With beaches big and small, luxury resorts and budget accommodation, fine restaurants and local street food, surfing or sun-bathing; Phuket is an island of endless choices and quite simply -has it all! For good reason it's regarded as one of Asia's premier beach destinations. The western coast of the island is lined with famous beaches offering anything from ... More>seclusion to wild nightlife. Patong is the centre of all Phuket beach life and although heavily developed, it can offer an action packed stay with water sports, golf, spas and raucous night time entertainment. However if you're seeking something a bit more subdued consider Kamala or Surin beaches. Kamala is well known for the lack of crowds while Surin is popular among locals and has avoided the excessive development seen elsewhere. Wherever you end up on the island you can be assured there are superb Phuket hotels to take advantage of.
Between May and October, some of Phuket's west coast beaches attract a gentle swell and surfing becomes a possibility. Kata beach is best known for regular easy-going waves and with a beachside massage afterwards you can reflect on a day well spent. Phuket Town offers an alternative to the sandy shore and with colonial history there are some excellent examples of period architecture to see down Soi Romanee and Krabi Road. From your Phuket hotel, venture off the mainland onto one of the many smaller offshore islands such as Koh Raya and Koh Hae for a desert island experience.