Phuket is one of the more popular islands in Thailand. It is home to a lot of picturesque beaches in Thailand. Located in Andaman Sea, Phuket’s geography is very diverse. From white sand beaches to limestone cliffs, it is definitely a sight to see. In this article, we list down the best beaches in the island as well as some tips you can use during your trip to the island. Here are the best beaches in Phuket.
- Patong Beach
The most popular is Patong Beach. It is one of the busiest areas of Phuket and it is home to a lot of luxury resorts, restaurants, nightclubs, and bars in the area. If you are staying in one of the hotels in Patong Beach, you will be able to enjoy all of the conveniences of the area such as its proximity to markets and of course the world famous Phuket beach. Although quite touristy, there are still a lot of areas of Patong Beach that are exclusive to resort guests. You can also take a boat to less accessible beaches in the area. It is the perfect location for those who want to experience a very active nightlife in the island.
If you are looking for a quiet stay in one of the hotels in Phuket, Patong is definitely something you should avoid. Laguna Beach in Phuket is home to a lot of five star resorts in the island. It offers you the same picturesque beach views without the crowds. Only problem is there are not a lot of restaurants in the area which makes it very expensive because you will constantly have to dine in the five star resorts in the area. It is perfect destination for couples celebrating their honeymoon or celebrating a special anniversary.
Another popular destination in Phuket is Kata Beach. Less touristy than Patong Beach but all the conveniences of the island centre, Kata Beach is perfect for those looking for a very accessible vacation. There are a lot of accommodations of that suits different budgets. But Kata Beach is best known for its family friendly accommodations.
If you are looking for a calm beach getaway, Kamala is the ideal destination. With the same powder white sand beaches and turquoise waters, Kamala is perfect for those who want to avoid the large crowds like those found in the other beaches of Phuket. Kamala Beach draws in the family crowd as well as surfers from all over the world which means accommodations in the area are mostly mid-range. It is ideal for those looking for a less crowded beach destination but offers a lot of accommodations to suit every budget.
Phuket’s world-renowned reputation of being one of the best beach destinations in the world is deserved. With so many different activities on offer, Phuket has a little bit of something for every tourist.
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