Exploring Phuket Town: the Thai holiday island’s cultural capital, Beyond the plastic tables: top spots in Phuket for a smart meal, Phuket's Vegetarian Festival: a festival of contradictions. Advance booking is advisable because this type of long distance bus service has limited schedule per day. Phuket has become the sailing and yachting center of Thailand and adjacent countries. Why go? SNUBA trips go to most Phuket dive sites. Quite literally, as it can be seen from just about anywhere in the south of the island. Endorsing this practice only leads to more demand, and more killing. Try to not to engage with any Thai person who approaches you in the street speaking English, use your common sense, and be extremely careful if renting a motor vehicle or jet ski. In addition, luxury villas can be rented at a range of prices, depending on the season and the location and size. It's comparable to Florida's summer weather in temperature and intensity of rain storms: 25-33°C, flying clouds, short and thunderous rainfalls in the afternoons and evenings.
Nok Air flies to Bangkok Donmueang Airport six times a day. Phuket has some decent dive sites and is the centre of diving in Thailand. Why go? How to reach: Koh Lanta can be reached in 2 hours from Phuket by ferry.
A great activity for a rainy day! Stepping out of the tropical heat and inside Siam Supper Club is like being transported to another world. Its majestic limestone pillars, especially a funnel shaped rock standing magically in the water make it ideal for shutterbugs to capture some beautiful shots. The fare is 25-40 baht up on distance, and there are no set stops — they pick up and drop off as requested. We'd recommend Hin Daeng and Koh Dok Man to dive at and if snorkelling’s more your thing, head to Nai Harn beach. Also muggings do take place regularly. Driving around Phuket is heaps of fun with stunning beaches, restaurants and nightlife to explore.
Khao San Road operations have a bad reputation for theft, often turn out to include a "surprise" transfer to a minibus at Surat Thani, and are best avoided. The Phuket campus, established in 1977, is the most international campus at PSU and hosts about 3,500 students. There are a number of decent hospitals, including JCI-accredited Bangkok Hospital Phuket and Phuket International Hospital. Only surfing is advisable. Public transport is very limited and taxis and tuk-tuks are the only practical means. They make a great backdrop for your pictures.
The island south of Racha Yai, Racha Noi, is a haven for experienced divers as the depths are greater and the currents stronger. Let's Relax - chain with many spas across Thailand including Phuket. While you should never hop on the back of just anyone's motorbike, motorbike taxi drivers wear bright numbered vests and are usually the cheapest way to go. Among those arrested was the former mayor of Patong Beach, Mr Pian Keesin who has been charged with taxi mafia activities. Most companies doing Phi Phi Speedboat Tours will not accommodate transfers including baggage due to space limitations. Most networks have PAYG monthly unlimited GPRS deals for around 750 baht, and you can easily purchase a SIM and the Internet package at one of the numerous phone shops around Phuket. The reefs around the area are in a healthy condition with both solid hard corals and colorfully soft corals. Phuket has numerous diving instructors on-hand at hotels, hostels and beach resorts ready to take groups and private tours out. It is suitable to swim or sun bathe. Take the taxi meter land line number from the yellow booth at the right had side of ground floor of airport before you depart, approximately 150 meters to right as you exit arrivals.