Phuket was derived from a Malay word bukit, which means hill. In history it was also known as Junk Ceylon, Thalang and now “Pearl of the Andaman” .It is a very popular beach destination and a party place. With a year round tropical weather and warm waters, the beaches are most sought after and thus making it the most visited tourist destination in South East Asia. In this capital of Thialand, Patong is famous for being the party capital of Asia. But there is more to Phuket than meets the eye.Western Phuket houses the famous beaches Karon, Kata, Patong and Surin. From luxury cruises, hotels, high end dining to various beach activities like snorkeling, diving, sailing, etc, everything one needs to be put in a party and holiday mood is found. South eastern Phuket is more quite and quaint. With beaches like Chalong Bay, Cape Panwa, Nai Han, one can look for less crowd and noise. Boats to the famous Phi Phi Island and other islands harbor here. Deeper inside Phuket it’s still untouched by visitors, one can still find small fishing villages with prawn and pineapple plantations. Phrae Taew National park and Gibbon project are places one can see the last remaining rain forest of Thailand. Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, Wat Phra Thong are some of the famous temples here. With so many visitors thronging Phuket, accommodation array is such which suits ones pocket. There are more than 1300 hotels in Phuket with new ones adding up every year. Trisara is the best hotel in the luxury sector. With 39 individual villas on offer, a private beach, spas, multicuisine restaurants ,supervised children activities and state of the art facilities is what makes this hotel the best traveller’s choice.The Shore is another name in luxury hotels, offering private villas and other facilities, but here children below 12yrs are not allowed. The Pacific Club Resort is the first name in budget hotels in Phuket. Though not very close to the beach, it provides all amenities in house. The hotel is surrounded by many small restaurants and eateries. Chanalai Hill Side Resort , Centara Karen Resort , Kalima Resort and Spa are few more names in budget but good hotels. Baan Malini B ed and Breakfast has won th e travellor’s choic e award for 2016. Ban Wanicha and Park Surin are other w ell known names in this category.