Phuket areas and maps
Free Phuket maps are plentiful, but difficult to find without advertising. Here we offer a simple printable map of Phuket, plus detailed maps of several Phuket areas.
Phuket is the home to PhuketSpace apartments for rent, and Thailand’s largest island. Phuket is 48 km in length, 21 km at its widest, and is located in Southern Thailand, on the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline. The island is connected to the southern tip of Phang Nga province by the Sarasin road bridge.
Click here for a detailed, printable map of the island of Phuket, or on the regions of the map below for a detailed map of the area which you can print out.
The island of Phuket can be broken down into several regions:
(Bang Thao, Kamala, Laem Sing, Mai Khao, Nai Thon and Nai Yang, Surin). There is a wide variety of beaches in the north-west of Phuket, differing in character. Some are calm, some quite deserted, and some virtually inaccessible.
Karon is the second most-developed beach after Patong, with the long, relatively straight beach good for surfing. Kata is a little quieter with two excellent beaches: Kata Yai and Kata Noi.
Patong is considered by many as one of the party capitals of Asia. This is an area that is what it is – if you’re after unabashed fun and frolics, you’ll love it. Should you be looking for a cultural experience, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere.
(Chalong Bay, Nai Harn, Rawai, Ya Nui). Slightly off-beat beaches that are well worth the trip. Chalong Bay is the largest town that acts as a harbour for outgoing boats to Phi Phi Island and Phang Nga Bay. Nai Harn is probably one of the best beaches on the island, and Rawai is the set-off point for several nearby islands. It’s also popular with locals for eating on the beach.
As the name suggests, this is the administrative centre of the province, and the island’s main population centre. This is one of the more ‘Thai’ areas of the island, with few tourists than the coastal areas, and well worth a visit.
(Bang Rong, Ko Sire, Phuket Town, Phra Taew National Park, Thalang) Besides Phuket Town, the interior of Phuket is pretty much ignored by foreign visitors. This fertile hilly expanse consists of mangrove forests, fishing villages, rubber and pineapple plantations, small Muslim communities and shrimp farms. The Phra Taew National Park is a pleasant escape from the tourist crowds, as is the Gibbon Project.
Click on the area of the map below for a more detailed, printable map of the area you’re looking for: