Enjoy Vacation at Phuket

by : Thanakit K.

Phuket is a beautiful town situated in the Andaman Sea and located on the Thailand's southern west coast. Phuket is not limited to its mesmerizing beaches; there is lot more to do too. People who crave for adventure also can take up certain activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. Latest updated feature of the town is thrilling assortment of the new and the old, complex and simple, peaceful and exciting. People in huge quantities transport themselves away from their hectic life to enjoy the seclusion and fun in the best form.

Phuket is blessed in its climatic conditions. It observes basically two types of seasons. One is summers from November to April and rainy season form May to October. The temperature will not bother because temperature of 25 to 30 degrees is felt all the year round. But it may be a slight colder region during the rainy season. "Pearl of South" is what Phuket is generally referred to as it lies in the Andaman Sea. It is the largest island in Thailand.

Airways are the best option to reach the town. Phuket International Airport is situated 35km to the northwest of Phuket. As soon as you land there, you will find a mini bus at your service which will transport you directly at your lodge. Exploring the petite town is the best of all the activities. You can explore Phuket motorbikes, cars, taxis and even bus service is also available for your convenience.

Phuket promises its visitors a comfortable stay because of its admirable accommodation facilities. The lodging service is maintained keeping in mind the visitors' conveniences. There are various hotels in the city as five star hotels, four style hotels and three star hotels. Some of the best and recommended hotels are Diamond Cliff Resort, The Boathouse, Hotel Amanpuri and Dusit Laguna Resort are amongst the five star hotels; Hotel Banyan Tree, The Maiton Resort and Amari Coral Beach Resort are four star hotels; and Club Med and Sheraton Grande Laguna are amongst the three star hotels.

The major tourist attractions must also be known to you so that there are reduced chances of missing them. The most famous tourist site is the Patong Beach. This beach is known to people internationally. If you are a shopping freak and love visiting night clubs then this beach should top amongst your list of places to watch. There are other popular beaches too like Kata, Karon, Rawai, Nai Thon, Nai Yang, Mai Khao, Bang Tao and Kamala. Heard about the huge turtles laying eggs on the land mass? Want to witness? Then visit the Mai Khao beach anywhere between October to February.

Craving for adventurous activities? Go along the East Coast you will find a small island which is the best spot for snorkeling, fishing and scuba diving. This is the place where Pearl farming takes place.

At the Khao Lak National Park, turtles with leather backs proceed over the beach to lay their eggs in the evenings. This is common phenomenon in November. Wild Palms, Mangroves and casuarinas make a breath taking view as they line the beach.