Things to do in Phuket
Patong's Bangla Road
Many people come to Phuket just to revel in the razzmatazz of Patong’s hotspots but even if your tastes are generally more moderate, you really should not miss the opportunity to visit this international icon of the hedonistic lifestyle. A short street in the heart of down-town Patong, Soi Bangla packs more than a hundred bars, restaurants and discotheques into a single traffic-free, brightly-lit celebration of glitz which operates from dusk until dawn.
Walking up and down or dropping into throbbing cacophonous homages to Mammon like the Tiger Disco or Rock City will leave you with vivid memories as enduring as those of the beautiful beaches you enjoyed in the daylight hours. Please come back.
This is one activity in Phuket you simply cannot miss. An open-wheeler motor sport for those who love speed. Bring your friends for some heart pumpin' kart racing start the adrenalin rush as the power round the track or share the thrills in the special double seater'kart. Fun sport but not dangerous.
SurfingThe good news for surf lovers is that surfing in Phuket is great; the waves at most of the beaches are predictable and fun to ride during this season, so even if you are beginner you can find plenty of great beaches like Kalim, Kata, Karon, Patong and Nai Harn to hone your skills. These beaches have become popular surfing destinations and now offer surf shops and tuition centres for all skill levels.