when you buy at a discount on the resale market.
Day trips to the magnificent coves and cliff-lined beaches are the most popular activities on the island. Perhaps the most famous of these destinations is the renowned Phang Nga Bay. The bay is filled with limestone cliffs that rise dramatically from the emerald-green waters. This is the site of the on-location filming of the dramatic final scenes of the James Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun". In fact, one of the islets is named James Bond Island.
Another exciting destination is Phi Phi Island. This island rises from the sea like a giant fortress, and the beautiful coves are beyond description. Many of the outdoor scenes in the film "The Beach" were shot here.
Bangla Road may sound like the name of an alternative rock band, but in reality is the place to go for the finest nightlife in all of Phuket. The nightclubs, bars, exotic restaurants, and never-ending neon lights make this the place to be after dark. Night markets are big in Phuket, and visitors will find plenty of great shopping and outdoor entertainment throughout the region.
The Big Buddha statue is another major draw. Located at the south end of the island and visible for miles around, this statue will impress young and old alike. It rises 45 meters from its base atop a tall hill, and visitors can drive up the hill through dense forest for an unforgettable view.
The FantaSea Show is not to be missed and you will love the bright lights, the trapeze artists, and the Vegas-style dance numbers.
Historic temples and shrines are located all over the island. Day trips can be arranged by hotel staff or tour operators.
Resort properties are located on the main island and several of the smaller islets. The accommodations range from contemporary condo-style suites to villas built on stilts right over the gentle beach waves. The resort properties have swimming pools, saunas, Jacuzzis, game rooms, fitness centers, and furnished suites with air conditioning and living room entertainment centers. Sizes range from studios to three-bedroom apartments. Check the Phuket timeshare market for great deals, or consider a timeshare purchase that includes membership privileges.
Thailand is sometimes overlooked as a vacation destination, but once you've visited here, you'll want to return again and again. Every season is the right season to visit, and every visit will add countless memories of a fantastic vacation.