Phuket is arguably one of the most beautiful destinations to visit in Thailand, perhaps the World even. Of course, Thailand isn't for everyone, despite the fact that the country certainly has something to offer everyone.
People tend to associate the whole Island of Phuket with Patong, though there is so much more to it. It's not all seedy streets and go-go bars in Phuket. There is a hidden beauty which can be found if you are willing to delve a little deeper.
In this article we will explore the 8 things that make Phuket such a viable choice for your next holiday.
1 – Hundreds of Stunning Beaches
Crisp, white-gold sands and the soothing blue on the Andaman ocean. There is miles and miles of beautiful beaches from the South to the North. Some are crowded with the hustle and bustle of your typical tourist hotspot, while others are quitter, offering the ultimate level of escapism in paradise.
2 – Perfect for Those Who Love to Sail
Whether you're a seasoned professional or a complete amateur, Phuket has some incredible opportunities for sailing. And why wouldn't you want to explore the Andaman ocean surrounding this gorgeous island? There is so much beauty to behold!
3 – The Gorgeous Surrounding Islands
Book yourself a sailing trip or hire a couple of kayaks, because there is so much to explore in the area surrounding Phuket. For the adventurer types, strap in and get ready to explore some of the most stunning scenery in the world.
4 – The Food…OMG THE FOOD!
Thailand offers what is arguably the finest cuisine the world has to offer. While it may not be for everyone, Thai food comes in a wide variety of different cooking styles. So, for those who aren't particularly too keen on spicy food there are plenty of softer dishes…though for those with an iron gut; be sure to order yours Thai Style!
And if you've not got the most adventurous taste buds, worry not; there is plenty of western food around to keep you going. From traditional English pub lunches, to KFC and McDonalds.
5 – A Rich Cultural History
Thailand is draped in one of the richest cultural tapestry's in the World. This can be experienced in Phuket, with some truly stunning architecture and a number of awesome temples to explore.
6 – The Snorkelling and Diving is Great Fun
While Koh Tao is voted the best place in Thailand for diving, Phuket will certainly give it a run for its money. If you're passionate about marine life and would like to find yourself floating amongst some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the World; Phuket is the place for you.
7 – The Most Impeccable Sunsets
Who doesn't love a good sunset? Well, a sunset in Phuket is something to behold indeed. It's almost as though Thailand has its very own, personal Sun which is not only waaaay hotter, but much easier on the eye as well. Phuket offers a number of great vantage points, including a number of stunning bars where you can sit in the emerald green hills and enjoy the solar giant and she settles down for the evening.
8 – The Most Insatiable Luxury Villa Resorts
The most important reason of all! Of course, when you arrive in Phuket you must aim to tick off just a few of the wonderful things listed above; though much of its beauty can be experienced in one of the many stunning luxury villa resorts that Phuket has to offer.
I am talking about the ultimate level of privacy and relaxation. Where you will receive an unparalleled level of service from the friendliest people in the World. Unwind in a gorgeous 5-star spa, dine in the finest restaurants boasting the most beautiful views, savour a bottle or 2 of wine with your better half while you bask in the serenity of your own private pool villa…seriously, what more could you want?