With all the amazing Phuket activities on this beautiful Thai paradise, holidaymakers might need to schedule some relaxation time. There are so many ways to explore the island’s natural gems, with a huge array of boat and jungle tours. Certainly make time for a tour to the stunning Andaman sea islands and dive spots. And don’t miss the incredible Phang Nga Bay on the mainland coast of Phuket province, a dramatic location for the James Bond film, ‘The Man with the Golden Gun.’

Beach dining at sunset, Phuket

Otherwise, check out the fabulous markets and shops, and try all kinds of delicious spicy treats at street stalls and restaurants. Take a cooking class, have a famous Thai massage, and don’t forget those inviting loungers on the beach.

Phuket activities – spoilt for choice

Visit Phuket Old Town to shop for authentic Thai art, antiques and tribal handicrafts.

Visit the glistening white 45m tall Big Buddha atop the Nakkerd Hills between Karon Beach and Chalong Bay.

Learn to cook scrumptious Thai dishes at the Phuket Thai Cooking Class.

Take a speedboat tour to snorkel and swim glorious Phi Phi Island.

Zip line through the treetops with Cable Jungle Adventure Phuket.

Paddle a sea canoe around breathtaking Phang Nga Bay and the James Bond Island, Kao Phing Kan.

Indulge with a luxurious massage and spa treatment at Oasis Spa, Kamala.

Gibbons are adorable and cuddly, but they’re also a threatened species. Visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre and learn how to counter the market in poaching and illegal pets.

Beach fun on Phuket

Take the kids to visit the turtle hatchery at Phuket Aquarium.

Dive or snorkel the crystal clear waters of world famous dive spot Racha Yai on a day tour with the experienced , multi lingual instructors of Scuba Diving Fun Phuket.

Yes, Phuket has some great surfing spots, particularly during the monsoon season in July to October. But you can also surf the year round at Surf House Phuket, Kata Beach.

Also see our Phuket traveller information guide