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The 5 Best Towns and Villages to Visit in Phuket - Travel destinations you cannot miss out on!

Due to its size, Phuket is comprised of a variety of towns that are very distinct from one another, in contrast to the majority of the islands in Thailand. It might be difficult to choose where to stay since each of the options offers its own one-of-a-kind experiences and distinct atmosphere.



Patong is a lively town that may be found on the west coast of Phuket Island. It is the spot to head to if you are anticipating late nights filled with strobe lights since it is well-known in the neighbourhood for its party atmosphere. Even though Patong is famous for its pubs and nightclubs, the city also offers a plethora of other activities to keep visitors occupied. There is an abundance of shopping choices, ranging from beach-side boutiques to the imposing Jungceylon retail centre, in addition to a variety of fantastic beaches, including the boisterous Patong Beach as well as the more tranquil Freedom Beach. Patong is a perfect place for folks who want to party or backpack.


Phuket Town

Phuket Town is the provincial capital, and while it does not have any beaches of its own, the architectural grandeur of the city more thoroughly makes up for this shortcoming. The colourful historic buildings of the well-known Old Town Quarter house a variety of charming stores and caf├ęs, and it is also the location of an amazing vintage-styled pedestrian street market. The Old Town district is located in the heart of the city. Aside from the many opportunities for retail therapy, Phuket Town also provides a wealth of cultural experiences. It is also the best place to explore if you would like to get familiar with the local food scene. There are many restaurants in Phuket offered by the likes of Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas that you can check out to try some authentic Thai flavours.



Although it has many similarities with Patong in terms of its beaches, bars, resorts and eateries, Karon is a far more family-friendly and low-key destination than Patong. Even though it is quite popular with visitors, Karon Beach is very spacious, so you won't ever get the impression that it is too crowded to enjoy activities like swimming or snorkelling there. The town centre, which is located some distance from the beach, is home to a variety of restaurants and bars. There is the nightlife in this area, although, in comparison to Patong, it is often less intrusive. Even though it lacks large, glitzy retail centres, the Karon Bazaar is a fantastic place for people to look for deals and acquire mementoes to take home with them.


Surin Beach

Surin Beach, which is located in Thailand and is known as the vacation spot for the country's upper class, is home to a number of luxurious resorts and has even played host to Thailand's previous monarch for a game of golf. The beaches of Surin as well as Pansea, which are located in close proximity to one another, are classic examples of Thai beaches. Both beaches have powdery white sands, azure waters, and a background of verdant coconut palms.


Kata Beach

The town of Kata may be found to the south of Karon. The long beach is popular throughout the year, but it never gets so crowded that it's difficult to move about, and there is enough room to feel comfortable. Kata is home to a plethora of activities, ranging from watersports, and surfing to diving, and since the sand is so soft, it is entirely acceptable to spend the whole day lazing on the beach and soaking up some rays.

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