Ko Phuket Island
Ko Phuket Island has evolved to the main tropical holiday destination in Southeast Asia. Phuket is the largest Island in Thailand, while the interior of the island is covered by dense rainforest, the west and the south side is blessed with large bays and beautifull beaches. The tourist impact has been massive and Phuket has many well knowed crowded places such as more hidden and remote unspoilled villages. You can get anything you want in Phuket, Nightlife with parties all around the clock, top restaurants with one of the most exquisite cuisines south of Bangkok, anykind of watersport, state of the art hospitals and shopping centers.
Patong Beach Area: Looking for Nightlife, bars and discotheques than Patong is the best place to stay in. Patong is the most crowded place in Phuket and everything else than unspoilled.
Karon & Kata Beach Area: A good mix between nightlife and life style. The beaches of Karon, Kata and Kata Noi are in better conditions that the crowded beach of Patong.
Rawai & Chalong Area: Far more quiet than the areas mentioned above. Less busy and less nightlife, easier to get in contact with the locals. Beaches not as nice as in Kata and Karon.
Kamala, Surin & Bang Tao Beach Area: Kamala has a good reputation among foreigners and as further north you go to Surin and Bang Tao Beach it gets more and more unspoilled. Long beaches, less tourist and less busy.
Nai Harn & Nai Tong Beach Area: For sure the most unspoilled place in Phuket to stay in. Small local fishing villages with little amount of hotels and resorts, almost no nightlife. Long way to the harbor of Chalong for diving and snorkling excursions!
Phuket Town: Phuket town is a busy place where locals work, shop and spent their free time. It has his own sharm and many intersting places to visit, such as the Sino Portugues architecture in the old town, shopping malls, markets and restaurants. Phuket town has no access to nice beaches!