Phuket, Phuket Island is beautiful but the southern part of the island is straight out of a tropical paradise. The southern coastline is adorned with magnificent mountains covered with lush jungle forests that stretch out to meet the azure blue sea, and are framed with white powder sandy beaches and fringed with coral reefs. Here in the southern stretches you will see some of the most glorious sunsets in the world. Many of the best hotels and restaurants in Phuket and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are located in the south of the island.
Going to the northern beaches of Phuket you will lose the crowds. The north part of the island is less developed and gets a lot less visitors compared to the south. Instead of waiting to get on to a boat to Phi-Phi Island or one of the other tourist Islands you would be well advised to keep your feet dry, and drive for an hour to the north end of Phuket. Miles of unspoiled beaches, and good food awaits you there. You will feel that you have these idyllic beaches all to yourself.
Here the beaches adorned with pines rather than palm trees. These form like an umbrella and offer cool shade from the blistering tropical sun, and a if you listen carefully they make slight singing sound as they sway in the offshore breezes.
You can expect a quiet, paradisiacal experience if you visit the north end of the island.
If Sun, sand and crystal clear water is what your heart desires, then this is the ideal place for you.
If you are in Thailand between April 13th and 15th you will be hard pressed to miss the Songkran Water Festival. Throughout Thailand they celebrate the festival by throwing water and powder at each other in the streets, and from pick-ups loaded with water containers.
Everybody gets absolutely soaked but have a great time. The water is also very refreshing in one of the hottest months of the year.