Things to Do in Phuket

From sunrise until well past sunset, there’s plenty to do in Phuket. Unwind with some sunbathing and lazy walks on one of the white-sand beaches, or hop on a boat to explore the different islands in the region. Give yourself time to explore the culture too – both the beautiful temples and the vibrant nightlife.

Where to Eat and Drink in Phuket

When browsing Phuket food and drink, there’s one thing you’ll quickly notice about the menus: there’s a lot of fresh fish. You can't go wrong with seafood in this island region and you’ll find the dishes are served with seasonal ingredients, well-balanced flavours, and a spicy kick. It’s a recipe for mouthwatering meals, which you can expect to enjoy in big beachfront restaurants and small roadside eateries alike. Read More

Phuket Shopping

Phuket shopping rarely stops, which will be music to any shopaholic’s ears. If you’re in the market for some original handmade souvenirs then visit Old Town Phuket in the morning. As the day wears on, beat the heat by browsing designer goods inside the modern, air-conditioned shopping malls. After sunset, take a walk through one of the many night markets where you’ll find affordable clothing and fresh local fruit. Read More 

Phuket Activities

Take a ‘break’ from beachside relaxing by seeking out some of the Phuket activities on offer. For a slice of history, spend your time exploring the Old Town precinct, or watch some rounds of Muay Thai (kickboxing) if you’re a sports fan. For evening socialising, head to Bangla Road where you’ll find an array of bars, or go for a full cultural entertainment experience by booking dinner and a show. Read More

Phuket Beaches

There are over 30 beaches in Phuket, each one unique. Patong Beach is the most popular, so opt for this if socialising and meeting other travellers is high on your holiday priorities. For a more secluded option, head to the small bay of Kata Noi. Meanwhile, if you’re fascinated by wildlife, take a trip to Mai Khao where hundreds of female turtles return each year to lay their eggs. Read More 

Phuket Temples and Culture

Examples of Phuket's culture and arts are found in each wat (temple). For an outdoor glimpse of the island’s spiritual side, look no further than Chalong, which is home to the Big Buddha – a 45m statue of Buddha that sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills. Several small museums also represent the history and art of Phuket. Read More