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Expat Explore: What to do in Phuket

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Expat Explore: What to do in Phuket


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What to do in Phuket

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and one of the finest beach destinations in the world. With an abundance of other attractions to discover on the island, it is the complete location to seek out your holiday adventure.

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Video Review of Phuket:

  • Phuket Overview

Things to do:

1. Beaches

There are 30 beach locations all offering slightly different experiences. The most popular include the 1.5km stretching Kata Beach and Freedom Beach.

For more information on the top 10 beaches in Phuket:

2. Golf

Phuket has a good selection of golf courses, many have been used for International competitions and world championships.

Take a look at how they rate on Tripadvisor:

3. Patong Nightlife

Patong Nightlife in Phuket is famous the world around for being colourful and carefree. It has evolved a lot to reach every type of travellers and is not as rowdy as in Pattaya or even Bangkok. During high season (November to May), Nightlife is vibrant in most beach towns. Patong is lively and colourful until 2 am (officially) but most of the time past 4 am.

For more information on Patong Nightlife visit:

Patong is a lively area full of lots of bars and restaurants

4. Dining

Phuket boasts some excellent dining options from all nationality and for all budgets. Here are some of the picks of the bunch courtesy of Tripadvisor:

5. Shopping

The island has plenty of affordable shopping spots. There is a four floor Central Phuket shopping complex that sells pretty much everything. The Phuket Art Village, Phuket Weekend Market and Chillva Night Market make for a great experience to wonder around. 

6. Island Hop

If you are going to visit Phuket, then you should consider visiting the Phi Phi Islands or one of the many other nearby small islands. Koh Khai islands for example is unknown to most tourists, yet it is breathtaking.

If you are going to explore some of the islands, pack a snorkel as you will want to take a swim in the gorgeous seas! 

The stunning Koh Kkai just a 20-minute speed boat ride from East Phuket.

Local Reference Websites for Phuket:

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