More Than Just Beaches: How to Really Enjoy Phuket

Ever since it was featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio/Danny Boyle movie The Beach, Phuket has been a popular destination among international travelers. The island has some of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand, and in the world.

Beautiful beaches, however, are not the only things you can enjoy while visiting Phuket. The island actually has so much more to offer, which is why we are going to discuss how you can really enjoy Phuket in this article.

The Floating Bungalows

If your idea of the perfect trip to Phuket is a relaxing one, then the floating bungalows in Khao Sok National Park are definitely worth trying. You can get to the national park by driving from Phuket, taking the famous Saphan Sarasin bridge and continuing for around two hours to reach your destination.

Once you are in the national park, you will be greeted by the gorgeous emerald lake and floating bungalows. You can choose between two big resorts in this area. You can either spend an entire day relaxing in your bungalow, taking a swim, or exploring the national park and its natural beauty. The ambience in this place is very soothing and you will feel utterly relaxed from the moment you arrive.

The Museums

Phuket has a lot of museums just waiting to be explored. If you are looking for activities to do in between sunbathing sessions down the beach, you might want to visit the museums on the island. Old structures combined with interesting exhibits will keep you entertained for sure.

The first museum to visit is the Mining Museum. The museum itself is beautiful; make sure you have your camera with you because there will be plenty of photo-taking opportunities from the moment you enter the museum complex. The exhibits are no less interesting, featuring rooms and artifacts that really let you get a better picture of Thailand’s history.

There is also the Seashell Museum. As the name suggests, the museum features seashells – thousands of them – along with detailed information on each of them. There are a lot of things to learn about the seashells here, including about where they were found.

The Shows

As a popular holiday destination, Phuket has a lot to offer. There are shows and performances that you can see while you are on the island. You don’t even have to travel far to watch them; you only need to visit the Phuket FantaSea.

Phuket FantaSea is a theme park on the island of Phuket. Just like any other theme park, there are rides and exhibits to keep you entertained throughout the day. There is even a shopping street if you are interested in going for a shopping spree.

The restaurants here are just as appealing, but the main attractions of Phuket FantaSea are the shows it hosts. Siam Naramit, a performance that takes you on a journey across the Kingdom of Siam, is a must-see. You can also catch Simon Cabaret while you are here.

Phuket is famous for its beautiful beaches, luxurious Patong hotels, and plenty of things to do while you are there. Use the ideas we discussed in this article to help you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to Phuket.