From the bustling bars of Bangla Road to the tranquil beauty of Paradise Beach, Phuket holidays are blend of extremes. One things a constant: Phuket’s shores offer some of the prettiest beaches around.
Things to Do in Phuket
- Spend an evening in Phuket Old Town. See Sino-Portuguese mansions, shop at the night markets and stop for a delicious Thai dinner at One Chun Restaurant.
- Bangla Road in Paton is similar to Las Vegas, condensed into a single stretch of a few hundred metres. Think neon bars, ladyboys and all kinds of showmen. Watch out for the men and women using exotic wildlife as photo props, you should not support this.
- Animal lovers will appreciate the wonderful work being done in the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre. There’s also a gorgeous waterfall nearby for the outdoorsy visitors.
- Limestone cliffs, overhanging forest, and serene emerald seas, floating through the beautiful Phang Nga Bay is simply bliss.
Best Time to Visit
Dec-Mar: The weather is warm and dry, and Phuket is generally hot all year with average temperatures lingering between 27°C and 29°C. Sea temperatures are similarly warm if you fancy a dip.
Visit from late September to early October for the Phuket Vegetarian Festival and you’re bound to see lots of firecrackers, extreme body piercings and of course; vegetarian food – mostly tofu shaped like meat dishes and sushi.
Watch Phuket paint itself with rainbows for Phuket Pride in April. If you want to see Thailand’s most extravagant ladyboy cabaret shows, then this is for you.
Why We Love It“Phuket is a beach lover’s paradise. There are so many gorgeous beaches but my favourites would have to be Nai Harn Beach, Paradise Beach and Freedom Beach.”
Mary Dargan, Sales Executive