Phuket Destination Guide
Nestled in the tropical zone off the west coast of the southern
part of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean,
the province covers an area of approximately 543 square
kilometers (excluding small islets). It is estimated that
Phuket Province covers an area of approximately 590 square
kilometers if it’s 39 other small islands are included.
The island’s total length, from north to south, is
estimated at 48.7 kilometers and approximately 21.3 kilometers
Staying on the island is easy, as there are only two seasons
in a year – the rainy season (May to October) and
the hot season (November to April). Visitors are not recommended
to travel to Phuket between September and October as they
are the wettest months. The best period for a visit, however,
is from November to February, when it is possible to see
the clear blue sky, feel the fresh sea breeze and marvel
at the crystal clear water while lying on powdery, palm-fringed
beaches. Average temperatures ranges between 23°C and
Phuket has a lot more to offer its visitors other than its
natural heritage – sea, sand, sky, beach, forest,
and world renowned diving sites. Sino-Portuguese architecture
casts its spell delighting travelers to the city, while
Phuket-style hospitality has never failed to impress visitors
from all walks of life. In addition, accommodations ranging
from world-class resorts to tropical-style bungalows have
warmly catered to the different needs of travelers. For
seafood lovers, there is a lot more to sample than just
Phuket’s famous lobster. Altogether, these characteristics
have made Phuket a truly unique destination.
The most important Buddhist temple in Phuket, where people
usually go to worship and pray for anything they wish.
One of attraction that should not be missed is the spectacular
sunset at Promthep Cape, right in the south of the island.
Not only foreign tourists, but also local people like to
spend their evenings watching the horizon until the sky
There is no place to give you the exotic panoramic view
of Phuket town as from the top of Rang Hill. It is located
to the north of Phuket town.
This is the area that attracts most tourists visiting Phuket,
with the combination of its powdery sand, Pacific sea, blue
sky, and great variety of shopping and entertainment places.
There are many outdoor and sporting activities available,
such as scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, and many
more, to suit all needs.
Kata / Karon Beach
You will feel as though you have your own beach while you
are walking on these peaceful beaches. After dark, just
a couple minutes walk takes you to the entertainment areas.
In addition, a host of shops are always ready to warmly
welcome you and are open almost around the clock.
Nai Yang Beach
This is quiet and clean beach where just a few businesses
have been located, therefore, it is still clean and natural.
Also, Naiyang National Park has been established to take
care of the snorkeling among the beautiful and colorful
coral reefs is extremely worthwhile and rewarding. Naiyang
is just 5 minutes south of Phuket Airport.
It was onw of the first coastal areas on Phuket to be developed,
simply because it was near and there was already large fishing
community call "Sea Gypsy village " The beach
is not great but there is a lot happening in or near Rawai.
A must, if sunbathing on a quiet, private and clean beach
is one of your favorite activities, however this beach is
not advertised for swimming because of the acute slope of
the beach. Renting a car or a motorcycle is recommended
for visiting this area, as the local bus schedule is not
convenient for touring. Surin is located 5 kms. North of
Phang Nga Bay
Spectacular limestone scenery rising from the sea, mangroves,
sea caves and little coves - this is Phang Nga Bay! One
of southern Thailand's most scenic areas.
Phi Phi Islands
Perfect white sand beaches, crystal water, amazing natural
scenery. In fact there are two Phi Phi Islands. The smaller
Phi Phi Ley - is uninhabited and simply created for Snorkeling.