Staying in Phuket
Party the night away in Patong
Over the years, Koh Samui has developed a reputation as one of Asia's trendiest places to party. The beach resorts around Patong cater to thousands of revellers each year and this bustling beachside party base is positively teeming with some of the most vibrant Phuket accommodation on offer.
Patong is home to a number of reputable hotel chains, including the Holiday Inn Resort and the Novotel Phuket. The Amari Coral Beach Resort is one of the quieter accommodation options in the region, located on the eastern edge of Patong Beach.
Escape the chaos in Karon
Where Patong is Phuket's raucous party town, Karon is a quieter alternative located a short drive to the south. Home to some of Phuket's most upscale accommodation, this family-friendly destination is renowned for boasting beaches so soft their sand squeaks underfoot!
Karon is blessed with countless award-winning accommodation options, including the perennially popular Pacific Club Resort set back some ten minutes' walk from the beach. The sprawling Horizon Karon Beach Resort and Spa is ideal for a relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket Town.
Peruse Phuket Town's cultural delights
While Phuket's golden beaches are its main drawcard, the island's largest town and administrative centre is the slightly ragged Phuket Town. What the city lacks in resort-style ambience, it more than makes up for with its range of cultural attraction and cheap accommodation.
The city's authentic Chinatown is a popular local attraction, as is the broad range of shopping on offer. Baan Suwantaw offers serviced apartment stays lauded by many visitors as some of the best on the island, while the Bhukitta Hotel and Spa enjoys a convenient location in the heart of the city.