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World's Best Islands 2013

Introducing this year’s hottest island getaways, as determined by Travel + Leisure readers.

No. 15 Phuket, Thailand

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In the midst of the Andaman Sea, Thailand’s largest and most developed island pleases the crowds with stellar deep-sea diving, dining options at all budgets, glitzy resorts, and a rising arts scene. Slip away to spectacular Phang Nga Bay, where sheer limestone karsts rise dramatically out of the water, or to near-deserted Mai Khao Beach.

Where to Stay: The 56 thatched-roof villas at Six Senses Yao Noi come with private infinity pools and the beauty of being removed without being entirely off the grid (45 minutes from Phuket by boat).

World's Best Islands 2013

No. 15 Phuket, Thailand

In the midst of the Andaman Sea, Thailand’s largest and most developed island pleases the crowds with stellar deep-sea diving, dining options at all budgets, glitzy resorts, and a rising arts scene. Slip away to spectacular Phang Nga Bay, where sheer limestone karsts rise dramatically out of the water, or to near-deserted Mai Khao Beach.

Where to Stay: The 56 thatched-roof villas at Six Senses Yao Noi come with private infinity pools and the beauty of being removed without being entirely off the grid (45 minutes from Phuket by boat).

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