Often overlooked in favour of the beaches, Phuket Town is the island’s largest city and is an exciting mix of old and new, peaceful and pulsating. Thalang Road in the city centre has applied to be a UNESCO Heritage Site with its numerous colourful Sino-Portuguese mansions and shophouses.
Few islands can boast of such an abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket. The winding coastal roads along this 540 square kilometre island offer stunning views and easy access to some of the world’s finest beaches, such as Karon, Kamala, Kata and Patong Beaches.
Phuket has a fantastic array of attractions. From natural to man-made, land-based to water activities; there’s always something to see and do. The beauty of it all is that these wonders are all within a short driving or sailing distance from each other.
From famous Thai dishes to international haute cuisine, you are really spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants in Phuket. Phuket is famous for its seafood and you don’t have to empty your bank account to enjoy the most sumptuous of dishes.
Patong is the undisputed nightlife centre of Phuket but Kata Beach and Karon Beach are also very lively. The nightlife scene in Phuket Town is certainly different from the all-out assault on the senses that is Patong and has a distinctly Asian flavour.