|Phuket city centre|
|Phuket International Airport (HKT): 16 km from city centre|
Want to take the ultimate trip with your mates? Quite mucking around and start looking for cheap flights to Phuket, the party capital of Thailand! Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways and Qantas Airways all take off from Sydney and land at Phuket International Airport (HKT) with one stopover. V Australia and AirAsia are by far the cheapest options.
Phuket is hot and humid year-round with the hottest months falling between March and May. Monsoon season is from May to October. The best time to book flights to Phuket is in the cool season, from November to February when water clarity is high and the days still very warm.
Flights to Phuket from Sydney take around 12 hours with one stopover.
So-called “Pearl of the Andaman,” Phuket hardly feels like an island at all, despite being the largest in Thailand. There’s plenty to see and do here, starting in Patong. Ready to party, swim, dine in style and lounge your way around this island?
Freediving: Phuket has always been a favourite place to dive but it has recently become a popular place to free dive. Trips go out with SCUBA boats to all the most popular dive sites but it’s also possible to free dive from beaches.
Kite surfing: As you can tell, water sports at the top activities in Phuket. Kite surfers flock to Phuket’s coasts from all over the world. Top spots include Nai Yang in summer and Chalong Bay in winter.
Spas: After a long day lounging on the beach or kit surfing your way across windy bays, it’s a good idea to treat yourself. Phuket is one of the most popular spa destinations in the world and you can’t beat the prices! 1-hour massages will cost you little more than £7.
Find more information on www.phukettourist.com.
Phuket has plenty of options for travellers when it comes to accommodation. On a tight budget? No worries! Youth hostels are cheap as chips or just hire a hammock for the night and sleep al fresco. In the warmer months, you may want to get a room with air conditioning.