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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    10 Rainy Day Activities

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  • Phuket Secret Beaches

    6 Phuket Secret Beaches

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    5 Best Snorkelling Beaches

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Bangla Road

Bangla Road (updated)

Soi Bangla awakens when the sun sets. That's when Patong's liveliest party zone becomes closed to traffic and ready for 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...

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

James Bond Island is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. It first found its way onto the international tourist mapThe. Read More...

Phi Phi Island Speedboat Excursion

John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay

James Bond & Beyond Tour

10 Best Tours for Families in Phuket

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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

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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...

Kata Viewpoint

Kata Viewpoint

Kata-Karon Viewpoint is one of the most frequented viewpoints in Phuket. From here, it is possible to take in views of Read More...

Windmill Viewpoint

Windmill Viewpoint

Windmill Viewpoint is located between Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches in South Phuket. Not far from Cape Phromthep, it has 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

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  • Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

    Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

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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

Top 10 Patong Attractions

10 Best Things to Do in Patong

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Top 10 Phuket Town Attractions

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

Discover how Phuket celebrates its culture, including the Vegetarian FestivalLoy KrathongSongkran Read More...

Phuket National Parks

National Parks & Nature

Cast away those big-city worries and explore the island's green bits. National parks, waterfalls, gibbon rehabilitation Read More...

Viewpoints in Phuket

Phuket Viewpoints

Whether it's a sunset-watching spot, a 360-degree panorama of the south of the island, a vista from the top of Phuket Read More...

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

Phuket is steeped in history. From ancient times the island has been on well-established trade routes and thus Read More...

Fresh Markets in Phuket

Fresh Markets in Phuket

There's a saying that if you really want to get to know a country, you should visit its local markets. In Thailand you Read More...

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