Phuket, a rainforested, mountainous island in the Andaman Sea, has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, mostly situated along the clear waters of the western shore. The island is home to many high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants. Phuket City, the capital, has old shophouses and busy markets. Patong, the main resort town, has many nightclubs, bars and discos.
WHERE TO STAY
This polished beachfront resort is 11 km from the Tiger Kingdom animal park and 23 km from the Wat Chalong temple complex.
On a lush hillside property 3 km from Kamala Beach, this high-end resort with rainforest views is also 14 km from the Kathu Waterfall and 28 km from Phuket International Airport.
Cape Panwa Hotel
This elegant hotel on a verdant hillside overlooking the Andaman Sea is 1 km from the Phuket Aquarium and 16 km from Wat Chalong temple.
Holiday Inn Resort
Across rom Patong Beach, this upscale resort is 1 km from Jungceylon shopping mall and 20 km from Wat Chalong temple.
THINGS TO DO
Take a Trip to Kata Noi Beach
Kata Noi beach is a small bay just a short drive from Kata beach, it is a small beach but the scenery is breath taking, take some time to relax, walk along the beautiful sands or maybe go for a swim. From the Kata viewpoint you can look across at the bays of Karon, Kata and Kata Noi, The best time to visit the beach is between November and April as swimming can sometimes become dangerous during the monsoon season.
Come And See The Phuket Big Buddha
This huge Buddha is one of the most famous landmarks in all of Phuket, sitting at the top of the Nakkerd Hills and standing at forty five meters tall it is very difficult to miss. From the top of the hill you are able to get a panoramic view of the island. When you are at the Buddha you will notice that it is very quiet apart from the sound of dharma music and some little bells. The Buddha is made from white Burmese marble and sparkles elegantly in the sun.
Take a Wander to Karon View Point
Sitting just to the south of Kata Noi Beach is Karon View Point, it is the most popular viewpoint in Phuket and is normally crowded with tourists on a daily basis. The viewpoint looks out over the Andaman Sea in one direction and the other direction points towards the three west coast beaches on the other side of the island. If you like looking at white sandy beaches and beautiful blue seas you will understand why it is so busy at the top.
Hang Out at Tiger Kingdom
If you have ever wanted to get up close to a tiger this is the place to do it, the Phuket Tiger Kingdom hand raises Indochinese tigers in captivity from birth until their final days. The tigers typically get fed at around 19:00 hours but it is also worth a visit when they open first thing to avoid the crowds. The kingdom has two restaurants on site should you be hungry, one of which allows you to look out at the tigers.
WHERE TO DINE
Blue Elephant Governor’s Mansion
The Cove Phuket
Black Ginger | The Slate
Sam’s Steaks and Grill< Back