Phuket and the Andaman Coast

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Phuket and the Andaman Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Wat Tham Cave

    Cave

    The Buddha Cave, or fully named in Thai as Wat Tham Suwan Khuha, is a large, impressive cavern with a temple gate, filled with a broad and beautiful...Read More

  • 2. Bakantiang (Kantiang) Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The last beach before the national park on the southern tip of Koh Lanta, the crescent-shape Kantiang beach is small but truly stunning. The...Read More

  • 3. Bamboo Island

    Island

    Alternatively, you can take a 45-minute trip by longtail boat to circular Bamboo Island, with a superb beach around it. The underwater colors...Read More

  • 4. Bang Thao Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The beach itself is a long stretch (4 miles) of white sand, with vendors offering a variety of sports equipment rental, inexpensive seafood...Read More

  • 5. Big Buddha

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Big Buddha is one of the island's most revered landmarks. The huge, white-marble Buddha image sits on top of Nakkerd Hills between Chalong...Read More

  • 6. Dino Park Mini Golf

    Sports–Sight

    The Flintstones-style buildings along the road in central Karon village belong to Dino Park Mini Golf. Street-side are a dinosaur-theme bar...Read More

  • 7. Heroines Monument

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Several miles north of Phuket Town, dominating a major crossroads, is the Heroines Monument, a tribute to a pair of women who rallied the locals...Read More

  • 8. Jack's Similan

    Tour–Sight

    Tour groups, such as Jack's Similan, have their own smaller tents set up in this area and rent them out for the same fee charged by the national...Read More

  • 9. James Bond Island

    Island

    Named for tourist purposes after the 1974 Bond film The Man With The Golden Gun starring Roger Moore as 007, and traditionally known as Koh...Read More

  • 10. Kamala Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Kamala beach is unremarkable but endearing, particularly to pensioners who return here year after year for the beach's more reserved ambience...Read More

  • 11. Karon Beach

    Beach–Sight

    It's impossible not to be tempted by this long stretch of white sand and good dry-season swimming (it's great for running year-round). You will...Read More

  • 12. Kata Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Of the three most popular beaches on the west coast of Phuket, this is the calmest of the lot. A shady sidewalk runs the length of the beach...Read More

  • 13. Khao Lak Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Khao Lak Beach proper lies to the south of the national park, and most resorts and dive operators purporting to hail from Khao Lak actually...Read More

  • 14. Khao Lak Lamru National Marine Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Khao Lak Lamru National Marine Park's rolling green hills and abundant wildlife are a primary attraction. The park grounds cover more than 325...Read More

  • 15. Khao Rang

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    If you want to get your bearings, there's a fine view of Phuket Town, the island's interior, and even the 45-meter-high Big Buddha from atop...Read More

  • 16. Klong Dao Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Klong Dao Beach is a 2-km-long (1-mile-long) beach on the northern coast of Lanta Yai, the larger of the two islands that comprise Koh Lanta...Read More

  • 17. Klong Muang

    Beach–Sight

    Farther north are the beaches of Klong Muang and Tubkaak, isolated, beautiful stretches of sand with amazing views of the limestone karst...Read More

  • 18. Klong Nin Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Klong Nin Beach, approximately 30 minutes south of Long Beach by car or boat, is one of the larger, nicer beaches toward the southern end of...Read More

  • 19. Koh Miang

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Koh Miang, where the park headquarters is located, has bungalows with 24-hour electricity and even some with air-conditioning; some bungalows...Read More

  • 20. Laem Sing Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Laem Sing is a lovely little beach off the beaten path but well worth the 10-minute trek down a rocky track. This minor inconvenience means...Read More

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