On Thailand's western seaboard are the famous islands of Phuket, Phi Phi, and the Similans. The Similan Islands are a diver's paradise and are by far the most beautiful of dive sites any where in the world.

Phi Phi islands are another attractive diving and snorkeling destination that are well worth a visit.

Thailand's biggest island Phuket is only an hour's flight from Bangkok and as Thailand's longest established island holiday destination Phuket has a well established vacation culture and infrastructure. Phuket is an island of diversity with resorts that have vibrant nightlife with resorts that have vibrant nightlife with endless stretches of bars and pubs to quiet and secluded resorts hotels in out of the way bays.

Marine sports enthusiasts are amply catered for, with dive sites galore where you can hire all you need for a thrilling und erwater experience. There are many PADI approved diving schools on the island too that provide internationally accredited dive instructors to safely teach you to dive.

For the best in nightlife Patong can not be beaten, it is the most developed of Phuket's resorts and has a range of hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation that will suit any pocket. It is also packed with top notch restaurants. Patong's beach is justly famous for its three kilometer long strech of white sand and clear blue sea with breathtaking views to the north and south. But if neon-lit nights are not for you then the smaller and quieter resorts of Karan and Kata will provide a soothing, relaxing weekend away but are close enough to the more vivacious nightlife available at Patong.

Phuket boasts many attractions suitable for the whole family Simon's Cabaret is an extravagantly fantasy song and dance show that is a continuously moving tableaux that transports you for a musical visits to every continent.

Phuket FantaSea is a 140 acre theme park packed with a multitude of activities and entertainment: a festival village with carnivals, games, handicrafts and shopping. Night time at FantaSea has a breath-taking Las Vegas-style theatrical show that vividly highlights Thailand's rich cultural heritage.

Phromthep Cape is perhaps one of Phuket's most important landmarks, the cape juts into the Andaman at dusk it is a popular viewing point. Sunset at Phromthep cape is a kaleidoscope of changing hues, shifting light and lengthening shadows and it is one and the same a calming yet exhilarating experience.

Phuket's other not to be missed sites are the butterfly farm, aquariam.
The islands has its own archipelago of smaller islands surrounding it, some of which are secluded and uninhabited. Many of them can be reached by chartered boats.

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