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PHUKET

Travel guide

Sometimes, when reality gets too much, you've just got to say "Phuket!" and journey to a place where the drinks are cheap, the beaches are idyllic and the good times just keep on flowing. Phuket is the ideal hub for traveller who want to explore Thailand's southwestern islands: Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi and Khao Sok National Park are all within easy reaching distance. 
Railay Beach

Get yourself off: Near to Phuket

Phuket is an ideal beach break destination - not only does it have so much going on, it has all of the other most beautiful parts of Thailand within a few hours drive... or sail away. We hope you have the time, and energy, to take a guided adventure around Khao Sok National Park, cast away to Koh Phi Phi or soak up the chilled vibes on Koh Lanta. Here are our favourite four places which are accessible from Phuket - and you can see them all on one of our Adventure Tours!
James Bond Island
Phang Nga Bay
An easy day trip from Phuket, Phang Nha Bay is home to dozens of limestone karst formations, the most insane of which is the towering, top-heavy James Bond Island.
Khao Sok National Park
A three hour drive inland from Phuket, Khao Sok is home to insane limestone cliffs, turquoise blue lakes surrounded by jungle... and even tigers. Cruise the waters by day and spend the nights on water too, in bamboo cabins.
Railay
Railay, part of the Krabi province, is a two hour boat ride, or three hour drive from Phuket Town. Its wacky and wonderful topography is popular with rock climbers, but it's not all about action packed adventure. Haad Phra Nang Beach is regularly voted one of the best in the world. Small enough to walk around, but with endless pocket of paradise to discover. Don't miss the secret (ahem) view point!
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Koh Phi Phi
Need to escape the holidaying hoards of Phuket? Koh Phi Phi, the location of The Beach, and hands down Southeast Asia's most unmissable beach, is a two hour cruise away. Amazing diving, snorkelling and amazing Instagram opportunities await...

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Tours & Packages

Elephant Hills Thailand
Elephant Hills Jungle Safari
Feed and bathe elephants and learn the secrets of their mahouts as part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience at an elephant camp in Khao Sok. Embrace Mother Nature, taking a jungle river canoe trip passing limestone mountains, enjoy a tasty Thai buffet and dinner beside the rainforest before bedding down in your luxury safari tent. Upgrade to the 2 night options and stay on a floating tent upon a lake.
2-3 days from £320
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Thai Island Hopping
Thai Island Flexi-Hopper West
Get ready to chill on some of the world’s best beaches with a bunch of new travel mates. Hop from buzzing Phuket to the famous getaway of Koh Phi Phi, check out Krabi with its incredible scenery and also laid-back Koh Lanta. And the best bit, you can go at your own pace!
9 days + from £369
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Similian Islands
Similian Island Camping
This three-day trip is for the snorkeller in you! Similan Islands Marine National Park is just off Thailand's west coast and is home to a brilliant variety of marine life and coral reefs. Camp under the stars every night and get a real feel of paradise.
3 days from £207
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Phuket beach breaks from £479!

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Thailand beach breaks

Patong Hotel
Patong Lodge Hotel
• Set amongst hillside tropical gardens on Kalim Beach, just 500m from Patong, this place is perfect for a paradise getaway on a budget
• All rooms are en suite wuth air con and a private terrace or balcony
• You'll love the large outdoor pool, bar and airy restaurant

From £479pp - book by 31st August!

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Phuket Hotels
4* Deevana Patong Resort & Spa
• Modern, fun and friendly, this hotel is a few minutes walk from all of the action of Patong beach
• Load up on Singhas and Thai-style tapas as you laze by the pool
• Rooms are comfy with en suites and air con plus there's 24-hour takeaway room service

From £519pp -  book by 31st August! 

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Phuket Hotels
5* Avista Hideaway
• Hidden away in hills, this has amazing views of the Andaman ocean
• Enjoy fresh and modern luxury with stunning spacious rooms
• Relax in the swimming pools (plural!) complete with swim-up bars, spa treatmants and the gorgeous En Vogue restaurant. 

From £819pp - book by 31st August!

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Phuket Accommodation

Phuket Hotel
Patong Lodge Hotel
Patong Lodge Hotel is set on a hillside facing Kalim Beach and only 500m from Patong's rowdier sands. It's a simple and modern hotel with rooms boasting either mountain or ocean views. Take a plunge into the outdoor pool or sip cocktails at sunset in the bar.

Privates from £15pppn

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Deevana Patong
Deevana Patong Resort & Spa
Wrapped in tropical gardens, this quiet sanctuary of contemporary Thai design is just minutes from the happening nightlife of Bangla Road. Stay in the lush Garden Wing or opt for a balcony or luxurious outdoor Jacuzzi in the stylish Deluxe Wing.

Privates from £27pppn

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Andaman Phuket
Andaman Cannacia
This adult-only hillside eco escape, 250 metres from the laid-back sands of Kata beach, will reward you with stunning views from the tiered waterfall pool, outdoor dining terraces and bar. Throw yoga poses, unwind in the spa and enjoy the sea breezes on your private balcony.

Privates from £40pppn

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When is the best time of year to visit Phuket?

Like any tropical island, Phuket swings from scorching hot and dry, to rough-watered and rainy throughout the year. From November 'til April, Phuket and all of the rest of the western islands on Thailand's Andaman coast stay hot and dry. Brave it between May and October, and you'll experience a much quieter Phuket - meaning you'll find cheaper accomodation and have the beaches to yourself. September is usually the rainiest month in Phuket.

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