Phuket, Thailand Travel Guide

Last Updated: Jan 2024

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

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

Phuket Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed4.00 - 13.00

Where to eat and drink in Phuket

Budget breakfastFood at resorts will usually cost much more than options across the road.$1.96 - $4.21
Budget lunchDepending on which part of Phuket you are based in, prices can vary greatly.$2.80 - $5.61
Budget dinnerSome sit-down restaurants near the resorts can be great bargains, but not all of them.$5.61 - $11.21
Beer (.33l bottle)As with other things, it all depends on which area you are in. Phuket Town is cheapest.$1.96 - $3.36
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Best tours in Phuket

When to visit Phuket

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
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 Bed4.00 - 13.00

Getting to Phuket

Getting around Phuket

Phuket Transport prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to beach resorts18.36 - 28.03
Shared minibus from airport to resorts2.80 - 5.05
Local bus from airport to resorts0.70 - 1.12
3km tuk-tuk (taxi) ride in Phuket8.97 - 11.21
Local bus ride in Phuket0.70 - 1.12
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Where to go before and after