With a number of beaches and bays around, Phuket offers a great getaway to those looking for some tan and adventure. Combine scenic beauty and an unnatural calm with a good dose of shopping, gourmet food and water sports, that's Phuket for you. The rain-forests and the mountains shadow the many spas and resorts the place has. The main town, Patong, has a more casual vibe and promises a wild nightlife. The island has a great percentage of expats who have embraced it as home. An interesting medley of expats and locals adds to the charm of the island.