Thinking of renting a vacation property in Phuket and not sure what to do and see while you’re here? Check out some of the best things to do in Phuket, such as relaxing on pristine, white-sand beaches, marveling at the underwater world, seeing the sunset over the Andaman Sea, and exciting the senses.
Freedom Beach is a hidden gem, tucked away near the popular Patong Beach. The reason why it remains hidden is that access to it is by a longtail boat trip or a challenging hill walk. However, those who reach Freedom Beach consider it to be one of the best sunbathing spots on Phuket, with white sand, turquoise water, and swaying palm trees.
Promthep Cape in Rawai is Phuket’s southernmost hill, and from here, some of the most incredible tropical sunsets are enjoyed with panoramic views of the southeast islands and the Andaman Sea. A lighthouse and museum offer further information, and a restaurant provides delicious cuisine for those who like dining with a spectacular view. After the sun finishes casting its pastel magic over the ocean, you can enjoy the cool breeze under a blanket of twinkling stars.
Scuba Diving Tours
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned diver, the Similan Islands will captivate you. The clear blue waters that surround this small, uninhabited archipelago host some of the most diverse and colorful marine life amid canyons, caves, peaks, and passageways. Above the water, there are breathtakingly beautiful white sand beaches studded with huge boulders to explore.
Café del Mar
Often referred to as the best beach club in Phuket, Café del Mar is right on an exclusive stretch of Kamala Beach. Don’t let the laid-back, rustic theme of Café del Mar fool you, this internationally-branded entertainment venue from Ibiza is a classy club, which offers the very best chill beats, high-end food and drinks, and guest DJs around a large pool with a swim-up bar and cabanas.
Bangla Road, or “Thanon Bangla,” as it is known to the locals, is one of the liveliest places to explore when the sun goes down. Perpendicular to Patong Beach, it has everything, including bars, pubs, clubs, cabaret shows, restaurants, and shops, so you can eat, drink, shop, or just take in the energy and see some interesting street performances. It is said that you can find anything here, so if you’re bargain hunting, then check it out!
The Big Buddha
If you’re looking for a serene place to chill after a hectic night out on Bangla Road, the Big Buddha (known to locals as Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha) sits on the hills between Chalong and Kata Beaches. The 45-meter-tall seated white marble Buddha can be seen from afar, and those who make the journey up the hill are rewarded with some of the best panoramic views of Phuket Island. Refreshments with a view can be enjoyed at the sea-view restaurant.
If you’d like to find a vacation rental from which to explore these delights and more around the beautiful island of Phuket, we have plenty of incredible options for you to choose from.
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