Phuket Travel Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Phuket

Phuket is among the world’s finest beach destinations, with fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns. It has something for any taste and budget, with hundreds of hotels to choose from, a wide choice of dining and partying options. Aside from visiting the fantastic attractions of Thailand’s biggest island, you can take an exhilarating speedboat trip to the many nearby tropical paradises, including the famous Phi Phi Islands, or enjoy a serene cruise around the mystical Phang Nga Bay. Phuket is blessed with more than 30 amazing beaches to choose from. Patong Beach, Kata, Karon and Kamala have always been the most popular, but the north of the island reveals some hidden gems for travellers searching for a more romantic atmosphere.

We have compiled over 20 years of experience and detailed research to answer all questions from travellers: Which are the best hotels? Where are the secret beaches? How about the best night markets, nightlife and local Thai food? We’ve explored every temple, every beach and every market. Not convinced yet? See our 10 Must See and Do list.

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  • First Time in Phuket

    First Time in Phuket? Pick the right beach for your hotel...

    Choosing a hotel in the wrong area can ruin your holiday so it's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at the pros Read More»

  • Top 10 Must See in Phuket

    10 Best Things to Do in Phuket

    This is a quick and handy guide to our favourite activities on Phuket, including spectacular capes, sexy cabaret shows, Read More»

  • TOP 10 Hotels in Phuket

    Top 10 Hotels in Phuket

    Phuket's best hotels all have several things in common - good location, a large range of quality facilities and Read More»

  • Top 10 Best Tours in Phuket

    Top 10 Tours in Phuket

    Phuket has so much to see, visit and experience. Here you'll have a preview of the hottest tours available with a brief Read More»

  • Top 10 Phuket Nightlife

    Top 12 Phuket Nightlife

    Patong may be the best-known place for Phuket nightlife - and it features heavily in our list - but there are some other Read More»

  • Top 10 Best Thai Food

    Top 10 Thai Food

    Discover ten of the most popular Thai dishes you should try during your holidays and where you can find the best Read More»

  • TOP 10 Hotels in Phuket

    Top 10 Hotels in Phuket

    Phuket's best hotels all have several things in common - good location, a large range of quality facilities and Read More»

  • Top 10 Best Phuket Luxury Resorts

    Top 10 Luxury Resorts

    Phuket is an island jam packed with luxury resorts, but which are the best? Facilities, location, spas and privacy were Read More»

  • Top 10 Phuket Best Beach Resorts

    Top 10 Best Beach Resorts!

    The tropical island of Phuket has between 30 and 40 beaches, the vast majority of them located on its west coast and a Read More»

  • Top 10 Patong Hotels

    10 Best Patong Beach Hotels

    This list of the 10 best hotels in Patong showcases the pinnacle of accommodation options in this bustling resort town. Read More»

  • Top 10 Kata Hotels

    10 Best Kata Beach Hotels

    Our Top 10 Hotels in Kata Beach's list reflects perfectly the description above: you will find here the best that Kata Read More»

  • Top 10 Karon Hotels

    10 Best Karon Beach Hotels

    Our Top 10 Hotels in Karon Beach's list hosts the most frequented resorts available in Karon, from the affordable Access Read More»

What Kind of Traveller are You?

Phuket for Families

Travelling to Phuket with the family is a great and extremely rewarding experience, but it is one which needs some Read More...

Romantic Phuket

Phuket is a romantic destination, there is no doubt about it. With so many sandy beaches and water so blue it makes each Read More...

Phuket for Budget Travellers

A fantastic holiday on the beautiful Thai island of Phuket may seem like an impossible dream, way outside of your Read More...

The Luxury Guide to Phuket

The luxury traveller in Phuket is spoilt for choice when it comes to everything from restaurants and beach clubs to Read More...

  • Patong Beach

    Patong Beach

    Patong is an ideal place to party. It has a bustling  nightlife, which includes hundreds of restaurants, bars, Read More»

  • Karon Beach

    Karon Beach

    Featuring the island's third longest beach, this small and lively city has a good selection of dining, shopping and Read More»

  • Kata Beach

    Kata Beach

    Kata entices and charms visitors with its white sand and clear waters. It is a favourite due to its palm-lined beach, Read More»

  • The Beach of Bangtao

    Bangtao Beach

    Amongst the longest beaches in Phuket, Bangtao Beach is so roomy that many parts towards the north have no beachfront Read More»

  • The Beach of Kamala

    Kamala Beach

    Kamala Beach is a beautiful long stretch of beach that's pretty deserted, even in high season. With no distractions, you Read More»

  • Phuket Town

    Phuket Town

    Phuket is often overlooked in favour of the beaches, but there's a lot to see and do in Phuket Town. Phuket Town Read More»

  • Top 10 Must See in Phuket

    10 Best Things to Do in Phuket

    This is a quick and handy guide to our favourite activities on Phuket, including spectacular capes, sexy cabaret shows, Read More»

  • Top 10 Best Tours in Phuket

    Top 10 Tours in Phuket

    Phuket has so much to see, visit and experience. Here you'll have a preview of the hottest tours available with a brief Read More»

  • Phang Nga Bay

    Phang Nga Bay

    A distinctive feature of Phang Nga Bay is the sheer limestone cliffs that jut vertically out of the emerald green Read More»

  • Big Buddha of Phuket

    Phuket Big Buddha

    Phuket's Big Buddha sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres tall, it is easily seen Read More»

  • Wat Chalong

    Wat Chalong

    Wat Chalong has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals come to pray and westerners come to Read More»

  • Old Streets of Phuket Town

    Phuket Old Streets

    The core of the Old Town essentially is made up of five roads and several 'sois' (small streets), these are Rasada Rd, Read More»

  • Similan Islands

    Similan Islands

    The Similan Islands National Park consists of nine densely-wooded islands fringed with rocky outcrops and gorgeous Read More»

  • Phi Phi Islands

    Phi Phi Islands

    The beauty of Phi Phi, with sheer cliffs soaring from calm, clear seas, is stunning. Phi Phi Don, the larger island, has Read More»

  • Coral Island

    Coral Island

    A very popular destination, only 15 minutes by boat from the southern end of Phuket Island. As the name suggests, it's Read More»

Tours and Sightseeing in Phuket

See our selection of Tours and Sightseeing in and around Phuket.  Read More...

Water Activities in Phuket

 See our selection of water activities in Phuket and around Read More...

Phuket Airport Transfer

Airport Transfers

On arrival at Phuket International Airport, our representative will greet you, then whisk you off to your hotel. No Read More...

  • 10 Great Spas in Patong

    10 Great Spas in Patong

    Picking a place to get a massage in Patong seems like an almost impossible task, given the sheer amount of choice Read More»

  • Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

    Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is one of the new breed of elephant attractions which is spreading across Thailand and is the Read More»

  • 14 Best Kept Secrets in Phuket

    Even in a tourist destination as popular as Phuket, there are still secret places known only to locals and long-term Read More»

  • 10 Tips for Saving Money in Phuket

    10 Tips for Saving Money in Phuket

    Although there is no denying that Phuket is one of the pricier destinations in Thailand, it is perfectly possible to Read More»

  • 6 Hotels in Phuket You Won’t Believe Exist

    6 Hotels in Phuket You Won’t Believe Exist

    Some hotels seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that these outstanding properties do actually exist and are Read More»

  • Patong Carnival in Phuket

    Patong Carnival in Phuket

    Patong Carnival is an annual celebration marking the beginning of the high season in Phuket. Usually held right at the Read More»

Phuket Suggested Itineraries!

3 Days with Family In Phuket

On this page we selected our recommendations for a 3 Day Family Stay in Phuket. Things that will be fun and enjoyable Read More...

3 Days on Budget in Phuket

Travelling on a short budget doesn't mean you can see all of Phuket! On this page we selected our recommendations for a Read More...

3 Days Exploring Phuket

 On this new page we picked our favourite recommendations for a 3 Day Phuket Exploration and Discovery of Phuket. Read More...

  • Bangla Road

    Bangla Road (updated)

    Soi Bangla awakens when the sun sets. That's when Patong's liveliest party zone becomes closed to traffic and ready for Read More»

  • 5 Popular Patong Night Clubs

    5 Best Clubs in Phuket

    Here are the five most popular Patong night clubs; they all offer a safe environment to party at, places where could Read More»

  • Top 10 Phuket Nightlife

    Top 12 Phuket Nightlife

    Patong may be the best-known place for Phuket nightlife - and it features heavily in our list - but there are some other Read More»

  • Phuket Walking Street

    Phuket Walking Street

    Phuket Walking Street is the latest attraction featured in Phuket Old Town. Also-known-as Lardyai (talaad yai), this Read More»

  • Phuket Weekend Market

    Phuket Weekend Market

    Phuket’s weekend market, located just outside Phuket Town, is a fascinating jumble of secondhand goods, pirated items, a Read More»

  • Jungceylon Shopping Mall Phuket

    Jungceylon Shopping Mall

    Located downtown, diagonally opposite Bangla Road, the Jungceylon Shopping Complex has radically changed the face of Read More»

  • Top 10 Phuket Restaurants

    20 Best Phuket Restaurants

    After long discussions, during which the Phuket.com Magazine team considered and weighed up each restaurant’s cuisine, Read More»

  • Top 10 Seafood Restaurants

    Top 10 Seafood Restaurants

    Phuket is renowned for its fresh sea produce and it is almost a rite of passage for visitors to have at least one Read More»

  • Top 10 Best Thai Food

    Top 10 Thai Food

    Discover ten of the most popular Thai dishes you should try during your holidays and where you can find the best Read More»

  • Phuket International Airport

    Phuket Airport Information

    Even though the airport ranks second in the country in terms of passenger and freight volume it is quite a modest Read More»

  • Phuket Weather

    Phuket Weather and Climate

    When is the best time to visit Phuket? How much rain should I expect during the rainy season? Is it really hot during ? Read More»

  • Phuket Maps

    Phuket Maps

    Our interactive map displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, Read More»

  • Phuket Calendar of Events 2017

    Our Phuket calendar displays festivals, parties and events occurring on the island. You are welcome to post your own Read More»

  • Transfers by Ferry to Phi Phi Islands

    Transfers to Phi Phi by Ferry

    Getting to the Phi Phi Islands is easy: ferry boats are comfortable and spacious and it takes only 90 minutes to reach Read More»

  • Taxis and Tuk Tuks in Phuket

    Everyone visiting Phuket will use a taxi or tuk-tuk at least once. Find out everything you need to know here. Read More»

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