First Trip To Phuket

What to Do and Where to Stay

Your first time in Phuket can be quite daunting. It's a big island - Thailand's largest - and there's so much to see and do. How do you make sure that you don't miss out on the best bits? To answer this question, we've created these Phuket survival guides. Each one breaks down the huge amount of information we have for the popular parts of the island to just the essentials. They list just the absolute must-see places, must-try restaurants and our personal favourite hotels.

Each of our guides of what to do and where to stay in Phuket is based on years of personal experience. We want you to have the best possible time on your holiday, so we're using everything we've learnt in decades of living here to provide you with concise guides to each of Phuket's best beaches. Take a look at the links below to first choose which beach suits you, then see what it has to offer.

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  • First Time in Phuket

    First Time in Phuket? Pick the right beach for your hotel...

    Choosing a hotel in the wrong area can ruin your holiday so it's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at the pros Read More»

  • Where to Stay in Patong Beach

    Patong Beach houses such a wide range of hotels and resorts that it may be difficult for some visitors to make a choice. Read More»

  • Hotels in Kata Beach

    Where to Stay in Kata Beach

    Kata Beach has a good range of accommodation and as the whole of Kata is close to the beach, the longest walk you could Read More»

  • Where to Stay in Karon Beach

    Karon's long, beautiful beach means that there are lots of hotels really close to the sand. For this reason, there are Read More»

  • Hotels in Kamala Beach

    Where to Stay in Kamala

    The accommodation in Kamala is mainly small to medium size hotels in close proximity to the beach. See the complete list Read More»

  • Bangtao Beach Hotels

    Where to Stay in Bangtao

    There's quite a selection of resorts and hotels in Bangtao Beach, aside from the Laguna Phuket resorts, a variety of Read More»

  • First Time in Phuket – What to Do

    This page will come in handy to all those who plan their first time in Phuket and wonder what to do on the island in the Read More»

  • First Time in Patong - What to Do?

    If you are visiting Patong for the first time, it can be tough to find out what to do first in this bustling beach town. Read More»

  • First Time in Kata - What to Do?

    With its wide range of attractions, activities and restaurants, Kata is a popular family-friendly destination. Our guide Read More»

  • First Time in Karon - What Should I Do

    Prominently featuring a long pristine beach and first-rate hotels, Karon Beach is ideal for those who are looking for Read More»

  • First Time in Kamala - What To Do

    Kamala has a peaceful, relaxed vibe, a big sandy beach and an interesting mix of some of the most famous tourist Read More»

  • First Time in Bang Tao – What To Do

    Your first time in Bang Tao Beach can be a little overwhelming since, at about 6 km long, it's one of Phuket's biggest. Read More»

  • First Time in Phuket Town

    Some of Phuket Town’s most remarkable attractions are so well hidden that you can walk right past their entrance and Read More»

  • First Time in Mai Khao – What To Do

    Carefully planning your first time in Mai Khao is extremely important. As Phuket’s biggest beach, the good bits are very Read More»

  • Nai Harn Beach

    First Time in Nai Harn - What To Do

    At the southern end of Phuket, Nai Harn Beach is still one of the island's most beautiful locations and features a large Read More»

  • First Time in Rawai – What To Do

    This guide to your first time in Rawai will help you to find and enjoy the best that this interesting part of Phuket has Read More»

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