If you're looking for something specific to fill your holiday, here are some ideas for those with special interests.
- Activities & Sports
- Phuket offers any number of options for the active person. Since it's an island, a lot of outdoor activities naturally involve water.
- Phuket has proved to be a popular center for adventure tourism, with several operators offering various programs. In fact, the one sight not to be missed around Phuket, Phang Nga Bay, is best seen by sea canoe, which classifies as an adventure in my book.
- Gay / Lesbian Travel
- The Phuket Gay scene is centered around the main resort town on Patong Beach, specifically, the Paradise Complex on Rat-U-Thit road. In this area, you'll find many bars, clubs and shops catering to gay men. It's a bit less commercial than Pattaya, but the night life is still predominately made up of host and go-go bars.
- Phuket is proving to be a popular destination for romantic, exotic weddings. This is due, at least in part, to the relative ease with which foreigners can get married in Thailand. In most cases, your hotel can arrange for all legal formalities and provide you with documentation suitable for your marriage to be recognized in your home country, although complete documentation may require a stay in Bangkok for up to a week.