Do you need Vitamin Sea? Looking for a relaxing beach vacation with white sand, clear blue water and a fresh breeze of the ocean? Phuket is the best option for you. Thailand is welcoming travelers. Are you ready for a new adventure?
Is this your first visit to Phuket? No need to worry! There is a lot of information here to help you plan your vacation. Thailand is now open to fully vaccinated visitors to enter the country without having to go through quarantine. Travelers are exempt from required quarantine under the Sandbox program, but must remain in Phuket or other Sandbox sites for at least 7 nights before being allowed to go to other regions of the country.
Plan beforehand! Here is the Sandbox checklist for travelers.
1. Prepare all required documents for entering Thailand and register on Thailand Pass.
2. Make sure to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before traveling to the country.
3. Get a certificate of vaccination with a negative RT-PCR result no more than 72 hours before traveling.
4. Prepay 7-day SHA Extra+ / AQ hotel reservation confirmation, which includes the cost of two RT-PCR tests and airport pickup.
5. Purchase an insurance policy with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD (not required for Thai nationals).
More information about travel limitations and requirements can be found here.
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There is a lot to see and do in Phuket, from stunning beaches to a variety of activities, and this place will not let you down.
Here are the top 10 things to do in Phuket that you should not miss!
1. Visit Patong Beach
With its lengthy white sand beach and a range of food options, a 2.85-kilometer beach on Phuket’s west coast is the busiest and most popular, where you can enjoy different water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding, and many more. Grab your stuff and head to the beach! Do not forget to bring a beach towel or blanket, nice sunnies, and perhaps a good book to read while relaxing on the beach.
Patong Beach is also the heart of Phuket’s nightlife. You might end up staying up all night partying here and then crashing at a spa the next morning for a massage treatment.
2. Spot planes at Mai Khao Beach
If you are looking for an Instagrammable spot for cool photos without crowds, look no further. Mai Khao Beach could be on your list of places to visit. It is located near Phuket International Airport on Phuket’s northwest coast. It is the location where you may witness airplanes landing very close to you, with the clear water beach in the background. From December through June is the best time to visit this place.
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3. Watch sunsets at Black Rock Viewpoint
With its 360-degree view of Phuket, Black Rock Viewpoint, or Pa Hin Dum, is considered a hidden gem and an unseen place in Phuket that is not very popular among travelers. It only takes around 200 meters or 10 minutes to walk uphill from the parking lot. From the top of this viewpoint, you can see numerous popular islands and sites, such as Promthep Cape, Nai Harn Beach, and others where the beautiful sky meets the clear water.
4. Go hiking to Krating Cape
Another Phuket’s hidden gem where you can enjoy panoramic views and breathtaking sunsets is Krating Cape, or Laem Krating. This place is less crowded than Promthep Cape. It takes roughly an hour to walk from the beach to the viewpoint. Some areas require walking over rocks and over steep hills. It would be convenient to dress in your activewear and prepare comfortable shoes with a strong grip. You may experience a thrilling moment seeing the scenery from the top of this amazing cape.
5. Explore Phuket Old Town
It is Phuket’s landmark that you should not miss. Wandering along the old street in the heart of Phuket city, lined with antique colorful buildings on both sides. These historical buildings were constructed in a Sino-Portuguese style, a combination of European and Chinese influences. While exploring and enjoying the city’s arts, you may find yourself getting lost in wonderful restaurants, chic coffee shops, and gift shops. On Sundays, there will be a Walking Street Market which takes over the stylish Thalang Road where you can find used goods, souvenirs, as well as delicious local food to try.
6. Learn about Phuket’s history at Thai Hua Museum
The historical museum is dedicated to the origins of the Chinese people, the Hokkien Chinese, who migrated and first settled in Phuket. The Thai Hua Museum allows visitors to journey back in time to experience Phuket as it was in the past, learning about the people of Phuket’s way of life, behavior, and habits.
7. Immerse yourself into Thai culture at Chalong Temple
Chalong Temple or Wat Chalong, also officially known as Wat Chaitaram, is the largest, most respectable, and most visited temple in Phuket. If you are looking for a peaceful and immemorial location with many Buddha statues where you could immerse yourself into Thai culture and religion, this place can give a journey to Phuket a unique taste. Make sure you are dressed appropriately before entering the temple.
8. Have fun while getting your picture taken with tigers at Tiger Kingdom
Tiger Kingdom is the place to go if you want to get hands-on and exciting experience with real-life tigers while on vacation in Phuket. Visitors can interact and take unforgettable pictures with Indochinese tigers ranging in age from cubs to adults up close.
9. Fly across the jungle at Hanuman World
It is Thailand’s greatest zipline adventure where you can get your adrenaline pumping and appreciate nature at the same time. This jungle adventure park has to offer by participating in a range of adventure activities, together with zip lines and treetop walkways, while taking in incredible views of Phuket and the surrounding countryside!
10. Snap funny photos at The Upside Down House (Baan Teelanka)
What will you do if the world turns upside down? Come explore Baan Teelanka, or the Upside Down House, with its large garden maze that will put your senses to the test as you try to find your way out! This is Phuket’s most unique and amusing tourist attraction, where you can take funny and creative photos to share on social media.
Phuket has a lot more to offer than just these top 10 things to do, which you must see for yourself. Is it time for a new adventure? Make sure to check travel restrictions before booking a trip. Are you on the lookout for a cheap flight to Phuket? It is easily done at your fingertips with 24/7 customer service to ensure you get the support you need via Traveloka Travel & Lifestyle Super App. Let’s Book Flight now.