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Tri Trang

Tri Tang, Thailand

If holidays to Phuket conjure up images of peaceful days on white-sand beaches, vibrant nightlife and great restaurants then Tri Trang holidays are for you. Spend your days in this quite location before heading out to the busier towns down the road. Tri Trang is also a perfect base for enjoying the island's major attractions. The town itself is little more than a long sandy beach with forests and a smattering of cafés and restaurants. When you're ready for a little more action, Patong is just ten minutes away by tuk-tuk.

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Explore Phuket’s highlights

You can take many day trips while on holidays to Tri Trang. Whether you want to take a boat trip around the surrounding islands or go in search of famous film locations, tours are easily booked and start at Tri Trang Beach. Take one of the picturesque long tail boats to Freedom Beach – one of Phuket's most secluded beaches. It's only accessible by boat, which makes it all the more magical when you arrive on its empty white sands. The other must-see destination is Maya Bay in the Phi Phi Islands. It's the iconic set of Leo DiCaprio's film The Beach – and a sought-after photo opportunity for thousands of visitors every year. You'll also see famous spots from James Bond films in Phang Nga Bay.

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Head out for great nightlife

Although in a relaxing spot, holidays in Tri Trang put you in a perfect location for a wild night out. While the town is relatively quiet once the sun sets, the party town of Patong is just ten minutes away. Enjoy trendy bars, themed pubs, and nightclubs playing electronic music 'til the sun rises. Bangla Road is the place to be, promising a festival-like atmosphere. If you stay in Tri Trang, settle down with fresh seafood and tasty cocktails or head to the slightly more glamorous bar at the Merlin Beach Resort.

Visit the bigger nearby towns

Take advantage of your location on Tri Trang holidays by heading to the nearby towns of Patong and Karon. On day trips to Patong, you'll find huge shopping centres, gorgeous beaches and even an indoor surfing centre. There's also a wider range of bars and restaurants in this fun town. Karon is slightly more laid-back and life tends to revolve around its sandy cove – the third longest beach on Phuket. If you want to try some of the island's best water sports, go to Karon Beach. It's a very family-friendly town, and there are many fun attractions for visitors of all ages.

Try the local shopping

In Patong, you'll find Phuket's biggest shopping centre, Jungceylon Shopping Mall. From over 300 shops and a five-screen cinema to a bowling alley and a museum shop, there's plenty to do! For a more traditional experience, Karon Market is a 20-minute drive from Tri Trang. It's set in the grounds of the town's largest temple, so you can soak up some culture while doing a spot of shopping. Items on sale range from fresh produce to Muay Thai boxing shorts, jewellery and silk scarves.

Relax on Tri Trang Beach

The 500m horseshoe-shaped bay curves along the blue sea, nestled against palm trees and the grand Merlin Hotel Resort. It's a quiet place where you can relax on the white sands and enjoy swimming in the warm waters. The beach also has massage stalls and snorkelling equipment for hire, so you can either relax to the max or explore the clear-as-glass water. There isn't much shade on the beach, so it's haven for those seeking a good tan. Other activities include parasailing, kayaking and jet-skiing. When you fancy a bite to eat, there's a rustic restaurant called Windsurf serving delicious Thai and European dishes.

There's nothing like a holiday to Tri Trang. You can soak up the sun and the serenity on the beach before heading off to the town of Patong later in the evening. Use the small town's location to your advantage and explore the gorgeous natural wonders lying in the surrounding sea. From tasty food to great shopping, there's always something to keep you entertained – and somewhere peaceful to relax.