The famed beaches of Phuket in Thailand remain some of the most popular resort destinations in the country, especially among visitors from Great Britain. Beautiful sandy beaches and magnificent resorts dot the shores of this largest island, providing visitors with a unique and memorable holiday experience. That dream getaway is easy to reach, with regular airline service to and from the island offered by Thai Airways, EVA Air and Qantas, among others. On an island that is home to some of the world's best beaches, it's hard to pick which ones are the perfect spot for whiling away those holidays, but here's a look at the five locations that have been chosen as the best. Patong is the clear choice for those who are looking for a good place to party, with a wide range of activities from water sports, dance venues and plenty of bars. If you're looking for something a little more family friendly, then head to the cozy town of Kata, which provides plenty of fun activities for young and old. Those who are looking for a pleasant place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal at a beachside cafe should look into the area around Surin. Of course, many people just want to get away from all the hustle and bustle and two of Thailand's top beaches can provide you with a real chance to do just that. The long beaches of Karon offer plenty of space to escape from a busy world - you can stake out a spot for the day and not be bothered by another soul. This white sand beach is so long that even during the height of the tourist season it manages to feel almost empty. Or if you prefer a little more company but at a slower peace, be sure to visit Kamala, the most popular area among retirees looking for a quiet place to relax. Trips to Thailand have never been easier, with direct flights from London Heathrow to Bangkok now available. Whether you're flying first class or economy, you'll be able to start that once in a lifetime holiday in true style.