Saturday, May 2, 2009

Phuket Island

Tourist Information for Phuket Island

Phuket also called Pearl of the South is Thailand's largest island, is 21 kilometers wide and 48 long.

To drive from the north tip of Phuket to the south takes about 1½ hour, depending on traffic.

The island located in the Andaman Sea just a short flight from Bangkok (approx 70min). Phuket is Thailand's most popular beach destination and has everything that you want while on holiday: plenty of beautiful beaches, excellent resort hotels, international and Thai cuisine, a lot of temples, water sports, coral reefs and Sunshine — So all you need for an Easy Day in Thailand.

Getting there

Located in the south of Thailand, on the Andaman Sea coast, Phuket International Airport has direct flights to/from Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. Flights from Bangkok with Air Asia, Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways or One-Two Go are daily, almost hourly, and take just over one hour.

Phuket International Airport

Flight  Status you can check at Phuket Airport Website.

From the airport you are in less than 60 minutes at most of Phukets main tourist beach resort destinations, like Patong Beach, Karon Beach or Kata Beach.

Alternative to flying in is the Bus with daily bus services that run between Bangkok and Phuket.

Where should I Stay?

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How to get to your Phuket Hotel

Most convenient way from or to Phuket Aiprot is a private Phuket Airport Transfer by Easy Day Thailand.

Transfer alternatives - The Phuket Airport Bus, airport limousines and meter taxis.

Beaches on Phuket

Kata & Karon Beaches

Only a ten minute drive from Patong Beach lays Karon Beach. Karon Beach is a beautiful; 4 kilometer white sandy beach which is rarely crowded. Karon is a good choice for a peaceful style of vacation, with fine resorts near the beach with excellent sea views on the hills overlooking the bay.

May to October has a strong undertow so need to be careful when you like to swim, so look out for warning flags. The waves at this time of year on Karon Beach can become big enough for surfing.

Located south of Karon you find Kata Beach and Kata Noi, which are both quiet beaches with clear waters and a wide choice of recreational activities.

Koh Puu, the small island off the north end of Kata Beach has a nice coral reef that is worth a few scuba dives.

Patong Beach

Patong Beach,Phuket Thailand
Patong Beach, located 15 kilometers west of Phuket Town, was once a remote island village which is today Phuket's most famous beach and one of the most developed beach resort areas on the island.

The beach of Patong is and almost 3 kilometers long, with white sand, set in a deep oval bay, surrounded by green hills.

The beach promenade is almost a solidly lined of hotels, ranging from guesthouses to luxury resorts together with restaurants, shops, super markets, banks and lots of tour operators.

Patong is the centre of nightlife activity on Phuket. The heart of it is Soi Bangla where you'll find restaurants, beer bars, discos, go-go bars and plenty of tailor shops.

Other beaches of note are Kamala, Surin, Laem Sing and Layan Beach to the north of Patong, and Naiharn and Ya Nui further to the south.


Phuket Islands climate is tropical and warm throughout the year. The northeast monsoon from November into March is the best time for a beach holiday with average 26 sunny days per month. This time is the High Season for the Island. December and January is Peak Season, when accommodation can be hard to findso book well in advanced.

Up To Date Phuket Weather Reports by Easy day Thailand

There are two hot periods, April and May & September and October but the frequent short downpour have a wonderful cooling effect.

The southwest monsoon, from May to October, brings rain and winds to the west coast of southern Thailand. That not means that it’s not worth coming as only the month May and October having a lot of rain. June to early September is nearly as good as in high season.

Recreational activities

Phuket Island offers nearly everything for everyone.

What you shouldn’t miss:

Sea Canoeing through hidden caves in Phang Nga Bay.

Snorkel or scuba diving Phuket to explore some of the best coral reefs on the Andaman Sea's.

Golf - Sailing - big game fishing - river rafting – trekking – mountain biking...

Phuket has something for everyone to do. Don’t miss it.

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