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Top 5 Things to Do on Your Phuket Vacation - Boating and Hiking Tours, Stunning Views and Tranquil Beach Visits

The Thai island of Phuket is a wonderful tourist destination as it is replete with a number of attractions and leisure activities. Read on for the top five things to do when holidaying in Phuket.


Explore Phuket and Nearby Islands by Boat

A wonderful thing to do is to hire a boat and take a tour around the island. If you have the time, consider extending your boating tour to include a tour of James Bond Island, the Pileh Lagoon and the Phi Phi Islands. Some of these tour operators also offer snorkelling tours and if you wish to snorkel, Coral Island is probably one of the best snorkelling destinations in the vicinity.


Enjoy a Beautiful View of Phuket

One of the best ways to gain a stunning view of Phuket is to make your way to one of the many viewpoints on the island. There are many viewpoints because the island of Phuket is mountainous in nature. Karon View Point is undoubtedly one of the best viewpoints and provides you with a stunning view of the Andaman Sea as well as a number of other bays on the island. However, since Karon View Point tends to be one of the most crowded, also consider visiting the Radar Hill Viewpoint, the Khao Rang Hill Viewpoint or the Kata Noi Viewpoint.


See The Big Buddha in Phuket

One of the best Phuket attractions is The Big Buddha. This particular attraction is found on Mount Nagakerd and is another place from which a stunning view of Phuket can be seen. Because of the location of this particular attraction, those visiting The Big Buddha will have the opportunity to gain a bird's eye view of Southern Phuket. This is also an attraction that is worth visiting if you wish to immerse yourself in the local culture a little bit.


Hike through Forests, Fields and Plantations

The island of Phuket is replete with lush forests as well as stunning beaches and surrounding waters. Take advantage of these features by opting for a hike through some of the beautiful forests. In addition to the greenery, tourists will also be able to hike through rubber plantations as well as fields, and so there are a number of hiking experiences to be hand when in Phuket.


Visit a Tranquil Beach

Many of the beaches found on the island of Phuket tend to be quite crowded due to the continuous increase in popularity of the island. Therefore, finding a peaceful spot on a deserted beach in Phuket is almost a pipe dream. However, there are a few such beaches that can be found by those who look hard enough and Layan Beach is one such beach. To reach the beach, you will need to take Soi Layan 4 Road which leads to the Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, and take a left before the road turns inland. The beach is also home to one of the better clubs on the island, and has a number of small restaurants as well as snack shops.