Phuket Island: where to stay in Phuket

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A tour of Thailand is one of the most beautiful trips you can take and a great combination is Bangkok plus the island of Phuket.

We have already talked about Bangkok and by now we know very well which are the areas where to sleep.

Let's see now which is the best area where to stay on the island of Phuket.

Phuket, also known as the "land of smiles" is the largest island in Thailand, overlooking the Andaman Sea and is the ideal place for an unforgettable holiday, where you will find beautiful beaches and sea, fantastic people and lots of fun.



Where to Stay in Phuket

Understanding which is the best area to sleep in Phuket it is very important and also very simple, it depends above all on the type of holiday you want to do.

First we reduce the choice to western side of the island, where the most beautiful beaches are located. At this point you have to decide between the unbridled fun of Patong and the beautiful sea of Kata e Karon,

Kata e Karon Vs Patong

Scegliere where to sleep in Phuket between the area of ​​Kata Beach and Patong Beach is very easy. Basically if the day you don't want to move and search beautiful sea, opt for Kata or Karon, if you want to tour the island during the day, and look for in the evening an area where there is a lot of life, then Patong is your place.

HOTEL A PATONG HOTEL A KATA BEACH HOTEL A KARON BEACH

 

Stay in Patong

Patong's beaches aren't exceptional, but thanks to its strategic location, Patong is an excellent base for touring the island, hiking and visiting a different beach every day.



The best way to do this is by renting a scooter, with which you can ride perfectly during the day. Here the offer of scooter rental and excursions is more advantageous than in other places on the island.

The great advantage is that in the evening you will not have to move, being in the area with more nightlife, a wide choice of shops, clubs and restaurants.

The only advice I give you is to look for a hotel slightly detached from the more lively and noisy area of ​​Patong.

Patong accommodations by type

HOTEL RESORT LODGE OSTELLI

Stay in Kata or Karon

Those looking for a quiet place, without an unbridled nightlife, with a wonderful sea and do not want to move too much during the day, Kata or Karon are perfect, especially for couples and families.

The nightlife of these two tourist centers is not comparable to that of Patong but you will still find many restaurants, bars, massage centers and shops, especially in Kata.

However, you can spend a special evening in Patong, reachable from Kata Beach in about 20 minutes by scooter.

Between the two the difference is minimal but I recommend Kata, for its beaches, more beautiful and characteristic than the long beach of Karon.

Kata accommodation by type

HOTEL RESORT LODGE OSTELLI

Karon accommodations by type

HOTEL RESORT LODGE OSTELLI

Curiosity

Since June 2014, the new Thai government has banned the rental of sunbeds and umbrellas to combat illegal activity.All the beaches have become free and not equipped except for the private ones of some hotels or beach clubs, which offer cushions, mats and towels. lay out on the sand.



Currently it seems that only 10% of the beaches can be occupied by umbrellas and mattresses (not sunbeds), those who want to bring umbrellas can do so but always remaining within the limit of 10% of occupied space. Sun loungers remain prohibited in all areas.


However, the situation is constantly evolving, let's see what happens in the coming months.

When to go to Phuket

Phuket has a tropical climate with warm temperatures all year round. The rainy season runs from May to October, with September being the wettest month. The dry season, on the other hand, runs from December to March and the least rainy months are January and February.

The best time to visit Phuket and its surroundings is between December and March.

How to reach Phuket

Phuket International Airport is Thailand's second busiest airport after Bangkok.

There are many companies that offer flights from Spain to Phuket, with at least one stop, such as Qatar, Emirates, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Alitalia and others.

A good solution is to fly to Bangkok and stay a few days in the Thai capital. Phuket is connected to Thailand by a bridge and can also be reached by land. For example, from Bangkok by bus, you can reach Phuket with a journey of about 12 hours.


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