Excellent package deals can now be found to Thailand and Phuket in particular. Flights and hotels and resorts have got together to offer affordable holidays which often include car hire, and even sightseeing trips.
When choosing a package it is good to be aware of hidden extra costs. For example if you are choosing a hotel with half board then it is worth enquiring what an average meal costs in the hotel restaurant, as sometimes they are exorbitantly priced and you find yourself having to eat out at least once or twice a day.
Villa rentals are another option and are also starting to put together packages which include maid service, airport transfer and even a full-time chef. Once again it is important to note that although the chef is included in the price, the food is not. So once installed in a villa you can ask the chef and manager to shop at local markets and cook cheap, delicious Thai delicacies which keeps the price down.