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Beautiful Phuket will not disappoint.

The beautiful island of Phuket is located on the western coast of Thailand. Nestled in the Andaman Sea, this island is very closely connected to mainland Thailand. The island has a permanent population of approximately 600,000. The economy is mostly supported by rubber and palm oil plantations, which cover the majority of the island. The island is dotted with extraordinary examples of Buddhist history and Thai architecture. For example, the monument of the Two Heroines is a must-see. The Wat Chalong Buddhist Temple is a stunning place, dedicated to Luong Pho Cham, who helped end a Chinese rebellion in the late 19th century.

Visitors have a variety of options when booking Phuket accommodation through HomeAway. HomeAway offers over 1,000 rentals on the island of Phuket alone. These properties range from high-end villas in Phuket – ideally suited to large groups travelling together – to small Phuket apartments in the city centres, ideal for romantic getaway vacationers.

Things to do

Thailand National Museum:

The Thailand National Museum is the perfect place to learn about Thai National History. The legend of the two heroines is of particular interest. A 7.5ft-tall statue of Vishnu is the museum's prize possession, and dates back to the 9th century. It was discovered nearly 100 years ago in Takua Pa.

Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park:

The Khao Lak-Lam Ru National park is an area filled with stunning landscapes and views. The mangroves, valleys, cliffs, and estuaries are home to native animals such as gibbons, hornbills, and Asiatic black bears. Guided tours are available, as are long-tail boat trips. Nearby deserted beaches are fun to visit on motorbikes.

John Gray's Seacanoe:

Visitors will enjoy John Gray's Seacanoe. Packages include activities such as kayaking, boat tours, and starlight tours. Located north of the town of Phuket, John Gray's Seacanoe now has several copycats on the island. However this family-run company is one of the most well reputed on the island.

Phuket Scuba Club:

Travellers will enjoy a unique travelling experience at the Phuket Scuba Club. Whether beginners or experts, the company is well versed in classes and tours for all levels of training. Two groups leave daily at 11am and 3pm for both Racha Yai and Racha Noi Shark Point. First time divers can swim with the fish.

Atsumi Healing:

Atsumi Healing Spa is a fasting and detox cleansing centre on Phuket. Water, juice, and herb fasting packages are available, as well as Thai and deep-tissue massages. Meditation and yoga classes are also available.

Sala Resort and Spa:

The Sala Resort and Spa is a modern full-service spa. Located on the grounds of a villa on Phuket, the art-deco style and Portuguese art create a hip atmosphere. Services like full body scrubs and aromatherapy massages are available, and the black granite infinity pool completes the experience.

Weather on Phuket

Phuket lies on the western side of Thailand, and hence has monsoon season from October to January. Vacations during this time are not recommended, as the rain is basically constant, and flooding can become somewhat problematic for visitors and locals alike. During the dry and cool season, in the earliest part of the calendar year, temperatures average 20-32°C.

Travel to Phuket

Travelling to Phuket is fairly uncomplicated. Flights arrive daily from the mainland at Phuket International Airport (HKT). From here, taxis are available across the entire island. Alternatively, the 402 Highway bridges Phuket to the mainland. Travellers can reach 402 by way of Highway 4, which spans east/west across Thailand. Various destinations, such as several secluded beaches, are only reachable by water taxi.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Amazing in every way

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are glad we chose this option and hire a private apartment. The apartment is beautiful, very nice furniture and equipped with all the things you need at vacation. It is also clean and well kept and of course we were treating it with the same care as we do our own. The owner left us the refreshments in the fridge, which was a nice gesture. It has everything you need, hair dryer, ironer and ironing desk, beach chairs,..The kitchen has modern appliances and the main cooking appliances as well. The surrounding of the apartments is beautiful, clean and well kept. The staff is very friendly. It is just across the beach. We had rented a car and as it was our first visit to Phuket, we drove around and saw many other beaches. The Nai Thon beach was our favorite residential beach. The sand is smooth and soft, the beach is beautiful and clean. There are nice restaurants, massage salons, fruit stand and a small market at the beach. It was a rare place, where you could normally walk. It might not be the place for young people, or the ones who need night entertainment, but definitely the best place for families and people, who want to spend quality time at their vacation. We plan to come back once more and we hope, the landlord Christina Bolinder would be so kind to rent us the apartment again. We looked around other places, but it was our favorite place to stay, the favorite beach with positive energy. Thank you for giving us a magical holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Our second time of holidaying in Phuket. Love the area of Kamala which is ideal for a quiet holiday.

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                                                                                                      Our second time of holidaying in Phuket. Love the area of Kamala which is ideal for a quiet holiday. Apartment has all the basics needed and the private pool was well used. The only slight downside is the rock hard beds, but we made up for this with wonderful Massages on the beach and dozing on the sun beds.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017