Phuket Island Vacations

Don’t be tempted to pronounce the name of this Thai island as an obscenity meaning “forget it.” Pu-ged, as it’s pronouced, should not be forgotten on any Southeast Asian adventure. With miles of lovely beach and a hot climate, Phuket now earns most of its income from tourism, although in years past it earned a place in many ships’ logs as part of a ... Read more
trading route, producing tin and rubber. Hard hit in the 2004 tsunami, Phuket has made a full recovery, and is accessible by many international flights. Observing huge waterfalls, 40 native species of butterfly, a crocodile taming farm, or going sailing, yachting and scuba diving are all ways to experience the stunning nature in Phuket.

Phuket Island places to stay and top hotels

Phuket Island things to do and experiences

  • Patong Beach
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  • Phuket FantaSea
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    Shopping, Performing Arts, Theme Park
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  • Phromthep Cape
    9.233 reviews
    Other, Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Other, Landmark, Scenic Lookout, Mountain
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  • Big Buddha
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Phuket Island


The best and most popular time to visit Phuket Island is during the dry season (November to February) when rainfall is at a minimum, humidity is lower, and temperatures are most pleasant. You’ll want to avoid ... Read more
traveling to Phuket Island from March to early May since the heat and humidity can become unbearable. By the end of May, the monsoons have begun, and generally last through October. It’s not impossible to travel here during the monsoons, especially since the downpours are usually limited to the afternoon and evening. Traveling during monsoon season also means big discounts on your hotel and vacation packages, along with fewer crowds.

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Phuket Island reviews & trip reports

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Lived here in a Thai gym for the experience and was the best thing I’ve ever done on my travels

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The beaches was so beautiful, the weather, nightlife, the activities. Perfect for family and friends

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Such a fun island with so much to see and do. The people are so lovely and welcoming, the food is amazing and it’s so affordable.

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It's a great place if you want to try different foods and drinks. The markets are great for cheap clothes and some of them are decent quality too. I hired a scooter and it's a great way to get around, you just need to be very vigilant because drivers are a bit crazy here!

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I love it! enjoy finding out of the way luxury accommodation ... especially Ban Krating resort where my son had his wedding .

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Bangkok, Thailand

Beautiful island with a lot of places to visit. Especially the beaches and it neighbouring island.

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Houston, Texas, USA

Beautiful beaches. Lovely people. Delicious food ! If you love night life, Patong is the best choice !

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There are many beautiful beaches in Phuket and next month is very hot hear in Thailand. So travel to the beach is perfect! If you want to stay on the budget you should live in the city of Phuket. But if you wanna spend some money to stay on 4 stars hotel I recommend Kantary bay hotel at Cape Panwa.

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Klang, Malaysia

Phuket Island is one of the famous destination of Thailand. It is an island which is re developed after 2004 Tsunami. Now they are more tourists and from here you can go to Phi Phi island or James Bond Island or any island you wish to visit. These two islands more popular.

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Phuket is just too crazy crowded for me. If I am going to a remote tropical island I don't want to be surrounded (and annoyed by) all night parties and filth everywhere. There are some nice resorts though and you can get on a speed boat and escape for a while. But there is seemingly little left of any authentic culture.