Flight and hotel packages in Phuket
Presentation of Phuket
Phuket is a gorgeous island just off the west coast of Thailand and set in the warm and welcoming Indian Ocean. It is around the same size as Singapore but has a number of smaller islands around its coast as well with many idyllic, sandy beaches, lush jungle and rainforests, striking peaks and spectacular coral gardens in the surrounding waters. Whether you are planning on just visiting for the beach life or you will be exploring the main town and the rest of this stunning island, Phuket satisfies even the pickiest of travellers because of its natural beauty and friendly people. This is one island you can’t miss seeing so if you want to have a fantastic holiday to Phuket, it all starts here. Contact us so that we can find you the best deals including a flight to Phuket as part of our discount holidays and vacation packages, and you’ll soon be there.
Things to know before visiting Phuket
The currency here is Thai Baht which is divided into 100 satangs, but you shouldn’t need to worry about the smaller denominations as there are generally around 40 to 50 baht to the pound so most things you pay for will just be rounded to whole baht. The airport where you land if you are going on holiday to Phuket is about 20 miles outside the city and has many taxis and shuttle buses to transport you into the city itself. Thailand doesn’t require UK citizens to hold a visa for entry, just make sure that your passport has at least 6 months to run. For an excellent deal on a flight from London to Phuket or a flight from Manchester to Phuket have a look at our amazing low-cost holidays to start your vacation off perfectly.
What is the weather in Phuket?
Thailand as a whole and Phuket, in particular, is a year-round destination for travellers as the weather is always beautiful. With the average temperatures being in the high twenties or low thirties, the sun always seems to shine on holidaymakers here. Add that to the waters off the coast being of a similar warmth, this is a perfect destination if you would like to try the gorgeous beaches or just generally sample the Thai way of life on your holiday to Phuket. We have a huge range of low-cost holidays just waiting for you to select the perfect one, so contact us today to start your experience in beautiful Thailand.
Things to do in Phuket
Many travellers come on holiday to Phuket specifically for the beaches, and they don’t disappoint. If you are keen on taking advantage of as many of them as possible, these should be at the top of your list:
- Phang Nga Bay in the east with sheer limestone cliffs and emerald-green waters.
- Phi Phi Island with white sandy beaches just off the coast where the film ‘The Beach’ was set.
- The Similan Islands just off the north of Phuket, ideal for diving or snorkelling.
- Kata Beach for azure blue waters and palm trees.
- Paradise Beach near Patong – the name says it all!
There are plenty of other sights if you tire of the beautiful beaches both in Phuket town and further afield. You can visit the Big Buddha statue in the Nakkerd Hills, or experience a bit of Bangla Road nightlife in Patong. Alternatively, you can visit one of the many night markets which are perfect in the cool evenings for street performances, delicious food or just a spot of browsing. Come to us for the best flight and hotels deals so that you can start enjoying Thailand and glorious Phuket soon.
What to eat in Phuket?
Tom Yum Goong is a typically Thai soup that is spicy, sour and very moreish. Made with coconut milk and chillies with the addition of prawns or chicken, this is definitely a must if you would like to try some authentic Thai food. Almost all the seafood restaurants in Phuket will serve this but one of the most famous is Ko Ang Seafood in Phuket Town, a busy restaurant with friendly staff and a menu in English.
The street vendors and hawker stands are everywhere and well worth a try as you will find an array of delicious Thai food but also some Malay, Chinese and Indian. There are many along the beach front but elsewhere in town, you will find clusters of stalls all with different foods. This allows you to pick and choose and have a full meal with bits and pieces from different vendors. Not only delicious but very reasonable, and with such a variety you will never be stuck for choice on your holiday to Phuket. If you would like to try these incredible dishes book one of our discount holidays today and you will be in Thailand before you know it.
What to bring from Phuket?
The best places to buy souvenirs here are the night markets as they have a large choice of gifts at very reasonable prices. Known as the Naka market, the Phuket Town weekend market is ideal for small trinkets and mementoes for you to take back from your holiday in Phuket. If you are looking for something that packs small and is easy to carry, singlets and t-shirts would be a good choice as you will find many different designs here. Silk is also a popular Thai export and you can even get a dress or a suit made up especially for you.
If you want slightly larger gifts, elephants are a big tradition here and elsewhere in the East and you can buy carvings and statues of all sizes that will complement your home. Book one of our low-cost holidays as soon as you can so that you can experience this amazing city and bring back beautiful souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful visit.