Let’s be honest with each other for a moment, shall we? Most people’s idea of a perfect holiday includes sprawling in a hammock on a distant beach, staring out into the great blue yonder while holding a drink with an umbrella in it. All topped off with a “don’t know, don’t care” attitude. One place where you can find all that is Phuket, Thailand. The greatest writers in the world couldn’t describe the natural beauty of this place, so we’re not even going to try. You have to see it for yourself—book Phuket accommodation and find your own slice of paradise.
Things to Do in Phuket
There’s water everywhere, so naturally many activities take place on or in the liquid realm. A quick speedboat ride away from Phuket is Phang Nga Bay, which could stand in as a Hollywood set. Check out the limestone islets that look like they belong in “Avatar,” and maybe even spot one of the black finless porpoises that roam the bay’s shallow waters. Head back to your accommodation near Surin Beach and take part in a surfing lesson from the local shop—the gentle waves provide a perfect canvas for beginners. Once you’re done getting radical, go souvenir hunting in the streets of Old Phuket Town and stop off at one of the cafes for a belly-pleasing dish of Hokkien mee.
No Phuket getaway is complete without a visit to one of its 29 Buddhist temples. The most important of them all is Wat Chalong and its Grand Pagoda, where a bone splinter from Lord Buddha rests. Just be sure to take your shoes off before entering. When it comes to nightlife, we know what you’re thinking, “Those wild stories can’t all be true”. Oh yes, they can. Take a walk down Patong’s Bangla Road after sunset and to see for yourself!
Getting to & Around Phuket
Flights to Phuket land at Phuket International Airport (HKT), 32 km from Phuket hotels in the city centre. Getting around is a piece of cake thanks Phuket’s many transport options. Almost everything in the small beach towns is within walking distance, but if you care to venture further out, the buses, taxis and tuk tuks are perfect. A tuk tuk is a small open-air truck or van used extensively by many of the hotels in Phuket, which make them pricier than your other options. If you want control of your own horsepower, hire a motorbike or book a Wotif car hire.
Best Time to Visit Phuket
Phuket is a year-round destination, but there are certain times you may find more to your liking. The most popular is the dry season between the months of December and March, when you’ll find the biggest crowds and the highest prices, but also the most sunshine. The rest of the year sees more rain and humidity, but that’s often coupled with fewer travellers. Regardless of when you arrive, you can expect temperature highs in the low 30s and beautiful tropical breezes.
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