Patong Beach,

Patong Beach

Phuket’s longest beach was also once its most beautiful, until development and tourism turned it into a bustling hub of activity rather than a retreat from the world. Still, Patong is great for people watching, and part of the fun of Thailand is that (in addition to being a land of smiles) it is one of contrasts.

Laem Phromthep,

Laem Phromthep

This breathtaking sunset viewing spot is located in southern Phuket and famous for its now iconic lighthouse, which casts light beams that can be seen up to 39km out to sea. There is an exhibition housed inside which details the origins and the construction process which led to the lighthouse’s fruition and a display showing the sunrise and sunset times as well as the standardized time for Thailand.

Phuket Old Town,

Phuket Old Town

Phuket Town lies on the southeastern coast of the island on a picturesque bay. This island city bustles with activity thanks to its many hotels, restaurants, massage parlors, and other tourist attractions that have sprung up in the decades since Patong Beach was opened to development in 1980.

Rawai Beach,

Rawai Beach

Rawai Beach lies at the southernmost tip of Phuket. This west-facing beach is very pleasant, with plenty of trees providing shade. Just west of Rawai is Promthep Cape (Laem Promthep) a small peninsula that provides an excellent viewpoint over the Andaman Sea.