48 Best Things to Do in Phuket and Around in 2023

Meilleures Choses à Faire à Phuket

What to do in Phuket in 2023? [toc] What are the best things to do in Phuket? The popularity of this fantastic island comes from the incredibly vast range of attractions, activities and tours, from fabulous 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 they

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Maya Bay in 2023 – Phi Phi Islands

Maya Bay sur l'île Phi Phi

How to Get to Maya Bay on Phi Phi Island? [toc] The famous Maya Bay has reopened after a long and much-needed break from the increasing herds of tourists who were travelling all the way to see with their own eyes what this bay of Phi Phi Islands seen in the old Movie ‘The Beach looked like. Even though we are not big fans of crowds, we decided it was

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Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Phi Phi Islands near Phuket

What to do in Phi Phi Islands? [toc] Update 2023: Access to Maya Bay is now possible but limited to a few daily visitors. Check with your tour agent or hotel. In 2023, Phi Phi islands are open, and the beaches and other nearby islands are more beautiful than ever. The island is busy again, and shops, restaurants and hotels are open. There are a lot of visitors and you

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7 Best Phuket Dive Sites

Best Dive Sites near Phuket Island

Where are the best dive sites in Phuket? [toc] What are the most popular dive sites in Phuket and around the island? Phuket is the gateway to diving in Thailand’s Andaman Sea, the jumping-off point for both northern and southern Andaman Sea dive sites. We have two weather patterns: the northeast monsoon from November to April and the southwest monsoon from May until October. The northeast monsoon is prime season

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Best Dive Centers in Phuket 🤿 Scuba Diving in Phuket

Phuket Best Dive Centers

Phuket Best Dive Clubs [toc] What are the Best Scuba Diving Shops in Phuket? Based on many readers' recommendations and the years we spent working with local dive shops, we compiled a list of reputable dive centres around the island. They offer an amazing range of dive courses, day trips to the many dive sites around Phuket, liveaboard cruises and speciality diving. This list is not sponsored and is in

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Koh Yao Noi 🏝️ Amazing Koh Yao Islands

Koh Yao Islands

What to do in Koh Yao Noi? [toc] Koh Yao Noi is a small island just 20 kilometres away by boat from the east coast of Phuket. Koh Yao consists of two distinct islands: the smallest and most populated is Koh Yao Noi (Noi stands for small), and the largest but mostly uninhabited is Koh Yao Yai (Yai stands for large). Koh Yao Noi is where most people spend long

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Similan Islands – What to Do in the Similans?

Similan Islands

What to do in the Similans? [toc] The Similan Islands form a fabulous archipelago in the Andaman Sea, just 120 km northwest of Phuket island. These small islands are so stunning; you don't even need to be an excellent photographer to come back with amazing photos. Most people go there on a day trip tour, but the best way to enjoy the Similan islands is to stay for two days.

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James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay

James Bond Island

What to do on James Bond Island [toc] James Bond Island, locally known as Khao Ping Kan, is located about 25 kilometres northeast of Phuket Island, in the bay of Phang Nga. This unusual limestone rock formation is one of the many places in Phang Nga people have on their Phuket must-see list. There are some positive and negative opinions about this iconic Island, and most are justified, but it

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Island hopping around Phuket

Phuket Island Hopping and Phang Nga Bay Private Cruise

Phang Nga Bay cruise on a private boat [toc] Phang Nga Bay is such a fantastic place. A thousand islands and vertiginous cliffs standing above the sea is a scenery out of this world. No matter how often we visit Phang Nga Bay, it is always a jaw-dropping landscape. It should be on your Must-Do list in Phuket, and it is often at the top of many visitors’ lists, and

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Koh Racha Island near Phuket 🏝️ Koh Racha Yai

Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island or Racha Island)

What to do on Koh Racha Island? [toc] Koh Racha Island or Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island) is a small idyllic island just 12 kilometres south of Phuket, popular for day trips, snorkelling and scuba diving. The island is so small it can only accommodate a few resorts: The Racha, a real luxury hideaway, Racha Island Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort. Believe it

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Koh Panyi Village in Phang Nga

Koh Panyi Village (Koh Panyee)

What is Koh Panyi Village? [toc] Koh Panyi (Koh Panyee) is a surprising village almost entirely built on stilts in Phang Nga Bay near the famous James Bond Island. Koh Panyi is a unique and exciting site to discover, but it can be hectic, especially at lunchtime because of the many seafood restaurants welcoming visitors. The trick is to get there early and be the only visitor in the village!

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Kayaking in Phuket and Phang Nga with John Gray Sea Canoe

John Gray Sea Canoe in Phang Nga Bay Kayaking in Phuket

John Gray Sea Canoe [toc] Kayaking in Phuket with John Gray Sea Canoe is a fascinating experience, and the best way is to explore Phang Nga with the program called Hong by Starlight, slowly gliding among giant cliffs in a silent kayak. The cliffs and caves are ‘out-of-this-world, sceneries you must see with your own eyes if you travel half the globe to come here. We have been to Phang

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Koh Khai Islands 🏝️

Koh Khai Islands

Koh Khai Nai, Khai Nai Island and Koh Khai Nok [toc] Koh Khai is a group of famous tiny islands just 15 minutes speedboat ride from Phuket's east coast. There are three islands: Koh Khai Nai, Koh Khai Nui and Koh Khai Nok, but their names get a little confusing, especially once you know that 'Koh' means 'Island' in Thai. Two of them (Koh Khai Nai and Koh Khai Nok)

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Coral Island Phuket (Koh Hey) 🏝️

Coral Island Phuket

What to do on Coral Island? [toc] Coral Island, or Koh Hey, is one of the few beautiful islands you can reach within 15 minutes by speedboat from Rawai Beach in south Phuket. You can spend half a day or a full day playing on the beach, snorkelling or even scuba diving, even during low season. It might seem strange to go from a tropical island to another tropical island,

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Supanniga Cruise Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River

Supanniga Cruise Bangkok

Sunset Cocktails on Supanniga Cruise [toc] Supanniga Cruise is an alternative to the old-fashioned 'dinner cruise in the dark' offering a fun one-hour cocktail or Champagne cruise at sunset. This is a great way to admire the magnificent heritage buildings all along the Chao Phraya river, often invisible or hard to appreciate at night. You get a chance to see with plenty of details the amazing mansions, hotels and restaurants

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