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    Phuket is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, whether one of the best places to hang out at the beach or go island-hopping while experiencing a myriad of ways to entertain yourself. Whether you opt to stay on Phuket Island or experience the surrounding isles in the Andaman Sea, the list of what to do in Phuket is a long one, of local attractions, eateries, or activities.

    Patong Beach

    The most popular beach in Phuket has something for everyone, including rooftop bars, night markets, ziplines, cable skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, cinemas, bowling, and shopping. If you need a little bit of quiet, the northern section offers both tranquillity and scenery.

    Karon Beach

    This long stretch of fine white sand by the Andaman Sea is excellent for windsurfing, kayaking, banana boat rides, wakeboarding, water skiing, or even just getting a little quiet time for yourself.

    Kamala Beach

    This increasingly popular spot offers fun for the entire family, featuring a beautiful beach, clear waters during the high season, restaurants, shopping, and nearby hotels.

    Kata Beach

    The most visited Phuket beach after Patong, this one is less crowded in comparison while offering much in the way of eateries, shopping, nightlife, hotels, and enjoyment for the whole family.

    Kalim Beach

    Located just north of Patong, this is one of Phuket’s best spots for surfing. Other activities include seaside dining, rollerball, and snorkelling at high tide.

    Kata Noi Beach

    Only 700 metres long, but with scenery made up of clear seas, soft sand, and nearby jungle. Popular activities here include banana boat rides, parasailing, and snorkelling.

    Nai Harn Beach

    Characterized by its white sand, surrounding green hills, and various small islands in southern Phuket, this beach manages to be one of the cleanest and safest swimming beaches in the area despite being close to multiple restaurants, hotels, and shops.

    Surin Beach

    Located along Millionaire’s Row on Phuket’s west coast, this is one of the loveliest beaches on the island, featuring fine white sand and clear waters, making it excellent for sunbathing, snorkelling, and kayaking, among other waterside activities. It is also surrounded by boutique shops, upper-scale resorts, and residences.

    Phuket Walking Street

    Also known as Lardyai, this night market can be found on Thalang Road in the Phuket Old Town every Sunday evening. Here, families can get a taste of southern Thailand’s delicacies, local handicrafts, toys, and gift stalls to go with entertainment such as musical performances.

    Phuket Weekend Market

    The largest night market in the province, Naka Market alias Talad Tai Rot alias Chaofa Variety Weekend Market is located just outside Phuket Town.

    Phuket Aquarium

    This venue in Mueang Phuket District features an underwater tunnel, the Phuket Marine Biological Centre, which is centred around rescuing dolphins, dugongs, turtles, and a turtle hatchery.

    Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park

    This 60-acre park features a technologically advanced theatre that seats 3,000, a massive 4,000-seat dining facility that serves both Thai and international dishes, and a shopping street that aims to entertain visitors.

    Wat Chalong

    Wat Chalong is the largest, most revered and visited of Phuket’s temples. The tallest building on its grounds is a 60-metre stupa housing a bone shard believed to be from the Buddha.

    Wat Khao Rang

    This Buddhist temple features a large gold seated statue of the Buddha along with other Buddhist art pieces such as statues and carvings.

    Wat Phra Thong

    This temple, one of the oldest on the island, is famed for housing Luang Poh Phra Thong (Golden Buddha), a half-buried golden statue of the Buddha.

    Wat Srisoonthorn

    Also known as Wat Lipon, this temple’s claim to fame is its 29-metre tall statue of a reclining Buddha along with other statues, carvings, a small bell tower, and even a fortune-telling machine.

    Wat Phra Nang Sang

    Located in Thalang District, the oldest Thai temple in Phuket features multiple unfinished buildings, the art within mixing Chinese and Thai influences.

    Wat Suwan Kuha

    Also known as Wat Tham, this temple in Phang Nga stands out because the entire structure is a decorated limestone cave. This attraction features a 15-metre reclining Buddha, religious art, and some monkeys that live in the area.

    Big Buddha

    This 45-metre-tall statue sits atop the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and is an iconic emblem, making it one of the must-see spots in Phuket.

    Phuket Trickeye Museum

    For quirky things to do in Phuket, this interactive painting exhibition in Mueang Phuket District offers fun for families through murals that create a 3D illusion.

    Thavorn Museum

    Situated in the Old Thavorn Hotel, visitors can check out all the items discarded by the hotel ever since it first opened to get a taste of local history.

    Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

    Visitors can go swimming with and bathe the resident elephants with the help of mahouts at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. English speaking guides are available to provide educational information about the animals. In addition, you can appreciate the view of nearby beaches and jungles.

    Karon View Point

    This vantage point just south of Kata Noi Beach provides an excellent view of Phuket’s hillside, Kata Noi, Kata Yai, and Karon Beaches, as well as the Andaman Sea and Koh Pu.

    Phuket Tiger Kingdom, Thailand

    This venue in the Kathu District allows visitors to interact with the resident tigers under the watchful eye of English-speaking guides. You can also dine at the on-site restaurant.

    Phuket Town Baba Museum

    Also known as the Peranakannitat Museum or Chalermraj Centre, this museum located within an old Standard Chartered Bank building depicts the culture and history of the Peranakan (also known as the Baba-Nyonya) people.

    AC’s Phuket Fishing Park

    This venue allows families to practice lake fishing for freshwater fish such as striped catfish, Siamese carp, spotted-tiger catfish, and more using either bread or baits.

    Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

    The Chalong bay rum distillery in Mueang Phuket District offers a factory tour so visitors can learn how the rum is produced using Thai sugar cane juice and offers sample tastings.

    Phang Nga Bay

    Located in the Strait of Malacca between Phuket and the mainland, the famed Phang Nga Bay is defined by its unmistakable limestone karsts. Visitors can sail to iconic islands such as James Bond Island, Hong Island, Koh Panyee, and Samet Nangshe Viewpoint. One of the most popular things to do is sea kayaking and discover the various caves scattered throughout the islands.

    Phuket Simon Cabaret

    Located in the Kathu District, the venue’s amphitheatre is capable of comfortably seating a large number of spectators eager to see the female impersonator performers.

    Old Phuket Town

    One of the top things to do in Phuket is to visit Old Phuket town which features many shophouses built in the Sino-Portuguese style, local Thai restaurants, coffee shops, Buddhist temples, Chinese shrines, and even some museums. The most popular parts of the area are the city centre and Thalang Road.

    Koh Panyee

    This fishing village in Phang Nga Bay was built on stilts by Malay fishermen, with the local population being descended from two families from Java.

    Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

    One of the most popular spots in Phang Nga is found on a hilltop. Here, you can take in a view over the karsts of the Bay while also stargazing.

    Koh Yao Yai

    This island in the Andaman Sea is known for its mangroves, rubber plantations, and fishing villages, alongside beaches such as Loh Paret and Loh Jark. The local waters are excellent dive sites, with natural scenery in the form of coral.

    Koh Yao Noi

    Due to its relative obscurity, the area is preferred for those looking to simply relax among beautiful natural scenery.

    KOH NAKHA YAI AND KOH NAKA NOI

    The larger of the two, Nakha Yai, features coconut trees and white sandy beaches. To its south, Nakha Noi has a single beach but is better known for its pearl farm.

    Racha Islands

    Also known as the Raya Islands, these are popular locations for diving and snorkelling. Racha Yai is more populous, with more accommodations for extended stays. Racha Noi is comparatively quiet, but as a result, is more optimal for those looking to avoid crowds.

    Similan Islands

    One of the Andaman Sea’s best-known island groups features thick forests, beautiful coral sand beaches, piles of boulders, and coral reefs that have made this area popular with divers.

    Koh HAE

    Also known as Coral Island, this is the most popular small island south of Phuket. Day-trippers will discover a place covered in jungle with three beaches: Long Beach, Banana Beach, and Freedom Beach that are decent spots for swimming.

    James Bond Island

    James Bond island is best known as a shooting location for the 1974 Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. Its popularity stems from the beautiful natural scenery and iconic limestone towers.

    Bangla Road

    Also known as Bangla Walking Street, this road serves as the heart of Phuket’s nightlife. After sunset, the road is closed to traffic, transforming into a venue for street performers, street vendors, bars, clubs, and adult entertainment.

    JUI TUI Shrine

    This traditional Chinese temple is one of Phuket’s oldest and most respected spiritual centres, playing a major role in the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival, as well as being a place where locals can celebrate special occasions or visit during hard times.

    Shrine of the Serene Light

    Also known as Sang Tham Shrine, this Chinese shrine characterized by its Hokkien-Chinese architectural sensibilities, is one of the most popular in the city.

    Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

    The GRP operates in the tropical forest around Bang Pae Waterfall, Khao Phra Theaw National Park, and rehabilitates gibbons that have been hunted or mistreated with the intention of eventual release back into the wild. Visitors can see the gibbons from a distance and learn more about the project.

    SOI dog Foundation

    This non-profit organization works to care for homeless and abused cats and dogs in Thailand, and visitors can volunteer their time to either help care for the resident animals, walk or even adopt them.

    Monkey Hill

    Also known as Toh Sae Hill, this is the highest hill in Phuket Town. Its name stems from the hundreds of macaques living there. A popular shrine honouring three holy spirits lies at its bottom, as people come to ask for lucky lottery numbers.

    Patong Boxing Stadium Sainamyen

    Located in the Kathu District, the largest boxing stadium in southern Thailand is a great place for those looking to see a real Muay Thai match.

    Bangla Stadium

    This arena on Patong Beach not only features Muay Thai, but four beer bars with hostesses to tide you over when not watching fights, which are scheduled three nights a week.

    Dino Park Mini Golf & Restaurant

    Located within the Marina Phuket Resort, the miniature golf courses at this place are based around a dinosaur motif complete with volcanoes and exotic foliage. Hungry golfers can also dine at the ‘Dino Bar’ restaurant.

    Jungceylon Shopping Mall

    Situated on Patong Beach, this Phuket shopping centre features a supermarket, various entertainment venues, a department store, over 200 boutiques, a resort hotel, and plenty of restaurants and bars.

    Central Festival Phuket

    This shopping mall and its extension on the other side of the road form the preeminent complexes of their kind in the area, with over 400 outlets, one of Thailand’s largest aquariums, cinemas, an interactive 3D museum, family entertainment options, and various eateries.

    Phuket Zoo

    This private zoo features multiple shows and exhibits but is perhaps better known for the controversies surrounding the welfare of its resident animals.

    Siam Niramit Phuket

    This lakeside venue offers family-friendly entertainment aimed at displaying traditional cultural beliefs through song, dance, and martial arts, while the grounds outside the theatre feature traditional Thai houses, a floating market, shops, open-air performances, and games.

    Phuket – Overview

    Phuket is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, as one of the best places to hang out at the beach or go island-hopping while experiencing a myriad of ways to entertain yourself. Whether you opt to stay on Phuket Island or experience the surrounding isles in the Andaman Sea, the list of what to do in Phuket is a long one, be it the local attractions, eateries, or activities.

    The Phuket beaches number over 30 in total. Patong and Karon Beach are among the better known, offering visitors activities such as snorkelling, diving, parasailing, and jet-skiing for starters. Other options include Kamala, Kata, Kata Noi, and Kalim Bay.

    If you wish to purchase souvenirs, shops can be found on Phuket Walking Street in the Old Town and the Phuket Weekend Market, also known as the Naka Market.

    Those looking for attractions have much to choose from. For entertainment, you can visit the Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park, the Simon Cabaret, and the Phuket Aquarium. If you’re in a more cultured mood, there are many Buddhist temples in the area, the most prominent of which is Wat Chalong. On the other hand, if you’re interested in local history, venues worth a look at are the Phuket Trickeye Museum, Thavorn Museum, Phuket Baba Museum, and the various Sino-Portuguese shophouses and buildings on Thalang Road. And for those looking for something different, AC’s Phuket Fishing Park offers freshwater fishing for several species of fish.

    Watch or join the colourful and exciting activities in Phuket!

    If you time your trip right, you can also observe local fairs and festivals. The month of July sees the Kathu Festival and Cape Panway Hotel Phuket Race Week, while the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

    Or perhaps you happen to be eager to sample the Phuket nightlife. In that case, Patong is the epicentre, although you also can find scenes in Kata, Karon, Phuket Town, Bangtao Beach, and Rawai.

    Outside of the island itself, you can also arrange a boat ride to one of the islands nearby, including such names as Koh Yao Yai, Koh Yao Noi, and Nakha Yai.

    Because of its status as a tourist spot, Phuket has a bevvy of dining options aimed at both locals and foreigners alike, with seafood being a consistent presence. Chances are that you will find whatever meal it is you’re in the mood for if you know where to look, be it Thai food or something Western.

    Read through the rest of this page now for more information on Phuket’s tourist attractions and activities. If you have further questions or can’t find anything, don’t hesitate to contact us now.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the most popular things to do around Phuket?

    Being well-known for its beaches and local attractions, some of the most popular things to do in Phuket, Thailand include visiting Phang Nga Bay, Koh Phi Phi, local beaches like Patong, island-hopping, seeing the Big Buddha, checking out the Phuket Walking Street on Thalang Road each Sunday evening, and Old Phuket Town.

    What are the best islands to explore near Phuket?

    Reviews cite the best islands to explore near Phuket are Koh Phi Phi, the Similan Islands, the Racha Islands, Coral Island (Koh Hae), Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi, the Koh Khai islands, Koh Bon, Koh Maphrao, and Koh Rang Yai.

    Should I book tours in advance or once in Phuket?

    It depends on what your concerns about safety and costs are. If you wish to be conservative and stick with reputable names, consider booking in advance, as it will give you time to do the necessary research. Smaller parties, however, can opt to book tours after arriving in Phuket. Be aware that if you do opt to book tours while in Phuket, it may be best to do so in tourist-heavy spots like Patong Beach or Bangla Road.

    What are the top attractions to visit in Phuket?

    Visitors mention the top Phuket attractions as the Soi Dog Foundation, Bang Tao Beach, Freedom Beach, Monkey Hill, and Jungeceylon.

    What are the best outdoor activities in Phuket?

    The best outdoor activities in Phuket should include a trip to Patong Beach, the Soi Dog Foundation and island hopping, as well as water sports and snorkelling.

    What are the best day trips from Phuket?

    The best day trips from Phuket are adventure trips to the Phi Phi Islands, the Phuket City Tour, the Phuket Best Half Day City Tour, the Maiton, Coral and Racha Island Snorkeling Trip By Seaboat, and the Phi Phi Islands Early Bird & View Point Hike.

    What can you do in Phuket in 3 days?

    With the right scheduling and imagination, visitors can fit in plenty of activities. However, we would recommend using the first day to tour the island as thoroughly as possible. The second day should be used to really get into things, whether island-hopping, checking out the beaches, or seeing a Muay Thai match. The last day should be exploited to the fullest. Do whatever you really can’t miss out on before you go, be it shopping, enjoying the local entertainment, signing up for Phuket tours, or even more island-hopping.

    What can you do in Phuket during the day?

    The best things to do in Phuket during the day, when the nightlife is irrelevant, include trying the local beaches like Kata Noi beach, checking out the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery, visiting the local temples and seeing the Big Buddha, getting some perspective at Karon View Point, or visiting the Phuket Tiger Kingdom.

    When is the Best Time to Visit Phuket?

    The best time to go to Phuket is between November and April, as weather conditions then are ideal for beach activities. The rest of the year is more likely to see monsoons, making activities like boating potentially hazardous.

    What should I avoid in Phuket?

    Some specifics to avoid in Phuket would be renting motorbikes without proper license or experience, exchanging currency near airports, and the so-called jet ski scam. At the same time, be mindful of local customs. In recent years, taking photographs of or with endangered wildlife is already discouraged.

    Is Phuket worth visiting?

    Yes. But if you still need convincing, check out the rest of this page and our website.

    What is Phuket best known for?

    Phuket is best known for its beaches and associated activities on and around the famous island, although to a lesser extent, attention is paid to its temples and local nightlife too.

    Where is the Best Location for Tourists to Stay in Phuket?

    Traveller recommendations say first-time visitors should try Phuket town, those on a budget should go to Karon, tourists eager for the nightlife should stay at Patong, families should stay in Kamala, and those looking to be in the centre of things should try Kata. Others suggest couples and families should stay in the north and south Patong, although they and honeymooners can also opt for Karon and Kata, singles and party people should try central Patong, those intrigued by local culture and history should stay in the Old Town, visitors preferring luxury and privacy Bang Tao, and those wanting easy access to the airport should stay at Mai Khao Beach.

    What to know before going to Phuket?

    Before going to Phuket, would-be visitors should know a few things. If you plan on going snorkelling or other activities requiring gear, it is highly recommended you bring your own since you would otherwise be renting or using shared items. The more crowded a tour, the cheaper, so you will have to figure out a balance between your wallet and intimacy. Booking tours at a hotel may be more expensive. Keep a close eye on any deals, as anything that sounds too good to be true probably is. Still, unless you have other means of transportation, tours are your best bet for moving across islands. It also helps if you know at least a little Thai to be on the safe side, particularly when getting around or avoiding scams.

    What are the best temples in Phuket?

    Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong). The most revered and well-known temple in Phuket. Stories about Luang Poo Cham with healing powers and Phra BoromSareerikatat (a fragment of the Buddha’s bone) kept on top of Phra Mahathat Chedi are many. Located 10km from Phuket town, you can get to the temple by taxi or tuk-tuk. A city day tour of Phuket always includes Wat Chalong in the itinerary. Don’t go on weekends or Thai public holidays though, the temple tends to be busy with crowds.
    Big Buddha Temple (Wat Khao Nakkerd). The Big Buddha shrine is on top of Nakkerd Hill, in the Karon district. Formally named Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri, the statue is 45 metres tall and decorated with 135 tons of white marble from Burma. From the shrine, you can see Chalong Bay to Phuket Town and even Phang Nga Bay on clear weather days. Kata Bay, Kata Noi Bay and Promthep Cape and Rawai can be also seen. Not to forget the stunning sunsets from this viewpoint.
    Kathu Temple (Wat Kathu). A quiet local temple near the Phuket Tin Mining Museum, and the Kathu Waterfall.
    Wat Phra Thong (or Wat Phra Phud). An ancient temple in Phuket, Wat Phra Thon is located in the northern part of Phuket island, near Thep Krasattree Road and around 10km from the Phuket International Airport. The main attraction in this temple is the half-buried golden Buddha image. There are also ancient artefacts of the Phuketian people.
    Wat Koh Sirey. Located on the hilltop of Sirey island, southeast of Phuket island, this temple presents a panoramic view of Phuket Town. There are Buddha images along the entrance and the big image of a reclining Buddha and the Phra That Inn, a big 5.5m golden stone.

    Are there flights to Chalong Bay?

    There are weekly flights from Bangkok to Chalong, with a flight time of 1 hour and 25 minutes.

    What are the best things to do in Phuket for children and families?

    Phuket is undoubtedly one of, if not the best or popular family holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. Its amazing beaches, great resorts and hotel accommodations plus the tasty food fare, combined with events and activities that are fun and exciting or calm and relaxing, you choose! To help you decide, here are some of the best things you can see and do in Phuket.
    Splash Jungle Phuket. Popular with children, this water theme park with various slide choices like tube slides, body slides, a family raft ride, and a wave pool and more. There is a kids zone for littler children to have their own water fun among fellow toddlers. In the park are likewise cafes and bars, a swim-up var, lockers for rent and souvenir shops that have swimming stuff in stock, and there are rooms and pool villas for an overnight stay – which children would clamour for, I’m sure!
    James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay. This is a must-see in Phuket, Phang Nga Bay amidst soaring limestone cliffs and spectacular rock formations. The most famous island in this bay is Koh Tapu, or popularly called James Bond Island, due to its being one of the locations of the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun.” This area is one of Phuket top attractions with many day tours bringing travellers to enjoy kayaking, surely a great activity for children.
    Snorkelling in the Similan Islands. A popular destination for day trips, the Similan Islands National Park is made up of 9 islands northwest of Phuket and is said to have the best snorkelling spots in the country. It is one of the top Phuket tourist attractions with its clear turquoise waters perfect for snorkelling and diving. Similan Islands day tours itineraries have several stops for snorkelling and swimming and lunch on one of the coral white sandy beaches. This island group is also the site for another Phuket must-see – migrating manta rays and whale sharks between February and April. With older kids, a liveaboard dive trip would be more fun. Just remember that the national park is closed from May to October, the monsoon season.
    Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. There are reportedly two elephant parks following the ethical and moral standards for animal welfare, the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary in Paklok and the Elephant Retirement Park. These parks have half-day programs but adhere to the general norm to diminish real contact with the elephants, like riding the elephants, or do tricks like painting, even bathing is being discouraged. If you want your children to see these lovable gentle giants up close, do proper research and visit a park that genuinely cares for the rescued elephants properly. You are teaching your children real-life values about all creatures of nature and giving them a fulfilling family holiday in Phuket.
    Phuket Big Buddha, or the Great Buddha of Phuket, is one of the famous Phuket attractions and activities. This statue is a seated Maravija Buddha with the official name of Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Eknakiri or Ming Mongkol Buddha for short. 45 metres in height, this Buddha is visible across the whole Phuket island. At the site, you get a 360-degree view over the island and a perfect point from which to view the sunset.
    Phuket Old Town Tour. Phuket Old Town is a quaint section of Phuket that showcases the interesting combination of Chinese-European architecture which structures, well preserved, are a wonderful sight in a walking historical tour. The influx of Chinese labourers and European miners into Phuket happened in the 19th century at the height of the tin mining industry of the town. One of the exciting things to see in Phuket Old Town happens on Sunday afternoons when Thalang Road transforms into Phuket Walking Street. There is a vibrant night market event, souvenir shops, food stalls for local cuisine and Thai street food, and an entertainment show or two for the kids.
    Rebel Rock Climbing. A 700sqm+ wall space with a boulder wall, top out boulder wall, top rope wall and lead climb wall, this indoor rock climbing facility is one of the must-see places in Phuket. There are 2-3 hour courses for adults and kids of all levels with a cafe on site.
    Wake Boarding. There are two wake parks that should be among the fun things to do in Phuket – the Anthem Wake Park, beside Rebel Rock Climbing. This is a cable wakeboarding park on a fresh-water lake where both beginners and experts can wakeboard safely, in 11 obstacles around the circuit. For total beginners, there are training cables available. There is also the International Wake Park Phuket, a bigger facility with a wakeboarding lake, a fun surf simulator, two swimming pools and a mangrove kayaking spot.

    What are the best beaches in Phuket?

    Phuket is famous for its stunningly remarkable beaches. There are more than 30 of these dotting the island, with their own unique attractions of atmosphere, facilities, scenery and views, even sand texture. Here are the most reviewed by travellers:
    Kata Beach. Here one can experience popular activities in Phuket like surfing, snorkelling, swimming, island-hopping, chilling on drinks at the end of the day. Sand is soft and coral-white, waters are clean, budget food and drink stalls are available, as well as great beachfront hotels and restaurants, with Mom Tri’s Kitchen among the popular ones. Most of all, Kata Beach doesn’t get too crowded for comfort.
    Freedom Beach. Freedom Beach will give you the feel of real freedom from stress – it is accessible only by boat or thru a footpath. Its isolation makes it unfettered of water sports and other common activities in Phuket beaches including roaming sellers, but not deprived of a restaurant and lounging facilities.
    Surin Beach. A beach of natural beauty, with its soft sandy shore dotted with trees and clear waters, it hosts a number of the island’s exclusive hotels and other establishments.
    Nai Harn Beach. Located south of the island, Nai Harn Beach emerged from quiet and secluded to busy and popular. There is a large lake almost right behind the beach that hasn’t been developed and allowed the area to keep its serene atmosphere. With lifeguards around and the soft sand sloping gently to the sea, this is a family-friendly destination, with several hotels and shops and restaurants available for your favourite Thai food. There is kite-surfing on the beach on windy days too.
    Bangtao Beach. One of the longest beaches on the island, Bangtao Beach has some of its top hotels, restaurants and beach clubs, making it a popular destination for all kinds of travellers. Because of its size, there is always a chance to find a spot for some peaceful relaxation.
    Patong Beach. Located on the west coast of the island, Pa tong is always on the list of best beaches with its fine sandy shore. It is the most popular among all travellers to the island also because right behind are several great hotels and restaurants and the hub of Phuket nightlife.
    Karon Beach. The third-longest beach and almost perfectly straight, lined with trees on the southern end while volleyball nets and beachfront restaurants dot the north. Karon Beach is described to have the squeakiest sand on the whole island because it’s super fine and soft that there is a squeaky sound made by your walk. There are almost no rocks along the stretch of this beach making it a safe spot for swimming.
    Kata Noi Beach. Literally meaning “little Kata Beach,” Kata Noi is right next to its bigger sibling. It is the smallest of the island’s best beaches but its popularity among travellers is not small at all! The sand is so fine, the sea is beautiful, the few restaurants and hotels on this beach are among the best. It is quieter than its big sibling so its ambience is more relaxed. The waters on this beach present wonderful surfing and snorkelling experiences, too.
    Ya Nui Beach. Another small yet popular beach among travellers to Phuket. With beautifully soft sand and inviting clear water below Windmill Viewpoint, a great location for photo ops and a wonderful dive spot for snorkelers. There are great restaurants, accommodations and vendors for that amazing Thai street food experience nearby.
    Paradise Beach. Not so long and with a little rocky headland, it’s like there are 2 beaches. Paradise Beach is near Pa Tong, with a white sandy shore lined with palm trees and calm water and a soft seabed. This beach hosts the Paradise Beach Club, thus paving the entry of various other facilities, restaurants and bars, kayaks, beach chairs. Most of all, in line with its name, only Paradise Beach hosts the beach parties in the mode of Koh Phangan!

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