Being one of Thailand’s most famous islands, Phuket is positioned off the southern coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea, featuring the golden sands, calm blue waters, and coconut palms associated with the perfect tropical vacation. Phuket Town is the island’s main commercial area, and accommodation in the city center is cheap.
Phuket’s most popular resort area is Patong. Fully redeveloped after the 2004 tsunami, Patong’s main roads are lined with restaurants, shops, and countless bars and clubs. The nightlife here is legendary in Asia, and many book a hotel in Patong just to experience its lively after-hours scene.
South of Patong Beach is Karon Beach – a much quieter town with shops, restaurants, and bars that cater specifically to tourists. Kamala also offers a good range of accommodation and infrastructure with resorts becoming progressively more upscale towards Bang Thao, Surin, and Pansea beaches.
On the other side of the Phuket lay the islands of Koh Yao Yai. Koh Yao Noi, and Nakha Yai. Resorts on these islands assure secluded beaches and high levels of service.
Phuket is served by Phuket International Airport. about a 45-minute drive from Patong Beach and Phuket Town.
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Traveler impressions of Phuket
I guess it was a wrong choice to visit Phuket city as there wasn t much to explore within city and.
considering the fact the places that we wanted to visit were situated far away from our hotel and taxi fares were too expensive. We visited Tiger Kingdom, Trick Eye Museum, Phi Phi Island, a bit of shopping at City Centre, Thalang, etc. May be next time if I come to visit Phuket, I’d prefer to stay at Patong beach instead.
Truth be known even though both of the hotels I stayed at were clean and comfortable, I doubt I will.
ever return to Phuket. The beaches are amazing, but there is garbage everywhere, and with the exeption of a few taxis, Tuk Tuks and restaraunts, the shopping and taxis at the Airport is way over-priced. It is more expensive than just about everywhere else I visited, although the soup I got from the vendor stand across the alley from the family mart (accross the street and to the left from the airport) was some of the best soup I had in Thailand.
Phuket is blessed with many beautiful beaches and islands nearby. It also have good facilities and.
We ve stayed at 2 hotels in Phuket one is in Patong and the other one is in Laguna. The difference.
about the two is that Patong would cater more from the young adults to a more mature crowd, who wanted to party and experience the local food. As for Laguna this would cater to families and business men as this is more laid back and more on the upper class as it’s a little bit more expensive than the usual hotels in Patong.
You love it or not. You can go for partying or with your family and enjoy a calm stay with enjoying.