Thailand’s largest island of Phuket sits on the west coast in the Andaman Sea; its amazing natural beauty has made it a firm favourite with tourists from around the globe. It also offers an excellent blend of adventure activities, culture and nightlife while showcasing everything that has made Thai cuisine popular throughout the world. If you’ve recently booked a holiday in Phuket, you’ll want the lowdown all there is to do while you’re on this paradise island. We’ll outline everything Phuket has to offer, from cultural temples to fine dining restaurants to the increasingly trendy beachside sunset clubs based in and around the hotels in Karon beach.
Taking A Boat Trip
You’ll want to enjoy and relax on Phuket’s stunning white sandy beaches, but when the time comes, or the weather has an off day, you’ll want something to do. Being an island, one of the most popular activities are the various boat trips that depart for stunning locations like the Phi Phi Islands of Phang Nga Bay. Travel by fast speedboat or the more sedate ferries; the prices vary but will normally include lunch and the chance to snorkel in amazingly beautiful bays.
If you prefer to stay on the island, there is also a wealth of choices; for the adventurous, there are many different activities, including Go Karting, Scuba Diving, Golf, ATV tours and White-water rafting. If you would like to see Phuket’s cultural side, a visit to its most famous landmark is a must; the Big Buddha is a 45-meter marble statue that sits on top of Nakkerd hill in the south of the island. It’s a working Buddhist temple, and the top view is breathtaking. Phuket also has two aquariums, two awesome waterparks, a Rum distillery, and numerous sensational viewpoints at places like Karon and Samet Nangshe.
When The Sun Goes Down
After dark, Phuket nightlife is legendary, for the truly outrageous partygoers head for the Bangla Road in Patong for a lively mix of go-go bars, nightclubs, and live music. For those who prefer a much slower pace Phuket is blessed with an amazing range of eateries, from Michelin-approved affordable fine dining to tasty authentic Thai street food with the island specialising in fresh local seafood. Lying somewhere in the middle are the increasingly popular Sunset bars and Beach clubs that offer food and music in a modern fashionable beachside environment.
I hope I’ve given you some idea of the host of activities available when you visit this amazing island; I’m sure you’ll enjoy your holiday on the Paradise Island, that is Phuket.