It is so easy to find amazing 5 Star Resorts with gorgeous views and incredible service without breaking the bank in Thailand. In Phuket, we stayed at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa, Mai Khao and loved it. We were greeted with island bracelets and the most delicious purple lemonade ever. They had live music and traditional dance performers, and delicious food. It had a private beach overlooking the Adaman Sea, 6 restaurants, 2 poolside bars, a lazy river, 2 pools, free area and airport shuttles, and tennis courts.
We took a few day trips from our hotel to visit Phi Phi Islands and Phang Nga Bay as well which are both nearby.