If you are planning to get away from it all, to relax and enjoy the finer things in life, the island of Phuket in southern Thailand may be the perfect destination. Phuket is actually comprised of 33 islands, including Phuket Island, which is the largest, and linked to the Thai mainland, by a vehicle bridge. The shores are washed by the usually gentle waves of the warm Andaman Sea making Phuket vacations a getaway to a true tropical paradise.
Swimming, snorkelling, boating and many other water sports beckon year-round, but this is also a monsoon climate; during the months of September and October it is very hot and very wet. April and May are usually the hottest months, and the ‘high’ season for tourists is from November through March, with moderate (usually between 25 and 35C) temperatures and very little rain, but in reality, any season offers varied Phuket vacations delights.
The most popular (and populous) areas of Phuket are in the south, where you will find entertainment and nightlife aplenty at spots such as Patong Beach. There are a number of top-rated hotels and spas in Patong and neighbouring areas that offer every possible luxury and amenity for all Phuket vacations. Numerous resorts are sprinkled along the southern coast, all with idyllic white sand beaches and fabulous opportunities for snorkelling, diving and just about any other activity that is enhanced by clear tropical seas.
The northern part of Phuket Island is much less developed, and provides Phuket vacations in an idyllic setting for beach-goers who prefer a more tranquil atmosphere. The countryside too is lush and enticing, with wooded hills and limestone mountains, untouched lagoons and rich vegetation.
The administrative centre of Phuket is Phuket Town, where many of the diverse Phuket tours, trips and other entertainments are located, and transportation links are available to everywhere on the island and other islands nearby. Whether you’re looking for an exhilarating sail or a perfect massage, a fabulous dinner or a great game of golf, you can find a shining example in this lovely little corner of the world on all Phuket vacations.