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Driving around Phuket in 1 day – South Phuket by Car or Bike

What to see in Phuket in 1 Day with a Car?

What to Do in Phuket in 1 Day? If you rented a car of hired a car with a driver for only 1 day, you probably want to see as much as possible without being exhausted at the end of your day. We list here some places to discover in the south of Phuket, where most landmarks and things to see and do are. We used Patong Beach as a starting point, but it would work pretty much the same for Kata, Karon and even Kamala Beach.

From our research you can expect to pay 350 baht per hour but if you find cheaper (but good service) please share with us on Facebook. If you want to rent a car we gathered some information about car rental companies and car rates here.

This is not an exhaustive list, there are obviously a lot more things you could add to this itinerary, but it’s a good start.

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In the Morning

1. Have a look at Kata Beach

Kata Beach

2. Stop at Karon Viewpoint

Kata Beach from Karon Viewpoint


3. Find the Hidden Nui Beach

Nui Beach

Nui Beach is hard to find a hard to reach. The beach is not large and the sand is not as smooth as other beached, but it’s like discovering a little secret cove. It used to be expensive to access and therefore very few people went there. The access is now free but the shuttle to take you down from the parking located half way to the dirt path is not. You can choose to walk if you want to but it’s rather steep, far and hot 🙂 Read more


4. Admire Nai Harn Beach

Nai Harn Beach

5. Stop at the Windmill Viewpoint

Windmill Viewpoint

6. A quick look at Promthep Cape

Promthep Cape

7. Have lunch in Rawai or Bon Island 

Aek Seafood restaurant in Rawai, Phuket


In the Afternoon

8. Big Buddha

Phuket Big Buddha

9. Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong
Phuket Town
Chillva Market in Phuket

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Driving around Phuket in 1 day – South Phuket by Car or Bike
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