Phuket

Animal-rights groups criticize Beyonce after tiger encounter

Animal-rights groups criticize Beyonce after tiger encounter

A fan photo of Beyonce's family posing with a baby tiger is not sitting well with critics
Paradise reborn: How the Army saved Phuket's beaches

Paradise reborn: How the Army saved Phuket's beaches

The military coup in Thailand has led to a massive change in Phuket, weeding out decades of misuse and abuse at one of the world's most popular holiday destinations
Normality resumes: Curfews lifted in three Thai hot spots

Normality resumes: Curfews lifted in three Thai hot spots

In an effort to revive tourism, the junta has lifted the curfew in Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui
Opinion: Rihanna spot on about Phuket problems

Opinion: Rihanna spot on about Phuket problems

Authorities in Patong remain blind to the sleaze and the wildlife abuse around them, says one local
Locals arrested over Rihanna's Thailand holiday snaps

Locals arrested over Rihanna's Thailand holiday snaps

Instagram photo of pop star holding endangered primate leads to outrage among animal rights advocates
Old Town Phuket: Finally, a reason to leave the beach

Old Town Phuket: Finally, a reason to leave the beach

Here's how to experience the real heritage and culture of Thailand's most popular holiday island. No debauchery required
Wish you were here-- Kata Beach, Phuket

Wish you were here-- Kata Beach, Phuket

Taking in a sunset on Kata Beach in Phuket is a great way to spend a November evening
Phuket's 7 coolest cafes and coffee shops

Phuket's 7 coolest cafes and coffee shops

Famous for its sun, surf, skin and sin, Phuket is home to a growing collection of great little hangouts
Insider Guide: Best of Phuket

Insider Guide: Best of Phuket

Super sexy nightlife, hot beaches and even hotter food -- three great reasons to visit Thailand’s largest island. Here’s how to cram it all into a single visit
iReport: 5 great Phuket dishes and where to try them

iReport: 5 great Phuket dishes and where to try them

A Thailand-based iReporter shares a few of his favorite southern seafood specialties, along with a list of Phuket restaurants serving them
Chinese travelers ditch the Philippines, re-route to Bali, Phuket and Jeju

Chinese travelers ditch the Philippines, re-route to Bali, Phuket and Jeju

Industry insiders predict China's Philippines travel suspension will last for months
Phuket’s sands get swanky

Phuket’s sands get swanky

A new wave of ritzy beach clubs is transforming Phuket’s west coast while raising questions about control and commerce
Phuket's best pool villas and suites

Phuket's best pool villas and suites

Vichy shower beds and Gordon Ramsay's "second home." A round-up of Phuket's most luxurious sleep experiences
Alan Morison: The trouble with Phuket, and how it can be fixed

Alan Morison: The trouble with Phuket, and how it can be fixed

Phuket's tuk-tuk "mafia" is threatening to derail the island's massive tourism industry. We need a solution now
iReport: Wet and wild Songkran memories

iReport: Wet and wild Songkran memories

We asked CNNGo readers for their best shots of the Thai new year madness. Here are some of the highlights
My favorite Phuket beach

My favorite Phuket beach

CNNGo reader Willy Thuan edges away from Thailand's crowds to spend time on Banana Beach
Thailand's dive industry stung by marine park site closures

Thailand's dive industry stung by marine park site closures

Several popular dive spots are now off-limits due to coral bleaching, but divers stress that they make up a small fraction of what's available in Thailand's marine parks
Phuket FC football: Chumps to champs in a year?

Phuket FC football: Chumps to champs in a year?

CNNGo reader James Goyder explains how a complete overhaul moved the struggling Phuket FC into Division 1 of the Thai league
Insider's guide to the best of Greater Phuket

Insider's guide to the best of Greater Phuket

Forget Patong and other Phuket 'hotspots.' These are the true treats of a trip to Greater Phuket
Phuket post-tsunami: A second wave of greed?

Phuket post-tsunami: A second wave of greed?

Five years after the tsunami, resident Alan Morison considers how things have changed, and he isn't happy
Sailing A-listers hit Phuket King's Cup Regatta

Sailing A-listers hit Phuket King's Cup Regatta

Beijing Olympics aside, the event features the biggest fleet of racing keel boats Asia has ever seen