Phuket & Region Guide

Thailand’s most famous holiday island, Phuket lies off the sunny west coast, with miles of soft silver sand beaches surrounding a surprisingly mountainous interior, covered in thick rainforest and plantations.

The beach resort of Patong caters for all, with great shopping, restaurants, cafés and lively bars, but there are also plenty of quiet resorts around the island for your holiday. Activities on offer include sea kayaking, diving, James Bond Island day tours and more.

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Discover Phuket

Whether you want to swim and snorkel in the ocean, embrace the fun nightlife or island hop by boat, our Asia experts can include a variety of activities and experiences in your Thailand holiday.

Things to do in Phuket

  • Enjoy several islands in one day on an island hopping boat tour
  • Visit a traditional Thai home to discover some of the mysteries of Thai cooking
  • Enjoy a day tour to stunning Phi Phi
  • Treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage
  • Explore local caves by sea canoe
  • Admire the limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay
  • Visit Patong’s Bangla road for Phuket’s best nightlife
  • Enjoy the views from Nakkerd Hills alongside the Big Buddha
  • Experience scuba diving with the incredible visibility of the Similan Islands
  • Shop for souvenirs at Phuket’s night markets

Getting There

The quickest way to get to Phuket is to fly and from here you can easily access many other neighbouring islands.

By Air – There are plenty of domestic flights to Phuket airport from Bangkok, as well as a few direct ones from some UK airports.

By Road – Buses from Bangkok take around 12 hours and from Phuket airport, there are metered taxis, shared minibus options and an airport bus service. Phang Nga is a 30 minute drive from the airport and Khao Lak is a 90 minute drive north.

By Boat – about an hour by boat from Phuket will get you to Koh Yao.

Combine With

Combine Phuket with other Thai islands, Bangkok or Northern Thailand for a fabulous Thailand experience. Or you can add Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia or any other Asia destination.

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