MANY visitors come to Phuket in southern Thailand and barely manage to pull themselves away from their resort or Patong beach.
But we can let you into a secret — there’s a lot to see and do if you leave the tourist strips behind.
For a start, there are some amazing beaches to visit if you’re game enough to hire a car or catch a taxi. And then there are some of the most beautiful islands in the world, just a short boat trip from the usual tourist haunts.
Here are a few to consider…