in 2022, the beaches of Phuket and other nearby islands are more beautiful than ever, and the most popular beaches such as Patong, Kata, Karon and Kamala are finally coming back to life! Many hotels, shops and, restaurants have now reopened and there is a good nightlife. Of course, it’s not as busy as before COVID, but now is actually the best time to visit Phuket without the crowds and the traffic jams. Some other parts, such as Rawai and Bangtao beach, are doing great and Phuket Old Town is always busy!
Phuket, Thailand’s largest and best-known island, is a tropical dream destination for everyone to discover. It is, in fact, relatively small: 48 km north to south, 21 km west to east, but offers more than 40 sandy beaches, tropical islands, majestic landscapes and fantastic Thai food.
Phuket 2022 – Patong Beach
The island counts more than 40 amazing beaches. Most beaches in the north are peaceful, and some hidden beaches are still secret. The most famous and busiest beaches are in the island’s southwest: Patong beach, Kata beach and Karon beach can be bustling during the high season. So take the time to drive around and discover the beauty of the remote Naithon, Nai Yang and Mai Khao beaches near the International airport.
The list of things to do goes way beyond the beaches: Wat Chalong, the Big Buddha, Phang Nga Bay, James Bond Island and the streets of the old town are just the most popular. The island is relatively small and easy to explore in a day or two, and most attractions are just a short tuk-tuk ride away. If this is not enough, speedboats and ferries will take you to the famous Koh Phi Phi, Coral island, and the fantastic Similan archipelago.
Phuket 101 blog shares 28 years of passionate island exploration and photography. Discover with us the last hidden beaches and some amazing islands like Phi Phi and the Similan. We help you plan your first or next trip with all the best things to do in Phuket, but also many hidden gems off the beaten track! Try the amazing local food in local Thai restaurants and even some street food. Explore the many night markets and Phuket legendary nightlife: beach clubs, rooftops, and parties in the famous Bangla Walking Street in Patong Beach.