Looking for a new addition to your holiday bucket list? How about a destination with sunny skies, aqua blue waters, delicious food and picturesque gems for your lens? That is Phuket for you. Here are our top 6 reasons why this popular Thai island should be the choice for your next break.
1. All things Beach and more
Phuket has a beach-fix for every mood. The serenity of waves splashing makes a great backdrop for your Instagram, the aqua blue waters making the perfect way to kick back and relax while getting a little sunbath.
2. Explore Old Phuket Town
Old Phuket town is all things vintage with a pop of colour. From classic cars to cute little cafes, there are quite a lot of picturesque spots around here, where you could also do a little shopping once you are done getting some awesome pictures clicked. Do not forget your DSLR if you are headed there.
3. Shop till you drop
If you have a knack for bargaining, you could do much more than window shopping while exploring the night markets in Phuket. You can take home treasures like funky tees, harem pants and a lot of bohemian artefacts that would find a spot in your home decor collection. We recommend you visit Chillva Market, Indy Market, Bangla Walking Street etc. for some great steals.
4. Enjoy the Nightlife
If you’re looking to let your hair down and party all night long with your friends, this is where you need to be. Bangla Walking Street has a great number of Open Bars, Clubs and an endless nightlife for you to explore. You can totally plan your bestie’s bachelorette in Phuket, maybe? (cue Veere Di Wedding for tips)
5. Indulge in some Aromatherapy
If you are looking to de-stress, get some great aromatherapy to come to your rescue. Phuket is best known for its luxurious spa experiences in some of the best resorts that cannot be missed. You can also get a mani-pedi on the go!
6. Visit one of the best island experiences in the world
Phi Phi Island is Thailand’s underrated treasure. The backdrop is to die for with stunning marine life and rock formations reflecting against the aqua blue waters. You could also enjoy some water activities like diving and snorkelling while you are there.
This article has been contributed to Curly Tales by Sweta Swaminathan. If you wish to contribute your travel story, please drop an email here