Sun-drenched beaches and a dizzying array of nightlife
Holiday on Phuket and you'll no doubt hear or visit the island's most lively hub, Patong. The party central spot spans 4-kilometres of beachfront and is lined with bars, restaurants and a dizzying array of entertainment. Bangala Road is the other place to go for the liveliest clubs. Wherever you decide to eat though, there's no shortage of Western food if your palate isn't up for the exotic. For the ultimate in dining Thai-style though, consider Mor Mudong Restaurant which enjoys a dramatic location among the mangroves in Chalong.
If you've come to Phuket to relax, don't miss visiting the quieter cove of Karon where you can indulge in a Thai massage. Further afield, try kayaking around the limestone caves in Phang Nga Bay or consider staying in the often overlooked Phuket Town on the eastern side of the island. Here you'll find Phuket's best examples of Sino-Portuguese architecture.