Majority of the time, Phuket is a pretty safe place to visit but most of the really harmful situations arise out of the heavy-handed nature of some of the scams and ripped off tourists all ignited under the duress of Thailand heat, a few drinks and a deal gone bad.
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, and arguably the most famous . Blue waters, sandy beaches, spicy Thai cuisine, and excellent snorkeling and diving are all part of the appeal.
We recommend spending a minimum of 4 days in Phuket to experience the best it has to offer.
Past travelers have spent, on average , ฿596 ($20) on meals for one day and ฿294 ($9.81) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Phuket for a couple is ฿3,316 ($111). So, a trip to Phuket for two people for one week costs on average ฿42,171 ($1,406).
Things Not to Do in Phuket Don’t disrespect the Royal Family. Don’t wear your shoes in a temple. Don’t visit a temple with short clothes. Don’t take Buddha images out of the country. Do not touch a monk. Don’t point your feet at someone. Walk around town without a shirt (and ride a bike) Don’t take that selfie with protected wildlife.
Although you might find many people in Phuket can speak English , you will find that just a few of them can actually maintain the conversation with you. Most of the locals can speak basic English as they are trained to communicate with their customers and guests.
Bali is a better place for sightseeing, whereas Phuket is a better beach destination, although you have the added advantage of paying a visit to Bangkok and or chang Mai before you head down to Phuket .
What is Phuket Most Famous For? Phang Nga Bay . Phi Phi Islands. Phuket’s best beaches . Big Buddha Phuket. Similan Islands . Island-hopping around Phuket. Wat Chalong and Phuket temples. Phuket night markets .
Which is better Phuket or Krabi ? A. If you are looking for a well-developed place with all the facilities then Phuket is the place to be. On the other hand, if you want to enjoy the bucolic nature and laze around in the natural setting then Krabi is the best choice.
Phuket if you are looking for natural beauty, but it is expensive and the night life is nowhere as good as Bangkok . The beaches are generally clean and beautiful. It is much cheaper than Bangkok or Pattaya and has pretty outrageous nightlife and it is right on the ocean. However, get a hotel with swimming pool.
Koh Phi Phi is one of the most expensive islands in Thailand, especially for budget accommodation. Even a bed in an 18-bed dorm room can cost you upwards of 1000 baht per night ($33).
Local beers are available at about 40 baht per can, and major brands such as Heineken at about 50 baht. In bars and restaurants, you can usually expect to pay 80 to 100 baht for local and 100 to 140 baht for foreign beers. In some high-end venues (restaurants or nightclubs), one beer can be charged up to 280 baht.
Taken as a whole, Phuket is also the most expensive part of Thailand for visitors. There are definitely some affordable options, especially for those who are willing to stay a bit inland, but the deluxe resorts in Phuket are definitely expensive compared to anywhere else in Southeast Asia.
A vacation to Thailand for one week usually costs around ฿14,857 for one person. So, a trip to Thailand for two people costs around ฿29,715 for one week . A trip for two weeks for two people costs ฿59,430 in Thailand .
Ive been to Phuket many times and always found alcohol to be cheap in the supermarkets. Le Meridien is pretty close to Karon Beach also so will be well worth ur while to take a look in there.