There is no shortage of fun things to do in Phuket, but here is my shortlist to get you started:
1. Eat lots of street food
2. Take a jungle trek
a member of the Mahout tribe. It’s a once in a lifetime experience to bounce through the dense jungle above Chalong Bay atop a pachyderm.
3. Visit Wat Chalong
4. Get a massage everyday
than a hundred dollars, but in Thailand, you’ll spend between 250-350 Baht—more or less 10 dollars. Pretty affordable, right?
5. Explore Phang Nga Bay by canoe
rock formations and bioluminescent plankton while you quench your thirst for adventure.
6. Ride in a tuk tuk
but none of them is as popular as the tuk tuk. Sometimes you will hear them before you see them because their sound systems are so loud. Some of them are decked out in neon lights and fancy wheels. And all of them come with a character behind the wheel.
7. Snorkeling in Koh Phi Phi
time snorkeler. With its crystal waters and incredible scenery, a snorkeling trip in this part of Thailand allows you to gaze on strikingly beautiful corals and prismatic schools of fish.
8. Maya Beach & Cove
has been chosen for so many movies. The blue water around the beach, shimmered like stain glass, a watery window into a silent world where tiny blue and yellow striped fish swam just beyond my fingertips. The powdery, white sand felt like satin under my feet, a whisper soft breeze danced with the light
fabric of my sarong. And the sky overhead, yet another shade of blue, with puffs of wafer thin clouds lazily drifting to and fro, was the best movie I had seen in years.
9. Party with the Lady Boys of Bangla Street
Beach where the girls dance on the bar tops in high heels and tiny shorts and the boys… well they do the same. Lady boys are popular photo ops in Phuket, but if they catch you taking pictures of them they will “request” a tip.
10. Visit the Big Buddha
and revered landmarks. The huge statue sits on top of the Nakkerd
Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 150 foot tall, is easily seen from
far away. It offers the best 360-degree views of the island’s beaches and Chalong
Bay.Because there’s always room for dessert…
10. Eat Sticky rice and mango
Sticky rice is a staple in Thailand and one of my favorite things anywhere. Add some delicious mango and sweet coconut milk and you’ve got a delicious dessert, toss on a few toasted sesame seeds and serve on a banana leaf.