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Phuket is about the size of Singapore. But instead of shopping centers and skyscrapers there are fantastic nature, views that movie directors love so much and endless white beaches. Phuket is a synonym of perfect relaxation.
Best time for arrival is winter; it is pleasant to escape from frost and snow to the island. And there is always something to do: the usual "seal" rest, and active sports on the water, and exploration of the fantastic local nature.
16 million passengers annually pass through Phuket International Airport. It is the second busiest airport in Thailand after Bangkok Airport. Therefore, the main thing you need to be prepared for upon arrival is the queue.
Previously, international and domestic flights both were landing here. Now the flows of passengers are divided into different terminals. But from the arrival to the exit from the airport, it can still take several hours. One of the widespread problems — baggage arrives much later than passengers.
The airport is 32 km away from the center of Phuket. This way can be overcome by taxi or bus in 40 minutes with an average traffic load. Be prepared to spend much more time sitting during rush hours.
Phuket International Airport has its own taxi fleet. These are brand new cars with generally neat drivers who speak English mostly good. A trip to the center will cost about $ 20.
Outside the airport, you will find cars of the Taxi-Meter company. Trip in Taxi-Meter will be a few dollars cheaper. But you should not expect a special service. It is also important to ensure that the Taxi-Meter driver turns on the counter before starting the trip.
The airport also provides minibuses for 10 people. Such trip costs about $ 7, but you have to wait until the right number of passengers has gathered.
But the cheapest ways to go to the center would are Phuket Smart Bus or Airport Bus Phuket. The first one goes around all the popular beaches for 3-5 dollars. And the second one goes strictly to the city center for $ 3.
Both routes have their drawbacks. First, buses depart once an hour. Secondly, they are very slow. But for such price we can forgive them everything.
What should you do on Phuket island? The most obvious answer is to rest on numerous beaches and swim in the warm Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean. And enjoying the amazing tropical nature during breaks. Phuket is literally created for unity with nature. And also for cultural experiences, caring for elephants, the famous Thai night clubs and the best sunsets in life.
If there is a place in the world where anyone can find their perfect beach, this place is Phuket. There are entertaining beaches, beaches with fantastic views, almost deserted beaches. And there white sand and clear blue water everywhere — could anything be better?
Want a classic beach holiday? With rides, endless series of bars, street food and other resort attributes? Then go to Patong — perhaps the most famous beach on the whole Phuket. But be careful: prices can bite even if you buy just water.
When visiting this place tourists have only one impression: “Wow!” Here you need to rent a kayak, swim through the unearthly beauty of the cave and feel absolute peace. Where else will you be able to swim literally under the islands, look at the trees that grow directly from the rocks, find ancient (at least, we hope they are ancient) rock paintings among the millennial stalactites?
The attraction is important but popular. Locals are spoiled with tourists, so they can ask to pay for every your step. Therefore, it is better to go to Phang Nga with a pre-organized tour.
Speaking of food, all the variety of Thai tastes is concentrated on Phuket. Local cuisine is a combination of sweet, sour, spicy and salty tastes in one dish.
One of the most famous Thai dishes in the world is Tom Yam soup. If you go around all the food courts of the island, you won’t find two identical recipes. But they will all be delicious. They say that no one in the world can repeat the dish as it is done in Thailand. And if you need a sweeter and more exotic version, order Tom Kha.