Headed to Thailand and looking for the best way to get the most out of 3 days in Phuket? I’ve got you covered with this epic Phuket itinerary, as well as my top tips on when to visit, where to stay, and how to get around this gorgeous island.
Phuket is a Thai island located in the Andaman Sea. It’s known for its beautiful beaches, dramatic limestone cliffs, and lively nightlife. And if you’re visiting Thailand, you need to include all these activities on your Phuket itinerary.
Many people think of Phuket as a haven for partying, and it is! But it’s way more than that. This stunning destination offers plenty of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy year round. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an action-packed adventure, Phuket has something to offer everyone. Promise!
Tip: Phuket is pronounced ‘Poo-ket’ – try to say it phonetically and you might end up in a spot of trouble!
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Logistics for your Phuket Itinerary
Where is Phuket & How To Get There
Phuket is the largest Thai island off the southwest coast of the country. Thailand itself has over 1400 islands and Phuket consists of the main island as well as another 32 smaller islands off the coast, which makes it the perfect location for some Thai island hopping!
To get to this tropical paradise, you can fly directly into Phuket International Airport (HKT) from around 45 cities all over the world, including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, London and Zurich. Yes, depending on where you’re coming from it’ll probably take quite a while, but I promise once you step foot onto the island it’ll be more than worth it.
Psst: I always recommend checking flights into Bangkok as well, as you may find much cheaper options and then can make the short flight to Phuket.
If you’re already in the country and exploring other areas, the easiest way to get to Phuket is by bus. There are a few buses that go directly from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) to Phuket every day, with a journey time of between 11-13 hours.
Although the quickest way to get to Phuket is to fly from one of Thailand’s many airports (I cannot even think about sitting on a bus for over 10 hours, ack!). But if you do choose to travel by bus, make sure you choose an air-conditioned bus — you’ll thank me later!
Best Time to Visit Phuket
Pack your sunnies and a hat, as Phuket is hot all year round! The island does have two distinct seasons, explained below:
- November – April: The best time to visit Phuket is during the dry season, lasting from November to April. This is the ideal time for snorkeling and scuba diving as the water is calm and clear. However, it’s also the time when the beaches are super crowded, and hotels are the most expensive.
- May – October: The monsoon season in Phuket runs from May to October. While the rain can get quite heavy at times and it’s not the best time of year for water activities, it does mean that there are fewer tourists on the beaches and you can find amazing deals on flights and hotels.
Festivals: If weather isn’t your main motivator and you’d rather be in Phuket during one of their epic festivals, you’ve got a few options. Actually, more than a few – plenty! Here’s some of the most popular festivals in Phuket:
- Chinese New Year: The date of this festival changes every year but it’s typically in late January to early February. Phuket goes big for Chinese New Year to celebrate the wide Chinese community there. Storefronts are decorated with lanterns and red banners and dancers take to the colorful streets in preparation of the dragon processions.
- Phuket Old Town Festival: This festival takes place at the same time as Chinese New Year, so if you’re in Phuket during that time, you get a bonus! The streets around the old town are closed off to cars and turned into walking streets where you’ll see parades, dancing, street food vendors and live music.
- Wat Chalong Fair: Looking for yet another bonus of visiting Phuket during Chinese New Year? You guessed it! Every year during Chinese New Year, the Wat Chalong Fair is held at the largest temple in Phuket over the course of 7 days. It’s a wonder of street food, market stalls, stage shows, and amusement rides.
- Songkran: This is essentially a giant water fight festival which sees adults and children alike take to the streets with water guns, water balloons and buckets of water. It takes place in April each year. Prepare to get soaked!
- Loy Krathong: Otherwise known as the lantern festival, Loy Krathong takes place on the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar (usually early November). It’s believed that on this night, a floating basket containing offerings to the gods is let loose, bringing good fortune. You’ll see thousands of lanterns floating down rivers, canals and lakes, with stalls selling or teaching you how to make your own.
- Kathu Festival: This street culture festival takes place in July and is a more modern kind of Phuket festival. It’s about celebrating traditions and passing them onto generations to come. You can expect to enjoy parades, martial arts, a heck of a lot of street food, and fascinating exhibitions.
- Patong Carnival: The Patong Carnival is held every year at the beginning of November to mark the beginning of the high season when the weather starts to pick up. Patong Beach Road is transformed into a giant international food court where you can fill up on all sorts of worldwide dishes, street food, and carnival specialties. There’s also live music, shows, and activities held during these three days.
On the other hand, if festivals aren’t your jam, plan your Phuket itinerary for another time. I’d look at your travel dates to make sure they don’t overlap with any major festivals. Festivals are huge deals in Phuket, so just remember it’ll most likely be pretty crowded. Stay away if you’re looking for a quiet holiday!
How to get around Phuket
Thankfully, getting around Phuket is easy! There are plenty of ways to get around depending on how much you want to spend and whether you prefer public transport or going it alone. And if you’re following this Phuket itinerary, half of the time you’ll be exploring by boat anyways!
Motorbike rental: If you’re feeling adventurous, renting a motorbike or scooter is the best way to explore the island at your own pace. Don’t forget to bring your international driving license if you plan to do this. You’ll also want to be careful as the drivers in Phuket are notoriously road-rageous! However, if you don’t feel confident to drive yourself, you can also hire a motorbike driver who will take you where you want to go for pretty cheap!
Taxis: There’s no shortage of taxis in Phuket – just make sure you’ve agreed on a price before getting into the car. If you’re looking for something different, I’d recommend taking a tuk-tuk. It’s quite an experience (I’ll leave it to you to decide whether it’s a terrifying experience or an exciting one!).
Grab: Grab is pretty much the Uber of Asia. This is my preferred method of transport in the evenings. Be sure to download the app before you arrive and you’ll be good to go. Rates are typically pretty competitive and there’ll be no language barrier when telling your driver where to go.
Public transport: Phuket has a public bus service, but it’s not the most reliable and I never really managed to suss it out properly so I wouldn’t recommend it. And plus, if you only have 3 days in Phuket, you wanna make sure you’re not wasting any of your precious time on the bus.
What to Pack for Your Phuket Itinerary
It’s warm, it’s humid – you’re going to be sweaty. Just accept it, haha. You don’t want to pack too many clothes, but you also wanna make sure you’re prepared for anything and everything.
Lightweight clothing is a must. Shorts, cotton t-shirts, and light summer dresses are what most people wear around the island. Oh, and light comfortable shoes for walking. If you’re visiting during monsoon season be sure to have a light waterproof jacket with you, because well, it’s the rainy season.
Your day bag for tours and sightseeing should include sunscreen, a water bottle, bug spray and sunglasses. Did I mention sunscreen?! Particularly if you’re out on a boat all day – that boat sun is sneaky! You’ll also want to include a cover up for temples in your day bag.
Where to Stay in Phuket
Let’s talk about accommodations – where should you stay in Phuket? Well, this really depends on one major factor. What kind of traveler are you?
There are two sides to Phuket accommodation:
- the “backpacking, beach partying, only need a couple of hours’ sleep” side
- and the “I need a bit of R&R and a good night’s sleep” upmarket side (that’s obviously not to say that there aren’t plenty of mid-range hotels in Phuket)
Luckily for the budget conscious, you get a lot more bang for your buck in Phuket. There’s a big scene for backpackers all over the island.
If you’re looking to party it up and don’t need much sleep, I’d recommend staying anywhere along Patong Beach Road. There are bars nearby and you’ll be just a few steps from the beach. A few recommendations:
- Luxury: Rosewood Phuket (this is if you have no qualms about spending a fortune)
- Mid Range: The Andaman Beach Hotel (just a few steps from the beach)
- Budget: Art Patong Residence (budget, but you still get an outdoor pool)
For a more relaxed stay away from the crowds, I recommend staying in Nai Yang (which is where I stayed). There are some great boutique resorts in Nai Yang that offer a beachfront location and all the amenities you’ll need like a pool, restaurant, wi-fi, etc.
- Luxury: The Slate (on the beach and three pools to choose from)
- Mid Range: Naiyang Park Resort (just two minutes walk from the beach but you’ll feel like you’re in a rainforest with the lush green surroundings)
- Budget: Check In Hostel (more than you could expect in a hostel, plus minutes from the beach)
For something completely different, stay in a luxury tree house at the Keemala Resort Phuket for a night!
Where to Eat in Phuket
Food is a definite highlight on any Phuket itinerary — there are countless restaurants, street stalls and cafes serving up tasty treats all over the island.
You’ve got your beachfront seafood shacks, your hot pot places in the middle of the night markets, your local Thai food stalls where you can eat for next to nothing. Bring your stretchy pants — you’ll never go hungry here.
Here’s my two favorite spots to eat in Phuket (don’t miss them!):
- Breakfast: Head to Chao Leh Kitchen on Patong Beach for breakfast. It’s got western favorites as well as Phuket gems. Eggs Benedict are my usual go to breakfast but their Khao Phad was delicious too.
- Lunch or dinner time: Tunk-Ka Cafe on Khao Rang Hill is a great spot with lovely food. You can see all of Phuket town from this hillside gem.
You can’t visit Phuket without trying the street food. There are heaps of food stalls in the middle of Phuket night markets where you can get anything from dim sum (my favorite!) to tom yum kung (a spicy shrimp soup) and of course Pad Thai.
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to eat your own food, try a Thai cooking class where you’ll go to the market to pick out your fresh ingredients, learn how to cook a local meal, and get to enjoy it right after!
Additional Important Information about Phuket
- Language: In Phuket, like other parts of Thailand, the language spoken is Thai. However, many Thai people also know some English so it’s fairly easy to communicate. Especially if you’re venturing to the touristy parts of town. I always recommend learning a few simple phrases in the local language out of respect for the locals.
- Currency: The Thai baht is the accepted currency of Phuket. You’ll need this mostly for market stalls, tips, and street food. For hotels, restaurants, and tours you can typically use your credit card.
- Temple Etiquette: When visiting temples on your Phuket itinerary, be respectful. Don’t take selfies with your back to Buddha, always take your shoes off before entering a temple, and cover your shoulders and knees also.
- Drinking water: Tap water isn’t safe to drink, so always have your own bottle you can fill up from your hotel before heading out for the day.
- Safety: Phuket is definitely safe for tourists and even solo travelers. As always, have your wits about you at all times to be on the safe side.
Is 3 days in Phuket Enough?
I know what you’re thinking. With 32 islands and all there is to see and do, how can 3 days in Phuket be enough time for everything? I promise, this Phuket itinerary will have you exploring numerous islands and all the best things to do on the main island itself.
While it may be a relatively short stay and you could indeed spend so much time there exploring every nook and cranny, if you’re looking to explore the island and really get a feel for what it’s like, 3 days is definitely enough time.
If you’re coming from afar, I definitely recommend adding Phuket onto a much longer Thailand itinerary. Don’t miss out on the city of Bangkok, caring for elephants and exploring temples in Chiang Mai, and living out your beach bliss on Koh Phi Phi and Krabi!
Now that all the important pre-itinerary information has been covered, it’s time to get into the perfect guide for spending 3 days in Phuket!
3 Days in Phuket: The Ultimate Phuket Itinerary
Phuket Itinerary Day 1 – Island Hopping around Phi Phi Islands
First stop on any Phuket itinerary — The Phi Phi Islands! This island chain is made up of 6 islands, which make it the perfect destination for island hopping in Thailand. While it’s possible to get to all these stops on your own, I recommend booking with a reputable tour guide to take you out for the day. It’s quite complicated and time consuming figuring out the logistics of getting around Phi Phi yourself. Just opt for a day tour, they make everything that much more simpler.
A tour like this full day Phi Phi islands tour from Phuket brings you to all the stops listed below! And it’s such a good value!
Most tour guides will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drop you back in the evening. You’ll definitely want to give yourself the entire day for exploring Phi Phi and likely won’t be back to your hotel until around 6pm.
The islands are about 45km from Phuket so you’ll take a one hour speedboat from Phuket Marina to our first stop.
If you’re wearing a hat on the boat, be sure that it fits…..that’s all I’ll say on the matter (ahem)!
Stop 1 – Bamboo Island
First stop on our Phi Phi island hopping tour is Bamboo Island, also known as Koh Mai Phai, for swimming and snorkeling. It looks just like one of those paradise islands you see in the movies — no joke! Just look at all the white sand!
It’s called Bamboo Island because – you guessed it – it’s covered in bamboo trees. But that’s not all. There are plenty of other types of trees on the island. In fact, while the outer part of the island is white sandy beach, the inner part is just greenery.
Just 50 meters off the beach is a coral reef perfect for snorkeling and exploring underwater life in some of the clearest waters I’ve ever seen. If you’re not too interested in snorkeling, take a dip in the water and relax on the beach instead.
Stop 2 – Monkey Island
Next stop is Monkey Island where you’ll continue your snorkeling adventure through more incredible coral reefs. Snorkeling here gives you the feeling that you’re in an aquarium. It’s the strangest experience, but amazing.
The island is set on a backdrop of steep limestone cliffs, which are home to the monkeys on the island. When you see the monkeys, be sure to remember that they’re wild animals and not friendly pets. Keep your distance and hold onto your belongings — they’re sneaky little creatures! They’re known to steal hats and even open up backpacks, so watch your stuff carefully!
Stop 3 – Phi Phi Don
If you’re starting to feel peckish after all that swimming and snorkeling this morning, head over to Phi Phi Don, the largest of the Phi Phi islands, for lunch. Phi Phi Don has a great selection of places to eat, whether you’re looking for traditional Thai cuisine or international.
I recommend Oasis Bar & Restaurant on the north of the island. It’s a quirky little place but the food is great and there’s a good variety too. Don’t forget the mango sticky rice for dessert! My absolute favorite!
Stop 4 – Viking Cave
After lunch, take a boat to Viking Cave, known locally as Tham Paya Nak. It’s one of the most famous natural sites on Koh Phi Phi Leh set under a limestone cliff on the northeast of the island.
Viking Cave got its name because of paintings found on the walls of the cave representing various types of boats, including what looks like a Scandinavian Drakkar, a Viking ship. It’s thought that the paintings were made by sailors taking shelter in the cave during a storm.
The cave isn’t open to the public because of the local activity of harvesting swiftlet birds’ nests. But it’s still interesting to take a boat around the cave and spot the unique rock formation as well as the bamboo scaffolding set up for the locals to collect the birds’ nests.
Stop 5 – Pileh Lagoon
Your next stop is where the Instagram gold is! Pileh Lagoon is a secluded lagoon with crystal clear waters, surrounded by giant limestone cliffs and white powdery sand. You absolutely have to swim in the natural pool. It was one of my favorite parts of the day. If you’re with a local tour, this will likely be your last stop for swimming so make the most of it!
Stop 6 – Maya Bay
Last stop before heading back to Phuket is Maya Bay, made famous for being the location used in the filming of The Beach. It’s somewhere you might not have even noticed because it’s almost completely sheltered by cliffs, but once you get in, it’s incredibly beautiful.
The bad news: you probably won’t get to stop to explore here. It’s become so popular because of its fame and beauty, that a lot of the tours won’t stop at Maya Bay for more than a few minutes, just to take pictures. Of course, if you’re visiting on your own I recommend coming here either early in the morning or after 5 in the evening.
The boat ride back to Phuket takes about an hour and if you’re anything like me you’ll be tired and a little dehydrated (we’re not used to this weather!) so take the time to relax and enjoy the ride.
Stop 7 – Night Market
After freshening up at your hotel, head out to one of Phuket’s famous night markets. There are a few to choose from, but I recommend Chillva Night Market in Phuket Town. It’s got tons of food stalls serving up cheap delicious Thai food.
The market has a really fun boho vibe to it. The storefronts are upcycled shipping containers and there’s just about everything you might want to bring back as a souvenir. You’ll find clothes, accessories, art work and of course the usual fun novelty souvenirs.
You can absolutely bargain for cheaper prices but the prices are already really good and I felt bad bargaining too much as I didn’t want anyone out of pocket — I know I’m an amateur!
3 Days in Phuket: Day 2 – James Bond Island & Muslim Fishing Village
You’re off out onto the water again today, but this time you’ll be cruising around the Phang Nga Bay. What’s it known for?! Where the James Bond Island scenes in The Man with the Golden Gun were filmed! While yesterday’s islands were more about the beaches and relaxing, today’s itinerary is a little more adventurous.
I joined a local tour, just as I did with the island hopping on day 1, and if you don’t have much time in Phuket I recommend doing the same so you can get the most out of the islands. I opted for a later start tour because….well, I like to sleep in. Oh and unbeknownst to me it meant dodging the earlier crowds so that was a bonus!
→ Psst: Tours sell out (as this is one of the more popular things to do on any Phuket itinerary). Book yours ahead of time. This full day James Bond Island Day Trip from Phuket is the perfect one!
Phang Nga Bay lies between Phang Nga, Krabi and Phuket and is protected as part of the Ao Phang Nga National Park. The more scenic way to tour around Phang Nga Bay is by longtail boat.
Stop 1: Koh Panyee Floating Village
First stop on today’s itinerary is Koh Panyee Floating Village. This is like nothing I had ever seen before.
It started out with three families who were looking for the best fishing spot. They found this area and created their own ‘island’. Over the years, their village grew into a community of more than 400 people who now call Koh Panyee home.
Like any other village, it has a school, restaurants, a hospital and markets. It even has a mosque as the villagers are predominantly Muslim.
The kids have built their own football pitch and are quite skilled at it – even if it means having to jump into the water every few minutes after the ball goes out of bounds.
After exploring the village, stop at one of the many seafood restaurants on this floating village. They know how to make good seafood! You might want to pick up a few souvenirs here too. They’ll accept dollars here if you don’t have Thai Baht but just be sure to have small denominations.
Stop 2: Kayaking Koh Phanak
Next up is kayaking through the caves of Koh Phanak. You’ll come across incredible limestone rock formations, including impressive stalagmites and stalactites — I can never remember which are which, but there were both!
The locals will take you through on inflatable kayaks as it can be difficult to maneuver through them yourself. I was a bit miffed as I kind of wanted to kayak by myself but after seeing the skill required by the guides, I quickly changed my mind.
Stop 3: Koh Hong
Koh Hong is another island with incredible caves and lagoons to explore. Hong in Thai means room and it makes sense when you’re canoeing through the caves. Some of the areas are so small, just like little rooms, and the guides have to let out some air in the canoe just to get through the smaller areas.
At times, it’s pitch dark and only the light from flashlights guide you through. If you are one to get claustrophobic, this may not be the best activity for you but it is a really fun adventure if you don’t mind small spaces.
Stop 4: James Bond Island
Last on our Phang Nga Bay tour is James Bond Island, known locally as Khao Phing Kan, just in time for sunset. One of the most distinct features of James Bond Island is the tall vertical island standing out from the bay.
As we approached the island, we were told of a legend about this strange vertical structure. It is said that many years ago, there was a fisherman who everyday would catch lots and lots of fish. One day he went out and caught nothing, other than an old nail. The fisherman got so mad that he broke the nail in half and threw it back in the water. This vertical island is said to have grown from that nail!
Swim, relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset before heading back on the boat to Phuket and you’ll be dropped off at your hotel later that evening.
3 Days in Phuket: Day 3 – Big Buddhas and Cabaret
Morning: Karon Viewpoint & Kata Beach
It’s our last day on our Phuket itinerary, so let’s make it a good one! Ok, so you’re either going to love me or hate me for this, but this morning you’re getting up incredibly early to watch the sunrise from Karon Viewpoint. Don’t worry, I’m not going to have you hiking this early (although it’s only an hour’s walk from Karon Beach) — you can easily get a taxi or rent a motorbike to get up to the viewpoint.
Once there, you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous panoramic views of Karon, Kata, and Kata Noi beaches and all will be forgiven! The viewpoint is one of the famous views of Phuket, which is why I recommend going up early in the morning to beat the crowds. And who doesn’t love a panoramic island sunrise?
After you’ve gotten all the photos you can possibly take, make your way down to Kata beach for some breakfast, chilling on the beach and having fun in the water. Kata beach is often referred to as the most beautiful beach in Phuket. It’s literally got something for everyone.
Want a massage? Get one on Kata beach. Want to go surfing? Kata beach is the surfing capital of Phuket. Want to learn the art of Muay? You guessed it, there’s a place that will teach you Thai boxing on Kata beach.
If surfing is a bit too ambitious for you (as it was for me), Kata beach is great for snorkeling, diving, paddleboarding (unless you can’t seem to stay upright, like me) and kayaking (more my level).
Early afternoon: Big Buddha & Wat Chalong
Unless you’ve been keeping your eyes closed the entire time you’ve been in Phuket, you’ll have seen the Big Buddha out your window at some point or another. And this afternoon you get to go see it for yourself.
The Big Buddha is a 45 meter (yep, it’s huge!) white marble statue built on a patch of virgin rainforest on top of Nakkerd Hill between Chalong and Kata. From the base of the statue, you’ll get incredible views over Phuket Town, Chalong, Kata and Karon. If you’re feeling adventurous, there is a 2.5km trail leading up the hill. If not, you can drive or take a motorbike or scooter.
It’s an active temple and you can go inside, but remember to bring a cover up to make sure you’re appropriately dressed before going in. You’ll need to take your shoes off before entering too.
Yes, the Big Buddha is full of tourists at most times of the day, given that it’s one of Phuket’s most visited landmarks. But if you can get over that, it really is something spectacular to see. Whatever you do, don’t leave this off your Phuket itinerary — you’ll regret it, promise!
Next up is Wat Chalong, also known as Wat Chaitararam, Phuket’s most famous Buddhist temple. It’s said a lot of miracles have occurred in the temple and inside the Poh Jao Wat area there are two statues of elderly men, one of whom is Ta Khee-Lek — a man who went on to win numerous lotteries after his visit. Needless to say, I bought a lottery ticket after my visit!
Inside the Grand Pagoda, you’ll find a tiny splinter of bone from Buddha. The walls and ceilings are beautifully decorated with images and pictures that depict the life of the Buddha.
Late afternoon: Phuket Old Town
Time for a stroll around Phuket Old Town later this afternoon. This area of Phuket is the very definition of atmospheric. The streets are lined with colorful cafes, shrines and temples.
You’ve got a few choices on how to spend your afternoon, depending on how much time you have:
Thai Hua Museum: If you want to learn a bit about Phuket’s history and the Chinese influence on the island, head to the Thai Hua Museum on Krabi Road. The building itself is a beautiful Sino-Portuguese building and looks more like an old mansion than a museum. There are a dozen exhibition rooms within the museum space and a quaint courtyard.
Shrines and Temples: You’ll come across a bunch of shrines and temples on your stroll around Phuket Old Town. Some of my favorites were Jui Tui Shrine, a colorful Chinese temple dating back to the 1900s, and Sang Tham Shrine, otherwise known as the Shrine of the Serene Light.
Pab Khean Thai Art Gallery & Frame: If you’re into art, stop by this art gallery (also an art school) and discover beautiful acrylic and oil paintings or even take an art class yourself.
Vanich Walking Street: This is a small corridor connecting Phang Nga Road and Thalang Road. The corridor has stalls set up selling clothes, food crafts and street art. It’s very cool!
Image 23 – Soi Romanee – photo by Jamie Monk, FlickrCC
Soi Romanee: An Instagram favorite spot, Soi Romanee is a street lined with colorful buildings. While the Thai word ‘rommani’ means beautiful (and you’ll see why when you get to this street), the street used to be knownas the red light district in Phuket and now Soi Romanee roughly translates to ‘naughty with the ladies’! Don’t forget to look up and spot many colorful Chinese shrines.
Phang Nga Road: I never knew I was such a lover of street art until I came to Phuket and walked around the island taking hundreds of photos of street art. Topping my list is Phang Nga Road in Phuket Old Town where you’ll find beautiful murals covering the walls and buildings. If you like photography, don’t leave this off your Phuket itinerary!
Evening: Simon Cabaret Show
You can’t spend 3 days in Phuket without a trip to one of the local shows. Phuket Simon Cabaret is one of the most glamorous cabaret shows not only in Phuket, but in all of Thailand! This glitzy extravaganza combines live music, dance and comedy routines from a group of transgender performers.
The costumes, the choreography, the music — it’s all spectacularly done (to be fair, I’m a theater nerd and these things really excite me!).
Think the Moulin Rouge, meets the Rockettes, meets Ru Paul’s Drag Race. It’s fantastic! After the show, hang around and get some pictures with the stars of the show.
Night: Bangla Road
If you’re up for continuing the party, then Bangla Road in Patong Beach is the place to be. And if it’s cheap beer you’re after, then you’re definitely in the right place!
Bangla road is shut down to cars after sunset and transforms into a huge outdoor party street with lights, loud music, bars and nightclubs. It is THE place to be for Phuket nightlife. It’s a great atmosphere, full of locals and tourists alike. You can dance the night away with the occasional beer…or eight.
If your Phuket itinerary happens to take place during a full moon, I highly recommend giving Bangla Road a miss tonight (or add it to day 1 or day 2 of your Phuket itinerary) and head to a full moon party on Paradise Beach instead. It’s not every day you get to party under a full moon on a paradise island so if you get the chance, do it!
I hope this Phuket itinerary has you excited for your trip! What are you most looking forward to visiting during your 3 days in Phuket?
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