Things to Know Before Going to Phuket

May 3, 2019
Kalima Resort

When you travel to another country, it is best to plan before you hop on the plane. If Phuket is your next holiday destination, get ready for an adventure! Phuket is one of the travel destinations well-loved by tourists from all over the world. We can guarantee that when you return home, you will look back on your trip with fond memories.


Before you arrive on this beautiful tropical island, it is best to prepare so that your trip can be as smooth and pleasant as possible. Here are a few things that you should be aware of before going to Phuket:


Book your ticket beforehand

One of the best things that you could do in Phuket is to go on a cruise. This type of activity requires a reservation made ahead of time. Make sure that you print out a confirmation letter or have the confirmation email on hand. This is the only evidence you have to show the company that you have indeed made a booking for the trip. If you are going to Phuket during peak season, it might be difficult to make a last-minute reservation. This is because most travellers choose to visit the city during this time and book all of the cruises and yachts. If you are travelling at high season, book activities far ahead of time.


Avoid going during monsoon season

Phuket is a city that has two main seasons: summer and monsoon. June is the beginning of the monsoon season. Phuket gets a lot of rain from this time until the end of October. If you travel to the city during this time, chances are that you will end up stuck in your hotel room or at a shopping centre for most of the trip. It will be too dangerous to go on boat trips and the rain will be too heavy to walk along the beach. Sometimes, the thunderstorms may go on without stopping for a couple of days. If you are willing to take the gamble, however, the prices of flights, hotels, and food are at their lowest at this time. You have to weigh the pros and cons to decide what is more important to you.


Reserve an accommodation

Although there are places in Thailand where you can go without a hotel reservation, Phuket is not one of them. Since it is a famous tourist destination, the hotels in good areas are often completely full. Make sure that you make a reservation before you arrive in the city. Otherwise, you may end up on the street for the night. Another perk of making an online reservation is that you may get a better deal. If you go to a hotel and ask or a room, you will have to pay for the hotel rack rate. This rate is often much more expensive than the deals online.


Consult a travel agency

If you have never visited Phuket before, you may not know what you can do in the city. It is best to ask for advice from someone who specialises in the island’s attractions – a travel agency! See if you can contact a travel agency to ask for recommendations of places to go to. You should let them know about the activities that you expect to do in the city. People at a travel agency will be able to give you suggestions about the tourist places that are suitable for you. Moreover, these agencies offer many tour choices for you to choose from at great prices. You can even opt for a one-day or three-day island-hopping tour to see as much as you can of Phuket.


Stay safe in the city

If you happen to get mugged, get harassed, or experience any other unfortunate situation that requires intervention from the authorities, contact the tourist police immediately. They are equipped to help travellers and know how to deal with the situation appropriately. It is best to save the emergency number on your phone just in case you need it.


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