Holidays to Phuket
Phuket is Thailand's largest island and lies off the west coast of the Thai peninsula in the Andaman Sea. This tropical island is a hugely popular tourist resort due to its fantastic beaches and the relaxed atmosphere and laid-back way of life holidaymakers find here.
Phuket is a mix of developed beach resorts mostly on the west coast and more traditional areas such as the island's capital Phuket Town on the southeast coast. The town has little in the way of tourist attractions and most people use it as little more than a stop gap for getting to the beach resorts. It provides an excellent opportunity to witness true Thai island life though amongst its bustling streets that teem with locals.
Who is Phuket Suitable for?
Phuket holidays have something for everyone and attracts all types of visitor. The island has numerous beach resorts all of which offer something different from quiet secluded sands to busier party destinations.
It's a particular favourite for dive enthusiasts as the reefs near amongst the Andaman coast are considered amongst some of the most spectacular in the world.
What are the beaches like in Phuket?
A holiday to Phuket centre on the main resorts and best beaches along the west coast. Patong Beach is the busiest and most developed on the island. Its 3km of white sand is lined with shady parasols and backed by shops, restaurants and bars. You'll find an excellent selection of water sports and diving centres.
Karon and Kata beaches are both near to Patong beach and slightly less developed. For total seclusion head for the beaches along the northwest coast including Hat Mai Khao and Hat Nai Yang.
Evenings in Phuket
Most of a holiday to Phuket's nightlife centres on Patong and its strip of bars and restaurants. As well as live music, themed bars and open-air restaurants you'll also be entertained by exotic girls and various fancily-dressed extroverts. Don't be put off though, Phuket is a safe area, so wander through the streets with an open mind and soak up the party atmosphere.
- Nearest Airport
- Phuket International Airport
- Thai Bhat