Welcome to Phuket


Beach Bliss

The pearly white, palm- and casuarina-fringed beaches that ring Phuket's southern and western coasts are the island's key bounty. Each beach is different, from the northwest's upmarket Surin and Ao Bang Thao (with their luxe resorts and, in Bang Thao, glossy beach clubs) to mellow, jungled Rawai on far south Phuket, or the infamous west-coast sin city of Patong, home of hangovers and go-go bars. So there's space for everyone, whether you're a flashpacking couple, a luxury jetsetter, a wandering budgeteer or a travelling family on the hunt for seaside fun.

Cultural Heritage

Those tropical-island beaches are glorious, of course, but venture just a little beyond and you'll uncover astonishing Phuketian cultural riches that many visitors zip right past. East-coast capital Phuket Town delights with its eye-opening museums, Peranakan cooking, Chinese shrines and historic mansions and shophouses done in characteristic Sino-Portuguese style. Major temples stand in Chalong and Thalang, while two national parks and a smattering of wildlife sanctuaries await exploration in the island's northern reaches. Even a speedy trip up into the hills behind Kata to Big Buddha connects you to modern-day Phuket's pulse.

Underwater Wonders

Some of Thailand's most magnificent landscapes lie hidden away beneath the Andaman's glittering surface, and Phuket sits blissfully within day-tripping distance of both Ko Phi-Phi's popular dive sites and the famed, national-park-protected, impossibly beautiful Similan Islands. A wealth of local dive schools will have you strapping on a mask and communing with denizens of the deep in no time. For those who don't fancy diving straight in, snorkelling trips offer a tantalising taster, while kayaking expeditions into Ao Phang-Nga's hushed hôrng (semi-submerged island lagoons) reveal awe-inspiring seascapes of towering limestone karsts.

Fabulous Food

On Phuket, as in other regions across the Land of Smiles, Thai cuisine takes on its own distinct character. Soulful, spicy, salty southern-Thai cooking collides with Chinese and Malay flavours and influences – so you get, say, Thai-style dim sum or roti dipped in curry for breakfast, along with local culinary creations like mèe pad hokkien (stir-fried hokkien noodles in a broth), mŏo hong (pepper-and-garlic-braised pork), mèe gaang pôo (crab-meat curry with noodles) and pàk miang (scrambled spinach-like leaves). You'll also uncover a world of exquisite fusion menus, elegant international cuisine and freshly caught seafood.


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Phuket Shared Arrival Transfer

Travel from Phuket Airport to your Phuket Hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Vehicles used: • SHARED - Air-conditioned Minivan / Minicoach At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details: • Arrival Flight Number • Arrival Time • Arriving from (City name) • Hotel Name (where you would like to be dropped off) • Hotel AddressDon't forget to book your Hotel to Airport transfer!

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Phuket Shared Departure Transfer

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your shared transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24 - 48 hours prior to your Hotel to Airport transfer, you will be required to reconfirm exact pick up times and places (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).Vehicles used: • SHARED - Air-conditioned Minivan / MinicoachDon't forget to book your Airport to Hotel transfer!

$16.13 Tours & Sightseeing

Phuket Introduction City Sightseeing Tour

Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino-Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina.

$96.76 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket by Speedboat with Hotel Pickup

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Phang Nga Bay, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga ProvinceExploring and sightseeingDuration: 1 day

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Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Tour from Phuket with Lunch, Dinner

Your tour starts with pickup at your Phuket hotel and transfer by minivan to your motorboat. After boarding, start your tour to several locations on Phang Nga Bay, part of Ao Phang Nga National Park. As your boat cruises across the turquoise waters to your first destination, your crew serves up a light lunch. Then listen to a safety briefing from your experienced guides, and enjoy a birds of prey show. When your boat arrives at the first island, step into a sturdy inflatable kayak that seats two people plus one guide. The custom-designed kayaks were made in the USA by a premier white-water rafting manufacturer, ensuring safety and comfort. Take in the scenery as your guide paddles your kayak through different hongs (Thai for 'rooms') full of spectacular rock formations and hidden lagoons. While you glide along, listen to your guide's informative commentary about the geology, flora and fauna of the region, and keep your eyes open for wildlife like macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mudskippers, egrets, sea eagles and brahminy kites. Visit several other spots in the marine park, and enjoy time to rest and snack on the motorboat in between expeditions into the caves. As the day begins to wind down, watch the sunset from the water, and participate in a ceremony inspired by the Thai holiday Loi Kratong, named after the kratong, a small floating bowl made from banana leaves and decorated with flowers and candles. Make one of your own, and set it afloat on the water with a wish. The flickering candlelight from the kratongs combined with fireflies in the sky and the bioluminescence in the water create an unforgettable natural light display. While you make your way back toward the shore, feast on a buffet Thai dinner cooked on the boat by the crew, who shop daily for high-quality ingredients like fresh seafood and free-range chicken. You'll return to the pier two hours after sunset to say farewell to your guides and hop in the minivan for transfer back to your hotel.

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Canoe Cave Explorer Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket

This is a unique experience that takes you into the famous Phang Nga Bay. Made famous by the James Bond Movie - Man with a Golden Gun. The newly discovered sea caves and 'Hongs' are an exciting feature. Hong is the Thai word for room. These Hongs are open-air cliff-lined cylindrical tidal lagoons connected to the outside world only through stalactite-filled tunnels which were undiscovered until the spring of 1990.Of course, there are many secluded beaches here and this trip would not be completed without visiting one for swimming.