Located on Phuket Island off the southeastern coast of Thailand, the city of Phuket is a favorite destination for US and European tourists as well as Asian businessmen. Phuket Town (or Phuket City, as it is sometimes called) is a short drive away from many of the most desirable beaches on Phuket Island, although the city itself does not touch the water. Nonetheless, there's much to see and do in this busy, active administrative and economic center. Tourists tend to enjoy walks through Old Phuket, the historic part of town that features attractions such as the Sino-Portuguese shop-house and the Tai Hua Museum whose exterior is a characteristic example of Sino-colonial architecture. For more colonial architecture, check out the Phuket Provincial Hall, a giant administrative building with trellised balconies. Also of interest is the Phuket Philatelic Museum, which is guaranteed to excite art lovers as well as stamp collectors.
If you like a larger holiday accommodation, Manathai Resort is a good choice. The high star rating ensures a comfortable stay along with excellent facilities. Book your room here and you'll find Surin Beach nearby.
With fewer than 20 rooms, Two Villas Holiday Phuket Onyx Style Nai Harn Beach is more intimate than many Phuket Town lodgings. The comfortable rooms are 4-star rated. Museum enthusiasts will enjoy Phuket Seashell Museum, within walking distance of here.