Phuket Port is in the west seaboard of Thailand. It is located at Ao Makham Bay at the corner of the south-east island and is more or less 24 miles from the International Airport of Phuket and about 9 miles from Phuket Cities.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand with natural resources such as white powdery beaches, rocky peninsulas, tranquil broad bays, tropical inland forests and limestone cliffs. Phuket has much to offer to visitors from wonderful beaches and diving sites to great tasting food from hospitable warm hearted people. All these characteristics of Phuket make it unique; a truly one of a kind destination for travelers.
Phuket is known as a shopaholic's paradise. Name it and you’ll have it. This is an island with a lot of shopping areas; even within the beach areas. With traditional handicrafts, fashionably designed clothing, antiques, houseware, jewelry and many more selection, the only regret you’ll have is not bringing a larger suit case for your shopping spree.
The major shopping places in Phuket are Phuket Central Festival, Jungceylon, Big C, Index Living Mall, and Ocean Plaza Patong.
Things to See
Phuket has a lot of attractive areas to visit which are accessible via car or motorbike. Visitors are interested in exploring the antique buildings in Phuket Town (Thalang Road); these have a Sino-Portuguese accent with strong Mediterranean character. Shops here have wood fretwork carving doors which make them attractive to tourists and shoppers.
Visitors should explore the historical Sapan Hin Park in Phuket Town. You will see the old Tin Mining Monument that has an interesting shape of a huge drill bit in memory of Captain Edward Thomas Miles. This is where The Phuket Sport Center is also located; it is a favorite hangout for families and friends who want to enjoy the fresh sea and nature breeze.
Sirey Island is connected by bridge to Phuket Town; it is also a “must see” place in addition to the Phuket Fishing Port. Take your time exploring because the sights and wonders you will encounter in Phuket are very rewarding.
Restaurants and Bars
There are many delicious dishes at the Mengrai Seafood Restaurant; you will enjoy the taste of quality ingredients at reasonable prices. They have a numerous selection of dishes here but a “must try” is the spicy beef in Thai basil that goes with the spring rolls; it is not too hot. It does gives a fantastic spark of spice that visitors love.
Don’t miss the Chang beer offered at Nong Pla Restaurant in Rawaii beach. Chang beer is much nicer than the usually offered Singha; it is especially perfect when it is ice cold. They also have a selection of barbeque including chicken, fish, crabs and huge prawns. Try the papaya salad; enjoy it while you dine beside the sea.
Make sure to go to the Promthrep Cape Restaurant. The view is fantastic in Promthrep. It is a million dollars worth, and is very famous. Great tasting food and yummy cocktails are offered at amazingly low prices.
Other famous restaurants in Phuket are Sabai Sabai with affordable local and western dishes; Tunka Restaurant at the top of the hill; the floating Bang Mud Restaurant with their freshest seafood; Patong Seafood with nice setting and great food; Boo's Place with their backpackers' price and excellent food; Savoey for simply yummy fresh seafood; Sweet Home Restaurant for their terrific Thai food and many more.