Phuket welcomes nine million visitors in a year. Regardless, you still have to check out some of the tours that will take you around one of the world’s most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea.
If it’s your first time to visit Phuket, you shouldn’t miss the beautiful landscapes and beaches you see in the pictures. That’s because they’re much more beautiful in real life. With the sun on your face and the ocean breeze on your skin, you’ll never regret checking out the best that Phuket has to offer.
Here are four exciting day trips you shouldn’t miss to make your Phuket journey complete. Some of these places were featured in big Hollywood films to establish exotic and tropical paradise settings. If it’s good enough for the world, there’s no reason it wouldn’t be right for you as well.
Here they are:
1. Phi Phi Island
This is one of the most popular day tours available in Phuket. You can expect a crowd of tourists taking this tour, especially if you go around 8 a.m. onwards. Nevertheless, getting into this tour is like a dream come true because they allow you to take a dip in the pristine waters. You can scuba dive to explore the vibrant marine ecosystem, taking off the weight of your troubles and letting you fly with the fish into the blue.
Phi Phi Island is the beach made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio. If you’ve seen that movie, you can expect to let go of your inhibitions and celebrate being alive while at Phi Phi Island too.
2. Phang Nga Bay
This place offers the perfect Instagram backdrop. If you grew up in an urban area, prepare to collect your jaw as it falls on the floor while your eyes explore this wonder. Odd limestone cliffs and other rock formations populate this national park, seemingly defying gravity as they rise from the water.
You can kayak and explore the caves, or you can drop by at Tapu, which was considered a James Bond island. If you just want to explore and appreciate Phang Nga, you can do so, too, by hiring a private speedboat that will take you around the island.
3. Similan Islands
If you’re a pro diver, this archipelago holds the perfect spots to dive. It allows you to fly and encounter big octopuses, giant stingrays, and peaceful sharks. Occasionally, some whale sharks will swim with you too. Here, the marine life is so happy some turtles would even smile for your camera.
If you want to avoid the nine million pairs of feet, head out to Similan Islands between November to April. This period is the only available time to dive because extreme weather conditions will prevent you from doing so in other months of the year.
4. Khao Sok National Park
This dreamy place is perfect for lovers and for friends. If you’re in either of those companies, make sure you don’t miss this tour. Khao Sok National Park has some of the world’s oldest rainforests on the planet. That said, it houses some of the world’s rarest species, such as Rafflesia flower, Indian bison, Malayan sun bear, and more.
You can go on a trek to search for elephants and an extensive range of animals. You can spend a day or two exploring the green rain forest flora to your heart’s content.
What’s unique about this place is that it offers water adventures too. You can lounge or kayak at the manmade Cheow Lan Lake. The blue jungle lake waters provide a perfect backdrop for newlyweds’ honeymoon photos.
If you’re a solo traveler, this place can be perfect for you to get to know yourself better.
One more thing
You can experience all these day tours without rushing if you stay at a long-term rental in Phuket. You can book these destinations online too. If you want better deals, you can hire a travel agent. They can help you look for affordable accommodations and arrangements, all the while making sure that you’ll have a blast during your Phuket visit.
If you’re looking to book a tour of Phuket island, get in touch with us today! We’re happy to help.