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Phuket is a beach lover’s paradise, as well as providing just about everything required for the perfect all round holiday. In order to make the very most of your Phuket experience and allow your spending money to stretch as far as possible, you should consider taking advantage of the holiday rental opportunities on the island. There are holiday rentals available from studio apartments to six bed-roomed villas, to suit your budget and requirements, allowing you your own private space and freedom of movement. Maid, chef and driver services are often included, to provide a little extra comfort without the hotel restrictions.
The beaches of Phuket are both beautiful and numerous, ranging from the popular to the virtually deserted. Patong Beach is the bustling resort area where visitors who wish to combine beach activities with vibrant nightlife should try to arrange their holiday rental accommodation. Kata Beach is a little bit more reserved, though still affords a pleasant range of restaurants and bars, while the palm-lined beach itself is very popular with families. Kamala Beach is a quieter resort, which also means that the beach is less crowded and facilitates greater peace and quiet as you soak up and relax in the tropical sun.
There is so much to see in Phuket during your holiday that you may wish to take advantage of an organised tour, either on land or on water. Doing so at the start of your holiday will help you determine your ongoing itinerary. Watersports available around Phuket include sailing, snorkelling and fishing, with surfing possible during the monsoon season, when the big waves are likely to appear. Golf is very popular on Phuket, with its six courses specifically designed to the island’s features and likely to provide fresh challenges to golfers of all abilities. Children are sure to love the idea of taking a ride on an elephant, while the Splash Jungle Water Park provides safe fun for all age groups and includes a relaxing bar area where parents can unwind while their children play.
The freedom to eat at the restaurant of your choice from the many available is another major benefit of holiday rentals over hotels on Phuket. Baan Rim Pa in Kalim, near Patong Beach, is one of the island’s top restaurants, regularly winning awards for its local cuisine, while Joe’s Downstairs and Da Maurizio are adjacent and form equally popular choices. The Beach Seafood and Restaurant at Patong Beach allows fine dining either indoors or on the beach. Nightlife on Phuket is available in many - often very specialised - types but visitors may wish to visit one of the small, popular beer bars, a beach disco, or even a more upmarket and reserved cocktail bar. Patong Beach is the centre for nightlife on Phuket but options are available around the island.