is the liveliest of all the Phuket beach areas,
famous for its active nightlife and the many shopping
possibilities. Karon Beach is a bit more quieter
and the nightlife is not so active as in Patong.
Karon has a lot of different and very good restaurants
and has kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches.
Kata Yai and Kata Noi are even more quieter areas,
often favored by couples as they have very nice
quiet beaches with not much nightlife except for
some small bars to get a drink in the evening.
has many other lovely beaches, such as Naiharn,
Kamala and Surin, which have much less tourists
and services. It is also possible to stay in the
capital of the island, Phuket Town, but the area
does not have a beach.
the best diving and snorkeling is done around
Phuketís nearby islands, of which the most beautiful
are Raya Yai and Raya Noi. From Phuket dive trips
are made also to King Cruiser wreck, Shark Point,
Koh Dok Mai, Hin Dang and Hin Muang, As a specialty
Raya Divers also organizes daytrips to the Similan
Islands National Park .