Phuket has a rich cultural history, with many Buddhist temples and shrines to visit, plus the glorious architecture of Old Phuket Town. For those who enjoy water sports there is a wide choice of things to do, including yachting, sailing, jet skiing, parasailing and deep sea fishing.
Phuket is large, well-developed hot spot with a busy café scene, a reputation for non-stop partying and plenty of fun things to do. From here take a boat trip to the outlying islands such as Phang Nga Bay which offers James Bond Island and Koh Panyee island.
Take a stroll around Phuket Old Town which is packed with well-preserved shophouses, charming cafes and colonial mansions belonging to tin barons of yesteryear. Bangla Road on Patong Beach, with its heady mix of entertainment and glitz, is home to Phuket’s famous night life.
The Big Buddha is a revered landmark offering stunning views of the Old Town and Phuket’s beaches. Make sure you visit Wat Chalong, one of Thailand’s most impressive Buddhist temples and one of 29 temples on Phuket. Other attractions include the Phuket Simon Cabaret and the Phuket FantaSea theme park.
Getting a massage is one of the top things to do in Thailand. In Phuket, choose from beach massages or up-market pampering in a salon. A wide range of massage styles and beauty treatments is available. Either way you’ll feel fantastic.