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Phuket Holiday: coronavirus information

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Visit Thailand's largest Island

Considered by many as one of the finest tropical destinations on earth, Phuket is the largest of Thailand’s islands nestled in the Andaman Sea just off Thailand’s Indian Ocean coastline.

An island of natural paradise and wild parties, your time on Phuket could just as easily see you riding an elephant as it could dancing the night away in the moonlight.

Measuring some 30 miles in length and 13 miles wide, Phuket is large enough to offer countless things to explore but small enough to provide that all important tropical island feel. Featuring long, uninterrupted stretches of perfect white sand beaches, exquisitely warm azure waters and untouched forests, Phuket offers a true flavour of South East Asia.

The island is more than natural beauty though, thanks to the many luxury hotels, incredible restaurants, hectic markets and crowded dance clubs that attract tourists from all over the world. In Phuket the local saying is ‘mai pen rai’ which means ‘no worries’, which just about sums the place up.

Most of the islands more tourist friendly activities are centred around the western shoreline, and it is here that you’ll find a variety of exceptional beaches ranging from the neon playground of Patong Beach to the more family-friendly Kamala Beach. For even more peace and quiet, slip away to some of the more hidden bays such as Kata Noi or Laem Singh. Both are great places to just sit and relax.

The best way to get around Phuket is by Thailand’s signature tuk tuks. Whilst hiring a car is certainly possible, the lack of parking and occasionally terrifying local driving can make doing so more trouble than it’s worth.

With so much natural beauty in the area, many visitors like to fill their days with active pursuits. From simple hiking along the coast to swimming, snorkelling and surfing, Phuket has something for everyone – including jet skiing and parasailing for the more adventurous.

Hiring a boat is also a good way to spend a day, as is joining a paid cruise to tour the nearby islands. Two clusters are particularly popular due to their being used as settings for famous movies – the Ko Phing Kan islands which starred in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun, and the Phi Phi Islands which are best known as the tropical paradise depicted in 2000’s The Beach.

For a closer look at Thai culture, why not visit the Big Buddha or the Samnak Song Buddhist monastery on Nai Harn Beach? Just remember to dress modestly when planning to visit a religious site. With the day drawing to a close, a late afternoon stroll to Promthep Cape will provide a magnificent view of the setting sun – the perfect end to yet another perfect day on Phuket.


Guide to Exploring Phuket


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The Nature Phuket
Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020
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The Nature Phuket

The Nature Phuket

322 Prabaramee Road, North Patong Beach, Kathu, Patong, Phuket
     
    4.4 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    There are three pools, one overlooks the main road into town and the beach, we liked the glass pool wall that overlooked the beach and road. Another pool was great for our daughter with a slide and other water fun. The spa was nice and the hotel is a nice distance from Patong Beach night scene which ...

    SLEEP WITH ME HOTEL design hotel @ patong £60
    Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020
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    SLEEP WITH ME HOTEL design hotel @ patong

    SLEEP WITH ME HOTEL design hotel @ patong

    187/5 Rat-U-Thit- 200 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
       
      4.0 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The room was nice and big. Staff were friendly at check in. Breakfast was okay. The television is too small for the room. Also, the fridge does not work. You have to buy ice everyday to cool your butter and drinks down.

      Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay
      Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020
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      Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

      Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

      8/18-19 Moo 6, Kamala, Phuket
         
        4.4 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Despite the Covid 19 challenge the staff and management made every effort to make our stay the best it could be. We thoroughly recommended the pool villas, which are fantastic.

        Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
        Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020
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        Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

        Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

        390 Moo1 Srisoontorn Road, Thalang, Choeng Thale, Phuket
           
          4.3 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          My room had ocean view. The staff was extremely welcoming, kind and polite. There is a spa which i highly recommend for their massaged but also the body conditioners specially after tanning. The place is cery clean and i felt safe at all times. Their shuttle services are quick. Being by the beach ...

          The Charm Resort Phuket
          Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020
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          The Charm Resort Phuket

          The Charm Resort Phuket

          212 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
             
            4.0 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Good experience overall. The pool was great! Breakfast was good. Staff was polite and helpful.

            Deevana Plaza Phuket
            Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020
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            Deevana Plaza Phuket

            Deevana Plaza Phuket

            239/14 Raj-U-Thid 200 Pee Road, Patong, Phuket
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Everything was good and We had a good time at the hotel and the staff is friendly. Thank you 😊👍

              Avista Grande Phuket Karon - MGallery
              Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020
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              Avista Grande Phuket Karon - MGallery

              Avista Grande Phuket Karon - MGallery

              38 Soi Luang Phor Chuan Soi 1, Karon, Phuket
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The cleanliness of room not satisfied.The towels are not changed.

                Novotel Phuket City Phokeethra Hotel
                Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020
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                Novotel Phuket City Phokeethra Hotel

                Novotel Phuket City Phokeethra Hotel

                40/5 Chanajaroen Road, Tambon Talad Yai, Amphur Muang, Phuket
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Amazing staff and great breakfast spread! Good location (near to two major shopping malls)

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