Beaches and crescent shaped bays dot the entire length of Phuket's western coast.
Thailand's Biggest Island
Probably the most famous of the Thailand beach resorts, Phuket is a very scenic island about 50kms long by 20 kms wide that is connected to the mainland by a road bridge. Phuket's hotels are spread all over the island allowing visitors to choose from some beautiful secluded getaway spots or from several small towns that offer more opportunity for shopping and nightlife.
Phuket's Main Tourist Areas : The town of Patong with its huge beach and frenetic nightlife is by far the most popular area. Smaller towns Kamala, Karon and Kata all have access to arguably nicer and less crowded beaches and suit those who prefer a more peaceful location while still being able to enjoy some choice of nightime entertainment
For those that prefer even more seclusion there are some very upmarket hotels in remote areas of the island that offer self-contained resort holidays with multiple restaurants, shoppping and bars all being contained within the hotel grounds.
Things to Do :
Beach activites - Banana boats, jet skis, para gliding and wind surfing are available at the busier beaches such as Patong and Karon.
Scuba diving - Day and live-aboard trips abound from a host of dive-tour operators. The main dive season runs from November to April
Golf - There are six very good golf courses on Phuket. Reasonable prices, warm weather and great facilities make Koh Phuket a golfers paradise.
Dining &Nightlife : Restaurants can be found all over the island with a huge array of international cusine being available in the main tourist towns in addition to the excellent Thai food. Countless small and friendly Thai-style bars provide fun night entertainment.