We have one day in Phuket at the end of February as part of a cruise. We are planning to spend most of the day on the beach but want to know if its easy to take a taxi to the beach and how much we should expect the taxi to cost. Which beaches would people recommend? We don't want to go too far but would like somewhere with a lovely beach, not too busy with beds and umbrellas and a bar/ beach restaurant.
Is it worth looking at other sights,markets etc?
All advice would be much appreciated.