06 Mar What Makes Phuket an Excellent Holiday Destination?
Travelling is fun, exciting and very relaxing. Whether you are a wanderlust who plans multiple short getaways throughout the year, or if you plan a long retreat after a year-long spell of a rigorous routine, the excitement of flying to a new place remains as exciting for everyone. At this time of the year, when most people in the west are still struggling with the harsh winter conditions, most tourists look for tropical destinations that offer a much-needed change for their bodies. If you are planning to travel any time soon and are looking for a destination that has a blend of nature, nightlife and much more, Phuket is the place to be.
Situated in the north of Thailand, Phuket happens to be the biggest and by far the well-developed island of the country. The easiest and quickest access to Phuket is by air which most tourists rely on. Although Phuket does have an international airport of its own, it mostly hosts flights from neighboring far eastern nations and Dubai, which is a major transit hub for most tourists. That means that you can either find a domestic connection from Bangkok or head to Phuket via Dubai if a direct flight is not available. Besides its easy accessibility, there are many other factors that make Phuket an excellent holiday destination.
Phuket is one place that can suit people of all budgets. Whether you are a luxury traveler looking for a royal retreat or a backpacker on a budget, the island has a variety of option to suit every need and preference. If you are luxury tourists, you will find some of the finest beach resorts managed by some of the most reputed hotel chains in the world such as Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott overlooking the Andaman Sea. If you are family or a couple looking for decent mid-range or budget-friendly resorts, there are a few good ones such as Ibis. Solo trippers on very tight budgets can also find low budget hostels to crash in. Larger groups or even couples on a budget can look for AirBnB options in order to find a balance between privacy and economy.
Attractions and Activities
No other place can beat Phuket when it comes to attractions and activities. It would suffice to say that it is not possible to enjoy everything that Phuket has in one go. Perhaps that is why many people cannot help coming back repetitively. There are many tours in Phuket to choose from. Tour to neighboring islands such as Koh Phi Phi is a must. There is an amazing water park in town for people looking for a splash. While the beaches remain the main attraction, Phuket has a lot to offer in terms of other activities such as jungle trekking, elephant trekking, white water rafting, and zip lining. Phuket is home to a number of pristine beaches for both people who prefer seclusion to those who like large crowds. Of course with the beach around, there are numerous water sports activities available too.