Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, surrounded by 32 smaller islands, some of which I’d flock to in a heartbeat. Phuket is Thailand’s wealthiest province, which is mostly down to tourism, and therefore in some area’s it is busy and there has been bad press due to tourists. I would never suggest travelling to Patong or Kata.
However, Phuket is also home to some of Thailand’s finest hotels and Asia’s most desirable pristine beaches. Those picture perfect photos that people have as their screen savers, really do exist here.