Phuket Tourism

You will be surprised to learn that people visit Phuket not just for the beaches but also because it’s an excellent place with lots to offer people of all ages. Phuket tourism is indeed a wide encompassing set of activities with shopping, nightlife, cultural exhibits and of course, delicious and fresh food. What’s not to like!

 

Phuket Tour Packages
No. of Days
Price
Easy Phuket (3 Star)
5 Days / 4 Nights
Rs. 44,174
Easy Phuket (4 Star)
5 Days / 4 Nights
Rs. 46,457
Super Saver Mesmerizing Phuket
5 Days / 4 Nights
Rs. 61,283
Thailand Jewels
7 Days / 6 Nights
Rs. 68,258

 

Phuket is known for lush rainforests as well as clear waters, and it is one of Thailand’s largest islands. There are 32 islands nearby and it is closest to Krabi. Phuket was one of the areas that was hit by the 2004 tsunami that destroyed several highly populated areas as well as killed more than 5000 people in Thailand alone. In the years since the tsunami, Phuket has recovered well enough and once more welcomes tourists, both local and international, with open arms. 

Phuket tours would be incomplete without enjoying some of the amazing water sports on offer. Every beach nearby, such as Patong, Karon, and Kata are renowned for different reasons. For instance, Patong is considered the worldwide party destination by those who are here to have a good time. Karon, on the other hand, is a good spot for a family vacation. While the Mai Khao beach has a waterpark that makes it a big part of Phuket tourism. 

Geography of Phuket 

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is in the southern part of the country. It is located in the Andaman sea and is a mountainous area. Phuket is approximately 844kms away from Bangkok and it takes at least 12 hours to travel by road. Most people however prefer to fly to Phuket as it saves time and gives them more time to spend in Phuket and the surrounding charming beaches. The most popular spot in Phuket where most Phuket tours begin are Patong beach.   

Phuket Climate 

Phuket has a tropical climate throughout the year although it is hottest in the months of April to May. The wettest months are from September to October when rains are consistent because of the Southwest monsoon. Phuket tourism is best during the months of December and right until March. There are hardly any rains and the weather is a comfortable 24 degrees Celsius often enough. Humidity is also low. Of course, this is also the time when tourists from all over the world flock to Phuket because of the enjoyable weather.

Places to see in Phuket 

For the people who are on a Phuket tour, the weather doesn’t really matter. They are here to have a good time and they will, no matter what. Whether it’s hopping down to the beaches or strolling through the night markets, there’s a lot to see and take in, come rain or sunshine. What’s great about Phuket tourism is that there’s something for everyone and for all tastes and budgets. Some of the places that you should not miss out while you’re in Phuket include the following:

Phuket Old Town 

Phuket OId Town has plenty of old world charm with a number of gorgeous old mansions and well-preserved shop houses. The architecture is typically Sino-colonial and can be breathtakingly beautiful. There are several touches of modernity though, with restaurants, boutiques, bars doing a great deal of business. 

Phuket Weekend Market 

While certainly not as large in scale as the Chatuchak Market in Bangkok, Phuket’s Weekend Market is good enough if you want to roam around and buy souvenirs, clothing and accessories. There’s a dedicated section for food entirely with tasty delicacies such as satay, sushi and dim sum on offer. Every weekend, you can be sure that there will be thousands of shoppers milling among the crowds, looking for the best bargain they can find. 

Phuket Trick Eye Museum 

A recent Phuket tourism attraction, the trick eye museum is certainly popular with children and those with a sense of outrageous fun. There are nearly 100 3 D paintings that offer huge opportunities for exploration and entertainment. 

Phuket Tour 

A visit to Phuket is memorable from many viewpoints. Whether you spend time at the beaches or simply walk around the historic old town, you will find that there’s much to explore in Phuket tourism. Phang Nga Bay, Phi Phi Island, Similan Islands are some of the nearby places that you should not miss while on vacation in Phuket. 

The beaches, (thirty of them!) are noteworthy for the breath taking sunsets and clean blue seas. Some of the beaches like Freedom Beach are great if you want to enjoy a sense of isolation and quiet serenity. Some are more crowded with water activities like para sailing and jet skiing and some of course for the wild parties, with Patong being the best example.

 

Language Spoken

Thai

Currency used:

Thai Baht

APR-AUG 31 degrees CoC
DEC-MAR 25 degrees CoC

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Phuket Travel Tips

The following are some travel tips, do's and dont's to keep in mind during your Phuket trip.

Do’s

Spend your days at the beach no matter the crowds or throngs of tourists. It would be a criminal waste to visit Phuket and not be on the beaches

Enjoy Thai food while you’re in Phuket. It’s tasty, fresh and healthy too

Be nice to the locals and treat them with respect

Dont's 

It’s advisable not to get drunk on the streets and cause brawls

Defer to the authorities and don’t talk back to them in case anything does happen

Avoid wearing expensive jewellery while on vacation

 

Phuket’s popularity could be for many reasons. Friendly locals, gorgeous beaches and stunning views that will leave you wanting more. A trip to Phuket will surely rejuvenate your soul and refresh your mind before you get back to mundane everyday life. 

SOTC has several Phuket and Thailand tour packages on offer with multiple deals that are perfect for a trip by yourself or with friends and family. Do make sure to check our website for further details.