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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43 Amazing Beaches of Phuket ! (updated 2020)

Phuket Beaches

A list of all the beaches of Phuket [toc] There are no less than 43 beaches now on our Phuket list! A few are sometimes crowded, many are quiet, some are hidden, and some are still secret. There are so many beautiful beaches where you can walk alone for kilometres, even during high season. Here is our updated list of Beaches by alphabetical order. Some are easy to find; some

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22 Best Hotels in Phuket We Tried and Loved

Phuket Best Hotels

What Are Phuket Best Hotels? [toc] Here are 22 amazing hotels we tried in Phuket. We stayed and enjoyed all these resorts in person, and would recommend any without hesitation. Staying at a hotel is entirely 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 sea or the beach. These hotels might not

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Songkran 2020 in Phuket – April 12 to 15

Songkran Festival Phuket

What is the Songkran Festival? [toc] Update Coronavirus 2020: Songkran festivities have been cancelled this year Songkran in Phuket happens between April 12 to 15, 2020. (The dates vary depending on the regions of Thailand, so please keep checking this page as we will confirm as event approaches). So, what is this Songkran Festival everyone is talking about lately? [caption id="attachment_20214" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Songkran Festival Phuket[/caption] If you choose to

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14 Best Rooftop Bars in Phuket (updated 2020)

Phuket Best Rooftop Bars

Phuket Rooftop Bars Must-Do List! [toc] Phuket rooftop bars are just a handful, but the trend has started and is here to stay, especially after the success of the many Phuket Beach Clubs, people are always attracted by bars with a little something on top. There is a law in Phuket that says that construction within 200 m from the beach cannot be higher than a coconut tree (12m). This

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25 Best (VERY) Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket (updated 2020)

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Phuket Real Local Restaurants [toc] Beware! This page is not the trendy section of Phuket Restaurants! It's all about local food and only local food! Here are some of the most popular (very) local Thai restaurants in Phuket. They are not fancy, and all are cheap: they don't care about the decor, and they sometimes forget to smile, it's all about efficiency and great taste! Some of them might appear

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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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20 Amazing Places People Always Miss in Phuket – Phuket Hidden Places

Phuket Beaches

Phuket Hidden Places [toc] Surprisingly, there are still amazing places people miss entirely when visiting Phuket. And like most people you want to visit Phuket but you wish to see it from a less known angle and discover places most people haven't heard of. Many would say there are no such places in Phuket anymore, but there are! After 24 years spent on Phuket Island, I found a lot more

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13 Best Restaurants in Phuket – Phuket 101 Choice

Phuket Best Restaurants

What Are Phuket Best Restaurants? [toc] The list of the Best Restaurants in Phuket list is growing fast, especially since the Michelin Guide has arrived on the island. Phuket culinary scene has evolved a lot in recent years, and the choice of restaurants has grown tremendously. Having amazing restaurants in Phuket happened naturally for a few reasons: 1) Thailand is naturally blessed with fantastic cuisine, able to offer something great

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10 Best Spas in Phuket – Massages and Wellness Centers

Best Spas in Phuket

What are Phuket best spas? [toc] Phuket spas are fully part of a perfect holiday, and the island is blessed with an incredible array for all budgets and those in search of stillness and mind-body rejuvenation will find plenty of choices here. If you spend any time wandering the beaches or streets of Phuket, you’ll soon find someone offering a hands-on healing service, whether it’s a beachside massage or a

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5 Best Go Go Bars in Phuket

Phuket Best Go Go bars

What are Phuket Best Go Go Bars? [toc] The Go Go bars of Phuket might not be to be for everyone, but there is no doubt a lot of visitors to Phuket are curious about them and want to visit at least once. All of them are in Patong Beach, and there are quite a few. Some of them are very visible; some are less. Go-Go bars range from colourful

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9 Best Night Markets in Phuket (Updated)

Phuket Night Markets

Where to Find Phuket Night Markets [toc] 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 need. Phuket night markets are intense, colourful, surprising, fascinating, puzzling, smelly, messy, confusing and overwhelming. But night markets all have one thing in common, and

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11 Best Souvenirs to Easily Buy in Phuket – Shopping in Phuket

Elephant Pants in Phuket

What to buy in Phuket for your friends? [toc] What souvenir should you buy in Phuket for your friends? Something that doesn't cost a fortune, doesn't take much space in a suitcase, and most of all: something typical from Thailand. Phuket is genuinely heaven for shopping. From street shopping, night markets to international shopping malls and department stores, the range of souvenirs you can buy in Phuket will, without a

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7 Best Shopping Malls in Phuket

Phuket Best Shopping Malls

Where are Phuket shopping malls? [toc] Phuket shopping malls keep emerging here and there, a reminder of how much the island has changed in the past two decades. They might not please travellers who used to come last century, but they are an excellent way to escape the heat or the unavoidable rainy days. In recent years shopping malls started to evolve and adapt to a fast-changing market and should

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16 Most Secret, Hidden and Quiet Beaches of Phuket

Secret Beaches of Phuket

Where are the secret beaches of Phuket? [toc] There are still secret, quiet and hidden beaches in Phuket and they are beautiful. Of course, some of them are difficult to find, but surprisingly many are in plain sight and easy to access. People are just not trying very hard to find them. Despite the permanent tourist complaints, more than 10 beaches range from 'quiet' to 'totally deserted'. Most don't have

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