It's in Southern Thailand, on the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, suspended from the southern tip of Phang Nga Province by a pair of short but substantial road bridges.
Western Phuket (Bang Thao, Kamala, Karon, Kata, Laem Sing, Mai Khao, Nai Thon and Nai Yang, Patong, Surin)This region is what Phuket is known for the world over.
Thai Airways  flies from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) several times every day, as well as once daily from Chiang Mai (but there are no direct flights in the opposite direction).
Additionally, they sell tickets from/to many domestic and international destinations with a stopover in Bangkok.
The provincial town’s economy having boomed over the past decade has led to a lot of the youngsters leading similar lives to those in Bangkok.Expect prices to be a bit higher than on the mainland.The west coast of Phuket was hit severely by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, but almost no evidence of the damage now remains.The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign trader’s ship logs.In recent times, though, Phuket's top earner has been tourism, which has transformed the island into Thailand's wealthiest province.There is a wide variety of beaches, some calm, some totally ruined by millions of visitors each year. Southeastern Phuket (Chalong Bay, Cape Panwa, Nai Han, Rawai, Ya Nui)Slightly off-beat beaches that are worth the trip.Chalong Bay is the largest town that acts as a harbour for outgoing boats to Phi Phi island and others south islands.There are very frequent flights to and from Bangkok as well as direct flights to many other airports in the region, including Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, and direct charters to Europe and Australia in the high season.Other low cost direct connections include India, Macau, Seoul, and Busan.There are some charter flights in high season from European and Asian countries such as Taiwan, Japan, etc. Several domestic airlines fly from Bangkok Donmueang Airport (DMK) to Phuket (HKT), including Nok Air  , Thai Air Asia  , Orient Thai , Thai Lion Air  .Tickets from either of Bangkok's two airports can cost around 1,300 baht one-way if booked well in advance, or around 2,000-2,500 baht (including taxes) if bought on the day of the flight.