With picturesque beaches, beautiful architecture, highly-acclaimed cuisine and a charming culture, it’s no wonder Phuket is one of the most popular and fastest-growing islands in Thailand. It’s also the largest, which means we get millions of holiday-makers arriving here every year, particularly in the high season which starts in November and ends around April.
Lots of people means busier beaches, packed tourist hotspots and hectic roads, which can make it difficult to really experience Thai culture and fully appreciate your surroundings.
Catch the Sunrise
Avoid the Touristy Beaches
No reason to panic, there are plenty of bays along Phuket’s west coast where the beaches are quiet and far more gorgeous.
Charter a Luxury Yacht
Get well away from the crowds by chartering a yacht with Andaman Cruises and spend the day snorkelling the phenomenal underwater world. Start the day early and you’re guaranteed peace and quiet at the popular spots, and once the tourists do start to show up clutching their selfie-sticks you can ask the captain to move on to the next stunning island, we have plenty!
Visit During Low Season
Book yourself a luxury stay in the penthouse of one of the islands top beach resorts, Twinpalms Montazure. This beachfront boutique hotel on Kamala Beach offers amazing views of the ocean and mountains, enjoy the seascape and when the sea’s a bit choppy dive into one of its two pools, one for relaxing and another for laps. Enjoy a refreshing sunset cocktail and tasty food at the end of the day with friends at the Shimmer Beachfront Restaurant.