Explore Phuket Like a Local
The perfect combination of white sandy beaches, friendly locals, incredible cuisine, and an unbeatable vibrant nightlife, Phuket simply has all you could ever want out of a Thai vacation. From the cheap flights to Thailand to the cheap Phuket resorts that you can stay in while there, you are guaranteed to love every second of your time there. But before you head out to explore what makes Phuket such a highly sought after destination, here are some things you should know…
Phuket Resorts/Hotels – Where to Stay
With so many great hotels Phuket has to offer, this may be the toughest decision that you will make during your Thai vacation. Unlike other countries in Europe, Thailand offers some of the most affordable accommodation options meaning your cheap flights to Thailand aren’t the only thing you are going to score with. Consider the following Phuket resorts and hotels…
Kata Beach Spa Resort: Located just steps away from one of Phuket’s best (and less crowded) beaches, this resort offers an affordable price, clean amenities, and a fantastic location close to plenty.
Baan Krating Phuket Resort: A beachfront hotel Phuket boasts, you will love being right near the white sands, enjoying the nearby restaurants, and of course excellent and friendly service this place has to offer.
Sakul House: If you are looking for more of a laid back and personable atmosphere, you simply cannot beat Sakul House located in Phuket Town. Owned by a great young Thai couple where a delicious smoothie from their very own café will start your day off right before exploring the great things going on in Phuket Town.
Club Bamboo Boutique Resort & Spa: For those who want to be in the heart of all the craziness of Patong, this is the spot for you. A great pool, nearby everything, and good service make this one of the many fantastic Phuket resorts.
Exploring Phuket – What to See & Do
Once you are all settled into your accommodation of choice, now the real fun of your Thai vacation begins! Phuket has so much to offer that it can be overwhelming at times but be sure not to miss out on seeing and doing the following things…
Explore the Beaches: From the insane crowds at Patong to the deserted sands of Layan Beach and all the shoreline in between, the beach options are certainly far from few in Phuket. Lather up the sunscreen and get ready to dig your toes in the warm sands of this Thailand paradise.
Wander the Markets: Thailand is known for its vibrant and colorful markets that are filled with fun trinkets, treasures, and of course all the delicious Thai cuisine you can imagine. Head to Phuket Town for the best ones!
Visit the Temples: As a Buddhist country, Thailand has thousands of gorgeous temples scattered throughout. While on your Thai vacation in Phuket, be sure to check out Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, and Wat Phra Thong.
Where to Eat & Drink When In Phuket
If you’ve only been eating Thai food at a local restaurant in your hometown and have fallen in love with everything about Thai cuisine, then you are in for a real treat as authentic Thai food in actual Thailand is even better! Besides all the beaches and beautiful sights, one of the best parts about taking a Thai vacation is undoubted all the food you get to eat. Especially at these places…
Street Food: Thailand is famous for its street food and in Phuket, you’ll find this at nearly every street corner. From delicious pancakes and crepes to pad thai and soups, street food is both delicious and cheap!
Thai Smile: Located in Patong and serving up a mean Tom Kha soup, this may become your new favorite go-to eating joint.
Bangla Road: This is where all the craziness you’ve heard about Patong goes down each and every night. Every other establishment is a bar and if you head here you are almost guaranteed a good time!
360 Degrees: This restaurant and bar is the perfect spot to enjoy an unforgettable sunset while sipping on a nice cocktail. As the name suggests, get ready to take in breathtaking panoramic views.