A Feast of Holiday Surprises

Thailand's top beach resort island, Phuket, known as the 'Pearl of the south', offers 40 kilometres of white powdery beaches and many other attractions.

Patong Beach is Phuket's most developed, with restaurants and activities to enjoy. For a quieter and more relaxed beachside escape, try the idyllic locales of Kata, Karon and Surin.

Visit the Phuket aquarium or play a round of golf. Phuket is also an ideal base for exploring the Andaman region: take a boat trip around beautiful Phang Nga Bay, visit Phi Phi island, the Racha islands and the Similans, considered to be among the top ten dive sites in the world.

Water-lovers will be in heaven in Phuket, with the surrounding reefs, jungle paths, rice paddies and small slices of rainforest. Phuket City is worth a look, with its distinctive shophouses, delectable restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Phuket offers many different cooking classes. Learn how to make traditional Thai dishes and obtain a certificate upon completion. Get into the Thai culture by Experiencing the excellent FantaSea cultural theme park to enjoy a dinner and show. Take in the magnificent sunset, aboard a classical wooden Burmese Junk. Enjoy a drink from the bar and water your taste buds with a Thai buffet dinner.

Insiders Tips'

  • Big Buddha: Situated on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata is Phuket's revered landmark, the Big Buddha. The beautiful white Burmese marble that adorns the statue, gleams in the sunshine and is the perfect place for any photo opportunist.
  • Beach Bottoms Up: Gaze into the colourful horizon and let your imagination run free as you dig your toes into the warm sandy beaches of Phuket and listen to the blissfulness of the ocean as she sings to you.
  • Phang Nga National Park: this is an extraordinarily unique and an undoubtedly dramatic and breathtaking part of the world. the biggest tourist spot is so-called James Bond Island, once used as a location setting for 'The Man with the Golden Gun'.
  • Diving Delight: Phuket is the centre of diving in Thailand with its abundance of marine life. Visit well-known Racha Yai with its rocky reefs and coral forests.

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