Often associated with the loud, buzzing main tourist haunt of Patong, Phuket and its many faces emerge when you take time to peel off the layers. Work that tan at the numerous beaches and the gamut of dream islands only a speedboat ride away. Add water sports and eco-adventure parks for the perfect holiday. If you’re not pressed for time, don’t miss the cultural gems of Phuket Old Town.
Best time to visit
Phuket is a year-round destination. Peak season (November to February) coincides with the cool and dry period. September to October, which is in the low season being the wettest time of the year, is also the hottest, alongside April to May.
Electrical outlet type: Type A (2 flat pins), Type B (2 flat pins, grounded), Type C (2 round pins), Type F (2 round pins)
Currency: Thai Baht (THB)
Top modes of transport from the airport and cost estimate to city centre
Phuket International Airport is 50 minutes from Phuket town, 60 minutes to Patong and 70 minutes to Karon/Kata
– Taxi/Van from THB 650
– Airport Bus THB 50-100 to Phuket Town
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