The incredible region of Phuket is a popular destination for travellers from all over the world. The region offers the travellers a world of insanely beautiful landscape with exotic blue oceans and dense green jungles. Hiring local travel guides can definitely ease your way but if you are of an explorative nature, your inquisitiveness can only be trenched by using our customer friendly car rental service in Phuket. This will allow you to explore the unexplored!
Below is a small snippet of our recommendations to be covered while in Phuket. Contact us to know more about travelling in Phuket. We will be more than happy to recommend you the best plan as per our local knowledge and your needs.
Beaches are at top of our mind while we even start thinking of a trip to south Asia. Phuket offers some of the world's most incredibly beautiful beaches. White sand and shimmering blue water is the perfect sight for anyone who wishes to have a funfilled and relaxed holidays. It just help rejuvenating oneself. Below is a compilation of few beaches you should definitely visit while in Phuket.
Phang Nga Bay is distinctly recognized by presence of sheer limestone karsts that jut vertically out of the emerald-green water. James Bond Island and Koh Panyee are just two of the more famous spots in this bay. You can take tourst boat trips to visit various islands in the bay but by far the best means of enjoying the spectacular scenery, with only brief encounters with the tourist crowds at James Bond and Koh Panyee, is to take one of the boat trips from the northern end of Phuket or a car rental service in Phuket driving along the bay to enjoy the quite beaches. If you are more of an adventurous types, then kayaking your way into the limestone walled caves can give you the required adrenial rush!
A group of six islands, Phi Phi islands are some of the loveliest Southeast Asia islands. With Just a 45-minute speedboat trip or a 90-minute ferryboat ride from either Phuket/Krabi, these picture postcard islands offer the ultimate tropical getaway. Featuring classic tropical beaches, stunning rock formations and vivid turquoise waters teeming with colourful marine life, it is paradise perfected.
Similan Islands are located just 84 km northwest of Phuket. Koh Similan is one of the best-known island groups in the Andaman Sea, largely because of the wonders that wait beneath the clear blue waters that surround it. Counted among the 10 most interesting dive areas in the world, this little archipelago has also become a favourite destination for yachts and tour boats.
Kata Beach is a pleasant bay, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, which entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all-round favourite due to its spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively nightlife and varied accommodation options – all close to the beach
Kamala Beach lies just north of the lights and noise of Patong and is a quieter stretch of sand with a more relaxed feel. This well-enclosed bay and fishing village surrounded by forested hills is one of the most beautiful places in Phuket.
Naturally beautiful Surin is known as 'Millionaire's Row' due to the top-end celebrity luxury resorts there, including Amanpuri, Twinpalms and The Surin. Although popular with tourists, it's not a busy resort town and is more like a coastal village. Fine white sand and turquoise water has ensured that the picturesque beach is very popular with tourists and Thais alike. The whole area is awash with high-end hotels and housing which, in turn, has created opportunities for high-end restaurants and wine bars.
Freedom Beach is an exclusive gem on Phuket’s west coast; the 300m-long strip of white sand is set in a superb bay dotted with granite rocks and surrounded by hills covered by thick and luxuriant jungle. Essentially, Freedom Beach’s exclusivity comes from its rather difficult accessibility, although things are getting a bit better nowadays.
Nai Harn Beach is one of the island's more popular destinations. Once known only to in-the-know locals, it has been very firmly 'discovered'. However, as the small bay is home to only a few hotels, restaurants and shops, it retains its quiet charm.
Patong is the most famous beach resort in Phuket. With its wide variety of activities and nightlife, Patong is an ideal place to party and play. By night the town has a bustling nightlife which includes literally hundreds of restaurants, beer bars and of course night clubs. The nightlife is centred around Bangla Road.
Paradise Beach is one of the most attractive of the many wonderful beaches Phuket has to offer. It's compact and has a great view right across Patong Bay. The beach itself is barely 150 metres and it's located just next to the busy Patong beach. It features shade-giving palm trees and tropical almonds.
Windmill Viewpoint is located between Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches in south Phuket. Not far from Cape Phromthep, it has several tall, slim white windmills facing out to sea. This hilltop viewpoint features west coast vistas similar to Phromthep, but is quieter. The views are tremendous and take in Ya Nui Beach to the south, Phromthep further south, Nai Harn Beach to the north and a lusciously verdant oblong-shaped island called Koh Man almost opposite.
Promthep Cape is one of the island's most photographed and perhaps best-known locations. Every evening, visitors sweep through Rawai Beach and up the island's southernmost hill in order to watch the sunset at its peak.
Karon Viewpoint is one of the most frequented viewpoints in Phuket and probably one of the most scenic as well with the possibility to take in views of Kata Noi, Kata Yai and Karon beaches. Located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches, the viewpoint is busy most days of the year.
The Black Rock viewpoint has been known for a while but it’s one of the most difficult viewpoint to reach if you are not familiar with the area. It also requires a car or even better, a motorbike to get there. You will need to be in a decent physical condition as it involved some steep walking.
Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres tall, can be seen from as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach. The lofty site offers the best 360-degree views of the island, with sweeping vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon, Chalong Bay and more. Relatively easily reachable via a winding 6-km road leading from Phuket's main artery route, it is a must-visit island destination.
Wats - or Buddhist temples - are among the most important symbols of Thailand, partly because the majority of Thais are Buddhist and partly because they are so beautiful. In Phuket alone, there are 29 Buddhist temples spread around the island. Wat Chalong has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals come to pray and Westerners come to learn something about Buddhism. The temple is open from seven in the morning to five in the afternoon.
Phuket Fantasea is one of Thailand’s most spectecular show. This cultural theme park is divided into three sections: shopping in the Festival village, dining in the Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant and Vegas-style entertainment in the Palace of the Elephants. An unforgettable evening out for the entire family!
Siam Niramit Phuket is a meticulously done cultural high drama entertainment that adds variety and vitality to the island’s tourist To Do. Perfectly located just off the By-Pass Road in the outskirts of Phuket Town, it is set in prime lakeside land. The show features songs, dance routines and traditional martial arts.
The show is full of glamour and entertainement as expected of a cabaret.It’s a spectacular display of color, originality and funny. Phuket Simon Cabaret, since the opening in 1991 has established itself as leading in all the Southeast of Asia. The show attracts a thousand of visitors from around the world each evening.
Flying Hanuman lets you explore Phuket beyond sand & Sea. It allows you to admire the beauty of Thai Jungles surrounding phuket in a unique way passing through the trees on ziplines and hanging bridges. A definite unique way of exploring Phuket's flora.
The activity in Phuket Town is nearly around the clock. In the early morning, stoic monks take to the streets on their daily alms rounds and the fresh market buzzes with restaurant owners buying ingredients for the day's meals. Non-stop bustle characterises the daytime, and lasts well into the evening. Nights are reserved for enjoying good company, whether at a restaurant, a disco, a quiet bar, or a combination of all three.
Bangla Road really comes to life once the sun sets. The road is closed to vehicle traffic and becomes a 400 metre festival of neon lights, loud music and cheap beer. Jammed most nights of the year, it is quite a friendly and lively place to walk around as bars and clubs compete with each other for customers. If you’re looking for a fun night out in Phuket, Bangla Road should be your first (and, often, only) stop.
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is a home for retired working elephants, set on 30 acres of lush tropical jungle. Observe how elephants rehabilitate into forest life after decades of abuse, and experience how incredible the largest land mammal on earth is during a day at our sanctuary.
If you are accompnied with your family, this is one of the must visit shows in the city. You will enjoy an amazing show of funny and clever dolphins. Professional animal trainers, unbelievable tricks and a rush of adrenaline!
If you love shopping, then you must not miss the night markets in Phuket which offer a very unique feel of local markets and an opportunity for you to buy some souvenirs. This markets have a unique charm and can offer you a chance to enjoy authentic Thai street food with some music and performances on the street making the surrounding even more lively.
find below a list of some markets you can visit while in Phuket:
Other than being famous for exotic beaches and beautiful landscapes, Thailand is most famous for Thai massage. Deep relax Spa is one of the premium massage locations in Phuket. It offers a range of spa treatment which will rejuvenate both your body and soul.
Another popular Spa location with branches situted on the western coastline, lets relax offers a range of massage and spa therapies. A highly recommended spa outlet in Phuket.
Cannaceae spa is another location which can be explored while in phuket.
Below is a list of restaurants we recommend you which will offer quality food with authentic thai taste.
Hope the list has helped you create a great itenary for your trip to Phuket. Feel free to call us if you need more details. Also write back to us about your experience in Phuket. We will be happy to expand on above list which will help fellow tourists enjoy the best in Phuket.