Phuket has become one of the best holiday destinations in Southeast Asia and is one of Thailand's busiest travel destinations. He replaced Bali as the most popular holiday island in the region.
What makes Phuket Island such a great travel destination?
Phuket is first and foremost a cheap holiday destination. Hotels, resorts and guest houses in Phuket can be found in all price categories, and ratings and rates are significantly cheaper than what anyone in Europe or America would find.
Eating at restaurants or buying drinks at Phuket bars or clubs is also less expensive than what most tourists are used to paying back to their home countries.
Beaches in Phuket
The beaches lined with palm trees on Phuket are of course world-renowned for their crystal white sand and the clear waters of the Andaman Sea. One of the most beautiful and popular beaches found on Phuket Island are the beaches in Patong, Kamala, Karon, Kata and Nai Harn.
Phuket nightlife is another reason why many tourists visit Phuket every year on holiday. Many tourists seem to keep coming back every year, especially for Phuket's nightlife and bars.
Most of Phuket's nightlife spots can be found at Patong Beach along the famous Soi Bangla. A number of major clubs are located along Bangla Road in Patong, including the very popular Tiger Disco and the new Seduction Disco.
You can also find hundreds of beer bars along the Bangla Road and many small streets leading to Soi Bangla. Each beer bar has a number of beautiful Thai ladies who work for them who are there to please the customers.
Shopping in Phuket
In the past, shopping in Phuket was not one of the most interesting activities for tourists because of the lack of a wide variety of shops and products. Most stores sold the same custom-made clothes, movies and software, and fake designer clothes.
Over the last few years, however, a number of major Phuket shopping centers have opened, featuring well-known international retailers, unique local boutiques, as well as international outlets such as Outback Steakhouse and Burger King.
If you are going to visit Phuket for a vacation, please be sure to visit the brand new Phuket Junkceylon Mall in Patong or the Central Carnival Mall along the Phuket Bypass.