Phuket Thailand travel guide and hotels
Tourist mecca of the stunning Andaman Coast, Phuket is one of the world’s best-known resort islands, and Thailand’s most popular travel destination. Whether you prefer a stunning secluded beach, or the bustling nightlife of Patong, perhaps even an enthralling daytrip to Phi Phi and Pha Nga Bay, Phuket never fails to impress.
Plan and book your Phuket travel with this comprehensive 100-page online travel guide.
Explore this stunning island on a rented scooter as you marvel at the many gorgeous beaches over every headland, or delve into the island’s Sino-Thai culture…click and read more
Phuket is just an hour by speedboat from the arresting seascapes of Pha Nga Bay, the incredible karst islands of Phi Phi or some excellent diving spots… click and read more
Leisure and pleasure is a top priority, whether you’re lusting after a fresh seafood Thai curry, or simply lusting - Patong is packed with bars to suit all tastes… click and read more
With some of the world’s top rated hotels, as named in Conde Naste, Phuket has more than 400 hotels and resorts, be they beachside, boutique, budget or simply beautiful…click and find good deals
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Attracting some five million tourists a year, Phuket is all about spoiling its visitors. Experience a five star hotel with stunning beach views, without the five-star bill, or opt for some great value resorts within walking distance of the sea. Each beach offers a different atmosphere, from exclusive privacy to bustling nightlife, but wherever you stay, that famous Thai smile, boutique ambiance and good value wining and dining is ever present in Phuket hotels. The Thais do tourism very well, with numerous tours and services offered, so that all you need to do is ensure you’ve applied your suncream, before lying back to relax. Get unbeatable rates from more than 300 Phuket hotels that we’ve found for you on Agoda.
Phuket travel highlights
There’s so much more to Phuket than sun-kissed tropical beaches. Driving along the west coast you’ll discover the amazing beaches of Kata, Karon, Patong, Kamala, Surin and Bangtao – with its pretty lagoons; but seek out the quieter, less developed, Rawai, Nai Harn and Mai Kao. The lush hilly interior of the island is home to national parks, waterfalls and the Sino-Portuguese mansions and curiosities in Phuket Town. But venture farther on a daytrip and you’ll be gobsmacked by the sheer beauty of the karst seascapes of Pha Nga Bay, Phi Phi islands and Nearby Krabi. And Diving is a must, particularly to the Similan islands, along with sea kayaking. Then there’s the fantastic dining and fun nightlife, as well as extravaganzas for the whole family, like the award-winning Phuket Fantasea.
The allure of the Surin and Similan Islands
The west coast of Phuket faces out to the translucent waters of the Andaman Sea. The sea offers perfect visibility for underwater explorations. In the vicinity of Phuket dive sites such as the Anemone Reef, the wreck of the King Cruiser ferry, Koh Dok Mai, Rachai Yai and the fabled Phi Phi Islands are among popular destinations. …more