What to Do in Phuket

Phuket Attractions

Phuket has a fantastic array of attractions. From natural to man-made, from land-based to water activities; there's always something to see and do on Phuket Island. The beauty of it all is that these wonders are all within a short driving or sailing distance from each other.

Whatever you want out of a holiday, you will find it on Phuket. There are weird and wonderful museums, remarkable religious and cultural structures, exotic shows, vibrant nightlife and some beautiful beaches on which to enjoy the soft white sand, tropical surf and the amazing scenery.

For an action-packed and unforgettable holiday in the tropics, you just cannot beat Phuket.

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    10 Best Things to Do in Phuket

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  • Rainy Day Activities in Phuket

    10 Rainy Day Activities

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  • 7 Best Islands around Phuket

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  • Phuket Secret Beaches

    6 Phuket Secret Beaches

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  • 5 Best Snorkelling Beaches in Phuket

    5 Best Snorkelling Beaches

    Take a deep breath and lazily dive down into this magical kingdom and you’ll come as close to aquatic paradise as you’ll 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»

  • Bangla Road

    Bangla Road (updated)

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  • 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»

  • Old Phuket Town Houses

    Old Phuket Town A-Z

    The streets of Old Phuket Town are lined with 100-year-old shop-houses, restaurants, guesthouses, gold shops, art Read More»

  • Phuket Fantasea show

    Phuket Fantasea

    Phuket Fantasea is the island's biggest show. With trapeze artists, a cast of hundreds, performing elephants and an 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»

  • Phi Phi Islands

    Phi Phi Islands

    The Phi Phi islands are some of the loveliest in Southeast Asia. Just a 45-minute speedboat trip or a 90-minute 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»

  • James Bond Island

    James Bond Island

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Phi Phi Island Speedboat Excursion

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James Bond & Beyond Tour

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  • Best Things to Do with Family in Phuket

    11 Best Family Things to Do in Phuket

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  • Best Things to Do with Kids in Phuket

    11 Best Things FOR KIDS To Do in Phuket

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  • Songkran Festival in Phuket

    Songkran Festival

    Songkran Festival is the traditional Thai New Year celebrated in April. Families and friends gather to sprinkle Read More»

  • Loy Krathong

    Loy Krathong

    Loy Krathong, Thailand's 'festival of lights'. Held yearly, on the evening of the 12th lunar month, it is the time when Read More»

  • Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2017

    A colourful event held over a nine-day period in the ninth lunar month, this celebrates the abstinence from meat and Read More»

  • Kata Viewpoint

    Kata Viewpoint

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  • Phromthep Cape

    Promthep Cape

    Promthep Cape is the island's most photographed and perhaps best-known location. The view from the cape is like a huge Read More»

  • Windmill Viewpoint

    Windmill Viewpoint

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  • Phuket Scuba Diving

    Phuket Scuba Diving

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  • Diving for the first time in Phuket

    Diving for the first time in Phuket

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  • Phuket Dive Sites Overview

    Phuket Dive Sites Overview

    Thailand's great diving has long been kept somewhat of a secret from the world. Residents of Southeast Asia and those Read More»

  • Snorkeling in Phuket

    Snorkelling in Phuket

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  • Phuket Spas

    Spas in Phuket

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  • Thai Cooking Classes in Phuket

    Thai Cooking Classes

    Thai cuisine is becoming more popular, and there's no better way to learn the art of Thai cooking than with some local Read More»

  • Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

    Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

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  • Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

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  • Peranakan Phuket Museum

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  • Surf House Patong Beach

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  • Rawai Park Kids Club Phuket

    Rawai Park Kids Club Phuket

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Top 10 by Areas

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    Top 10 Phuket Town Attractions

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  • Top 10 Kata Attractions

    Top 10 Kata Attractions

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Phuket Attractions Guide

  • Phuket Beaches

    Amazing Beaches of Phuket

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  • Phuket Island Temples

    All Temples of Phuket

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  • All Attractions in Phuket - from A to Z

    All Attractions in Phuket

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  • Phuket Festivals and Events

    Phuket Events & Festivals

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  • Phuket National Parks

    National Parks & Nature

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  • Viewpoints in Phuket

    Phuket Viewpoints

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  • Phuket Zoo and Animal Parks

    Phuket Zoo and Gardens

    Phuket Zoo, on Soi Phalai off Chao Fa East Rd, near Chalong, houses a wide variety of species in the animal kingdom, Read More»

  • Phuket Museums

    Phuket Museums

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  • Fresh Markets in Phuket

    Fresh Markets in Phuket

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