Where Thai Tradition Meets Nature
Phuket is located in the south of Thailand, the country affectionately known as the "Land of Smiles". The island is located on the west coast and lies in the Andaman Sea just over one hour's flight from the capital city Bangkok. Phuket has an International Airport making it Thailand's most easily accessible island with hundreds of domestic and international flights operating daily. Phuket is Thailand's largest island at 48.7 kilometers long and 21.3 kilometers wide, of which 77% is mountains. Phuket is surrounded by 32 smaller islands and the nearby provinces of Krabi and Phang Nga making it the perfect base from which to explore the spectacular and world renowned natural landscapes of this region.
The word "Phuket" came from the Malayan word "Bukit", which means 'mountain'. Formerly, Phuket was only known for its rich tin, silk and rubber industries, but now it is a name recognized across the world as a tourist paradise and Thailand's premier island destination.
The Island boasts over 30 fine white sandy beaches with crystal clear azure waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Phuket's most famous and popular beach resorts are located on the west and south west coasts, home to some of the finest international restaurants, shopping and entertainment to be found in Thailand along with an abundance of land and sea based leisure activities. Offshore, Phuket has many world renowned dive sites as well as being a famous destination for sailing, yachting and deep sea fishing.