Phuket marries beach life and inland safari so well that you might often forget whether or not you’re on an island. You are, in fact, on the largest island in Thailand, and one that has a diverse array of activities to bring to the table. Spend your morning meditating along some of the bluest water on the planet, your afternoon trekking through the jungle or ziplining between ancient trees, and your evening devouring fresh seafood at a beachside restaurant. Whether you are on a romantic getaway, family holiday, or adventure with friends, Phuket holidays can cater to your ideal travel itinerary.
Things to Do in Phuket
You’ll never be far from fun things to do once you arrive in Phuket, where you can experience sightseeing tours, scuba diving, and a safari all in the same day. If you’d like to get started by exploring the nature of the island, a canoe tour of Phang Nga Bay will knock your socks off. Aside from showing you some of Phuket’s most scenic spots, these tours will take you to gorgeous grottos known as “hongs,” which are unique, naturally formed enclaves within the island itself. A trip to the Shrine of the Serene Light Temple is also highly recommended. And for further adventure, you can hop on top of an elephant and head out for a half-day safari, or go zip lining through the jungles more than 20 metres above ground.
If you’re in the mood for something mellower, relax on the sands of Kata Noi Beach, enjoy a spa treatment from a local resort, or savour sumptuous flavours at the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery. And If you’re interested in doing something a bit more unorthodox, walk through the wacky Upside-down House, get lost in a massive hedge maze, or test your puzzle-solving skills in a nearby escape room.
Weather in Phuket
Phuket’s relative nearness to the equator ensures that the weather here stays warm all year long. Average temperatures usually fall within the range of 24 to 34 degrees Celsius during all 12 months, though it can be slightly warmer during the dry season from December through March. And as Phuket exists within a tropical monsoon climate, rainfall here can get very heavy—especially in September and October. Phuket, however, doesn’t experience storms that are as severe or long-lasting in comparison to surrounding areas such as the Philippines and Hong Kong.
Hotels and Accommodation in Phuket
Phuket accommodation ranges from upscale resorts with impressive infinity pools to small villas with lots of personal space. Whether you are interested in Phuket hotels situated in large high-rises or accommodation featuring traditional Thai architecture, you can find the perfect accommodation for your holiday. Book your room right here on Expedia.com.au, where our travel experts have assembled the best hotel deals for your next trip to Phuket.
You can fly directly into Phuket thanks to the Phuket International Airport (HKT). Once you’re on the island, getting around is pretty painless, thanks to a large supply of taxis and tuk-tuk drivers. You can also reach many local activities, attractions, and restaurants by foot.
Plan Your Getaway to Phuket
Phuket provides the perfect beach backdrop for your next tropical holiday. Of course, if you’re interest in a lush jungle adventure Phuket still makes a great destination. From large waterfront resorts to Phuket airport hotels, booking your perfect Phuket accommodation will make your next holiday relaxing and comfortable. Book your holiday travel here on Expedia.com.au, where our travel experts have tracked down the best deals for you on hotels in Phuket.