As the post title suggests, I’m sharing the best of what Phuket has to offer and some offbeat stuff:
Aerial view of Phuket: My flight from Kualalumpur to Phuket was almost half empty. I couldn’t help but being glued to the window of the plane. The aerial view was breath taking, felt like I was being transported to a different planet…imagine almost 15 mins of live display of hundreds of these limestone formations dotting the blue sea.
Phuket downtown: As soon as the tourists arrive in Phuket, they are whisked away to all kinds of resorts around popular beaches like Patong, Karon, Kamala etc…but that’s not real Phuket. If you want to experience some history and the local life, I suggest staying in Phuket town..most of the beaches are 15-30 mins drive. A visit to Phuket Butterfly and Insect garden is highly recommended.
Local beaches: Most of the beaches (and surroundings) are well developed..just like the US or Australia. There are some hilly regions, lots of vegetation, shallow waters..ideal for swimming, snorkeling or getting some sun.
Islands/Excursions: Another great advantage is that Phuket can be used as a base for exploring surrounding islands: Phi Phi Island, Coral Island, Phang Nga bay and few others. These offer all kinds of unique experiences.
Food: I will visit Thailand just for that great Veggie Food. It will be reasonable to do a separate post..just on Thai food
Click here for my Photo tour of Phuket.