If you're looking for luxury in Phuket, the surrounding islands are full of amazing sights and experiences, but it’s very easy for memorable tours to be ruined by low-quality, overcrowded transport to and from them. As with most things, the more you’re willing to spend on a Phuket tour, the better your experience will be. It must be said, though, that Thailand’s generally low cost for pretty much everything means that you don’t need to splash too much cash to enjoy breathtaking sights and attractions in comfort and style.
The following tours are those which focus first and foremost on providing a high-quality experience, ideal for those who want to get the most out of their time in Phuket and for whom money is not a major concern. This includes private tours to popular destinations as well as experiences which would be out of reach to those travelling on a shoestring.
John Gray’s Hong by Starlight with Sea Kayaking & Loy FloatingTour Duration: 10hrs
Enjoy an afternoon kayaking in sea caves in Phang Nga Bay with an experienced guide, including limestone caves and hidden lagoons discovered by John Gray in 1989. Eat a delicious seafood buffet and cap off the evening by floating a handmade flower Kratong in a natural light show.
Get picked up at mid-day in an air-conditioned minivan and enjoy a nutritious lunch aboard a twin-engine boat. Get a briefing about the natural and geological sites of Phang Nga Bay, and how to navigate its caves. Read More...
Afternoon Boat Cruise with Canoeing & DinnerTour Duration: 6hrs
Explore the vibrant scenery of Phang Nga from aboard the Ayodhaya, a beautiful wooden "junk boat" offering plenty of deck space for soaking up magnificent views. Cruise the Phang Nga Bay's idyllic waters, enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner, and cool off in serene, turquoise water.
After you're picked up from your hotel and driven to Leam Sai Pier, step aboard the Ayodhaya and admire its elegant wooden construction and mighty sails. Set off onto the sparkling waters of Phang Nga Bay and have your camera ready for some of the most striking coastal scenery you've ever seen. Light Thai snacks are served as you kick back and relax on the deck.
You soon have the opportunity to join an expert paddler and explore the Koh Panak and Koh Hong Islands in a canoe. These tiny isles feature sea caves and jagged rocks that are best observed from the water. You can either let a guide paddle, or try your hand at navigating the canoe yourself. Read More...
Similan Islands Excursion by SpeedboatTour Duration: 8hrs
Discover breathtaking sights and diverse marine life in the beautiful Similan Islands. Enjoy a day in the splendor of one of the world's top diving and snorkeling sites, with clear blue water, rich coral, colorful marine life, and sandy beaches.
Enjoy pickup from your hotel and travel to the Thuplamu pier in the Phang Nga Province. Pick out your snorkeling gear after you meet your friendly guide and take a speedboat ride to the beautiful Similan Islands.
Appreciate the scenery as you make your way to your first snorkeling spot at Koh Payu. Spend some time at the beach and explore the underwater world before proceeding to the pristine Princess Bay. Stop for a lunch break with authentic Thai cuisine on the serene sandy beach of Princess Bay. Read More...
Speedboat Adventure to Phi Phi Islands & Bamboo IslandTour Duration: 9hrs 30min
Take a speedboat tour through the Phi Phi Islands and be enchanted by their utter beauty. Turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and natural treasures tucked away into caves and coves add to the allure of the islands as you explore spots like Viking Cave, Loh Samah Bay, and Bamboo Island.
Transfer from your hotel to a speedboat the Phuket pier and let your guide take you cruising out into the water. Glide past the Camel Rock at Nui Bay, named for its peculiar shape, and make a stop at Monkey Beach, where you can swim in calm turquoise waters or look for friendly monkeys ambling along shore. Next, continue past Viking Cave to see the many swiftlet nests nestled into its rocky walls, and arrive at Pileh Cove for a chance to take a dip surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs. Read More...
Private 8-Hour Customized TourTour Duration: 8hrs
Create your own tour through Phuket on an outing that lets you build the perfect experience to suit your tastes. With transportation right from your hotel, a private vehicle, and a professional guide, you can pick out your ideal destinations, make your own schedule, and see the city just the way you want.
Your driver picks you up from your hotel in the morning, and from there your itinerary is up to you. If you want some great views of the city, your driver can bring you to the Phuket View Point for a look at the famous beaches of Kata, Karon, and Patong, or visit Promthep Cape for a terrific panorama of the little islands that lie in the Andaman Sea. Read More...
Private Phuket Island Afternoon Tour & Rum Tasting SessionTour Duration: 5hrs
Get a personal introduction to the life on Phuket that lies away from the usual tourist spots in the city. This private tour pairs you with an insightful guide for a look at the better-kept secrets of Phuket Island, from a taste of locally brewed rum to a scenic vantage where you can admire the sunset.
Your outing starts with a ride from your hotel and into the outskirts of the city. Stop at a local cashew nut plantation and a factory that processes one of the island's most abundant crops, and see how the rich soil and tropical weather help these plants to thrive. Next, head to the Chalong Rum distillery, a little-known establishment where you can get an up-close look at the process of rum production and bottling, and then try out some of the product for yourself.
As evening nears, your guide leads you to the second-largest hill on Phuket Island, where you get a terrific vantage over the western shores and the Andaman Sea. Watch as the sun lights up the horizon before you begin the ride back to your hotel.
Oasis Spa Relaxation & TreatmentTour Duration: 1hr+
Experience the essence of tranquility with a signature treatment at the luxurious Oasis Spa in Phuket. Discover a wellspring of pleasure at this rejuvenating destination that offers customized treatments to relieve tension and eliminate stress, as well as a jacuzzi and steam bath to enjoy.
Enter the Oasis Spa and drop into an unrivaled state of bliss. Arrive a few minutes early to relax in the spa's serene open spaces, soaking up aromas tinged with soft floral notes. Then, enjoy your signature treatment, reveling in a truly restorative experience. Allow your masterful practitioner to fully eliminate muscle stiffness and distress, contributing to a sense of holistic health and well-being.
Before bidding the delightful spa farewell, take a plunge in the jacuzzi, appreciating the way the powerful jets soothe your body and mind. Or, duck into the steam room, noting the faint hint of eucalyptus as you sweat out toxins. Finally, emerge feeling reinvigorated and ready to take on the day. Read More...
Half-Day Cooking Lesson at Blue Elephant Cooking SchoolTour Duration: 4hrs
The Blue Elephant Cooking Class is part of the well-known Blue Elephant Restaurant in Phuket, and is the place to come if you want to learn how to cook traditional Thai dishes with a range of knowledgeable and seasoned local instructors.
Classes here begin at either 08:45 or 13:30 and run from three to five hours, depending on the type of class you choose. The morning class comes with a trip to the nearby market, where you can learn all about local ingredients and how they are used in Thai cookery. If you choose the afternoon class, this does not come with a market tour, but you will get to learn all about the theory of Thai flavours and cooking techniques. Read More...
Fine Dining Experience at La Gritta Restaurant in Amari PhuketTour Duration: 5hrs
La Gritta is without doubt one of the most romantic restaurants in Phuket. Located at the Amari Phuket at the southern end of Patong Bay. La Gritta Italian Restaurant features a superb contemporary design throughout its two distinct areas respectively named: La Gritta, the restaurant itself which includes both indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor dining areas; and La Gritta Terrace – a cosy, modern lounge partially open-air on the second floor.
The two areas have stunning views over Patong Bay and offer a unique place for a gourmet dinner under the stars with the sound of the waves on the shore and the cool sea breeze refreshing the atmosphere and offering the ultimate tropical dinner. Read More...
Private Introduction to BuddhismTour Duration: 5hrs
Discover the local temples of Wat Luangpoo Supha, Wat Chalong, and Phuket Big Buddha on your private half-day tour. Learn the foundations and techniques that have been introduced by the master of meditation, and also partake in the Thai Buddhism rituals.
From your hotel, travel to the gorgeous Wat Luangpoo Supha, one of the three most important temples in Phuket. Built by Luang Pu Supha, the famous master of Thai Buddhism meditation, listen as your guide gives you an insight story about this temple, its founder, and even meditation techniques similar to those taught by Mahasi Sayadaw, based on Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Read More...