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  • Angela Mona

Phuket : The Ultimate Island Getaway


Phuket is a popular vacation destination known for its many white sandy beaches, such as Patong, Kata, and Karon.


The island is also conveniently located near other tropical islands like Phi Phi Island. In addition to its stunning beaches, Phuket is also famous for its limestone cliffs in Phang Nga Bay, such as the iconic James Bond Island.


There’s no doubt that Phuket is considered to be one of the top travel beach vacation destinations in Thailand, if not the world. It is the largest island in the country located in the Andaman Sea that offers a ton of things to do from the rich culture of the Old Town to the abundance pristine beaches around the island.


Best Time to visit?


The best time to visit Phuket is between November and April when weather conditions are ideal for beach activities such as swimming and boating. During this time, the beach is calm and sunny, making it perfect for all kinds of beach activities.

The wet season runs from May to October, when the south-west monsoon brings higher levels of rainfall and humidity. Although accommodation prices are much lower during this time of year, the water conditions can be dangerous.







Most popular beaches to visit ?


  • Patong Beach - This is by far the most popular beach in Phuket, maybe even in all of Thailand. It’s a great place for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

  • Kata Beach - A beautiful, one-and-a-half-kilometer long beach that attracts a diverse crowd.

  • Karon Beach - A long stretch of white sand that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

  • Bang Tao Beach - A beautiful beach that’s great for swimming and sunbathing.

  • Surin Beach - A beautiful beach that’s great for swimming and sunbathing.








Things to do in Phuket ?


  1. Visit Wat Chalong - The biggest and most popular Buddhist temple in Phuket.

  2. Hike to the Karon Viewpoint - A great place to watch the sunset.

  3. Explore Phuket Old Town - A mix of Chinese, Portuguese, and Thai architecture with well-preserved shophouses, mansions, and shrines.

  4. Experience the Phuket Weekend Night Market - A great place to try local food and buy souvenirs.

  5. Parasail over Patong Beach - A fun activity for those who love adventure.

  6. Admire the Big Buddha - A 45 meters high statue.

  7. Visit the Elephant Sanctuary


Conclusion


Phuket has amazing beaches, delicious Thai food, island hopping opportunities, great nightlife, incredible landscapes, warm weather all year round and beautiful temples. The island has a fusion of amazing features with Thai culture being quite dominant in most areas of the city. Phuket Town delights with its eye-opening museums, Peranakan cooking, Chinese shrines and historic mansions and shophouses done in characteristic Sino-Portuguese style.

Phuket is a place with a mix of great cultures. The serene environment, sparkling tides and vibrant seashore give a cool and calm effect to make your visit special.








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