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10 Reasons Why Phuket Should be Included on Your Travel Destinations - You Won't Need Another Reason After This

Phuket has the best of Thailand in one location, from sunny skies and tropical beaches, to vibrant night life, and delicious cuisine, you can find it all here. Here are 10 reasons to visit Phuket!


Perfect weather

The weather in Phuket is absolutely incredible. The best time to visit is between November and February, when you are guaranteed sunny, cloudless skies 24/7. However, even on cloudy days, you will still find a pretty strong sun shine and will need to top up your SPF. Another great factor is that Phuket enjoys dry heat instead of humid heat. So there's no uncomfortable sweating and plenty of cool breeze going round all day!


Delicious food

Famous for cultivating the perfect balance of 5 flavours in their food - sweet, sour, spicy, salty and bitter; it's no surprise Thai cuisine is so well loved. Head to Phuket's outdoor markets and take in the fresh seafood and vegetables, as well as the heady aroma of home made curry pastes frying in woks. Order a fresh bowl of noodles topped with a medley of ingredients and sauces, tuck in to some of the best food you will ever taste.


Keeping fit

You may think a trip to Phuket is all about lounging on beaches, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that, but there are plenty of other things to keep you on your feet. Water sport options are plentiful here, and a hike across the interior is absolutely stunning. Then of course, there's Thailand's version of kick boxing, Mauy Thai. There are several places travellers can sign up for a quick session, but if you would rather watch, check out a Muay Thai boxing match.


Tropical accommodation

Blue skies, white sand beaches and dense rainforests - what more could you ask for? All over the island, the tropical landscape has seamlessly blended with several seaside resorts, such as Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, for example, whose Phuket Residence villas overlook the beach. You are pretty much assured a great view where ever you stay; plus, Thai hospitality is so well known, it's hard to even pick a place. You'll most likely find yourself hopping between locations, so make the most of it by immersing in the beauty of your surroundings.


Go island hopping

Explore the islands around Phuket, both deserted and inhabited. All the islands hold their own charm, but sailing around them in a traditional long tail boat offers a spectacular view and a memorable experience.


Calming environment

Taking a stroll on the beach with crystal clear water all around you, does wonders to calm you mind. The tropical landscape, carefree environment and the generally relaxed atmosphere of the place and people, will leave you feeling stress free in no time. There are a number of ways to truly relax here, from yoga on the beach to a calming spa treatment.


See the Ladyboys

This confident and gorgeous group of people embrace their individuality in such as that is has become a great example to everyone. There's generally no discrimination against Ladyboys in Thai society, with several family friendly, and not so friendly, shows around Patong.



From tropical fish to colourful bird species, and not forgetting the majestic elephant, Thailand has them all. Take to the water to view stunning marine life among the coral reefs. There's also the elephant where you can get up close with the gentle giants, and learn about their way of life.


Affordable travel

As long as you're money smart, travelling around Phuket is actually quite affordable. The most expensive things you'll spend on are excursions, but even those are still pretty good when you see what you are getting for your money's worth. Street food is extremely cheap, so unless you plan on eating at a fancy venue, you can save quite a lot of money for other activities.


It's Insta ready

Phuket provides the ultimate backdrop for all your social media pictures. Whether its the beach, forests or even a night out in town, you'll always find the right angle.