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WELCOME TO PHUKET, THAILAND

Phuket Island – What is it?

Phuket Island is one of the smallest provinces of Thailand, and the largest island in the country by far. Thailand’s next biggest island is Koh Samui off the coast of Surat Thani, at around half the size of Phuket. Most islands are hilly, and Phuket is no exception with seventy-percent of the island being mountainous and hilly, and the rest is plains and valleys where most people live. Phuket is absolutely filled with amazing beaches you and your family can explore.

Where is Phuket?

Phuket island is a 49-kilometer-long amoeba-shaped island in the Andaman Sea just south of Phang Nga province and connected by the Sarasin bridge. Krabi province is east of Phuket across Phang Nga Bay at only 34 kilometers by air. There is no flight connecting the two places, presumably to allow taxis and boat ferries to make money as well as the airlines. If you want to fly to Phuket from Krabi, you’ll need to fly 800 kilometers to Bangkok, then 800 km. back down to Phuket. If it seems ridiculous, well, this won’t be the last thing you’re scratching your head about after arriving! You’ll be happy to know there are direct flights from Phuket to Koh Samui and Pattaya.

Phuket island has everything to offer for a perfect holiday, whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, with a group of friends or the entire family. Beautiful beaches, tropical weather, delicious food, endless shopping possibilities, amazing viewpoints and attractions, beauty and massage parlors, luxurious spas and accommodation that suits anyone's budget.

Phuket beaches are world renowned as some of the most beautiful in the world. You’re probably coming to Phuket at least in part, for that reason! White sand, small waves or sometimes glassy, and the ultimate in relaxation or wild nightlife… all describe the beaches you’ll find on Phuket Island. With over 50 beaches to choose from, you’re going to have an incredibly good vacation. You’ve picked the right spot!

Phuket is surrounded by smaller islands, of which the Phi Phi islands to the east are the most popular. In the north lies the beautiful Phang Nga province.

Whilst the old Sarasin bridge has been rebuilt to a public promenade, ideal for a sunset visit, it's the newer Thepkrasattri bridges which connect the island to the mainland, making Phuket accessible by road, air as well as by sea.

The most popular tourist area on Phuket is Patong with its vibrant nightlife and endless shopping possibilities.

Most developed beach towns are located on the west coast of Phuket. South of Patong you will find Karon, Kata, Kata Noi, Nai Harn and Rawai with the famous Promthep Cape.

Kamala, Surin, Bang Tao, Nai Thon, Nai Yang and Mai Khao are located north of Patong and are visited by those who prefer a less crowded and more relaxed environment.

Songkran Festival

Songkran Festival

While most countries celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31st, there are five countries that hold their own unique celebrations on days that are relevant to their own calendar. One of the most unique and exciting of these 5 celebrations is Thai New Year, also known as Songkran. The official day of the New Year is April 13th, however the celebrations typically go on from the 13th to the 15th every year.

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Popular Fruits in Phuket

Popular Fruits in Phuket

When it comes to fruits in Phuket, Thailand, the country, with its great variety and diversity, is a veritable Garden of Eden. Thailand is blessed with a climate that permits almost any type of tropical fruit to flourish and, surprisingly enough, many fruits and vegetables we automatically take as being Southeast Asian natives are in fact imports from Africa and South America, with a few notable exceptions such as the notorious durian and the ever-present banana.

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Phuket Bike Week

Phuket Bike Week

The 24rd annual Phuket Bike Week is expected to draw large numbers of big bike enthusiasts to Phuket for one of the most popular bike shows in the region.

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