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From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 (Petchakasem Road) through Petchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani and Phang Nga see more

There is fairly regular boat service between Phuket and nearby islands including Koh Yao and Koh Phi Phi. During the high season (October-May), travelers may also see more

Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several times daily. Trips by air-conditioned bus, which see more

Flying to Phuket is arguably the easiest way to get to the island. Most domestic airlines operate several flights daily between Phuket and Bangkok, see more

Guide to Phuket

Phuket [ภูเก็ต] is Thailand's largest island. Phuket is situated in the Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline, 867 kilometers south of Bangkok. The island is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery, palm-fringed white beaches, smaller surrounding islands, hospitable people and seafood, delightful turn-of-the-century Sino-Portuguese architecture, numerous sporting and leisure opportunities and a lush tropical landscape - all combined to create a delightful ambience for truly memorable holidays. Phuket’s most famous beaches are Patong, Kata, Karon, Kamala and Nai Harn Beach. Phuket and its islands are ideal for sailing, diving, snorkeling, golfing and other kinds of sports and entertainment. Travelers can also take a trip with a submarine to discover the colorful marine lives in the sea. There is plenty of accommodations available ranging from standard bungalows to 5-star hotels and resorts.

Top things to do in Phuket

Patong Beach

Kathu District Patong Beach Patong beach is most popular beach of Phuket and have variety of activities and nightlife which includes restaurants, beer bars, gogo bars and discos. Patong beach lenght 3 kilometer with long white sandy beach that is perfect for swimming, lazing, and enjoying challenging water sports such as jet skiing windsurfing snorkeling, ...

Kata Beach

Mueang District Kata Beach Kata beach is wide and length 2 kilometres with clear blue sea which gently slopes away into the andaman sea. Many fish inhabit the rocks and corals along the beachless shoreline stretching south. Besides you will enjoy with sunbathing then you will enjoy with jet skiing , parascending, banana rides, water skiing, long tail boat excursions, and ...

Karon Beach

Mueang District Karon Beach Karon beach is one most beautiful beaches and the second largest on Phuket. The beach is generally quieter and rarely crowded compared to Patong beach which it is perfect for sun-seekers, families and also fun-seekers such as sunbathing, swimming, and ride jet-skies. Karon beach has plenty of everything! From road ...

Kamala Beach

Kathu District Kamala Beach Kamala Beach is quieter pace beach with a great atmosphere which located north of Patong beach. The northern end of Kamala beach is peaceful all year round and suitable for swimming while the southern end of the beach will get busy in the high season. How to get there Kamala beach is 25 kilometres from Phuket town ...

Surin Beach

Thalang District Surin Beach Surin beach has clear water, beautiful white sand, is lined with tall casuarina trees, curving bay, beneath the foothills north of Kamala. Surin beach is home to Phuket's first golf course, a nine-hole course laid out more than sixty years ago during the reign of King Rama VII. It is now largely in disuse except as a park. The steep incline ...

Splash Jungle Water Park

Thalang District Splash Jungle Water Park The Splash Jungle Water Park has thrilling rides such as the Boomerango and Superbowl as well as a six-level wave pool and an aqua-play pool for the children. If the thrilling slides are not for you, then you might prefer to idly float around the 335 meter long lazy river or treat yourself with some hydrotherapy in the hot springs pool. Additionally ...

Siam Niramit

Phuket Town Siam Niramit Siam Niramit is one of the largest entertainment of phuket to presenting a beautiful show of Thai traditions and culture, with state-of-the-art technology in light and sound spectacular performances and special effects in extravagant setting; such as, flying angel, lightning, rain, etc. Siam Niramit show was fantastic, ...

Phuket Big Buddha

Chalong Bay Phuket Big Buddha Phuket Big Buddha or Wat Phra Yai is houses the largest Buddha statue in Phuket which situated atop Khao Nak Koet. Mingmongkol Buddha Image sitting serenely in the meditating posture between Karon and Chalong which overlooks Chalong Bay and 360 degree spectacular panoramic views of Phuket, the islands and the ...

Nai Yang Beach

Thalang District Nai Yang Beach Nai Yang beach is located near Phuket airport and to the south of Mai Khao Beach. The beach is a serene and isolated bay ideal for swimming and family picnics. The beach itself is impressive, as it is fringed by shady pine trees. Nearby coral reefs make explorations into the underwater world worthwhile. In addition, ...

Rawai Beach

South of Phuket Rawai Beach Rawai beach is well know as palm-fringed beach, located at the south end of Phuket island. The beach can not swimming but has a beautiful views from many nearby islands and has many fresh seafood restaurants in lowest price than other beach on Phuket. There are some resorts and restaurants available here. A long-tail boat rental service ...

Nai Harn Beach

South of Phuket Nai Harn Beach Nai Harn beach becomes a favorite spot for swimmers and sunbathers. The beach has white powdery sand and crystal clear water and also offers good scope for water sports such as windsurfing. The beach borders on two charming landscaped lagoons surrounded by rubber trees and other tropical plants. As the beach has not yet been fully ...

Phromthep Cape

Rawai Beach Phromthep Cape Phromthep Cape (Laem Phromthep) has a line of palm trees runs from the cliffs and all the way down to the sea which it is the best place to watch sunset of Phuket. Laem Phromthep is an easily recognisable landmark for the early seafarers travelling up the Malay Peninsula from the sub-continent. From Phuket town, take the 4027 route and the ...

Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World

Phuket Town Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World is a unique collection of tropical creatures such as butterflies and insects more than 40 local species. The breeding of tropical butterflies and moths in this farm will show you the various stages of the life cycle of butterflies in the process from egg, larva, pupa and butterfly breeding. A visit at this ...

Thalang National Museum

Thalang District Thalang National Museum The museum was formed by Phuket People with the cooperation of the Fine Arts Department as a place to honor the Thalang's Two Heroines, and a repository of historical. Archaeological and cultural heritage of Phuket and its surrounding area along the Andaman Sea It was inaugurated on March 14, 1989 by HRH Princess Sirindhorn ...

Luang Por Cham of Wat Chalong

Chalong District Luang Por Cham of Wat Chalong Wat Chalong has stands the cast statue of Luangpho Chaem, who had devoted himself to Buddhism, traditional medicine, education, government, and happiness for the people in Phuket. Luang Por Cham was not only an outstanding abbot who teaches monks and laypeople in Phuket, but also a renowned orthopedist of ...

Phuket Thaihua Museum

Phuket Town Phuket Thaihua Museum Phuket Thaihua Museum has been renovated to be one of the historical tourist attractions of province. The 74-year old Sino-Portuguese architecture displays a photos exhibition and video media which tells the history of the Chinese people in Phuket, mining, local costumes, Sino-Portuguese architecture, local foods, tradition ...

Ton Sai Waterfall

Thalang District Ton Sai Waterfall Ton Sai Waterfall is a small falls, over which pours a great volume of water during the rainy season which area is rich in wildlife, including over 100 bird species. The waterfall gives a relaxing feeling and lot of trees surrounding it is over 100 years old. Especially rare is the palm specie called the Governor's Palm or or White Back Palm, which can be ...

Wat Phra Nang Sang

Thalang District Wat Phra Nang Sang Wat Phra Nang Sang is an old and historical landmark of Phuket, the temple was once a fort resisting the Burmese invasion around 1785. Inside the old chapel are enshrined the three oldest and largest Buddha statues made of tin. Called the Three Kings, they are positioned in the midsections of another three large statues The temple is located 20 ...

Phuket Simon Cabaret

Patong Beach Phuket Simon Cabaret Phuket Simon Cabaret has not a diva in the West who can compare, and many a catwalk model has turned green with envy at the sight of the lady-boy performers of Simon Cabaret. This hugely popular tourist attraction, on the hill just outside Patong, has been wowing audiences for years with its exotic, hilarious, ...

Phuket Aquarium

Phuket Town Phuket Aquarium Phuket aquarium is perfect destination for a family excursion, it is surrounded by breathtaking scenic bays and islands. Phuket Aquarium was established in 1983 as unit of the PMBC, a research and monitoring center under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The Aquarium has developed into ...

Phuket Zoo

Chalong Bay Phuket Zoo Phuket zoo contains a large collection of animal and reptiles, such as lovely rabbits, birds, butterflies and more than 6,000 crocodiles. The zoo cover an area about 30 rai (12 acres or 5 hectares) which shaded by many large fig trees that let you stroll around in comfort for hours Animal ...

Wonderful World of Diving at Koh Racha

Koh Racha Wat Phra Thong Koh Racha consists of Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi which located south of Phuket. Koh Racha Yai (Big Racha) is the large island which has an enchanting beach located on the west between the valleys that resembles horseshoes. The area is known as Ao Bungalow which is famous for its white powdery beach and crystal clear ...

Karon Viewpoint Phuket

Karon Beach Karon Viewpoint Phuket The most famous observation point of the 3 beaches, Kata Noi, Kata and Karon, is located on the road half-way between Nai Harn Beach and Kata Noi Beach. From this spot, an intriguing view of the 3 beaches and Ko Pu has constantly impresses visitors Karon Viewpoint is located along the road between Kata Beach and Nai Harn Beach, just ...

Phuket FantaSea Show - The Ultimate Cultural Theme Park

Kamala Beach Phuket FantaSea Show – The Ultimate Cultural Theme Park The Ultimate Nighttime Cultural Theme Park Inspired by Thailand’s rich and exotic heritage, Phuket Fantasy not only showcases the charm and beauty of Thailand, but also enriches ancient Thai traditions with the wonder of cutting edge technology and special effects. The result is a stunning 140-acre theme complex, packed ...

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Baan Rim Pa

Baan Rim Pa

This open air, two-story teak house provides magnificent, panoramic views of beach at Patong and to the Bay of Kalim. Complementing this spectacle, are the sounds of rolling waves heard crashing on the rocks below, a gentle sea breeze ...

Cuisines : Thai
Opening Hours : 12:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Location : Prabaramee Rd., Patong Beach
Tel. : 0 7634 0789, 0 7634 1768
Joe's Downstairs

Joe's Downstairs

One of Phuket's most popular restaurants for lunch, sunset cocktails, dinner or late night drinks, Joe's Downstairs is located right on the water with breathtaking views of Kalim Bay. This backdrop, combined with the all white interior and bar ...

Cuisines : American, Seafood
Opening Hours : 12:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Location : Prabaramee Rd., Kalim Beach
Tel. : 0 7661 8245
Ratri Italian Bar & Grill

Ratri Italian Bar & Grill

The recently renovated and re-launched Ratri Italian Bar & Grill commands Phuket's most sensational hillside vista overlooking the broad sweep of Kata Bay, the Andaman Sea, and Little Boo Island, laid out before you in a ...

Cuisines : Italian
Opening Hours : 05:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Location : Patak Rd., Kata Beach
Tel. : 0 7633 3538

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Ska Bar

Ska Bar

The bar has a island reggae flair to it and the atmosphere is very laid back. All the Thais working there are rastas with full on dread locks and are very chill individuals. They play a mix of R&B, Hip Hop and of course Reggae ...

Category : Bar & Restaurant
Opening Hours : Daily until 02:00 am.
Location : Kata Noi Beach
Tel. : 08 1797 0559
Kor Tor Mor

Kor Tor Mor

Another of Phuket Town’s old favourites, Kor Tor Mor near the Seahorse Circle is an extremely popular place with the island’s young hi-so Thai crowd. On occasions on Fridays and Saturdays, this rocking joint is so busy ...

Category : Disco and Dance Club
Opening Hours : 09:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Location : Chana Charoen Rd.
Tel. : 0 7623 2285
Sofa Disco & Pub

Sofa Disco & Pub

Sofa Pub is located at the entrance of an up-and-coming nightlight area called Limelight Avenue along New Dibuk Road. It has live bands and some interesting dishes. Sofa Pub is a regular hangout for Phuket yuppies and a modern warm atmosphere ...

Category : Disco and Dance Club
Opening Hours : 11:00 am. - 02:00 am.
Location : New Dibuk Rd.
Tel. : 08 3644 4772, 08 9651 1801

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Jung Ceylon Shopping Mall

Jung Ceylon Shopping Mall

This mall will certainly have a significant impact on the shopping scene in Patong. The beachside stalls selling their vastly overpriced trinkets and fakes will take a big hit. In the long run this can only be a good thing for visitors to Patong ...

Type : Shopping Mall
Opening Hours : 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Location : Patong Beach
Tel. : 0 7660 0111
Central Festival Phuket

Central Festival Phuket

This new luxury shopping mall is on the outskirts of Phuket Town at the junction between Wichitsongkram Road and Chalermprakiat Road (Bypass Road). Boasting over 250 shops and more than 50 restaurants, it has just about everything ...

Type : Shopping Mall
Opening Hours : 10:30 am. - 10:00 pm.
Location : Phuket Town
Tel. : 0 7629 1111
Turtle Village

Turtle Village

The Best Shopping & Dinning on Mai khao Beach. Located just a short walk from Anantara and JW Marriott Phuket. Turtle Village encompasses over 3000 sqm. of retail space on 2 levels. This uniquely designed Chino-Portuguese village ...

Type : Shopping Area
Opening Hours : 10:00 am. until late
Location : Mai Khao, Nai Yang
Tel. : 0 7631 4898

Festivals & Events


Songkran Festival

When : 13 - 15 Apr 2018
Where: Throughout Phuket

The highlight included procession of the Phra Buddha Sihing image around Patong Beach, floral parade, little Miss Songkran beauty pageant, art and cultural exhibition and water splashing along Patong Beach.


Laguna Phuket International Marathon 2018

When : 9 - 10 Jun 2018
Where: Laguna Phuket Resort

This is tenth race in which anyone can participate as it features five different achievable courses for you to choose from with races include a full marathon, half marathon, fun run (10.5 kms), community walk (5 kms), and kids' run (2 kms).


Cape Panwa Phuket Race Week

When : 18 - 22 Jul 2018
Where: Cape Panwa Hotel

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, asia's most exciting and fastest growing regatta. Four days of world-class yacht racing in Phuket, combined with four nights of magical, beachside parties at the 5-star Cape Panwa Hotel.


Kathu Culture Street Festival

When : Jul 2018
Where: Kathu District

The event sees activities and performances that showcase the cultural heritage of one of Phuket's oldest and most vibrant communities including the main economic activity of centuries ago, tin mining. The Festival will have a light and sound show, shop booths and exhibitions, handicrafts and local food.


Por Tor - The Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival

When : 20 Aug 2018
Where: All Chinese Shrines in Phuket

The residents of Phuket honor the traditions of the Chinese minority who leave on the island. The events take place during the seventh month of the Chinese calendar. The ceremonies take place in all the Chinese shrines in Phuket. The whole forms one of the most bizarre festivals in Thailand.


Vegetarian Festival

When : 9 - 17 Oct 2018
Where: Phuket

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar with people of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of spiritual cleansing and merit-making.


Laguna Phuket Triathlon

When : 18 Nov 2018
Where: Laguna Phuket

The Laguna Phuket Triathlon is Asia's premier destination triathlon featuring a unique 1.8K swim, 55K bike and 12K run through spectacular tropical scenery.


Phuket King's Cup Regatta

When : 1 - 8 Dec 2018
Where: Phuket

The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is known as the greatest regatta in Asia. The old regatta started in 1987 and is held, every year, from end November till the first week of December with the sponsorship of the royal family.


Phuket Count Down

When : 29 - 31 Dec 2018
Where: Throughout Phuket

The event includes mini-concerts from famous artists and impressive dance contests. On 31 Dec, a countdown for the last rays of sunshine will be celebrated at Phromthep Cape, where a New Year's countdown clock will be set and then at night enjoy watching fireworks show at Chai Field.