The island of Phuket is located off of the southwest coast of Thailand. This means that if you choose to visit here, you will be guaranteed some beautiful scenery, including gorgeous sunsets and tropical forests. Let’s not forget the breath-taking beaches, leading in to the warm, blue Andaman Sea. There are many activities to keep you occupied on a holiday including diving and golf, as well as just relaxing by the water. As far as nightlife is concerned, there are places where you can find a great party atmosphere. Patong beach is ideal for this type of holiday, with disco’s and beer bars in abundance.
No holiday here should be complete without experiencing the food. There are many different restaurants in Phuket, serving both Asian and also western food. You can find small stalls selling noodles by the roadside, or alternatively very classy air-conditioned restaurants serving fine wines. You can find tropical fruit and also famous throughout Phuket is its reasonably priced seafood.
On Patong beach, the restaurant Baan Rim Pa serves Thai cuisine with a mixture of mild and hot and spicy dishes, with top quality ingredients and seafood. It has won awards for excellent food and wine, so should definitely be checked out. Here, you can also find a piano bar where you can taste delicious cocktails, while relaxing after a hard day’s holidaying.
Nearby is Joes Downstairs, a great casual restaurant which has also won awards. It features a beautiful white interior, with excellent New World cuisine. This restaurant also serves wine, beer, and of course cocktails, so will be another great place to relax.
On the southernmost beach on the island of Phuket, Rawai, you will find Nikita’s. This restaurant is located on the east side and is very popular with tourists, as well as local expatriates. Because of this, it has a great international atmosphere and English-speaking staff. Nikita’s has been around for a long time and is very well established. It serves good wines and Thai dishes. As well as fish and chips and pizza! So whether you want to experience local food, or feel more at home, this is a great place to check out.
Phuket is a beautiful island, and the food will delight your taste buds. If you intend to holiday here, make sure to find out more about it by visiting My Destination Phuket, and have a great stay!
Article by Rosalea Collinge.