Phuket, Thailand Travel Guide Last Updated: Mar 2022

By far Thailand’s most popular island, Phuket (poo-KET) has its own large international airport so visitors don’t have to change planes in Bangkok like for the other islands. Consisting of about a dozen beach towns around the islands’ perimeter, it’s very important to book a place in an area that suits your travel style.

Why Visit Phuket

Phuket Facts

Population 320,000
Area 320,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Thai baht
Airports Phuket International Airport (HKT)

Things To Do In Phuket

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Phuket

Budget breakfastFood at resorts will usually cost much more than options across the road.$1.44 - $4.33
Budget lunchDepending on which part of Phuket you are based in, prices can vary greatly.$2.31 - $5.78
Budget dinnerSome sit-down restaurants near the resorts can be great bargains, but not all of them.$4.33 - $8.67
Beer (.33l bottle)As with other things, it all depends on which area you are in. Phuket Town is cheapest.$1.73 - $2.89
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BEST TOURS in Phuket

WHEN TO VISIT Phuket

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January89741.2
February91750.8
March92761.9
April92774.8
May907612.6
June897610.6
July887611.4
August887610.7
September877515.7
October887512.2
November88756.9
December88752.3

Phuket WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:30am6:37pm
21 Jun6:10am6:46pm
21 Sep6:16am6:23pm
21 Dec6:34am6:14pm

Where to stay in Phuket

Phuket Hotel Seasons

Phuket Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar6.00 - 38.00
starstarstarstarstar13.00 - 60.00
starstarstarstarstar18.00 - 100.00
starstarstarstarstar38.00 - 156.00
starstarstarstarstar82.00 - 222.00
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Phuket Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed4.66 - 13.97

Getting to Phuket

GETTING AROUND Phuket

Phuket TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to beach resorts18.92 - 28.89
Shared minibus from airport to resorts2.89 - 5.20
Local bus from airport to resorts0.72 - 1.16
3km tuk-tuk (taxi) ride in Phuket9.24 - 11.55
Local bus ride in Phuket0.72 - 1.16
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER