Phuket is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Abundant with nature’s gifts such as pure white sands, aquamarine waters and limestone cliffs, Phuket is often called “the pearl of the Andaman”. But along with its tropical appeal, travellers and explorers also flock to this southern province in search of its delectable cuisine and rich culture.
Be it natural or manmade, this little island has plenty of wonders in store for all kinds of travellers. If you’re ever planning a visit, this guide is your ultimate key to discovering Phuket!Book Flights
WEATHER IN PHUKET
Varying between warm, cool and rainy, Phuket’s weather remains largely tropical. It never really gets too cold.
PLACES TO EXPLORE
Phang Nga Bay
Phi Phi Islands
Phuket FantaSea Show
CUISINE: DELICIOUS AND CHEAP!
Isn’t food the best way to experience a place’s culture? Find it out for yourself!
Kai Yang (Grilled Chicken)
Kanom Jeeb (Thai steamed dumpling)
SHOPPING: THE 5 BEST MARKETS
Banzaan Market, Patong Beach
A modern-looking Thai fresh market on Sai Kor Road
Kata Plaza, Kata Beach
Two distinct shopping malls with a bazaar-like feel to them
Karon Market, Karon Beach
Comes alive twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays
Kamala Friday Market, Kamala
Best for clothing, accessories, electronic gadgets and toys
Chillva Market, Phuket Town
A cool, trendy night market with a somewhat bohemian vibe
WHERE TO STAY
Andaman Seaside Resort
Distance from the airport: 25 mins from Phuket International Airport
Nearest Attraction: Bang Tao Beach
La Flora Resort Patong
Distance from the airport: 35 mins from Phuket International Airport
Nearest Attractions: Patong Beach, Bangla Road, Tiger Kingdom Phuket zoo
Chanalai Romantica Resort
Distance from the airport: 46.3 km from Phuket International Airport
Nearest Attractions: Kata Noi Beach, Karon night market
Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Distance from the airport: 16 km from Phuket International Airport
Nearest Attraction: Wat Tha Chat Chai temple
Distance from the airport: 32.7kms from Phuket International Airport
Nearest Attraction: Old Phuket Town, Phuket Trickeye Museum
SK Residence, Patong
Distance from the airport: 40.2kms from Phuket International Airport
Nearest Attraction: Banzaan Fresh Market, Bangla Road, Patong Beach
Baan Sutra Guesthouse
Distance from the airport: 32.5kms from Phuket International Airport
Nearest Attraction: Phuket Sunday Night Market, Khao Rang Hill View Point
Other than these, you will always find taxis, motorbike taxis, car and scooter rentals and ferry services available to get around.
NIGHTLIFE VS. BEACHLIFE: WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE?
Whatever you choose, remember to make the best of your vacation this season! Happy travels!