Check Out These Activities Next Time You’re In Phuket!
Phuket is the largest island off the southwest coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. It is known for its beautiful sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife and bar scenes, delicious spicy cuisines, and unique culture. It is an incredibly popular destination among travelers from all over the globe seeking relaxation and a bit of adventure. There are so many fun activities to do in Phuket for families or solo travelers, it’s the perfect paradise getaway while in Thailand!
How to get to Phuket?
Located 863 kilometers from Bangkok, you can reach Phuket from Bangkok by plane, train, or bus. The quickest and most convenient way is by plane. Flights are about 1.5 hours long with multiple flights leaving out of BKK (Suvarnabhumi Airport) and DMK(Don Mueang Int’l Airport) daily.
The Cheapest but longest way to get to Phuket is by bus. It can take between 13 to 15 hours depending on the traffic. You can take the public buses or reserve a private bus if you are looking for something with more comfort. Another option is by a combo of train and bus. Since there are no direct train stops to Phuket, you will have to take a 5-hour bus ride once you reach Surat Thani Station to get to Phuket.
What To Do In Phuket?
Relax On The Beach
Phuket’s warm climate, crystal-clear blue water, and white sandy beaches make it a popular tourist attraction year-round. With more than 30 beaches along its coastline, all having their charm and appeal, it won’t be hard to find one that fits your vibe. Though beaches of the south coast are typically crowded, while the north is far more tranquil.
Whether you are sunbathing at Freedom Beach, snorkeling at Karon Beach, parasailing at Patong Beach, plane-spotting at Mai Khao Beach, or chasing the sunset at Nai Harn Beach, you will surely have an amazing relaxation!
Go Island Hopping!
One of the top activities to do in Phuket is Island Hopping! The Andaman Sea is scattered with absolutely stunning little tropical islands making it the ideal spot for island hopping in southern Thailand. Witness the dramatic limestone cliffs and emerald-green waters of Phang Nga Bay. Check out the beautiful pristine bay of Phi Phi Island. Want less crowd? Relax on Khao Nai Island where you can even feed the local cats at the cafe! Make sure you book an island tour while visiting. It will absolutely be a memorable experience!
Explore The Nightlife In Patong
You can’t visit Phuket without checking out Patong Beach. Patong is Phuket’s most popular resort town. Widely known for its long sandy beach and its notorious nightlife, Patong is an attraction of its own. If you’re looking for a wild night out, head over to Bangla Road, also called Patong Walking street. This street close down daily at 6 pm and comes alive with thousands of pedestrians walking freely. Haggle for some must-have souvenirs, stop for some drinks and live music at one of many bars and nightclubs. Singles and/or couples looking for something more daring, check out the world famous go-go bars and see where the night takes you!
If neon lights, go-go bars, and cheap beers aren’t your type of vibe then head over to Simon Cabaret Phuket for an evening of glamour like no other! Like Boxing? Check out a live Muay Thai match at Patong Boxing Stadium at Sainamyen. Fight nights held a few times a week and each round will have you on the edge of your seat!
Visit Old Town Phuket
There are so much more to do in Phuket besides beaches and nightclubs. If you’re looking for something a different then make sure to visit Old Town!
Old Town is the colorful and lively historic capital of Phuket. It is famous for its brightly painted Sino-Portuguese style buildings, fine restaurants, and quaint coffeeshops.
Explore the many handcrafted boutiques, amazing restaurants, and adorable cafes along Thalang Road. Take a selfie down Soi Romanee. Eat your way through the Sunday Night Market or discover the rich culture by visiting the many temples around the city. This old town charm will definitely have you coming back!
Make Phuket Your Next Getaway!
Phuket is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and it’s not hard to see why. The stunning beaches, picturesque sceneries, delicious food and cheap accommodations makes Phuket the perfect paradise getaway for everyone! Make Phuket that perfect holiday you always dreamt about!
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