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Holiday In Phuket

What’s that sound? It’s a tropical breeze rustling through palm trees, and the Andaman Sea as it crashes against the shoreline. Oh, who are we kidding? It’s the sound of your annual leave, begging you to drop what you’re doing and spend some well-deserved time posted up in a beachfront pub, a colourful drink lodged firmly in your hand. From shredding some gnar on Hat Patong to getting in touch with your spiritual side at Wat Chalong, lastminute.com.au’s Phuket holidays have something for every traveller.

Things to Do in Phuket

Once you find yourself on this jungle-covered land in the Andaman Sea, strip off those trousers and throw on your best pair of togs for a surfing lesson on Hat Patong. Hang five, ten or just cruise on the gentle rolling swells, which are perfect for beginners. Look into Phuket deals through hotels for the best pricing on lessons. Keep the water adventure going by taking a canoe tour of Phang Nga Bay. The limestone islets in the bay look like the Hallelujah Mountains from the movie Avatar. For easy travel between the temples, look into lastminute.com.au Phuket car rental options.

When you get back to Phuket town, pay a visit to one of the 29 Buddhist temples. The most famous and important one is Wat Chalong, located in the Chalong Subdistrict. You’ve got to see the Grand Pagoda, where a splinter of bone from the great Lord Buddha is held. When you’re enjoying a Thailand holiday, do as the Thai do and respect the local customs. Removing your shoes and not wearing clothing that reveals your shoulders and legs is customary when entering a Wat.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

The best shopping options during your getaway will be found in Old Phuket Town on Yaowarat Road. Spend some bahts on Buddha image heads, Chinese and Japanese silk gowns and an array of painted wooden ornaments. There’s usually set prices attached to these souvenirs, but test out your bargaining skills with the local shopkeepers.

Are you ready for your mouth to start watering? There’s few holiday destinations that offer the quality of street food that Phuket does. First, try the moo ping and khao niao, a dish of grilled pork on skewers with sticky rice. Next, get your hands on roti. Also called “Thai pancakes”, sweet flatbread is fried crisp and rolled in butter, powdered sugar and condensed milk. Don’t forget to get a side of chocolate sauce to go along with your roti.

Everyone knows about the legendary nightlife in Bangkok, and Phuket is no different. Walk down Bangla Road and take your pick from any number of nightclubs and bars. Make your way to Soi Seadragon and check out a go-go show with girls who appear to have clothes on…but no one really knows. To offset the booze, go to Soi Patong for some late night snacks that will hopefully help your hangover. Take note of where the best night spots are when you’re booking your Phuket holiday package if you want to be near all the action.

What’s Next

What’s next for you? Is that a serious question? What’s next is you need to get off the couch and go somewhere to get lost—and Phuket holiday packages are where to start. Browse lastminute.com.au’s Phuket holiday deals and put in your leave request from your job immediately.


Top Hotel Deals in Phuket

Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay
Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay
5.0 out of 5.0 8/18-19 Moo 6, Kamala, Phuket
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4.8/5 (4 reviews)

Excellent hotel. Staff very friendly. Great pool over looking the bay. Breakfast restaurant fantastic views.

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2019
When you stay at Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay in Kamala, you'll be near the bay, a 3-minute drive from Patong Beach and 7 minutes from Kamala Beach.
Grand Mercure Phuket Patong
Grand Mercure Phuket Patong
5.0 out of 5.0 1 Soi Ratuthit 200 Pi 2 Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
AU$150
4.6/5 (11 reviews)

Lovely big rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Great central location

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020
With a stay at Grand Mercure Phuket Patong in Patong, you'll be in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Patong Beach and Jungceylon Shopping ...
Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong - MGallery
Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong - MGallery
5.0 out of 5.0 39/9 Muen Ngern Road, Tri-trang Beach, Patong, Phuket
AU$150
4.2/5 (5 reviews)

We loved every minute of our time here. My second visit and I couldn’t recommend it more highly!!!

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2019
When you stay at Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong - MGallery in Patong, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Freedom Beach and Patong Beach.
Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach
Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach
4.0 out of 5.0 118/16 Moo 3, Kamala, Phuket
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2.0/5 (2 reviews)

Went in the offseason (July 2018) wasn't expecting a construction site view out of our room. Very disappointed no offer of room upgrade or change or compensation. Workers' walking through Resort not satisfactory. Still only 2.5 rating if not for this.

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2018
With a stay at Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach in Kamala, you'll be on the waterfront, just steps from Kamala Beach and a 3-minute drive from Phuket Fantasea.
Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket
Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket
4.5 out of 5.0 12 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Phuket
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AU$152
When you stay at Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket in Patong, you'll be in the mountains, within a 5-minute drive of Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping ...
Mövenpick Myth Hotel Patong Phuket
Mövenpick Myth Hotel Patong Phuket
5.0 out of 5.0 27/9 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Kathu, Patong, Phuket
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When you stay at Mövenpick Myth Hotel Patong Phuket in Patong, you'll be in a shopping district, within a 15-minute walk of Patong Beach and Bangla Road.

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