One of the very first superstars of the Thailand tourism industry, Phuket, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’ has enjoyed huge popularity by traveller’s worldwide. Located on the strikingly beautiful East coast of Thailand, it’s the largest island in the country and attracts all those in self-indulgent search of sun, sea, sand and 24 hour partying!
Renowned for it’s night life, it’s Patong and Phuket town that are the spots to hit if you’re looking to let your hair down! However, once you get away from the bright lights and bars of the main drags, you’ll find some incredibly beautiful beaches and coves lined with palm trees and lush rainforest.
It’s the West Coast of the island that has the best beaches; miles and miles of white sand meet turquoise waters. There are tons of activities for the adventures, including watersports of every variety; at certain times of year you can even learn to surf here. Getting a motorbike to explore the back roads and villages makes for a great day – visiting sea gypsy villages, getting out into the jungle and finding deserted beaches.
There’s something for everybody in Phuket: world class diving, sailing, golf, Muay Thai boxing camps, plenty of great Thai and International restaurants, zip line adventures, ATV tours and elephant trekking!
Plus, Phuket’s surrounding islands will really take your breath away. Take a speed boat trip to ‘James Bond Island,’ visit magical Phang Nga Bay or any number of the deserted tropical islands surrounding Phuket such as Koh Ma or Koh Yai.