Don't give up on Phuket beaches
People don’t seem to be able to let go of the past. There are more than a dozen Phuket beaches to choose from, but even with golden sands and crystal-clear waters (here come the clichés) people still find something to moan about.
There has been a lot of development at most of the Phuket beaches. There’s no escaping this fact. However, it isn’t as if the entire island has become a building site. There are still some great Phuket beaches for exploring. There was a recent article about best secret Phuket beaches that did a good job of highlighting why Phuket is still a great island.
Across all the Thailand and Phuket forums, it usually happens that about once a month somebody will make a post saying that Phuket isn’t as great as it used to be. The Phuket beaches have lost their charm and there are now too many buildings, people and annoyances. Blah blah blah.
Of all the Phuket beaches we know, we’d say this is certainly true of Patong and perhaps a couple of others to an extent, but the situation in Phuket isn’t as bad as the cynics make out.
Don’t be put off by the doom-and-gloom crowd because Phuket is still a fantastic beach destination for a holiday – and it’s an even better place to live.