Thailand’s gorgeous destination of Phuket offers visitors a sensory overload with its vast array of spectacular sights, sounds and smells, making holidays in Phuket truly engrossing.
Best known for its numerous breath-taking white-sand beaches and great snorkelling and kayaking opportunities, Phuket is much more than just a pretty face, with family activities, adventure, sumptuous food and cultural highlights all on the agenda.
But first and foremost, many come for the beautiful beaches. And with the gorgeous weather in Phuket, catching some rays with a cocktail in hand is a must. Karon Beach, Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach, line the west coast or head further south for stunning sunset views from the golden sands of Hai Nan Beach or Yanui Beach.
While in the area, a walk up to Karon Viewpoint provides spectacular panoramic views across the whole area.
Family holidays in Phuket can be enjoyed relaxing on the beach or keeping the kids busy at one of a number of great attractions. Phuket FantaSea and Phuket Aquarium rank among the most popular for all ages, while KC Slip-Fly is ideal for more adventurous youngsters.
Daredevils can also get the adrenaline pumping with the Flying Hanuman, which boasts skybridges and a zipline through the lush jungle towards the north of Phuket. Nearby, Phuket Wake Park and Jungle Bungy Jump are great options for more adventure.
But as mentioned, there’s still plenty of culture and heritage to immerse yourself in, presenting a nice contrast to the beaches and tourist attractions. Phuket Thai Hua Museum provides a fascinating insight into the history of Chinese people in Phuket, while the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery offers tours and tastings to experience the local tipple.
Thailand is also known for its ornate and imposing temples and shrines, and Phuket doesn’t disappoint. The Big Buddha, a 45-metre-tall marble statue, provides wonderful views, while Wat Chalong is a 19th century temple complex, displaying golden statues, Buddha paintings and landscaped gardens.
With pristine beaches, mouth watering food and a lively nightlife, we’re spoiling you
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