Phuket is the largest island-hopping destination in Thailand. Tourists who come to Bangkok, always add Phuket to their travel itinerary. Traveling and covering all the places can be completed within 3 or 4 days. You can enjoy the majestic views in Phuket. City offers beautiful beaches, smiling locals, world-class food, luxury beach resorts and unlimited water adventures. You don’t want to worry about how you fill your time in your stays in Phuket, Thailand.
My previous article Why you should plan to go Phuket , Thailand ? I explored the islands which you can be travelled. That article also tells you about the places you can visit in every island.
You have tons of things to do there. Island-hopping is the most popular and amazing life experience to all travelers. You can enjoy these adventurous things without getting bored and also spending less money.
Places to Visit
- Phi Phi island & Maya Bay
- James Bond Island
- Big Buddha
- Tiger Park
- City tour
- Chalong Temple
- Elephant Village
- Phuket Fantasea
Spending few days in Phuket can be very easy and comfy. If you have enough days, I recommended to cover all above mentioned lists. Locals over there are very friendly. They always willing to help you out. I must say that Thai nationals are very welcoming. Another important thing is that most of Thai people don’t speak English. Sometimes it can be very hard when we communicate with them. Installing a translate app on your phone can be very helpful before you travel there.
Thailand’s most known for its great street food and also super nice cultural things. Cheap beer is also a wonderful thing you can enjoy. Country is very economical and efficient.
What to Bring Phuket, Thailand?
- Swimming wear
- Less backpack
- Refillable water bottles
- Mosquito sprays
- Beach towel
- Sun cream
Night life at Phuket
Spending a night in Phuket is absolute cheerful. If you are not tired after daytime activities, go out at night to enjoy the wonderful culture. Every Thai personal is super nice. They get together in most weekend and sell delicious Thai streets food.
When we were in Phuket, we got a chance to visit a night market. Here is my experience about Phuket Night Market.
Actually we didn’t know there was a night market to our nearby hotel. Luckily our hotel manger told about the event on the same day. The event is not far from the hotel. We reached there within 5 minutes. Whole night was enjoyable. People are singing, toasting, selling food and dancing in every corner of a decorated narrow street. Street was full of locals and foreign crowd. The day was the last day of our tour in Phuket. We spend most of our Thai Baht to eat foods that we never ate before. It was a grate travel experience to both of us. We enjoyed it well.
Here are some pictures of the night at Phuket, Thailand. “Nightlife in Phuket – The Best Places to Indulge in Phuket’s Nightlife! ” article telling you about the night market places in Phuket.
How many Days ?
As I told you earlier, 3 or 4 days are more than enough to travel in Phuket, Thailand. I’ll give you some suggestions for you to make a better travel itinerary.
3 Day Tour
- Day 1 : Phi phi island tour. ( The island tour cover 4 main islands.)
- Day 2 : Visit to see big Buddha statue with City Tour ride.
- Day 3 : Visit famous James Bond island. Most travelers visit there because of the movie, “James Bond”. Some parts of the movie recorded in the Phang Nga Bay in Phuket, Thailand in 1974.
Special Note: Among the days, save some evening hours to spend the night life.
If you want some memories to bring home, you can buy lots of souvenirs from the night street stalls. There are lots of customary buying things in there with affordable prices.
Some pictures that I took at night of the street.
Here are some online websites and you can pick suitable packages which suits your itinerary. Phuket Island tour, Tripadvisor, Hotel.com, Phuket tour direct, and Viator is some most recommended websites.