Beaches and history and ton of fun, Phuket is where it’s at for good times in Thailand . We don’t blame you for wanting to travel to this place. It’s easy to get to and to get around. Thankfully most of the time anyway, Phuket is pretty safe .
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).
The best time to visit Phuket is between November and April when weather conditions are ideal for beach activities, such as swimming and boating. The six months between May and October are monsoon season , and although accommodation prices are much lower this time of year, the water conditions can be dangerous.
Taken as a whole, Phuket is also the most expensive part of Thailand for visitors. The high season is from December through March, and there are so many resorts that competition keeps prices reasonable, but the rest of the year Phuket has the cheapest 5-star resorts in the world.
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.
What to Wear : Everyday Outfits DO : Short skirts and shorts are ok to wear . DON’T : Although short skirts and shorts are totally acceptable to wear , you shouldn’t be able to see your butt cheeks! DON’T : Wearing a spaghetti strap shirt and/or going barefoot are not appropriate choices.
We recommend spending a minimum of 4 days in Phuket to experience the best it has to offer. Pick up your favourite things to do from this guide and stitch the best possible Phuket itinerary for you. But don’t pack everything into a 4-day schedule, or you will not be able to experience anything properly.
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 .
In my experience Bali is cheaper than Phuket . But, they are two very different places. Bali is much larger than Phuket and the culture is completely different. The beaches on Phuket (and generally in Thailand) are far better than those on Bali .
Well, the short answer is yes — Phuket is a little more expensive than other places in Thailand. But it’s still a cheap destination, especially if you’re on a backpacker budget.
When is the Rainy Season in Phuket ? June to November. June to August is a mix of rain and sun, usually delightful. Some months are considered wetter than others: September, October, and November are the months with most rainfalls, but some years, it can drag to December.
Yes, mosquitoes are present in Thailand all year long. However, their numbers increase during and right after the rainy season (June until October) because of the remaining puddles of water, in which females lay their eggs.
Food stalls are very cheap – and yes, do get more expensive in tourist areas. Sometimes 2-3-4 times more expensive and not really any better quality or taste. Still cheaper than most restaurants though.
Beer is typically 50-80 baht , small, 80- 120 baht , large, in a bar or local; restaurant. A G&T about 150 – 200 baht, cocktails 100 – 150 baht.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money in Thailand. If you’re backpacking Thailand, plan to budget between 825–1150 BHT ($25– 35 USD ) per day.