Phuket is a popular holiday destination for the whole family with different types of areas for different tastes. Patong is the busiest beach and famous for its nightlife and shopping possibilities.
Karon has kilometers of beautiful sand and Kata is often favoured by families with children. Other Southern options are Rawai and Naiharn, while Kamala, Surin, Bang Tao and Nai Yang are popular at North.
If you plan to go on scuba diving, snorkeling or sea excursions, its better to book accommodation in the Southern part of the island due to a short distance to the marina.