Phuket is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Thailand. Located to the south of the country, Phuket is noted for its luxurious beaches, hospitable tropical climate and vibrant nightlife. Dotted with resorts and hotels, you can find accommodations suitable for every budget.
Island hopping is a prominent feature of the Phuket itinerary. You can take an overnight cruise or charter boats that will take you to the islands of the region. The picturesque limestone islands jutting from the sea are the key attractions of the Phang Nga Bay. You can hire a speedboat to visit the islands covered with mangrove forests. During your island tour, don’t miss visiting the ‘James Bond Island’, which was the venue of the Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. The Similan Island is another popular destination for visitors. Framed by rock formations, the tropical island covered with lush vegetation is a popular site for diving and snorkeling. The Phi Phi Island, Richy Island, Racha Islands and Coral Island are some popular islands that you can visit in Phuket.
You can explore the lush rainforests riding on elephant back. The Khao Sok National Park, situated on the north of Phuket, is home to some rare species of birds and animals.
The small mountain streams to the north of Phuket are famous for whitewater rafting.
Phuket has several scuba diving companies. If you are not a diving pro, you can join one of the scuba diving schools of the region to learn the diving skills. November to May is the best time to dive in the waters of the region.
Wat Chalong is a prominent Buddhist temple in Thailand. Thais believe that a visit to the temple could heal your illnesses. Wat Phra Nang Sang is the oldest Buddhist temple in the region. Wat Phra Tong is another important temple of Phuket, which is noted for the legendary statue of the ‘golden Buddha’.
Take some time to visit one of the spa resorts of Phuket for a rejuvenating Thai herbal massage and aromatherapy treatment.
Phuket is dotted with nightclubs and pubs. Patong and Karon are the hotspots of the scintillating nightlife of the region.