10 Things to Do in Phuket for Girls
Who said Phuket was an island for guys? That’s just the common accepted mindset but Phuket is actually full of great things to do for girls. Our 10 Best Things to Do didn’t quite match so here’s Faa’s own list of things shes likes to do: 10 Girly Things to Do in Phuket!
Story by Faa
or at least somewhere with an ocean view. What’s the point of coming to Phuket and not seeing the beautiful sea! Living here for 10 years, the sea view still takes my breath away. Where? I love Kata Beach for its beach and Mom Tri Villa Royale is great. Kamala hill is lovely and the sunset at Paresa Resort is breath-taking. Mai Khao Beach has Sala Phuket for the quiet, romantic getaway or Renaissance Phuket for a cozy stay with their full-blast facilities and services.
#2 – Enjoy a Seafood Meal
This is seafood island so of course we all deserve fresh seafood. Fish, prawns, squids, lobsters, crabs… lots of crabs. Bring them on! Restaurants of my choice are Kan Eang @Pier, Mor Moo Dong, Krachang Kru Vit floating restaurant and Bang Pae Seafood, but you can pick any in our Top 10 Favorite Local Seafood Restaurants!
#3 – Visit a Fresh Market
A visit to a local market always gives me that great tourist feeling. Different vegetables, different Thai Fruits, different food and different smells (sometimes not very good I must say but well…) There are nibbling like deep-fried chicken and sticky rice, BBQ pork on stick or local Ar-Pong which is a thin pancake… try them all!
Do this by heading off to Raya House or Kopitiam by Wilai for a coffee or lunch. Businesses that has been there for probably 30 years are still running. This is authentic but still in the ambiance of the old Phuket town. Mingle with the locals, look at other tourists, buy some Baba tops for fun.
#5 – Shop at Central Festival
Yeah it’s just another Central but I don’t mind a familiar place to browse for sun lotion and see what people wear here. If Phuket is your only destination in Thailand then this is a must. Some brands are cheaper than in Singapore or Hong Kong because of exchange rates and Central often runs discount promotions and you always can get a 5% discount by asking for a tourist card.
#6 – Rent a Car with a Driver
If you come with friends and want to explore the entire island without having to fiddle with maps, leave it to someone who is familiar with the roads of Phuket. He would know how to take you to see the Sunset at Promthep Cape and still arrive before the sun is gone.
I’m not that great with sport. My athlete IQ is probably at the borderline or below. Seriously. I took some of my friends to wakeboard and most of the guys could stand on the board within an hour or two but it took me 2 months!
Anyway, it’s still fun. You can do kneeboard, ski and wakeboard at Kathu Cable Ski. It’s something different from any other usual activities – and that’s what holiday is about, right?
#8 – Visit the Hongs of Phang Nga
I’ve been on all kinds of Phang Nga trips and Hong by Starlight is always magical. I went 4-5 times and will not hesitate to go again. It’s a relaxing day on the quiet sea of Phang Nga before boarding the canoe… no paddling required, the guide does it all.
A word of warning though, pick the right tour operator who cares and has respect for Nature such as John Gray. This is the least we can do.
#9 – Go to Similan Islands
If I had enough money, motor yacht would be the only mean to travel to Similan. It’s far and it’s a bumpy ride on speed boat and on crowded days, your speedboat mates might decide to take all the space for just themselves. Because it’s far, normal large boats take ages. Not fun!! But all those hassles are worth it. The islands are beauuuutiful… even if it means that you have to lie down on the beach for a long while in order to recover from that bumpy ride and smelly neighbours, it’s still worth it. I’ll do it again.
#10 – Visit Wat Chalong
Last but not least, visit Wat Chalong which is the most famous temple in Phuket. Pay respect to the Buddha images, pray for the better world, make merits and feel really good about it.