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Phuket is a province located in southern Thailand and is made up of the island of Phuket and 32 smaller islands which lay off the west coast of the mainland. It is Thailand’s largest island, with much of its land being made up of mountainous areas which includes the Phuket mountain range. The area is also heavily forested, with an estimated 60% of the land being classified as green areas and rubber or palm oil plantations. Phuket experiences a tropical monsoon climate, with a mean annual temperature of 27°C. December to March is considered the dry season, while the remaining eight months are the wet season.
Tourism is one of Thailand’s biggest industries, and as a result many facilities such as resorts, bars and restaurants have been developed to meet demand. Therefore, tourists will be well catered for when visiting the country, with plenty to see and do that’s sure to keep your days filled! Phuket is home to numerous picture-perfect beaches that offer a range of activities that visitors can try, including snorkeling, diving and windsurfing. The sandy shores are the perfect place to sunbathe too, so whether you want adventure or relaxation you’ll find it on Phuket’s beaches. There are endless opportunities for sightseeing on this wonderful island too, with everything from shrines and temples to wildlife sanctuaries and shopping malls on offer. The markets are an unmissable experience that will provide visitors with the chance to experience the island’s culture while being able to purchase some authentic Thai handicrafts and foods.
Every type of traveller will love a holiday to Thailand. Families, couples and friend groups are all catered for thanks to the wide variety of activities on offer.
There are regular flights available from Dublin to Phuket with 1 stopover. Abbey Travel can organise your package holiday to Phuket from Ireland with flights, accommodation and any extras you may need included, such as transfers and travel insurance.