Top 10 Best Everything of Phuket

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Top 10 Best Everything of Phuket
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Top 10 Best Everything of Phuket

You are coming to Phuket and you are a lazy reader? No problem: most people actually are! We travel quite a lot and we know how it feels like to go to a place you never visited before… where to start, what to see, what not to miss? As a matter of fact this also applies to places you visited many times: What should you do the second time, what did you miss the first time, what can you still do that you haven’t done yet?

So we compiled here all our TOP 10s and divided them in five sections:

The Really Good Stuff, the Fun Stuff, the Useful Stuff, the Silly Stuff… and the Weird Stuff. There is a lot of research and work in each of them, so you won’t have to! We hope you enjoy it and share it with your friends too!


The MOST POPULAR STUFF


15 BEST THINGS TO DO IN PHUKET

Phuket has a surprising amount of things to see and do for such a small island and if you are as lazy as I am, you don’t want to read twenty pages to start your holidays somewhere. From the fabulous Phang Nga Bay to the famous Phi Phi island and all the way to Krabi, there is so much to do it can be overwhelming.

These are 10 of Phuket all time favorites, if you can fit some of them in your holidays, you definitely will have great memories… Read more!


15 Islands Near Phuket

There are so many islands near Phuket, big and small, it would take forever to visit them all. Most are not far and you should really consider adding a couple of islands to your trip. These are just few islands we had the chance to visit and we will be adding more as we travel around. Read more


Things to do on a rainy day in Phuket11 Things to Do in Phuket When it Rains

It’s not all gloom in Phuket when it rains… as any tropical countries you still can expect some good sunny days in rainy season, but better be ready if it lasts. Here is my little list of suggestions. Read more!


20 Great Hotels in Phuket

Here is our little collection of 14 great hotels in Phuket. We personally tried, enjoyed and would recommend any of these resorts without hesitation. Staying at a hotel is fully part of your holiday, so it should be an experience and a memory in itself, a memory you will bring back home as much as the beach or the food. Read more!


Phuket Beaches36 Beaches of Phuket

How often do we hear “I don’t like Phuket because I don’t like crowded beaches”. So here are 32 Beaches to choose from, you will be surprised to see how many are still untouched! Read more!


10 Things to Do on Short Budget

Phuket with a small budget is not as difficult as it may seem. Of course it’s not easy, in general Phuket is more expensive than anywhere else in Thailand. But if you start with these few suggestions, you will be able to make the best of your holiday without spending a fortune. Read more!


phuket-snorkeling10 Best Snorkeling Beaches in Phuket

Not all Phuket beaches are suitable for good snorkeling, so we listed beaches with rocky and peaceful areas. None will ever be as rich as Coral Island or Similan Islands, but will have enough marine life to make your day. The best beaches are often the remote and hidden ones, not too disturbed by boats and swimmers. Read more!


Best Night Markets in Phuket6 Best Night Markets in Phuket

Night markets in Phuket are always fun, from the new Chillva Market to the giant Naka Weekend Market or the Sunday Walking Market in Phuket Town, almost everyone loves to browse the incredible array of things you don’t actually need. Phuket night markets are intense, colorful, surprising, fascinating, puzzling, smelly, messy, labyrinthine or overwhelming. Read more


The FOOD STUFF


10 Great Romantic Restaurants

This is the most costly page we ever wrote. We tried them all, paid our bill, never informed in advance, and never got any special treatment. These ten restaurants are among the best dining experiences we had in Phuket. To get ten, we had to try a lot more than ten. Read more!


10 Best (VERY) Local Restaurants in Phuket Town10 Best Local Restaurants

Here are the Most Popular (very) Local restaurants in Phuket. None is fancy and all are cheap: they don’t care about the decor and they don’t have time to smile, it’s all about efficiency and taste! Some of them might seem dirty if you are not ready, so if you don’t like crowd, plastic plates, toilet paper as napkins you won’t need this page. Read more!


bang-pae-seafood10 Best Local Seafood Restaurants

We are proud to share with you ’10 Best Local Seafood Restaurants in Phuket’! There are so many of them in Phuket it would be a Top 100! So as we decided to stick to the concept of really LOCAL seafood only. We went around, ate a lot of seafood and as we are now fat and broke, let’s reveal the results! Read more!


Hor Mok Talay10 Phuket Specialties You Should Try

What Phuket specialties should you try and where to find them? (.Here are 10 really local dishes or popular Phuket variation of Thai dishes. To make it easy for you, most of them can be found around the intersection of Dibuk Road and Yaowarat Road, mainly at Loktien Restaurant. Read more!


Tom Yam Goong10 Popular Thai Foods for your First Trip

There is no need to talk about the popularity of Thai food around the world, but just like many of you, we really love eating local when we travel abroad so we listed here 10 Great Classic Thai Dishes you can try on your first trip to Thailand, just as a hint to start. Read more!


The EXPLORER STUFF


10 Things to Do Off the Beaten Track

Like most people you want to visit Phuket but you would prefer to see it from a less known angle, where the chances to meet another tourist are rather thin. Many would say there are no such places in Phuket anymore, but there are! So here are some of the little places I rediscovered in the past months. Read more!


Best Rooftop Bars in Phuket10 Best Rooftop Bars

Phuket rooftop bars are just a handful but the trend has started and is here to stay, especially after the success of Beach bars, people are always attracted by bars with a little something on top. Read more


13 Viewpoints in Phuket

Phuket has a nice collection of view points and here is a list of ten beautiful places to take amazing photos from or even have a romantic dinner. Read more!


phuket-old-mansion18 Nicest Mansions in Phuket

Thalang Road is where everyone goes on a Phuket exploration but if you too have a passion for old houses, you might want to explore a bit deeper to uncover some amazing mansions. It is so easy to imagine Phuket hundred years ago when standing in front of one of these beautiful mansions. Read more!


Things to Do in PhuketThings to Do Off the Beaten Track

Like most people you want to visit Phuket but you would prefer to see it from a less known angle, places most people haven’t heard of, and where the chances to meet another tourist are rather thin. Read more


The FUN STUFF


16 Kids and Family Activities

Phuket is a great tropical destination for families. Obviously there is the beach and the sea, but that would be a waste not to add a bit of activities to your stay. These activities are great to enjoy as family, and your kids will love finally sharing some fun and good time with you. Read more!


10 Ways to Party in Phuket10 Fun Ways to PARTY in Phuket!

Everyone expects something different from his holiday, but everyone wants to see the best of it in a least amount of time and (almost) everyone wants to PARTY! This is not a Top 10 that would suit everyone, just 10 Fun and Wild Party Tips I would recommend to my friends. Read more!


Romantic Phuket10 Romantic Things to Do in Phuket

What are the most romantic things to do in Phuket? Don’t listen to what some people say: Phuket is definitely a romantic destination; it is just up to you to be original and smart enough to avoid the busy places and stay away from crowded party zones. Read more

 


10 Girly Things to Do in Phuket

Who said Phuket was an island for guys? Here’s the list for of fun thing to do for girls! Read more!


thalang-clock10 Quick Facts about Phuket

We compiled here 10 Quick Facts about Phuket that will summarize some of the interesting facts. It is not meant to tell you everything you should know, but you will get the big picture in few minutes, maybe enough to know the basics to start. Read more!


The SILLY STUFF


ladyboy-thailand10 Tips to Spot a Ladyboy

Is that girl you are chatting with not a bit ‘too good to be true’? Tall, slim, pretty to die for, big assets and really sexy… Ah Ah, you fell for it! she’s a Katoey! So here are 10 tips for you not be fooled next time. So what is a Katoey anyway? A Katoey, or ladyboy, is a transvestite that is actually considered by others as a ‘woman’. Read more!


relax-beach10 Fun Diet Tips in Phuket

Here is a fun story you might find useful: You can actually lose weight while enjoying your holiday by trying local food, experiencing fun or unusual things, exploring the island and even proudly coming back with a tan… The majority of Thai people are slim and healthy, but don’t be mistaken: they do love to eat! a lot! Read more


The WEIRD STUFF


14 Weird and Funny Things

Living in Phuket for so many years has brought a lot of fun sights, and we should get used to them! But sometimes I still smile when I witness one of the following weird or strange things that are now so much part of our daily life. I’m not only talking about the good old ‘Phuket Vegetarian Festival’. These the strange things below are visions we meet regularly. Read more


10 Hardcore Thai Food, Only for the Brave!

Here we focus on real dishes Thai people cook daily and really enjoy. After 17 years in Phuket I still can’t eat several of them, but I can tell when someone had some for lunch! Some look weird, some smell really bad, some taste terrible and some get all of it. Be daring! Try some of them when you visit. Read more


Eating Insects in Thailand10 Insects for Gourmets

Did you try these appetizing insects sold on carts in the streets of Thailand? If you look at them, many just look like brown shrimps, but our and instinct says : Shrimp = good, grasshopper = bad! But it’s not like this everywhere, often related to economical hard times in history, people ate them first by necessity, then by taste or just fun or fashion? Read more


10 Really Cheap Silly Things to Do

Phuket on half a shoestring? That sounds cliché or impossible. It doesn’t even fit the style of our blog with all our fancy restaurants and trendy hotels, but it was just too tempting! So just for fun, you can try these 10 things and come back with a pretty fun story to tell. Read more


Written by

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: Phuket101.net and BangkokUndercover.com, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com

The Best FOOD Stuff
  10 Most Romantic Restaurants
  10 Best Local Restaurants
  10 Best Seafood Restaurants
  10 Great Thai Dishes
  10 Phuket Typical Dishes
  10 Best Classic Thai Dishes
  10 Hardcore Thai Food

The Best EXPLORER Stuff
  14 Hidden Beaches of Phuket
  15 Islands Near Phuket
  18 Nicest Mansions in Phuket
  13 Viewpoints in Phuket
  10 Things to See Off the Beaten Track
  10 Most Quiet Beaches of Phuket

The FUN Stuff
  16 Things to Do with Kids
  10 Ways to Party in Patong
   10 Best Rooftop Bars
   7 Night Clubs
  10 Romantic Things to Do in Phuket
  10 Reasons Why We Can't Leave Thailand

The USEFUL Stuff
  10 Questions People Always Ask
  10 Mistakes People Do on First Trip
  13 Tips to Save Money
  12 Things to Do on Small Budget
  10 Quick Facts about Phuket

The WEATHER Stuff
  10 Things to Do When It Rains
  What To Expect in Low Season
   7 Beaches for Low Season

The TOTALLY SILLY Stuff
  13 Really Weird Things in Phuket
  10 Tips to Spot a Ladyboy
   10 Insects for Gourmets
  10 Clues you have been in Phuket TOO LONG!
  10 Cheap Fun Things to Do in Phuket

USEFUL

Phuket Airport: Things to Know
Phuket Weather
Phuket Event Calendar (NEW!)
How to Pronounce Phuket

35 BEACHES OF PHUKET
Patong Beach ☆☆☆
Kata Beach☆☆
Karon Beach ☆☆
Kamala Beach ☆☆
Nai Harn Beach ☆☆
Kata Noi Beach ☆☆
Laem Singh Beach (now closed) ☆ ☆
Bang Tao Beach
Mai Khao Beach
Surin Beach
Nai Yang Beach
Naithon Beach
Rawai Beach

HIDDEN BEACHES
Freedom Beach ☆☆
Paradise Beach
Banana Beach ☆☆
Ya Nui Beach ☆☆
Ao Yon Beach
Ao Sane Beach
Tri Trang Beach
Panwa Beach

15 ISLANDS NEAR PHUKET
Similan Islands ☆☆☆
Phi Phi Islands NEW!
Bon Island
Coral Island
Khai Islands
Racha Island
James Bond Island
Koh Panyee

BEST THINGS TO DO IN PHUKET
12 Things to Do When it RAINS
John Gray Sea Canoe ☆☆☆
Phang Nga Bay ☆☆☆
Buddha Cave in Phang Nga
Phuket Town Walking Map
Thalang Road - Old Phuket Town ☆☆
Phuket Walking Street ☆☆
Simon Cabaret Show ☆☆
Phuket Fantasea ☆☆
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Upside Down House
Kao Rang Hill
Phuket Aquarium

10 PHUKET VIEWPOINTS
Big Buddha ☆☆
Karon Viewpoint (Kata Viewpoint) ☆☆
Wassa Homemade Bar ☆☆
Windmill Viewpoint
Black Rock Viewpoint ☆☆
Samet Nangshe Viewpoint ☆☆
Promthep Cape Viewpoint
Panwa Viewpoint
After Beach Bar

PHUKET WATERFALLS
Bangpae Waterfall
Kathu Waterfalls
Tonsai Waterfalls

PHUKET MUSEUMS
Baan Chinpracha
Phuket Mining Museum
Thai Hua Museum

TEMPLES of PHUKET
7 Buddha Postures for 7 Days
Big Buddha ☆☆
Wat Chalong ☆☆
Buddha Cave in Phang Nga
Wat Kao Rang and Sitting Buddha
Wat Phra Thong
Shrine of The Serene Light

NIGHTLIFE
10 Tips to Spot a Ladyboy
10 Ways to PARTY in Patong
Simon Cabaret Show
Paradise Complex
Party Drinks in Phuket
Phuket Fantasea
Rock City Patong

PHUKET BEACH CLUBS
Cafe Del Mar ☆☆
Catch Beach Club
Dream Beach Club
Kudo Beach Club
HQ Beach Lounge
Iguana Beach Club
Xana Beach Club

INSIDE GO GO BARS (HOT)
Suzy Wongs A Go Go (HOT)
Devil's Playground (HOT)
Diablo A Go Go
Exotica A Go Go
Harem A Go Go (NEW)
Rock Hard A Go Go

SOI BANGLA ROAD
Soi Seadragon (HOT)

PHUKET NIGHT CLUBS
Illuzion Phuket
White Room
Seduction Phuket
Tiger Club

SHOPPING
Central Festival Phuket
JungCeylon Shopping Mall ☆☆☆
Phuket Price Check

PHUKET NIGHT MARKETS
Chillva Night Market ☆☆☆ NEW!
Phuket Walking Street ☆☆
Phuket Weekend Market
Phuket Indy Market

PHUKET MARKETS
Banzaan Market ☆☆☆
Phuket Amulet Market

EVENTS & FESTIVALS
Loy Krathong
Songkran
Patong Gay Festival
Vegetarian Festival

SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Diving in Phuket NEW!
Thai Boxing Training
Wake Park
Dino Park Mini Golf
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Go Kart
Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay
Phuket Tree Adventures
Spas and Massages
Splash Jungle Water Park
Surf House Kata Beach
Surf House Patong
White Water Rafting

INFORMATION
Phuket AIRPORT: Things to Know
Phuket Travel Tips and FAQs
10 Quick Facts about Phuket
Phuket FAQs
Driving and Renting a Bike or a Car
Phuket Price Check
Phuket Map - with all locations
Bangkok Blog

HOTELS & RESORTS
21 GREAT HOTELS IN PHUKET

MAI KHAO & NORTH PHUKET
Sala Phuket Resort
Renaissance Phuket Resort
Banyan Tree Phuket
Hyatt Regency Phuket
Maikhao Dreams
Pullman Arcadia Naithon Phuket
Phuket Marriott Nai Yang
The Slate Phuket NEW!
Trisara Villas
TwinPalms Phuket

BEST HOTELS IN PATONG
Amari Phuket Resort Holiday Inn Phuket
Kalima Resort
Phuket Graceland NEW!
Le Meridien Phuket
Novotel Phuket Resort
The Kee Resort
Impiana Cabana
Swissotel Patong

BEST HOTELS IN KATA BEACH
Kata Rocks
The Shore at Kata Thani
Katathani Beach Resort
Mom Tri's Villa Royale

KARON BEACH
Movenpick Resort
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket NEW!

PHUKET TOWN
Westin Siray Bay Resort
Novotel Phuket Phokeethra
Little Nyonya

ISLAND RESORTS
Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi
The Racha

BEST RESTAURANTS in PHUKET

MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS
La Gritta at Amari Phuket
Wok Pagoda NEW!
Da Maurizio
360 at Pavilions
Mom Tri's Kitchen
Pan Yaah Restaurant
Tunk Ka Cafe
Gaetana Italian Restaurant
Blue Elephant
Panwa House at Cape Panwa

10 BEST LOCAL AND THAI RESTAURANTS
Mor Mu Dong Restaurant
Pang Prai Restaurant
Kan Eang 2 Seafood
Kan Eang @ Pier
One Chun
Kaab Gluay
Raya House
Tunk Ka Cafe
Paknam Seafood
Suay Restaurant
Kru Suwit Restaurant
Thanoon Seafood
Osha Phuket
MORE PHUKET RESTAURANTS

STORIES
8 Sunset Photo Tips
Phuket Funniest Photos
Phuket Tsunami