Phuket

PHUKET

Travel guide

With a mountainous centre covered in jungle and fringed by beaches on all sides, Phuket is western Thailand's most popular, and largest island paradise. Beach bums can anchor their toes into any one of the dozens of beaches, divers can feast their eyes on the colourful life below the surface of the Andaman, party animals will be at home in Patong, and backpackers keen for an island-hopping adventure can use Phuket as a jumping off point to dozens of dramatic karst islands nearby. Adventure is just a longtail boatride away...
Railay Beach

Get yourself off: Near to Phuket

Phuket is an ideal beach break destination - not only does it have so much going on, it has all of the other most beautiful parts of Thailand within a few hours drive... or sail away. We hope you have the time, and energy, to take a guided adventure around Khao Sok National Park, cast away to Koh Phi Phi or soak up the chilled vibes on Koh Lanta. Here are our favourite four places which are accessible from Phuket - and you can see them all on one of our Adventure Tours!
James Bond Island
Phang Nga Bay
An easy day trip from Phuket, Phang Nha Bay is home to dozens of limestone karst formations, the most insane of which is the towering, top-heavy James Bond Island.
Khao Sok National Park
A three hour drive inland from Phuket, Khao Sok is home to insane limestone cliffs, turquoise blue lakes surrounded by jungle... and even tigers. Cruise the waters by day and spend the nights on water too, in bamboo cabins.
Railay
Railay, part of the Krabi province, is a two hour boat ride, or three hour drive from Phuket Town. Its wacky and wonderful topography is popular with rock climbers, but it's not all about action packed adventure. Haad Phra Nang Beach is regularly voted one of the best in the world. Small enough to walk around, but with endless pocket of paradise to discover. Don't miss the secret (ahem) view point!
Phi-phi-don
Koh Phi Phi
Need to escape the holidaying hoards of Phuket? Koh Phi Phi, the location of The Beach, and hands down Southeast Asia's most unmissable beach, is a two hour cruise away. Amazing diving, snorkelling and amazing Instagram opportunities await...

Phuket Adventure Tours

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Phuket Adventure Tours

Island Hopping Phuket
Thai Island Hopper West
Stretch your sea legs; this is one hell of a journey. Starting in Phuket and ending in Krabi, you'll spend nine days exploring the Andaman's best islands, including Koh Phi Phi, the setting of The Beach. It includes all transport, accomodation and some meals... to find out more, click below.
From $955
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Island Hopper
Full Moon Island Hopper
We'll take you on 23 days of classic island hopping, with the world's most famous all-nighter thrown in for good measure. You'll meet your guide and fellow travel companions in Bangkok before travelling down to Khao Sok National Park. Then it's on to Thailand's stunning eastern islands, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan where you can party in paradise. Then it's onto Phuket for maximum chill-time, via Railay Beach.
From $1413
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When is the best time of year to visit Phuket?

Like any tropical island, Phuket swings from scorching hot and dry, to rough-watered and rainy throughout the year. From November 'til April, Phuket and all of the rest of the western islands on Thailand's Andaman coast stay hot and dry. Brave it between May and October, and you'll experience a much quieter Phuket - meaning you'll find cheaper accomodation and have the beaches to yourself. September is usually the rainiest month in Phuket.