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Phuket Trip Planner 2024

How to plan a trip to Phuket in 2024?

When planning a trip to Phuket, there are several key factors to consider: When to go, how long to stay? where to stay, what to do and not to miss, how to get around, what you should know, safety, etc.

When to go to Phuket?

Selecting the right season is key when planning a trip to Phuket. Most visitors prefer to come when the sky is blue and the risk of rain is at its lowest.

  • Phuket has mainly two seasons: the high season from December to April and the rainy season from May to November. In addition, we also identify two special times in the year: The peak season, December and January, which are getting busy because the weather is at its best with blue sky but not yet hot. The hot season is April and May when the temperature can reach 35 C and feel even hotter because of the high humidity.
  • The high season means blue sky and quiet clear blue sea, but also high prices, busy beaches and town and a lot of traffic on the road.
  • The rainy season is much cheaper; beaches, towns and roads are quiet, but the sea can be rough, and while it won’t rain every day, you know it will rain on some days.
Phuket Weather

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Phuket Weather Month by Month

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How long should I stay?

Once you have decided when to come to Phuket, the next questions will be about the duration of your stay.

  • If you come from Asia, 3 to 5 days may be long enough.
  • If you travel from Europe, staying at least a week would be best, but if you plan to enjoy some lazy days on the beach, 10 days to 2 weeks in Phuket is probably better.

Where should I stay in Phuket?

Everyone pictures their holidays in Phuket differently, and Phuket can offer different settings to please almost anyone. Contrary to what some people seem to enjoy saying, not all the beaches of Phuket are busy. Some are very quiet, but you know how it is: crowds follow crowds without doing any research, then seem to enjoy complaining.

  • If nightlife and parties are high on your holiday agenda, stay in Patong. Many hotels face the beach, and many cheaper hotels are at the back of the town but still within walking distance.
  • Kata, Karon and Kamala are popular with families and travellers more laid back, and these have a lot to offer in terms of shopping and dining, but nightlife is limited.
  • Bang Tao is the new popular part of Phuket Island with 4 and 5-star large resorts and many great dining options!
  • Mai Khao Beach is the most romantic and quiet beach in Phuket, with amazing 5-star resorts and a long deserted beach.
  • Phuket Town is getting popular for those who are less beach-focused and prefer to experience a more Thai holiday. Keep in mind that Phuket town is 20 kilometres away from the closest beach, which can be far if you plan to go there every day.
Where to Stay in Phuket

Where to Stay in Phuket in 2024?

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Phuket Best Beaches

The 20 Most Beautiful Phuket Beaches ⛱️

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Phuket Best Hotels

41 Best Hotels in Phuket We Tried and Loved

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Le Meridien Phuket, Patong Beach, Phuket

24 Best Beach Resorts in Phuket!
True Beachfront Hotels

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What should I do and not miss?

There are so many things to see and do in Phuket and around, amazing landscapes, Phuket Town, beaches and islands, night market and amazing Thai food. We wrote many pages to help you plan your trip and list the best places to explore.

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15 Islands Near Phuket 🏝️ Phuket Island Hopping

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The 20 Best Tours in Phuket 🏝️

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Planning a Trip with Kids!

Phuket with Kids

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What to Do in Phuket with Kids and family activities in Phuket

29 Best Things to Do in Phuket with Kids & Family 🧸

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Best Family Resorts in Phuket

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Finding the right family resort in Phuket is as challenging as it is important. Phuket has a great range of hotels that appeal to families, from cosy guesthouses with local charm to sprawling ... Read More
Travelling to Phuket with Children

17 Tips For Travelling to Phuket with Children

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How can I get ready?

Here are a few pages that will allow you to start your holiday without worrying or asking around: what to pack, where to change money, and how to get around.

Tips to help you plan your trip to Phuket - First Time in Phuket!

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Currency Exchange in Phuket - Changing Money in Phuket

Currency Exchange in Phuket

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Getting Around Phuket

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What to pack for Phuket

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What should I know, and what should I avoid?

Here are a few pages to help you prepare for your trip, what to pack, where to exchange money, and how to get around, but also about safety, the do’s and don’ts of Phuket, and the few rare scams of Phuket.

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Phuket Scams
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Willy Thuan

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!