In a nation renowned for its sheer abundance of tropical island getaways, one island stands out among them all. A mere mention of its name is sufficient to conjure up images of beaches which are the very image of perfection and an exciting vacation in the tropical sun. The haven of endless delights in question is none other than Phuket. Thailand's largest island is bordered by the Andaman Sea to its west and Phang Nga Bay, Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai islands to the east. Phang Nga province and its Ao Phang Nga National Park lie to its north while Ko Lon and Ko Racha Yai are located to its south.

Holidaying in Phuket means coming face to face with some of the most breathtaking scenery from its selection of unspoilt beaches, a thriving nightlife scene which promises loads of excitement and the emerald waters of the Bay with its limestone cliffs and floating village.  With so much to look forward to, your vacation on this island of marvels might just become your favourite ever.

Phuket's popularity and status as one of the most visited islands on the planet is evident in the sheer number of visitors who alight at its International Airport making it the busiest in the entire nation with only the capital winning at this game of numbers. The town centre is an hour and half away from the airport with taxis, airport shuttles and buses available to ferry visitors to and fro. As is the case in most cities in Thailand, songthaews, red buses are widely used. Motosais, motorcycle taxis, are also quite handy while taxi cabs are another option worth considering.

Phuket is filled with limitless opportunities for exploring and one of the best places to get started is Phang Nga Bay. With its calm, green waters, it is perfect for boating and you will be able to discover secret caves and hidden islands. Booking a cruise is also a great option for admiring its natural beauty in very comfy and relaxing surroundings and for visiting its floating village Koh Panyee where you will be able to shop for delightful souvenirs and tuck into freshly caught seafood.

There is no better way to round up a day of exploration than a visit to Bangla Road, with its different lanes which are all bubbling hives of activity and where you will be able to find shops and stalls to purchase souvenirs. You will also be able to enjoy a tasty dinner at any of its restaurants selling a variety of local and international cuisines and dance until dawn at one of its plethora of clubs.