3 things to do when not golfing in Phuket

By admin | November 28th, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Many of our customers who come to Phuket to play golf have also come to the island for a holiday getaway. They mix rounds on the best golf courses in Phuket with a week or two relaxing on the island. So, apart from a world-class golf destination, what makes Phuket stand out as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Asia?

Phuket is famous for its beaches, especially down the west coast nestled next to the Andaman Ocean. Probably the most visited stretch of sand is Patong Beach, largely due to being Phuket?s number one beachside destination. Other large beaches to the south include Karon and Kata, which are both very beautiful and much less crowded than Patong. Nai Harn Beach in the deep-south of Phuket has long been known as one of the best beaches in Phuket. However, if you are staying in the north of the island, the best beaches are Kamala, Surin, Bang Tao and Layan.

Bangkok and Pattaya aside, Phuket has some of the best nightlife options in Thailand. Bangla Road in Patong is the epicenter of the Phuket entertainment scene with beer bars, go-go bars, nightclubs and discotheques at every turn. Karon and Kata also have thriving nightlife scenes, although less hectic than Patong. Kamala, Surin, Bang Tao, Nai Harn, Chalong and Rawai are a little more laidback in terms of nightlife, however, you will still find a great selection of locally owned bars and beach clubs in all those destinations.

Although Thai food simply must be tried when on holiday in Phuket, the island is home to hundreds of international restaurants serving cuisine from the four corners of the globe. Every holiday destination on the west coast has at least a handful of international restaurants, so you will never be short on options. Phuket even has some quality fine dining restaurants such as the 9th Floor and White Box in Patong and The Boathouse in Kata.

There are lots of things to keep you occupied when on a golf holiday in Phuket. To find the best prices for Phuket golf tours and packages, please click here.

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