Phuket is well serviced with Shopping Centres. You will not run out of Shopping opportunities.
I will run through the prominent ones.
Jungceylon, Patong Beach.
The newest and largest on the island. It covers a big area, and includes several major retailers, a cinema complex, an entertainment area, and a restaurant precinct.
It can be found almost in the dead centre of Patong, and has several entrances. If you are on your motorbike or scooter, park underneath is easiest.
Tesco Lotus, Phuket Town
Tesco Lotus is a shopping centre around the Tesco Lotus Supermarket. I like Tesco simply because the fruit and vegetables always seem freshest. Part of this centre includes a Homepro, a large house improvement depot.
Big C, Phuket Town
Another shopping centre based around a supermarket. It is about a km south of Tesco Lotus on the bypass road.The basement of this mall is well known for its many mobile phone stores and computer shops.
Central Festival, Phuket Town
Central is an upmarket shopping centre that has many brand name stores. It is never very crowded, so it’s a very leisurely stroll through. There is also a cinema complex with a 3D theatre. Central Festival is about 300 metres south of Big C.
Homeworks complex is a very large DIY and appliance store accross the Bypass Road from Central Festival. It can be reached by a pedestrian bridge.
There are several acres of everything you need for home improvements.
Super Cheap, Phuket Town
If you want to shop with the “locals”, head out to Super Cheap on the road from Phuket Town to the Airport. Its about 3km on the left heading north. You will not be disappointed. The place is huge, and the building covers about 100 square meters. It has everything you can think of. You will not find brand name clothing here.
Phuket Town Weekend Markets
Big market held every Saturday and Sunday Nights. The locals shop here, prices are reasonable, but hard to find any clothing larger than XL. Lots of variety and some crafty stuff as well. As with most of Thailand, lots of cooked food available. Taste some local delicacies, including duck, frogs and various insects.
Phuket’s Other Markets
Every area of Phuket has various Markets at various times. It is hard to keep information up to date, but heres a snippet of a few.
Karon Temple Market, on late afternoon Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Kathu Market, on every day all day. Extra stalls set up at 5pm.
Kamala Market. There are two locations, near Fantasea on Friday Nights until 8pm, and at the South end of Kamala Town, Wednesday evenings.