On last February, i spent almost 1 week at Phuket, Thailand. It’s been a wonderful Sea-Sand-and-Sun experience, very recommended for those who enjoy beaches very much. But Phuket is more than just beaches, so many activities and places to visit in this remarkable island.
Let me start with my guide on my 6 days visit to Phuket and how much i spent for each accomodation.
On the first day, i landed and straight went to a 3 star hotel. Which cost me around 1000 baht per night. If you want a much more cheaper rate, you could try a guest house which cost you around 300 bath per night. Luckily my hotel located very near from Patong Beach’s Bangla Road which is famous for its night life.
On the second day, i took a trip to the famous Phi-Phi Island. The Phi-Phi island tour has 2 packages, the Speedboat and the Bigboat packages. The Speedboat is more expensive but cover more islands than Bigboats. I paid around 1100 baht per person for Phi-Phi tour using Bigboats. If you are lucky you could get a much cheaper price by searching for tour packages located outside your guesthouse. Phi-Phi island offer a snorkeling experience surrounded by beautiful islands.
On the third day, i went for a city tour which cost me around 2400 baht per car for 9 hours. I went to wonderful Karon Beach, visit Phuket Aquarium (100 baht per person), visit the Big Buddha, visit Kata View Point and did some culinary hunting (delicious Tom Yum soup).
On the forth day, i took a trip to James Bond Island. The island is famous because the 1974 Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun” was filmed there. The island is located within the Ao Phang Nga National Park, the place is beautiful and the entire surrounding area is spectacular. The package price in the brochure is around 2900 baht each person, but you can bargain until 1/3 price in low season. I was lucky to got 1500 baht per person despite on high season. James Bond island offer a canoeing or kayaking experience around lots of beautiful islands.
On the fifth day, i rented a “Tuk-Tuk” (traditional thai transportation) for around 800 baht a day and did a Phuket Shopping tour. So i went to Jungceylon Shopping Mall, Phuket Pearl Factory, Phuket Silver Jewelry, went to Butterfly Garden (300 baht per person), Pornthip Store, Phuthai Souvenir Market. On the night, i went to see a Thai Boxing match, it cost me around 1000 baht per person.
On my last day, i spent on beach sightseeing for a while and straight went to airport.
So the conclusion is : if you enjoy beaches so much just like me, Phuket is like a heaven on earth. And if I am offered the second chance to visit Phuket again, I won’t hesitate for a moment.
Here are some pictures i took there,