Booking for your family holiday in Phuket will guarantee everyone a great holiday. There is so much to see and do in Phuket, that many families come back year after year. The tropical beaches, five star accommodation along with all the exciting things to do and places to visit. Here is a flavour of what you might do:
Beautiful Beaches in Phuket:
The largest is Kamala Beach, a tranquil undeveloped area with fabulous coral reefs and exceptional opportunities for surfing. Venture into the quaint fishing village for a traditional Thai meal and don’t miss the shopping market on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays, with handmade ethnic ceramics and goods as well as unusual foods and clothes
The beach at Hat Karon is a short car drive from Phuket Town and one of the main tourist beaches to be seen on this holiday. The beach is an unspoilt haven of tropical beauty where you can imagine staying for ever. The road behind the beach has lots of bustling resorts with places to eat, Gym’s to use and shops selling local goods.
Hat Karon beach at Phuket boasts the most stunning coral reef to explore by scuba diving or snorkelling. It stretches to Kata and Bu Island and you will see much more by hiring a small boat for the day, or taking a ride on one of the Fishing boats.
Surin Beach is stunning with everything you need for an uninterrupted day of relaxation. Views across the deep azure sea merge into the clear blue sky and the soft warm sand and swaying palm trees is a picture book image that needs to be seen first-hand.
Places to visit on Phuket:
South of Phuket is a headland known locally as God’s Cape, or Phromthep Cape. It was one of the well-known landmarks for the trading ships in days gone by, who travelled up the Malaysian Peninsula
Wildlife Park Conservation Centre called Khao Phra Thaeo, is a wildlife Park of Amazonian forest that is home to many wild animals and birds of the edge of extinction. Visit the centre where they study the local environment and how to conserve and develop these endangered species.
The Big Buddha in Phuket is a stunning sight in sheer white marble that you need to see with your own eyes while you are there. It is an awe-inspiring reminder of the culture of Thailand and the bygone Kings of old Siam
Insects and Butterfly’s: A visit to Phuket’s Butterfly Garden and Insect world is a rare chance to see exotic and beautiful examples that you can walk through and see in their natural habitat. The café and gift shop will make sure that you are refreshed and take home lots of pretty and unusual souvenirs.
Visit the ultra-modern Tesco Lotus Shopping Centre on Bypass Road (Chalermprakiet Road) when you venture into Phuket Town. You will find all the big names as well as local fashion and supplies.
Old Phuket Town is not to be missed either, with hundreds of interesting boutiques with traditional ceramics and hand woven articles to peruse, while you gaze at the Sino-Portuguese style architecture.
Local culture is reflected in the Vegetarian Festival and the 9 Emperor Gods Festival which is held around the end of September or early October and is nine days of vegetarian feasting to purify you for the year ahead. There are lots of amazing street performances during the festival, such as Fire-Walking and climbing ladders with rungs made of sharp blades…
If you enjoy Yachting, don’t miss the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta during December at Kata Beach Resort. You will see international yachtsmen, competing for the Royal Trophy.
Also in December is the Phuket Triathlon. If you fancy testing your fitness levels and endurance with a 1,800 metres swim, then a 35 mile bike race, followed by a testing seven mile run. Or just dip your toes in by doing the three and a half mile Fun Run instead. Perhaps just choose to watch the world renowned international athletes compete for the title while you relax with an exotic cocktail instead.
Don’t miss the Ghost Festival in Phuket. You will see activities like preparing food offerings, burning incense, and burning papier-mâché forms of gold, and other goods for the visiting spirits. Festivities include, releasing miniature paper boats and lanterns across the water at night, to signify giving direction to lost souls.
Patong Carnival in Phuket in November is a sight not to be missed on your holiday. Watch the colourful parades, and join in the beauty pageants and sporting competitions that are especially for visiting tourists.