Top things to do

Top Choice International in Phuket Town


Fabulous fusion at this converted house, just south of the Old Town proper. Prices have gone up, as the chef's fame has increased, but the food remains excellent. The grilled lemongrass lamb chops with a papaya sals…
Top Choice Thai in Phuket Town

One Chun

A sister restaurant to Raya, only the dishes here are cheaper and that's why the locals crowd it out every night. Superb seafood – the crab-meat curry in coconut milk is the best in Phuket Town – but also a great ro…
Top Choice Cafe in Phuket Town


Every town should have a coffee house this cool, with a split-level design that enables it to be both a cafe and an art exhibition space. Used books (for sale) line the front room, bicycles hang from the wall, and t…
Top Choice Breakfast in Phuket Town

Abdul's Roti Shop

Time to try Abdul's legendary, delicious roti. At 75-years-plus, Abdul has been cooking flaky roti at the front of his shop for years. Whether you're a fan of sweet or savoury, this place has it covered, with sticky…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Phuket Town

Torry's Ice Cream Boutique

You'll find gourmet ice cream, sorbets and Phuket-style desserts at this very popular cafe-style place on Phuket Town's most photogenic street. It's a swish setting – a chandelier dangles over the ice-cream counter …
Top Choice Antiques in Phuket Town


An elegant antique gallery and boutique featuring antiquated Buddha statues and sculptures, organic textiles, and ambitious, exquisite high-fashion women's clothing inspired by vintage Thai garments and fabrics.
Thai in Phuket Town

Blue Elephant

Royal Thai cuisine in royal Thai surroundings. Set in the beautifully restored, mustard-yellow Phra Phitak Chyn Pracha Mansion overlooking manicured lawns, Blue Elephant is elegant in every way, from the brass cutle…
Museum in Phuket Town

Phuket Thaihua Museum

Formerly a Chinese language school, this flashy museum is filled with photos and English-language exhibits on Phuket’s history, from the Chinese migration (many influential Phuketian families are of Chinese origin) …
Thai in Phuket Town


Unrenovated, unpretentious and unbelievably good, charming Raya has been serving affordable Thai fare for around 20 years. This two-storey Sino-Portuguese institution keeps things authentic and old-worldly with its …
Viewpoint in Phuket Town

Khao Rang

For a bird’s-eye view of the city, climb (or drive) up Khao Rang, 3km northwest of the town centre. A new viewing platform has opened up the commanding panoramas across Phuket Town and all the way to Chalong Bay, La…