Destination

Phuket Holidays

Laid-back beaches and crystal clear waters.

Long, lazy days spent relaxing on stunning, palm-fringed beaches awaits; Phuket is paradise on earth, as colourful as it is cosmopolitan.

There’s plenty to explore; from the Similan Islands, counted among the 10 most interesting dive areas in the world, to the famous James Bond island in Phang Nga Bay and Patong’s exciting nightlife on Bangla Road. Phuket offers the perfect destination for some winter sun and a spot of culture. Venture to the shimmering temples, visit colonial mansions and even see elephants coming down to the waterfront to cool off in the waves.

Perfect for both laid-back and adventure-filled holidays, Phuket is also an ideal multicentre location; why not partner your stay with a few nights in Dubai, or visit the Phi Phi islands for some relaxation?

Destination Highlights
  • Take a day cruise to see Phang Nga Bay
  • Huge choice of leisure activities for all ages
  • Great destination for winter sun
  • Thailands most popular beach resort
  • Lots of shopping and night life opportunities
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT +7 hours
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Health Information No mandatory vaccinations required.

Top Tips from our Experts

Robert

Destination Specialist

"“Spend a day visiting Old Phuket Town. It’s often overlooked as it isn’t on the coast – but it’s really historical and interesting. There are some great walking tours online to download and follow, and even on the occasional rainy day it’s fun and easy.”

Karen

Destination Executive

“My favourite beach on Phuket is Mai Khao Beach. It’s 11 kilometres long and backs onto a national park. It’s perfect for swimming, and there are lovely hotels which you can stay at or just pop in for a lovely lunch.’’ (Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa)

Melissa

Destination Specialist

“Karon is a great little resort for those wanting 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.”

Types of Phuket holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Bangkok take approximately 12 hours and 40 minutes excluding stop-over time. There are no direct flights to Phuket, however British Airways, Thai Airways and Eva Air provide flights to Phuket International Airport from London airports via Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. There are also alternative connections with Emirates and Qatar Airways and other international carriers.

There are lots of boat trips leaving from Phang Nga out to Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island. Choose an excursion and we’ll pick you up, drive you to Phang Nga and take you on a longtail boat tour of the highlights before dropping you back to your hotel.

The cost of living is generally quite low in Thailand – unless you are dining at a Michelin star restaurant of course. Prices on the smaller islands are more expensive than the mainland or larger islands. A simple lunch for two will cost you around THB400, and a local beer like Chang, or Singh, will cost around THB100.  

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique

The Naka Island Resort and Spa

Phuket

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The Naka Island Resort and Spa
Unique Swimming pool

The Slate

Nai Yang Beach

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The Slate
Swimming pool

Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa

Mai Khao Beach

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Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa

The Vijitt Resort Phuket

Friendship Beach

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The Vijitt Resort Phuket

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