About Phuket

Located approximately 862 kilometers south of Bangkok is Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, which is often dubbed as the pearl of the Andaman, or the pearl of the south. Its natural resources- rocky peninsular, limestone cliffs, white powdery beaches, tranquil broad bays and tropical in-land forests contribute to making it the South’s wealthiest, busiest, most visited and most popular island and province.

Staying on the island is easy, as there are only two seasons in a year - the rainy season (May to October) and the hot season (November to April). The low season of phuket is between September and October as they are the wettest months. The best period for a visit, is from November to February, when it is possible to see the clear blue sky, feel the fresh sea breeze and marvel at the crystal clear water while lying on powdery, palm-fringed beaches. Average temperatures ranges between 23 C and 33 C.


Getting Around Phuket:
Getting around the Island can be done in many ways. Depending on budget and time at disposal, one way opt for either the usual Tuk Tuk - the small open-air taxis, or Songthaew - the open-air local buses. Taxi Meter – are generally advertised, but more than often are either not using or missing the meter completely, therefore only use them when they apply the meter. Motorbike Taxi or Rentals are widely available and very popular, they are fast, cheap and bring you wherever you want.



ATTRACTIONS:
Phuket Fantasea: Phuket FantaSea bills itself as “the ultimate cultural theme park”, and it’s tough to come up with a better description. The evening peaks with a stage show, but that’s not the only excitement. There’s a village with an assortment of shopping choices – from t-shirts to beachwear to jewellery – as well as carnival games, elephant rides, and restaurants. Everything is big, bright, ornate, and made to impress.


Phuket Island & City Tour: Give yourself a culture and scenic treat in this program and your holiday memories will be enriched. Take in Phuket Island's natural beauty as you are driven along beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. Other attractions visited are Wang Thalang Lapidary gem factory, Wat Chalong, Phuket's most beautiful and renowned monastery, the Sea Gypsy Village at Rawai Beach, a Cashew Nut Factory where you may sample the culinary delights.


Simon Cabaret Show: Probably the biggest "transvestite" cabaret show to be found locally. This show features a spectacular musical floor show performed by the world famous "ladyboys" of Simon Cabaret. See for yourself. Stunning costumes, bright lights, excellent sound system and expensive sets are all part of this theatrical extravaganza. A must see, you will be impressed with the fabulous Cabaret performance that made "Simon Cabaret" famous worldwide.


Phi Phi Island: The Phi Phi islands are some of the loveliest in Southeast Asia. Just a 45-minute speedboat jaunt and a 90-minute ferryboat ride from Phuket, these picture postcard islands offer the ultimate tropical getaway. Classic beaches, stunning rock formations, and vivid turquoise waters teeming with colourful marine life - it's paradise perfected. There are two islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The larger and inhabited, Phi Phi Don attracts hundreds of visitors to its lovely shores.
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