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Phuket

Phuket

Surrounded by clear blue water, Phuket has all the right ingredients for an unforgettable tropical vacation: its palm fringed beaches are of soft, clean sand, it has a vibrant nightlife and you can enjoy the most wide-ranging cuisine – you name it, you can eat it in Phuket. For several years Phuket has topped the polls as a holiday paradise, and not without a reason, as the island is a spectacular destination. Add all this to the most welcoming people in the world, and you can see why travellers love it.

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Excursion to Phi Phi Island

This is one of the best excursions from Phuket and it takes a whole day. Leaving in the morning, the excursion includes a visit to island caves, a glass bottomed boat/submarine trip, and snorkelling off the island. You will spend some time on Phi Phi Island and Maya bay - a location for the film “The Beach”, and then back to the hotel. See website for more details and other boat trips.

Address
63/202 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Road, Koh Kaew, Amphur Muang Phuket
Phang-nga and Khai Nai Eco Tour

Take the speedboat to Phang-nga and Khai Nai islands. Discover the flora and fauna at Panak Island, and the amazing limestone mountains at Hong Island. This trip also offers you a visit to Tapu Island (James Bond Island), Talu Cave, the fishing village called Ban Tak Dad and the landscape of mangrove forests.

Address
92/54-55 Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Road, Koh Kaew, Muang, Phuket
Night Food Market

For simple, freshly cooked Thai food, a good place to go is the Night Food Market on Rat-U-Thit. It’s out in the open and offers plenty of choice. Look at each menu to see what appeals to you! The ‘sales’ team on the street will all tempt you into their restaurant, but perhaps it’s best to look at each one and go back to the one you like. Fish is the main ingredient at the market.

Address
Rat-U-Thit Road, Phuket
Kan-Eang Seafood Restaurant

This restaurant specializes in seafood and is located near Phuket Town at Chalang Bay. Not only is the food great but the panoramic view over the harbour is amazing.

Address
9/3 Moo 9 Chofa Road, Chalong's Bay, Phuket
Ceramics of Phuket

For designer ceramics the Ceramics of Phuket company uses the local clay for their work and produces some very fine pieces. You can find them at Baan Kathu, on the outskirts of Phuket Town.

Address
71/3 Vichikasongkram Road, Phuket
Ban Boran Textiles

For quality textiles and Thai Silk go to Ban Boran Textiles. The prices are slightly higher than in Bangkok but the quality is very good, you can choose between different kinds of clothes and textiles, all rigorously handmade.

Address
51 Yaowarat Road, Phuket

Passport / Visa

Visitors to Thailand need a valid passport and in some cases a visa to enter the country. Nationals of 57 countries are allowed a permanence from 14 to 90 days without a visa. Nationals of other 21 countries including China, India and Saudi Arabia are granted a visa on arrival, while the remaining need a visa in advance. Check the website below for further information: www.thaiembassy.com/visa/thailand-visa.php

Best Time to Visit

Phuket is one of the major tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, attracting tourists from all over the world. The various hotels and resorts get very busy during the high season, which coincides with the dry season, from December to April, and the weather is warm and dry, with long sunny days and a clear sky. During this period, in mid-April, the famous Songkran, the Thai New Year, takes place and the whole country celebrates on the streets. The monsoon arrives in May bringing heavy rainfall until November, making this the low season for tourism. This is by far the cheapest period to visit Phuket, and also the most peaceful, as the island is not as crowded as during the high season.