Explore and Discover one of the most popular Islands in Thailand!
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island surrounded by the Andaman sea. It boasts dazzling beaches and endless variety. Green fields, palm-fringed beaches and clear balmy waters. Phuket has exceptional dive and watersports facilities with the most colourful marine life populating the largest coral reefs in Thailand.
There are so many places to stay in Phuket – if you want a happy party spot, then Patong is your best choice with its vibrant nightlife, numerous bars, clubs and non-stop entertainment options. If you are a couple on a honeymoon, you could pick Kamala. If you’re more into a quiet but homey spot, then Kata is the answer. It is amidst the secluded coves, green hills and frangipani trees that you will discover the perfect respite for an unforgettable holiday.
Our TOP 6 Recommendations of Things To Do in Phuket off the beaten track…
1. Explore the quaint street markets. Phuket Town’s twice-weekly Indy Market on Dibuk Road is a lively but relatively unknown market that is small and clean. It’s made up of just one lane and has a happy, carefree feel to it. The many goods displayed are made from water hyacinth. Happily, prices are very low and the most fun item to buy is a single rice grain with your name stencilled onto it, to be used as part of a pendant, key ring or bracelet. If you fancy having a special souvenir made just for you and/or your loved one(s) check out the artist booths. They do portraits and caricatures by order in a short time (price starting from only about 100 baht per picture). Also try out the local street food, always fresh authentic and delicious!
2. Visit Phuket’s most photographed location: Phromthep Cape. Go through Rawai Beach and up the island’s southernmost hill to watch the sunset at its peak. Phromthep Cape commands spectacular views over the east and southeast of the island and its environs. The lighthouse/museum is air conditioned inside and if you go up to the ‘outdoors viewing balcony’ you can see a whole raft of nearer islands such as nearby Koh Kiaow with its Buddhist monastery.
3. Visit the surrounding islands: Phi Phi, James Bond Island, Monkey Beach and Maya Bay (Yes, Maya Bay is the one which appeared as the setting of ‘The Beach’, Leonardo di Caprio’s movie from the ‘90s). These are some of the best beaches in the world.
4. Spend some time in a WAT – Buddhist temple, among the most important symbols of Thailand, partly because the majority of Thais are Buddhist and partly because they are so beautiful. In Phuket alone, there are 29 Buddhist temples spread around the island. Best one to see is Wat Chalong, which has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals come to pray and Westerners come to learn something about Buddhism. The temple is open from 7am to 5pm.
5. Explore Phuket’s Trickeye 3D Museum which offers the opportunity to engage and interact with modern installation art in wonderful three dimensional pictures. The time has come when you can now enter the picture, which you used to only look at, and become a part of the picture yourself!
6. There is more to Phuket than Sea, Sun & Sand! Fly through a tropical forest with The Flying Hanuman Phuket. See the hidden “Green” treasures of Phuket! Located near Kathu waterfall, an area covered by thick tropical forest, the Flying Hanuman Tour is for all who want to discover a hidden part of Phuket Island and love Zip lining & Flying Fox adventures. An amazing view over Phuket Island. 28 stations including Sky Rail. 40 meter abseil point. Longest jungle flight is 400 meters.