For the ultimate beach destination that offers a perfect blend of sun, sand, sea, and adventure, you can’t beat Phuket in Thailand, and here are some of its many highlights.
Phuket is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world, each with its own unique character and charm. From the popular Patong Beach, with its lively atmosphere and water sports, to the idyllic Mai Khao Beach home to luxury resorts like Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, there is a beach to suit every taste. Other top coastal areas include Kata Beach, Freedom Beach and Paradise Beach, each offering azure waters, scenic sands, and breathtaking scenery.
For thrill-seekers, the island offers exciting water sports to enjoy. From snorkelling and surfing (in the low season) to parasailing and jet-skiing, there is never a dull moment here. In Phuket, resorts will also give you the chance to go scuba diving to encounter a stunning array of coral and marine life. You can additionally look forward to sea kayaking for some paddle-powered adventures, while this destination is ideal for big game fishing too with a chance to catch sailfish, marlin and more.
Things to Do
There are plenty more captivating things to do in Phuket as well. For cultural discoveries, you can visit attractions like the Phuket Big Buddha and Wat Chalong as well as explore the Old Town with its Sino-Portuguese architecture. You can also shop at the colourful Phuket Weekend Market, go on bicycle tours, enjoy off-road jungle adventures, play golf and join a hands-on Thai cooking class; for something different, you can even learn the martial art known as Muay Thai!
Once the sun sets and the stars come out to play, Phuket’s legendary nightlife scene takes over giving you the chance to party the night away! The hub for such escapades at night is undoubtedly Bangla Road near Patong Beach as it comes alive at night with neon lights, music, plenty of drinks, and dancing; there are lots of beer bars, pubs, clubs and go-go bars here along with venues offering fun cabaret performances and live music.