OVERVIEW

Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, situated in the Andaman Sea is amongst the most popular destinations in the country. With excellent connectivity, that often includes direct flights and quick immigration, it has fast developed into a haven for several expatriates.

Long idyllic beaches make up the coastline, particularly on the south and west sides of the island. However, being relatively spread out, planning getting around in advance helps.

Phuket also serves as a base for excursions to the nearby islands such as the Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Several options for trips to these islands are available and are really a must do on a trip to Phuket. The central area of Patong, with a long beach is where everyone congregates for the restaurants, bars, shopping and a rocking nightlife.

Golf in Phuket is of a premium quality and there are several world class choices scattered across; from the high end spectacular and challenging golf courses like the Red Mountain Golf Course & Blue Canyon Golf Club to relatively affordable options such as the Loch Palm Golf Club and Phuket Country Club amongst others. The best way to approach a golf holiday in Phuket is to work with a budget and get an optimal fit.

BEST TIME TO GOLF IN PHUKET: The best time to visit Phuket is between November and February when the temperatures are cooler and the season dry and you experience pleasant breeze. March to May sees hot weather. June through August, it’s possible to have a good holiday despite short bursts of rain. It’s the heavy rains in September and October that put a dampener on all outdoor activities and low season sets in.

Type of Climate: Tropical Monsoon climate

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THINGS TO DO

Phuket is a beach paradise, and it’s all about lounging around on its azure blue seas, checking out the party scene at night, shopping in Old Phuket, and taking the trip to the spectacular Phi-Phi island. For diving, kayaking, canoeing and other sports, you couldn’t ask for a better location in the nearby Suri and Similan islands.

USEFUL INFO

GETTING THERE: Phuket has a well connected International airport and many airlines fly into Phuket directly. However, it is not as well connected as Bangkok and you may be required to take a connecting flight through Bangkok. The number of direct flights to Phuket are now increasing.

CURRENCY: Thai Baht (THB) | Avg Currency Value: 1 USD = 35 THB (Currency Converter)

VISA: Entering Thailand is easy enough. Visitors from 41 countries are not required to get a visa for stays of up to 30 days. Most other nationalities, Indians included, can get a 15 day visa on arrival. Make sure your passport has six months validity before you decide to travel to Thailand.