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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

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Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

14 Kata Noi Road, Karon
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

    Nestled on the beach, this Kata Beach resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kata Porpeang Market, Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking, and Dino Park Mini Golf. Kata ...

    Katathani Phuket Beach ResortAU$149

    Katathani Phuket Beach ResortAU$149
    Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa

    Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa

    333 Patak Road, Karon
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.7 out of 5 (7 reviews)

      Nestled on the beach, this Karon hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Karon Temple, Karon Market, and Dino Park Mini Golf. Kata Porpeang Market is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) ...

      Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & SpaAU$99

      Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & SpaAU$99
      Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

      Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

      16/12 Moo 6, Kamala
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        This family-friendly Kamala resort is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Tsunami Memorial, Phuket Fantasea and Laem Singh Beach. Kamala Beach is 2.1 ...

        Hyatt Regency Phuket ResortAU$119

        Hyatt Regency Phuket ResortAU$119
        The Kee Resort & Spa

        The Kee Resort & Spa

        152/1 Taweewong Road, Patong
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.3 out of 5 (6 reviews)

          This family-friendly Patong resort is located by the sea, steps from Patong Beach, Bangla Night Street, and Royal Paradise Night Market.

          The Kee Resort & SpaAU$84

          The Kee Resort & SpaAU$84
          Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa

          Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa

          11/7 Moo 6 T. Cherngtalay, Choeng Thale
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

            Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Layan Beach and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Wat Pra Thong. Laguna Phuket Golf Club and Big Buddha ...

            Dream Phuket Hotel & SpaAU$87

            Dream Phuket Hotel & SpaAU$87
            Keemala

            Keemala

            Moo 6, Kamala
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Situated in Ban Kammala, this luxury resort is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Tsunami Memorial and within 3 mi (5 km) of Phuket Fantasea and Laem Singh Beach. Kamala Beach ...

              KeemalaAU$521

              KeemalaAU$521
              Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa

              Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa

              284 Prabaramee Road, Patong
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.9 out of 5 (7 reviews)

                With direct access to the beach, this Patong resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Paradise Night Market, Patong Beach, and ...

                Diamond Cliff Resort and SpaAU$105

                Diamond Cliff Resort and SpaAU$105
                Millennium Resort Patong Phuket

                Millennium Resort Patong Phuket

                199 Rat U Thid 200 Pee Road, Patong
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.3 out of 5 (7 reviews)

                  Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jungceylon Shopping Center and Bangla Night Street. Patong Beach is 0.6 ...

                  Millennium Resort Patong PhuketAU$105

                  Millennium Resort Patong PhuketAU$105

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