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

Best Things To Do in Phuket

What best 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

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Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

A tour of the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery [toc] The Chalong Bay Rum Distillery has become a brand known the world around, but it started very modestly around 2012, in a remote area of Phuket called Chalong. The success of this rum comes from many aspects: the unique quality of the ingredients, the rigorous process, an eye-catching package and smart marketing, all combined with the passion of a small team.

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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 north-west of Phuket island. These small islands are so strikingly beautiful; 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

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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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Phuket Piers and Ferries to the islands

Phuket piers and ferries to the islands nearby

Where to catch boats from Phuket to the nearby islands? [toc] Phuket is an island surrounded by more islands, some of them, such as Phi Phi Islands, are world-famous, so it is not a surprise why there are so many piers all around. We list them here to help you locating them on the map as well as planning your trip if you need to get them directly from Phuket

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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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Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay – Hong by Starlight by John Gray

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay by Kayak [toc] Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay in Phuket is the most fascinating experience, and the best way to explore Phang Nga is with 'Hong by Starlight' by John Gray Seacanoe, slowing 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 travelled half the globe to come here. We have been

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Diving in Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Scuba Diving

Diving in Phi Phi Island [toc] Diving in Phi Phi Island is a unique experience you shouldn't miss as not many places in the world can offer such a unique clear dive sites. If you never experienced diving before, just remember that there is a very cool option called 'Discover Scuba Diving' that doesn't really require any training, just a briefing usually given on the deck of the boat on

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Koh Panyi (Koh Panyee) 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 very unusual and exciting site to discover, but it can be hectic, especially at lunchtime because of the many seafood restaurants welcoming all the visitors. The trick is to get there early and be the only visitor

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James Bond Island – What’s Good and What’s Not

James Bond Island

James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay [toc] James Bond Island (Khao Ping Kan) is one of the many must-see places in Phang Nga Bay people want to tick-off their list when in Phuket. There are many positive and negative opinions about this iconic island, and most are justified. Before that old 1974 Bond movie ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ with Roger Moore and Christopher Lee (remember 'Count Dracula'

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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 east coast. There are 3 islands: Koh Khai Nai, Khai Nai Island 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, Khai Nai Island) have

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Phuket Elephant Trekking

Phuket Elephant Trekking

Elephant Trekking in Phuket [toc] Phuket Elephant Trekking is not cool anymore! Now comes the true 'Ethical Elephant Sanctuaries', where elephant rescued from a terrible life of labour can finally be free. Note that ethical sanctuaries are not to be confused with  Elephant camps where you get to bathe with the elephants. It also encourages other old fashioned trekking camps to switch to this more ethical activity. People love elephants

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