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About Phuket Thailand

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Phuket is probably the most tourists and popular travel destination in Asia certainly as far as Northern European and Australian and Kiwi’s are concerned.

Add this to the now Low cost fight network that exists from Tiger Airways, Air Asia, Jet Star to name only three and Phuket has opend up to other Asian contries like Hong Kong and Singapore where residents literraly come in as they are just wanting to just get away for the weekend.

There is also a thriving and developing Indian wedding industry that is growing exponentially.

Why Phuket?

Phuket has lot’s to offer its visitors, first and foremost it is extremely accessible, very modern by Asian standards, has enviable five star hotels and accommodation, some of the finest and cleanest beaches in the World and most importantly it is SAFE. A pefect place to spend your Phuket Holidays.

There are so many wonderful hotels, resorts, beaches, attractions and activities within Phuket and it's surrounding Island's for both the young and old, Phuket Holidays will help you discover the world class water sports, including Diving, Sailing, Fishing, open your mind and thoughts to Thai and Asian culture the 'Thai' way of living and inform you of the fantastic shopping experiences available and not forgetting the Spa's and Wellness centre's.

Phuket Holidays dot Asia is here to supply you the holidaymaker with as much information as is possible, together with some value links to other information, our objective is to ensure you consider everything you need to know about Phuket, without actually trying to sell you something.

Phuket Holidays is not a hotels Phuket booking site, or associated with any other commercial hotel activities we give you informatation and our recommendations so you can use us as one of the place's to research as your make your decision for your next holiday.

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Around our site you will uncover information on Phuket Island, it's resorts, hotels, beaches even the dentists along with ideas on what to do, the nightlife, where to stay, somewhere to go and the things not to miss.

You will find widespread information on the local community English speaking radio, English Newspaper, Live news from the BBC and up to the minute weather HERE.

Now the hotels and their beaches and this applies particularly in the summer season, there are strong currents on many of the beaches and drownings are a depressingly common occurrence; tooooooo many tourists are drowning and not listening to hotel Phuket information or the lifeguards or the warning flags that are posted.

Please, Swim Safe heed the warning flags on popular beaches and play it safe if your somewhere remote.

Phuket Information on the beaches from North to South

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  • Mai Khao (Sai Kaeo) - This is the most northern of Phuket's beaches, just off the airport. You can discover the magnificently longest beach in Phuket and this endless stretch of powder sandy beach is worthy of visiting if only on day out. There are negligible tourist facilities, shopping atTurtle village and the fantastic Phuket Hotels of the JW Marriott Resort, Andara and Sala.
  • Nai Thon and Nai Yang - A subdued beach area that is very different from the other beaches, very famous among locals. Here the quite beach is backed by tall casuarinas trees and forest which is part of Sirinath National Park, and Olive Sea Turtle Sanctuary. With the very mild current and relaxing environments, this is an ideal place for a pleasant peaceful rest under the sun or take in a swim or snorkle.
  • Bang Thao (Laguna Beach) - Bang Tao Beach is home to a number of luxurious resorts, luxury Phuket Hotels, villas, and The Laguna Phuket complex, home to some of the best hotels on Phuket. The extended white sandy beach is situated just a few minutes away from the town of Cherng Talay, a local neighborhood popular spot. People still earn their living by fishing, farming and rubber tapping. The cool sea breeze makes Bang Tao Beach very fashionable for windsurfing, sailing and other water sport activities.
  • Surin and Pansea Beach - again another luxury and an up-and-coming upmarket Phuket Hotel destination
  • Laem Sing - The name means Lion Point in English in this case, Laem Sing
    This scenic Laem Sing Beach is a very tiny secluded beach located near Surin Beach with rock-strewn cape surrounded. To reach this beach, visitors can ask consent to cut through a private road, or take a diversion along the hillside to the shoreline.
  • Kamala Beach - It takes a 10-minute drive between Patong Beach to Kamala Beach in Phuket. One of the largely picturesque beach’s tucked in a valley and a well-enclosed bay with tropical rain forested views. Scenery is terrific, water is translucent and sand is white. Kamala is home of the prime night attraction, Phuket FantaSea entertainment complex on the northern end. This is where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and energetic nightly stage performance. Kamala is pefect for a young family vacation.
  • Kalim Beach - A unimportant beach just to the north of Patong and birthplace to many of the surfing competitions now being staged on Phuket.
  • Patong Beach - The most poignant symbols of development and crowded beach in Phuket, a victim of it’s own success.. This is the busiest area of horrendous concentration of nightlife activities, a tourist hub, hundreds of restaurant’s and shops. A public watching mecca the mischievous beach of over 3 kms in length is a must visit. You always find something to talk about at Patong Beach. The deck chairs and umbrellas are presented almost all around the beaches, offering an ideal place to relax and soak up the sun with the pleasant cool sea breeze. In brief, there are a considerable number of shops and nightlife hubs, as well as other entertainment and recreational activities. Obviously, if you are looking for a remote gateway, you won't find it in Patong.
  • Karon Beaches - Karon is a energetic beach town to the south of Patong Beach Phuket. With the long array of fine white sand and never feels overcrowded, many tourist's choose here instead of Patong as accommodation, economy guesthouses, and restaurants are adequate. In addition, the beach is always fairly subdued comparing to Patong. Please take extra care when swimming here and do not swim when red flags are flying. Check out the Karon Sea Sands resort.
  • Kata Beach - A surfer's paradise on the stunning bay, lies on the southern part of the Karon Beach, Phuket. It offers clear sparkling waters, pure sands, beautiful scenery, and relaxed ambiance with both northern and southern ends with a few hotels and resorts. Kata is great ideal for family vacation’s or couple holiday’s. There are quite a number of shops, restaurants and pubs around Kata Centre. If you are planning a trip to Phuket - Thailand, Kata is perhaps the best compromise linking charming nature and lovely lively surroundings.

  • Nai Han and Ao Sen - Near Phuket's southernmost tip is picturesque and stunning Nai Harn Beach. Accommodation here is restricted but the beach is relaxed to get to from Kata and Karon. This fronts a lagoon that is either faced to the clear water or closed off by a sandy bunger, depending on the season. A small temple relatively keeps the Nai Harn undeveloped, while Le Meridien Phuket Yacht Club is set its striking location on the northern side. You can always find the upmarket housing development and a few neighborhood cuisine and convenient stores, just 100 metres off the beach.
  • Ya Nui Beach - Phuket's secret location!!!
  • Rawai, Mittraphap and Laem Ka - Rawai Beach is located on the south-eastern side of Phuket. Although beach in not a satisfactory idea for swimming due to shallow water many long tail boats anchored off the shore, it is well-liked and a nice destination to picnic under the shade of big trees and a load of seafood restaurants can be found here. There is a sea-gypsy village located on the eastern edge of the beach which has a small fish market. Besides, you can find a long-tail boat service here to take you away to the smaller surrounding islands.
  • Cape Panwa - Ideal for visitors seeking to get away from it all, journey to peace and relaxation. Cape Panwa is located to the Phuket's southern tip where fertile hills and tropical gardens make sensational views of the Andaman Sea.
  • NOTE, Please take extras care when swimming in the sea during raining season, April to November if the lifeguard flags are saying RED, then swin in the Hotel poll.


Phuket is a hilly island and so it has plenty of good viewpoints to appreciate the spectacular scenery. The journey to find them is half the fun.

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  • Promtep Cape - The view from the cape is like a huge eternity pool from which you can mentally project the far-flung shores of Sri Lanka and the Indian Subcontinent and when night falls here you can peek down to the twinkling lights of Nai Harn Beach and Le Royal Phuket Yacht Club. Some people make the rather demanding trek down to the end of the cape but most stay up in the viewing part for sunset.

  • Windmill Viewpoint - Not far up the coast road from Phromthep you will see several tall, slim white windmills that look just like airplane propellers on top of a hill and facing out to sea. This is the Phromthep Alternative Energy Station and the wind-driven electricity generators stand at this great viewing spot with a vista not unlike that of Phromthep Cape itself - only with much more intimacy as there is just enough room for a few cars to park here.

  • Phuket Big Buddha (Khao Nakkerd) - This fantastic viewpoint is well signed and the 45-metre tall image can easily be seen from most locations in South Phuket. Follow the red signs along Chao Fa West Road and turn down the road with the red arrow and a Buddha sign. Simply walk through the shrine and up the stairs leading to the image. There are limited views over the Andaman Sea but views to the north and to the east are fantastic and one can see just how green this island is and, by contrast, how turquoise its surrounding waters are.

  • Kata Viewpoint - The Thai name for this popular viewpoint is Kho saam haad which means 'Hill of the three beaches' because this hilltop looks down over Kata Noi, Kata beach and Karon beach, as well as Pu Island, off Kata Yai Beach. Situated on the road between Kata and Rawai, it is a fairly well-frequented spot with a car park, nicely cultivated gardens, a few snack outlets and two large pavilions to sit in while you admire the northern-facing vista.

  • Patong Viewpoint - If you head towards Soi Na Nai in Patong then turn up Soi Hassipi by Montes Restaurant you will come across some virgin countryside and obtain good views over the town. Okay, so they have built quite a few condominiums there on the best viewing spots but there's still a lot to see. Stop off at Krua Chom View Restaurant if you're hungry for food and a good view.

  • Radar Hill Viewpoint - If you look up above Patong you will see a bubble-like structure at the very top of the hill. This, at 500 metres, is the highest point on Phuket Island. The views on the way up are spectacular and feature Phuket's Bang Wad reservoir and of course Chalong Bay and the surrounding islands.
    It's worth a few stops along the way to take it all in and when you reach the top you're in for a big surprise as there below, on the other side of the hill spread out like a toy town, is Patong.

  • Khao Khat View Tower (Panwa Viewpoint) - Head towards Cape Panwa and follow the signs first for the Novotel then for 'Khao Khad Views Tower' (Khao Khad is a nearby village). There is ample parking here as well as cafés and shops. So it's no wonder that they call this wonderful place Khao Khad View(s) Tower as there is so much to see here. Like at the Big Buddha viewpoint, it's easy to see from here where the island's open-cast tin mines were in times past and how they have filled in with rainwater, some now serving the municipality as water sources

  • Khao Rang (Phuket Town Viewpoint) - Rang Hill is also a popular jogging route and has the advantage of being shady because of its lush tree canopy. There's plenty of covered and non-covered seating and a one-way system at the top ensures safe parking and access. It is accessed from two locations in Phuket Town: at the junction of Mae Luan and Kosimbee roads and next to Vachira Hospital on Yaorawat Road.

Phuket Islands
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Phuket Island

There are dozens of small islands (ko) between Phuket and Krabi. The following have accommodation:

Ko Bon 10 minutes from Rawai, an ideal island for a day of snorkeling and relaxing.
Ko Hae (Coral Island) 15 minutes by speedboat from Chalong Bay, accessible all year.
Ko Kai
Ko Lon quiet, mostly Muslim island with a few bungalows.
Ko Mai Thon gorgeous little island with only one (expensive) place to stay.
Ko Maphrao (Coconut Island).
Ko Racha (Ko Raya) consists of two islands (Yai and Noi), popular with scuba divers.
Ko Yao two islands halfway to Krabi, with four upmarket resorts.

Phuket Hotels.

We have already said we are not a hotel booking site we do have a number of quality hotels in Phuket that are known to us, so please feel free to take a look and decide for yourselves.

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