Phuket is located approximately 862 kilometres
south of Bangkok.
There are only two seasons in a year the green
season ( May to October) and the hot season (November
Phuket is divided into 3 adminstrative districts:
namely, amphoe Mueng, Amphoe Thaland and Amphoe
The beaches of the south coast are typically crowded,
while the north is far more tranquil.
All the major beaches (such as Patong beach, Kata
beach, Karon beach, Nai Han beach, Mai Khao beach
, Nai Yang beach) offer instruction and equipment
for diving, snorkling, wind surfing and sailing.
Don't forget to notice red flag! before swim.
Literally translate as Brahmas Cape, Laem Phromthep
is perhaps one of Phuket's most important landmarks.
There is a saying that you havent been to Phuket
unless you visit Laem Phromthep. It is here that
visitors soak up the sun and savor the breathtaking
panoramic view of the Andaman Sea from the islands
southern-most tip. The Cape is crowded especially
in the evening, as it is a popular observation
point at sunset. Laem Phromthep is located approximately
2 kilometers from Rawai Beach.
Located approximately 17 kilometers from Phuket
City are Kata Noi (Small Kata) and Kata Yai (Big
Kata) Beaches. Both are renowned for snorkeling
to see the coral, tropical fishes and the seas
eco-system. Also worth visiting is Ko Pu, a small
uninhabited island located off Laem Sai. Most
visitors find snorkeling along the islands rich
coral reef enjoyable. Diverse beach activities
are available on both beaches. Accommodations
on Kata beach are set amidst tropical and cliff
settings. Visitors can choose to stay in budget
to top end accommodations according to their preference.
Well known hotels located here are Club Med and
the Boathouse. For more information on how to
get there, please refer to the transportation
section in Karon beach.
Located a few kilometers from Kata Beach, next
to Phromthep Cape, approximately 18 kilometers
from town is Nai Han Beach, an extra-ordinary
beach that has white powdery sand and crystal
clear water. The beach borders on two charming
landscaped lagoons surrounded by rubber trees
and other tropical plants. As the beach has not
yet been fully developed to its full potential,
it is less crowded, more peaceful, thus is ideal
for people seeking solitude. Holidaymakers are
not recommended to swim during the monsoon season
from May to October. Watch out for the red flag!
Despite having a rather limited selection of accommodations,
they range from budget bungalows to the top-class
Yacht Club. Check with the TAT Phuket Office for
more up-to-date information and room rates. This
beach can be reached by songthaeos, which leaves
from the intersection of Ranong Road and the fountain
circle. The fare is 25 baht / person / trip. In
addition, visitors can also charter tuk-tuks which
costs a lot more at 150 baht to 200 baht / trip.
This Beach is the most developed, most vibrant,
most visited beach of Phuket that never fails
to impress visitors. Located approximately 15
kilometers from the city, the beach has a wide
range of accommodations and shopping arcades,
and provides magnificent leisure activities and
energetic night-time entertainment.It is a picture
perfect postcard view of a 3-kilometer long white
sandy beach that is perfect for swimming, lazing,
and enjoying challenging water sports such as
jet skiing, windsurfing snorkeling, sailing, and
following places offer enjoyable activities:
• Phuket Water Ski Cableways: Tel: 0 7620 2525-7
• Simon Cabaret: Tel: 0 7634 2011-5
• Tarzans Jungle Bungy Jump: Tel: 0 7632 1351
• Tazans Catapult Bungy: Tel: 0 1464 1581
• Patong Go-kart Speedway: Tel: 0 7632 1949
• Phuket Joyland: Tel: 0 7620 3005
• Horror House: Tel: 0 7629 3123
addition, Patong offers gastronomical delights
for seafood lovers. There are plenty of good restaurants
located along the beach.
Located approximately 26 kilometers from Phuket
City, Kamala Beach is a relatively secluded 2
kilometer beach that is suitable for total relaxation.
Accommodations are available.
This monument was established by local residents
in 1966 to honor the heroic deeds of Thao Thepkasattri
and Thao Srisunthorn. It is located at the Tha
Ruea intersection, Amphoe Thalang.
The island consists of Racha Yai and Racha Noi
islands located south of Phuket. Koh Racha Yai
(Big Racha) has an enchanting beach located on
the west between the valleys that resembles horseshoes.
The area is known as Ao Bungalow which is famous
for its white powdery beach and crystal clear
water. Visitors can marvel at the delightful panoramic
view of the whole island from the vantage point
at the peak of the mountain located south of the
bay. Koh Racha Yai is the ultimate place to explore
the wonders of the underwater world, especially
at Ao Siam, Ao Tue and Khon Kae. Accommodations
are available. Koh Racha Noi (Small Racha) is
located just 10 kilometers from Big Racha Island.
Originating from the accumulation of coral stones,
the island has more rocky hills than beaches,
thus the island is more suitable for fishing.
To get there, visitors can charter long-tailed
or speed boats from Chalong Pier. Alternatively,
they can buy a package tour from reliable travel