Phuket, Thailand’s largest tropical island is better than ever! Spectacular scenery and warm blue seas abound at Asia’s most popular beach destination. Few Islands can boast the abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket.
The island of ‘fun’ provides an unbeatable combination of perfect beaches, superb Thai hospitality and incredible value accommodation. Whether you’ve come for a quiet romantic retreat, a resort getaway with the family or an action packed beach holiday, Phuket is dotted with resorts catering for all tastes and budgets.
Golf, spa treatments, Thai cooking classes, elephant trekking, Thai boxing, snorkelling and water sports, the only thing you’ll find lacking is the time to see and do everything. Step outside your resort and enjoy an abundance of cheap local dining options, pay as little as $10 for a 3 course dinner.
Patong, the central tourist beach, has an energetic nightlife centred on Bangla Road, a host of market shops selling just about anything and not to be missed are the fantastic restaurants. A great place if you want to be in the heart of the action.
Further south are the other main resort beaches of Karon, Kata and Rawai, providing a village atmosphere yet in a quieter setting. Heading north from Patong also offers some fantastic resort beaches with Pansea Bay, Bang Tao beach, home of the Laguna Phuket complex and Mai Khao beach offering peace and serenity yet close to the airport and to the mainland province of Phang Nga. Less crowed, these great beaches offer idyllic island charm with stunning accommodation choices.
Few islands can boast the abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket. The winding coastal roads along the west coast of this 540 square kilometre island has stunning views and easy access to some of the world’s finest beaches. Whether you are here to sample the frenetic pace of Patong or find solitude on a remote stretch of sand, Phuket’s beaches have it all.
There’s also the vast array of activities, to experience such as; elephant trekking, sea canoeing snorkelling and diving. You’ll find some of the world’s best diving here with fantastic excursions for the first timers right through to something for the experts and the stunning Phi Phi islands nearby to discover. The monsoon rains of May-October can bring unpredictable swimming conditions, so heed the posted flag warnings when swimming in the sea.
Whether you’ve come for a quiet romantic retreat, a resort getaway with the family or an action packed holiday, Phuket offers it all!
• Treat your self with a beach massage
• Check out the nightlife in Patong
• Enjoy the freshest seafood at one of the beach side restaurants
• Take a day trip to Khao Sok National Park
• Shop till you drop at Jungceylon the fabulous mall in Patong
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With a wide range of accommodation in Phuket, there is something to suit every requirements and budgets from hotels to apartments. Stay at the most famous - some would say infamous - beach on Phuket - Patong. Or try Karon Beach Accommodation, Kata Beach Accommodation, or stay at Northern Beaches Accommodation where the less crowded beaches of Nakalay Bay, Kamala Bay and Surin Beach all with secluded resorts are. Contact your local House of Travel for full Phuket accommodation options.
Phuket is a treasure trove for shoppers and some of our favourites include Pitt St Mall, Myers, David Jones, the elegant Queen Victoria Building and Galleria. The ‘Style Mile’ along Oxford Street and Paddington boasts funky designer stores. Bargain hunters head for Market City, Birkenhead Point or one of the weekend markets at The Rocks, Paddington and Bondi.
There is so much to see & do in Phuket! Take a Jungle Safari to Khao Sok and travel through rubber plantations and small villages, crossing rainforest covered mountains. Or go on one of the best sea canoeing trips in Asia - Hongs by Starlight - John Grey's Sea Canoe. Contact your local House of Travel for full Phuket sightseeing options.