The largest island in Thailand, Phuket is located in Southern Thailand overlooking the Andaman coastline. Known as Thailand’s wealthiest province, this island has a humid climate throughout the year. As one of the Thailand’s premier tourist destinations, Phuket boasts a considerable number of attractions, such as Phuket aquarium, Fanta sea and some waterfalls but over the years, it has been popular as a shopaholic’s paradise.

The island offers a wide variety of shopping from vibrant open-air village food markets, street stalls, night markets and local shops to up market specialist shops and department stores of Western trend. So it is better to be prepared with a large suitcase when shopping in Phuket as you’ll find items ranging from traditional handcrafts to stunning jewellery, clothing boutiques, antiques and hardware.

To begin your exciting shopping spree in style, pay a visit to Old Phuket Town, which covers Dibuk and Thalang roads. Then move to Rassada, Yaowarat and Phang Nga roads and resume to the Phuket’s outskirts. After a little wandering around the town, you will eventually realize that it is an ideal location for enthusiastic shoppers with any kind of budget.

Since this town is a major hub of very colorful Batik, you may see many shops specially in Patong, selling batik clothing. But on top of that is the high quality Thai silk with scintillating colours made in to a vast range of products including shirts and blouses, neckties, cushions, handbags, suits and a variety of other home furnishings.

The art lovers will be delighted to learn that Patong in Phuket contains a bunch of paintings shops out of which a majority having original paintings on sale, while also being able to rustle up reproductions of modern or classical masterpieces. Either way these paintings are enchanting enough to draw a large number of customers.

For the ones who find themselves constantly drawn towards fancy stores, and the ones whose hearts quicken by the sight of new merchandise in neatly stacked piles, this island will be one inspiring place. After all, how great would a holiday be without some shopping? Whether it’s simply a wall hanger or a mantelpiece to keep a memory or gifts for the loved ones and colleagues, shopping in Phuket is bound to bring that extra pleasurable factor.

The travellers to this charming island seeking a Phuket resort are in for a treat if they choose Anantara Phuket, Thailand which houses a number of luxurious Phuket villas in addition to some exceptional amenities and special packages created to keep its visitors in bliss.