Phuket is lovingly known as Asia's most popular beach destination and it's not hard to see why. Unwind on the golden shores lapped by the warm gentle blue waters of the Andaman Sea and take in the sights of the spectacular scenery.
Phuket is the largest island within Thailand and has been bestowed with the title of 'Pearl of the South' with its incredible beaches, rolling hills and lush tropical jungle to explore. Reefs that surround Phuket are teeming with exotic marine life and make the island a popular choice for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Phuket boasts a variety of attractions. Visit the Khao Phra National Park, tee off on one of five prestigious golf courses or explore the Phuket aquarium. Unwind on the shores at the famous Patong beach area of Phuket, a vibrant and lively region offering a colourful array of nightlife along the commercial strip which is lined with shops, bars and restaurants.
The weather in Phuket is generally at its best from October through to early May. The summer months can see increased rainfall, particularly from July to September and this tends to be when the seas are rougher and the beaches are narrower. However, this can be compensated by the lower hotel rates and extra value offers - ask us for details. The weather during the months of May and early June is usually good, with bright sunny days but sometimes heavy showers.
The best time to go is traditionally November to April, with the opposite season of May to October experiencing some showers.
What to do in Phuket
Phuket is an island just an hour from Bangkok. A guided tour around the island is a great way to see it in full, with look-out points along the way for some fantastic photo opportunities. The main tourist city is Patong, where you can shop at the markets and experience some great night life. A trip to see The Big Buddha is a definite must and for those who want an authentic Thai experience an elephant trek is a once in a lifetime experience everyone should tick from their bucket list. Twin your stay with Krabi - which can be easily reached by boat. Those who enjoy more active activities should ask their Travel Specialist to organise Sea Cave Canoeing when booking.