Thailand-Phuket island guide - The Pearl of the Andaman

Thailand-Phuket island guide - The Pearl of the Andaman

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Guide of the island of Phuket in ThailandYou will never regret to go to Phuket Paradisiac island in Thailand!
Phuket is the most popular holiday destination in Thailand and one of the most popular destinations in Asia, ranked 6th in the world's Top destinations and 2nd in Asia: tripAdvisor/Top-Destinations. Phuket has amazing beaches bordering the Andaman Sea, the beauty of Phang Nga Bay, incredible attractions and activities, some of the most luxurious vacation villa rentals in the world. With so much to experience, Phuket offers so much more than year-round sunshine, sparkling seas and dreamy beaches, offering the best of all worlds, from the hedonistic atmosphere of Patong on the western side of island, to the coast which is still wonderfully natural and peaceful. The island is well and internationally known, offering a vast array of natural attractions with the world's best dive sites located in the world, world class golf courses, ports and nightlife entertainment.
Apart from the advantages of the land is a convenient hub to the world and visited by tourists. Phuket also offers a convenient location and modern infrastructure. That is the reason why Phuket is one of the top destinations in the world where many people want to go.
Phuket is blessed with a beautiful year-round climate, providing unspoiled, idyllic cruising and yachting conditions in a tropical paradise containing of hundreds of islands in the Andaman Sea.
For boating lovers Phuket offers first addresses and facilities to support your lifestyle. Phuket brings something different for everyone!
The island of Phuket has incredibly beautiful and varied landscapes and the natural hospitality of the Thais has made Phuket a dream destination all over the world since the early 80's
Phuket, nicknamed "The Pearl of the South" or "The Pearl of the Andaman Sea", is located on the southwest coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, with an area of approximately 550 km2 (50 km from north to south and 20 km from east to west)
This island has the distinction of being connected to the mainland by a bridge "the Sarasin Bridge" located north of Phuket. The majority of the population is Buddhist. The most touristy part of Phuket is Patong with its shopping and nightlife.The most popular beaches on the island are Patong, Kata, Karon, Nai Harn and Bang Tao.
By boat you can easily go to visit the surrounding islands such as Kho PhiPhi, Kho Lanta, Racha Island, James Bond Island, Krabi....
Bangkok and Singapore are only 1 hour away is also Thailand's largest and wealthiest island.
Apart from the beautiful beaches, the pleasant climate, the low cost of living and the amazing quality of life, Phuket is one of the most prosperous regions in Asia. Phuket will continue to grow quite strongly in the years to come, major projects are planned: creation of new marinas, project casinos, tram project... The province continues to develop its infrastructure which already offers excellent international schools and its international airport, which has just doubled its capacity and can accommodate traffic of 16 million tourists per year.
The 7 golf courses rivaling beautiful scenery and a view of the Andaman Sea make the island a paradise for golfers. As for the beauty of the seabed, it attracts diving enthusiasts all over the world. However, the Thai government seems to be listening to the ecological arguments. Phuket is not one of the first world destination by chance, the pearl of the Andaman Sea combines the beauty and charm of a high level infrastructure (roads, hospitals. Golf courses, marinas, hotels, airport, services ...).
Phuket is a paradise with cultural traditions and unspoiled nature. Everyone will find something special and a unique vibe with a sense of freedom and well-being.
The Real Estate Market in Phuket is Thailand's second largest market after Bangkok. The market has yet to peak and there is still important potential for investment. Developers continue to build lavish resorts and beachfront properties to cater to the demand, while with a protected environment building policy, the majestic scenery which adds priceless value, is maintained.
Phuket or as we say in Thai "ภูเก็ต" Phuket is famous for international tourism and leisure activities. 
Map of Phuket & different locations

Phuket is divided into 3 districts (Amphoe): Thalang in the north, Kathu in the center and Muang Phuket in the south of the island
- Bang Tao is located on the island's west coast and a large open bay with one of Phuket's longest beaches. Expansive shoreline featuring white sands and blue waters, plus numerous restaurants and shops.   @jftbbangtao 
Cape Yamu is a quiet and beautiful corner of Phuket. The cape just out in to Phang-Nga Bay forming the northern edge to Sapam Bay.
Chalong is a centre for many of the resident expats on the island. Chalong is an urban-commercial bay area dominated by the hilltop Big Buddha statue. Colorful temple complex Wat Chalong also offers sweeping views over the ocean.
Choeng Thalay is a small city and connecting the popular beach areas of Surin and Bang Tao. It is the best escape for the beaches since it is rich in outdoor activities, serene nature, and parks. It is a burgeoning destination for the nature lovers and a haven for outdoor activities.   @jftbcherngtalay 
- Kalim is one of the beach impressive south-western Phuket beaches. It is pretty rocky and unsuitable for swimming, though snorkeling is possible at high tide. It's one of the best surfing spots in Phuket.   @jftbkalim 
Kamala provides a heaven for those who prefer the quieter life. Kamala Beach is a tranquil beach on the west coast of Phuket, popular with families and travelers who prefer a quiet holiday.   @jftbkamala
Karon is a lovely small city in which visitors can find a good choice of dining, shopping and nightlife entertainment.     @jftbkaron
- Kata is an all round favorite duo to it's spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants lovely but not raucous nightlife. It is the second most popular beach on the west coast of Phuket island, and enjoys a superb sandy bay with a superb azure sea    @jftbkata 
Kathu district is a located in the center of the island and is a very popular for expats. Kathu is the smallest of the 3 districts that make up Phuket. It covers the central part of the island from the west of Phuket Town to Patong and KamalaKathu is also a small village as well as a small district, halfway between Phuket town and Patong with full of things worth exploring.   @jftbkathu
Layan: Layan beach is still a small, beautiful, very quiet area and have many luxurious there, specially about real estate. Layan Beach is a superb but little-known bay on the west coast of Phuket on the northern end of Bangtao Beach. Layan is home to many luxurious resorts such as Banyan Tree Resort, Angsana Laguna Phuket Resort and Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket.   @jftblayan 
Mai Khao is still very quiet and has the longest beaches about 11 km. Mai Khao is on the northwest coast of Phuket and this 11-km-long straight beach is still blessedly undeveloped as it's part of the Sirinat National Park.  @jftbmaikhao 
Nai Thon is a beautiful stretch of sand that has been overlooked by luxury resort developments. Nai Thon beach is a long almost white sand beach around 10 minutes away from Phuket International airport. There is not a lot of commercial activity nearby and not many people.    @jftbnaithon
Nai Yang is very popular with Thai locals and keeps the Thai mind. Fringed with casuarina trees providing picnic areas for locals. Nai Yang is a casuarina-lined beach in the north of Phuket. This relatively quiet beach is excellent for kite surfing. @jftbnaiyang
Nai Harn is a spotless beach, tucked between grassy hill and tiny island and popular among expats and locals. Nai Harn Beach is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches all over the world.     @jftbnaiharn 
Paklok is located on the east coast of Phuket, heading up towards the Khao Phra Thaew National Park. The small village stretches east from the Heroines Monument to the outer eastern coast. The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, the Tonsai Waterfall, and the Bang Pae Waterfall are within its boundaries. Paklok is littered with prominent developments as marinas, golf courses, luxury villas.    @jftbpaklok 
Patong is the most famous beach resort of the island. With its wide variety of activities and nightlife. Patong is on the west coast. Its sandy, crescent beach is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. The famously raucous nightlife scene features beer bars, go-go bars, nightclubs, massage parlors and cabarets that overflow into the street along neon-lit Bangla Road and in the Patong OTOP Shopping Paradise complex.   @jftbpatong
- Phang Nga bay is a coastal province with scenic forests and islands, bordering the Andaman Sea on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. Phang-Nga Bay, in southern Ao Phang-Nga National Park. One of the islets is James Bond Island, featured in the film "The Man with the Golden Gun.” @jftbphangnga 
RawaiThe major attraction in Rawai must be Promthep Cape which is a famous for it's romantic and spectacular sunsets. There are many interesting things to do in Rawai. Thanks to a combination of a friendly small-town atmosphere, it's where many expats settle down in Phuket. 
One of Rawai's most popular landmarks, Phromthep Cape, is known for spectacular sunset views.   @jftbrawai
- Surin is known as '' Millionaire's Row '' due the top-end celebrity haunts amongst the luxury real properties and resorts there. Surin Beach is one of Phuket most beautiful beach.  @jftbsurin 
Thalang district: near to the main highway which crosses Phuket from north to south, is centralized and easily accessible.  @jftbthalang  
Phuket Town or Phuket City presents an exciting mix of old and new, simple and sophisticated, p

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