If you are looking for a complete Thai experience at an affordable price, palm-fringed Phuket has it all. With a perfect balance between sight-seeing and relaxation and year-long sunshine, Phuket is always bursting with life.
Whether you are after a tropical resort or a simple hotel, the choice of accommodation is nothing short of impressive.
Patong Beach, noted as the tourism hub of Thailand, has a little something for everyone. Whether you enjoy water sports, shopping or sightseeing, nothing is far from reach. But if a busy itinerary isn’t for you, Karon and Kata beach are both excellent low key options.
What can I do?
For those in search of a photo opportunity, the giant Buddha is an amazing sight to capture on film. Hiring a tuk tuk for a day is an relaxing way to explore the lush green hills and your driver will be more than happy to show you many scenic stops along the way. If you are keen to visit the smaller islands of the Andaman Sea, ferry rides to Phi Phi and James Bond islands operate daily from Patong beach. And, of course, no trip to Thailand is complete without coming face to face with the beautiful Asian elephants.
Did we mention the food? With fresh seafood at your fingertips, you’ll be living like a king for a fraction of the cost. The streets are bursting with authentic Thai food and delicious flavours to try. With most cuisines on offer, you definitely won’t go hungry.
How do I get there?
Phuket is a one-hour internal flight from Bangkok with flights operating several times each day.
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