Phuket is one of Asia’s top island destinations with beautiful beaches, yachting, golf, spas and many more leisure activities and adventures to enjoy. Phuket’s year-round balmy weather, soft sands and clear blue waters offer an ideal tropical holiday escape for families, couples and groups.
Renting a luxury villa in Phuket means staying in one of the finest private holiday home on the planet. A mythical island which draws celebrities from all over the world to its outstanding luxury villas.
Attracting more than 5 million visitors a year, Phuket boasts an outstanding range of luxury villas and world-class travel facilities. Phuket holiday rentals are an attractive choice for travellers seeking personal Thai hospitality, privacy and sumptuous accommodation. Private villas on Phuket are diverse in size and style from cosy romantic retreats to elegant Thai traditional hideaways to sprawling, modern holiday homes.
Beyond its beaches, Phuket’s highlights include top quality marinas, fantastic diving and snorkelling sites, chic beach clubs, shopping centres, colourful street markets, excellent Thai and international dining, historical Sino-Portuguese buildings and museums, a vibrant nightlife and international hospitals.
Getting to Phuket is easy with several direct flights arriving daily to its airport from cities across Asia, Europe and Australia, and only one hour by air from Bangkok.
As Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is a big and varied place where travellers could spend many days and weeks to fully explore. Here are a few of its best beaches and scenic spots:
Patong Beach – The most popular and hectic beach on Phuket, this 3km-long stretch of soft sand along the west coast has many sports and leisure activities to enjoy plus a lively street shopping, dining and nightlife scene after dark.
Kalim – This string of small beaches separated by rocky bluffs between Patong and Kamala is home to some of Phuket’s best dining spots including the long-running Baan Rim Pa serving Royal Thai cuisine. Gorgeous sunset views!
Kamala Beach – A beautiful 3km stretch of sand with a more sedate atmosphere than nearby Patong. A favourite for families with fine sands and a shallow bay, Kamala is perfect for body boarding, gentle surfing or simply relaxing beachside to take in the sea and sunset views.
Surin Beach – Found along the central west coast of Phuket, this 800m beach is a haven for beach clubs and seaside dining. Think sunbathing and surf sessions followed by sunset cocktails and fresh seafood feasts.
Bang Tao Beach – Just north of Surin Beach, this 8km length of sand is lined with some of Phuket’s finest luxury hotels including the famed Banyan Tree resort and spa. A great spot for seaside dining, water sports and peaceful strolls along the sand.
Kata Beach – This busy tourist resort town is full of shops, cafes and bars yet the scene here is not as frenetic as Patong Beach. One of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches with powder-soft sand and mesmerising sunset views. Just over the hill is Kata Noi, a smaller beach with white sand and good snorkelling offshore.
Cape Yamu – Found on Phuket’s east coast a little off the beaten track, this cape is home to some of the island’s most spectacular villas and resorts. Enjoy serenity and a sense of seclusion here, yet Phuket’s best marinas, golf clubs and other leisure facilities are within easy reach.
Nai Thon Beach – Nai Thon is a quieter beach with lovely golden sands. Those seeking peace and solitude will find it easily here, though the growing area is now home to a few resorts, dive shops and restaurants.
Natai Beach – Found on the Andaman coast mainland just 26km from Phuket International Airport, Natai is a long, windswept stretch of sand lined with some of the region’s most celebrated villas and resorts. A five-star sanctuary of sea, sand, sky and sunsets.
Layan Beach – This small beach at the northern tip of Bang Tao is a tranquil, unspoiled spot with plenty of shade under the casuarina trees that line its shores.
Nai Harn Beach – A lovely beach on the south west tip of the island surrounded by lush green hills and small islands. A Buddhist temple and lake just back from the sands have protected Nai Harn from seafront development, and it retains its laid-back ambiance. The nearby village has several tempting shops and restaurants to try.