From Bangkok, take Highway No.4 (Petchakasem Road) through Petchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Surat Thani and Phang Nga see more
There is fairly regular boat service between Phuket and nearby islands including Koh Yao and Koh Phi Phi. During the high season (October-May), travelers may also see more
Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal for Phuket several times daily. Trips by air-conditioned bus, which see more
Flying to Phuket is arguably the easiest way to get to the island. Most domestic airlines operate several flights daily between Phuket and Bangkok, see more
Guide to Phuket
Phuket [ภูเก็ต] is Thailand's largest island. Phuket is situated in the Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline, 867 kilometers south of Bangkok. The island is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery, palm-fringed white beaches, smaller surrounding islands, hospitable people and seafood, delightful turn-of-the-century Sino-Portuguese architecture, numerous sporting and leisure opportunities and a lush tropical landscape - all combined to create a delightful ambience for truly memorable holidays. Phuket’s most famous beaches are Patong, Kata, Karon, Kamala and Nai Harn Beach. Phuket and its islands are ideal for sailing, diving, snorkeling, golfing and other kinds of sports and entertainment. Travelers can also take a trip with a submarine to discover the colorful marine lives in the sea. There is plenty of accommodations available ranging from standard bungalows to 5-star hotels and resorts.
This open air, two-story teak house provides magnificent, panoramic views of beach at Patong and to the Bay of Kalim. Complementing this spectacle, are the sounds of rolling waves heard crashing on the rocks below, a gentle sea breeze ...
Opening Hours : 12:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Location : Prabaramee Rd., Patong Beach
Tel. : 0 7634 0789, 0 7634 1768
One of Phuket's most popular restaurants for lunch, sunset cocktails, dinner or late night drinks, Joe's Downstairs is located right on the water with breathtaking views of Kalim Bay. This backdrop, combined with the all white interior and bar ...
Opening Hours : 12:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Location : Prabaramee Rd., Kalim Beach
Tel. : 0 7661 8245
The recently renovated and re-launched Ratri Italian Bar & Grill commands Phuket's most sensational hillside vista overlooking the broad sweep of Kata Bay, the Andaman Sea, and Little Boo Island, laid out before you in a ...
Opening Hours : 05:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Location : Patak Rd., Kata Beach
Tel. : 0 7633 3538
The bar has a island reggae flair to it and the atmosphere is very laid back. All the Thais working there are rastas with full on dread locks and are very chill individuals. They play a mix of R&B, Hip Hop and of course Reggae ...
Opening Hours : Daily until 02:00 am.
Location : Kata Noi Beach
Tel. : 08 1797 0559
Another of Phuket Town’s old favourites, Kor Tor Mor near the Seahorse Circle is an extremely popular place with the island’s young hi-so Thai crowd. On occasions on Fridays and Saturdays, this rocking joint is so busy ...
Opening Hours : 09:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Location : Chana Charoen Rd.
Tel. : 0 7623 2285
Sofa Pub is located at the entrance of an up-and-coming nightlight area called Limelight Avenue along New Dibuk Road. It has live bands and some interesting dishes. Sofa Pub is a regular hangout for Phuket yuppies and a modern warm atmosphere ...
Opening Hours : 11:00 am. - 02:00 am.
Location : New Dibuk Rd.
Tel. : 08 3644 4772, 08 9651 1801
This mall will certainly have a significant impact on the shopping scene in Patong. The beachside stalls selling their vastly overpriced trinkets and fakes will take a big hit. In the long run this can only be a good thing for visitors to Patong ...
Opening Hours : 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Location : Patong Beach
Tel. : 0 7660 0111
This new luxury shopping mall is on the outskirts of Phuket Town at the junction between Wichitsongkram Road and Chalermprakiat Road (Bypass Road). Boasting over 250 shops and more than 50 restaurants, it has just about everything ...
Opening Hours : 10:30 am. - 10:00 pm.
Location : Phuket Town
Tel. : 0 7629 1111
The Best Shopping & Dinning on Mai khao Beach. Located just a short walk from Anantara and JW Marriott Phuket. Turtle Village encompasses over 3000 sqm. of retail space on 2 levels. This uniquely designed Chino-Portuguese village ...
Opening Hours : 10:00 am. until late
Location : Mai Khao, Nai Yang
Tel. : 0 7631 4898
Festivals & Events
Songkran FestivalWhen : 13 - 15 Apr 2018
Where: Throughout Phuket
The highlight included procession of the Phra Buddha Sihing image around Patong Beach, floral parade, little Miss Songkran beauty pageant, art and cultural exhibition and water splashing along Patong Beach.
Laguna Phuket International Marathon 2018When : 9 - 10 Jun 2018
Where: Laguna Phuket Resort
This is tenth race in which anyone can participate as it features five different achievable courses for you to choose from with races include a full marathon, half marathon, fun run (10.5 kms), community walk (5 kms), and kids' run (2 kms).
Cape Panwa Phuket Race WeekWhen : 18 - 22 Jul 2018
Where: Cape Panwa Hotel
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, asia's most exciting and fastest growing regatta. Four days of world-class yacht racing in Phuket, combined with four nights of magical, beachside parties at the 5-star Cape Panwa Hotel.
Kathu Culture Street FestivalWhen : Jul 2018
Where: Kathu District
The event sees activities and performances that showcase the cultural heritage of one of Phuket's oldest and most vibrant communities including the main economic activity of centuries ago, tin mining. The Festival will have a light and sound show, shop booths and exhibitions, handicrafts and local food.
Por Tor - The Chinese Hungry Ghost FestivalWhen : 20 Aug 2018
Where: All Chinese Shrines in Phuket
The residents of Phuket honor the traditions of the Chinese minority who leave on the island. The events take place during the seventh month of the Chinese calendar. The ceremonies take place in all the Chinese shrines in Phuket. The whole forms one of the most bizarre festivals in Thailand.
Vegetarian FestivalWhen : 9 - 17 Oct 2018
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar with people of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of spiritual cleansing and merit-making.
Laguna Phuket TriathlonWhen : 18 Nov 2018
Where: Laguna Phuket
The Laguna Phuket Triathlon is Asia's premier destination triathlon featuring a unique 1.8K swim, 55K bike and 12K run through spectacular tropical scenery.
Phuket King's Cup RegattaWhen : 1 - 8 Dec 2018
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is known as the greatest regatta in Asia. The old regatta started in 1987 and is held, every year, from end November till the first week of December with the sponsorship of the royal family.
Phuket Count DownWhen : 29 - 31 Dec 2018
Where: Throughout Phuket
The event includes mini-concerts from famous artists and impressive dance contests. On 31 Dec, a countdown for the last rays of sunshine will be celebrated at Phromthep Cape, where a New Year's countdown clock will be set and then at night enjoy watching fireworks show at Chai Field.