James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay

At a glance

  • Gorgeous beaches
  • Excellent choice of restaurants and nightlife
  • Day trips to ‘The Beach’ and ‘James Bond Island’

Phuket holidays

Fabulous beaches and hotels, iconic day trips and vibrant nightlife

Sat just off the mainland in the emerald waters of the Andaman, the large island of Phuket is one of Thailand’s premier holiday destinations. Famous for its bright lights and busy bars, lively Patong is home to the island’s busiest beach, but there are plenty of quieter beaches dotted with world-class resorts that are ideal for families and romantic adventures.

  • Phuket is Thailand’s preeminent beach holiday destination; a beautifully rugged, emerald island jutting out into the green waters of the Andaman Sea
  • Although only 30 miles long by 13 miles wide, Phuket is one of Thailand's largest islands featuring a rolling backdrop of vegetated hills and picture-perfect bays
  • Choose from Thailand’s great range of accommodation: from secluded hideaways and grandly manicured luxury resorts, to laidback, sociable holiday spots at the heart of the island’s bright lights
  • A popular landmark is Khao Phing Kan and Koh Tapu, locally known as ‘James Bond Island’ and famed as the location of Scaramanga’s lair in ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’
  • The Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay off Phuket also offer numerous superb dive and snorkelling sights

Top hotels in Phuket

Kata Noi Beach

Kata Thani

from £1,090

Cape Panwa Hotel

from £930

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +7 hours



Flying time to destination:

11½ hours

More facts

When to visit

Jan 31°c
Feb 32°c
Mar 32°c
Apr 32°c
May 31°c
Jun 30°c
Jul 30°c
Aug 30°c
Sep 29°c
Oct 30°c
Nov 30°c
Dec 30°c
Further climate information

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