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Phuket Attractions

One of Thailand’s best known holiday destinations Phuket boasts white sandy beaches crystal clear waters vibrant party towns and idyllic beachside communities. Try your hand at one of the many watersports found along the island’s coast

dance the night away in one of Patong’s lively clubs visit a nearby island or spend your days relaxing on Phuket’s impossibly beautiful beaches.

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Patong – The liveliest resort on Phuket and one of Asia’s best known party towns Patong throngs with visitors from morning till night. Relax on the town’s busy beach shop for souvenirs in its bustling streets or enjoy a night out at one of Patong’s many bars pubs and clubs.

Phuket Town – With its emerging arts and culture scene Phuket Town is a great destination if you’re looking for a slice for modern Thai life. Explore the winding streets of the Old Town get close to the island’s wild inhabitants on Monkey Hill or learn more about Thai culture in one of Phuket Town’s many beautiful temples.

Kata – Busy clean and picturesque Kata beach is a great destination for a day of sunbathing swimming and snorkelling. The beach also boasts good surf at certain times of the year so if you’re looking to catch a few waves during your stay on the island this is the beach for you.

Rawai – Located in the far south of Phuket Rawai is home to a great selection of waterfront eateries and a good choice of beaches. Catch a ferry to one of the nearby islands or stay in Rawai and soak up the resort’s irresistible laid-back atmosphere.

Things to See in Phuket

One of the most famous sights on Phuket is the Big Buddha. Measuring 45 metres the alabaster Buddha stands at the top of the Nakkerd Hills and is visible from most of the island. Other prominent religious sites on Phuket include Wat Chalong and Wat Prathong as well as a number of temples in Phuket Town. If you’d like to see some of the spectacular landscapes that Phuket is famous for head to the Sirinat National Park where you’ll find the outstanding beaches of Nai Thon Nai Yang and Mai Khao.

Things to Do in Phuket

Thanks to its status as one of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations Phuket boasts a fantastic choice of things to do. If you’re looking for an active break have a go at surfing on Kata Beach head to Patong for parasailing visit Chalong Bay or Karon for snorkelling and diving or just plonk yourself down on the nearest stretch of sand of swimming and sunbathing. Sailing trips are available from many spots on Phuket with regular ferries departing from several points for nearby islands. Elephant treks hiking kayaking fishing jet skiing and stand up paddle boarding are all also available on Phuket ensuring there’ll be something to keep you happy no matter what your interests are.

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Where to stay in Phuket

Patong

Enjoy wild nights and calm days in Phuket’s most vibrant town, as famous for its nightclubs as for its long stretch of pristine sand and sparkling water.

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Kata

The stunning beaches and popular shops are just a few highlights of Kata. Make a stop by Kata Beach or Kata Noi Beach while you're exploring the area.

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Karon

Try snorkeling around the coral reef network, visit the market at the temple and relax by a lake in the beachside park.

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Kamala

A noteworthy feature of Kamala is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Phuket Fantasea and Kamala Beach.

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Rawai

Travellers to Rawai praise its stunning beaches. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to stop by Rawai Beach and Nai Harn Beach.

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Mai Khao

Mai Khao is known for its beaches, and you can plan a trip to Mai Khao Beach and Splash Jungle Water Park while you're in town.

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