Eating and beaching
Published/Last edited or updated: 11th June, 2016
With white sands lining its coast and a neon-lit nightlife, Phuket certainly lives up to its reputation as a boozy, beachy holiday spot. But as Thailand’s largest island with 543 square kilometres to explore, Phuket has plenty to offer travellers hoping to delve into its culture, food scene and lesser-known places. Here’s a guide to help you hone in on the must-see highlights if you have only one week to spend in Phuket.
Patong beach is infamously hectic, while Kamala, Kata, Karon and Nai Harn beaches are busy but more family-friendly and low key. The further north you go, the emptier the beaches. Find broad, near-empty stretches of sand from the northern end of Bang Tao to Naithon, Nai Yang and Mai Khao beaches. Smaller beaches like Ao Sane or Banana beach are ideal for a snorkel and sunbathe session with a more ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,100 words.)
Lana Willocks is a freelance writer from Canada based in Phuket. Her love affair with Thailand began on a university exchange programme in Bangkok, then she returned to Phuket on the auspicious date of 9-9-1999 and never left.
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