Thailand is now becoming a hot tourist destination and out of all the places in this country, the island of Phuket is the most popular due to which Phuket tourism is booming. However, Phuket is so large that you don't really feel that you are surrounded by water and it does not feel like an island. Phuket is rightly known as the pearl of the Andaman and here you will find a lot of tailor made fun in the sun.
The sin city Patong in Phuket is the largest town and busiest beach. Here there is the ultimate in fun with beach lovers getting off their hangovers and you will find go-go girls playing ping pong without the paddles. However, there is something for everyone here. The town of Phuket has evolved into an culturally rich and artsy capital while on the southern tip of the island there is Rawai which is ideal for the laid back souls in spite of the fact that there is sufficient development here. Then there are the twin beaches of Kata and Karon on the west beach where holiday makers take their trips easy. There are the up market Hat Surin and Ao Bang Thao and for quieter times there are the Sirinat National Park and KhaoPhraThaew reserves further north.
The island is known for its luxurious holidays and this fact far outshines its other stereotypes making tourism in Phuket popular. There are the swanky spa sessions and the fashionable nightspots for the jet setting crowd who also like to spend time on rented yachts. There are a lot of activities for the adventurous ones as well with deep sea diving, high end dining, luxury shopping, excellent white beaches and some of the best hotels of Thailand. In fact Phuket has so much to offer that you will find it challenging to actually make a choice from among it all.