We arrived at phuket beach about 3 days ago. It is very definatly a tourist hot spot, a typical resort town with all the bars, neon lights and souviners! That said, the beach is gorgeous, the sea a wicked blue and the town friendly.
One thing though it is full of lady boys, and you really can't tell if some of them are a boy or a girl, it's really funny. We were talking to an aussie guy and he wanted to take this girl home but he darn't because he coundn't be sure it was a girl!!!
Anyway, so far we have been to the beach and wandered around the town, we went out last night with a couple from the hotel we are stying in, it's called 'cheap rooms'!!! and they are!! And we have booked to do 3 dives tommorrow, one is on a ship wreck, my favourite so can't wait! The other 2 dive sites are called shark point, where we should see leopard sharks and we are also diving on a coral wall so should see loads of stuff.