Destination guide

Beaches to bars – pretty Phuket Province pops with energy

Nature calls on Phuket, the southern island province of Thailand where a scenery of rainforests, mountains and beaches collide. Tucked away in the Andaman Sea, the island offers breathtakingly beautiful beaches blessed with crystal clear waters ripe for exploring. Phuket Province vacation rentals never place you far from seaside resort towns where you'll find an impressive number of high-end spas and gourmet restaurants. If you prefer life in the big city, the province capital of Phuket City offers everything from bustling street markets to trendy nightclubs, bars and discos teeming with night owls.

Things to do

From Buddha to elephants, enjoy larger-than-life attractions

Culture vultures will find plenty to keep them entertained in Phuket City, including the Phuket Trickeye Museum, an art gallery specializing in 3D murals, and the Thai Hua Museum, whose exhibits delve into Phuket's rich history. Things get a little wild in Patong's Phuket FantaSea, a theme park where elephants take top billing in elaborate stage shows. You'll find even more critters at the Phuket Aquarium in Chalong, where touch tanks and underwater tunnels provide a unique perspective of marine life. Finally, go big and visit the Big Buddha Phuket, a 45-metre Buddha statue that sits on a Karon mountaintop.


Provincial fun – markets, massages and much more!

The party never stops in Patong, a resort town where neon signs announce the existence of bars, nightclubs and massage parlours. But the town's real draw is its 3 km of beaches, where you can work on your tan on land or escape under the sea for an afternoon of snorkelling or scuba diving through coral reef. In the beach town of Karon, the Buddhist temple Wat Suwan Khirikhet hosts a popular market that sells everything from jewellery to street food, while a scenic drive to the hilltop Karon View Point provides panoramic ocean vistas.


Sunny skies and warm weather – it's the same old, same old

Phuket boasts a tropical climate, offering sunshine and consistently mild to hot weather throughout the year, including an average annual high of 32 degrees Celsius and a low of 25. Raindrops can help you stay cool, and you'll encounter plenty during the region's rainy season of April through November. Make sure to bring an umbrella if you booked a Phuket Province vacation rental from August through October, the wettest months of the year. Don't be surprised if it rains, however, from December through March, the province's supposed dry season – Phuket accumulates roughly 2,200 mms of annual rain.

Natural highlights

Wet and wild – beaches, bays and barracudas

There's no shortage of natural beauty throughout Phuket's lush landscape, beginning with the majestic mountains in the north covered with dense rainforests. Phuket Province vacation rentals keep you close to the island's pristine beaches bordered by mangrove forests, while the islets in Phang Nga Bay feature rugged cliffs and caves. For a unique encounter with wildlife, venture to Mu Ko Surin National Park, where you can scuba dive through colourful purple corals swarming with whale sharks, manta rays and barracudas. Nearby Mai Khao Beach is also home to nesting leatherback turtles, a magnificent sight to behold.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Phuket?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,867 holiday rentals around Phuket. From 1,618 villas to 396 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Phuket is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Phuket?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Phuket. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Phuket: 3,675 holiday rentals
  • Choeng Thale: 2,321 holiday rentals
  • Rawai: 3,050 holiday rentals
  • Patong: 3,761 holiday rentals
  • Karon: 3,537 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Phuket! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Phuket?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Phuket with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Phuket: 3,675 holiday homes
  • Choeng Thale: 2,321 holiday homes
  • Rawai: 3,050 holiday homes
  • Patong: 3,761 holiday homes
  • Karon: 3,537 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Phuket?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Phuket. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Patong Beach: 3,871 holiday rentals
  • Thavorn Museum: 3,884 holiday rentals
  • Phuket Zoo: 3,834 holiday rentals
  • Bangla Road: 3,871 holiday rentals
  • Kalim Beach: 3,868 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Phuket listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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