$$$$ The West is the most sought after real estate on the island. Home prices here are expensive. The West is the most developed part of the island popular with tourist. Here you will find Kata, Karon, Patong, Kalim, Kamala and Surin. All have a beach and plenty of options for shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife. Patong is the place that most people visit their first time to Phuket. Kamala and Surin boast some of the most luxurious sea view properties on the island.