and room have cleanliness, new and affordable price. The host reception has welcome and friendly. They also have provide rental motorcycle and tour package. Even there is no breakfast but 24 hrs. available for small corner of tea coffee and cookies for free.

Where to book online Ritsurin Boutique Hotel – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

12. Phuket Nonnita Boutique Resort – SHA Plus 3* – Phuket Sandbox Hotel

Phuket Nonnita Boutique Resort - SHA Plus
Phuket Nonnita Boutique Resort – SHA Plus

Located in Vichit, only a 9-minute drive from Central Festival Phuket, Phuket Nonnita Resort has free bikes and a terrace. Free WiFi is provided. KING POWER Phuket is a 4-minute drive from your property, while Thai Boxing Arena is a 13-minute drive away.

Rooms feature colourful painted walls and comes with air conditioning and feature a LCD TV and a fridge. The en suite bathroom is equipped with a shower.

A complimentary welcome drink and an afternoon cooking class for 3 recipes is provided to guests. The resort also provides a round trip transfer to the night market on Saturday and Sunday free of charge.

What other tourists are saying about Phuket Nonnita Boutique Resort – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

This place is an experience like no other, Judy and Jo are wonderful hosts, and really took care as we had a family reunion from Dec 27- Jan 2. The rooms, the pool, the main gathering area, the breakfast, everything was great. It’s a quaint, somewhat rustic location, yet very relaxing. If you are looking for a big group stay, this is your perfect spot. Next time we are in Phuket, we will stay here.

Where to book online Phuket Nonnita Boutique Resort – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

13. The Besavana Phuket – SHA Extra Plus 3* – Phuket Sandbox Hotel

The Besavana Phuket
The Besavana Phuket

Surrounded by shops and cafes, this casual hotel with a chic vibe is a 4-minute walk from guided tours at the Chinpracha House and a 10-minute walk from 3-D art displays at the quirky.

Phuket Trickeye Museum. Phuket International Airport is 33 km away.

Featuring tile floors and wood furnishings, the warmly decorated rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges, as well as balconies, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Amenities consist of a garden, an outdoor pool, and a sundeck with sun loungers. An airport shuttle and parking are available.

What other tourists are saying about The Besavana Phuket – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

Very nice & clean boutique hotel located a few steps off a little alley (so away from street noises) and literally one minute away from the center of Phuket Town old town. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Nicely furnished bedrooms (comfiest beds I’ve slept in in Phuket !) and good wifi in the rooms. Nice swimming pool, ideal for a little swim after a long day.

Very reasonable prices, hence I totally recommend staying here instead of Patong beach or Kamala, especially if you’ve got a car or a motorbike to move around. I’ll definitely come back!

Where to book online The Besavana Phuket – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

14. EcoLoft Hotel – SHA Plus 3* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Set in Phuket Town, less than 1 km from Old Phuket Town, EcoLoft Hotel – SHA Plus offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking and a shared lounge. This 3-star hotel offers a tour desk and luggage storage space. The property features city views, a sun terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.

The units at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. EcoLoft Hotel – SHA Plus provides certain units that feature a balcony, and all rooms include a kettle. At the accommodation all rooms come with bed linen and towels.

What other tourists are saying about EcoLoft Hotel – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

Visited here in the early days when Phuket sandbox program started. I booked here two weeks because this hotel was only which answered my to my many questions when applying COE in my home country (Finland). I had before cancelled two other sha+ hotel bookings because they didn’t’ answer my questions.

But in Ecoloft they really knew how the process works and I could get COE and have great holiday with my girlfriend. Good location and excellent service from the staff. All have been very helpful. Special thanks to Athip. Without him, I never would got the COE. I recommend!

Where to book online EcoLoft Hotel – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

15. Xinlor House – SHA Plus 3* – Thailand Phuket Sandbox

Thailand Phuket Sandbox
Thailand Phuket Sandbox

600 m from Old Phuket Town, Xinlor House – SHA Plus is located in Phuket Town and provides free WiFi and a tour desk. The property is around 2.6 km from Saphan Hin Mining Monument, 3.2 km from Central Festival Phuket and 3.8 km from Chao Fah Variety Market. Certain rooms at the property include a balcony with a garden view.

All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a bidet and slippers, all units at Xinlor House – SHA Plus have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and selected rooms include a seating area. At the accommodation every room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

Video Review of Xinlor House

What other tourists are saying about Xinlor House – SHA Plus , a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

I was here for sandbox for 10 days. The room is fantastic, the staffs are friendly.

The location is right in the centre,you can walk to explore the phuket old town. I had the wonderful time here. A lot of café around.

The best place in Phuket old town ,I’d recommend

Where to book online Xinlor House – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

17. Chino Town Gallery Alley – SHA Plus 3* – Thailand Phuket Sandbox

Thailand Phuket Sandbox
Thailand Phuket Sandbox

Situated in the Old Phuket Town area, Chino Town Gallery Guesthouse is a 20 m walk from Taihua Museum. Highlights of this guest house include wall paintings of famous Chino-Portuguese buildings, a collection of antique cameras and artworks scattered throughout the property. Free WiFi access is available.

The centre of the building has a small garden where guests can enjoy a quiet a reading area and drink a tea or coffee. Bicycle rental, laundry services and tour information can be arranged. Free public parking is available nearby.

Equipped with either an air-conditioning unit or a fan, guests can choose from a private or a shared room. Towels and free toiletries are provided for both private and shared bathrooms. Some rooms also include a sofa seating area and a balcony.

What other tourists are saying about Chino Town Gallery Alley – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

Very comfortable SHA+ hotel for budget Sandboxer like me
– Ms. Fay the Manager is very responsive, perfect English (of course), making sure you get all your documents well. I directly booked with her without external site
– This branch is in a little alley BUT it’s a smack-downtown Phuket Town!
– Phuket Walking Street Night Market 2 mins walk. Long streets of Instagramable Sino Portuguese shophouses in Thanon Thalang & Thanon Phang Nga: 2-3 mins walk (literally next junction). Cafes, restaurants, daily shops, all super convenient!

– Everything else in Phuket Town is within walking distance. From Michelin Roti Taew Nam, regular local food court (the uncle knew my usual custom fried rice order), to upper end Japanese restaurants for example.
– Bed: clean. If you were like me, the bed was the perfect softness/hardness. Something about a renovated historic building too that makes you sleep till noon.

– Overall room: clean. Perfectly functioning room. The decorations and classic Sino-Portuguese architecture were just icing on the cake for me 🙂
– With the declining tourism, I was the only guest after my 3rd day there. Enjoyed the quietness of the town because of this.
– Good price for airport transfer as well

Where to book online Chino Town Gallery Alley – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

18. Kantary Bay Hotel Phuket – SHA Plus Certified 3* – Thailand Phuket Sandbox

Thailand Phuket Sandbox
Thailand Phuket Sandbox

The charming Kantary Bay is a beach-front hotel, 15 minutes away from Phuket town. It combines traditional Thai features with modern design and offers a roof-top pool with panoramic views over the Andaman Sea.

The guest rooms of the hotel have private balconies and are air conditioned. They feature a large living area with TV and include kitchenettes equipped with cooking facilities. The private bathrooms offer a selection of bathroom amenities.

International cuisine and an assortment of freshly prepared Thai dishes are served at the restaurant of the Kantary Bay Hotel.

What other tourists are saying about Kantary Bay Hotel Phuket – SHA Plus Certified, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

Excellent service, clean rooms and an always smiling staff. I’m quite sure we’ll come back here soon. It was our first time in Phuket and we could not found better place to stay than this Hotel! The Phuket Aquarium is so close you can go there on foot.

Every evening/night there are food trucks at the Viewpoint in case you’d taste the Thai Street food. So all in all it was one of our best holidays!

Where to book online Kantary Bay Hotel Phuket – SHA Plus Certified: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

19. HOMA – SHA Plus 3* – Thailand Phuket Sandbox

Thailand Phuket Sandbox
Thailand Phuket Sandbox

Located in Phuket Town, 2.6 km from Chinpracha House, HOMA – SHA Plus provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Among the various facilities are a bar, a shared lounge, as well as a garden. There is a hot tub, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.

All units in the hotel are equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kitchen, a dining area, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet and free toiletries. HOMA – SHA Plus features certain units that include a balcony, and the rooms have a kettle. At the accommodation every room is fitted with bed linen and towels.

Guests at HOMA – SHA Plus can enjoy a continental or a à la carte breakfast.

What other tourists are saying about HOMA – SHA Plus, a SHA Plus Hotel in Phuket:

Staff very nice and kind. Feel like a home. The location itself is great as its not far away from Bangkok Phuket Hospital, Vachira Phuket Hospital, Mission Hospital, Central Festival, Big C Supermarket, Tesco Lotus, also easily to go Phuket Town.

Where to book online HOMA – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

20. X10 Seaview Suites at Panwa Beach – SHA Plus 4* – Thailand Phuket Sandbox

X10 Seaview Suites at Panwa Beach - SHA Plus
X10 Seaview Suites at Panwa Beach – SHA Plus

Overlooking Ao Yon Bay, X10 Suites offers luxurious suites with a balcony and sea views. The communal outdoor pool is steps away from the beach and there is also a fitness room. Free WiFi access is available.

The spacious suites provide a living area with a flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning and a sofa seating area. Complete with a dining table and outdoor furniture, the kitchen includes a stovetop and a refrigerator. Guests can enjoy a soak in the bathtub and the en suite bathroom also comes with a shower. Extras include free toiletries, a hairdryer and an in-room safe.

Video Review of X10 Seaview Suites

What other tourists are saying about X10 Seaview Suites at Panwa Beach in Phuket:

A very stylish small boutique apartment hotel.. self catering with everything covered including a gym, laundry and a 7-11 nearby. Well appointed accommodation with fully furnished kitchen with crockery, pans and cutlery they even provide the basics of cooking oil salt and pepper
Lovely Infinity pool all sitting on a virtually deserted beach with superb sunsets on the terrace.. we loved it

In fact probably too much since we inadvertently left my Panama Hat and a pair of Oakley sunglasses…. Eugene if you found them in reception please make sure they go to a good home!

Where to book online X10 Seaview Suites at Panwa Beach: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

21. The Gallery Hotel Nai Harn – SHA Plus 4* – Thailand Phuket Sandbox

Thailand Phuket Sandbox
Thailand Phuket Sandbox

Located in Nai Harn Beach, 800 m from Nai Harn Beach, The Gallery Hotel Nai Harn – SHA Plus provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has lake views, and guests can enjoy access to a shared lounge and to a garden. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

All units at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. The Gallery Hotel Nai Harn features certain units with mountain views, and every room is fitted with a patio. The units will provide guests with a desk and a kettle.

What other tourists are saying about The Gallery Hotel Nai Harn – SHA Plus in Phuket:

My wife and I loved our recent four week stay at The Gallery. This new hotel is very professionally managed. There are two beautiful swimming pools. The maids keep everything exceptionally clean at all times.

The location is superb: just across the street from the head of the lake and only a few hundred meters from gorgeous Nai Harn Beach. We joined the local residents and tourists running (we actually walked) laps around the lake every morning.

It all made for a lovely vacation, but the best aspect of our stay was the front desk personnel. They really went out of their way to help us enjoy our trip. They even took my wife shopping on their day off. We’ll definitely be back!

Where to book online The Gallery Hotel Nai Harn – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

22. Thanyapura Sports & Health Resort – SHA Plus 4* – Phuket Sandbox Packages

Thanyapura Sports & Health Resort
Thanyapura Sports & Health Resort

Offering a wide range of sport training and wellness course, Thanyapura Sports & Health Resort features an 50 m long swimming pool and offers free daily shuttle services to nearest stunning beaches in the area. This property is located next to UWC Thailand International School and the Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club. During the stay, guests have access to free WiFi.

Thanyapura Sports & Health Resort is a 15-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Phuket City Centre is approximately a 25-minute ride away.

Tea/coffee makers and minibars are provided in all rooms. Safety deposit boxes are included. Both hot and cold shower facilities are available in an en suite bathroom.

What other tourists are saying about Thanyapura Sports & Health Resort – SHA Plus Hotels in Phuket:

Want to be very fair. The breakfast and general food situation amazing. Quality and healthy. The front desk staff. Great. So helpful. The rooms are good. Clean. Had some AC issues. Would say 3.5 star room in general. The wellness nutritionist amazing. The dr and the blood test review amazing. The facilities. All of them. Amazing.

Here is why I would rate perhaps Overall 3.5 stars. New ownership. Everyone is leaving. That nutritionist ? Left. Front desk staff ? Left. The wellness review great but then the cost monthly for supplements way too high. Facilities great but the classes are occupied by all local members and you simply feel they don’t want you there. Instructors are all just ok. I stayed two weeks. Definitely got a lot out of it. Hope this review helps.

Where to book online The Gallery Hotel Nai Harn – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

23. 8IK88 Resort – SHA Extra Plus – SHA Plus 4* – Phuket Sandbox Packages

8IK88 Resort - SHA Extra Plus
8IK88 Resort – SHA Extra Plus

Located in Por Bay, 7 km from Bang Rong Pier, 8IK88 Resort – SHA Extra Plus provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. With free WiFi, this 4-star resort offers a private beach area and room service. The property offers car hire and features a garden and terrace.

Every room is equipped with a kettle, while selected rooms include a balcony and others also provide guests with sea views. All units will provide guests with a fridge.

Guests at the resort can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.

What other tourists are saying about 8IK88 Resort – SHA Extra Plus in Phuket:

Staff is great 😃👍🏼 they help you with everything you need. Place is located very nice quiet place near the sea. Breakfast is good. Room was big and nice and clean. Most I liked the mornings, when you wake up and open doors and you can just enjoy the sunlight . Food is very good and quality. We ate every evening there. We rent scooter and ride over Phuket and visited ten different Beaches.

Where to book online 8IK88 Resort – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

24. Kamala Resotel, SHA Plus 4* – Phuket Sandbox Packages

Phuket Sandbox Packages
Phuket Sandbox Packages

Set in Kamala Beach, 350 m from Kamala Beach, Kamala Resotel, SHA Plus offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a shared lounge and to a garden. Some units at the property include a patio with a mountain view.

At the hotel all rooms have air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet, bathrobes and slippers. All rooms are fitted with a kettle, while selected rooms also offer a kitchen with a microwave, a stovetop and a toaster. All guest rooms feature a desk.

Kamala Resotel, SHA Plus offers a buffet or American breakfast.

What other tourists are saying about Kamala Resotel in Phuket:

Amazing hotel! Extremely clean, very friendly staff, incredible rooftop infinity pool and outstanding breakfast included. I would highly recommend this hotel, and if you’re coming in on the Phuket Sandbox, it would be a great hotel for you.

Where to book online Kamala Resotel: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

25. The Village Resort & Spa – SHA Plus 4* – Phuket Sandbox Packages

Phuket Sandbox Packages
Phuket Sandbox Packages

A mere 5-minute walk from peaceful Karon Beach, The Village Resort & Spa offers spacious villas with a private terrace. The resort features an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar.

Villas lie amidst lush greenery and include a separate living room. They are equipped with cable TV, a DVD player and a minibar. En suite bathrooms come with a stone bathtub and toiletries.

Guests can relax with a massage at The Royal Spa, or get a touch of culture in a Thai cooking class. The Village Resort also offers a hot tub with mountain views, a library and a tour desk.

The Tamnak Bhalchandra serves local Thai cuisine, while the pool bar offers light snacks and tropical cocktails on its elegant terrace.

Video Review of The village Resort & spa Phuket

What other tourists are saying about The Village Resort & Spa – SHA Plus in Phuket:

Due my husband’s knee injury we changed our hotel to The Village resort being nearer Karon and on one level . We were delighted with this hotel having spent many holidays in Thailand this hotel exceeded our expectations. Our villa room was comfortable and spacious in thai in design, roomy bathroom and lovely sit out terrace.

Pool area wonderful plenty of sun loungers. Pool bar good and food delicious around the pool. Good breakfast with lots of choice, staff very attentive making sure tea and coffee topped up. Kerby from the Philippines was extremely pleasant and professional always smiling and helpful. We had a wonderful holiday thank you to all the staff your the best. Hope to be back next year.

Where to book online The Village Resort & Spa – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

26. OZO Phuket – SHA Plus 4* – Phuket Sandbox Hotel

Phuket Sandbox Hotel
Phuket Sandbox Hotel

Set in Kata Beach, 250 m from Kata Beach, OZO Phuket – SHA Plus offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Among the various facilities are a bar, a shared lounge, as well as a garden. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, an ATM and currency exchange for guests.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. The rooms have a safety deposit box, while selected rooms also offer a balcony and others also have pool views. At the hotel all rooms have bed linen and towels.

Guests at OZO Phuket – SHA Plus can enjoy a continental or a à la carte breakfast.

What other tourists are saying about OZO Phuket – SHA Plus in Phuket:

Great hotel for kids, the waterslide keeps the kids entertained all day while you lay by the pool. Staff go out of their way to accommodate, they make the whole PCR testing easy and smooth and nothing is too much trouble. Beach is 100m walk and the first restaurant as you walk out back date makes great food. Breakfast has lots of choices. Rooms are very new and clean.

Only negative I booked a two bedroom family deluxe and from the pictures it looked like an apartment but is two rooms joined together. Might be cheaper to book one bedroom if travelling with kids. I would definitely come back to this hotel and Kata beach my new favourite place in Phuket.

Where to book online OZO Phuket – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

27. LIV Hotel Phuket Patong Beachfront – SHA Plus 4* – Patong Sandbox Hotels

Patong Sandbox Hotels
Patong Sandbox Hotels

Situated in Patong Beach, LIV Hotel Phuket Patong Beachfront – SHA Plus offers beachfront accommodation a few steps from Patong Beach and features various facilities, such as a restaurant, a bar and a garden. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle. Complete with a private bathroom fitted with a shower and bathrobes, all rooms at LIV Hotel Phuket Patong Beachfront have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms have a balcony. At the accommodation the rooms include bed linen and towels.

Guests at LIV Hotel Phuket Patong Beachfront – SHA Plus can enjoy a continental breakfast.

What other tourists are saying about LIV Hotel Phuket Patong Beachfront – SHA Plus in Phuket:

Distinguished four stars resort that puts their outstanding signature of beautiful rooms with a splendid service from local people to present the gratitude and kindness to outsiders throughout the hygiene and sustainable way of living while strolling on Patong beach. More important, it comes with a very reasonable prices in the period of New Normal

“Plenty of activities on the Patong beach, snapshot with happiness and comfort.

Where to book online LIV Hotel Phuket Patong Beachfront – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com.

 

28. Aurico Kata Resort & Spa – SHA Plus 4* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Aurico Kata Resort & Spa - SHA Plus
Aurico Kata Resort & Spa – SHA Plus

Aurico Kata Resort & Spa – SHA Plus features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Kata Beach. Among the facilities at this property are a kids’ club and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

At the resort every room is equipped with air conditioning, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, towels and a balcony with pool view. Each room has a kettle, while selected rooms include a kitchen with a microwave, a fridge and a stovetop. All units include a safety deposit box.

A continental breakfast is available daily at Aurico Kata Resort & Spa – SHA Plus.

Video Review of Aurico Kata Resort & Spa

What other tourists are saying about Aurico Kata Resort & Spa – SHA Plus in Phuket:

Located between Kata Beach (15 min walk) and Karon beach (20min walk), this hotel is new. Large rooms with view on the pool, the bed is firm and comfortable. The breakfast offers a large choice of dishes salted or sweet. The gym has good equipment. Large choice of restaurants at walking distance

Where to book online Aurico Kata Resort & Spa – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

29. Phuket Pool Residence – SHA Plus 4* – Phuket Sandbox Villas

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Pool Residence is located within a 10-minute walk from the gorgeous Rawai Beach. It offers modern villas with a private pool and free fiber optic WiFi. Free private parking is available.

The hotel is 2 km from Elephant Trekking. It is a 45-minute drive from Phuket International Airport.

Private villas at Phuket Pool Residence are furnished with stylish décor. Each room comes with air-conditioning, a TV and a safety deposit box. A pantry area and an en suite bathroom are included.

What other tourists are saying about Phuket Pool Residence – SHA Plus in Phuket:

We’ve just spent three days at the Phuket Pool Residence and could not be happier with the experience. The host is fantastic and gives lots of great tips about the area and what to see, the cleanliness of the villa is also faultless. Our villa had a big bedroom, bathroom and kitchen along with a walk in wardrobe! An iron and hair dryer are provided as are shampoo and soap. Breakfast is available as an add on for 300 bahts per person per day. Really good value I’d say, you pick what you want the day before and it’s delivered at the time you choose.

The only issue is location, if you are fit and able then you’ll have no issues walking or cycling (plenty of bars/cafes for pit stops!) but if you are travelling with someone with limited mobility then you will need to account for either renting a car or getting taxis – or just enjoy a gorgeous peaceful retreat! Overall great value for money and I wish I could have stayed longer.

Where to book online Phuket Pool Residence – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

30. Pacific Club Resort – SHA Extra Plus 4* – Phuket Sandbox Resorts

Pacific Club Resort - SHA Extra Plus
Pacific Club Resort – SHA Extra Plus

Perched upon a hilltop and only a 10-minute walk from Karon Beach, the uniquely-designed boutique Pacific Club Resort – SHA Extra Plus offers spectacular views and spacious accommodation with private balcony. Free WiFi is accessible in the entire premises.

Pacific Club Resort – SHA Extra Plus is a 10-minute drive to Patong Beach and a 5-minute drive to Kata Beach. Phuket International Airport is a 1-hr drive away.

Featuring Tuscan Travertine bathrooms made with real travertine and granite, all rooms come with air-conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV and a safety deposit box. The property has an electronic locking system for guests’ safety. Select rooms have well-equipped kitchenettes and private living and dining areas.

What other tourists are saying about Pacific Club Resort – SHA Extra Plus in Phuket:

I booked one night at Pacific club as part of the Thai government’s COVID quarantine programme. The front desk staff spent a lot of time before and during my stay on the horrendous bureaucracy involved.

All staff were extremely polite and knowledgeable (unlike the Thai government and airport staff) and went above and beyond to assist me. Thank you so much Kaboom, Palm and Raids!

The hotel is exceptionally good value with facilities, service and rooms that would be expected in a hotel costing twice as much.

I highly recommend Pacific Club Resort and would definitely stay here again!

Where to book online Pacific Club Resort – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

31. Cassia Phuket – SHA Plus 4* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Cassia Phuket - SHA Plus
Cassia Phuket – SHA Plus

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, Cassia Phuket is located in Bang Tao Beach, 1 km from Xana Beach Club. The hotel has a sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

All suites come with a separate bedroom, living area and has a private balcony. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the utensils, perfect for indoor cooking. Hot shower facilities are included in the private bathroom.

Housekeeping services are provided once every two days. There is also free shuttle service within the area and a 24-hour front desk service.

What other tourists are saying about Cassia Phuket – SHA Plus in Phuket:

I spent a week at Cassia Phuket and the experience was amazing! They have everything you need right at the property, you really don’t have to leave unless you want to (or to go to the beach of course). Wifi was good, room was clean, modern and spacious, full-stocked kitchen, the service was quick, and breakfast was great!

They have a restaurant/bar, a 24 hr Mini Mart, transportation, several pools (all connected that run through the property), arcade games, pool/foosball tables, lot of room to chill out around the property and the sunset views are amazing. I would totally live here! Highly recommended.

Where to book online Cassia Phuket – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

32. Amatara Wellness Resort – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Amatara Wellness Resort offers luxurious accommodation, equipped with a private balcony, and free WiFi. Guests can indulge in spa treatments or relax by the pool deck. Guests enjoy complimentary services including selected minibar items, and selected number of laundry items.

The property is a 20-minute drive from the charming Phuket Town and a 1-hour drive from Phuket International Airport. Promthep Cape is 30 km away.

Offering suites and villas, each living unit at Amatara Wellness Resort is fully furnished with contemporary décor. Rooms feature a satellite TV with a wide selection of films and a safety deposit box. A bathtub and shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom.

What other tourists are saying about Amatara Wellness Resort – SHA Plus
in Phuket:

We spent one week in one of the spacious Ocean View Pool Villas and it was fantastic. However, some of their villas may not have complete privacy (e.g the one next to the Sun and Moon rooftop bar).

The staff are friendly, but need some more training in providing consistent service and information to their guests. This may seem to be a small thing but it definitely contribute to the guest experience.

Breakfast was good, there is a variety of food for you to enjoy during your stay. To add some excitement, the Thai local menu changes everyday while the western style menu remains fairly consistent.

Hotel grounds are well kept and beautiful and there is a small private beach (don’t expect much).

Where to book online Amatara Wellness Resort – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

33. Boutique Resort Private Pool Villa – SHA Plus 4* – Phuket Sandbox Villas

Boutique Resort Private Pool Villa
Boutique Resort Private Pool Villa

With pool views, Boutique Resort Private Pool Villa – SHA Plus is set in Ban Pa Khlok and has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, bar, garden, outdoor pool and children’s playground. The villa features both WiFi and private parking free of charge.

Each unit comes with a sofa, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a well-fitted kitchen with a dining area, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with bathrobes. A microwave, a fridge and oven are also featured, as well as a kettle.

A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Boutique Resort Private Pool Villa.

What other tourists are saying about Boutique Resort Private Pool Villa – SHA Plus in Phuket:

ARRIVAL
The booked SHA Plus Transfer from the hotel worked well. Check in was fast and after a long flight i was just happy to get to my villa.

ROOM/VILLA
So spacious. I booked a 1 bedroom Villa, But became a villa with 2 bedrooms. Large and comfortable living Room with a fully equipped kitchen and a large refrigerator and fridge. Well assorted minibar. Bedroom with a very comfortable double bed. Bathroom with bathtub and shower. I had a small issue with not having hot water but it was fixed immediately. Large terrace with table and 4 chairs, 2 sunbeds and a swimming pool (6 x 3 Meter). Villa was clean and terrace/garden well maintained.

SERVICE
All the staff were sweet, kind and friendly and very attentive. The very friendly italian manager is always around

FOOD
Not many guests in the hotel so no full breakfast buffet, but you could order eggs any style. Some fruit, cereals, coffee and tea- One morning the manager asked me if i missed something for breakfast. I said maybe some muesli and yogurt. Well next morning it was there. Perfect.

Where to book online Boutique Resort Private Pool Villa – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

32. Lady Naya Villas – SHA Extra Plus – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Villa

Lady Naya Villas – SHA Extra Plus has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and shared lounge in Rawai Beach. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has pool views, and guests can enjoy access to a garden and to a terrace. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and currency exchange for guests.

At the hotel rooms include air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kitchen, a dining area, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet, bathrobes and slippers. At Lady Naya Villas – SHA Extra Plus the rooms come with bed linen and towels.

A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation.

What other tourists are saying about Lady Naya Villas – SHA Extra Plus – SHA Plus Extra in Phuket:

Great holiday, Marissa and Andrew handle everything you need !
Specially during these “covid time”, I expect useful and accurate information from the hotel.
So did Marisa and Andrew ! Just phone them (or Whatsapp) and they will help you through the papers (COE, swab test, SHA+ taxi service…) needed to get there.

Where to book online Lady Naya Villas – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

34. Splash Beach Resort, Maikhao Phuket – SHA Extra Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Splash Beach Resort
Splash Beach Resort

Set in the peaceful Mai Khao Beach, Splash Beach Resort, Maikhao Phuket features functional and comfortable accommodation on the northwest coast of Phuket, stretching along 11 kilometres. Surrounded by spacious landscaped gardens, a range of on-site restaurants and bars and a large conference centre.

Featuring a variety of accommodations including rooms, suites, penthouses and villas, each modern unit offers free WiFi and views of tropical gardens, the pool or Andaman Sea. Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are provided. Selected rooms are fitted with a balcony and a kitchen.

Video Review of Splash Beach Resort

What other tourists are saying about Splash Beach Resort, Maikhao Phuket – SHA Plus in Phuket:

We had a wonderful stay in the 2-bedroom pool villa. The villa was clean, spacious and very elegant.

The resort is full of beautiful plants, trees and the atmosphere is so relaxing.

It’s just 1 minute walk to the beautiful Mai Khao beach.

I highly recommend this resort 🙂

Where to book online Splash Beach Resort, Maikhao Phuket: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

35. Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa – SHA Extra Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Set in a lively entertainment district, this upscale hotel surrounded by lush gardens is a 2-minute walk from Patong Beach and 3 km from Banzaan Fresh Market.

Featuring local art and ornate woodwork, the colorful rooms include tea and coffee makers and balconies with pool or garden views, minibars and free Wi-Fi. Plush upgraded rooms add living areas, and patios with direct pool access and/or whirlpool tubs; some have hot tubs.

In addition to an outdoor pool and a chic spa, amenities include a sleek restaurant, a chic snack bar and a juice bar, as well as a poolside sports bar. A breakfast buffet is available.

Video Review of Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa

What other tourists are saying about Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa in Phuket:

We had a nice stay in this hotel. It is situated near the beach and a lot if restaurants are in walking distance. We enjoyed a daily morning swim in the pool. The breakfast buffet was good, the coffee as well. We can recommend this hotel.

Where to book online Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

36. The Village Coconut Island Beach Resort – SHA Extra Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

The Village Coconut Island Beach Resort
The Village Coconut Island Beach Resort

The Village at Coconut Island is located on a private beach overlooking the stunning Phang Nga Bay. Just a 5-minute ride on the hotel’s boat service from Phuket Town, The Village offers a beach getaway from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.

Accommodation at The Village ranges from One and Two Bedroom Suites to villas ranging from two to five bedrooms. The spacious suites come with flat-screen TVs and well-equipped kitchenettes. Most rooms feature outdoor pools or hot tubs in private gardens.

Guests can enjoy some of the best water sports facilities in Phuket including hobby cats, topaz dinghies, paddle boards. Other activities include tennis, volleyball and mountain bikes, while Thai experiences like Muay Thai classes and Thai cookery classes can also be arranged. A fully-equipped gym is also available to help keep you active.

What other tourists are saying about The Village Coconut Island Beach Resort – SHA Extra Plus in Phuket:

The Village Coconut Island is the best resort I’ve stayed at. The staff are super friendly, service on-point, the resort is beautiful and quiet, and all in all the experience is luxurious. They provide a ferry for you from the Laem Hin Pier and even drop you off / on with a golf cart when you book excursions. The food is delicious and healthy and there are many options. All the staff speaks really good English and remember your name / orders.

Where to book online The Village Coconut Island Beach Resort – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

37. Zenseana Resort & Spa – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Zenseana Resort & Spa
Zenseana Resort & Spa

Located in Patong Beach, 400 m from Patong Beach, Zenseana Resort & Spa – SHA Plus provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel has a bar and a shared lounge. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. All units include a wardrobe.

Buffet and à la carte breakfast options are available daily at Zenseana Resort & Spa – SHA Plus.

What other tourists are saying about Zenseana Resort & Spa in Phuket:

Stayed for 2 nights as a couple. Very new hotel with brand new facilities. Check in and check out did take an unnecessarily long time and felt breakfast was a bit limited. Other than that location handy for the beach and hotel ran shuttle bus to beachfront a few times per day.

Did have a good few mosquitoes in the room which was no fault of the hotel would just encourage future visitors to take precautions while in Phuket!

Where to book online Zenseana Resort & Spa: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

38. MELIÁ PHUKET MAI KHAO – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

MELIÁ PHUKET MAI KHAO – SHA Plus has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Mai Khao Beach. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers a kids’ club and a concierge service. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

At the hotel the rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a seating area, a TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, bathrobes and slippers. At MELIÁ PHUKET MAI KHAO – SHA Plus each room is fitted with bed linen and towels.

à la carte and American breakfast options are available each morning at the accommodation.

What other tourists are saying about MELIÁ PHUKET MAI KHAO in Phuket:

Honestly, the best hotel ever! We had the most wonderful time at Melia Phuket Mai Khao. The facilities are brand new, decorated with an exquisite taste. We stayed at one of the villas and had the wellness program included and I must say the spa experience was amazing. They took such a great care of us! It was the best way to end our honeymoon.

The entire staff tries their best to give you the most wonderful time. It is the best hotel we have ever been to. Congratulations on such a great service.

Where to book online MELIÁ PHUKET MAI KHAO: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

39. Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Perched on the headland overlooking the Andaman Sea with direct access to Naithon Beach, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach offers guests a tranquil and relaxing getaway. Featuring a spa centre, this luxurious resort boasts 2 outdoor pools, a children’s pool and a a gym. Guests can head to any of the 3 bars, bakery or 2 restaurants on-site.

The property is a 10-minute drive from Phuket International Airport, a 12-minute drive from Splash Jungle and a 15-minute drive from Blue Canyon Golf Course and Laguna Golf Course. It is a 30-minute drive from Big Buddha and Royal Phuket Marina. Central Festival Department Store and Patong Beach are a 40-minute drive away, while Phuket Aquarium is a 45-minute drive away.

Soundproof rooms at Pullman Phuket Arcadia are stylishly furnished with contemporary décor. Each one comes equipped with a balcony, a flat-screen cable/satellite TV and an iPod docking station. It has a seating area, a coffee machine and a minibar.

Video Review of Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach

What other tourists are saying about Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach – SHA Plus in Phuket:

I never knew Phuket had such a beautiful and peaceful Naithon beach and Naithon beach is the location of Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach! This is another five-star resort in Phuket which must stay. There is comfortable room, very beautiful view, infinity pool, delicious food, especially Vero, an Italian restaurant, every menus are great. So, I can say, I peach this place so much 🍑

Where to book online Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

40. Grand Mercure Phuket Patong – SHA Extra Plus 5* – Patong Sandbox Hotels

Patong Sandbox Hotels
Patong Sandbox Hotels

Grand Mercure Phuket Patong is 600 m from Bangla Road. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The property features a pool and a fitness centre.

The hotel is 300 m from Patong Beach and Phuket International Airport is 40 km away.

Rooms come with a flat-screen cable TV and refrigerator. Shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom. Free toiletries and hairdryer are provided. Some room types also have a balcony.

What other tourists are saying about Grand Mercure Phuket Patong – SHA Extra Plus in Phuket:

We stayed at The Grand Mercure for 6 nights in July 2021 during Phuket Sandbox.

The hotel were amazing at organising the PCR tests, even coming back with me when my son had an inconclusive result and speaking Thai and helping me sort it out.

We had a 1 bedroom pool villa which was more than enough space for a family of 4, we had an extra bed and there was a little sofa so we all slept very comfortably for 6 nights.

There is a fridge, a mini bar that is restocked daily (chargeable but not expensive!), plenty of water and towels. I loved the huge bath and the rain shower!

The pool area is fairly small but my boys had a great time jumping in and out and using up energy and the outside chair is so comfortable.

The best bit was that it felt really private like our own little hideaway, so quiet and calm.

The hotel pool is great, steps for little ones and not too deep. The kids club is next to the pool so the kids can go back and forth.

The breakfast everyday was amazing, one of the best we have had in Thailand…the pancakes, eggs Benedict, plentiful coffee and pork bacon and sausages were a winner!

Where to book online Grand Mercure Phuket Patong – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

41. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket – SHA Extra Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Located along the Bang Tao Beach within the Laguna Phuket Resort Complex, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket – SHA Extra Plusis an upscale beach resort on the northwestern coast of Phuket. Modern Thai-inspired guest rooms and pool facilities await guests at this luxurious hotel. Guests can sample Italian dishes at the award-wining La Trattoria restaurant boasting its own outdoor pizza oven and relaxing lounge.

Luxurious rooms and suites at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket – SHA Extra Plusare decorated in classic wood furnishings and Thai fabrics in vibrant colours. Cable TV channels and tea/coffee making facilities are provided.

Free WiFi is offered in the entire hotel. Guests can also enjoy a game of golf at the course beside the hotel, or take up a Thai cooking class.

What other tourists are saying about Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket in Phuket:

This hotel is very grand, it set in beautiful grounds with many trees and palms. The rooms are a little dated and little dust around ( don’t think room had been used for a while due to pandemic ). The pools are huge and fantastic for children my son will really miss the pools. The beach is stunning and we spent many evening just sitting watching the sun set.

Food in restaurants very good, breakfast ok! Service in Italian was slow some nights but other times not so busy. The staff here all all very friendly and work so hard we would like to especially mention one member Ging, she went above and beyond and made our sons stay and birthday very memorable, she is a credit to Dusit! Would we return, yes! Can’t wait to come back next year, would love to see rooms upgraded.

Where to book online Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

42. Le Resort and Villas – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Le Resort and Villas - SHA Plus
Le Resort and Villas – SHA Plus

Le Resort and Villas – SHA Plus features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Rawai Beach. 2.1 km from Nai Harn Beach and 2.1 km from Kata Noi Beach, the property features a garden and a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the hotel each room comes with air conditioning, a desk, a patio with a garden view, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, bed linen and towels. The rooms have a kettle, while certain rooms include a kitchen with a microwave and a minibar. At Le Resort and Villas – SHA Plus rooms come with a seating area.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.

What other tourists are saying about Le Resort and Villas – SHA Plus in Phuket:

This hotel has one of the friendliest and helpful staff I’ve ever encountered. They lent me an umbrella, gave me alcohol for a skin break, and helped me print out and photocopy documents.

Plus the pool is a perfect temperature and size. The bar and its bartenders (especially Khun Lik) know how to make a really good cocktail. The shuttle bus service went out of its way to accommodate me. And the free use of bicycles was a helpful treat.

Good location near many food choices and shops.

Where to book online Le Resort and Villas – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

43. SAii Laguna Phuket – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Sha Plus Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Sha Plus Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Sha Plus Hotels

SAii Laguna Phuket is located on Bangtao Beach. It offers rooms with a private balcony and free Wi-Fi. The resort is an outdoor pool and fitness centre. A kid’s club and babysitting service are available.

The property is a 20-minute drive to Patong Beach and Phuket International Airport. It is a 25-minute drive to Phuket Town.

For Club, Suite and Villa room types, Club Lounge Access with VIP check-in, gourmet breakfast and afternoon snack, happy hour with beer and wine including chef’s tasting menu is included.

Video Review of SAii Laguna Phuket

What other tourists are saying about SAii Laguna Phuket – SHA Plus in Phuket:

A very nice hotel that has it all with an excellent crew to back it up. The beach was so clean and kept in a beautiful state during the entire stay. They handled the routines with Covid-19 formidably and did sort out all administration to my fullest satisfaction.

Where to book online SAii Laguna Phuket – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

44. The Sea Galleri – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Sha Plus Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Sha Plus Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Sha Plus Hotels

Situated in Kata Beach, 350 m from Kata Noi Beach, The Sea Galleri by Katathani – SHA Plus features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel has a bar and a garden. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

The hotel offers a buffet or American breakfast.

The Sea Galleri by Katathani offers a sun terrace.

What other tourists are saying about The Sea Galleri by Katathani – SHA Plus in Phuket:

A very nice and peacefull stay at this Hotel. The rooms were clean and the room service was also spot on. A great restaurant looking over the pool and killer view of the beach/sunset.

Taxi and scooter services on the front door but also in close walking range to town (prepare to walk up hill on way back). Would stay here again!

Where to book online The Sea Galleri by Katathani – SHA Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

45. Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa – SHA Extra Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotel Package

Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa
Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa

Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa is set within 20 acres of beautiful gardens above Patong. Overlooking the Andaman Sea and Kalim Beach, it offers 3 restaurants, 3 bars and 2 pools. Guests enjoy complimentary welcome drink and complimentary fruit shopping at the hotel’s fruit shop.

Diamond Cliff provides free scheduled shuttle service to Patong Centre. Phuket International Airport is a 45-minute drive away. Popular Jungceylon Mall and Bangla Road are less than 2 km away.

Rooms at Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa feature stunning sunset views from private balconies. Each comes with polished wooden flooring and a cable/satellite TV. A minibar and fridge are provided.

What other tourists are saying about Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa – SHA Extra Plus in Phuket:

The hotel is absolutely beautiful, some parts newer than others but very beautiful and grand. However if you have problems with your mobility I would recommend asking for a room lower down in the complex as it is very steep with a lot of stairs.

We stayed on room 5912 which was a deluxe suite with an ocean view, it was showing signs of age. It wasn’t very well lit so on an evening it was difficult to do your makeup in the dressing area, the curtains didn’t close properly, the shower was faulty and there weren’t plug sockets or a bed side table on both sides of the bed. However these we’re minor inconveniences.

We had to quarantine until our pcr results came back and the hotel were more than happy to let us order room service which I heard other places didn’t.

The food here was outstanding… the breakfast buffet was well stocked with fresh produce and a good selection. Evening meals in the dining area were delicious with a relatively good choice.

Where to book online Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa – SHA Extra Plus: Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

46. Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Accommodation

Phuket Sandbox Accommodation
Phuket Sandbox Accommodation

A few steps from Bangtao Beach, Moevenpick Residences Phuket boasts an infinity pool with sunken spa pool and a health club. Its luxurious accommodation features a kitchen and a balcony.

Equipped with living and dining areas, spacious suites at the resort feature garden or lagoon views. The fully equipped kitchen comes with a microwave oven and a dishwasher, along with a fridge. Free Wi-Fi access is provided.

Moevenpick Residences Bangtao Beach Phuket is a 20-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Patong Beach is a 30-minute drive away.

Suites also offer a flat-screen TV with DVD player and Bose surround sound system. Some suites have a private pool or a spa bath.

What other tourists are saying about Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket – SHA Plus  in Phuket:

This hotel really 5 stars, Luxury and high class location, huge rooms full equipment , and the room rate so unbelievable so good price,it amazing , since arrived we were full orientations by reception warm welcoming, my family very enjoyed with chocolate hour serve by the pool everyday , we got empathy from all staffs , we will recommend this hotel to others and we will come back again sure.

Where to book online Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com.

 

47. My Beach Resort – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Booking

My Beach Resort - SHA Plus
My Beach Resort – SHA Plus

Located overlooking Panwa Beach, My Beach Resort is a seafront resort, allowing guests to experience breathtaking views of sea and mountains. The outdoor infinity swimming pool is featured in this property.

The rooms at the resort are fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a bath. Each room is fitted with a kettle, while some rooms come with a balcony and others also offer pool views. Guest rooms at My Beach Resort feature air conditioning and a desk.

A buffet breakfast is served daily at the property. Guests can enjoy a meal at the in-house restaurant, which specialises in Asian, local and Thai cuisine.

What other tourists are saying about My Beach Resort – SHA Plus  in Phuket:

This the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. The private pool villa was excellent.

The views, service, food and hotel in general were unmatched from anywhere else I have stayed.

The food and drinks were a little more expensive than other places but the quality was much higher. The hotel also do a happy hour with 2 for 1 cocktails which was good.

We took advantage of the free kayak and paddleboard hire – great on the calm waters of the beach.

These is a small traditional Thai restaurant next door to the hotel which is also highly recommended.

Where to book online My Beach Resort – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

48. Banyan Tree Phuket – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Banyan Tree Phuket - SHA Plus
Banyan Tree Phuket – SHA Plus

Bordered by the Andaman Sea, Banyan Tree Phuket offers luxurious tropical getaways with award-winning fine dining options and full spa services. Spacious villas feature open-air jet pools set in landscaped grounds.

Tastefully furnished with Thai art and fine woodwork, villas have ample seating areas that open out to pool views. In-villa comforts include a flat-screen TV, DVD player and free Wi-Fi.

Video Review of Banyan Tree Phuket

What other tourists are saying about Banyan Tree Phuket  in Phuket:

Second time we are at the Banyan Tree in Phuket, with our children this time.

One word says it all: fantastic!

Ver high level of standard and well.deserved 5 stars: everything is very clean, the entire staff is very friendly and courteous.

A big shout out to Executive Chef Matthias Pawlik and his team: excellent and very high standard cuisine in all restaurants and bars.

Where to book online Banyan Tree Phuket : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

49. The Nai Harn – SHA Plus 5* – Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Phuket Sandbox Hotels
Phuket Sandbox Hotels

Boasting stunning sea views and a beachfront location, The Nai Harn is nestled in a tropical hillside overlooking the beautiful Nai Harn Beach. Comfortable rooms and suites offer a spacious balcony that looks out towards the ocean. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

All rooms and suites are air-conditioned and come with a flat-screen satellite TV. They are equipped with a minibar, a sofa seating area and outdoor furniture. The en suite bathroom offers a shower, bathtub and free designer toiletries. Private barbecues on the balcony are available for certain room types.

During their stay, guests can enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool or indulge in spa treatments. Other facilities and services offered at The Nai Harn include a fitness room, tour information and a 24-hour reception. Free parking is available.

What other tourists are saying about The Nai Harn – SHA Plus  in Phuket:

My 2 grown daughters and I just returned from spending 14 amazing nights at The Nai Harn. Everyone who works there is patient, kind, helpful, and worked hard to make our vacation wonderful.
We stayed in a Grand Ocean View room on the 5th floor. It was spacious, clean, comfortable, and luxurious.

The breakfast was the best we’ve ever had! So many choices, something for everyone, and delicious. I can’t imagine any hotel anywhere with a breakfast this good.

We ate at all the restaurants on site, plus walked to many more nearby. All were delicious.
The pool, beach, and location all add to this hotel and made our experience one we will never forget and dream about returning to.

Where to book online The Nai Harn – SHA Plus : Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotels.com.

 

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by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.