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Beach holidays in Phuket
For a lively beach with a buzzing atmosphere, head to Patong Beach. The most popular beach on the island, this sandy stretch offers everything you need for a fun-filled day at the beach. Then by night, the beach comes alive with a party atmosphere to get you ready for a night down Bangla Road. Looking for something a little quieter? Kamala and Kata Beaches are perfect for those looking for a little more space and a little less noise. There’s tonnes of amenities here, plenty of activities available and shallow waters – making it an ideal family beach. And, for those looking to discover Phuket’s unspoilt beauty… it has to be Freedom Beach. This gorgeous small strip of sand is accessed only through a jungle trek, by car or by boat, making it a truly beautiful stretch of Phuket coastline.
Food and Drink in Phuket
Regarded as one of the national dishes of Thailand, tom yam is a must-try dish. This hot and sour soup can be served with a range of meat or seafood, but since you’re visiting Phuket, we recommend trying the tom yam goong made with delicious fresh shrimp. No visit to Phuket would be complete without a trip to the night markets to sample the amazing selection of street food available here. Some of the top dishes to try include; moo ping – marinated pork cooked over a large open grill and served on skewers, por pia thod – crispy and delicious Thai spring rolls, and – of course – the insects! Bamboo worms, crickets, grasshoppers, silkworms, giant water beetles, scorpions – you name it, they’ve got it here!
With one of Thailand’s best breweries located in Phuket, it’s pretty easy to get hold of a good lager or beer here! The Full Moon Brewery produce the world-famous Phuket Lager and the slightly lesser known Chalawan Pale Ale. If these don’t tickle your fancy, there’s always the ubiquitous and infamous symbol of Thailand, Chang.
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