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4 Great Day Trip Ideas When Visiting Phuket

July 23, 2019
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As one of the unofficial wonders of the world, the island of Phuket is known for being one of the best tourist destinations in Asia. If you’re one of those who want to see a stunning example of natural beauty up close, you should plan a trip to Phuket.

 

However, while Phuket is definitely an amazing destination, and going there will make for a truly fun trip, there are more prime examples of natural beauty in the nearby islands. Whether you’re looking to get away from the things you’ve already encountered in previous trips to Phuket, or you’re a first-timer in Pattaya eager to make the most out of their trip before they go back to reality, taking a day trip outside Phuket is the best way to maximize your time while enjoying everything the area has to offer.

 

Where should you take a day trip to?

 

Up for an entirely new adventure beyond the border of Phuket? Here are some of the best day trips you can take from Phuket to make the most out of your stay:

 

1. Koh Phi Phi

Best known for sunny skies that give way to breathtaking sunsets, and amazing beaches with the bluest water, Koh Phi Phi has been regarded as Phuket’s biggest competition for all the right reasons. You can reach the divine Koh Phi Phi islands by taking a short ferry ride from Phuket, which means you will see the dreamy white beaches as soon as you arrive.

Another reason why Koh Phi Phi is such a popular spot for day trips is because of the famous Maya Bay, where the movie “The Beach” was filmed. When going to Koh Phi Phi, it’s a good idea to go out and enjoy the nightlife as well before heading back to Phuket. You definitely won’t regret it.

 

2. Koh Yao Noi

Looking to get away from the traffic in Phuket for a day or two? Why don’t you try going to Koh Yao Noi? It’s definitely the place to be if you need a respite from the tourist density in Phuket. Accessible by foot through several trails, the eight-mile-long secluded island can take quite a trek to get to, but the fact that it’s barely inhabited (its population is only 3000 people) makes all the effort worth it. If you want to live like a local for a day, going to Koh Yao Noi to see how the fishermen and farmers live their lives everyday should be on your itinerary.

 

3. Similan Islands

While this breathtaking group of 11 extremely-isolated islands may be somewhat difficult to get to from Phuket, their awe-inspiring displays of natural beauty are well worth the struggle. With the help of Mu Koh Similan National Park, the Similan Islands have been kept in fabulous condition, making it perfect for tourists who want to experience what it’s like on a deserted island without actually being stranded on one. For divers, these islands are a definite must-visit spot due to the fact that the Similan islands have some of the best dive spots in the entire world.

 

4. Khao Lak

Although it’s not as famous as the other options, Khao Lak is packed with dozens of natural attractions that can definitely satisfy the most adventure-hungry soul. From springs and waterfalls to forests and parks, Khao Lak has plenty to offer tourists. Aside from the more peaceful activities on the island, you can also visit the breathtaking beaches of Hat Nang Thong and Hat Bang Niang. After dark, you can sample the nightlife in Khao Lak.

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