Things to do in Phuket, Thailand

We had the most incredible trip to Phuket in Thailand recently. It was our first time to Thailand and will certainly not be the last. WE loved every bit of this beautiful country from the beaches to the culture to the food. Here is a quick recap for Things to do in Phuket if you are ever planning a trip to this tropical paradise :

1 ) Beaches : Thailand is known for its beautiful beaches. Phuket is one of the top beach destinations of the country; and what I loved most about it is that you have the best of both worlds – the lush tropics and the pristine beaches. Some of our favorite beaches we went to while we were on the island were Surin Beach, Bangtao beach and Kamala Beach. Of course Patong and Karon are super popular options, if you prefer a fun bustling beach with tons of cafes, shops and nightlife around. But we prefer quieter options and hence skipped these two. Another beach that is super pretty on Phuket is Freedom Beach, it is hard to get to but completely worth it.

Surin Beach :

Suit – Indah c/o Swim Outlet (top and bottom)

Sunset on Surin Beach :

Kamala beach :

Suit – c/o Oneill Womens

2 ) Visit an ethical Elephant Sanctuary – Truly an incredible experience! Read more about this in my post here. Two sanctuaries I would personally recommend in the Phuket area are Elephant Jungle sanctuary and Phuket Elephant Sanctuary.

Romper – c/o Oneill womens

3 ) Day trip to the Phi Phi Islands – This was certainly one of my favorite days of the trip, read more in my post here. If you have the time I would highly recommend staying out on one of the islands for a couple of days. This is something I definitely want to do on my next trip.

Koh Phi Phi Leh Lagoon :

Maya Bay :

4) Day trip to Phang Nga Bay – Unfortunately due to poor weather conditions we couldn’t do this trip, but the Phang Nga Bay is a must do when you visit Phuket. This gorgeous bay is home to stunning limestone cliffs, mangrove forests and small islands that offer plenty of snorkeling and kayaking opportunities among its numerous caves and lagoons! This is also where the famous James Bond island as well as the floating village Koh Panyi.

5) Old Town Phuket – Great place to spend an afternoon, read more in my post here.

6) Restaurants – Phuket has tons of amazing restaurants and beach clubs to choose from. Some of my faves were Palm Seaside and Catch Beach Club on Bangtao Beach and HQ beach lounge on Kamala beach (food photo below).

At Palm seaside :

Jumpsuit – c/o Planet Blue

7) Other places worth adding to your Phuket itinerary – Big Buddha, Wat Chalong temple, catch a Muay Thai game , walk along Bangla street, etc.

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo


3 thoughts on “Things to do in Phuket, Thailand

  1. All great options, the Phi Phi islands look incredible! I’ll come back and consult your guide when we’re ready for Thailand. Xx

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