Aptly described as the ‘Jewel of the Andaman’, Phuket is Thailand’s most popular leisure tourist destination. It boasts a series of near perfect bays along its west coast where the soft tropical waters of the Andaman Sea lap onto lovely beaches, while a lush hilly backdrop provides excellent vantage points for the many first-class hotels that make up the excellent Phuket tourist infrastructure.
Just an hour’s flight south from Bangkok, with other handy connections to its international airport from centres around Asia and beyond, Phuket is a popular playground that offers a myriad of nearby possibilities for those who’ve come to experience the jaw-dropping scenery in this part of Southeast Asia.
Get a taste of what you’ll experience in Phuket with a virtual tour of Phuket’s most popular tourist sights including fabulous beaches, jaw-dropping temples and amazing national parks…more
Don’t think you’re going to spend the whole holiday lying on the beach; there’s just too many fun things to do in Phuket for the whole family including diving, surfing and amusement parks…more
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Restaurants and bars
Phuket is all about having a good time, whether it’s eating mouth watering fresh lobster or having fun with the locals in a range of sports pubs, heady discos or chic lounge bars…more
Phuket guide – pride of the Andaman coast
Daytrips to the famous Phi Phi islands or karst theatre of Pha Nga Bay are both highly recommended, while dive trips, elephant riding, trekking in national parks, visiting lovely waterfalls, kayaking in sea caves, golfing and sailing are some of the exciting choices for the adventurous.
Phuket is all about enjoyment in a ‘tropical paradise’ sense, and the island has perhaps the most sophisticated character of all of Thailand.
In addition to lying on wonderful beaches, you can spend the afternoon being pampered in a local spa, dine on fresh seafood at excellent international restaurants, join the raunchy nightlife in Patong, or take a course in Thai cooking and indulge in some shopping for silk garments – made to order within 24 hours.
This tourist guide to Phuket is a summarised version of our partner site 1stopphuket which has more than 200 pages of information to help make your visit enjoyable.