Phuket in a nutshell

Rawai Beach, Phuket

The Thai island of Phuket has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia.

Despite the fact that in recent years Phuket has become a very crowded and by Thai standards also very expensive place, its beautiful beaches and dozens of small islands in the vicinity attracting day trips will quickly convince you that you have made the right choice.

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Phuket is the perfect place for lovers of long sandy beaches, lively resorts brimming with nightlife and organised boat trips around the area.

If you're looking for quieter locations with dramatic limestone cliffs, consider visiting the Krabi region, which is just a 2-hour ferry ride from Phuket.

Population Country Area Name Thai / English
417 000 Thailand

543 km2

ภูเก็ต / Phuket

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