Holiday on Phuket and you'll no doubt hear or visit the island's most lively hub, Patong. The party central spot spans 4-kilometres of beachfront and is lined with bars, restaurants and a dizzying array of entertainment. Bangala Road is the other place to go for the liveliest clubs. Wherever you decide to each though, there's no shortage of Western food if your palate isn't up for the exotic. For the ultimate in dining Thai-style though, consider Mor Mudong Restaurant which enjoys a dramatic location among the mangroves in Chalong.
If you've come to Phuket to relax, don't miss visition the quieter cove of Karon where you can indulge in a Thai massage. Further afield, try kayaking around the limestone caves in Phang Nga Bay or consider staying in the often overlooked Phuket Town on the eastern side of the island. Here you'll find Phuket's best examples of Sino-Portuguese architecture.
Of course, most holiday makers will be more than happy to just explore the beaches and nothing more. To get the most out of your beach stay, join a tour of Racha Yai, Phuket's favourite dive site, where you will be able to admire spectacular coral displays.
Whatever adventure you choose to enjoy on your Phuket holiday – and whichever accommodation you choose – be sure to book well in advance if seeking an all-inclusive stay. Did we mention it's popular?