For decades now, Phuket has been the top-of-mind choice for many travellers across the globe. Covering over 5,800 square feet of land, it’s the largest island in Thailand, and it’s a giant mix-bag of everything great that Thailand has to offer. Perfect for beach lovers, partygoers, and casual tourists, the array of lively activities and beautiful sights is sure to make you fall in love with the paradise of Phuket.
Take in the Cuisine
Thai food is famous all over the world – and for good reason. Mixing exotic herbs, greens, and fresh seafood, the culinary spectacle that is Thai cuisine is not only delicious but potentially healthy. Best of all, it can be very affordable if you choose your options with some distinction! Alongside the iconic street carts, are gorgeous restaurants and adorable cafes, ready to serve everything from a hearty noodle soup to a refreshing coffee to brighten your day.
Experience the Nightlife
With Phuket, comes the party. The nightlife is quite active, with the eclectic Bangla Road providing a bustling pedestrian experience filled with bars, pubs, and nightclubs to while away the hours. If partying is not your scene, you could always stroll through the night markets and haggle the time away while finding the perfect knick-knacks and souvenirs to take back home. Luckily, your choice of nightlife is a short distance from great accommodations, such as the NH Boat Lagoon Phuket Resort.
Feast your eyes on Nature
There’s always a good time to be had in the natural hotspots of Phuket. Visit Phang Nga Bay, where the limestone caves are extensive and interesting. Or drop in at the Freedom Beach, just a short ride from any Phuket city hotel, and you can see the glorious sands and seas for yourself. You may also find the Phi Phi islands to be worth your time – it’s a great place to flop around and take a couple of incredibly scenic pictures.
Discover the Religions and Cultures
Although many go to Phuket to unwind, there’s definitely some value in absorbing the local culture. Thailand has a reputation for exotic and beautiful depictions of its religions, whether it’s through statues, carvings, or ornately designed temples. You can also visit Phuket Old Town for some insights into the days of colonial occupation, bathing in the glow of history as the buildings of Portuguese origin.