One of Asia’s most popular holiday destinations, holidays to Phuket are renowned for their spectacular beaches, glorious tropical weather and a rich culture interwoven into modern day life. Phuket is the largest island in Thailand sprawling 540 square kilometres (almost the same size of Singapore) and is home to an International Airport servicing flights all around the world. Phuket holiday packages attract thousands of travellers to explore its picturesque natural environment, sample its fresh local cuisine and indulge in a range of pampering massages and spa treatments.
Regions of Phuket
Phuket is a large region, made up of many sub-regions that have become popular tourist destinations. The most iconic destination in Phuket, Patong Beach is renowned for its party atmosphere, pristine beach and wide range of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It also offers quite a number of markets and stalls but can get quite crowded during peak tourist season due to its popularity.
Karon Beach is not as intense as Patong but still enjoys a lively atmosphere with an excellent selection of shopping, dining and entertainment options. One of the more family friendly regions for Phuket holidays, it offers a wide range of affordable accommodation as well as luxury options.
Surin Beach is far more relaxed than Patong with less crowds making it ideal for families, couples and honeymooners wanting to enjoy some quiet time. All accommodation is located close to the beach and visitors enjoy a wide range of water sports including swimming, surfing, snorkelling and kayaking. Consider Phuket travel deals to take advantage of some of these pre-booked activities.
Bang Tao Bay is a spectacular beach location home to a number of large and luxury holiday resorts as well as fabulous shopping and dining. Activities offered in this region are to be leisurely enjoyed including golf, horse riding, snorkelling, diving and of course shopping.
Mai Khao Beach is a more secluded region of Phuket and is the ideal destination for taking time out from the bustle of everyday life. Home to a water park and an abundance of protected parklands and wildlife, the area remains pristine with little development to disturb the peace. Due to the more secluded nature of this area, we recommend taking advantage of a holiday package to Phuket to ensure everything is taken care of.
A popular tourist area, Nai Yang Beach has a relaxed atmosphere and is home to souvenir vendors, a number of bars and a wide range of seafood restaurants. Shopping is excellent here as are the markets and there is a reef at the northern end of the beach, ideal for snorkelling.
Kamala Beach offers the best of both worlds with a relaxed atmosphere that is still close to the nightlife and shopping precinct. The pristine sands of the delightful bay rest at the edge of a fishing village and is said to be one of the most beautiful places to holiday in Phuket.
Cape Panwa is a peaceful getaway offering picturesque views of Chalong Bay and Lone Island and is ideal for swimming. The waters are safe and the southwest beach remains unspoilt despite urbanisation in other areas. A great place to see the local children at play.