As the biggest travel destination in Thailand, Phuket encapsulates both the good and bad sides of Thai tourism. While overcrowded beaches and rowdy bars are part and parcel of resort towns like Patong, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover a whole other, unspoiled side to this island. From trying traditional Thai experiences, visiting secret beaches and kicking back at the very best hotels, here are five reasons to visit Phuket.
1. A stay at Sri Panwa
Phuket has no shortage of luxury hotels, but there’s one clear standout. Located in the southeast tip of the island, Sri Panwa enjoys the most dramatic setting in the Andaman Sea – it hasn’t been voted the ‘hotel with the best view in the world’ for nothing….