Phuket is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, world famous for its fantastic natural viewpoints and beaches. Yet Phuket also offers visitors the chance to experience a vibrant and cheerful nightlife. There are plenty of attractions and activities that you shouldn’t miss while visiting Phuket. Here we’ve collected the best of them, making an excellent list to bring with you during your vacation on the biggest island of Thailand.
Island hopping is the best way to chill out while exploring the tropical beach and rainforest scenery of the islands. Famous attractions such as Phi Phi Island, Phang Nga Bay or Similan Island, can easily be reached by boat from Phuket City. Various transportation options are available; however, taking a speedboat is the fastest and most convenient way to move around.
There are plenty of other activities to keep you entertained while on an island hopping adventure. Snorkelling, scuba diving and hiking are all highly recommended in this tropical paradise. The glittering beauty of the Andaman Sea will never disappoint, letting you see firsthand why visitors come back again and again to enjoy the pleasures of Thailand’s gorgeous islands.
Enjoying Phuket’s Nightlife
If you like partying and are looking for a fun night out, Phuket offers the best venues around. Located in the island’s famous Patong district, Bangla Road is the best spot to enjoy a social night with friends. Featuring vivid neon lights, loud sounds and plenty of cheap drinks, Bangla becomes the most lively and joyful street in Phuket every time the sun goes down.
To keep things interesting, there are different “Sois” on Bangla Road, and each of them provides different types of bars. For example, Soi Seadragon mostly features “go-go bars”, while Soi Tiger is the place to be for beer bars. A party-filled evening at Bangla Road will give you a genuinely thrilling experience that you will never forget!
Visiting Phuket’s Old Town
Learn more about the history of Phuket by visiting its Old Town. Enjoy the century-old Sino-Portugese architecture as part of a casual sightseeing walk around the ancient town. These ancient shop-houses and mansions were later renovated to be cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops or even hotels. The stores are managed by local people, making the visit to Phuket’s Old Town an excellent way to support them and their work. You will never get bored wandering around this little town as there are many great spots available for you to take photos while absorbing Phuket’s authentic lifestyle.
Chilling Out at the Beach
You came all this way to Phuket, so of course you’ll want to chill out at the beach. There are plenty of nice beaches on this big island that offer amazing scenery, like Surin Beach, Karon Beach, Kata Beach, and of course Kamala Beach, where Novotel Kamala is located. Kamala is the best place to escape from the crowd, as it is located near a fishing village. You’ll have a chance to see the true lifestyle of the locals, while also enjoying the calm atmosphere of the area. Kamala has a peaceful and relaxed vibe, featuring a white fine-sand beach and a fresh, salty ocean breeze, which makes a perfect day out for everyone.