Being one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations ensures that information describing Phuket’s virtues can be found on travel websites all over the internet.
However, because there is a tendency to emphasise only the positive aspects finding the answers to simple questions like “Does it ever rain there?” or “Are all places on the island beautiful?” can be quite frustrating.
Yes, it can rain a lot in Phuket and no, not all parts are beautiful but go at the right time of year, choose the right place to stay and you will find yourself in one of the nicest tropical settings imagineable.
Many travellers rely completely on the advice of a travel agent who may or may not have their best interests at heart. The aim of this guide is to provide enough basic information (and some opinion) about Phuket to help first-time visitors make their own holiday decisions .