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What to do in Phuket
Phuket's numerous beaches are perfect for a relaxing beach holiday, and there's plenty to do - other than relaxing! Most of the resorts offer a good range of water sports, and diving is particularly good in the surrounding area. Phuket Town makes an interesting visit for a slice of Thai life away from the beaches. There's excellent shopping in Phuket Town and in the main beach resorts - and don't forget the fabulous Thai food!
Where to stay in Phuket
Stay in the lively beach resort of Patong for a fun filled holiday with great evening entertainment. Nearby beach resorts such at Kata and Karon are more peaceful options for relaxing beach holidays in Phuket, but with easy access to Patong's nightlife. Elsewhere on the island, more peaceful locations offer Phuket's wonderful white sand beaches, and are perfect for a truly relaxing holiday. The renowned Laguna Resort Phuket offers five hotels of excellent standards and is a great family option. There's an impressive range of hotels available, from great value options to five star luxury. Standards of hotels tend to be very good, and a warm welcome is assured.
Holiday ideas to Phuket
Beach holidays in Phuket can be combined with time elsewhere in Thailand or combining Phuket with other parts of the Far East. A twin centre package holiday combining Bangkok and Phuket works extremely well, or a multi centre holiday combining Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket gives a great view of Thailand. It's also possible to combine Phuket and Singapore or Phuket and Hong Kong - most things are possible!
The island of Phuket is Thailand's most visited resort - and for good reason. This beautiful island has numerous white sand beaches interspersed with magnificent headlands, while the lush interior is hilly and varied. The area around Phuket has some stunning scenery and some undiscovered corners. Made famous by films such as 'The Man with the Golden Gun' and 'The Beach', the coastline in the region is spectacular.
Getting to Phuket
Arrival airport Phuket
Transfer time approx 10-60 minutes
Phuket airport has regular flights from other parts of Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui, plus services to other Far East destinations such as Singapore, Hong Kong and and Kuala Lumpur. There are also direct flights to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. From the UK most services operate via Bangkok, which is served by a number of airlines from around the UK. Direct flights operate from Heathrow, with indirect services from a host of airlines from all major UK airports.
Time difference GMT +7
Currency Thai Baht
Entry details & general advice (for British nationals) a visa is not required for stays of up to 30 days (when arriving by air). Passports need at least 6 months validity from your date of entry. While planning your holiday and before you depart check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk.
Karen, your guide to Phuket from Escape Worldwide.
“Phuket is a great place for everyone - there’s really lively areas, really quiet areas and in between areas!”
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