When to Visit Phuket?
The best time to travel to Phuket is from November to February as the weather is cold and dry at this time. With that being said you need to understand that the coastal areas get a lot humid during summers. The climate of Phuket is a tropical one so it never really gets too cold but during the summers the heat isn’t tolerable at all. You don’t want to land yourself in Phuket when the Hot and Humid weather is at its peak from March to May. You must be wondering what about the time after that. Well then the monsoon arrives and it starts to rain and the rainy season lasts till October. As it never gets too cold, November to February is the peak tourist season of Phuket. During the winters the sunbath on the beach and the special Thai massages turn out to be the most pleasurable. The adventure sports and other activities like hiking or motor boating are easily doable in this period.
Top Tourist Attractions in Phuket
Phuket has more than 30 amazing beaches out of which Patong Beach, Kata Beach, Karon Beach and Kamala Beach are the most popular ones. All these popular beaches are a must visit for anyone travelling to Phuket for the first time. Patong beach is the most visited and popular beach among all. The reason behind is the numerous activities and adventurous sports it has got to offer. The Patong beach is also known for its nightlife and famous restaurants and bars nearby. This place is also famous for the world famous Thai Massage and also is home to many discos and pubs.
Phuket’s Big Buddha
The 45 metres tall statue of Buddha which is on top of Nakkerd Hills also known as the Phuket’s Big Buddha is a sight of attraction. This sculpture is really huge and is even visible from the Karon Beach. To have a picturesque view of the surrounding places, it is advisable to visit the statue as the site has many view points. The culture here has been to dress conservatively but there are no restrictions. It’s just that it is considered rude to wear T-Shirt or short clothes while visiting the Buddha statue.
The Old Phuket Town
The Old Town of Phuket is a must for first time travellers and even for the frequent ones. This town is rich in cultural heritage and its design and structure speak about the history of Phuket. It has many shrines and temples in its vicinity. These places of offering prayer and harmony are something one must pay a visit to.
The Karon Viewpoint
The Kata Viewpoint now known as The Karon Viewpoint is a place from where a trinity of beaches can be seen. Facing it is the Andaman Sea which makes this place a really crowded and busy place. Tourists love to take pictures from this point as the view from here is an incredibly unique and beautiful one.
The Phuket Town
The Phuket Town is one of the most colourful and cheerful town in the world. The variety of seafood and the wide range of hotel facilities have made the town easily accessible to the tourists. It has given the tourists an opportunity to get to know the local people and culture. The tourists have given an opportunity to the locals to start a few tourist centric businesses. Over the period of few years the locals have started accommodating tourists in their own home cum resorts. They have started even providing local delicacies to them at a better price than the hotels. These places are small and compact but refreshingly beautiful. These places also give a glimpse into the local lifestyle, food and tradition. Nowadays these places have also been centre of attractions in Phuket. Phuket is home to people from different nations like Malaysia, India, China and Thailand who started living here. The streets of Phuket have different architectural buildings and designs that show the original community’s historic heritage.
Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island
There are a few islands which are near Phuket, that can be visited via speed boats from there. The speed boats again serve as an attraction for tourists and the nearby islands are beautiful as well. If you like caves, forests, mountains and the sea then you might want to visit Phang Nga Bay. This exotic location has a scenic beauty of all these combinations. It looks like scenery painted on a wall by a really creative painter. You’ll be surprised to know that near this location there is a small island called the James Bond Island. James Bond Island has also been one of the top Phuket attractions for the tourists lately.