What are the best outlying islands to visit in Phuket?
1. Koh Racha - Due to the late development, the number of tourists here is relatively small, and the beach environment here is particularly quiet compared to the noisy Phuket.
2. Phi Phi Islands (koh Phi Phi) - The islands are divided into Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Lay, and there are ancient murals of elephants and boats in the viking cave in the northeast of the island. The movie "The Beach" was filmed here in Maya Bay.
3. Similan Islands (koh Similan) - Similan Islands are one of the most famous island groups in the Andaman Sea, consisting of nine islands. Similan is also a world-known dive sites. The Similan Islands are officially open to the public from October 15 to May 15.
What beaches are there in Phuket?
1. Mai Kao Beach - You can watch sea turtles laying eggs on the beach.
2. Nai Yang Beach - Close to Phuket Airport.
3. Nai Thon Beach - This is a secluded beachfront.
4. Kamala Beach - A tranquil and beautiful pristine beach.
5. Patong Beach Patong Beach - The most famous and lively beach on Phu Quoc Island, as the most crowded and sandy beach in general. Most of the hotels, bars, restaurants and various facilities on Phu Quoc Island are concentrated next to the beach, and its prosperity and liveliness are completely comparable to Pattaya.
6. Kata Beach Kata Beach - Kata Beach is 17 kilometers from the city and has two beautiful bays in a W shape.
7. Nai Han Beach - Nai Han Beach is located on the southern coast of Phuket, 18 kilometers from the city.
8. Rawai Beach Rawai Beach - Rawai Beach is located on the southern coast of Phuket, 17 km from the city.
What are the land attractions in Phuket?
1. Phuket Old Town - This is the old town that is worth visiting.
2. Phuket Big Buddha - From the top of the hill you will get a magnificent panoramic view of Phuket.
3. Bangla Walk Street - Numerous and clubs are scattered on both sides.
4. Phuket Weekend Night Market - A place for street food. Many stalls selling everything from perfumes and T-shirts to handmade crafts.
5. Fantasea Theme Park - Visitors learn about Thai culture and history through various performances.
6. Phuket Walking Street - Beautiful and colorful buildings.
7. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary - Visitors to the sanctuary can not only learn about the elephants, but also have fun feeding them.
8. Kata Viewpoint - You can see the three bays of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon.
9. The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project – This project rescues and rehabilitates these fascinating animals and then releases them back into the wild
10. Wat Chalong - Inside are fragments of Buddha's bones
11. Simon Cabaret Show - One of the best cabaret shows in the country
12. Patong Boxing Stadium - Thailand National Sports
13. Promthep Cape - The best place to watch the sunset
When is the best time to visit?
Phuket's peak season is from November to April, when temperatures are favourable and rainfall is low. April is the month of Songkran, Thailand's most celebrated festival, and is not to be missed, but hotel and travel costs increase by about 15% during this time.
The rainy season in Phuket, especially from June to August, when it rains almost every day, can affect your trip.
What is the best way to get to the different attractions in Phuket?
The most common means of transportation used by tourists in Phuket are tuk-tuks which require a bargain. If the distance is not far (within 30 minutes), you can take a tuk-tuk. It is small and can seat about 6 people.
How do I choose a hotel in Phuket that is convenient to various attractions?
Patong Beach has the most options for accommodation, and is extremely popular for its nightlife, shopping and dining options. It is also the cheapest beach in Phuket on average, and the most convenient transit point to all the sightseeings. For a quieter experience, choose Kata and Karon beaches.