Phuket has a bit of a reputation for being the wild, party animal of Thailand. A place where backpackers go to shun all worldly responsibility and drink until dawn. Whilst this may be true in some parts, this island is full to the brim with culture and history and Phuket is more than worth a visit on holiday, even if you haven’t got a backpack and a wrist full of friendship bracelets in tow.
If you are coming here to party, Patong is the place to be. The bright neon lights and the loud music just scream out that this is a fun place to be, even if it is a bit of a culture shock! Be prepared though as the entertainment may not always be as it first appears. Don’t go to a Ping Pong show expecting to see a game of mini-tennis and that woman with the envy-inducing figure wandering down the street, well there might be a bit more to her than meets the eye.
If the crazy streets of Patong aren’t your cup of tea though, roll with the jet setters and snorkel in the clear Andaman Sea or take a deep sea diving course before learning to cook some real Thai food. There are also plenty of sweeping beaches to top up your tan, watch the sunset and just generally enjoy the more laid-back side of Phuket. If there’s one thing guaranteed about this place, it’s that it certainly won’t disappoint.