The weather in Phuket in December is almost exclusively warm and sunny as the high season begins in earnest, with only a few last signs of the rainy season which preceded it. Rainfall is back down to a mere 50.8mm and only about eight in the month experiencing relatively light showers, mostly at night. With so little rain, humidity also drops sharply to just 68%. Gentle breezes from the east cool down the 27.6°C (81.7°F) temperatures without ruffling the calm 28°C (82°F) seas. As this marks the beginning of the high season, expect crowds at the major attractions and hotel and flight prices to begin to rise, particularly in the run-up to New Year.
- Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
- Coral & Racha Islands Full-Day Tour
- Whitewater Rafting & 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure
- Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park
- Flying Hanuman Ziplining Experience
- Canoeing Excursion in Phang Nga Bay with Thai Buffet Lunch
- Introduction to City Tour
- John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
Things to Do in Phuket in December
10 Best Beach Resorts in Phuket
The best beach resorts in Phuket are the promise of an unforgettable seaside holiday. With so many excellent beaches and resorts in Phuket, it was never going to be an easy task to enumerate the best amongst them and the debate over the order has been furious. Whilst we don't have an exact formula, many different factors have been taken into account such as the quality of the sand on the beaches, the intimacy of the beaches, the facilities and uniqueness of the hotel, the clarity and colour of the sea and the snorkelling and water sports potential, amongst others.
A stay at any of the best Phuket beach resorts we have selected is sure to be a memorable experience of luxury, comfort and relaxation. You are sure to enjoy an unbeatable holiday with breath-taking views, fresh sea breezes and the gentle lapping of the Andaman Sea at your toes.
5 Best Snorkelling Beaches in Phuket
The best places to snorkel in Phuket are often found a short distance from some of the island’s 36 fantastic beaches, making them conveniently accessible and making snorkelling a great addition to a relaxing day by the sea. That does not mean that all 36 offer the same perfect clear waters and wondrous marine habitats, however, which is why we have compiled this list of the 5 Best Snorkelling Beaches in Phuket.
These are the places where you can drift past anemones, parrot fish, various types of coral and the dancing shafts of golden sunlight. Take a deep breath and kick down the few short metres to take a closer look at this rarely-seen underwater world, which is easily explored thanks to Phuket’s warm and clean waters, its lively marine ecosystems and these five fantastic beaches.
7 Best Islands around Phuket
Southern Thailand is gifted by the presence of an astonishing number of islands off its coasts. From tiny rocks to inhabitable larger pieces of land emerging from the surface of the Andaman Sea, islands – and above all, tropical islands – have always been perceived positively in our collective imagination. The sensation of freedom, escaping from the crowd, and exoticism are some of the reasons why tropical islands are so popular nowadays.
Phuket – the largest island in Thailand – still offers the sensations mentioned above, but its fast development through the last 20 years undoubtedly made it lose some of its idyllic atmosphere; nevertheless, many smaller islands around Phuket still offer a real feeling of evasion from our modern world. Discover below the best islands around Phuket, each of which has its own personality and is certainly worth a visit if you come by Phuket.