Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and is known throughout the world for its vibrant nightlife, glorious beaches and breathtaking natural landscapes.
The Pearl of the Andaman is by far one of the country’s most famous resorts, favoured by honeymooners and holidaymakers looking for the quintessential exotic escape.
Whilst Phuket is known all over as Thailand’s party capital, this magnificent region offers so much more it’s not all hedonistic full moon parties! Phuket’s main attractions include its many aweinspiring Buddhist monuments, historic temples, exciting water parks and magnificent nature reserves.
Phuket holidays offer something for everyone, with worldclass resorts that are tailormade to romantic getaways and family breaks.
The island is home to some of Thailand’s best beaches, from the immaculate white shores of Patong Beach to the golden shores of Karon Beach to the palm tree lined coastal stretches of Mai Khao Beach – Phuket’s longest beach.
Those looking to make the most of their time at the beach need will want to head to one of Phuket’s many diving centres. Boat tours and watersports are also very popular and can be found at most beach resorts around the island.
A visit to Karon Beach’s weekly market is highly recommended for those staying in the region. The market, which takes place in the grounds of the historic Wat Suwan Khiri Khet Buddhist temple, is the perfect place for souvenirs, local delights and Thai street food.
Among Phuket’s must visits is the spectacular Big Buddha monument that sits on the top of Nakkerd Hills in Ao Chalon overlooking the whole of Phuket.
For luxury holidays in Phuket, the most distinguished areas are those of Bang Tao and Laguna Phuket. Both destinations are perfect as a place to be pampered and unwind.
Of course, no holiday to Phuket is complete without a visit to the infamous town of Patong. The town is without a doubt one of Thailand’s main party capitals. Bars, night clubs, entertainment venues and glitzy neon discos are plentiful in this city.
Nightlife aside, it’s worth putting some time aside to explore Phuket’s magnificent natural landscapes. Most famous of these is the Ao Phang Nga National Park – a labyrinth of limestone caves, waterfalls and forests.
Phuket’s popularity has no sign of dwindling anytime soon, with numerous tourist attractions that can be enjoyed all over the island.
Phuket is no different to most other Thailand regions. Holidaymakers can expect all year round warm weather, with temperatures ranging between the mid twenties to mid thirties. Phuket’s has a tropical climate, meaning the island is subject to a monsoon season (September to October). However, sunshine is still to be expected around this time, with outbreaks of rain only lasting a short while. December to March is seen as the best time to visit, with temperatures remaining manageable. April and May is when the island experiences its hottest weather.
If water sports, elephant rides, ancient monuments and the glitzy gogo bars of Patong all feature on your Thailand to do list!