Known for its gorgeous beaches, excellent diving, tropical forests and an abundance of luxurious spas, Phuket is Thailand’s leading tourist destination. Located in Southern Thailand, Phuket is the country’s largest island, connected to the mainland by two bridges.
Of Phuket’s many attractions, the beaches are the main draw with their white sands, blue lagoons and water sports. With resorts, hotels, shops, restaurants and vibrant nightlife, Patong Beach is the most popular beach. Phang Nga Bay is a memorable place with stunning landscapes, butterfly gardens and jungle safaris. Phuket is also a place for ultimate relaxation and pampering with its numerous options that range from massage tents on the beach to world class spas in breathtaking settings. Fun and adventure is to be found everywhere from zoos, aquariums and seashell museums to national parks featuring elephant rides, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, ziplining, scuba diving, bungee jumping, jungle trekking and more.
A good way to experience the island’s heritage and culture is to visit the many temples dotting the landscape as well as the FantaSea Theme Park, which features Thai food, handicrafts and dazzling shows of traditional dances and music.