Phuket

Phuket

Things to do - general

Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand’s Indian Ocean coastline 862 kilometres south of Bangkok. Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoyed a rich and colourful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign trader’s ship logs.
In recent times, though, Phuket’s top earner has been tourism, which has transformed the island into Thailand’s wealthiest province. Expect prices to be a bit higher than on the mainland. The west coast of Phuket was hit severely by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, but almost no evidence of the damage now remains. Phuket enjoys great popularity as a travel destination. Most beaches are on the west coast, with Phuket Town to the southeast and the airport in the north.

Country Thailand
Visa requirementsRequirements for a Tourist Visa When applying for a tourist visa, certain documents and fees are needed to obtain one. The documents and the fee are subject to change anytime and without prior notice, so it would be a good idea for an aspiring thai tourist to inquire for the right information before flying off to Thailand. Documents required: Passport or travel document with a validity not less than 6 months Visa application form (filled out) One(1) recent 4x6cm. photograph of the applicant Round-trip air ticket or e-ticket (paid in full) Proof of financial means (20,000 baht per person/40,000 baht per family) Don’t forget that consular officers reserve the rights to request for additional documents when they deemed it necessary, so it is advisable that you present yourself when you are in a good shape and state, together with your papers and documents. Visa Fee: US $ 30.00 per entry or equivalent. The tourist visa fee is subject to change without the prior notice, so it is a good idea to be updated by visiting the nearest Thai Embassy or consulate in your area.
Languages spokenThai , English
Currency usedBaht

Sports & nature

phuket offers just about the clearest waters in the region, ideal for snorkelling. Fishes are plenty and easily seen. Similan Islands have been considered one of the top places in the world to snorkel. Phuket has some decent dive sites and is the centre of diving in Thailand. Most dive sites are off nearby islands, but distances are fairly short and there are dozens of dive shops and boats to cater to your needs, mostly based near Chalong Bay. The reefs around the area are in a healthy condition with both solid hard corals and colorfully soft corals. There is also an abundance of marine life. Most of the dive locations are suitable for all levels of divers but there are also some that are quite deep. Snuba diving is the safest and easiest way to try diving on holiday in Phuket. Phuket has become the sailing and yachting center of Thailand and adjacent countries, Phuket has sailing yachts of virtually every size and for all budgets on offer to explore the surrounding beautiful islands on a yacht charter. With the recent increase in Phuket's popularity as a tourist destination, the range of companies offering sailing trips and boat charters have increased as well. It is no exaggeration to note that Phuket is now one of the most popular spa destinations in the world, home to secret oasis of comfort and pleasure that are difficult to leave when the time comes. Everything is available here for those into the spa and wellness scene, be it a one-hour massage down the street for 600 Rupees or US$10 Swimming, snorkelling, diving, yachting, jet-skiing and parasailing are the most popular activities on the island. Other activities include Freediving, windsurfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding and deep sea fishing. Sports and nature image

Nightlife info

Phuket has everything that you would ask for a Nightlife, Go Go bars, Girls Bars, Beer Bars, Sports Bars, lounge bars, Disco, Cabaret, Occupy your time drinking, flirting with the local Thai’s, playing bar games and watching the various sights. If you find someone you are interested in, you can often take them out on the townNightlife image

Culture and history info

Phuket is a melting pot of indigenous Thais, Thai-Chinese, ethnic Malays and even sea gypsies. The majority of the population in the rural areas is Muslim. Outside of the provincial town, the rural folk speak with a thick Southern dialect which is difficult for even other Thais to understand. The provincial town’s economy having boomed over the past decade has led to a lot of the youngsters leading similar lives to those in Bangkok. Altogether, the lifestyle of the urban Sino-Thais in Phuket resembles that of their counterparts in Bangkok.Culture and history image
Baramee Hip Hotel

Baramee Hip Hotel

188/38 Phungmung Sai ko Road Kathu Patong Phuket TH-83150, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Phuket
Baramee Hip Hotel is located at Phuket’s Patong area, the Hotel provides rooms with cable TV. The ho More info

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Thrilling Thailand Special 6N/7D @35500/-

Thrilling Thailand Special 6N/7D @35500/-

Phuket
Thailand Package to Phuket, from Delhi Plan a vacation to fun-filled island of Phuket and the super More info