Phuket is arguably Thailand’s most popular beach destination and an island of contrasts.The busy streets and exhilarating nightlife of the capital, Patong, quickly give way to more relaxed resort areas, quiet, idyllic beach locations and some stunning scenery. Although heavily developed in parts, Phuket still offers some of the finest resorts in Thailand, boasting many of the countries most exclusive settings and beaches.

Lying one hour to the north, across the causeway which separates Phuket from the mainland, Khao Lak is a quieter and less developed alternative to Phuket, Khao Lak offers superb beaches, offshore islands with world-class diving, and one of the most dramatic and stunning natural backdrops in the entire country, blessed with unspoiled rainforest, waterfalls and wildlife.

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