Phuket is one of the most beautiful places in Thailand. I’d even say, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the whole world and in Asia, it’s a mixture of beaches, hills, forests, markets and nightlife, everything at one place. My recent visit to this amazing place was in November 2015. I’ll be sharing all of my experience with you through this blog post. If you are planning to visit Thailand in near future then don’t forget to visit Phuket as well, because without Phuket and Krabi province, I’d say, you have not yet explored Thailand.
How to get to Phuket?
I was in Bangkok, so I first decided to go by road using a bus service, but then due to shortage of time, I took a flight to Phuket from Bangkok. But I’ll give you information about bus service as well, because if you travel in a bus during day time then it’ll be an amazing journey, this is because Thailand is very clean & beautiful country, and the roads are very smooth. You can take a bus from Southern Bus Station in Bangkok, and the bus leaves for Phuket after every hour. The fare from Bangkok to Phuket is between 600 to 1000 Thai Baht. And if you want to go by Air then it’s more easier than you think.
You can take a one hour flight from Bangkok to Phuket which is very reasonable in terms of fare, I flied with NOK Air and it was a great service, but you can also use the following low-price airlines:
- Air Asia
- Bangkok Airways
- Nok Air
Go to their official websites, and check for a flight from anywhere to anywhere within Thailand, it was 1200 baht fare from Bangkok to Phuket for me via Nok Air.
Best Places in Phuket Thailand
Phuket is not just a city, it’s a province which is big if not the biggest. Therefore, you should know the places to be visited which are truly amazing. I visited the following places and they were great, and I’d recommend you to visit them as well.
- Patong Beach
- Karon Beach
- Phuket Town
- Phi Phi Islands
- Bangla Street (Night Life)
Don’t forget to stay in Phi Phi Islands for a day or two, because this is a collection of Islands, where you’ll just lost yourself. Phuket is very famous for beautiful beaches, and one of the fantastic beaches are situated at Phuket. The Karon beach is a wonderful beach located a few minutes away from Patong beach. You should stay in or near Patong beach, so you can very easily get to the popular destinations.
I went to Patong beach from Phuket Airport, and it cost me 180 Baht for a mini-bus or you can say mini-van. I already had my booking with Red Planet Hotel located opposite Patong beach, and you should too book the hotel in advance. The room price per day was also reasonable and it was $20 per day in a great 3-star hotel.
What More You Can Do in Phuket?
I took a motor Bike on rent which cost me 250 Baht per day, and it’s available everywhere in Patong beach where I was staying. Using that Bike, I went to most of the places with my friend, and we enjoyed a lot. I also took Parasailing sky-drive on the Patong beach (Cost me 1100 baht), which was amazing experience. At the end of the day, you can do the following activities in Phuket:
- Swimming in the beaches (Karon & Patong)
- Eating, Eating and Eating
- Take a bike on rent and go around
- Taking a cruise to Phi Phi Islands
- Enjoy the night life at Patong beach
- Enjoy hiking in the hills
- A lot more you can do as per your choice