Once you have booked your flight tickets to Phuket, go through these top experiences in Phuket that are surely not to be missed:
Roam around like a local
Phuket, as a whole, is accessible by road and motorcycle happens to be the most preferred transportation mode on this island. It will allow you to access to off-road beaches and the island’s smaller neighborhoods. Just in case, you are not feeling adventurous enough, hop on to a Songthaew, the blue buses that locals use.
For the hikers in the real jungles
It is important to know that Sirinat National Park, one of two national parks in Phuket, covers an eight-mile stretch of beach along the island’s northwestern edge. Also, try try Khao Phra Taew National Park, on the other side of the island. It hosts one of Phuket’s last remaining virgin rainforests and is a natural, unspoiled habitat for wildlife like langurs, barking deer, and monkeys.
Head to any beach
Apart from the famous beaches that you have already planned to visit, head to Layan Beach, which is at the end of Bang Tao beach on the west side of the island. This beach backs up to a thick forest, offering plenty of shady nooks to shield sandy bodies from the hot sun.
Kata Noi Beach
This beach sits near the island’s southern tip and Ao Yon Beach, a sleepy little cove slung with coconut trees, and blissfully free of amenities and resorts – are another two favorite beaches of ours.
Phuket is not equal to Patong
We are here to debunk the biggest myth that Phuket equals Patong. For example, take a guided walking tour of Old Town Phuket for the island’s history. The Thalang Road has some scrumptious Thai-Chinese fusion restaurants, as well as the beautifully intact Sino-Portuguese shophouse buildings.
The hub of Services
Phuket is a hub of services – for massages, beauty services, and traditional Thai massages. Try them out for they use traditional oils and herbs along with the endless traditional styles.
WHERE TO EAT
Pan Yaah Restaurant for classic Thai dishes and a perfect romantic setting overlooking Patong.
Bang Pae Seafood Restaurant for best Tom Yam Goong.
Kota Khao Man Gai for the most popular fast-food dishes.
Loktien Restaurant for Hokkien style fried noodles.
Khun Jeed’s Rad Na Yod Pak for their pork and chicken Satays.