Destination guide

Beaches to bars – pretty Phuket Province pops with energy

Nature calls on Phuket, the southern island province of Thailand where a scenery of rainforests, mountains and beaches collide. Tucked away in the Andaman Sea, the island offers breathtakingly beautiful beaches blessed with crystal clear waters ripe for exploring. Phuket Province vacation rentals never place you far from seaside resort towns where you'll find an impressive number of high-end spas and gourmet restaurants. If you prefer life in the big city, the province capital of Phuket City offers everything from bustling street markets to trendy nightclubs, bars and discos teeming with night owls.

Things to do

From Buddha to elephants, enjoy larger-than-life attractions

Culture vultures will find plenty to keep them entertained in Phuket City, including the Phuket Trickeye Museum, an art gallery specializing in 3D murals, and the Thai Hua Museum, whose exhibits delve into Phuket's rich history. Things get a little wild in Patong's Phuket FantaSea, a theme park where elephants take top billing in elaborate stage shows. You'll find even more critters at the Phuket Aquarium in Chalong, where touch tanks and underwater tunnels provide a unique perspective of marine life. Finally, go big and visit the Big Buddha Phuket, a 45-metre Buddha statue that sits on a Karon mountaintop.

Activities

Provincial fun – markets, massages and much more!

The party never stops in Patong, a resort town where neon signs announce the existence of bars, nightclubs and massage parlours. But the town's real draw is its 3 km of beaches, where you can work on your tan on land or escape under the sea for an afternoon of snorkelling or scuba diving through coral reef. In the beach town of Karon, the Buddhist temple Wat Suwan Khirikhet hosts a popular market that sells everything from jewellery to street food, while a scenic drive to the hilltop Karon View Point provides panoramic ocean vistas.

Weather

Sunny skies and warm weather – it's the same old, same old

Phuket boasts a tropical climate, offering sunshine and consistently mild to hot weather throughout the year, including an average annual high of 32 degrees Celsius and a low of 25. Raindrops can help you stay cool, and you'll encounter plenty during the region's rainy season of April through November. Make sure to bring an umbrella if you booked a Phuket Province vacation rental from August through October, the wettest months of the year. Don't be surprised if it rains, however, from December through March, the province's supposed dry season – Phuket accumulates roughly 2,200 mms of annual rain.

Natural highlights

Wet and wild – beaches, bays and barracudas

There's no shortage of natural beauty throughout Phuket's lush landscape, beginning with the majestic mountains in the north covered with dense rainforests. Phuket Province vacation rentals keep you close to the island's pristine beaches bordered by mangrove forests, while the islets in Phang Nga Bay feature rugged cliffs and caves. For a unique encounter with wildlife, venture to Mu Ko Surin National Park, where you can scuba dive through colourful purple corals swarming with whale sharks, manta rays and barracudas. Nearby Mai Khao Beach is also home to nesting leatherback turtles, a magnificent sight to behold.

Where to stay near Phuket?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,192 holiday rentals near Phuket. From 1,319 Villas to 392 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Phuket for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Phuket?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Phuket. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Patong: 2,970 holiday rentals
  • Phuket: 2,988 holiday rentals
  • Patong Beach: 3,147 holiday rentals
  • Karon: 2,876 holiday rentals
  • Kata Beach: 2,545 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Phuket! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Phuket?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Phuket with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Patong: 2,970 holiday homes
  • Phuket: 2,988 holiday homes
  • Karon: 2,876 holiday homes
  • Kamala: 2,610 holiday homes
  • Pa Klok: 1,671 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Phuket?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Phuket. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Patong Beach: 3,147 holiday rentals
  • Bangla Road: 3,189 holiday rentals
  • Promthep Cape: 2,974 holiday rentals
  • Rawai Beach: 3,032 holiday rentals
  • Nai Harn Beach: 3,044 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Phuket listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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