$$$ The South of the island includes Chalong, Rawai and Nai Harn Beach. Popular with tourists and expats, this part of the island offers plenty of activities and a wide range of restaurants and nightlife. Southern Phuket is mostly flat and easy for developers to build. Land prices are 20% to 30% less than the West coast. Nai Harn is rated one of the best beaches on Phuket year after year with fresh fish restaurants and great snokeling. Kata and Karon beaches are just a 10 minute drive over the hill.