Phuket is a premier beach resort set in the south of Thailand with a host of luxurious beachfront hotels, a buzzing night scene, colourful cultural sites, local night markets, delectable Thai and Asian cuisines and breath-taking landscapes in the form of towering mountains, tropical rainforests, picturesque waterfalls and idyllic beaches, some of which are the finest in the world with powder-white sands and dazzling azure waters. Phuket’s most famous beach is definitely Patong, an upbeat region of the island with lots of thriving bars, restaurants and clubs, as well as exciting water sports including jet skiing, parasailing and banana boat rides, all amidst a lush mountainous backdrop. Other dynamic beach spots in Phuket include Kata and Karon which aren’t as lively as Patong, but nonetheless provide a great range of entertainment options. For a more serene and exclusive beach experience, you could visit the scenic Freedom Beach which is only accessible via a long tail boat or steep footbath, or perhaps take a boat trip to the famous picture-perfect Phi Phi Islands to explore tropical jungles and dramatic rock formations. Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights to Phuket.
Although Phuket is mainly associated with its stunning beach spots, there is so much more to this island. You could explore its captivating museums including the Phuket Seashell Museum which has one of the world’s largest collections of shells; here you can admire millions of years old ancient shell fossils and the world’s largest golden pearl. The Phuket Trickeye Museum is another excellent institution and an interactive art museum featuring a colourful collection of 3D paintings. Phuket is also home to many glistening temples and shrines that make for amazing photo opportunities. Wat Chalong is the largest and most prominent temple on the island, featuring a grand Chedi containing a splinter of Lord Buddha’s bone and a selection of golden statues and Buddhist paintings. Another stunning temple in Phuket is Big Buddha, which is set atop the lush Nakkerd Hill. This impressive cultural site comprises of a 45m high Buddha statue, decorated with white jade marble and surrounded by several smaller statues. Contact Brightsun Travel about our Phuket flights from India and look forward to exploring the countless gems of this paradise island.