Phuket has long been a top destination to visit when in Thailand. It’s clear waters, white sand beaches and laid back atmosphere make it one of the best places in the country to escape to.
Phuket has remained a favourite for locals and foreigners for decades. This is because of its diversity in offering a special and memorable experience for any type of traveller. The backpacker, the family, the couple, the adventurist and the luxurious traveller can all find a slice of heaven on the island of Phuket.
Here are the must do’s for each type of traveller.
Phuket is the perfect place to unwind with the family, and getting away with the kids is a chance to make some beautiful memories. The island is safe and offers a lot of places to visit such as the Monkey hill, Wat Chalong and Phuket Big Buddha. There are many ways to ethically visit animals in Phuket. The elephant sanctuary, gibbons rehabilitation project or the Phuket zoo are some great options to show the kids the unique wildlife in Thailand.
With loads of hostel and guesthouse accommodation, the backpacker can easily find a place to crash that won’t break the budget. Phuket is a big highlight on the backpacking trail which means you’ll be making new friends to head off to one of the beach parties within no time.
Some of the best beaches to check out as a backpacker are Patong Beach, Karong beach and Kata Beach. These will often be filled with people dance and partying well into the night.
A beach hut surrounded by coconut trees hung out over clear turquoise water is a pretty romantic setting. If you’re looking for a place to escape with your significant other and have some alone time the beaches of Surin beach and Bangtao beach are the perfect way of doing so.
His and her massages on the beach is a grand way to take the stress out. When the sun sets a dinner on the beach makes for the perfect date.
The Adventurous Traveller
There is lots to do besides sit on the beach and sip cocktails in Phuket. You can fill your days easily with snorkelling and scuba diving the reefs off the islands. Why not rent a motor cycle or a bike to discover more of the island. Take a tour around in search of the best beaches and find a place to soak up a gorgeous island sunset.