Recently, Thailand’s tourism industry is booming as more tourists visit the country. More tourists mean more business in the accommodation sector. Studies show that hotel demands are increasing by 10% each year. Experts found that Thailand’s frequent visitors come from the US, China and India as well as the popular destinations being Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya.
Like all tourist destinations, Phuket’s services and establishments are all interconnected. For example, a 4-star hotel in Phuket usually is surrounded by shopping centres, beaches, and the like. This guide features Phuket’s beauty and tourist attractions.
Beach and Island Beauty
Phuket’s popularity can be attributed to it being a home to 30 beaches. Popular beaches include Patong, Karon, Kata and Kamala; however, there are also hidden beaches like the Banana Beach, Nai Thon Beach and Nui Beach.
Phuket also has a lot of islands which one can visit through tours. These include islands such as Phi Phi, Similan, Coral and others.
Patong is the centre of Phuket’s lively and vibrant nightlife wherein the biggest clubs, animated shows, and raucous parties are held. Attractions include gay bars such as Gay Phuket, sunset and night clubs, go-go bars and shows like Phuket FantaSea, Siam Niramit Phuket and live music.
Town Centre: Food and Shopping
The town of Phuket is also an attraction itself, being a blend of history and modernity. Visit the area’s museums like the Trickeye Museum, Thai Hua Museum, Baan Chinpracha, or visit the Jui Tui Chinese temple or take a walk in Old Town to see the town’s culture. One can also shop in the Weekend Market and Walking Street or go trekking in Khao Rang.
At night, tourists can go walk around the town’s night market and enjoy delicious food. The night market also sells an assortment of trinkets at a very low price.
Get some “Zzz…”
With all the things to see and do in Phuket, a tourist also needs a place to recharge. Regardless of the stars, all Phuket hotels make you feel at home. Affordable hotels include Silver Resortel, GoldSea Beach Hotel and Blue Sky Hotel. Pricey hotels are usually those who have 4-5 stars with great services and amenities. The Novotel Phuket Vintage is a popular 4-star hotel in Phuket while Serenity Beach and Residences is a 5-star hotel.