Phuket's longest beach was its most beautiful, until tourism turned it into a bustling hub of activity rather than a retreat from the world.
The waters around Phuket Island offer some of the best diving and snorkeling in Thailand, with typically excellent conditions. Visibility is good.
Phang Nga Bay is unique. A distinctive feature of the bay is the sheer limestone cliffs that jut vertically out of the emerald-green waters.
Kata Beach is a lovely, curving bay hugged by lush hillsides at either end, it's more peaceful than Patong Beach with less hawkers.
Experience island boat tour to discover the stunning seascape surrounding Phuket, (on the east coast, with pearl culture at the latter.
Karon Beach is a 3.5-kilometer-long strand of squeaky, golden sand and sapphire sea that attracts many couples and families.
Sitting serenely above the island at the top of Nakkerd hills between Kata and Chalong, it is one of the island's most distinctive landmarks.
To experience a more authentic side of Phuket, venture out to this small village on the island's east coast to glimpse the lifestyle of the Moken.
This aptly named vantage point gives you a lovely view of three of Phuket's most beautiful beaches: Kata Noi, Kata Yai, and Karon Beach.
It is dedicated to two highly respected monks and you can see life-size wax models of them and other figures in the exhibition home.
Phi Phi Island is Thailand's superstar island, famous for its central role in the 2000 movie. Phi Phi's beauty is a large chunk of the allure.
The stunning Similan Islands are surrounded by amazingly clear blue seas and pristine white-sand beaches. Heaven for island-hoppers.
Trek through the lush tropical forest to the Bang Pae waterfall for a refreshing dip in the pools and also relax at the same time.