Phuket is Thailand’s premier leisure playground. Distinguished by lush, jungle-clad mountains, gorgeous beaches and turquoise waters, the island’s geographical wonders are backdrops to a highly evolved pleasure zone.
Most holidaymakers head to the west coast for the photogenic and well developed beaches of Patong, Surin, Kamala, Kata and Karong. Venture farther south to Cape Panwa and you’ll discover a more laid-back destination with local life, or head north to the Laguna Phuket complex, where the cluster of hotels, restaurants and leisure attractions make it ideal for families.
Old Phuket Town, with its beautiful heritage architecture, Thai-Chinese-Indian-Malay population and flourishing dining scene, is a pleasant cultural diversion from the sand and snorkelling. No trip to Phuket is complete without an excursion to the spectacular Phang Nga Bay - its dramatic limestone outcrops and aquamarine waters are more than Instagram-worthy.