Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, so large that you might not even realise it wasn’t part of the mainland. Bridges join Phuket to the mainland. It lies off the west coast and is 210 miles square (543 sq. km) and home to over half a million people. However, mountains run from the north to the south and cover some 70% of the land mass.
It’s a hugely popular destination, hectic, vibrant, somewhat loud and heavily developed. The main area of Patong is by far the busiest. Outside of Patong, there are quieter and less developed areas to spend your holiday. The best beaches and the concentration of tourist facilities run along the west coast ensuring you a glorious sunset to sip cocktails in front of, every evening of your holiday.
As you might expect for a destination of this magnitude and popularity, it has everything you could need for an exhilarating action packed holiday. Great scenery, great beaches, thumping nightlife, a full range of water sports, shops galore, great restaurants and even an old town and some temples and cultural sites to explore.
Aside from the plethora of activities available, Phuket also has international standard championship golf courses.
Phuket International Airport is located in the north of the island and is the second largest airport in Thailand. It is serviced by regular flights to Bangkok, other major cities in Asia and also Europe and Australia.
Numerous taxis, shuttles, buses and mini bus services are all available from the airport to your accommodation.