Phuket Island is Thailand’s largest at 48km in length and 21km at its widest. It’s in Southern Thailand, on the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, suspended from the southern tip of Phang Nga Province by a pair of short but substantial road bridges. Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand’s Indian Ocean coastline 862 kilometres south of Bangkok. In recent times, though, Phuket’s top earner has been tourism, which has transformed the island into Thailand’s wealthiest province. Expect prices to be a bit higher than on the mainland. The west coast of Phuket was hit severely by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, but almost no evidence of the damage now remains. Phuket enjoys great popularity as a travel destination. Most beaches are on the west coast, with Phuket Town to the southeast and the airport in the north.
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Within a 30-minute car trip of Phuket International Airport, 8ik88 Resort provides a swimming pool and complimentary Wi-Fi. It also offers a dry cleaning service and luggage storage. The resort has cosy rooms, equipped to fit the needs of any traveller. Guests with a car can visit Mai Khao and Sa Khu, both within easy driving distance of the resort.
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