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Did you know there are over 30 Phuket beaches? Every single one of them is world class. Spend your Phuket holidays drinking in the breath-taking landscape of these white sands, which have the beautiful natural backdrop of lush jungle and limestone cliffs jutting out of crystalline waters. You will find that this corner of Thailand offers an ideal mix of romantic paradise and vibrant culture stemming from the nearby lively local towns and markets.

We believe that Phuket holidays are the perfect place to escape the winter, offering an abundance of absolute relaxation. You can take romantic strolls along quiet beaches or enjoy the extensive range of luxurious spa and wellness centres. Phuket is known for its fabulous Thai cuisine. You can dine out in exclusive restaurants or snack roadside at the local and wonderfully authentic Thai food stalls.

The best of beachlife on Phuket holidays

If you wish to do more than rest on the beach all day then behold - we can offer you some wonderful adventures, including day excursions to uninhabited islands, as well as excellent scuba diving and snorkelling. Tour the coastline by boat and find your own favourite spot among the best beaches in Phuket.

Away from the beach there’s even more to discover on Phuket Island. Head on thrilling jungle walks to cool waterfalls, or hire a scooter to explore the island’s villages and plantations. Visit Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Conservation Centre where a remnant of primeval rainforest shelters exotic wildlife such as Asian fairy-bluebirds, gibbons and Malayan black giant squirrels.

Combine your relaxing stay at a Phuket resort with some time on some of Thailand’s smaller island paradises such as Koh Lanta, and make sure you have a few days to experience the energy of vibrant Bangkok.

Destination Highlights

  • Explore the traditional architecture, boutique shops and cafes of Phuket Old Town
  • Take a day excursion to Phang Nga Bay to see Maya Beach and James Bond Island
  • Enjoy being pampered with a massage - not only does it cost a fraction of the price you’d pay at home, you can enjoy one on the beach
  • Make the most of the amazingly accessible snorkelling opportunities around Phuket in Thailand

Great sample itineraries


Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Phuket Island. With so many options for your holiday in Phuket we recommend you talk to one of our Destination Specialists to make the perfect tailor made holiday just for you.

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Hong Kong And Phuket Holiday

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £1,799 PP
The vibrant city of Hong Kong is the perfect destination to combine with the idyllic island of Phuket. Enjoy the...
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Multi centre holidays
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Koh Yao Yai, Phuket and Phi Phi Multi Centre

  • 15 Days
  • Guide Price £2,099 PP
Experience sheer beauty whilst Island hopping around the Andaman Sea. You will feel like you have stepped into a simpler time...
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Chiang Mai Bangkok And Phuket Multi Centre Holidays

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £2,099 PP
Book our Bangkok and Phuket multi centre and begin your holiday in the frenetic capital of Thailand before being whisked...
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Luxury holidays
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Bangkok And Phi Phi Holidays

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £2,799 PP
Explore more of beautiful Thailand on our Bangkok, Phuket and Phi Phi multi centre holiday. Begin in the frenetic, cosmopolitan...
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Couples Holidays

Our favorite hotels


Let us help you find the perfect accommodation. Browse our favourite Phuket resorts to stay in Thailand. There are so many options - you can hire a chic Phuket villa or opt for a resort packed with pools and activities. That’s why we are here to help you.

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Cape Panwa Hotel

Offering a private beach and lush landscapes, Cape Panwa occupies a tropical landscape on Phuket Island. Here you can enjoy...
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Guide Price £1,299
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Phuket

Mandarava Resort and Spa

This contemporary luxury haven boasts the charm and splendour of a tropical hillside resort, a great place to relax and...
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Guide Price £1,199
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Phuket

Keemala

Nestled in glorious greenery, Keemala aims to transport their guests to a mythical world where a fantasy-like construction of bungalows perches...
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Guide Price £3,799
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The Vijitt Resort Phuket

Situated on the tranquil and tidal Friendship Beach, away from the bustling tourist crowds, this luxury all-villa Phuket resort offers...
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Guide Price £1,199
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Explore Phuket

Time Zone

GMT +7 hours

Flight Time

There are various indirect carriers which operate in conjunction with Bangkok Airways from the UK and offer a daily service to Phuket from Bangkok. In addition Bangkok Airways operates a daily service from Chiang Mai and Koh Samui to Phuket.

Currency

Thai Baht

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days.

Language

Thai - but English is widely spoken

Health Info

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

The wonderful thing about Phuket is that there is always something to do – on and off the island, come rain or shine, and regardless of your age and ability. From chilling on your beach of choice to adrenaline activities, and from romance to party revelry – the list of things to do is practically endless. Many of the hotels have in-house spas which are just perfect for an indulgent treatment. Try your hand at some of the watersports available to you, or perhaps take a class in Muay Thai Boxing, yoga or cooking. When you are ready to explore further; discover the abundance of stunning beaches, delve into the rich history of Old Phuket Town and don’t forget to sample the fantastic dining and nightlife choices.

Beach

Phuket beaches

Few islands can boast such an abundance of beautiful beaches as Phuket.

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Phi Phi Island

An exhilarating 45 minute speedboat journey will take you to the idyllic Phi Phi Islands. Discover the famous Viking Cave, named for its mysterious cave paintings, and admire the glittering waters and breathtaking cliffs of Pileh Cove. When you’ve finished exploring, relax on the heavenly white beaches or cool off in the alluring turquoise waters where you will come close to the islands’ vibrant marine life.

Phuket Old Town

Phuket Old Town

Step back in time with a stroll around the historic area of Phuket City. Its ornate buildings and colourful temples make Phuket Old Town a vibrant contrast to the island’s beaches. You’ll find ample opportunity for shopping and sampling local dishes, but the area really comes alive on a Sunday evening with the night market. Make the most of your visit by downloading an online walking tour before you go.

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Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island

Have your own James Bond adventure at the iconic Phang Nga Bay, made famous by the classic film The Man with the Golden Gun. This UNESCO World Heritage site is made up of dramatic limestone rock formations rising out of dazzling green waters. Discover local villages, rubber plantations and a Buddhist temple, or journey through the mangroves on a long tailed boat. Keep an eye out for monkeys and tropical birds.

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Snorkelling

The calm waters of the Andaman Sea are ideal for snorkelling, particularly between November and April. We have found that Naithon Beach and Merlin Beach are some of the best spots.

Delicious Thai Food

A typical Thai meal emphasises lightly prepared dishes with strong, aromatic components and includes four main seasonings: salty, sweet, sour and spicy.

  • Best Weather
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Average Weather in January

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Phuket
32° C
40 mm

Average Weather in February

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33° C
30 mm

Average Weather in March

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34° C
40 mm

Average Weather in April

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33° C
150 mm

Average Weather in May

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32° C
200 mm

Average Weather in June

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32° C
240 mm

Average Weather in July

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31° C
300 mm

Average Weather in August

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31° C
260 mm

Average Weather in September

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30° C
400 mm

Average Weather in October

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31° C
280 mm

Average Weather in November

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31° C
200 mm

Average Weather in December

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Phuket
31° C
60 mm
Robert, Destination Specialist

“Spend a day visiting Old Phuket Town. This fascinating historical town is often overlooked as it isn’t on the coast yet there are some great walking tours online to download and follow, and on the occasional rainy day it’s fun and easy place to explore.”

Robert
Destination Specialist
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“Karon is a great little resort if you are seeking the perfect blend of action and relaxation. You'll find loads of quirky restaurants including Mama Juin's – a family-run local restaurant where the prices are as great as the food.”

Karen
Destination Executive

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