Phuket is not the first place in Thailand you think of for backpacking. Phuket has world-class resorts, spa vacations, luxury accommodation and all the things you need for a relaxing vacation – but what does it offer backpackers and budget travellers?
Both have long, white sand beaches. Both are tropical islands with gorgeous weather. Both have great food and wonderful restaurants and hotels. So which one do you choose – Phuket or Koh Samui?
When you only have vacation time in the summer months like July and August, and you want to come to Phuket, should you do it? July is in the rainy season, so is it good to come to Phuket in July? Phuket is an all-year vacation destination and it is true that there is a dry season which tends to be more popular. But you can get good weather at any time, and score excellent value accommodation outside of peak season. Here is our guide to what’s good about Phuket in every month of the year.
Everyone’s different, and we won’t tell you how to spend your hard-earned vacation time, but there are some things in Phuket you just can’t miss. If you try out a couple of these Phuket experiences you’re sure to enjoy a fun-filled time – put them on your to-do list, and then do some exploring of your own to find your individual Phuket gems.
Do you want to see a bit more of Phuket than the pool and the beach? Here are our suggestions for an interesting seven-day stay in Phuket that covers all the bases.
It’s time to get excited because you’ve booked your flight to Thailand and your visit is fast approaching. So what do you need to know before you go? Find out here.
If you are coming to Phuket from anywhere in the world or the rest of Thailand, chances are you will arrive first at the Phuket International Airport. Find out more here.
Wondering what to do on a rainy day in Phuket? Here are some suggestions for fun rainy day activities in Phuket – shopping, exploring, sightseeing, sports, and more.
Discover a lesser-known side of Phuket with our ideas for off-the-beaten-track sightseeing and attractions. Find out more about Phuket from a different angle.
Phuket’s scenic viewpoints are worth visiting for the chance to experience Phuket from up high. Here are some of the best places in Phuket for a birds-eye view.
Tips and advice for visiting Phuket – how to have a great vacation, with ideas for airport transportation, getting around, activities, and things to remember.
A quick and easy guide to what to pack for your next trip to Phuket. What to take to Phuket, what clothes to pack, what to put in your medical kit, and more.