Famous for magnificent white sand beaches and turquoise clear water
Phuket is situated in Southern Thailand and is 862 kilometres south of Bangkok on the western side located in the Andaman sea. With gorgeous picture perfect beaches offering a variety of adventure activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing and parasailing there is something for everyone. It also offers lush green surroundings allowing visitors to get back to nature or soak up the culture, temples or learn about Sino-Portuguese history and architecture.
The flights from Auckland to Phuket take over 14 hours and 15 minutes, depending on the airline and transit points chosen. Contact your local Global Travel Network Agent to find the best possible airfares and suggestions to design your ideal holiday.
Phuket is well known for its stunning beaches and magnificent white sand, it offers more than 30 beaches to appreciate. With turquoise clear water, the beaches offer picture perfect photo opportunities as well as allowing visitors an opportunity to relax and unwind. Patong beach is one of the most famous beaches, located in the west coast. It bustles with activities and is arguably the busiest beach area. It offers a large variety of water based activities during the day and resorts and beach bars are plentiful. There are also shops and stalls to buy clothes and beachwear and handbags. Some other beaches are Karon beach, Kata beach and Kamala beach. If you head south, there are quiet more secluded beaches for those who prefer more isolation.
Thai food is plentiful, with enticingly delicious aroma’s and a vast variety of mouth watering options to try and enjoy. It offers fine dining restaurants and local street stalls, there is something for every taste and budget. Some tasty dishes to try are; Thai Green Curry, Pad Thai, Tom Yam, Pu Lhon (crabmeat in coconut milk), Noodle Soups (Kuey Teow), Fried Rice (Khao Pad), Moo Ping (pork Satay) and many more including local authentic Phuket dishes.
Phuket has a reputation for its wild parties which stretch all night with drinks, food, shows and street performances accompanied by loud music. If you stroll the streets, there are plenty of pubs and bars surrounded by the party atmosphere to soak up and enjoy.