Top 10 Things To Do in Phuket
Dreaming of a Phuket vacation? Consider this list of top things to do in Phuket when visiting one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destination.
Six Senses Yao Noi
Stay with your loved ones in one of the posh and private pool villa accommodations at Yao Noi. Nestled in the lush forest of Phang Nga Bay, this unique wellness destination provides much needed rest and relaxation every guest craves. There’s a good reason Phuket is repeatedly included among the top honeymoon destinations in Asia. Few things beat waking up in this sanctuary.
Get a taste of Thai’s traditional healing arts, or treat your body with a soothing massage. While you wait for your spa appointment, savor some gourmet Thai dishes served at the seaside lounge. Ask the concierge for leisure possibilities, and then choose your favorites, from short excursions to day-long cruises.
Buddha Cave or Wat Tham Cave
A trip to Buddha Cave or Wat Tham Cave is a must when you are in Phuket. Situated along Phang Nga Bay, this massive, jaw-droppingly beautiful cavern boasts captivating Buddha statues. Among these religious figures, the Gold Buddha statue is the most astounding sight. Need more surprises? The cave is also home to monkeys, which tourists can feed with snacks sold at the stalls near the cave. Keepsakes, souvenirs, and jewelry can also be bought from the surrounding shops.
Whitebox Restaurant & Bar
Looking for a trendy bar along Palong where you can unwind with great food and a glass of fine wine? Then call the reservation staff at Whitebox Restaurant & Bar to get a seat. Sample no-frills Thai-European staples at affordable prices. The big draw of this rooftop bar is, of course, its divine view. (The cocktails and food only come second.) Note that this place is only open from August to May.
Get to know the thriving marine life and fabulous beaches at Koh Similan (Similan Islands). Australian adventurers rave about the unspoiled, lesser-known splendor of these islands so much that many underwater enthusiasts have recently added these spots to their travel bucket lists. Lucky for you, these barely explored island gems are located south of Thailand, meaning if you are in Phuket, these diving havens are just a boat ride away. Marvel at white sand beaches, and get up close with hundreds of gorgeous marine species at this unforgettable spot.
Baan Rim Pa Patong
Thai cuisine is famous the world over, so be bold and explore the rich flavors. There’s no better place to get an introduction to Thai’s culinary wonders than at Baan Rim Pa Patong. Gourmet eaters and landscape lovers should make a stop there to fulfill their travel wishes. The highlights of this restaurant include Panaeng Ped and Goong Sarong, so don’t miss them. This eatery has fabulous live music, featuring jazz and blues. Great music with food and drinks to match – could you ask for more?
Lao Liang Islands
Seeking more amazing hideaways in Phuket? Gather your team, and paddle a canoe to Lao Liang Islands. Swim with whale sharks, spot manta rays as you dive, and kayak along the enchanting limestone caves within the island. Visitors are stunned to discover underwater treasures never been covered in guidebooks before. The diving enthusiasts in your party cannot miss this activity. Bring your snorkeling gear, and slip into the waters of Lao Liang Islands.
Wondering about your fellow tourists’ favorite things to do in Phuket at night? Most vacationers travel from faraway places to get a taste of Phuket’s fun after dark. Still undecided where to go? You’ll never go wrong with Sanaeha. The bar has two amazing bands playing interchangeably every night. Before you drink, fill up with delicious Thai fusion dishes.
Love spectacular sunsets? Make it a point to visit Phromthep Cape for an epic memory of Phuket.
Many travelers come to this lookout point to watch the sun paint the skies and seas with oranges and reds. The hike to the top might be a bit strenuous, so it’s good to be fit to tackle this rugged, mildly challenging terrain. Just when you thought life couldn’t be better, you’ll witness a dramatic event as the sun falls over the ocean. Come sundown and you and your companions are starving, pop by one of the restaurants nearby and grab a simple yet hearty meal.
Khao Rang Hill View Point
Besides partying the night away, visiting a famous lookout point about an hour away from town is a favorite pastime among locals and tourists alike. In fact, a proper trip to Phuket should start with a stop at Khao Rang Hill. While the atmosphere seems perfect for romance, visitors are surprised to encounter gentle and playful monkeys hanging out here, too. If you have a good camera, make your followers on social media jealous by snapping a photo from the hill, which gives you a panoramic view of the glowing city down below.
Water sports, long stretches of beaches, and shops… Just name what you want to do, and Kata Beach likely has it. Tourists come to this accessible beach destination to parasail, jetski, sunbathe, or simply stroll the one-mile shore. Some happily enjoy a cup of coffee from any of the cafes along the beach. It’s no wonder why it’s high on the list of favorite things to do in Phuket by families. Even toddlers can find something fun to do at this beach.