Phuket is the largest of all the Islands in Thailand, and also the most popular.
Phuket is an exquisite island with its stunning mountains, beautiful beaches, jungles, and located in the heart of the Andaman Sea, surrounded by crystal clear waters, great for snorkeling and diving.
Phuket island is allied to the mainland via the Sarasin Bridge, so it is effortless to get there.
The season is typically great, the high season is from October to May, but it is still worth to go outside the high season, as there is fewer crowd, and the temperature drops a little.
Once you have been around to all the exquisite beaches, it would be a great idea to check out some of the surrounding islands.
Catch a boat to Phi Phi Island, Racha Yai Island or even to the world famous Similan Islands, for a snorkeling or diving daytrip.
Not many islands have such an abundance of exquisite beaches and clear turquoise waters as Phuket.
This 540-square-km island has the most stunning sea views and and access to some of the world's finest beaches.
There is something for everybody whether you desire to be in the limelight of Patong or find a small remote shoreline up spread north, Phuket's beaches have it all for the sun seeker.
Patong is with no distrust the most popular of them all. With its open variety of activities and good nightlife, Patong is an innocent place to team up and play.
Patong shoreline strecthes more than 3,000 metres, and is enclosed with soft sand, and an ideal place for people to relax in the sun.
Karon shoreline streches all the way to Kata and offers a variety of activities.
Karon is getting more and more popular, but have a pleasant spread out and seldom feels crowded.
Just south of Karon, you will find Kata.
It has a lesser shoreline compared to Karon beach, but have all kinds of activities.
A great place for families and couples to relax and enjoy the sun.
It also has a pleasant shallow coral reef, ideal for snorkelling.
This is a small bay, crispy sand, separated from Kata by a small cape,and is a calm and peaceful place. A pleasant place for a relaxing snorkel or swim.
This well-enclosed bay and fishing village has urbanized over the last five years, even though it still has a small-town feel.
Kamala Beach is ideal for families and has bags of small casual restaurants and food shops, with some good snorkelling at the wavering north end.
This bustling bay is the main launch for dinghy and dive trips.
It is full with bobbing vessels of all shapes and sizes throughout the year.
Stacks of casual restaurants, dive shops, fishing charter and tour operators, watersports tools suppliers, Internet shops and even yoga and Reiki centres are packed into the brisk street leading to the pier.
The lovely peninsula Panwa, just south of Phuket Town, is a peaceful, innocent gem of a place.
Its grassy hills, coves, mangroves and tidal flats is a calm place to explore away from the crowds.