We're about to leave here after three weeks. We have stayed in patong and kata (as well as bangkok).
Can I stress again that there are NO ISSUES travelling in phuket at the moment. Yes it is low season but our weather has been 90% perfect, yes there has been political issues but this has had absolutely no affect on your ability to safely be in phuket right now so please for your own sake and the sake of business here please do not cancel your trip.
I'm definitely not an expert when it comes to phuket but know when I should or shouldn't be somewhere and I am more than happy to be in phuket right now.
If I can answer any questions I'm happy to but I will do a jbr when I get home :-)