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Top Choice Italian in Hat Patong

Acqua

Dine on, say, home-baked focaccia, deliciously creamy buffalo mozzarella and house-made pumpkin-stuffed cappelletti coated in delicate Gorgonzola sauce at Phuket's top Italian restaurant, amid sleek, monochrome deco…
Top Choice Fusion in Ao Bang Thao & Cherngtalay

Suay

Launched in 2017 in a sleek glassed-in space, the Cherngtalay branch of star Phuket chef Noi Tammasak's sought-after Suay is a fusion-tastic sensation. Menus feature such creative delights as mushroom carpaccio, lem…
Top Choice Thai in Phuket Town

Suay

Fabulous fusion and fine wines, courtesy of top Phuket chef-owner Noi Tammasak, are the draw at this converted house just south of the Old Town. Spicy eggplant salads, sweet-basil Shanghai noodles, braised-beef-chee…
Top Choice Beach in Ao Bang Thao & Cherngtalay

Hat Bang Thao

Beautiful 8km-long Hat Bang Thao is one of the longest, dreamiest beaches on Phuket. This slice of pearlescent sand is just asking for you to laze around on it and do nothing, with midrange bungalows at the south en…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Laem Phanwa

Baba Nest

Engulfed by beautiful Andaman and island views and bordered by glittering reflective pools, the elegant, intimate rooftop Baba Nest lounge-bar at Sri Panwa is a truly magical spot – and one of the island's (and Thai…
Top Choice International in Northeastern Phuket

Breeze

Elegant yet understated, one of Phuket's finest restaurants sits in glorious hilltop, sea-surrounded seclusion, 20km northeast of Phuket Town. Blue beanbags overlook the pool and sea from the pillared open-walled di…
Top Choice International in Ao Bang Thao & Cherngtalay

Bampot

Cool-blue booths, an open-plan kitchen and white-brick walls plastered with artwork set the scene for chef Jamie Wakeford's ambitious, contemporary European-inspired cooking – cashew-pesto risotto, crispy-skinned sa…
Top Choice Buddhist Site in Phuket

Big Buddha

High atop the Nakkerd Hills, northwest of Chalong circle, and visible from half the island, the 45m-high, Burmese-alabaster Big Buddha sits grandly on Phuket's finest viewpoint. It's a tad touristy, but tinkling bel…
Top Choice International in Ao Bang Thao & Cherngtalay

Project Artisan

Peachy-pink and pineapple-yellow wood-carved doors frame a lantern-lit garden adorned with dreamcatchers at this boho-chic, Bali-inspired, multipurpose creative venue in northern Cherngtalay. Locally sourced breakfa…
Top Choice Thai in Hat Patong

Ta Khai

Inspired by traditional fishing-village architecture, with lotus ponds, a glassed-in pavilion and skilled Trang-born chefs, the outstanding, seaside southern-Thai restaurant at the Rosewood is a standout on Phuket's…