Phuket is considered one the world's most alluring vacation destinations thanks to its rich combination of natural attractions and a sophisticated visitor-friendly infrastructure, which includes a wide range of attractions, sights and services to cater for an equally vast assortment of travel needs and holiday desires.
In terms of accommodation options, Phuket offers visitors everything from homestays and hostels to 6-star beach resorts and multi-million-dollar holiday villas, as well as condos and apartments for rent either close to the island’s beaches or nearer the commercial districts and nightlife zones.
Phuket's myriad beaches are regularly counted among the world’s best stretches of sand, and the island is also something of culinary capital when it comes to gourmet Thai and international cuisine. Fresh seafood is a regular feature on many island menus, often served in local style, but also prepared by celebrated chefs, some with Michelin-starred credentials.
When it comes to shopping, visitors can browse the the island’s shopping malls or explore its bustling markets, and Phuket’s colourful history, combined with an enterprising spirit means visitors can easily combine cultural tours with retail therapy by dropping into a few local boutiques and souvenir shops along the way.
The natural world is never far way on Phuket either with island adventures such as snorkelling, diving and kayaking trips easily arranged. After a day out in the sun, Phuket's vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene offers a diverse choice of options for a night out, with pubs, clubs, cabaret shows and beach parties catering to revellers of all ages.
Phuket is also considered one of Thailand’s two main gateway destinations along with Bangkok, so it’s supremely easy to reach the island with non-stop flights from more than 30 countries around the world and simple, swift transfers through Suvarnabhumi International Airport.