Phuket is a tropical paradise in southern Thailand, located about an hour flight south of Bangkok.
Holidaymakers from all around the globe descend on the island for both partying and relaxing and people of all ages come here for a good holiday.
Most of Phuket is suitable for families with many family friendly resorts and tours and activities to keep the kids entertained.
The area of Patong is more suited for party people and singles and in particular - male singles who are looking for a good time. The bars and clubs in Patong cater for single men and have mostly women at the bars that are known as bar girls. The bar girls work at the bars to lure the customers in and then use their beauty and acting abilities to try and extract as much money that they can out of the male customers. There are many other nightlife attractions in Patong, but as male coming here for the first time, its hard not to get sucked in by all the bar girls. You can have fun with them, you just need to watch your money because they know the tricks to get you to spend.
There is nightlife in other areas of Phuket which are a lot more laid back and not so much in your face as in Patong, it all depends on what your into.
The weather here is constantly warm to hot and it never gets cold as the climate is well within the tropics. The water in Phuket is like a bath and this is very pleasant when having a swim.
Phuket is surrounded by many tropical islands and the famous Phi Phi island is only a 90 minute ferry trip away.
There are many other activities here from bungy jumping, to para-sailing, jet skiing, diving and snorkeling.
You can get a great massage anywhere in Phuket and there are many places all over the island that will offer cheap massage.
There are many hotels and resorts to stay at in Phuket, with the majority of the places located on the western side of the island. Patong has the most hotels and is the number one attraction of Phuket with many luxury resorts, as well as cheap hotels and guest houses. When staying in any Patong beach hotels, make sure that it is suitable for you, as you don't want to be a family, that is stuck in the middle of the party scene in Patong.
It’s not hard to see why Phuket is one of Asia's favourite holiday locations for people of all ages and backgrounds as there is something here for everyone.