When people say they don’t like Phuket they usually mean they don’t like Patong Beach and all the night clubs and girlie bars that goes with it. That is just one rowdy beach town on an island that is 48 km long (and the largest in Thailand).
I have been to Phuket a few times now and when I go I like to visit the old town of Phuket Town and check out some other beaches. The best way to see other parts of the island is by scooter, but if you are not a bike rider a songthaew is a cheap option.
Nomadic Notes Posts
Notes on Phuket – There are worse places to be in quarantine (or, it’s fine I suppose)
Phuket hotels – Search for discount hotels in Phuket with lowest rates guaranteed.
[I stayed at Panwa Beach, which has a few hotels and a still-working fishing village nearby.]
Tourism Thailand – Phuket guide.
Phuket Travel Guide – The Travelfish guide to Phuket.
Phuket Travel Secrets – Information on things to do, beaches, shopping, accommodation, maps, and day trips.
Phuket Holiday – Travel guide for things to do, restaurant reviews, entertainment, beaches, travel tips, and photos.
Go To Phuket – Phuket Island travel guide and information.
Phuketindex.com – Lifestyle, living and travel guide.
Phuket 101 – Phuket travel blog with with reviews on beaches and attractions.
Jamie’s Phuket Blog – Blogging about Phuket since 2006.
Phuket Light Rail – Details of the proposed transit railway connecting Phuket Airport to the Old Town and Chalong.
Exploring Phuket Island, Thailand – By anediblemosaic.com.
Where to shop in Phuket? – By travellingking.com.
Phuket Town Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of Phuket Town, the capital of Phuket.