Arguably the most famous region in Thailand, Phuket is known for its hedonistic partying, thriving tourist trade and beautiful beaches. Few islands can rival Phuket’s abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters. The winding coastal roads, along the west coast of this 540-square-kilometre island, offer stunning views and easy access to the fabulous beaches.
Reasons to visit
When you take into consideration its spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue seas, it is no wonder that cheap holidays to Phuket are among Asia’s most popular. With a Phuket package holiday, you will be treated to beaches that have it all, from a lively, frenetic pace in Patong, to the remote stretches of sand in the north, which are ideal for those seeking solitude. Providing an unbeatable combination of perfect silky white, palm-lined beaches, world-class diving, world-standard championship golf courses and exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests, a Phuket holiday will satisfy the needs of any visitor.
Things to see and do
Phuket’s reputation as a partying hotspot is well deserved. From wild a-go-gos and cabarets, to live music pubs and quiet little beer bars, a Phuket holiday has it all for those who want it. With its wide variety of activities, shopping and extensive nightlife, the well-known resort of Patong Beach is the ideal place to party and play, while Kata Beach, with its white sands, clear waters and lively but not raucous nightlife is popular with families. Because there is so much to see and do in the region, a package holiday to Phuket would be incomplete without at least one tour. A wide range are available, including white-water rafting and elephant trekking, trips to the beautiful island of Phi Phi, observing monkeys and snorkelling with tropical fish in crystal clear waters and safaris in Siam, spotting elephants, monkeys and water buffalo.
Holidays to Phuket are becoming more family-orientated each year, with kids now being able to zoom through the jungle on an ATV, ride on the back of an elephant, visit the Splash Jungle Water Park, go kayaking and go-karting, play mini-golf, visit Phuket’s aquarium and butterfly farm and even learn how to scuba-dive.
Phuket has a tropical monsoon climate, with April to May and September to October being the hottest and September to October being the wettest. The best time to book your cheap Phuket holiday is during the cool season from December to March, when it isn’t so humid and a cool breeze makes things more comfortable.