You have already made an excellent decision to take your next holiday on the fantastic island of Phuket but if you want some information on the activities on offer you are in the right place. As Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is situated in the Andaman Sea off the country’s east coast and is popular with many due to the stunning white sandy beaches and clear blue seas that circle the island. But what else does Phuket have to offer away from the beach? We will look at everything it has to offer, from island hopping boat trips to award-winning restaurants or the odd art gallery, Phuket has something to keep everyone happy.
Historical Culture and Tasty Cuisine
Phuket’s most famous and well-visited landmark is the statue of the Big Buddha; the enormous structure sits on the top of the Nakkerd hills and stands over forty-five meters tall; visitors get an outstanding view of the island, especially at sunset. Old Phuket Town is also worth visiting, with stunning artistic architecture showing Chinese and Portuguese traditions and the Thai Hua Museum. The Phuket art village is a great destination for the creative with working artists living in a small community. Phuket has varied food culture is an important part of its historical identity and one it is proud of; the varied range of specialities includes local fresh seafood and mixes Indian, Chinese, and Thai influences. Phuket has an excellent range of restaurants and bars; highlights include Mor Mu Dong in Phuket town, the romantic Mom Tri’s Kitchen at the excellent Villa Royale hotel and the floating restaurants at Laem Hin pier.
Adventurous and Bold Activities
Among the most popular activities in Phuket are the daily boat trips that head for a range of different equally scenic destinations. The Phi Phi islands, made famous by the movie The Beach, Maya Bay, and the also famous James Bond Island, are highly regarded as is the snorkelling offered on most trips. If you prefer to stay closer to home, white-water rafting, ATV tours and Jungle adventures are all available on a daily booking basis; Scuba diving, Go-karting and Golf are all activities on offer. Phuket also has two great waterparks with numerous slides, paddleboards, and zip lines that all the family can enjoy.
Plenty Of Retail Therapy
Phuket is well known for its outdoor markets offering many different products, do not miss the Chilva night market or the massive Naka weekend market in Phuket’s old town, which is also the best place for authentic Thai street food which will not empty your wallet. There are numerous shopping malls, including the Jungceylon mall in Patong and Central Festive just outside Phuket Town.
Phuket has all the activities you could want, and I am sure you will have a fantastic holiday.