The Island of Phuket originated from tin mines and rubber plantations and due to it's beautiful coastline of white sandy beaches, secluded coves hidden amongst forested headlands and crystal clear waters teeming with marine life, it's enjoyed a well deserved rise to popularity which is re-enforced by a massive selection of resorts on Phuket to cater for everyone's needs. .
Phuket's Indian Ocean coastline boasts the finest beaches while the eastern coastline overlooks some 30 lesser islands of Phang Na Bay.
Phuket also enjoys a wide range or activities to experience from shows to adventure rides, tours to a world class nightlife.
Frequently Asked Questions 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.
Quick Phuket Facts 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.