Phuket: Things to do
Dance until the morning light in world-class nightclubs. Surf spectacular waves. Practice yoga, go scuba diving or jet skiing. Explore the culturally rich Phuket Town or wander the wildlife sanctuaries and thick jungle. There are so many things to do in Phuket you just might forget to leave.
Phuket is a long established location for dive enthusiast and those who want to learn. There are a number of reputable diving schools and tour operators that cater to all levels and experience. Most diving takes place on the islands in Phuket province, a day trip from the main Island of Phuket. There are countless incredible places to choose from. We have listed 5 of our favourites.
Bangla Road (Patong)
Patong is the undisputed nightlife capital of the island. At night Bangla Road becomes a neon-lit party paradise. Beer bars, go-go bars, nightclubs, massage parlours, cabaret shows and literally hundreds of restaurants serving every cuisine imaginable line the street and side streets. For many tourists, this is their first and only stop when it comes to night-time entertainment.
Shows and cabaret
Thailand is famous for its ladyboys and the performances in Phuket are some of the best in Thailand. A great night out, the shows are glamorous and glitzy, the ladyboys fierce and the music an explosion of pop hits. Simon Cabaret and Aphrodite are the most popular family friendly venues. Soi Paradise and Soi Katoey hold some of the raunchier adult themed shows.
The West Coast surfing season runs from around April to November and is starting to make a name for itself. Waves are maximum 3 metre which makes it a good place to learn. Surfing here isn’t limited to beginners though. A number of well-known surfers have been spotted in the area as it continues to grow in popularity. Take a look at our quick guide to surfing in Phuket.
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Elephants have been an integral part of Thai culture for centuries. Much in the same way Europeans used horses, Elephants in Thailand were rode into battle, used in construction and more recently as attractions for tourists. Green Elephant Sanctuary Park cares for retired or homeless Elephants and their young. Come and experience these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.