On the Beach Limited

Phuket Holidays

As Thailand’s largest island, Phuket really packs a punch with golden beaches, leafy rainforests and a lively cabaret atmosphere in the neon hotspots.

Destination highlights

  • Winter sun

  • Hidden beaches to explore

  • World-famous parties

  • LGBTQ+-friendly

What are the best beaches in Phuket?

From busy party beaches to mysterious pockets of wild beauty, Phuket has it all. We’re big fans of both, so here are a few of our faves:

  • Patong Beach – the longest and most popular beach on the island, with daytime fun and wild nightlife.

  • Kata Beach – a slightly calmer corner of coast, where sunbathers and surfers enjoy chilled-out days.

  • Karon Beach – a lovely spot for family holidays to Phuket, with plenty of open space and watersports to keep the kids busy.

  • Paradise Beach – snorkel the lively coral reef by day, get down at a Full Moon Party by night!

  • Freedom Beach – you reach the wild beauty of this beach by longboat ride, adding an air of mystery as you approach the quiet shore.

What are the top hotels in Phuket?

While some head to the island for world-class partying, Phuket's hotels are famous for being pockets of calm away from the noise. Whether your hotel is the main event on your Phuket holiday or just a place to crash, we think you’ll love these:

  • Vjitt Resort Phuket - the ultimate boutique getaway, with lush five-star suites, private pools surrounded by greenery, and authentic Thai fine dining

  • Amari Phuket - a great base for friends enjoying the buzzing Patong nights, with its own secluded beach for rest days

  • The Charm Resort Phuket - a place to wind down from lively Patong Beach by watching the sunset from the stunning infinity pool

  • The Yama Hotel Phuket - modern rooms, amazing views, and loads of fun for kids - a top pick for family holidays to Phuket

  • Ayara Hilltops - take in the ocean views from your private suite or relax with a cocktail at the poolside bar

  • Titanic Palace and Aquapark Resort - a swimaholic’s paradise with easy access to the sea, 19(!) pools and an impressive waterpark

  • Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort and Spa - a deluxe hotel set right along the exclusive Bangtao Beach, famed for its gorgeous white sands

Popular Phuket hotels

Weather in Phuket

























Phuket’s tropical climate makes it a great destination for some far-flung winter sun. Travel here between November and March for the perfect balance of sunshine and blue skies. From April to October the mercury stays constant, but the chance of needing your brolly rises, as this is the rainy season. Whenever you travel, look out for those famous Phuket sunsets or take a dip in the warm Andaman Sea.

View destination on a map


How long does it take to fly to Phuket?

It takes about 14 hours to fly to Phuket from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Phuket?

Phuket is 7 hours ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Phuket?

The official currency of Phuket is the Thai baht.

What language do they speak in Phuket?

The official language spoken in Phuket is Thai.