Phuket is the most visited island in Thailand and one of the most visited in Southeast Asia. There are plenty of things and activities that you can do during your stay in Phuket. In this article, we will be highlighting the top things to do in Phuket and the recommended places that you should visit during your stay on the island.
1. Phi Phi Island Tour
According to Royal Vacation, a Leading destination Management Company and Tour Operator in Thailand, a Tour to Phi Phi island is one of the most recommended tours to do during your stay in Phuket. There are boats operating on a daily basis from Phuket to Phi Phi island to enjoy a full day trip at Phi phi and its surroundings.
During the tour, you will have the chance to enjoy snorkeling in the crystal clear waters and watch the beautifully colored corals and fishes. You will also visit the famous Maya Bay, where “the Beach” movie was filmed. In addition to the above, you will also visit the Monkey beach, where you can meet the monkeys swimming and relaxing by the beach, you can also feed them and play with them.
Some of the Tours combine Phi phi and Maya bay with other beautiful islands as well such as Bamboo island and Khai island.
Several types of boats are operating to Phi Phi islands. You can go to Phi Phi by speed boat, Cruise, or a Ferry Boat.
2. James Bond Island
James bond island is located in Phang Nga bay in the north eastern side of Phuket. This island became famous since the famous James bond movie “No time to die” was filmed in there.
There are boat trips operating daily from Phuket to James bond island. You can visit james bond by either longtail boat or speed boat. During the tour, you will have the chance to visit local muslim villages located in Phangnga bay and learn about their local culture, Enjoying kayaking under the caves and see the bats in their natural habitat, and swimming and snorkeling around the island.
There are some programs that combine James bond island with other Safari experiences in Phangnga area such as Waterfalls visits, Elephant Trekking and ATV Experiences.
3. White Water Rafting
If you are looking to enjoy an Outdoor adventure while staying in Phuket, then a Full day Safari trip including white water rafting experience will be a perfect choice for you. There are many programs available for white water rafting, The most popular one is combining 5 kilometers of white water rafting, waterfall visit, Ziplining, ATV Experience and elephant trekking. This tour lasts for about 9 to 10 hours from the time of Hotel pick up till hotel drop off.
4. Phuket Island City tour
There are many things that you can see in Phuket island itself. Therefore, Joining a Full Day City tour covering all the main highlights of Phuket is one of the most recommended things to do during your stay on the island.
Some of the Main highlights that you should consider visiting in this city tour are Wat Chalong temple, which is the largest temple in Phuket, the Big Buddha statue, which is located on top of the highest hill in Phuket, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the island. In addition to the above, you can also visit Phuket old town and see the old building (Also called Sino Portuguese), and several viewpoints including Karon view Point and Prompthep Cape viewPoint.
5. Phuket Fantasea Show
Phuket Fantasea is one of the best Performances that you can attend not only in Phuket, but all around Thailand. This show is performed by humans and elephants, it’s a traditional show explaining Thailand’s history and culture in a light way. During your visit to Phuket Fantasea, you can also enjoy a Delicious dinner in one of the largest Restaurants in Phuket offering a wide variety of food in an international open Buffet.
Phuket Fantasea is Located in Kamala beach, therefore i’ts very easy to reach it. However, if you are staying on another beach away from Kamala, you can buy the package including roundtrip transportation to your hotel.
6. Visit the Tiger Kingdom
There is a Place in Phuket called the Tiger Kingdom where you can find tigers of all ages. You can consider this place as a Small zoo that only hosts tigers. You can visit the Tiger Kingdom for a half day, Walk around and take a close look at these big cats, you will also be able to take personal photos with the well trained tigers. Packages differ based on the age of the tigers you want to take photos with.
7. Water Activities at Patong Beach
Same as any other beach destination around the world, in Phuket, especially in Patong, you can enjoy many water activities such as Jet Skiing, Parasailing or renting a Small boat to go around. Make sure to negotiate and agree about the price with the Operator before going to such an activity to avoid any misunderstanding or any sort of possible scam.
8. Renting a Scooter in Phuket
Renting a Scooter in Phuket is a common thing that foreigners visiting the island enjoy to do for many reasons. First of all, by renting a scooter, you will be able to save a lot of transportation expenses as the transportation Prices in Phuket are very high. Another reason is that it’s really enjoyable to rent a scooter and drive around an amazing tropical island surrounded by mountains from one side and the beach from another side. However, you need to be very cautious while riding the Scooter in Phuket especially if it’s raining, and also it’s not recommended to drive in the Main highways of the island as the roads are sharply curved in some areas.
9. Take a Private Longtail boat to Coral island
One of the most amazing things that you should consider doing when in Phuket is renting a Private Longtail boat from Rawai beach to go to Coral island or Banana Beach and Spend the day in a less crowded beach with crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. There is no fixed price for the longtail boats, however, you can negotiate to make sure you get the best Possible Price.