Location Information

About Phuket

Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand, located in the Andaman Sea of southern Thailand, approximately 860 kilometers south of the capital Bangkok. Phuket is quite large, with a total length of about 50 kilometers and 21 kilometers wide. As with most of Thailand, the majority of the population is Buddhist, but there is a significant number of Muslims (30%) in Phuket, mainly descendants of the island's original sea-dwelling people.

About Surin Beach

Surin Beach is known as 'Millionaires Row' because of the many top-end luxury resorts located in the area, including Twinpalms Phuket Resort, Amanpuri, The Chedi and Ayara Hilltop Resort. Amongst the luxury resorts are many multi-million dollar homes that sit proudly on top of the hills overlooking the Andaman Sea.

Although its popularity is quickly building, Surin Beach is still a quiet resort town, more like a coastal village than a tourist hub. On the picturesque beach you will find fine white sand and turquoise water that is lined with tall casuarina trees which are a landmark for the area. The whole beach is lined with bars, cafes and restaurants making it the best beach in Phuket for wining and dining. This includes high end international quality restaurants and wine bars such as Twinpalms’ Catch Beach Club.

Climate

Phuket has a tropical climate with a dry season from November to April and a rainy season from May to October. Average temperatures are consistent year-round. Average highs range from 29°C to 33°C; average lows range from 23°C to 26 °C. For April, the average temperature will range from 24°C to 33°C. Some rain can be expected in April, although it's still considered the dry season, with only 11 rainy days on average for the month.

Other areas in Phuket

Patong Beach on the central western coast, is the hub for most of Phuket's nightlife and cheap shopping. Many bars, restaurants, hotels, shopping centres and markets are located in Patong. Other popular beaches located south of Patong include Karon Beach and Kata Beach. To the north of Patong are Kamala Beach, Surin Beach and Bang Tao Beach. These areas are generally much less developed than Patong. To the east is Phuket Town, an area of historic Sino Portuguese culture and where many locals shop.