Visiting Phuket Island

Visiting Phuket Island?

It sounds like you’re planning on visiting Phuket Island? The tropical island of Phuket in Thailand. I can imagine that you have a million and one questions about this amazing place, so let’s take some time to answer them!

• Learn about the best places to visit in Phuket
• Know how to plan your trip and what time of year is best for Visiting Phuket Island
• Get a detailed description and list of things to do on Phuket Island
• Explore festivals, weather forecasts, and learn more with this blog post.

Is it worth considering any vaccinations or other health services before arriving?

The possibilities seem endless; luckily, we’ve got all the answers right here! Read on to learn what makes Phuket Island such an incredible destination.

Phuket Island in Thailand is a popular tourist destination for people from all around the world. The island has beautiful beaches and an island vibe. Phuket is the largest and most popular island in Thailand.

If you’re curious about the weather, don’t worry! We’ve got that covered for you too. Phuket’s climate is tropical and humid with little seasonal temperature changes; it rains often during June to November usual on short typically tropical rain showers, the rain stays warm.

Anytime is an ideal time of year to visit if your travels include outdoor activities or attractions like festivals.

The best times to visit Phuket Island is from November to May. The weather in this time is hot and sunny, with the average temperature around 30 degrees Celsius during the day and about 26 degrees Celsius at night. However, it does rain sometimes during this period, with rainfalls of up to 100mm a month.

In the summer months (June-October) it can be very hot and humid in Phuket but there are still many things for you do on an island holiday.

Many tourists are drawn towards destinations that provide an exciting nightlife Patong beach and in particular the infamous Bangla road, a street lined with bars, clubs discos and go-go joints.

The nightlife in Bangla Road is legendary; it’s what most people think of when they hear the word “Phuket”. But if that isn’t your scene then you can find plenty more to see by heading out into other areas like Karon, Kata, Rawai or Kamala Beach, Surin and Bang Tao on the North West Coast.

Visiting Phuket Island
Kamala beach spring 2021 Phot credit Peter Welton

There’s plenty to do when visiting Phuket island.

Relaxing at one of the many resorts to exploring ancient temples.  There are many beautiful beaches nearby, some of which offer world-class scuba diving opportunities for those with a certification or who want to learn. Nearby Phang Nga Bay and Krabi are voted the second best dive destination in South East Asia. Take an amazing boat trip around the islands or go diving in some of Thailand’s most pristine waters.

Explore Thai temples.

Visit Wat Chalong, built at the beginning on 19th century, Its real name is Wat Chaiyathararam, but you probably won’t see it on any road signs. Wat Chalong sometimes called ( Chalong Temple ) is the largest of Phuket’s temples, and the most visited.

Thai food

One thing for sure is that Thai Food is delicious, sometimes spicy but still delicious, the Thai’s are friendly and very helpful , and the island beautiful.

The food in Thailand varies regionally but it’s all delicious, at least to me!

I found Thai people very friendly too – they are always trying their best to help you when asked for directions or anything else by tourists who don’t speak much of a language other than English (which most locals do).

Do I need vaccinations and a visa?

The weather in Phuket changes with the seasons. It is humid and hot during June-October, this is an excellent environment for alleges and other possible aliments. If you feel ill, go to the local Pharmacy, the pharmasit will be able to help you out.

Should I get vaccinations when visiting Phuket Island?

The travel guides recommend that you get vaccinated for hepatitis A, yellow fever and typhoid.

What about a visa before arriving in Thailand?

You should also get a visa before arriving at the airport. Currently visa restrictions keep changing and it is possible to obtain a tourist visa on arrival. It is best to check in your home country with the Thai Embassy before travelling.

Did you make it in April?

No worries we have got May is covered, read all about it HERE.

Image: Queen Mary 2 & Voyager of the Sea at anchor in Patong Bay Credit Peter Welton