We had been planning to visit Phuket since a long time We had also booked the trip once and cancelled due to personal emergencies. Finally we made it this time, PHUKET !!!! As always we planned this trip on our own and it was 3N/4 Days trip. We also visited Bangkok (We will share details in another post). This post will cover how you can plan a budget trip and save unnecessary cost and also what to see when you visit this place.
Let me tell you that if you stay here even for 1 week or long, you won’t regret but if you are short of time then you can follow our journey. We have broken down the post into different categories which are as follows
Season: The peak season is from October to February as most of you might be aware but if you want to save cost and avoid too much crowd then June is the best time and so we picked the same.
Flight: We looked for different offers from direct to indirect and booked accordingly. First book your return flights from Mumbai to Bangkok then book Bangkok to Phuket returns flights. There are low cost airlines domestically like NOk air, Vietjet Air, Air Asia. By following this pattern you will save good money because return fares are always cheaper than single fare.
Accomodation: There are plenty of hostels, Hotels and resorts in Phuket. They have a great deal. Just look for offers at travel portals. Make sure you book your hotel in any of the following place like Patong, Karon or Kata. They are more happening and you will save time and money in travelling.
Travel: Travelling is expensive in Phuket and there is no public transport except Bus which also covers few places. Taxi or TukTuk could cost you too much. So the best option is to Hire Bike. It’s very cheap from THB 250-300 per day. Also if you are travelling alone or couple from Airport to any of the above places then look for a Mini-van just outside the airport. They operate on shared basis and it will be economical but if you are a family then Taxi is better.
Places to See.
Old Phuket Town and Market
Old Phuket Town, is an area of historical interest in Phuket City. Old Phuket Town is noted for Sino-Portuguese buildings on both sides of the street. Many old buildings have been converted into shops, hotels, restaurants, and museums.
Phuket is well known for its amazing blue water beaches. The island is fully surrounded by water and there are lots of beaches and small islands to explore. You must not miss Patong Beach, Kata beach, Karon Beach etc.
Yes there are few View Points in the city. You can visit one or two in order to get amazing view from the top. You must see Kata View Point, Big Buddha View point and Pawna View point.
Big Buddha is one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres tall, can be seen from as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach. it is a must-visit island destination.
The most important of the 29 buddhist temples of Phuket is Wat Chalong. This temple has been extending a warm welcome to visitors for over a century. Locals come to pray and Westerners come to learn something about Buddhism.
Phi Phi Island Tour
There are many tours to different islands from Phuket but you must visit Phi Phi Island which is popular for its reason. This one day trip will surely become memorable part of your life. The day trip includes visit to island, snorkeling, swimming, Water sports, lunch etc.
Phuket FantaSea Show is a Thai cultural show infused with cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art show elements. The essence of being Thai, everything from the love for freedom and fun, courage and compassion, is being represented in each scene. This includes acrobatics, illusions, pyrotechnics, stunts, aerial performances and more.
Phuket has a fantastic array of attractions. From natural to man-made, from land-based to water activities; there’s always something to see and do on Phuket Island. The beauty of it all is that these wonders are all within a short driving or sailing distance from each other.
Whatever you want out of a holiday, you will find it on Phuket . For an action-packed and unforgettable holiday in the tropics, you just cannot beat Phuket.