Destination of the Week - Phuket Town

Phuket Town

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, just off the western coast in the Andaman Sea and its administrative capital, Phuket Town, is just one of many places to head. Tourist friendly and with any amenity one could need, it’s also a good base for exploring the rest of the island. Despite the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, Phuket has sprung back better than ever.

Right in Phuket City there’s plenty to do! Explore Old Phuket filled with 19th century Mediterranean-style mansions, narrow streets and quaint shops. Wat Chalong, one of the most important Buddhist temples, is located in town as well, and families may even want to visit the local zoo. If, however, you want more from this tropical paradise, you don’t need to look far.

For those looking to relax in a tropical paradise, the beaches of Bang Thao and Nai Han are just what you’re looking for. If you want a buzzing nightlife, look no further Patong, where you can dance the night away with your toes in the sand. If it’s looking beneath the crystal clear seas, then just head to Chalong Bay to get your chartered boat to the Phi Phi Islands or any one of the other prime diving, snorkeling or kayaking destinations nearby.

Relaxing or adventure, fun in the sun or under the sea, make sure to check out our top picks in this tropical Thai paradise.

Best Curry at Raya

Best Seafood at Laem Hin Seafood Restaurant

Best for Beer and Wine at Brasserie - Grill Beer Wine and Oyster Bar

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