For those of you who have never visited this beautiful island before, we’ve got the insider scoop on how to make the best out of your first visit to Phuket, so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
1. Eat Like A Local
When the Thai restaurant is packed with Thai people, you know it’s a good one. If it’s got the seal of approval of the Thai’s, you know it’s going to be good enough for you. Sometimes the most basic and simple restaurants are the most tasty.
2. Get Road Savvy
Save the expense of taxis and rent a scooter. There’s nothing more freeing than jumping onto the bike and driving aimlessly through windy roads exploring the wonders of Phuket. But always remember to be road safe and always wear your helmet.
3. Local Friends
Bridge the gap and make friends with the locals. The Thai people are so friendly and welcoming in Phuket. Start a conversation, build a relationship and see a different side to life in Thailand.
4. Go Further
Forget the standard beaches. Yes they’re beautiful but often packed with tourists. Go further afield and explore those hidden and untouched beaches. These are often the most serene.
5. Phuket Town
Phuket Town sunday market is probably one of the best things to do and see here in Phuket. Explore the old cobbled streets of Phuket old town, soak up the atmosphere, buy some classic Thai souvenirs and taste the freshest authentic thai flavours.
6. Big Buddha
You haven’t been to Phuket if you haven’t visited the Big Buddha, or better yet, climbed all the way to the top to make the view all the more worthwhile.
7. Wat Chalong
There are so many stunning temples here in Phuket. Each one more grand and ornate than the next. With intricate paintings and gold details, these temples are best experienced in real life. Forget the postcards, go and see these magnificent temples for yourself.