Although this place is a night owl that's famous worldwide, Phuket Island, the largest in Thailand, still remains the "Pearl of the Andaman" where anything is possible. Like Ibiza in Spain or France in Saint-Tropez, Phuket is one of those places that has two sides.
The first, natural and peaceful, is discovered away from Phuket's major attractions as you head off to find more peaceful beaches.
Some of them, like Nai Harn Beach, will be truly surprising in just how much they feel like an earthly paradise, with the lushness that frames a strip of fine sand and turquoise water. A beach that's popular with surfers thanks to its currents and long waves, Nai Harn beach has managed therefore to retain its original soul, with, most notably, a ban on jet skis. This place is best enjoyed in the late afternoon when you can watch the high tide reclaim the land...
Alongside this Eden-like part, Phuket has beaches which, in the space of thirty years, have gone from virgin coastline to a party mecca. Once you've visited the temple of Suwan Khiri Wong, it's at the seaside that you'll get to enjoy all the magic places that, once illuminated at night, cast their reflection on the peaceful waters of the bay.
A true hedonist at heart, Patong and its beach will delight all those seeking an exciting night-life. A visit to Bangla Street will reveal all the quintessence of this gentle insomniac place that is Phuket, that you'll discover, astounded, as you make your way from one party venue to another. A place that only Thailand could possess.