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Phuket is a veritable mine of activities, sights to see, places to go, restaurants to try out and nightlife to be explored. The whole of the island's west coast is lined with exotic and memorable beaches while Patong is one big party town with one aim - to have as much fun as possible. You can explore the neighbouring islands and provinces as they're all within easy reach and are wonderlands of jungle, with raging rivers and majestic limesone crags. So have a great time exploring the many fun facets of Phuket.
Check out the 'Must See' list, along with a brief weather summary, Phuket's Top Ten Tours, our Beaches Guide, Phuket Activities, a visit to Phi Phi Island, Phuket Nightlife and a visit to Patong's infamous Bangla Road. Also check out our guide to Patong's Go Go Bars as well as a little something about the fascinating world of Ladyboys.
Be it far from us to tell you what to do in Phuket but there are some gems that you really should not miss out on seeing while on your visit here, and we don't mean the kind sold at the jewellers… Phuket's great advantage is that there's always something to do on and off the island whether it's raining or shining. Here are our Top Ten 'Must See' choices, built on popular vote. If you only get through half of these destinations you'll have had an unforgettable holiday. Go for it. Read More...0
Phuket has a tropical monsoon climate. It's warm all year 'round, but the two periods of April-May and September-October are the hottest. The September-October period is also the wettest. The hottest time is from April through May, with temperatures ranging from 80F to 95F (27C to 36C). There are frequent short heavy thundery showers, offering welcome relief from the temperature and humidity. The Thai New Year occurs (Songkran Festival) on April 13th and everyone sprinkles (or throws) cool water on each other. No wonder! Read More...0
Phuket has so much to see, visit and experience that it takes a good tactician to take it all in and plan ahead. Introducing Phuket.com's Top Ten Tours. Here you'll have a preview of the hottest tours available with a brief description of what they're about. From elephants at FantaSea to playing the same green as Tiger Woods to dining on a Chinese junk, it's all here and much, much more. Enjoy! Read More...0
Few islands can boast of such an abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket. The winding coastal roads along the west coast of this 540-square-km island offer stunning views and easy access to some of the world's finest beaches. Whether one wants to sample the frenetic pace of Patong or find solitude on a remote stretch of sand in the north, Phuket's beaches have it all for the sun seeker. Read More...0
Any time of year, rain or shine, you're spoilt for choice in Phuket. With an abundance of beaches, parks and forests to explore, a rich history and culture to discover, and fantastic dining and nightlife choices, the only thing you'll find lacking is the time to see all that the island has to offer. The range of activities in Phuket continues to grow in sophistication and variety, offering visitors of all budgets, tastes, ages and abilities something to enjoy. Read More...0
Phi Phi Island is Thailand's island-superstar. It's been in the movies. It's the topic of conversation for travelers all over Thailand. For some, it's the only reason to touchdown in Phuket. Even with all the hype, it doesn't disappoint. Phi Phi's beauty is a large chunk of the allure. The islands, when approached by boat, rise from the sea like a fortress. Sheer cliffs tower overhead, then give way to beach-fronted jungle. It's love at first sight. Read More...0
For many the sun, the beach and partying goes hand in hand. Phuket's reputation as a partying hotspot is well deserved with an international crowd of revelers . Go Go Bars, ladyboys cabaret shows, discos and clubs, live bands and jazz features highly as our guide will tell... Read More...0
Like all night owls, Soi Bangla awakens when the sun sets. That's when Patong's liveliest party zone becomes closed to traffic and ready for action! Famous for its raunchy nightlife, Bangla goes all out to entertain with girls, beers and music that increases in volume as the moon rises. Jammed most nights year round, it's actually totally unthreatening and lively place to walk around as bars compete for customers. Read More...0
Patong’s A Go-Go bars are the main reason some people head there in the first place – they feature sexy, scantily-clad young girls swaying to the music. A Go-Go bars aren't the raunchy circuses they used to be but they still provide plenty to look at. According to Thai law, total nudity is banned but in some establishments these rules are often bent, if not outright ignored. Read More...0
Along Bangla Road many bars don't open before 21:00. The official closing time is 02:00 and in recent years the authorities have cracked down on places operating later, but it's still possible to find places open until 05:00 - 06:00. Just ask around at the bars to find the late-night venues. But remember that these places are circumventing the law, so there is a chance that they will be raided by police, with patrons facing ID checks and urine tests for drugs. Read More...