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Where to stay in Phuket

Where to stay in Phuket

A trip to Phuket promises picture-perfect tropical island beaches, year-round sunshine and delicious Thai cuisine that will leave the taste buds tingling. Whether you’re seeking a magical escape with the whole family, a romantic trip to remember with the one you love or you’re simply hoping to get a first-hand glimpse of the legendary island nightlife, there’s a place in Phuket for everyone.

Where to stay in Phuket...

...for families | ...for couples | ...for nightlife | ...for beaches | ...for culture | ...for nature | ...for foodies

Where to stay in Phuket for families

Family breaks to Phuket are sure to be filled with fun, sun and excitement! There’s something for all ages to enjoy, little ones can run wild at the beach and explore the ocean waves, whilst you can kick back, relax and soak up the serene beachfront views. Keep the kids entertained with exciting watersporting activities or explore the local wildlife at Phuket Bird Park or Aquarium. Phuket is home to great family-friendly resorts that cater especially for the kids and offer everything you need for that perfect Phuket escape.

Where to stay in Phuket for couples

If you’re seeking a dreamy couples getaway, then you're looking in the right place. Nothing says romance quite like idyllic white sand beaches, private plunge pools and tranquil spa retreats. Phuket is the perfect place to enjoy some alone time, take a boat trip out to the famous Phi-Phi Islands, treat yourself to a couples massage by the beach or enjoy an Asian feast under the moonlight. This island is home to some of the most elegant hotels Thailand has to offer, with elegant suites, luxurious spas and stunning infinity pools, what’s not to love?

Where to stay in Phuket for nightlife

Phuket is packed with sunset lounge bars, bouncing beach clubs and arty bars to suit all kinds of partygoers seeking a slice of this island’s legendary nightlife. Phuket Town offers a more laid-back kind of vibe with a great range of quirky venues and creative cocktails. If you’re after more of an exciting beach club experience head to Catch Beach Club in Ao Bang Thao for a night to remember. Whilst you’re stopping in Phuket be sure to check out the Bangala Road, as the sun sets this street comes to life, with go-go bars, funky nightclubs and an energetic buzz.

Where to stay in Phuket for beaches

You’ll spend hours in awe at the sparkling turquoise waters and long stretches of pristine sands that surround the Phuket coastline. There really is no place quite like it, with over 30 beaches waiting to be discovered, it’s a paradise for beach lovers. If you’re seeking a spot of excitement from your Thailand trip stay by the popular Patong Beach for endless waterports, rustic beach shacks and lively nightclubs. If you’re looking for a more of a tranquil getaway, try Kata Beach. This spectacular palm tree-fringed beach is a firm favourite with families and couples for its crystal waters and fresh seafood restaurants. But if you really want to push the boat out and find a secluded paradise, Freedom Beach in Patong offers tropical greenery and a quiet unspoilt scenery, ideal for a peaceful day in the sun.

Where to stay in Phuket for culture

Phuket Town is not too far from local attractions like the island’s largest Buddhist temple Wat Chalong, the famous Big Buddha and the Chalong Bay Rum distillery. Try the Islands flavoursome white rum, discover the locals’ spiritual way of life and venture out of the tourist hotspots for a true taste of Thailand. Rawai is also a great choice for a more peaceful retreat, get a glimpse at the lush coastal hills, local neighbourhoods and health-focused cafes that make up this delightful town. Many people come to Phuket to explore the traditional Thai culture, from vast food markets, traditional celebrations and artistic sculptures, this majestic island is brimming with wonderful surprises.

Where to stay in Phuket for wildlife

Phuket is a place that love’s to take care of its wildlife. Discover the elephants in their natural habitat at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, the owners take good care of the animals and educate visitors on the history of these majestic creatures. For those deep-sea diving lovers, there are an abundance of dive sites brimming with diverse marine life. If you prefer to keep your feet out the water, take a trip to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project to meet the family of rescued gibbons, who are slowly being released back into the wild. Another great place for nature lovers to visit is the Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Park, where you’ll stumble across tumbling waterfalls and lose yourself in stunning rainforest views. It’s definitely one to tick off the travel bucket list.

Where to stay in Phuket for foodies

For those foodies looking to feast like a local, Karon is the best place to find authentic Thai cuisine. Try out traditional Pad Thai at the well-loved beachfront food shacks, venture into Karon centre for delicious fresh seafood and explore the Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort where you’ll find more modern restaurants with a welcoming, ambient atmosphere. A must see for any foodie who finds themselves on the island is the Chillva Market in Phuket Town, where you can sample juicy kebabs, delicious desserts and even get your teeth into some crunch fried bugs if you’re brave enough!

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