Phuket is a pretty famous tourist destination in Thailand. It’s well known for their budget accommodation, offshore islands, white sand beaches, and more! However, with thousands of tourists flying in and out at any given day, there comes many tourist traps you should be aware of.

The garments you find here are pretty cheap, and travelers buying bulks of fake branded garments, bags, jeans, shorts and even undies is a common sight. Although you can get things for cheap, durability of these items are questionable. Things you find in Phuket are very limited not in quantities but in terms of the choices.

Thailand is well known for its zesty thai cuisine, yet Phuket is not the place to be if you are looking for a gastronomic Thai journey. You can find thai dishes at few roadside huts, but don’t keep your expectations high. Then again, you come across more international food than Thai cuisine. Japanese, Lebanese, Korean, Turkish, Chinese, and Indian; you come across many of these Italian restaurant than Thai ones.

The best time to visit Phuket is from December to March, when the climate isn’t very humid, and the weather is just perfect to keep you relaxed. During this period, temperatures will range between 24C to 32C. The hottest period in Phuket would fall from April to May, with temperatures going up to 27C to 36C. June, July, August have a tendency to be the period with heavy showers with days of bright sunshine. September to October is the monsoon period to expect continuous rain if your travel dates fall on this period.

As Phuket is a tourist paradise, you may see more foreigners from everywhere on streets than locals. For this same reason, you will find many affordable luxury accommodation options in Phuket. From luxury resorts to budget hostels, you are guaranteed to find a decent accommodation option that fits your budget right.

Phuket is well known for island hopping tours, where it will take you to different islands for tours or water sports. These 1 day island trips are exceptionally interesting as well, and most tourists love them. But try to avoid booking these tours in advance. An island hopping journey will cost you half of what you will pay if you book it online. You will find many tour organizers along the beach or even your hostel will be able to arrange a trip for you.

Five Things To Know Before You Visit Phuket

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