Welcome to paradise! It has all the right ingredients surrounded by clear blue water, its palm fringed beaches are of soft, clean sand, it has a vibrant nightlife and you can enjoy the most wide-ranging cuisine – you name it, you can eat it in Phuket. For several years Phuket has topped the polls as a holiday paradise, and in the most recent survey, readers of a top travel magazine voted for it ahead of Bali and Cebu. Add all this to the most welcoming people in the world, and you can see why travellers love it.

Facts

Population

314,000

Currency

Thai Baht, 1 Baht = 100 satang

Opening hours

Most shops are open from 09.00 to 22.00 in the evening, and are often open 7 days a week. Banking hours are strictly 08.30 to 15.30, Monday to Friday.

Newspapers

Phuket Post Phuket Gazette Bangkok Post (National) The Nation (National) Look East (Magazine available for tourists in most hotels)

Tourist information

Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) 191 Thalang Road, Tambon Thaladyai, Muang District, Phuket +66 76 212 213, +66 76 211 036

Travel to Phuket

Book your flights to Phuket with Etihad airways and be prepared to enter a world of natural and picturesque beauty located in Thailand. With every turn you take in this marvellous and beautiful place, you are guaranteed to be spellbound. Every wondrous aspect of Phuket will give you a whole new experience.

Top 5 things To Do in Phuket

  • Visit Wat Chalong, a group of Buddhist temples that include Poh Than Jao Wat, an important Buddhist statue
  • Take a shopping trip down Ratsada Road to collect souvenirs like pearls to take back home
  • Take a trip to Phang Nga Bay, home of James Bond Island, named for its appearance in “Man with the Golden Gun,” and Koh Panyee, a village resting over the water on stilts
  • Immerse yourself in water sport activities at any of the many beaches of Phuket. Tourists can go scuba diving and snorkelling or simply relax on a yacht or cruise
  • Indulge in some tasty Phuket food delicacies ranging from international cuisine that is easily available and the not to be missed unique cuisine traditional to Phuket

Plan Your Phuket Holiday

November to April is peak tourist season is Phuket. These months are ideal if you wish to enjoy a tropical vacation with great shopping, food, and a dash of activities such as scuba diving and relaxing cruises.

Finding flight deals to Phuket is easy with Etihad’s popular deals. It is necessary to book tickets to Phuket in advance if you wish to travel in the peak season months. The period of May to October, although not peak season due to the rainy season, is ideal for tourists who wish to indulge in more adventurous water sports such as surfing. Tourists can even find cheap hotels in Phuket by travelling during this season.

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