How to Spend An Exciting Day in Phuket

24 Hours of Non-Stop Fun around Phuket

There are so many things to see and do in Phuket that it's quite a challenge to enjoy them all, even if you're staying for a couple of weeks. If you have only 1 day on the island, our guide below fits everything most travellers will do and see during their vacation into just 24 hours.

It's technically possible to follow each of our recommendations – you'll need to rent a motorbike to easily get around the island but beyond that, all you need to do is go with the flow. Get ready for a fun and frantic day in Phuket. Just remember to save the next full day to recover from all the excitement. 

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6am - Sunrise at Khao Rang Viewpoint

Our crazy day in Phuket starts at the crack of dawn at the top of Rang Hill (Khao Rang) to contemplate and photograph the sunrise over Phuket City. Only a few people come here at this hour, so the place is very peaceful – you might witness a beautiful scene of the sun rising from the Andaman Sea. Read more

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6.30am - Spot monks receiving alms in Phuket Old Town

It takes less than 5 minutes by motorbike from Rang Hill to Phuket City's historic district, Phuket Old Town. Once there, you can spot monks in saffron robes roaming around the old streets to receive alms from Thai Buddhists in exchange for a benediction. You'll also see at least 1 assistant with the monks, who carries all the offerings on their behalf. Read more

7am - Enjoy a Thai breakfast on Ranong Road

As you walk around the Old Town, stop by Ranong Road, which is the local transportation and commercial hub of Phuket Town. This bustling area is where the Downtown Market and Public Fresh Market take place every morning. Join the locals for a hearty breakfast of khao tom (boiled rice), iced tea or coffee, and patonko (Thai doughnuts) at the many restaurants and stalls around Ranong Road. Read more

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8am - Go for a para-motoring flight

Head to Pa Khlok Airfield for a really exciting flight experience in Phuket. It takes roughly 20 minutes to get there from Phuket City. You'll need to book an appointment with the professional team at Sky Club Asia, who will take you for a tandem flight above the island aboard a paramotor. Read more

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12pm - Lunch at Dream Beach Club

After your paramotoring flight, it's time to visit Dream Beach Club in Layan Beach for a delicious lunch. This modern and stylish venue offers an all-day and night party atmosphere, with loud beats of contemporary house music by its resident DJ. While the cocktails here are to die for, try not to indulge yourself with too much alcohol as your crazy day in Phuket is far from over. Read more

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2pm - Get inked at @Ink Tattoo Studio Bangtao Beach

If you want to get a permanent souvenir from Phuket, there are plenty of excellent tattoo studios throughout the island. To make this crazy day as realistic as possible, we recommend @Ink Tattoo Studio on Bangtao Beach. It's best if you already have a design in mind, though it's not impossible for your tattoo artist to fashion one on the spot for you.  Read more

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4pm - Go for a few laps at Patong Go-Kart Speedway

After getting your permanent souvenir, it's time for another round of adrenaline rush in Phuket. Patong Go-Kart Speedway is a long-established racing centre at the foot of Patong Hill. You can ride small but powerful go-karts (a 400-cc kart can reach up to 110 km/h) to enjoy a few laps around the 750-metre circuit. Read more

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6pm - Visit Wassa Homemade Bar for sunset views

Take a breather with a well-deserved sundowner at Wassa Homemade Bar in Patong. It's one of the best places to catch the sunset on Phuket’s west coast, offering panoramic views of Patong Bay. After a few drinks and photos, it's time to head back to Phuket Town for dinner. Read more

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8pm - Dinner at Ka Jok See in Phuket Town

Ka Jok See is a long-established venue that's known for offering a unique experience in Phuket Town. The restaurant serves quality Thai dishes and drinks throughout the day, but becomes completely different after 9pm. An insane party kicks off, with shirts thrown off and guests dancing on the tables! Read more

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Midnight - Party at Seduction Nightclub Phuket

There's hardly a better venue than Seduction Nightclub Phuket to (almost) end a crazy day in Phuket. Located on Patong's Bangla Road. there are around 5 venues within the 4-storey complex, each of them with its own atmosphere and music style. Whether you're into hip-hop, house, trance or techno, there’s a style and ambience for everyone to enjoy at Seduction. Read more

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5am – The end of a crazy day in Phuket

After you've danced the night away, it's time to unwind and enjoy some noodle soup at one of the many food stalls along Rat-U-Thit Road (the central strip of Patong). After filling up the belly, you can head back to your hotel and rest after a thrilling day in Phuket. 

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