Phuket attractions things to do & see on holiday
Patong is the biggest and most popuar beach resort on Phuket. Renowned for it's electric night-life, there are literally hundreds of restaurants, drinking bars, discos and GoGo bars where you can party the night away.
The hub of the party scene is Soi Bangla (Bangla Road) although there are quieter, less noisy parts of town.
The beach itself is a 2km long sunseekers paradise of golden sand and inviting azure waters. Try your hand at jet-skiing, snorkelling, sailing or just lie back and enjoy a relaxing Thai beach massage whilst you watch the sunset over this vibrant yet beautiful setting.
Karon is the second largest of Phuket's beach resorts, the large, broad mostly public beach is nearly 3km long and boasts fine-white sand. The southern point has a coral reef snaking toward Kata and Bu Island.
The northern part of Karon Beach is flanked by Nong Harn Lake which is the biggest beach side park in Phuket, ideal for a spot of cycling or jogging.
Restaurants and bars are based mostly in the north central end, or near the south end. Nightlife is comparatively low-key, confined to dining and a few bars.
The charming and beautiful bay of Kata, with its spectacular palm fringed beach flanked by verdant hills, has a quieter atmosphere making it a popular destination for families.
It's gently sloping beach is ideal for children and non-swimmers, and it's coral reef snakes out to Poo (crab) island which sits offshore in the clear, warm waters.
The ideal destination for the ultimate in relaxation, it's renowned laid-back ambience is reminiscent of the Thailand of old.
A walk along it's soft-powder white sand will glimpse you a view of locals fishing and palm trees swaying in the warm breeze of this tranquil and beautiful exotic paradise.
OTHER OPTIONS INCLUDE: Similan Islands ( popular diving, amazing underwater scenery ), Ao Nang ( a tourist hub for nearby islands ) Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park ( a fantastic wildlife reserve ), Ko Phayam ( Thailand's most beautiful island ), Rai Leh (rock climbing ).Phi Phi Island: The stunning setting famously featured in the in the movie The Beach', part of an archipelago of six glorious islands, Phi Phi is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. White, sandy beaches surrounded by lush, dense jungle offer a breathtaking backdrop to various water-sports such as diving and snorkeling (various coral reefs, wrecks and underground caves to explore). At night the Island comes alive with pumping dance music resounding from the many lively and vibrant bars.
Phuket FantaSea: For the ultimate in night-time entertainment, a riotous explosion of colour, light-shows and dazzling costumes, traditional Thai dance, acrobatics, pyrotechnics and performing elephants.
Wat Chalong: The biggest and most important of all the Buddhist temples on Phuket, the colourful and ornately decorated two-tiered Wat Chalong is simply stunning, set in perfectly manicured grounds, complete with lotus pond, the temple holds a sacred relic of Buddha, a bone fragment which is housed in the main building, the grand pagoda.
Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga): Huge limestone karsts jutting from the ocean topped with lush, green vegetation, the rock formations in Phang Nga Bay (Ao Phang Nga) are a sight not to be missed. The bay is a spectacular and easy day-trip destination from Phuket.
Other interesting places include: Patong (the largest beach resort, vibrant night life) Kamala (a quiet secluded beach), Chalong Bay, Kata (popular beach for surfing), Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon (well developed beach), Surin (picturesque coastal village, high-end restaurants).
tropical, beach, island, water sports, family, wellness, wellbeing, spa, yoga, golf, weddings, honeymoon, romantic, city, shopping, nature, wildlife, walking, trekking, adventure, boating, sailing, surfing, canoeing, kayaking, water sports, climbing, cultural, heritage, food lover, gay and lesbian, luxury, budget, party..