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  • Writer's pictureIne Vandenwyngaert

Phuket, Thailand: A Complete Travel Guide To Thailand's Most Popular Island

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

Phuket is located on the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand. It’s the biggest island in the country. And thanks to its easy access via an international airport as well as a bridge to the mainland, it’s also one of the most popular tourist hotspots. Most people are attracted to its sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delicious Thai cuisine. But there is more to discover than that! In this travel guide, we share 10 of the best things to do on Phuket Island, as well as some great places to stay, eat, and drink.

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Black Rock Viewpoint


Check out our video about Phuket to see the best things to do through our camera!

Best Things To Do In Phuket

Big Buddha Phuket Thailand
Big Buddha

Places To Stay In Phuket

Nai Harn Beach (lovely, more quiet area to stay!)

Kata Beach (good area, more busy)

Karon Beach (lots of entertainment options)

Patong Beach (most touristic with vibrant nightlife)

Phuket Town (more local, residential area to stay)

Places To Eat And Drink In Phuket

  • Night Markets (Sunday Walking Street Market Phuket Town, Indy Market, Karon Temple Market, Malin Plaza Patong)

  • CY Café & Restaurant: great coffee & food near Promthep Cape

  • After Beach Bar & Restaurant: perfect for sunset between Kata Noi and Kata

  • Baan Chom View Restaurant: amazing sunset view between Kata Noi and Kata

  • Punjabi Resto-Bar: great Punjabi-Indian food in Patong

  • No.6 Restaurant: cheap Thai food in Patong

  • On The Rock Bar & Restaurant: great views of the sea (pricier drinks & food)

  • Mama Jin Restaurant: great Thai food at affordable price in Karon

  • The Neighbours Café: great breakfast place in Phuket Town

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pad thai

Map Phuket

Find all the places to go, eat, drink, and stay in Phuket on Google Maps. To follow and save the list, do the following:

  1. Tap on the link to open it (click button below)

  2. Tap Follow. This list will now be added to the group of lists you follow.

  3. Optional: To unfollow a list someone shared with you, tap the list Saved.

If you follow the list we made, all our saved places of Phuket will show up in Your Places. The places will also appear as suggested locations in Google Maps.

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