26 Best Things to Do in Phuket and around (Updated 2020)

Best Things To Do in Phuket

What to do in Phuket? [toc] Wondering what the best things to do in Phuket are? The popularity of this amazing island comes from the incredibly vast range of activities and tours, from fantastic beaches and natural wonders to glittering temples and human-made attractions. Phang Nga Bay is an absolute must-do, with jaw-dropping limestone cliffs and flooded caves. Phi Phi islands are everyone's second favourite even though it can be

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Maiton Island (Koh Mai Thon)

Maiton Island

The unexpected beauty of Maiton Island [toc] Maiton island an understated paradise with a long and interesting history. It’s a superb day out, only 15 minutes from Phuket by speedboat. The island is small but with a large and quiet beach and a green hill as a backdrop. Maiton is a private island with a small hotel and just a few bungalows that used to be the ultimate luxury in

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8 Phuket Museums (updated)

Phuket Museums

Are there any museums in Phuket? [toc] Yes, there are a few museums in Phuket. They might not always be fascinating, but in recent years an effort was made to keep a record and share the rich history of the island. Several new museums opened recently, and the Old Phuket Town itself has been renovated and is somehow a walk-in museum and a beautiful display of Phuket historical past. Here

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Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket

Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket

A truly ethical elephant sanctuary [toc] Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket is a truly ethical elephant sanctuary. It might come to you as a surprise, but not all 'sanctuaries' are actually ethical. The growing number of travellers who love and respect elephants are wondering what is going on with all the sanctuaries in Phuket? Yes, the large majority agrees that trekking must stop, but... not all sanctuaries are ethical? It

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Thalang National Museum in Phuket

Thalang National Museum in Phuket

Thalang National Museum Update 2020: Thalang National Museum partly reopens! [toc] The Thalang National Museum in Phuket just reopened after being closed for a couple of years. Only a few of exhibits are available to the public to this date, but the new display looks very promising, with a well-designed layout and excellent lighting. The Thalang National Museum was built in 1985 and before closing, the museum fell a bit

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Phuket Plane Spotting – Where to See Planes Landing in Phuket?

Plane Spotting in Phuket

Where to watch planes landing in Phuket? [toc] Plane spotting in Phuket just moved to our list of 18 things to do in Phuket. Watching planes landing in Phuket has become a top-rated attraction in recent years. It’s easy, fun, super impressive and with such a beautiful beach as a background, it is an excellent photo playground. So where is it? How do we go there? Is it allowed? Let's

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Best Dive Centers in Phuket – Diving in Phuket

Phuket Best Dive Centers

Phuket Best Dive Clubs [toc] What are the  Best Dive Shops in Phuket? Based on many readers recommendations and the many years we spent on the island working with local dive shops, we compiled here a list of reputable dive centres located all around the island. They all offer an amazing range of dive courses, day trips to the many dive sites around Phuket, live aboard cruises and speciality diving.

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Flying Hanuman Phuket – Zipline near Patong Beach

Phuket Zipline - Flying Hanuman Phuket

Phuket Jungle Zipline Adventure [toc] Flying Hanuman Phuket is an immense zipline adventure in the jungle above Kathu village, somewhere between Phuket town and Patong. If you need a break from your lazy day on the beach and if you travel with friends, this is an unforgettable adventure. It's a perfect way to spend a cloudy day with a good laugh and some fantastic stories and photos to take home.

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Phuket Simon Cabaret

Phuket Simon Cabaret

What is Phuket Simon Cabaret? [toc] Phuket Simon Cabaret has been successful for more than two decades. There should be no need to tell you what makes it so famous: it's not the stage design or the feathers or glittering costumes, it's not the performance, which by the way is pretty good. No, it is all about the ladyboys phenomenon, and Phuket Simon Cabaret certainly can afford the prettiest ones.

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Andasi Restaurant inside Aquaria Phuket

Andasi Underwater Restaurant at Aquaria Phuket

Dining with the fish in Phuket Town [toc] Andasi Restaurant offers an unusual dining experience within Aquaria, the new giant aquarium of Central Floresta in Phuket Town. We decided to give it a try, and the experience was better than expected. The price tag is rather high, and the amount of tables available inside the 'tunnel' is very limited, so make sure you book well in advance. We previously visited

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Blue Tree Phuket Water Park

Blue Tree Phuket Water Park

The largest water park in Phuket [toc] Blue Tree Phuket water park is a new and immense playground designed for adults and kids to spend a day of fun in the warm waters of a tropical island. With its multicolour and brightly decorated building, the park is easy to spot on the roadside of Cherngtalay, halfway between  Bangtao beach and the well-known heroine's circle. This 17,000 square metres lagoon is

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Siam Niramit Phuket

Siam Niramit Phuket Show

Is Siam Niramit Phuket worth watching? [toc] Siam Niramit Phuket is a surprising show narrating 700 years of Thailand history. The stage is immense, the choreography involving more than a hundred people is spotless. The narration is simple and clear enough for everyone to understand each scene. The superb sound system immerses you in a fantastic world based on centuries of Thai myths and legends. It is seriously impressive. It

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Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina

Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina

What to Do at Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina [toc] Phuket Boat Lagoon was the first marina built in Phuket several decades ago, and at the time it was one of the trendiest places to be for residents and expats. While it is just next to another famous marina (Royal Phuket Marina), Phuket Boat Lagoon is more a living Marina than its counterpart. It might be less fancy, but it is

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Phuket Big Buddha

Big Buddha Phuket

How to get to the Big Buddha of Phuket? [toc] Big Buddha Phuket is a 45-meter-tall white marble statue visible from anywhere in the southern part of Phuket. It is probably at the top of everyone's 'Must-Do in Phuket', and for a good reason. The views from up there are breathtaking. The statue is built with people's donation and is still under construction. If you feel like doing something to

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Monkey in Phuket – Monkey Hill Phuket Town

Monkey Hill Phuket

Where to See Monkeys in Phuket? [toc] Update: Monkeys are unpredictable and can be dangerous! Never feed them by hand. Accidents are not unusual and they are not worth risking your holiday or even your life! Phuket Monkey Hill is the best-known monkey playground on the island, a hill covered with immense red and white antennas in the back of Phuket Town. That hill may be easy to see, but

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The Sundeck Phuket – A trendy lounge bar and restaurant in Kata Noi

The Sundeck Phuket

Sunsets and panoramic dinner in Kata Noi [toc] The Sundeck is a new lounge bar and restaurant in a fantastic location, high above the beautiful Kata Noi Beach. The situation between Kata Beach and Nai Harn Beach is such that almost everyone will at least drive in front of this beautiful viewpoint at least once. It’s not far from the famous Karon viewpoint, the famous hill from which you can

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Let’s Relax Spa Phuket – Affordable independent spas in Phuket

Let's relax Spa at Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina

An affordable independent spa in Phuket [toc] Let’s Relax Spa has been around Thailand for a few years now, and it started in 1998 with a single shop in Chiang Mai. There are now more than 30 branches around Thailand, including seven spas in Phuket. Let’s Relax fills the gap between tiny street massages parlours you can see by the dozen on the side of roads, and the more sophisticated

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