Phuket Travel Guide: Things to do in Phuket

Phuket Travel Guide: Things to do in Phuket

Are you planning trip to Phuket? And you have no idea what things to do in Phuket you must do?

Phuket, Thailand is the perfect spot for every kind of traveler. Whether you are planning a honeymoon trip, a relaxing trip, want to enjoy the amazing nightlife with thrilling beach activities.

There are lots of things to do in Phuket or from Phuket so it’s hard to choose which things you should to do in your stay in Phuket.

Here we are telling you top things to do in Phuket so you can plan accordingly before starting trip to Phuket, Thailand.

Where to stay in Phuket:

For those who are planning budgeted trip with friends and party on their mind following hotels are perfect for them.

Star hotel Patong:

Star hotel Patong a perfect spot for those who wants to live near beach and want to enjoy night life.

From this hotel, Patong beach is almost one min drive away and Bangla road which is popular for clubs, bars, and nightlife is hardly six min drive.

Star hotel Patong offers many amenities like 24-hours front desk, self-free parking, free WiFi, Air Conditioning, Tours and Tickets assistance and also outdoor pool. Star Hotel Room rates starts from 10 USD.

Patong resort:

This resort is located in the heart of Patong. From this resort Bangla road is 6 min drive away, Patong beach is (0.8 Km) and 3.9 Km from freedom beach.

If you want to do some shopping you can visit JungCeylon shopping center which is 6 min by foot from Patong resort.

This 4-Star hotel offers many amenities like private balcony, Tour/Tickets assistance. Airport transfers, and also you can pamper yourself and get onsite massage service with an amazing view from a garden or terrace. Hotel room rates starts from 31 USD.

Larn park resortel:

Larn Park Resortel a small but a bit luxury hotel.have 20 rooms with private balcony and free WiFi.

This property also offers outdoor pool with other necessary amenities. Room Rates starts from 13 USD.

From this property Patong beach is 3-Min drive away, Karon beach is 3.4 Km and Bangla road is 6 min drive away.

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If you are planning a honeymoon trip or family trip we recommend you to consider the following hotels for calm, relaxation and away from crowd and parties.

Movenpick resort and spa karon beach Phuket:

This 5-star property is perfect for those who are travelling with family, want to spend relaxing time away from crowd.

From this property easily you can go five amazing beaches. Karon beach is 1-min drive away, Kata beach is 9-min, Kata Noi Beach (4.4 Km) and Patong beach is 6.8 Km away.

Movenpick Resort and Spa offers 4 outdoor swimming pools, full spa service (massage, body treatments and facials), water slide, fitness center and other additional features.

This property offers 4 restaurants, coffee shop and 3 bar/Lounges. If you are steak lover so must visit EL Gaucho steakhouse and enjoy Brazilian Cuisine.

Phuket Marriott resort and spa, merlin:

This peaceful property is located at Tri-Trang beach, a perfect 5-star hotel for families and couples.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa is a waterfront resort. Here you can enjoy walking on beach and sun bathing on a private beach.

From this property Tri-Trang beach is 4-min walk away, Freedom beach is 5-min drive, Patong beach is 2.8 Km and Bangla road is 4.2 Km away.

This 5-star property offers 3 outdoor pools, a Spa (where you can pamper yourself), 2 Spa tubs, free WiFi and 6 restaurants including international cuisine at Phuket Coffee Co.

Hotel Room rates starts from 70 USD including breakfast.

Hilton Phuket arcadia resort and spa:

Hilton Phuket is a beachfront resort. This property is perfect for those who like tropical gardens. You can book a room where you can enjoy amazing garden view with golden sand of karon beach.

This property is family-friendly. Offers 5 outdoor pools, outdoor tennis court, waterslide, 2 squash courts, 4 restaurants, 4 bars/lounges. Also you can enjoy drinks in 3 poolside bars.

From this property Karon beach is 5-min walk, Kata beach is 5-min drive, Kata Nai beach is 4.3 Km and Chalong bay is 7.4 Km.

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Where to eat

Phuket is heaven for seafood lovers.

In Phuket you will find many seafood restaurants. Which offers wide range of seafood dishes. Also you can try Thai food dishes.

Phuket is a touristy place, here you can find other options as well according to your taste. Below we are mentioning some restaurants that you must try on your Phuket trip.

Newyork burger and co:

If you are carving for burgers and a burger lover like me. So this place is for you. You can have an old-fashioned American cheeseburger with fries and onion rings.

Restaurant owner is American so you can expect a solid burger here. Newyork Burger and Co. is at Kata road. Expect to Pay THB 250 per person.

Red onion:

Red Onion is popular and one of the best restaurant in Phuket. They offer dishes for every type of tourist.

Here you can have fried spring rolls, Pad Thai, Fried garlic and pepper prawns, and also they offer few dishes of Duck. Like duck with red curry and Thai Duck sesame Seeds.

Kwong shop seafood:

It’s a small and simple restaurant at Tania Road, Kata Beach. Kwong Shop Seafood offers a wide variety of seafood dishes.

Pasha kebab:

If you want to take a break from seafood and local Thai food you can enjoy Middle Eastern dishes in Pasha Kabab. We recommend you to must try their chicken pita kebabs with fries and drink in Just THB 200 per person.

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Explore Phuket local markets:

Malin Plaza Patong:

Melin Plaza a night market in Patong offers a wide variety of souvenirs, beachwear, denim, bags, luggage, and much more at a fair price.

If this your first time in Thailand, so it’s a right place where you can taste Thai local Food. In front of Melin Plaza you will find lots of small food stands. These food stands offers almost anything. Fried chicken, Ice cream, Thai food, Sushi, fresh fruits in cheap price and in good quality.

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Phuket indy night market:

The Phuket Indy market is popular among local teenagers and youngsters. Phuket Indy market a place where you will see a mix of vendors. Here you can do shopping for jeans, shoes, ladies bags and flip-flops, also you can buy custom made souvenirs from artist booths like: portraits, your name on grain of rice in a very low price.

Phuket Indy market is one lane small market at Limelight Avenue Phuket. It will take around 15 to 20 min to explore this whole market.

Phuket walking street:

Every Sunday Phuket Walking street a night market takes over Thalang road. This market also known as Lardyai means (Big Market).

Colorful Portuguese style houses with color changing lights and live musical performances make this market more beautiful.

Phuket walking street market is popular for two things souvenirs and food. Here you will find gift stalls, toy stalls, jewelry stalls, amazing stuff that young local entrepreneur selling like T-shirts and handicrafts.

If you are craving food so there are lots of food stalls that offer BBQ squid, chicken, fruit juices, ice creams, and very popular traditional sweet Khanom.

For party lovers:

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Full moon festival:

Phuket is a heaven for party lovers.

Phuket isn’t just popular for its beautiful beaches. It’s also popular for its nightlife, bars, clubs and crazy beach parties.

Full Moon party in Koh Phangan is one of the largest beach party and well known among every traveler around the world.

In full moon party well known International Djs come to Koh Phangan who perform until sunrise. At the Full moon party you will hear house, techno, trance, and genres like drum and bass, hip hop, and pop.

There is another option of a Full moon party (Not an Original one) for those who are not planning to go to Koh Phangan. Phuket has its own full moon party, it takes place monthly full moon on Paradise beach.

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Baba nest, Panwa:

If you don’t want to dance and hear loud music so head towards Baba Nest, Panwa beach. Baba Nest is an amazing rooftop bar with amazing views.

Baba Nest is a part of Sri Panwa resort. Here you can enjoy drinks with your friends in exclusive environment.

We recommend you to reach Baba Nest before sunset to experience some of the amazing views on the island.

things to do in Phuket

Jaguar ice bar, Patong:

Phuket weather is superhot even in the evening. If you want to enjoy drinks and dance in -30 degrees, so must visit the Jaguar ice bar which is made of Ice, and have drinks in frozen glasses that keep your drinks cool.

This is the only place in Phuket where you need to wear a jacket.

Following are some popular places in Phuket where you can enjoy nightlife with your friends.

Seduction Club, Patong

After Beach, Kata

Catch Beach Club, Bangtao

Brewbridge, Choeng Thale and Patong

Rockin Angels blues café, Phuket town

Slumber Party Pub crawl, Patong

Explore Islands

Phi-phi Island:

James Bond Island:

Krabi forest:

Other activities

Ethical elephant sanctuary:

Atv mangrove jungle and hidden beach

Scuba diving and snorkeling

White water rafting, waterfall trek

Splash jungle Water Park

Rent a motor bike