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Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. At 540 square kilometers, it is about the same size as Singapore. Just over an hour by jet from Bangkok and with daily connections to most major Asian airports, Phuket is ideally situated for a short break or a relaxing vacation.


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National public holidays of Thailand in 2014

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2014

In Thailand, national holidays that fall on a weekend are generally taken as holidays on the following Monday. Chinese New Year (the new Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival) in February is not an official holiday.... read more.

Thai Massage At Karon Beach

Phuket Island for Families

Last Updated: 31 May 2012

Phuket Island is a safe place to take children as Thai people love kids of every nationality. The world famous hospitality that adults experience while vacationing in Thailand is extended to children as well making a trip to Phuket Island great for families. While on Phuket Island, families... read more.

Child Playing On Bang Tao Beach Phuket

Phuket Island for Kids

Last Updated: 31 May 2012

While Phuket Island has long been thought of as a place for adults to go enjoy the raucous nightlife, clubs, cabarets, and bars, there are plenty of things for kids to do on Phuket Island as well. While you will want to steer clear of Patong's party district and the transsexual cabaret show... read more.

Phuket Island in January

Sightseeing in Phuket

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

Tag: liveaboards
Whenever traveling to exotic locations you will find that there are many wonderful and amazing sights to see. In addition to the landscape itself, Phuket Island offers plenty of sights to behold that aren't part of the everyday for most how choose this destination for holiday travels. Below... read more.

Traveling With your Pet

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

Pets are welcomed at Phuket Island, Thailand, so don't leave your beloved cat or dog with a sitter. Pack an extra bag and bring your pet along. Many airlines will let you travel with your pet as accompanied baggage, as "live animal" cargo or, for a small pet, in a carry-on kennel under your plane seat.... read more.

What to Look for in a Phuket Hotel

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

There are many things that different people look for and require in a hotel when traveling on holiday. When making reservations for a Phuket Island Thailand hotel you should take a moment to check out various details of the hotel before booking your room.... read more.

Say 'I Do' on Phuket

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

If your dream wedding is set against the backdrop of stunning white beaches, clear turquoise waters, and swaying palms, you will find that picture perfect setting on Phuket Island, Thailand.... read more.

Phuket Island in June

Quick Phuket Facts

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

Phuket Island, Thailand is the country's largest island; it is roughly the size of Singapore, covering an area of about 540 km sq. It is roughly 20km across at its widest point, and 48km from the north to south. It has a population of just over 250,000.... read more.

Phuket for All Budgets

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

One of the great things about vacationing on Phuket Island is that you can always find a great deal. Planning a trip to a Phuket Island resort is possible on just about any budget. A nice room in a 3 star hotel can be had for as little as 35 EUR a night, and of course, deluxe accommodations run much higher. Muc... read more.

Need to knows on Phuket

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

When traveling to any destination there are just some things a tourist needs to know. Phuket Island is no different. Some of the more common questions like what is available and what is not should be addressed before heading off to any destination. Everything you need to know about Phuket Island is available be... read more.

Getting Great Rooms on Phuket

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

When it comes to travelling great distances the one disadvantage that many travellers have is that it is quite difficult to get an accurate impression of what the rooms will look and feel like over the Internet or whatever booking medium you are utilising. Here at hotelATM we try to go a step further by providi... read more.

Gay Patong

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

Location: Patong Beach, Tag: cabaret
Many guests and visitors are aware of gay life on Phuket Island, but for those new explorers there are some things to think about. This tour is every Saturday all year round, starting at the Patong Beach on Phuket Island. Visitors can go by mini bus and speed boat to two islands east of Phuket.... read more.

Phuket Island mountain road

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2011

Phuket Island, Thailand lies to the south of Thailand, just over an hour's flight from the country's capital, Bangkok. It is connected to the Thai mainland via two short bridges.... read more.

Useful Phuket Phone Numbers

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2011

It's always a good idea to know a few phone numbers when you're away from home in case you need them. For convenience we collated a list of useful number all in one place. If you have mobile phone with a web browser it's a good idea to visit this page and save it for offline viewing. This way you always have ac... read more.

Children in Phuket

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2011

The people of Phuket Island love children. It is difficult for a family on holiday in Phuket to go anywhere without the shop keepers or other staff showing special attention to the children. There are times when this can be overwhelming to the children. It is just best to explain the children of Phuket Island a... read more.

Phuket Island and the southern islands off Phuket

First Time Visit to Phuket

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2010

Visiting Phuket Island, Thailand, for the first time can be overwhelming. It can even be frustrating. There are so many things to see and do on Phuket Island, Thailand you almost don't know where to begin. Almost every hotel has numerous brochures for visitors and sometimes this only makes ... read more.

Tsunami waves shooting in at balcony height at the Kamala Beach Resort

How the Tsunami Affected Phuket

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2010

Most people today have some recollection of the Tsunami of 2004. However, for those people living on Phuket Island, Thailand their entire lives were changed dramatically. For some people, family members were lost and more than 250 lives claimed on Phuket Island alone.... read more.

Packing for your Phuket holiday

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2010

Packing for your Phuket Island, Thailand holiday can be very easy once you know what to expect during your holiday. The first thing you must be certain to bring is your visa. Visitors from Sweden, South Korea and New Zealand do not need a visa, but everyone else does. Prior to planning your trip, you should che... read more.

Cape Promthep southern end of Phuket island

Phuket holidays

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2010

For the best time of your life, visit Phuket Island, Thailand. A Phuket Island, Thailand holiday is bound to rejuvenate you and your family and give you a lifetime of memories. This island is one of the nicest places on earth and offers the best accommodations, beaches, hotels and nightlife... read more.

Reclining Buddha on Koh Sirey in Phuket Town

Phuket: the Pearl of the Andaman Sea

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2010

Phuket Island, Thailand. This tropical vacation resort lies just off the sunny, southern coast of Thailand, in the warm, turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. With its natural heritage of stunning beaches, exotic marine life and lushly forested hillsides, Phuket Island, Thailand is one of As... read more.