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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.


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Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach

Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach

14/2 Patak Road Soi 24, Karon
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)

    Situated near the beach in Karon, this luxury hotel is close to Karon Market, Karon Temple, and Karon Beach. Local attractions also include Patong Beach and ...

    Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon BeachAU$93

    Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon BeachAU$93
    Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

    Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

    88 Moo 7, Prunai, Ko Yao
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.3 out of 5 (7 reviews)

      Located on Koh Yao Yai island, this luxury resort is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Phuket. The resort has its own private white sand beach, and premium snorkeling ...

      Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & SpaAU$100

      Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & SpaAU$100
      Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

      Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

      8/18-19 Moo 6, Kamala
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

        This family-friendly hotel is located by the sea, close to Tsunami Memorial, Phuket Fantasea, and Hua Beach. Local attractions also include Kamala Beach and ...

        Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim BayAU$79

        Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim BayAU$79
        Grand Mercure Phuket Patong

        Grand Mercure Phuket Patong

        1 Soi Ratuthit 200 Pi 2 Road, Patong
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)

          Situated by the sea, this luxury resort is close to Jungceylon Shopping Center, Bangla Road, and Patong Beach. Area attractions also include Karon Beach and ...

          Grand Mercure Phuket PatongAU$119

          Grand Mercure Phuket PatongAU$119
          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)

            This Karon resort is set on the beach a short distance from Kata Noi Beach, Big Buddha, and Kata View Point. Also nearby are Kata Beach and Kata Porpeang ...

            Katathani Phuket Beach ResortAU$156

            Katathani Phuket Beach ResortAU$156
            Amari Phuket

            Amari Phuket

            2 Meun-ngern Road, Patong
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

              This Patong resort is set on the beach a short distance from Simon Cabaret, Patong Beach, and Bangla Road. Also nearby are Tri Trang Beach and Jungceylon Shopping ...

              Amari PhuketAU$152

              Amari PhuketAU$152
              Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

              Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

              92 Moo 3, Baan Na Tai, Naiyang Beach, Sa Khu
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                This Sa Khu hotel is set on the beach a short distance from Nai Yang Beach, Sirinat National Park, and Nai Thon Beach. Local attractions also include Splash ...

                Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang BeachAU$130

                Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang BeachAU$130
                The Charm Resort Phuket

                The Charm Resort Phuket

                212 Thaweewong Road, Patong
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.5 out of 5 (14 reviews)

                  Situated near the beach in the city center, this resort is close to Kalim Beach, Patong Beach, and Bangla Road. Also nearby are Royal Paradise Night Market and ...

                  The Charm Resort PhuketAU$73

                  The Charm Resort PhuketAU$73

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