Phuket Top 10s

The Best of Phuket: An Overview

Phuket’s got so much going for it: Some of the best restaurants in Thailand, unforgettable sunsets, glorious beaches, fantastic luxury resorts, world-class shows, unique eco tours, some of the best diving sites in the world and much, much more.

We’ve compiled Top Ten lists of virtually everything that the island has to offer. Simply comb through them and learn at a glance what’s hot in Phuket.


NEWEST TOP10 IN PHUKET

Top 10 Everything Patong Beach Top 10 Everything Patong Beach

Discover the Best of Patong Beach in just few minutes: Our Top 10 Guides have been created with travellers in mind, using our years of experience to sort out the best from the rest. Read More...

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Top 10 Must See in Phuket 10 Things to Do in Phuket

This is a quick and handy Top Ten Guide to our favourites. Spectacular capes and sexy cabaret shows. Heavenly hongs in the bay. Snakes and sunsets. Thrilling theatre. Read More...

 
Top 10 Best Tours in Phuket Top 10 Tours in Phuket

Phuket has so much to see, visit and experience. Here you'll have a preview of the hottest tours available with a brief description of what they're about.  Read More...

Top 10 Phuket Restaurants Top 10 Phuket Restaurants

After long discussions, during which the Phuket.com Magazine team considered and weighed up each restaurant’s cuisine, setting, service, location, atmosphere and décor, we finally came up with a definitive list. Read More...

 
Top 10 Phuket Activities Top 10 Phuket Activities

Phuket has a wide range of activities: as a tropical island it has all sorts of possibilities when it comes to land and at sea activities. This Top 10 has been composed according to the tastes and choices of most people visiting the island Read More...

Top 10 Phuket Nightlife Top 10 Phuket Nightlife

Patong is the undisputed nightlife centre of Phuket. From nine o’clock onwards nightly the town is buzzing and doesn’t stop until the wee hours. Read More...

 
Top 10 Phuket Shopping Top 10 Phuket Shopping

A few years back when the first shopping mall opened in Phuket, locals asked “Where is it all leading to?” Nowadays, with Phuket more developed, malls are ubiquitous but happily have not smothered the Thai traditional market life. Read More...


 

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TOP 10 Hotels in Phuket TOP 10 Hotels in Phuket

Phuket's best hotels all have several things in common - good location, a large range of quality facilities and services. Many visitors have highly personal tastes and once they've found their holiday niche they will return time after time. Read More...

 
Top 10 Phuket Best Beach Resorts Top 10 Phuket Beach Resorts

Whilst we don't have an exact formula to define 'Best Beach Resorts', many different factors have been taken into account. Anyway, there are some fantastic resorts on our list. A stay at any of them will be a pleasure. Read More...

Top 10 Best Phuket Luxury Resorts Top 10 Luxury Resorts

Phuket is an island jam packed with luxury resorts, the question is 'Which are the best?' Facilities, location, spas, privacy were all taken into account as were winelists, celebrity count and even the brand of the hotel limos. Read More...

 
Top 10 Family Hotels in Phuket Top 10 Family Hotels

How does a good hotel manage to keep dad, mum and the kids content and amused for days on end? Through a combination of good service and exciting activities that's how. Read More...

TOP 10 Romantic Resorts in Phuket Top 10 Romantic Resorts

What makes a resort romantic? We've done a lot of research to find out which are Phuket's most romantic resorts. Here are the top choices on an island that has some of the most romantic beaches in the whole world. Read More...

 
Top 10 Spa Hotels in Phuket Top 10 Spa Resorts

It's a rare hotel that doesn't cater for its guests with a state-of-the-art spa centre, complemented by delicious and healthy food. Here are Phuket's Top Ten Spa resorts. Read More...

Top 10 Best Phuket Boutique Hotels Top 10 Boutique Hotels

Here are the top ten boutique hotel/resorts on the island as chosen by the industry professionals. Our list contains wide contrasts; from the stylish Mom Tri Villa Royale to the ultra privacy of SALA Phuket's pool villas. Read More...

 
Top 10 Budget Hotels Top 10 Budget Hotels

Many may not think so, but Phuket IS accessible to those on a budget! Here we've selected the best hotels available for around 2,000 baht a night or less with full(ish) facilities. Read More...

Top 10 Gourmet Resorts Top 10 Gourmet Resorts

No one can deny that fine dining and top-of-the-range surroundings go hand in hand. And where better to enjoy this luxurious combination than in Phuket's fantastic array of plush hotels and resorts. Read More...

 
Top 10 Pool Villas Top 10 Pool Villas

Ah... the feeling of total intimacy, of having a villa all to yourself with the added bonus of a swimming pool. Perhaps the best accommodation arrangement for many reasons, pool villas are now the top on discerning holidaymakers' lists. Read More...

TOP 10 Sport Resorts in Phuket TOP 10 Phuket Sport Resorts

Phuket's top hotels are keeping abreast of this athletic leaning and it's a rare hotel that doesn't cater for its more energetic guests with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and extensive exercise facilities. Read More...

 
Phuket's Sexiest Resorts 6 Phuket's Sexiest Resorts

Couples looking for the ultimate in privacy can find just what they’re looking for in several resorts here in Phuket that seem to have been designed for sexy intimacy. Read More...

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Top 10 Visited Pages - Most Popular Pages of Phuket.com Top 10 Visited Pages

The whole of Phuket island's west coast is lined with  memorable beaches while Patong is one big party town with one aim - to have as much fun as possible. So have a great time exploring the many fun facets of Phuket. Read More...

 
10 Funny Things in Phuket Top 10 Funny Things

Every country has its idiosyncrasies. Thailand is no exception and has its fair share of quirks and unusual sides. Here are our Top Ten Thai out-of-the-ordinary sights you will see here. Read More...

Phuket’s Most Obvious Scams 5 Phuket’s Obvious Scams

We all know that scams exist in every popular travel destination and we all know that it’s human nature to let your guard down while on holiday. You won’t fall for local scams if you’re pre-warned about them: Here are Phuket’s five most obvious scams. Read More...

   

Top Phuket Attractions

Phuket Secret Beaches 6 Phuket Secret Beaches

With an adventurous spirit, a set of wheels and a map of the island you can discover some beach gems that will have you coming back for more. Here are Six of the Best: Phuket’s ‘Secret’ Beaches. Read More...

 
Must-See Temples in Phuket & Phang Nga 7 Must-See Temples

You’re sure to find a colourful and interesting Buddhist temple near to where you’re staying; here are some of the best in Phuket and in neighbouring Phang Nga Province. Read More...

5 Islands to Explore in Low Season 5 Islands in Low Season

Phuket’s ‘low’ season is not as restrictive as many people think. Between sudden rainfalls there are flashes of brilliant weather and even on cloudy days there’s not much to hamper you getting around and exploring. Read More...

 
10 Movies Shot in Phuket 10 Movies Shot in Phuket

There are plenty of movies shot in Phuket and its nearby areas due to the fact that Thailand has always been eager to attract Hollywood and the international cinema industry on its soil as a way to promote tourism in the country. Read More...

Top Phuket Restaurants

Top 10 Thai Restaurants in Phuket Top 10 Thai Restaurants

Here’s a definitive list of Phuket’s best Thai restaurants where the chilies are fiery, the service is hot and the ambience spicy. Read More...

 
Top 8 Phuket Beach Clubs 10 Great Phuket Beach Clubs

Beach clubs are the latest hot trend in Phuket; and a simple yet complex recipe with the right mix of ingredients is required to guarantee success. Read More...

Great Sunset Bars in Phuket 10 Great Sunset Bars

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to work out the equation; sunset+cocktail+good company = magic. Thankfully Phuket's west coast is riddled with places to try out this combination in many shapes and forms. Read More...

 
Top 10 Seafood Restaurants Top 10 Seafood Restaurants

Phuket is renowned for its fresh sea produce and it is almost a rite of passage for visitors to have at least one seafood blowout during their stay on the island. Read More...

Top 10 Best Thai Food Top 10 Thai Food

Discover 10 of the most popular Thai Food and Dishes you should try during your holidays! Read More...

 
Top 10 Best Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket Top 10 Local Restaurants

Discover 10 of the most popular local restaurants you can try during your holidays if you feel like trying local daily life! Some are not for the first timers. Read More...

5 Phuket Restaurants with a View 5 Restaurants with a View

As Phuket is a hilly island the opportunity to appreciate a good meal while enjoying outstanding vistas is almost unparalleled in the country. Here are five ‘meals-with-a-view’ culinary destinations on the island. Read More...

 
5 Romantic Restaurants in Phuket 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine's Day

Are you looking for a romantic restaurant in Phuket for Valentine's Day? We looked for the most atmospheric and intimate restaurants that are also able to deliver great dishes by well-trained, English-speaking staff. Read More...

5 Fun Street Snacks 5 Fun Street Snacks

Street Thai snacks can tell you a lot about the place you are passing through. It’s a fun way to enjoy unique local dishes at minimal prices. Here are five fun street dishes you might come across during your stay in Phuket. Read More...

 
5 Thai Restaurants in Patong 5 Thai Patong Restaurants

Here are some of the best Thai restaurants in Patong, ranging from the expensive to decidedly inexpensive; places that put their best foot forward when it comes to quality dining and good service. Read More...

6 'Secret' Restaurants in Phuket 6 'Secret' Restaurants

We all love a secret, especially a secret restaurant, and to be rewarded with a slap-up meal after uncovering one is one of life’s better pleasures. Here are some of the best on the island. Read More...

 
5 Kata Noi View Bars 5 Kata Noi View Bars

Just above Kata Noi, a couple of minutes’ drive out of Kata you’ll come across three adjacent hillside bars/restaurants that enjoy great views and are a lot more relaxing than the sometimes crowded Kata Viewpoint. Read More...

6 Coffee & Cake Shops in Phuket Old Town 6 Great Coffee & Cake Shops

To some people that’d spell a plain old patisserie but Phuket’s pastry entrepreneurs have put a whole new spin on the concept. Let’s have a look at a few coffee and cake shops in Phuket Old Town. Read More...

 
British & Irish Pubs in Phuket 5 British & Irish Pubs

Here are five of the best British and Irish pubs in Phuket where you can tuck into pub grub, throw a few darts and sup on some old-fashioned ale while watching the footy on TV. Read More...

5 Phuket Healthy Restaurants 5 Healthy Restaurants

In Phuket, you can eat all manner of exotic food, including Thai dishes, at several restaurants where the emphasis is on healthy, natural and raw products. Here are five of the best healthy eating restaurants in Phuket. Read More...

 
Phuket Unusual Restaurants 6 Unusual Restaurants

Here are six unusual dining-out places on the island: places that you never guessed existed and where you are not quite sure if they’re having a laugh or providing the laughs. Read More...

5 Great Kata Restaurants 5 Great Kata Restaurants

Kata Beach, being a busy tourist hub, has a broad choice of restaurants, both in the area’s many resorts and in stand-alone arrangements. Here are five Kata Beach restaurants that stand out from the crowd. Read More...

 
5 Bangtao Recommended Restaurants 5 Great Bangtao Restaurants

As with most international tourist destinations, Bangtao has a wide and even eclectic choice of dining-out options. Here are five recommended restaurants, from basic beach shack to more classier establishments. Read More...

7 Great South Phuket Restaurants 7 South Phuket Restaurants

The southern part of Phuket Island has always been regarded as a more residential area than a tourist destination. Having said that, the area is positively bustling on a nightly basis. Here are some of the best places to dine in Rawai and Nai Harn. Read More...

 
5 Great Phuket Town Restaurants 5 Great Phuket Town Diners

Phuket Town has genuine Thai eateries, several world-class international restaurants and overall lower prices than Patong and that makes it all the more worthy of a visit. Here are five recommended restaurants in Phuket Town. Read More...

Top Phuket Nightlife

5 Popular Patong Night Clubs 5 Best Clubs in Phuket

Here are the five most popular Patong night clubs; they all offer a safe environment to party at, places where could have fun with or meet new friends, dancing the night away. Have fun! Read More...

 
Phuket Live Music Bars 5 Phuket Live Music Bars

Good live music is the highlight of any bar experience and often the popularity of a venue depends on the quality of its band’s performance. In Phuket, most live music bars are located in Patong Beach or in Phuket Town. Read More...

Most Famous Bars on Soi Bangla 5 Iconic Bangla Bars

Patong’s nightlife along Soi Bangla is forever changing. But here are some of the longest-lasting and best well-established bars in the Soi Bangla area of Patong Beach. Read More...

   

Top Phuket Shopping

5 Great Tattoo Studios in Phuket 5 Best Phuket Tattoo Shops

Here are five recommended Phuket tattoo studios run by talented and professional artists. They do superb work using electric tattoo machines and/or genuine bamboo sticks. Read More...

 
Phuket Old Town Best Shopping 5 Great Shops In Phuket

Phuket Old Town is nothing, if not a quirky place. This is where the old and the new, the bizarre and the ‘normal’, where it is just as every-day to buy a coconut flesh shredder as it is to purchase a secondhand book. Read More...

5 Used Books Shops in Phuket 5 Used Books Shops

“I guess there are never enough books,” wrote John Steinbeck. In Phuket, bookworms can shop to their heart's delight as most beaches and towns have second-hand bookstores. Read More...

 
Thai Textile Outlets in Phuket 5 Thai Textile Outlets

Thailand is famous for its silk and various grades of quality and suppleness can be found from different silk-manufacturing regions. There are many textile and fabric outlets on the island and one local specialty is batik. Read More...

5 Great Phuket Markets 5 Great Phuket Markets

Markets are a very important aspect of Phuket and Thai social life. Fresh markets, food markets, and night markets not only provide basic elements for cooking and affordable clothing, but they also offer a glimpse into local life. Read More...

   

Top Phuket Activities

5 Best Snorkelling Beaches in Phuket 5 Best Snorkelling Beaches

Take a deep breath and lazily dive down into this magical kingdom and you’ll come as close to aquatic paradise as you’ll ever get. Phuket is a wonderful snorkelling destination; here are five prime snorkelling beaches to head for. Read More...

 
5 Elephant Trekking Camps 5 Elephant Trekking Camps

Elephant trekking is a popular activity in Phuket. Even though elephants are not a native species of the island you can find between 15 and 20 camps offering elephant trekking in Phuket. Read More...

Top 10 Best Phuket Boutique Hotels Top 10 Kids Activities

Here is a list of the ten most popular activities and attractions in Phuket to share with your kids. Read More...

 
Top 10 Phuket Activities Top 10 Phuket Activities

While Phuket brims with attractions, on the mainland adventure and superb scenery beckons from Khao Lak to Krabi. Go trekking in Khao Sok national park and ride an elephant. Read More...

Rainy Days Activities 10 Things to Do If It Rains

Here's a baker's dozen of things to do when the sun's in hibernation and the day is damp. Read More...

 
5 Best Surf Spots in Phuket 5 Best Surf Spots in Phuket

Surfing in Phuket is a great low-season activity. Here are the five favourite surf spots in Phuket: Kata Beach, Kalim Beach, Kamala Beach, Surin Beach and Nai Harn Beach. Check them out below and remember: "If it swells, ride it!" Read More...

5 Great Muay Thai Camps in Phuket 5 Great Muay Thai Camps

The number of people coming to Thailand to toughen up and get in the Muay Thai ring has exploded. Predominantly located in the south of the island, here are some of Phuket’s top Muay Thai schools. Read More...

   
TOP 10 PHUKET BY AREAS

Best of Patong Beach

Top 10 Patong Beach Restaurants Top 10 Patong Restaurants

Our Top 10 Patong Restaurants List features long-established diners that, through the years offered their customers consistent quality dining and atmosphere. Read More...

 
Top 10 Patong Attractions Top 10 Patong Attractions

Discover our Top 10 Attractions in (and near) Patong Beach, from its infamous nightlife’s heart – Bangla Road, to its secluded beaches, there is something interesting to see and do for everyone at Patong Beach, Phuket. Read More...

Top 10 Patong Nightlife Top 10 Patong Nightlife

Check out our Top 10 Patong Nightlife listing which pretty well covers all that the resort town has to offer by way of entertainment, with an eclectic choice of cabaret shows, gay meeting places, naughty bars and dance floors. Read More...

 
Top 10 Patong Shopping Top 10 Patong Shopping

Patong Beach Shopping comes as a surprise to a lot of visitors. Patong is more known for its electrifying nightlife than for shopping but it is nevertheless an attractive retail therapy option and houses the biggest shopping mall in the island. Read More...

Best Of Karon Beach

Top 10 Karon Nightlife Top 5 Karon Nightlife

Karon, often described as ‘Patong’s little sister’, has its own version of Patong's raunchy Soi Bangla – only on a smaller scale and it too has its dining locations, only fewer than Patong. Read More...

 
Top 10 Karon Restaurants Top 10 Karon Restaurants

From the discreet service and lighting of El Gaucho to the full-on frenetic serving in Red Onion there’s a lot of variety and the chance to dine out in a different restaurant throughout the length of your vacation.  Read More...

Top 10 Karon/Kata Shopping 10 Karon/Kata Shopping

Kata Beach shopping and Karon Beach shopping, generally speaking, is a lot less frenzied than the Patong shopping experience. More spread out, you’ll need transportation to take it all in because its many plazas, bazaars, boutiques and fresh markets. Read More...

   

Best Of Kata Beach

Top 10 Karon/Kata Shopping Top 10 Kata Shopping

Shopping in Kata is a little spread out with the nucleus being around Kata’s three-way intersection in the centre of things and the main shopping plazas and bazaars located opposite the Club Med grounds. Read More...

 
Top 10 Kata Restaurants Top 10 Kata Restaurants

Kata Beach has a fair amount of good dining choices as well as a few excellent top-of-the-range restaurants that may be almost prohibitively expensive but nevertheless peerless. Read More...

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