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  • The largest Island in Thailand; Phuket is a mesmerizing concoction of holistic pleasures, rich culture, lip-smacking food, and diving. Of all the overrated places in the world, there are some of the divinely places to visit in Phuket. The pristine white-sand beaches that encircle the western and the southern coasts, luxury and signature spas followed by some top-notch, star-graded hotels are what pulls in tonnes of people all across the year. 

    The beaches are all distinct in its appeal; from the plush Surin resorts to family-friendly Rawai and the much-crazed sin-city of Patong to Ao Bang Thao, the island is a treat for the backpacker soul. Phuket tourist attractions are anything but a treat to your eyes and your mind. The culturally-blooming Phuket Town’s east-coast capital, followed by the national parks and amazing wildlife sanctuaries in the northern part of the island lends some unbridled experiences to your eager soul. 

    The famed Big Buddha of 45-m sitting pretty on the Nakkerd Hills, in the northwestern part of Chalong circle can be clearly seen from the island, and almost instantaneously fills your mind with unwavering peace. Island’s most famous Hat Bang Thao, on the other hand, is Phuket’s much loved the longest beach which paradisial slices of sun-drenched sand, upmarket resorts and affordable bungalows where you can halt by to experience the thrill.

    When on the island, there are some soul-stirring places to see in Phuket that cannot be missed. The island itself takes pride in being home to an ancient historical town that offers mind-blowing viewpoints oozes with cultural significance.  The neighbouring islands, on the other hand, are famous across the globe; Phi Phi islands, Phang Nga Bay for instances. The Similan Island, on the other hand, is bracketed by divinely clear skies and serene beaches. 

    Phuket’s night markets come alive post nightfall and brim with some beautiful souvenirs at unimaginable prices. The local markets are also worth the visit for their delicious road-side food stalls, street music and dance that insist you to groove and hum. That’s not all, here are some to-visit places in Phuket which demand to be visited and experienced.

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  • 01Phuket Aquarium

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    One of the best tourist attractions in Phuket, Phuket Aquarium is the place where you can see the diverse marine life at its best. There are more than a thousand varieties of colourful, tropical fish and other exotic marine life. The aquarium has various sections such as streams, mangroves, coral reefs and even deep sea! It is one of the best Thailand tourist places to visit.

    Each of these has been adorned with the particular variety of wildlife that you will find in that area.The exhibits are vibrant, lively and interactive and indeed a pleasure to watch for young and old alike, no wonder then that it attracts more than 300,000 visitors per year. It is located at the southernmost tip of the Cape Panwa and is surrounded by breathtaking scenic beauty.

    Location: Mueang Phuket District

    Timings: Open daily, 08:30 AM  – 6:00 PM

    Price: The approximate price for an adult is 100 THB and for a child  50 THB

  • 02James Bond Island

    James Bond Island
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    A popular landmark in Phang Nga Bay, James Bond crawled all the way to the global map, through its role and presence in the legendary James Bond movie.
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  • 03Phi Phi Island

    Phi Phi Island is the most popular tourist attraction in Thailand. The Phi Phi Islands consist of six islands. The major ones being Phi Phi Don, which hosts the bohemian town of Phi Phi Islands, and Phi Phi Leh with Maya Bay. It is amongst the famous places to see in Phuket.

    Phi Phi Islands are famous for its limestone cliffs rising sheer out of the emerald green waters, white powdery beaches and its many coral reefs offering great diving and snorkelling. In your bucket list of places to visit in Thailand Phi Phi Island should be on the top.

    Highlights
    : This island is popular for sightseeing, swimming, and snorkelling. Tourists can also visit Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Cove, Viking Cave and Monkey Beach.

    Getting There
    : The Phi Phi islands are located about 48 Km southeast from Phuket, 42 km south from Krabi Town and 40 km from Ao Nang Beach. You can reach the island within 3 hours depending on the type of boat you choose. Boats leave from Phuket, Ao Nang and the Chao Far Pier in Krabi Town on a daily basis.
  • 04The Tiger Kingdom

    The Tiger Kingdom is a great combination of tourism with wildlife preservation. The preservation provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with several Indochinese tigers of varying ages and sizes that have been raised by hand in captivity since birth.

    The vicinity also boasts facilities to camp for the night with several amenities. It is amongst the best places to visit in Thailand.

    Location:  Located right next to the Go?Kart track in Kathu at the foot of Patong Hill.

    Things to Keep in Mind: Before entering the visitors are asked to leave the belongings outside in a locker, remove your shoes and wash hands.

    Timings: Open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.

    Price: The approximate entrance fee is around 800 Baht.
  • 05Raya Island

    Raya Island
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    Racha or Raya Island is up for craze amongst travellers for its superbly-amazing snorkelling and diving day trip destinations and is also one of the best places to visit in Phuket.
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  • 06Cruise to Phang Nga Islands

    Cruise to Phang Nga Islands
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    Cruise to Phang Nga Islands offers you with sightings of the creative nature-made rock formations, followed by the hidden lagoons and fishing villages.
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  • 07Visit Khao Rang Hill View Point

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    When it comes to enjoying tranquillity and harmonious natural environment then one of the best places to visit in Phuket is Khao Rang Hill View Point. Based in the northwestern side of the city this summit is the second highest in Phuket. Covered with verdant greenery, the location promises unparallel fascinating views of the city, the southeastern coast and also the gigantic Phuket Big Buddha.

    Apart from scenic brilliance one can visit Wat Khao Rang, a Buddhist temple with a big golden Buddha statue in it. It is a popular Phuket sightseeing spot. For having an excellent eatery in this lovely ambience one can refer to the three food joints available here. Tung Ka Cafe and Khao Rang Breeze are positioned at the top of the hill with magnificent panoramic views of the area.

    Apart from this one can also try Phuket View which is based on the way to the top, known for its delicious cuisine. 
  • 08Bang Tao Beach

    Immerse in the munificence of nature and enjoy the luxuries of Asia’s largest resort complex, Laguna Phuket, in Phuket’s largest beach of Bang Tao. The beautiful stretch of land goes up to four miles and has some of the luxurious resorts with facilities like spas, pools, golf course and restaurants. It is amongst the best places to see in Phuket.

    Located between the airport and Patong Beach, this beach line is one of the best places to visit in Phuket and is the largest in the island. Laguana Phuket provides the ultimate luxuries to tourists. A shuttle boat circles the 5 resorts inside the complex which you can board to move around.

    The restaurants serve delicious cuisine to indulge your taste buds. Swim around in the beach, walk on the warm stretch of sand and enjoy the luxuries of the resort complex.

    Highlights: Spend the leisure time on trendy beach clubs in the tropical backdrop, practice wakeboarding, enjoy golfing, go for horseback riding or elephant trekking or go for sea kayaking exploration.

  • 09Karon Beach

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    Karon features the third longest beach on Phuket Island. Located on the west coast, between Patong to the north and Kata (with which it shares a common municipality) to the south, Karon Beach is the second favourite tourist attraction in Phuket.

    Karon Beach road is ideal for taking an evening stroll and is mostly occupied by large resorts interrupted by restaurants and shops (including the popular Karon Bazaar). Karon is centred on Luang Poh Chuan Road, towards the southern end of the beach, which houses excellent restaurants and the ‘hottest’ nightlife spot of the resort town. Here the sea is calm throughout the dry season and the sand is fine and powdery.

    Activities:  The beach has excellent snorkelling and diving spots at its southern end. 

    Location: Phuket
  • 10Kata Beach

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    The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all round favourite due to its spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively but not raucous nightlife and varied accommodation options - all close to the beach.

    Visitors will find an abundance of shops to browse in, from souvenir and ready-to-wear outlets, to 7-Elevens and local mini-marts, to branded fashion stores.

    Location: Phuket

    Activities: Mom Tri's Boathouse features an art gallery with rotating shows by local artists along with a jazz band, Thai cookery classes and a superb menu.

    Nearby Attractions: Dino Park, Surf House, Kata View Point, Kata Temple, etc.
  • 11Visit Phrompthep Cape

    A visit to Phuket won’t be complete without visiting the most photographed destination, Phrompthep Cape. Sweeping through either the Rawai beach or the Naiharn beach several cars and tour buses reach the southernmost part of the hill where at the top, parking the cars loads of tourist and locals set forward to enjoy the fascinating natural show, the sunset.

    It also has a lighthouse which provides excellent views of the east and south-east part of the island. It is amongst one the best Thailand tourist places.

    Highlights: Apart from this spectacular views of Phi Phi Islands, Koi Racha Yai and Koi Racha Noi can also be enjoyed from here. Along with enjoying the view, one can cherish dining at the popular Phromthep Cape restaurant. The scenic beauty from here is awesome and the food is quite delicious and reasonably priced too. 

    Location: Nai Harn- Rawai
  • 12Nai Harn Beach

    Nai Harn is one of the island's most popular places to visit in Phuket with in-the-know locals. Great for swimming from November to April, care should be taken in the low season (May-October) when there can be strong undertows.

    The local restaurants just above the beach make a great place to relax with a sundowner. Further south is Ya Nui, a sandy cove that attracts snorkelers and divers. Another out-of-the-way spot nearby is the tiny beach of Ao Sane, a great spot for snorkelling, reached by taking the road that starts at The Royal Phuket Yacht Club car park.

    Activities: Snorkeling and swimming are the two best pass time’s people partake in whilst on this beach. 

    Best Time to Visit:  Anytime apart from monsoon season is ideal to visit this beach and take part in a wide array of fun activities. Forget swimming during low season as that can prove slightly dangerous.

    Location:  Muang District, Phuket
  • 13Phuket Zoo

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    Visit Phuket Zoo and appreciate this superbly diverse kind of zoo. Rich tropical gardens welcome you to walk around in the shade of huge trees lined along the islands containing a wide range of exotic creatures. If you will ask locals about 'what to do in Phuket'? They will come up by saying 'go to Phuket Zoo and enjoy' New types of fish, feathered creatures and different wildlife species are received every year and also different brooding projects welcome more and more of off-springs every year.

    The zoo also trades creatures with different zoos to dispose of abundance stock and get fresh beautiful recruits. The attentive and prepared staff will do their best to keep you entertained and enrich you with an array of wonderful photograph opportunities. Icy beverages, desserts and so on are sold at a few unique areas around the broad grounds so you can sit and rest amid your visit.

    Location: 23/2 Moo 3, Soi Palai, Chaofa Road (not far from the Chalong circle, the zoo is very well indicated)

    Timings: Monkey Shows: 09.00 AM, 12.00 PM, 02.30 PM and 04.45 PM, Crocodile Shows: 09.45 AM, 12.45 PM, 03.15 PM and 05.30 PM, Elephant Shows: 10.30 AM, 01.30 PM and 04.00 PM 

    Price: The approximate price is 700 THB per adult and 500 THB per child

  • 14Loma Park

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    As you walk along the shores of Patong Beach you will come across Loma Park, which has a children’s recreation area as well as a small fitness park. The park is also the site for many important events throughout the year such as Phuket Bike Week, the Tsunami Memorial  Service and Patong Carnival.

    Both locals and tourists come here to enjoy the views of Patong Bay while picnicking under the shade of the tall trees.

    Location: Located near the northern part of Patong Beach.

    Timings: Open  from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • 15Tha Rua Shrine

    This is considered to be one of the oldest temples among the four islands of Phuket. Temple of Ta Rua is the brightest and largest temple in Phuket and features many strikingly carved dragons, traditional Chinese paintings with outstanding red, gold and green colored theme.  Inside the hall, you’ll find Kwan Yin statues (the Goddess of Mercy) of various sizes as well as other traditional Gods.

     This shrine complex consists of a spacious car parking and other  amenities. The ThaRua Shrine is unquestionably the largest and probably the best-looking  temple in Phuket. 

    Location: Located near the monument to the heroines in Phuket.

    Timings: Opens daily from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

    Things to Keep in Mind: If it is possible, avoid wearing black clothes when visiting any Chinese shrine/temple in Phuket. While white is the most auspicious color, any color than black will do as it considered bad luck.
  • 16Khai Island

    Khai Island
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    Koh Khai Nok Island is one of the finest Phuket tourist attractions that is hushed away in the Phang Nga Bay and is a triangular shaped island that is as big as a football ground.
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  • 17Wat Phranang Sang

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    It is the oldest temple in Phuket, and the exact age of the temple is not known. However, it is built for more than 500 years, and it has been attracting the attention of tourists. Currently, a whole new complex behind the old temple is constructed. The grounds are large, and visitors can walk through the ground complex to explore different things.

    In fact, the temple is associated with lots of stories and there are plenty of things to see. The historical temple involves the legend of Phra Nang leud Khao, who was a lady with white blood. She was the wife of the ruler of the city, a devotee of Buddha.

    Location: The temple is present about 20 km from the main town of Thalang district on Thepkasattri Road.

    Highlights: The walls of the temple are covered with stories of Lord Buddha. There is even a white temple and a mummified Abbot. There are three large images of Lord Buddha in different buildings.

    Timings: Opens daily from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • 18Wat Srisoonthorn

    This place is popularly known as Wat Lipon by the locals. The sleeping Buddha on top of the main building is a major attraction here. In fact, the statue is so large that it is easily recognizable from the road. Apart from this image, nine other images face the entrance, in a way to welcome people. It is a symbolic reminder to people to be kind towards others.

    Location: It is nestled in Thalang, north of Phuket town and about 5 km north of the Heroine’s monument.

    Highlights: The sleeping position represents Lord Buddha in a dreaming state. There are some non-Buddha images here including lions and a giant and they act as the guards of the temple. There is even a small bell tower for people to have a closer look.

    Timings:
    Opens daily from 7:00 AM to 5.30 PM
  • 19Wat Phra Thong

    This place is mainly visited to witness the half-buried temple of Golden Buddha. Only the head and shoulder of Buddha is visible, and it is not possible to excavate the image. Legend says that those trying to excavate the image have either met with serious accidents or have become ill.

    It is believed that the image hails from China. It is also considered as one of the oldest temples of the island. It is not a very big temple but comprises of several colourful features, which is another Phuket attraction.

    Location: It is located in the Thalang district of Thailand off Highway 402.

    Highlights: During the Chinese New Year, Chinese pilgrims come here from different corners and especially from Takua Pa, Phang-Nga, and Krabi. The temple is even associated with a historical museum and a crematorium.

    Timings: Opens daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • 20Visit Jui Tui Shrine

    This is a popular Chinese temple, which is a must see  for all newcomers here. The grounds display photos of the temple that dates back to 1911. It was then a single and standalone construction. The principal deity of the temple is Tean Hu Huan Soy.

    The shrine attracts people who want to improve their physical health through prayers

    Location: It is situated on Soi Phuthorn, Ranong Road. This is not very far from the main market.

    Highlights: The main building has been renovated several times, and the exterior is highly attractive and appealing. The interior comprises of three statues of Chinese Gods. Fortune sticks are key highlights here. The papers are however written in Thai and Chinese.

    Timings: Opens daily from 8:00 AM  to 8.30 PM
  • 21Phuket Big Buddha

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    Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the island's most imperious and adored points of interest on the island. The colossal statue sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills in the middle of Chalong and Kata and, is around 45 meters tall which is why it can be effectively seen from far away. It is one of the best places to visit in Thailand.

    The grandiose site offers the best 360-degree view of the island, with clearing vistas of Phuket Town, Kata, Karon shorelines, Chalong Bay. Easily reachable by a six-kilometer road drive from Phuket.

    Referred as the Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha by locals, it is 25 meters crosswise over at the base. The entire body is developed with strengthened cement layered with Burmese white jade marble that sparkles in the sun, making it a characteristic image of trust.

    Location: Big Buddha, Chao Ra Road East near Chalong

    Timings: Every day from 08:00 AM – 07:30 PM

  • 22Wat Chalong

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    Wat Chalong is one of the most beautiful and dominant Buddhist temples, known for attracted travellers from all over the world. While for the local population, this temple is a noteworthy centre of worship while for foreign visitors Wat Chalong is a source to know and learn more about this beautiful religion – Buddhism.

    Poh Than Jo Wat is an impressive and colossal Buddhist statues located in the old hall of the temple. Another fun fact about this place is that the temple also boasts a statue of an elderly gentleman called Ta Khee- lek who won a famous local Thai who won numerous lotteries after consulting Poh Than Jo Wat statue.

    Apart from the grandeur visitors also enjoy the stunning display of around a dozen small shops selling all kinds of souvenirs and visitor’s stuff.

    Location: Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand

    Things to keep in mind : Owing to the sacredness of this place it is advisable to maintain a standard decorum while inside: do not position themselves higher than the Buddha image and be considerate towards your dressing. Avoid short dresses, sleeveless and other revealing clothes.

    Timings : The temple is open 24 hours every day

  • 23Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

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    Chalong Bay rum distillery is the brainchild of two French citizens who sought to create a handcrafted rum distilled from fermented local Thai sugarcane. It is the only rum distillery in Thailand not associated with the vastly dominant distilleries.

    The production process miraculously combines the traditions of Thai and French techniques — this can be checked out by a visit to the factory. During such visit, you will not only learn some of the secrets of rum production but will be invited to taste the spirit and a variety of cocktails it is added to.

    Location: Located near Tambol Chalong in Amphur Muang

    Timings: Opens between Mondays to Saturdays from 9 AM to 6 PM.
  • 24Visit Old Phuket Town

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    Old Phuket town comprises the historical part of the Phuket City. Established in the end of 19th century or towards the beginning of 20th century, the place hosts multiple well-crafted mansions and well preserved architecturally beautiful shophouses which look a replica of the Sino-colonial architecture.

    The overall look of the Phuket Old Town bears huge resemblance to the beautiful Georgetown located in Penang. The greatest attraction in Phuket is the multiple best in class restaurants and cafeterias, bars and clubs which keep it quite lively throughout the day. It is one of the preferred locations to chill out with friends and family watching the sunset and entertaining in the busy old town streets.

    In the morning the place is a commercial hub with markets in Ranong Road and Thalang Road. One can find each and everything related to lifestyle and culture of Phuket, available here in reasonable prices. 

    Highlights: Once you reach this place you will be delighted at the sight of the grandiose Sino-colonial mansions, which was said to be once occupied by the tin barons 100 years ago.

    Timings: 09:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Closed on Sundays.
  • 25Visit Monkey Hill in Phuket Town

    The real name of the Monkey Hill is Toe Sae Hill which is probably the highest hill of beautiful Phuket. The reason behind the name Monkey Hill is the presence of troupe of macaques which according to a daily visitor, Uncle Hog, is 400 in numbers. According to him, the macaques live in groups and eats as provided by the locals. They are not aggressive and never attack people like in many temples but small children should be kept away.

    There is a beautiful small shrine at the base of the hill dedicated to holy spirits Toh Sae Dam, Toh Sae Dang and Toh Sae Kaow. Friday is known to be the holy day here attracting many to this temple though the same remains open on all days. Motorbikes are allowed up the hill though the roads to the peak are quite steep. Bikes are allowed only in daytime and after 5pm one can only reach the top by walking.

    Location: Toe sae Road, Phuket 
  • 26Phuket Seashell Museum

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    One of the prominent attractions of Phuket is the Rawai Beach is the Seashell Museum which hosts a whole range of seashells from different parts of the globe. Many of these seashells are from Phuket and Thai waters too. Located in the basement near Evason Resort, there are four main exhibitions held with information shared in both Thai and English language.

    The collections are wide stretching from the earliest shells found on earth to the world’s largest golden pearl weighing 140 carats. Opened in 1997 the museum has about 2000 seashells for all to enjoy. The entry fee of the museum is quite reasonable and pocket-friendly.

    Location: On the way from Chalong Circle to Rawai, Phuket

    Timings: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Open on all days.  
  • 27Visit Karon Temple Market

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    Based in the heart of Karon beach, the Karon Market is one of the most popular shopping destinations for both the locals as well as the visitors. The Karon compound stretches for 12,000sqm and on every Tuesday and Saturday, it transforms into a live market selling all kinds of goods.

    Here one can find a wide collection of many products from T-shirts to bags, Thai style carves to sarongs, swimsuits to beachwear, branded watches, jewellery, souvenir and many other lifestyle goods.

    One can find good Thai handicraft products in here which are a rare collection and a must buy for all visitors. Karon market is almost like Phuket Weekend Market with unlimited choice goods but at decent prices. The market is also notable for delicious food items like sushi, grilled or steamed meat, fruit shakes etc.


    Location: At Wat Karon on Patak Road, Central Karon

    Timings
    Every Tue and Sat from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 28Visit Bangla Road

    One of the most sought-after happening destinations of Phuket is the thrilling Bangla Road. It is the lifeline for the nightlife of Phuket where crowds enjoy fascinating clubs and bars, sizzling dancing numbers performed by young girls, silky smooth drinks, live music, mouth-melting dishes and fabulous entertainment of all means.

    The traffic remains closed from the evening on the road and buzzing loud sounds of music, flashy lighting all mix together creating a mess of sounds on the road. Beer bars, Go Go bars, restaurants, disco, shops all are present in the venue attracting almost 90 % of the visiting crowd of Phuket.


    Highlights: Fascinating street performances also catches the eye here specially during the late hours of the night. Soi Bangla, the small lanes across the Bangla Road are the popular landmarks of reputed bars and pubs here.
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    29. Siam Niramit Phuket- Siam Niramit takes pride in its largest stage in the world, that hosts star-graded and award-winning performances that showcases Thailand’s rich cultural and artistic heritage.

    30. Coral Island- Also termed as Koh Hae, the coral island is an amazing gateway to Phuket, featuring two great beaches- Banana Beach and Long Beach. The former stand famous for snorkelling and the latter for extensive coral reef sightings.

    31. Old Phuket Town- The Old Phuket town is built with several sois or small streets and five roads-Krabi Rd, Reseda Rd, Thalang Rd and Phang Nga Rd. The mesmerizing style of architecture here helps you understand why Phuket looks that way.

    32. Similan Islands- Counts as one of the great places to see in Phuket, the Similan islands is listed under the 10 most diving areas in the world. The island is home to dusky Langurs, crab-eating monkeys, and other such species.

    33. Phuket Trickeye Museum- Phuket Trickeye 3D museum is one of its kinds and takes pride in its concept of stimulating your imagination and creativity, where you can admire at the modern art installations and temporary exhibitions.

    34. Thai Hua Museum- One of the best places to visit in Phuket, Thai Hua Museum spreads over two large stories that boast of as many as 16 galleries displaying the Chinese’s ancestry of the island followed by Phuket’s prosperity and growth.

    35. Thalang National Museum- Thailand National Museum is home to age-old island’s artefacts and exhibits of Battle of Thalang, followed by the daily lives of the island, the indigenous culture of Sea Gypsy, tin mining history etc.

    36. Phuket FantaSea- Phuket’s Fantasea is one of the best Phuket tourist attractions that enrich the time-worn and alluring Thai traditions through state-of-the-art-technology and special effects.

    37. Enjoy Kite Surfing- Kitesurfing conditions are just apt in Chalong and Nai Yang beaches, with two kitesurfing schools. Phuket, sans a doubt, is one of the famous kite surfing destinations, for its great wind and clear waters.

    38. Ziplining at Hanuman World- The experience at one of the must-places to visit in Phuket-Hanuman world zip lining is beyond thrilling. The zip lining tour goes off easy and slow over a thick rainforest area, up to a 300-meter zip line.

    39. Go for Kayaking- Sea Kayaking at Phang Nga is an unforgettable experience that you shouldn’t miss out on. You can explore exclusive and hidden worlds as you weave your way through a channel of stunning limestone caves, on your canoe, with expert guides.

    40. Elephant Trekking- Elephants are the best when it comes to trekking in Phuket. Climbing the gigantic beasts while touring the different places of Phuket is one thing you are bound to love.

    41.Patong Go-Kart Speedway - A perfect place to race on go-karts and also a path with for buggies. You can enjoy it with your family and kids. It is a 750m long track with various curves, bumps and bends.

    42. Rang Hill- Khao Rang Hill can be coined as one of the popular viewpoints and places to visit in Phuket, that is situated at the heart of the city with stunning views spanning across the island, hills and neighbouring islands.
      
    43. Sabai Corner- Sabai corner is a perfectly named restaurant and bar situated in the southern part of Kata Noi Beach, which means ‘happy’ in Thai. 

    44. Go for Paramotoring- Paramotoring in Phuket is an excellent opportunity for anyone to enjoy the view of the island from a different angle. Sky Club Asia, that runs this whole of paramotoring services is frequented by paramotoring specialist and professionals from across the world.

    45. Bang Pae Waterfall- One of the most famous picnic spots in Phuket is this waterfall at Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Many hikers undergo hiking on a hill nearby this waterfall and enjoy the beauty around.

    46. Kathu Waterfall- Kathu waterfall is a pretty series of drop pools that are either gushing down with rainwater or not. There are shaded stairs that help you to reach the top of the waterfall, from where you can take a plunge into the pool.

    47. Splash Jungle Water Park- This park is a fun amalgamation of tasty beverages, lip-smacking bites coupled with adventurous slides like the Super Bowl, a Wave Pool, Aqua Play Pool for kids, Boomerango etc.

    48. Go for Scuba Diving at King Cruiser Wreck- If you choose to go for scuba diving here, you shall witness the wreck’s top depth of 20 meters followed by the bottom at 32 meters. The wreck sits in an upright position with the sheer amount of fishes around.

    49. Sarasin Bridge- This bridge of about 700m was built back in the 19th century to link the Phuket island with the province of Phang Nga, is now of the ancient Phuket tourist attractions. 

    50. Saphan Hin Park- A popular seaside public park which has the Tin Mining Monument in its centre. The monument was built in 1968 in memory of a mining professional Captain Edward Thomas Miles. The park hosts various annual fests in Phuket like Red Cross Fair, Loy Katong and few more.

    51. Do Snorkelling at Ao Sane Beach- This rocky beach on the southwestern coast of Phuket is one of the island’s treasured secrets, for its exemplary snorkelling facilities. Ao Sane is blessed with ample trees along its perimeters to offer respite from the scorching heat.

    52. Wat Kao Rang- Wat Kao Rang is home to the large gold sitting Buddha, which happens to be the first and original Buddha in Phuket. The place is frequented by tourists who sit and meditate during the weekends and is one of the serene places to see in Phuket.

    53. Phuchada Safari- This is an appropriate place for active leisure with kids and friends. Take an elephant ride or a quadricycle ride into the woods. You can also sit back and enjoy the snake and monkey show or experience the fish peeling session in SPA.

    54. Visit Wichita- When in Wichita, you can explore the Keeper of the Plains, a 44ft tall sculpture of steel standing at the meeting point of big and little Arkansas river. Or you can visit the museum of world treasures that hosts gorgeous treasures from across the globe.

    55. Bungee Jumping- Phuket’s jungle Bungee jump overlooks a serene lagoon bracketed by thick emerald green woods. This dramatic setting creates a priceless backdrop for enthusiasts enjoying the excitement of bungee jump.

    56. Samet Nangshe Viewpoint- Samet Nangshe viewpoint is one of the must-visit places to visit in Phuket and Phang Nga panoramas a, which sits atop a hill and offers spellbinding views of Phang Nga’s limestone islets and chain of islands at both the sides.

    57. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary- The famous Phuket elephant sanctuary offers shelter to the tired and bogged-down elephants who have suffered from working hours in the tourism and logging industry. You can simply observe them or feed them bananas and pineapples.

    58. The Gibbon Rehabilitation project- This project happily adopts, rescues, repopulates and releases Gibbons. You can support their project by contributing or simply interact with the cutest Gibbons. 

    59. Cape Panwa- Cape Panwa is one of the most amazing places to visit in Phuket, which has remained untouched even in spite of extensive urbanization. A gateway to tranquility, this beach is frequented by those who simply love being away from the city hubbub.

    60. Kao Khad Views Tower - An amazing sightseeing place that gives a 360-degree view of Phuket. Can be easily reached while you head to Cape Panwa. You have to climb few stairs to reach the top of the tower and get a mesmerising view.

    61. Sirinat National Park- Formerly known as Hat Nai Yang National Park, this is basically a marine national park situated in the northwestern region of Amphur Talang. This national park operates to encourage preservation of natural resources.

    62. Bon Island- A small island stretching up to 2 km off the Rawai beach, Koh Bon Island brims with lush verdant and is dotted with small sand covers followed by rocky islets and offers two major landing spots to its frequenters.

    63. Wakeboarding at Anthem Wake Park- Anthem wake-park is the first and the only clock-wise wake-park in entire Asia. The park sits on the natural lake of fresh and clear crystal water that stretches across 50,000sqm.


    Places to Eat and Drink in Phuket


    64. The Surface Bar- At Surface Bar, you get to experience and soak your mind in the genuine beauty and charm of Patong Beach. The restaurant serves a sweeping variety of slow grill dishes wines and cocktails.

    65. Dino Park Mini Golf & Restaurant- Dino Park Golf and restaurant has outdoor mini-golf area coupled with volcanoes and statues of dinosaurs against the thrilling background of a jungle, with a restaurant and bar.

    66. Luxury at Mom Tri’s Kitchen- This restaurant is endowed with traditional Thai surroundings complemented with a mesmerizing view. When at Mom Tri’s Kitchen, you must definitely try out the exotic list of wine.

    67. Sam's Steaks and Grill - One of the best restaurants in Phuket to try out delicious food. With perfect ambience and music, this restaurant is a must visit places in Phuket.

    68. Black Ginger- Sitting on an island amidst a lagoon, black Ginger restaurant gathers appreciations for its stunning décor, water float crossing, star service and exceptional food.

    69. La Gritta Italian Restaurant- La Gritta takes pride in the gorgeous design and exquisite furnishings, followed by a finger-licking contemporary menu. La Gritta offers two different sections-restaurant and bar with both outdoor and indoor areas.

    70. Dedos Restaurant- The best part about this restaurant is that it offers exclusive and personalized dining experiences in Phuket. The creative and modern approach to culinary art followed by the intimate interior here will simply melt your heart.

    71. Breeze at Cape Yamu- Breeze offers myriad options for seafood culinary delights and a beautiful view of the sunset. The tender shell crab mushrooms cuisines and homemade pasta are what you should definitely try here.

    72. Rim Pan Restaurant- Small in size, but Rim Pan is an amazing local restaurant hushed away in the northern part of Phuket. Situated by the clear sea, Rim Pan is decked up in an old-fashioned manner and offers delectable seafood dishes.

    73. Wassa Homemade Bar- A gateway for all food-lovers out there, this awesome bar in the Patong beach and overlooks a divine view of the Patong Bay on the west coast of Phuket.

    74. Kata Rocks Restaurant- Termed as one of the classic sunset and romantic restaurant of Phuket, Kata Rocks is recognized for its culinary excellence by the Thailand Tatler Best Restaurant Guide.

    75. ZAG Club- Zag Club is one of the best gay nightclub and club in the Paradise Complex. Recently, the ZAG is offering a lounge, VIP room, and bar. 

    76. Baba Nest- Baba nest is the most decorative and classy rooftop bar in the world that serves Sri Panwa’s tasty cocktails, besides the lovely sessions of sunset.

    77. On Top Social Club- On Top Social Club is a fun rooftop, poolside party spot atop Swissotel Resort in Patang. The restaurant offers a delicious range of snacks, cocktails and a resident mermaid for your surprise.


    Places to Shop in Phuket


    78. Thai Amulets Market- This fascinating and arcane market brims with a thick network of covered stalls that stretches from Phra Chan Pier. It is one of the best places to spot men looking at amulets through magnifying glasses, trying to come across its hidden meanings and value.

    79. Central Festival Mall- Central Festive Mall is the biggest lifestyle shopping mall at the beachfront with a central departmental store, super sport, central food hall, retail stores, some 200 stylish stores and brand named stores as well.

    80. Banzaan Market- This contemporary looking Thai fresh market at the Sai Kor Road, behind Jungceylon, offers something for everybody. You would find goods exhibits in clean and a decorative way.

    81. Indy Market- Indy market is that night market which opened recently and is opened every day from 6 pm to 12 am. Not a shopaholic? You can simply lay back with your family or friends at the lawn just at the entrance. Indy market is definitely one of the places to see in Phuket.

    82. Chillva Market- Chillva is a cool and funky night market, oozing with a Bohemian vibe and offers an impressive variety of fashion, food, and stalls.


    Beaches to Visit in Phuket


    83. Patong Beach- An alluring beach resort town on the west coast of the Phuket Island, Patong Beach is a crescent and sandy beach that is dotted with bars, classy restaurants, and stylish cafes and is one of the major.

    84. Ra Wai Beach- Situated at the southern end of Phuket, the famous Ra Wai beach offers ripping sightings of the neighbouring islands. The perfect place to de-stress, Ra Wai is the apt place to experience a wide array of seafood dishes.

    85. Kamala Beach- Kamla beach represents tranquillity and lays north to the noise and lights of Patong, seeping with a relaxed and rejuvenating feel. This bay is bracketed by forested hills, fishing village and is one of the places to visit in Phuket.

    86. Bang Tao Beach- Bang Tao Beach is adorned with plush villas and resorts along the stretches of beach and is just a few km away from the Cherng Talay.

    87. Surin Beach- Surin beach is one of the amazing Phuket tourist attractions for its variety of beach clubs, dining areas and is blessed with large stretches of pristine beaches along the translucent waters.

    88. Mai Khao Beach- Located on the northwestern coast of Phuket, Mai Khao beach remains to be underdeveloped, for being part of the Sirinat National Park.

    89. Nai Thon Beach- This beach is quite different from other beaches in Phuket, with a number of hotels and resorts to stay this beach is chosen by tourist to enjoy the calm and crystal clear water and enjoy some time away from other crowded beaches of Phuket.

    90. Ao Sane Beach- Ao Sane Beach is one of the famous places to see in Phuket, mainly because of its diving and snorkeling facilities. Phuket’s treasured secrets, Ao Sane’s exclusivity lies in its tranquility.

    91. Freedom Beach- A treasured gem in the island of Phuket, Freedom beach is an elongated stretch of white sun-drenched sand adorned with massive granite rocks and encircled by the thick forests.

    92. Banana Beach- Almost untouched, Banana beach is not much known to the people but is Phuket’s most adored gem for its serene tree line and the channel of high waves that keeps hitting the shores.

    93. Laem Singh Beach- Laem Singh is one of the most beautiful Phuket tourist attractions that is cocooned on the western coasts between the Surin and Kamala beaches and is lined with palm trees and gigantic boulders.

    94. Nai Yang Beach- Nai Yang is one of the must place to see in Phuket which is but an off-beaten beach. The beach hosts shaded and one-of-its-kind restaurants and bars that are situated just beside the beach.


    Offbeat Places to Visit in Phuket


    95. The Mangroves of Takua Pa- The mangroves of Takua Pa is a 20-minute drive from Kao Lak and even offers baht rides, which takes you past the amazing banyan trees, most of them being some 100 years old.

    96. Butterfly Farm- The Butterfly farm is probably the only privately-owned research center in Phuket which studies and takes a dig at a variety of tropical butterflies and insects.

    97. Bangla Boxing Stadium- Situated at the Bangla road, the Bangla Boxing Stadium looks quite touristy from the appeals of its exteriors and offers a huge bar followed by pole-dancers just by the ticket counter.

    98. Soi Dog Foundation- Steered with the mission to rescue, safe and help injured and sick stray animals, the Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket is surely one of the places to visit in Phuket.

    99. Simon Cabaret- Simon Cabaret offers stunning and glitzy entertainment, complimented with famous shows in the whole of Phuket. The stylish and luxuriant venue is what attracts you the most.

    100. Koh Panyee Village- The village is abundantly blessed with a warm breeze and clear skies. Also, the perfect place to enjoy boat rides, Koh Panyee is frequented by the curious souls who wish to see what the life in the village is like.

    101. Tham Suwan Khuha Cave- A surprising cave that is home to a peaceful reclining Buddha, Tham Suwan Khuha Cave is one of the places to visit in Phuket for its mesmerizing limestone cliffs plunging into the sea, and the majestic cliffs of Phang Nga.

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Splash Jungle Waterpark

When the idea is to search for a full family entertainment then nothing matches the Splash Jungle Waterpark. Overlooking the fascinating beauty of Mai Khao Beach, the water park hosts a series of rides in different difficulty levels suitable for kids and adults both. Over six million litres of water remains distributed in the waterslides for a complete fun and enjoyment time here. Added attractions are the Splash Bar and the Spa Village with sauna. There are two in-house restaurants where one can have small filling eateries and loads of snacks options. Though not very large it is one place to enjoy good fun and entertaining time with near and dear ones.



Location: Soi Mai Khao 4, Mai Khao,Phuket
  
Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price
The approximate price starts from 1250 THB adults and 650 THB for kids
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Patong Beach

Patong is a beach resort town on the west coast of Phuket Island, in the southwest of Thailand. Its sandy, crescent beach is lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. The famously raucous nightlife scene features beer bars, go-go bars, nightclubs, massage parlors and transgender cabarets that overflow into the street along neon-lit Bangla Road and in the Paradise Complex. This destination is an astonishing combination of breathtakingly beautiful white sand beach edged by the glittering Andaman Sea.



Activities: During the day enjoy all the beach-type activities from sunbathing to beach volleyball. Restaurants abound featuring every type of cuisine from seafood, noodle and rice vendors along the beach promenade.

Location: Phuket
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Ao Yon Beach

Ao Yon is a hushed and isolated beach located between Panwa beach and Cape Panwa. This quiet beach has a long stretch of warm sand and clear blue water with tropical setting. Set between tall palm trees, this place is a great place to relax under the sun alone or with your family. There are a few restaurants in the beach that serve you delicious meals. On several occasions the locals practice the Dragon Boat race which is quite a sight to behold. Just take a barefoot stroll on the warm sand or relax under the shades with refreshing drinks.



Highlights
: Enjoy the lively Dragon Boat race by the locals on occasional weekends. Rent a longboat to explore the islands. You can also drive a little further to see the small cascading waterfall or have a panoramic view of the area at Panwa View Point or go to Panwa Aquarium.


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Go Go Bars

A visit to the Go Go Bars is one of the prime attractions of Phuket’s nightlife. When it comes to enjoyment for the adults these bars are absolutely worth a visit. Though the bars are majorly directed for the men but couples also visit more to experience the show and to have something to talk about back home. Most of the Go Go Bars are present on both sides of Soi Seadragon almost in the central part of Bangla Road.



Some of the popular Go Go Bars here are Suzy Wong’s A Go Go which is famous for its punch marvelous ambience and complete entertainment, Harem, a relatively new addition with excellent interior décor and lovely drinks and Devi’s Playground, a place to enjoy sizzling dance performances. All three of these Go Go bars along with others usually remain open for 4 hours from 10pm till 2 am in the morning.


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Phuket Aquarium

One of the best tourist attractions in Phuket, Phuket Aquarium is the place where you can see the diverse marine life at its best. There are more than a thousand varieties of colourful, tropical fish and other exotic marine life. The aquarium has various sections such as streams, mangroves, coral reefs and even deep sea! 

Each of these has been adorned with the particular variety of wildlife that you will find in that area.The exhibits are vibrant, lively and interactive and indeed a pleasure to watch for young and old alike, no wonder then that it attracts more than 300,000 visitors per year. It is located at southernmost tip of the Cape Panwa and is surrounded byy breathtaking scenic beauty.


Location: Mueang Phuket District

Timings: Open daily, 08:30 AM  – 6:00 PM

Price: The approximate price for an adult is 100 THB and for a child  50 THB

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Bangkok River Cruise

A river cruise along the incredible Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand, and a few trenches on the Thon Buri side is the loveliest approach to explore the city that was once named "Venice of the East". The glorious appeal of the Chao Phraya adds viewpoint to your exploration of the city's head attractions.Visitors can book slots through various travel specialists or ca even rent a vessel at Tha Chang, a pier close to the Grand Palace. At the point when the capital of Thailand was moved to Bangkok in 1782, trenches were the prime medium that connected the capital with the rest for the places, thus, earning the title ‘Venice of the East’ by European visitors.Nowadays, despite the fact that Bangkok has turned into an advanced city, the Chao Phraya River and the channels are yet beguiling option for tourists in search of exploring the true Bangkok.

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Best Time: Throughout the year, however, afternoon is the best time of the day for a river cruise. If you wish to go for night river cruise, you can opt for a dinner river cruise that provides you with good food and good time.

Location: 2.5 hour long cruise along the Chao Phraya River.

Things to keep in mind: Visitors are provided with the option of choosing from river cruise and dinner cruise, the timings for both are different. Thus, if you wish to avail just the river cruise make sure you know about the timings as the latter is usually conducted at nights. Also, owing to its popular demand the cruises are populated with overwhelming crowds – ensure that you 
reach earlier than the time slot so as to enjoy a hurdle free cruising experience.
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Sea View Elephant Camp - Nai Harn

A very recent addition to the elephant trekking companies based in Phuket, Sea View Elephant Camp is known for its excellent service and good deals. Opened in 2010, this camp is based close to Kata view point and includes entertaining activities like paintball and ATV. The scenic beauty of the location of the camp is quite an eye-arresting. There are about 12 elephants in the camp all having excellent arrangements for their good being. The tour programmes organised by the camp mainly includes mountain treks overlooking the fascinating view of Chalong Bay.



Location
: 1 km from Kata Viewpoint on the way to Nai Harn beach

Timing
: 8:30 AM to 17:30 PM

Price
The approximate price for 30 minutes is 900 THB for adult and 600 THB for children, 45 minutes is 1,100 THB for adults and 700 THB for children, and 60 minutes 1,380 THB for adults and 800 THB for children.
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Khao Rang Hill View Point

When it comes to enjoying tranquillity and harmonious natural environment then one of the best locations in Phuket is to visit Khao Rang Hill View Point. Based in the north western side of the city this summit is the second highest in Phuket. Covered with verdant greenery, the location promises unparallel fascinating views of the city, the south eastern coast and also the gigantic Phuket Big Buddha.



 Apart from scenic brilliance one can visit Wat Khao Rang, a Buddhist temple with a big golden Buddha statue in it. For having excellent eatery in this lovely ambience one can refer to the three food joints available here. Tung Ka Cafe and Khao Rang Breeze are positioned at the top of the hill with magnificent panoramic views of the area. Apart from this one can also try Phuket View which is based on the way to the top, known for its delicious cuisine. 
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Rustling Palms On Ko Raya

A perfect place to unwind yourself and soak in the sun, Ko Raya Island, a stunning coral island is located towards the south of Phuket. A considerably remote island with white-shiny beaches that is still untouched by the overwhelming tourists.The postcard perfect bays, shimmering beaches and the crystal clear blue waters further adorned with coconut palms are some added features that make this island a ‘Must-visit-place’ in Thailand.


Things to Do: Once you reach Ko Raya, get ready to unwind yourself as this treasure box offers an array of water adventures. Explore the beautiful aquatic life by participating in snorkeling adventure. You can also enthrall in Scuba diving as the rocky reefs make this place an idyllic destination for diving. Apart from these activities, well, you can easily relax and calm your strained muscles on the sandy beach.

Getting There:This hidden slice of paradise can be easily accessed via chartered boat from AoChalong and Rawai. If you wish to spend maximum time on the beach then prefer travelling via speedboat which will take you to this bounty of joy within 20-25 minutes.



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Patong

The party capital of Asia, Patong is best known for its nightlife and an array of activities that it holds for the regular as well as first-time travelers to this place. Comprising of primary restaurants, nightclubs and various other tourists hot spot, Patong, has both good as well as notorious reasons that make this place a hit among tourists from all over the world. This mysterious place lights up as the night approaches, while Bangla Road is the hub of the night parties, the eastern part of the beach, on the other hand, is well known for its neon lights, hot streets, and erotic massage parlors.


Things to Do: There is no second opinion that majority of the crowd come to Phuket just for partying. However, if you are looking for some other entertainment sources apart from partying you ca head to the ever-so-famous massage parlors in the region. Adventure seekers can indulge in an array of water adventures available at the Paradise Beach and Kalim Beach.

Getting There: Patong is easily reachable via a bus that connects to Phuket town every 30 minutes. However, if you are coming by flight, you can opt for a taxi from Phuket International Airport which is just 35 km to the north of Patong

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Laem Singh Beach

Laem Singh Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, for those who love to spend time with azure water, golden sand, and backdrop of thick palm trees on a sunny day. Located between Kamala and Surin beaches on the west coast, this stunning beach seems hidden beneath the thicket of palm trees with large boulders scattered around.

There are several restaurants serving Italian and Thai delicacies to indulge your taste buds. Those who are looking for water sports can enjoy snorkeling, boarding, jet skiing, water skiing and even banana boat ride. Don’t forget to relax your body after a full day of adventure with Thai massage beneath the canopy of lovely palm trees.



Highlight: Enjoy the delicious Italian and Thai food and exotic seafood, satisfy your adventurous soul with multitude of water sports like water ski, Jet Ski and sooth your body with Thai massage.
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Pansea Beach

Set between the beautiful tropical backdrop with long stretch of white and soft sand and turquoise water, Pansea Beach is an isolated beach on the west coast of Phuket. A small cape isolates the beach from the livelier Surin Beach. The beautiful coconut and other exotic trees this beach is a perfect example of tropical beaches. There are water sports centre, restaurants which serve delicious meals and drinks, massage huts and sun loungers in the beach for you to spend enjoyable moments with friends and family. The lapping ocean offers great snorkelling opportunities for those who love water sports. Inflatable airbeds are also available on rent to soak yourself in sun while floating on azure water.



Highlights
: An ideal place for enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature. The beach also offers snorkelling and jet skiing opportunity. Do not forget to experience the special oil massage to rejuvenate your senses.


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Freedom Beach

Freedom beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket and the least accessible too. If you are in a mood for beach trek through the thick jungles near the beach, you can only reach via boat. The whole beach is elongated on a private bay and consists of beautiful powdery white sand, a perfect place for long beach walks.  The beach is surrounded by the hills and thick jungle, giving you a feeling of a hideaway on the beach.



Highlights: No sports activities are done here to spoil the peaceful atmosphere on the beach. On the south end of the beach, there are various authentic restaurants to carve your hunger. You can even rent a lounger and relax on the top of the beach under the coconut palms.

Getting There:
The only option to reach Freedom beach is via boat. You can catch a long-tail boat from the south end of Patong Beach.



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Surin beach

Lovely and naturally beautiful Surin Beach-based in the west coast of Phuket is a highly entertaining place for the visitors as well as the locals. With panoramic beauty comprising of fine white sands and aqua blue water it is a place to enjoy natural extravaganza. There are high-end hotels, restaurants and entertainment areas to enhance the beauty of the location.



Highlights: There are a number of activities which can be enjoyed in the most sought after Surin beach. This includes enjoying a spa treatment, surfing and even trying out the enjoyable Thai classes to learn some delicious and mouth melting Thai food. For spa resorts, one needs to visit the 5-star hotels Twin Palms Phuket Hotel and Ayara Hilltops.

Best time: For surfing the ideal time is from May to October though in other times also one can do the same. Twin Palms organise the cooking classes.
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Kamala

This is one destination that is still unspoiled and remains virgin for a majority of visitors. The calm stretch of the white sands with no sign of overwhelming crowds are some factors that make this place all the more interesting. A favorite destination among the retiree, Kamala has its fixed bunch of visitors who are regulars to this place.


Things to Do: Kamata is known for providing calm environs. The sprawling stretches of white snow and azure water are best for evening strolls and leisure moments. Elephant trekking is another thrilling activity that enables you to enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes.

Getting There: The sole mode of transportation to this quieter location is public transport via blue songthaews that commute between Kamala to Surin and then Phuket town. However, you can even opt for a taxi if travelling from the airport
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Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

Haad Sairee, the longest and most popular beach on Koh Tao, boasts a vast stretch of sand lined with bars, restaurants, resorts and dive centers. While the area around the beach is a major hub of activity, the beach itself doesn't get overcrowded – there's always a patch to spread your towel over. The bay can get quite busy with long tail transfers, so keep a keen ear out for boat engines while frolicking. Hawkers do walk the beach selling sarongs, tasty snacks and fresh fruit but are not bothersome. For resort comforts, privacy without total isolation and convenient snorkeling, head north where the coastline gets rockier but the silence makes it worthwhile. 



Activities: Apart from snorkeling, Haad Sairee is a top spot to watch the sunset in Koh Tao, and with many beachside bars to choose from, sipping a cocktail as the golden orb dips is a great way to round off a hectic day.

Location: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan

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