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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

A Break in Phuket: A Seven Day Itinerary

As part of your Thailand visit, it may not be possible to spend an entire week in one place, with many visitors choosing to incorporate as much as possible into their South East Asian adventure. While this may appeal to some, you may be among those who would like to base themselves in a particular area for a week and, with tailor-made Phuket holidays, you can do just that in a corner of the world that is as breathtakingly beautiful as it is inspiring.

So, what to do for a week in Phuket? Of course the beaches here are amazing, and you’ll want to factor in some time to do absolutely nothing at all, but there’s much more to Phuket than just soft sands. Venture away from the beach and you’ll be richly rewarded.

Day One – Relax and Unwind No Thai break would be complete without a little relaxation and the first day is a great time to do it. Beaches are what Phuket excels in, with Nai Yang Beach being highly recommended due to its fusion of tourist influences without being OTT.

Day Two – Wat Chalong As the most important Buddhist temple on the island, Wat Chalong is a must for anyone who wants to spend some time appreciating the culture. Visit early to beat the crowds, giving yourself more time to discover its beauty without feeling closed in.

Day Three – Phang Nga Bay Home to James Bond Island, which was used in a 007 film, Phang Nga Bay is as naturally beautiful as it comes. Charter your own longtail boat or join a tour, sea canoeing amongst the limestone karst formations that jut out of the emerald green waters.

Day Four – The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project Get a little closer to wildlife in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, where conservation experts work hard to rehabilitate gibbons and release them back into their natural home.

Day Five – Old Phuket Town Explore the ‘real’ Phuket in the old town, where you’re less likely to bump into hordes of tourists. Grab your camera, sample some street food and mosey around the local shops to experience the traditional side of this Thai tourist hot spot.

Day Six – Island Hop While Phuket itself may be enough for some people, it’d be a shame to pass up the chance to hop across to one of the neighboring islands, especially when a lot of them are unspoilt and secluded.

Day Seven – Relax After such a hectic few days, it’d be a good thing to just relax again. Whether it’s at your hotel accommodation or on the beach again is completely up to you.

Add Phuket to your list of places to see and start planning your next adventure, today.



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