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. Patong, the main town, has a more casual vibe and is filled with wild nightclubs, bars and discos.
To get an inspiring and tropical experience in Thailand, venture down the peninsula to stunning Phuket. Harboring waters of indescribable brilliance, soft sand beaches, and mystical landscapes – seemingly floating plant-covered spires in the ocean – Phuket will spoil the senses and make for a truly memorable vacation. If you can, enjoy your overnight stays parked in one of the beachside resorts and spend your days soaking in the iconic aqua-colored waters and sea breezes. Counter the relaxation of your resort with a visit to Phuket Town, where you can stroll around the local market and experience the notably pleasant but vivacious streets; take the opportunity to duck into one of the unique restaurants of the historical old quarter. Explore this breathtaking pocket along the coast and see a different side of the exuberant country of Thailand.