Best Day Trips from Phuket

Best Day Trips from Phuket

Best Day Trips from Phuket

The most enchanted atoll of Thailand, Phuket boasts wonderful scenery in and around it. Among the most visited cities of the world for its culture and scenic views, this tourist spot in Thailand has something for every taste! This upscale town has beautiful breakfast places for early rising birds and loud clubs for late night party people.

But, sometimes you have to get away from the best to find a better one. So, be restless to explore the nearby destinations from Phuket! Here the list of a few best day trips from Phuket:

1. Phi Phi Islands

Surreal landscape and sunny skies of Phi Phi Islands take visitors aback! Located to the southeast of Phuket, this group of islands is most visited by the tourists not only for its serene white sand beaches but also for its roaring nightlife. The best tourist attractions here are-Tonsai, the main village of the land; koh phi phi don, the largest and only inhabited island; maya bay, pi leh cove, Viking cave of Kho Phi Phi Leh and the reef of Hin Klang. So, take a dive and explore this group of islets! To reach this group of six islands, you can opt for either ferry or speedboat, both taking 3 hours to reach the destination. The ferry journey is much reasonable, but while going from a private speedboat, which is much costlier, timing and pick up become flexible.

2. Phang Nga Bay

Think of emerald green waters, limestone cliffs and shady caves and ….here it is! Phang Nga Bay is a utopian place which exists and is among the best day trip from Phuket. The larger part of the bay is known as Ao Phang Nga National Park which is open for tourists. Other parts of the bay include- Koh Ping Ghan, James Bond Island and fishing village, Koh Panyee. So visit this place to snap some photographs for your travel album! Phuket and Phang Nag are connected by sea trail. For this 1 hour 20 minutes journey, you can go from ferry or speedboat available at Phuket port.

3. Khao Sok National Park

If you wish to catch the perfect greenery, clean blue lake, clear skies and cascading waterfalls, then make sure you keep Khao Sok National park in your bucket-list. The main attraction here is the man-made Cheow Lan Lake, while activities at the park to get indulged in are kayaking and canoeing down the river Sok, exploring limestone and bat-filled caves and elephant trekking. Bus and car rental (with or without drivers) are available to take you from Phuket to Khao Sok National park in 2.5 hours.

4. Khao Lak

Golden sand beaches and clear blue skies, Khao Lak is popular among day trippers from Phuket. When here, try out some amazing cafes placed right under the sunny skies with the sound of the waves for background music. The popular attractions of tourists while in Khao Lak are- elephant trekking, bamboo rafting trips, tsunami memorial and the waterfall. Khao lak can be reached by bus or taxi from Phuket in just 1.5 hours, thus giving you enough time to enjoy your day trip.

5. Koh Yao Noi

If you want to escape tourists flock and enjoy on your own, then Khao Yao Noi as the perfect picnic from Phuket. Though the place is free from tourists, it homes local farmers living on fishing and coconut industry. Also, there are many jungle trek trails for you to meander and be close to nature. From Phuket, you can reach to Khao Yao Nai from ferry or speedboat from Rassada Pier port. It generally takes 1 hour to reach the destination so you can enjoy the in-between scenic views too.

6. Coral island

Coral Island, known as Koh Hae by locals, is the perfect spot for divers and snorkelers for its tranquil water and marine life. The island has two lovely beaches- Long Beach and Banana Beach, the former being the perfect place to relax under the sun, while the latter a rugged walk through the jungle on the eastern end of Long beach. Other activities while here includes- parasailing, banana boat rides, kayaking and beach massages. You can get to the beach by renting a long tail boat or a yacht, both getting you there in 15-20 mins.

To explore these wonderful landscapes and seascapes, get out from Phuket and travel for these small secrets. These entire destinations will make your trip to Phuket much more interesting!

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