No, Phuket isn’t named after that curse you sometimes blurt out in moments of frustration. You know: Bleep-it. Thankfully, a silent “h” means you can tell your mum where you’re going on holiday without receiving a passive-aggressive email about the perils of public swearing. And flights to Phuket deliver you to such tranquil terrain that foul language will be the last thing on your mind. The Big Buddha will have namaste and om on the tip of your tongue.
Book your flight and hotels in Phuket on lastminute.com.au, and you’ll be sitting in the sand on Patong Beach in no time.
Getting Around Phuket
Phuket flights touch down often during peak travel season, so maybe pack a protein bar for the long line in customs. Once you’re cleared to move about the province, a limo or taxi can deliver you to your hotel. From there, motorcycle taxis and tuk-tuks are the most common ways to get around.
When You Land…
If your plane lands in the morning, make your way right to Hat Nai Yang National Park. Not only can you shake off your jet lag in the midst of stunning landscape, but sea turtles lay their eggs on the beaches here. Eggs turn into tiny baby turtles, and, you guys, we can’t even.
If you arrive in the evening, go straight to Bangla Road and one of its neon nightclubs. It’s time to par-tay.
Live Like a Local
Sometimes you need to retreat from the packed crowds of the city…or maybe you want to capture a few quiet moments and repent for the number of drinks you downed at a go-go club last night.
We get it. Grab a raft and head for Phang Nga Bay, where limestone spires create quite the obstacle course. Paddle your way past the cliffs and into quiet cave nooks. This is what real relaxation feels like. Channel it the next time Brenda from HR steals your yoghurt from the fridge.
Book one of lastminute.com.au’scheap flights to Phuket today, and tranquil days await. Of course, thanks to the money you save on Phuket holiday packages, some rowdy nights are also on the itinerary. High-five!