Phuket

Thailand’s Largest Island // Thao Thepkasattri Bridge // Tuk-Tuks // Nai Harn Beach //320,000+ people…

Located in the southern part of Thailand, Phuket is the largest island in the country, almost 50km long and 21km wide.

The Climate
You will find the temperatures to be hot and humid pretty much all year round in Phuket. March through May is the hot season and if you want to steer clear of monsoons avoid May through to October. The coolest time to plan a visit is the end of the year at around November to February and can be really quite pleasant.

Transportation / Getting Around Phuket
The easiest and most straightforward way to get to Phuket is by plane flying in to Phuket International Airport (HKT), which is located in the north and is Thailand’s second largest airport after Bangkok. You can fly directly into Phuket from Europe, Australia, Singapore and other parts of Asia.

You can also drive over to Phuket from the mainland by car via the Thao Thepkasattri Bridge. Public transport is somewhat limited on the island and so people tend to rely on taxis and little tu-tuks. A lot of the hotels have shuttle buses that will take you in to Phuket Town centre and unless you know the area and are a very competent driver, it is perhaps not advisable to rent a car as it is not like driving in Europe or North America and many would say is in fact not safe.

Places to Visit
‘Hollywood location’ - The On On Hotel on Phang Nga Road was once a grand colonial house and is where they filmed part of ‘The Beach’, whilst Governor’s Mansion Restaurant in the Muang district was one of the area’s best known buildings and has been used as the backdrop in several films.

Dibuk, Thalang and Phang Nga Road in Phuket town are the best for savoring the best of Phuket’s history and architecture. Pannyi village on Koh Pannyi in Phang Nga in the most evocative day trip and is inhabited by Malayan speaking tribes.

Phromthep Cape is Phuket’s southern-most point and is best for exquisite sunsets and Nai Harn Beach is thought of as the most beautiful beach in Phuket and popular with those in the know.

Rasada Road’s Hong Kong seafood restaurant has great food and is popular with locals and the stunning Sri panwa is not to be missed.

Our Reviews
Thank you for choosing Our Man On The Ground to be your luxury travel guide to match you to your perfect destination.  Read on for the island’s highlights, our reviews on its hidden gem hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs and great things to do.

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