Long renowned as a travellers' paradise, Phuket is famed the world over for its tropical trinity of year-round sun, azure seas speckled with offshore islands, and alabaster sand. Today, the Pearl of the Andaman rivals the Caribbean and the Mediterranean as a destination of choice, either for an unforgettable vacation, or a dream holiday home.
Sometimes overlooked in favour of the fabled coastal seascape, Phuket Town is a vibrant community, its colourful streets and markets bustling with local islanders going about their everyday lives. In the quaint Old Quarter, narrow lanes are flanked by rows of century-old shophouses, offering a picturesque glimpse into the island's fascinating Sino-Portuguese history.
When the sun sets over the island horizon, the town's sophisticated entertainment venues, elaborate cultural performances, fine dining and wining destinations twinkle into life.