Phuket is Thailand's largest island which is 48kms in length, 2 kms at its widest and is located in Southern Thailand, suspended from the southern tip of Phang Nga Province by a pair of substantial road bridges. It lies in the Andaman Sea and is perfect for beach relaxation, pampering and partying. Holidays in Phuket appeal to many different types. The young, trendy crowd enjoy the nightclubs and beaches around the main town of Patong on the west coast while the families holidaying here can seek out quiet corners and explore the natural beauty of the island.
Whether coming here on business or a holiday, accommodation and entertainment are both reasonably priced and varied. From hotels to resorts to bungalows, whatever your 'pocket'; the tourist will find somewhere to stay. In respect to entertainment, Phuket holidays have it all, whether its water sports, horse riding, jungle walking, eating out, watching a show or the famous Muay Thai, dancing, elephant trekking, or playing golf. Some Phuket hotels’ holiday specials include 'in-house' entertainment that includes the above as well as their own gymnasiums, saunas and the like. Phuket beaches too are world known for their beauty and parties.
Phuket holidays are known for scuba diving. The Similian, Surin and Phi Phi Islands and other beaches offer great dive and snorkelling sites. Well known throughout the whole of Thailand and a cultural must-see during your holidays to Phuket is the huge FantaSea at Kamala Beach.
General Etiquette in Phuket
• Money is the usual gift for weddings and ordination parties • Gifts are not opened when received. • Business attire is conservative.