The island of Phuket, in translation a "mountain", is considered to be the "pearl of the Andaman coast" and the best resort and the largest island in Thailand. The tropical forests, waterfalls, coconut plantations and golden beaches make Phuket a perfect place to relax. Phuket is known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean due to its secluded beaches, spectacular coral reefs, azure waters of the Andaman Sea, impenetrable thickets of the jungle and cliffs.
The landscape of the island consists of green hills, groves of coconut palms, rubber plantations, stretching along the coast, beautiful beaches and azure waters. Once the island was known only by the fact that there was mined tin and rubber, but then it began to attract more and more beach lovers with its beauty, and gradually turned into a major resort center.
The beach of Patong is noted for the most advanced infrastructure and likely to appeal to fans of nightlife and kaleidoscope of entertainment. There are a lot of nightclubs and discos, restaurants with delicious food, bars, shopping and entertainment centers here.
The beach of Panwa is the best choice for those who prefer a calm, measured relaxation, offering a beautiful view - the sea with a scattering of islands.
The resort of Phuket offers the guests a wide variety of accommodation. It can be small beach bungalows for those wishing to retire with nature, and world-class luxury hotels, with huge pools and golf courses. Among Phuket hotels famous are:
- Duangjitt Resort,
- Hotel Thavorn Palm Beach,
- Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort,
- Serene Resort,
- Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & SPA,
- Katathani Phuket Beach Resort,
- JW Marriott Resort & SPA (Phuket) and many others.
The beauty of the local nature is reflected in the pristine jungle of the national park of Khao Phra Thayu with exotic orchids and birds. Besides it there are many picturesque.