Frequently mentioned in the foreign ship logs of old European traders, Phuket was one of the major trading links between India and China. Formerly, the island gained its wealth from tin and rubber but tourism is one of the biggest industry in the area in modern times. In 2017, Phuket was home to 10 million visitors and the tourism industry generated nearly 14 percent of the economy.

But what does Phuket has to offer to its visitors and why is it a really great destination for holidays?

Aside from having the best beaches in the country, the island is home to a wide range of attractions for people looking to visit the beautiful island on their next holidays. Have a look at taking a break on the island of Phuket, Thailand!


Phuket Beaches

One of the great aspects of Phuket is the beaches it has to offer to a large number of visitors flocking to the island every year. There are thirty different beaches on the island and all of them offer a wide variety of environments, facilities and even the texture of sand.

Due to the wide range of choices available, it is hard to pin down one particular beach as the best beach of Phuket. However, there are some significant beaches that one should definitely enjoy during their stay on the island of Phuket.


Kata beach in Phuket

kata beach Phuket Thailand

One of the best beaches on the island with great swaying palm trees, clear waters with a soft seabed, and soft beautiful sand. The beach offers its visitors activities in both low season and high season, surfing and snorkeling respectively, with a great laid-back atmosphere that inspires fun in everyone.


Ya Nui beach in Phuket

Ya Nui Phuket Thailand

This beach ranks amongst the smallest beaches in Thailand with a total length of less than 200m but is one of the most popular beaches in the country. The l-shaped beach is located just beneath the Windmill Viewpoint and it offers beautiful scenery to the visitors, along with beautiful great sand. The beach has a rocky outcrop which has become an attraction because it is also easy to climb.


Nai Harn beach in Phuket

Nai Harn Phuket Thailand

One of the most chill beaches in Phuket and even though it has become more popular than it once used to, due to the relatively small size of the bay and the presence of a lake just behind the beach, the spot hasn’t become overcrowded and overdeveloped and still maintains its chill status.


Bangtao Beach in Phuket

Bangtao Beach Phuket Thailand

Lastly, the Bangtao beach is one of the largest beaches in Phuket, running over 6km in length. Some of the island’s top hotels, restaurants, and beach clubs are situated along the long-running beach making it one of the most popular places in Thailand for both locals and visitors alike. Even though the Bangtao beach is not ideal for people looking for breathtaking scenery or really great soft sand, the sheer amount of attractions located on the beach are enough to provide a great time to the visitors of Phuket.


Things to Do in Phuket

Aside from offering a wide variety of beaches to its tourist, there are a lot of activities that can be undertaken by visitors of the island which can be a great way to spend their holidays there.

There are many dive sites in and around the island of Phuket which rank among the top ten scuba destinations in the world. For experienced divers and beginners both, there are a lot of diving opportunities to be found on the island and nearby areas. With crystal clear water, majestic rock formations and great reefs, Phuket offers a world of opportunities to divers and is home to a varied selection of marine life.

Phuket also offers a lot of snorkeling opportunities and it can be done throughout the year near the waters of the island with November-April being the best season. Snorkeling gear can be easily found on the many beaches of the island, both for buying and renting. Another great water-based activity the island offers is surfing, with Phuket’s west coast gaining status as a popular surfing destination.

There are also many opportunities to enjoy playing golf on the island. Visitors can also enjoy unique experiences like Flying Hanuman (zipping across the sky 40 meters above a jungle), Thai boxing, mini golf, and Phuket Cable Ski and Waterboarding.


Enjoy Your Next Holiday in Phuket!

With great beaches, great nightlife and tons of things to do, Phuket is one of the biggest holiday destinations in the world today. This southern province of Thailand is developing at a rapid pace and working hard to provide a great, safe and unique experience to its visitors looking for a great holiday among the sand and waters.