Phuket is a travel destination for tourists from all over the world. This Andaman sea gem is popular due to its mix of the natural richness of mountains, sea, jungle, and cultural varieties. To fully explore the island, here are some of the best things to do in Phuket.
The unique architecture of the Sino-Portuguese buildings along Thalang road and the nearby area is the ideal spot for a relaxing day of shopping and hanging out at a chic cafe and restaurant. As well as having great shots with tourist landmarks such as Clock towers and fancy wall paintings is a must-do. Pullman Panwa Beach Resort is only 15 minutes from the old town, and we offer a shuttle bus for our in-house guests.
Wat Chalong is a respectable temple where Luang Por Chaem installation; this antique Buddha image has been a holy spirit of local citizens since the old days. Next for your visit is Big Buddha, the giant Buddha image located on Nak Kerd hill, where you can see a 360 panoramic view.
Besides being a World Heritage Site of Unesco, Phuket was named a City of Gastronomy by Unesco in 2015. With the slogan ‘Good eating, good spirit.’ This means we have a wide range of local food for you to taste throughout the day, such as dim sum, roti, rice noodles (Kanom Jeen), Hokkien-style fried noodles, and Loba, and so on. But for an authentic taste with great atmosphere, we suggest you should try out our Tamarind restaurant.
Phuket beaches are a must during your trip. They have incredibly white sand and clear blue waters. Patong beach is suitable for sunbathing and water sports. Also, it is a great spot for nightlife on Bangla road. Whereas, Kata and Karon’s beaches are perfect for swim and surfing. For those who may like to chill out with family and enjoy the sunset golden hour, you should visit Nai Harn beach. Rawai beach is the best option to connect with local folk fishery and taste fresh seafood. Last to recommend is Panwa beach, where you can explore marine life and water sports in a private session.
If you want to test your fitness while you can feed the monkey simultaneously, climbing up Toh Sae hill or Monkey hill is the best choice to fill up your trip itinerary. Monkey hill is located in Phuket town, where people will go for a walk, jog, and cycle, and along the way to the hilltop, you can meet a few local monkey that you can feed with fruit or water. On top of the hill, you also can see the panoramic view of Phuket Town.
Tapao Yai Island is located southwest of Phuket and is just right in front of Ao Makham bay which you can take a brief boat trip for only 10 minutes there. This quiet and tranquil island is home to rare breed of hornbill birds. Beside its natural abundance, the island has full facilities, including restaurants and accommodation. The taxi boat pier is not far from Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort.
Lastly, there are several night markets in Phuket. One trendy Sunday night market in town features street food, handcraft, clothes, and live music. After the total loading of your stuff, you also can grab some excellent drinks and see the colorful Phuket old city at night. It is every Sunday evening from 4pm to 10 pm. Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort also offers a shuttle bus and limousine service on that route.