Discover the secret places of Phuket and find an ideal retreat in your own villa
Phuket, Thailand’s largest island south of Bangkok is one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide. Long white sand beaches, crystal clear water, the spectacular backdrop of huge limestone cliffs and the endless hospitality of local people give the island the name “Pearl of the Andaman Sea” and invite you to a relaxing holiday in the tropical holiday paradise.
Although the west coast of Phuket was hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004, there remains hardly no evidence. Phuket has a perfect developed tourist infrastructure with accommodation for all tastes, spas and wellness oases to relax and a variety of restaurants serving delicious Thai cuisine.
The offer for active tourists ranges from any water sports such as snorkeling, diving, kite surfing and sailing to golfing. If you are looking for entertainment and nightlife you should visit the lively and well-known Patong Beach. Surin Beach is popular due to the many beach bars.
Despite the many tourists, the island has still preserved places where rest seekers can enjoy their holidays. Beaches such as Nai Han and Nai Thon or the Panwa Bay are still secluded. Full tranquility can be found at the northernmost beach in Mai Khao Beach. The beaches of Kata and Karon Beach are also quiet and Bang Tao Beach offers far away from the hustle and bustle several restaurants and bars.
In the interior of the island, the tropical jungle landscapes with waterfalls invite you to go hiking or cycling. The Sirinat National Park is an Eldorado for nature lovers. The park consists mainly of casuarina trees and mangrove forests, where many bird species are native. The long secluded sandy beaches with coral reefs and a variety of colorful fish that are part of the national park are an ideal snorkeling spot.
Also worth a visit are the Phang-Nga Bay with the famous James Bond Rock, Koh Phi Phi in the South West, the Khao Lak Region or the Similan Islands, which is considered to be the most beautiful dive paradise in the world with its 11 islands.