My home town of Chiang Mai, Thailand, gets unbearably hot during the months of March and April. This is the perfect time to escape to the beaches of southern Thailand where the climate is much more pleasant at that time.
This time I spent a few weeks in Phuket, which is Thailand’s largest island. It is not exactly an unspoiled hidden gem – it is highly developed and quite expensive.
But it is still beautiful – there are great beaches, lots of different restaurants to choose from, the scenery is amazing, and there are many interesting excursions you can go on.
If you are looking for an undiscovered remote island with budget prices, and you like the idea of roughing it, then Phuket is not for you.
But if you like the combination of great beaches and a large variety of things to do along with the convenience of all modern amenities, then Phuket might just be your ticket.
I had fun with my camera and even more fun putting together this beautiful video.
The author, Shama Kern, has been living in Thailand and southeast Asia for two decades. When he is not traveling and exploring, he lives with his Thai wife in Chiang Mai. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org