Phuket continues to evolve. In the 80s and 90s, Phuket was a 'must stop' location on the backpacker trail. Then came the charter tourists and upgraded island amenities. Now the island is the "Riviera of Asia".
Only a few hours flight from most Asian capitals and one of Thailand's most international provinces, Phuket has first-world infrastructure including an efficient international airport, world-class hospitals and health services, and a great portfolio of leisure and lifestyle facilities.
Today, Phuket is an international melting pot of people with different lifestyles and diverse backgrounds. The tuk tuk traveling tourists enjoy the same island as limousine chauffeured millionaires. People from all walks of life share the same appetite for a fantastic climate, a soothing atmosphere and great hospitality.
Phuket today is a thriving community of quality resorts, hotels, luxury villas and infrastructure on par with Miami, the French Riviera or Marbella. Fast becoming known as the Riveria of Asia, Phuket has chic restaurants and bars with international cuisine, some of the best and most challenging golf courses in the world, lavish spas and professional cosmetology clinics. The seascape surrounding the island provides year-round sailing, diving and snorkeling. Four first-class marinas accommodate magnificent yachts available for charter to deserted coral coves and islands.
The real beauty of Phuket is its laid-back island charm. Now catering to the high-end luxury market, Phuket offers new levels of style and service, all gift-wrapped in the enchanting smiles of Thai hospitality.