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Beautiful landscape with traditional boat on the sea in Phi Phi Lee region in Phuket, Thailand

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Exotic mountain rocks coming out of the ocean in Phuket, Thailand

Pha Nga Bay has several karst islands that can be explored by longtail boat, including the sheer cliffs of James Bond Island, featured in "The Man With the Golden Gun." Some islands are shaped like doughnuts with shallow calm water inside, only reachable at low tide. Popular Phi Phi (pronounced "pee-pee") Island was featured in the movie "The Beach."

Snorkeling at Phi Phi Island, Phuket, Thailand

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Snorkeling at Phi Phi Island, Phuket, Thailand

The waters surrounding Phuket have great snorkeling and scuba diving, thanks to the bay's warm, clean waters and lively marine ecosystems. Snorkel off the beach at Ao Sane, next to Nai Harn Beach, at Kata Noi or near Patong at Paradise Beach. Drift past anemones, parrot fish and various types of coral.

The big buddha statue at the temple, monastery in Phuket, Thailand

Above Nakkerd Hills is a 147-foot-tall white Buddha statue, which you can see from many parts of the island — hike up to the statue itself, which is surprisingly uncrowded. It's covered in Burmese white jade marble, and next to it is a smaller Buddha made from brass. The trek also comes with the bonus of breathtaking views down to the sea.

Colorful thai food in bowls with shrimp pad thai and bowls of rice

Local Cuisine

Sample Thailand's famous cuisine at street stalls or sit-down restaurants. If you're not sure what to order, ask for pad kra prao — stir-fried meat (usually chicken or pork) prepared with chili peppers and Thai holy basil. The level of spiciness can be tailored to your taste, and adding in a fried egg is optional — though highly recommended.

Traditional buddha souvenirs sold in Thailand

Silks are always a good buy in Thailand; choose from scarves in every color, pillowcases or clothing. Cruise to Phuket and pick up a carved elephant in wood, metal or stone. At home, place it facing a doorway for good feng shui .

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What to Do in Phuket in 3 Days?

To spend 3 days in Phuket and make the best of it to see as much as you can, planning is essential. Once you have a plan, everything becomes simple, and you can start dreaming and relaxing.

There are a few important things you should know about Phuket before starting to plan your itinerary:

  • Phuket is a small island ; you can drive north to south in less than half a day.
  • There is a lot to visit outside the island too!
  • There are many islands around , and in most cases, unless you pick an island-hopping day trip, it’s better to dedicate a day per island.
  • Most activities can be booked in Phuket , even at the last minute.
  • You can book your tours at one of the many tour agents on the streets.
  • All the tours are easygoing and well-organised . You will be well taken care of, and the day will go smoothly.
  • High season : the sea is quiet and beautiful, all islands are accessible, but prices are higher, and Phuket is busy
  • Low season : the sea can be rough (but not always!); it may rain (but not every day!). Prices are much lower, and the island feels relaxed and peaceful.
  • You can book tours and day trips, in advance or on location.
  • You can rent a car or a bike , but you will need an international driving license.
  • You can hire a van with a driver for a day or longer.
  • Planning your days can depend on the beach you selected for your hotel , usually north or south of Phuket. However, if you booked a tour, you will be picked up at your hotel.

An excellent way to discover Phuket is to spend the first day exploring the island, the second day as a day trip cruise or exploration and end the day with a bit of party, and the 3rd day on the beach and in the old town. We follow this pattern, but this list makes it easy to mix and match days. Have fun!

DAY 1: Explore South Phuket Island

Start your three days in Phuket by exploring the landmarks of Phuket’s best-known landmarks, then relax on the most famous beaches and end the day on a rooftop or a beach club. Note that we provide a lot of choices, so you can mix and match as you please. The starting point is in the middle of the island (Patong, Kata, Karon).

Phuket Big Buddha

Big Buddha Phuket

Sitting at the top of a high hill since 2002, the Big Buddha has become the most famous landmark of Phuket. This white marble statue is imposing, and the panoramic views are worth the drive. The road to the top is paved, and the site is easy to access by car or motorbike, but remember to drive slowly when going down. The Big Buddha is often part of day trips you can book.

Phuket Big Buddha

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Wat chalong.

Wat Chalong

Wat Chalong (Chalong Temple) is the most revered temple in Phuket and is usually visited before or after the Big Buddha. The buildings are all carved and decorated, and the warm colours render superbly on a blue sky. The entrance is free, and you can visit inside. Remember to wear shoes and hats when entering the building and dress appropriately.

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Karon Viewpoint

Karon Viewpoint in Phuket

Karon viewpoint offers a magnificent and unique view of three famous beaches of Phuket: Kata Noi , Kata Beach and Karon Beach . The place is easy to access by the main road between Nai Harn and Kata Beach, and there is usually enough parking space. As there is not much to do here, people usually only stay for the few minutes it takes to take photos and selfies.

Nai Harn Beach

Nai Harn Beach

Nai Harn is a wonderful beach in the island’s south, known for powdery white sand and crystal clear waters in the high season. There are a few local restaurants in the shade of the trees for a casual meal and maybe a beach massage after lunch if you need to recover from jet lag.

Kata Noi Beach

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You can stop at the beautiful Kata Noi beach as you drive up north. There is not much to do here since a hotel occupies the entire beachfront, but it is truly a beautiful sandy beach.

South Kata Beach

Kata is the second most popular beach in Phuket (after Patong). The beach is vast and beautiful, with a few restaurants at each end of the beach where you can enjoy a local meal. Travellers often book their hotels in Kata as there are many shops and restaurants to enjoy; keep in mind that very few of them are on the beachfront, which the Club Med Resort mostly occupies.

Karon Beach

Karon Beach Phuket

Karon is a big sandy bay on the west coast of Phuket, just next to Kata and on the way to Patong. You can relax on the beach and enjoy a drink or a massage. It’s worth a stop for a photo, but it is mostly a beach to lie down, swim and relax as there are no real attractions or landmarks in Karon.

Cafe del Mar

Cafe Del Mar Beach Club on Kamala Beach Phuket

At the end of your day, depending on where your hotel is, a beach club is a great way to enjoy a sunset with a drink or even tapas. There are quite a few on the west coast of the island, and the most famous are, of course, Cafe Del Mar on Kamala Beach and Catch Beach Club on Bangtao, but there are more, so have a look at the list and see if there is one near you. Read more

Malin Plaza Night Market

Malin Plaza Night Market Patong

Malin Plaza is fun to eat, drink, shop and take photos. It may not be as exotic as the Sunday Walking Street Market , but it’s open every day of the week and is easy to access if you are in Patong ; it’s an excellent way to discover what night markets are.

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DAY 2: Day trip outside Phuket

The best way to spend the next day is probably to book a day trip and explore some of the wonders that make Phuket so famous. Tours are easy to book, and they will always pick you up at your hotel in the morning, so it’s relatively stress-free.

Phang Nga Bay

If you only have a day to explore around Phuket, you will have to choose between going to the islands or exploring the fantastic landscape of Phang Nga Bay. If you travel during the rainy season and are worried about rough seas, Phang Nga is recommended because the bay is sheltered, and the sea is always quiet and flat.

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Phi phi island.

Maya Bay in Phi Phi island

Staying a couple of nights on Phi Phi island is the best way to enjoy the many beaches, but a single-day trip is possible, especially since the famous Maya Bay has been reopened for a few visitors.

Popular Ways to Discover Phi Phi Island

Similan island.

Similan Islands

If you can dedicate an entire day to visiting a jewel in the Andaman Sea, travel to the Similan Islands. This archipelago is a bit far from Phuket, but the beach’s beauty and the sea’s colour are worth the long trip. Note that the Similans are only open from November 15 to May 15.

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Coral island.

Coral Island Phuket

Coral Island is very close to the south of Phuket and easy to access; you can book it a couple of days before. The island is superb, and the water is beautiful, but it can be hectic because it is so beautiful and easy to reach. Luckily we will tell you how to find some quiet spots to escape the crowds.

Maiton Island

Maiton Island

Maiton is another superb island very close to Phuket, but because it is a private island, it hasn’t been invaded by hordes of tourists. The island only has a restaurant, a bar and a half-abandoned hotel, but it is the perfect hideaway for a day.

Raya Island (Racha Island)

Raya Island

Raya Island is another popular choice to spend a day on a small tropical island. This is where many dive clubs might take you for your first discovery diving experience, as the water is excellent for scuba diving and snorkelling. There are mainly two beaches and two nice hotels on this tiny island if you wish to stay longer.

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Sunsets dinner and drinks.

Cape Sienna Sunset Dinner

The best way to end the last day is to treat yourself to a lovely sunset dinner, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Our page contains a list of restaurants around the island to enjoy that particular moment, with different budget options.

Patong Beach Nightlife and Bangla Walking Street

Bangla Walking Street in Patong

And what would be a three-day holiday in Phuket without at least one visit to the notorious Bangla Walking Street in Patong? Bangla offers all kinds of entertainment, bars, street performances, shopping beer bars, dancing ladies and, of course, the infamous go-go bars. Walking up and down the street is an experience in itself: it’s bright, colourful and rather spectacular.

End the day at the Club

Illuzion Night Club

If you want to make the best of your last day, you can consider visiting a go-go bar (go-go bars in Phuket are more low-key than their counterparts in Bangkok or Pattaya), and end the day in a couple of nightclubs.

DAY 3: North Phuket and Phuket Town

What makes Phuket so attractive is the vast amount of things to see and do. Not many places are blessed with such an array of attractions. You can explore the northern beaches of Phuket in the morning and visit Phuket Town in the afternoon, or do the opposite. Just remember that the sea is a lot bluer in the morning for your photos.

Surin Beach

Surin Beach

Surin is a beach with a history. It was once lined with restaurants, bars and beach clubs, all the way from north to south, and as you can see in the photo above, Surin is quite a long stretch. One day they were all demolished for not having a permit, and in a month, Surin was back to its natural beauty in a month. You can still eat street food or enjoy the only restaurant remaining.

Laem Singh Beach

Laem Singh Beach

Laem Singh is another beach with a similar story, same same but different. Laem Singh has always been a much-loved creek with soft sand and fringed with coconut trees. It looks like a movie scene for a tropical paradise. For decades, the place was busy with restaurants and covered with beach chairs. One day, the owner of the land surrounding the beach decided not to allow anyone to cross it anymore. While private beaches don’t exist in Thailand, owning the property around them makes them impossible to access. Fortunately, there are now two ways to go to Laem Singh, and since very few people know about it, the beach is mostly deserted.

Banana Beach

Banana Beach

Banana Beach is not very well-known because it is quite out of the way. You have to make an effort to find it and then walk down a slope to reach it, but it is rewarding. Remember that such small remote beaches are best during the high season, roughly from November to May. During the low season, the place may look somewhat neglected.

Naithon Beach

Naithon Beach Phuket

The large and lovely Naithon Beach and its small seaside resort village are just a little further because Naithon is also away from the main road and has managed to keep a low-key atmosphere that makes it unique.

Plane Spotting on Mai Khao

Plane Spotting in Phuket

As you drive further north, you will reach Mai Khao Beach and its controversial but irresistible attraction: plane landing selfies . In theory, standing in the path of landing planes is not authorised, but the temptation is too strong, and each day, a dozen travellers spend a couple of hours waiting for the next plane to land and the next. Planes in the final approach fly very low over the beach, and the tropical background makes this place a selfie magnet.

Old Phuket Town

Phang Nga Road in Old Phuket Town

Beyond the beautiful beaches, the historical streets of Old Phuket Town are a delight to explore. The streets are lined with Sino-Portuguese shophouses and mansions, little cafes and local restaurants serving truly delicious local Thai food you will never find near the beaches.

Popular Ways to Discover Phuket Town

Sunday walking street market.

Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market

If you happen to be in Phuket Town on a Sunday, don’t miss the popular Sunday Walking Street market on Thalang Road.

Rooftop Drinks

KEE Sky Lounge Rooftop at the Kee Resort

A rooftop bar is a great place to wrap a long day out in the sun or at sea. Phuket has more and more rooftops and hillside bars to choose from around the island. While they are nowhere as impressive as those in Bangkok, they offer beautiful sunset views. A rooftop bar is a great place to wrap a long day in the sun or at sea.

Chillva Market

Chillva Market Phuket

Chillva market, at the entrance of Phuket Town, is an authentic night market to explore if you happen to be around on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday. This is your chance to take photos, do some souvenir shopping and discover many local food to experience, including those famous fried insects you probably heard about.

Simon Cabaret

Simon Cabaret Phuket

The Phuket Simon Cabaret is a large stage performance running for two decades in Patong Beach if you prefer to end the day on a more easy-going note. The show is colourful and entertaining, but the main catch is that all the pretty female dancers are men!

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Renting a van with a driver for the day is one of the best ways to explore Phuket without stress. They can speak English and customise the places to visit as you wish.

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a. on the first day, explore the south of Phuket Island: Phuket Big Buddha Wat Chalong Karon Viewpoint Nai Harn Beach Patong Nightlife Bangla Walking Street

a. Save the 2nd day for a day trip outside Phuket Phang Nga Bay Phi Phi Island Similan Islands Coral Island Maiton Island Koh Racha Island

a. On day 3, explore north Phuket and Phuket Town Surin Beach Laem Singh Beach Banana Beach Naithon Beach Plane Spotting on Mai Khao Old Phuket Town Sunday Walking Street Market Chillva Market

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� So little that I knew then that the decision I made just an hour ago would turn out

to be the best decision I had ever made while I was in Phuket. �

To be honest, I was a bit nervous to be on this cruise trip.

�Spending days and nights in the middle of nowhere? Jesus, what was I thinking about?�

�Well, you never know until you find out,� I tried to calm myself as I was packing for the trip that night, so little that I knew then that the decision I made just an hour ago would turn out to be the best decision I had ever made while I was in Phuket.

Jim Jam is 63' feet long, three decks, equipped with four air-conditioned cabins, two spacious bathrooms with hot and cold water, and the lounging and dinning area, all come in a size that sure would make my house back in England cry.

After I put my pack in the cabin that I shared with Peter, an English businessman, I went up to the sundeck to join the others. I soon found myself a bar stool and, despite the hour, decided to pop a Phuket Island Lager , my new found love.

�Hey, I think I can live with this,� I heard my negative self whispered as Jim Jam started cruising north towards our first destination, Nakha Yai Island , located on the northeast of Phuket and considered a gateway of Phang-Nga Bay .

We stopped at Nakha Yai Island for an hour. We swam and swam, or for those like myself, floated and floated in the clear blue sea. It was so much fun for a reason I could not really pinpoint. It was like being a kid again. But, again, who is to blame.

Afterwards, we headed further north in Phang-Nga Bay . And the closer we got, the better it became.

Phang-Nga Bay , and I have to tell you, is drop-dead gorgeous. Tall and steep limestone cliffs just emerge from the ocean and pierce up the bright blue sky, left and right, basically everywhere. And stalactites, oh man. Truly, truly amazing.

Then we stopped at Koh Hong Island for some exercises. There, the eight of us, the cruise director and a crew hopped into a 20' motor dinghy and off we went into cave after cave, enjoying the god�s creations and exploring the life as it is in the mangrove swamp, a life hardly found elsewhere.

Back on the yacht, our lunch was waiting. Oh no, our lunch was not a ham sandwich in a plastic wrapper, but it was a real gourmet meal, only no jacket was required. Everything was perfect. The sea was calm, and the sky was blue. As I looked around, whether it was the newlyweds, the three businessmen from England, the couple from Sweden, and myself included, we all seemed to have the time of our lives.

With lunch sitting well in our stomach, we stopped at James Bond Island , made famous by James Bond: "The Man with the Golden Gun" back in 1974, but only for a short while. The island is a bit too small given the crowd, but at least it was good to have a chance in a life to pretend being Mr. Bond.

Back to being ourselves, we went over to Koh Roi to explore a hidden lagoon. There was no one there by the time we arrived which was good. It was so quiet that we could clearly hear our voices echoing off the wall. Tranquility, indeed.

It was late in the evening by the time we arrived at Koh Pak Bia .

Koh Pak Bia is located in a group of deserted islands surrounded by loads of empty white sandy beaches, breath-taking limestone formations, weird-looking caves, forests and the coral beds that earlier I could only see on tapes.

While the younger ones decided to go on exploring these islands with their choices of canoeing, snorkeling, swimming, and trekking, I and the three English executives � the old men club � decided to stay on board, sipping the Phuket lager, talking the talk, but more importantly, doing what we love to do, relax.

Our captain chose to anchorage Jim Jam between the islands to hide from the night wind. A five-star dinner was later served on the fly bridge. Despite the air-conditioned cabins waiting for us, we all decided to stay on the fly bridge and, given the mood induced by the tropical air and the sound of the sea, we just talked, talked, and talked.

Back in my cabin, still, I remember myself murmuring that night as I was falling asleep, �The only thing missing here is that special someone.�

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3 Days in Phuket: Suggested Itineraries & Tour Packages

  • Updated: March 27, 2020 Bich Ngoc in Beautiful Thailand , City Highlights 0 comment.

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The province of Phuket consists of an island bordered by sandy beaches, miles of palm trees, small villages and dozens of activities, cultural or sports. It is also the perfect place if you want to relax in the sun, and enjoy the fabulous surroundings on your 3 days in Phuket. Now, let’s discover one of the best destinations on your Thailand tour .

1 Day in Phuket: Suggested Itineraries & Tour Packages

Majestic horizon line at a beach in Phuket

Best Time to Go to Phuket

The island of Phuket has a humid tropical climate, which means that the temperatures are hot all year, but mainly between April/ May and September/ October.

The monsoon period extends between September and October, which makes this period the best time for your 3 days in Phuket!

Getting to Phuket

Being a popular destination for tourists, there are many ways to get to Phuket.

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Phuket International Airport is the second largest airport in Thailand after Bangkok. Domestic and international flights (Europe, Asia, Australia, etc.) take off and arrive every day.

From Bangkok the bus ride to Phuket will take you about 13 hours. Therefore, you should choose a bus that rolls at night to enjoy the ride to sleep!

On site, it is very easy and economical to travel around by motorbike, bus or tuk tuk.

Where to Stay in Phuket

The island of Phuket is full of hotels, hostels and accommodation of all kinds. So that it becomes sometimes a little complicated to see clearly. Let us guide you to find the best accommodation solution during your 3 days in Phuket:

  • On the beach: Katathani Phuket is a well-known and popular hotel for its tropical gardens, azure blue pools and private beach. A little corner of paradise!
  • For couples: SALA Phuket Resort is the perfect place for a romantic romantic holiday. The external bathrooms are, among others, very coveted!
  • For families: JW Marriott Phuket is the ideal solution for a dream family vacation. Many activities are offered at no extra cost for children, a real plus.
  • For small budgets: Patong Princess Hotel offers rooms from 20 euros. Here, even if the price is minimal the location is perfect for those who want to enjoy the dynamism of Patong, and the pool will not leave you behind!

3 Days in Phuket Itinerary Idea

3 days in phuket – itinerary 1: get to know the city, 1. photo session at wat chalong.

1 Day in Phuket: Suggested Itineraries & Tour Packages

Wat Chalong – the landmark of Phuket

This is the perfect place for visitors who wish to discover Buddhist culture in a breathtaking environment. The pagoda and the various statues tell you their story, in which you have to dive while respecting the customs and rules (make sure to take off your shoes before entering a building, and to cover your shoulders and legs).

2. Visit the famous Big Buddha

It is one of the most important and most revered sites on the island. The 45-meter high statue was built in 2004 and sits, peaceful and wise, on Mount Nakkerd.

1. Lazing on the beach

There are beaches worth visiting for a lifetime vacation in Phuket:

Fine sand and crystal clear water of this site makes it ideal for you to set your footprint on this beach. From May to October is the best time for beach holiday and the most experienced of you can enjoy the waves, have a cool cocktail while feet in the water, etc.

Karon Beach

1 Day in Phuket: Suggested Itineraries & Tour Packages

A majestic close approaching to Karon Beach, Phuket

This is the third longest beach of the island. It is also one of the most known and appreciated for the excellent spots of snorkelling and diving that it offers.

Patong Beach

The ideal beach for the most revelers of you! Music, bars, entertainment, all the ingredients are there for you to party in an idyllic setting.

Freedom Beach

One of the most beautiful, but also one of the quietest beaches. Perfect for a relaxing moment, with family or couples.

Paradise Beach

It is on this beach that is aptly named that the Full Moon (gigantic nights on full moon nights) take place. Despite the fact that it is often crowded, you can still find calmer little creeks a hundred meters from the main beach.

2. Admire the sunset at Cape Promthep

Beautiful sunset at Promthep Cape

Beautiful sunset at Promthep Cape

Located to the south of Phuket, the place is absolutely ideal for lovers of sunsets. A palette of exquisite colors that gradually fade into the water, the place seems out of a dream.

Evening: Stroll on Bangla Road and enjoy a magical show at Phuket Fantasea

Bangla road.

It is the main artery of Patong and really revealed at dusk. On your 3 days in Phuket, you will see that wandering here has become a must-try experience during your stay. You will find many bars, restaurants, clubs, all in a symphony of colorful neon lights and music.

Phuket Fantasea

It is an amusement park that tells you the mysteries and legends of Thailand. You can participate in a show whose stars are elephants, and many artists in traditional costumes. This is an activity that children especially love on a family tour to Thailand!

3 Days in Phuket – Itinerary 2: Get off the beaten track

Option 1: visit phang nga bay and the famous james bond island.

Phang Nga Bay has hosted many film shoots, and for good reason, its natural beauty is fascinating! Sail on clear waters by boat, kayak or cruise ship, and discover the over-water village of Koh Panyee. A day in the heart of nature, invigorating and relaxing both to discover Phuket as you have never seen.

Option 2: Phi Phi Islands

These two small islands are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful places in Thailand. An idyllic setting in which you can bubble all day. The tourist attraction that has made this place famous is the famous Maya Bay beach, used as a filming location for the film “The Beach”, with Leonardo Dicaprio. This beach has been closed to tourists for a few years to preserve the ecosystem of the place, but you can safely enjoy Phi Phi Don, which offers equally wonderful places, and a myriad of restaurants and hotels will be one pleasure to welcome you.

Option 3: Coral Island

The coral island, a true tropical paradise in Phuket

The coral island, a true tropical paradise in Phuket

Located just 15 minutes by boat from the main island, this small island is famous for its magnificent coral reefs. If you are a diving or snorkelling enthusiast, this is the place for you. If you want to enjoy the island as if you were alone in the world, we recommend sleeping on site, once the end of the day, tourists come for the day will return to the main island. You will have the impression of being master of this island paradise.

Best Restaurants to Try on 3 Days in Phuket

The island is full of restaurants of all kinds, here are a few that we highly recommend, to treat all budgets during 3 days in Phuket.

Laem Hin seafood

One of the best seafood restaurants on the island, where you will eat almost your feet in the water.

Rimpan Seafood

As you can see, seafood is in the spotlight here too. It is a small hidden hideaway in the north of the island, where you will taste your dishes in small bungalows on the beach.

Black Ginger Phuket

Access to this restaurant located in the middle of a lagoon is only by boat. You will enjoy traditional dishes revisited with a touch of modernity; a pleasure for the eyes and the palate.

Blue Elephant Phuket

An imposing building not far from the old Phuket district, whose Thai cuisine has proven itself more than once.

You might like to read:

  • 1 Day in Phuket
  • 2 Days in Phuket
  • Top 9 Family Destinations in Thailand beyond Phuket and Pattaya

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3 Day Private Yacht Charter Phuket to Lanta Island

Islands of phi phi, lanta and haa.

3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1

Depart from Phuket or Krabi and head to the famous Phi Phi Islands , the first stop on your 3-day private yacht charter Phuket to Lanta. 

Start with the scenic Phi Phi Leh Island with its dramatic cliffs and tiny bays. Visit Maya Bay, Pileh Lagoon, and Loh Samah Bay, the island’s hidden treasures.

Then cruise to Bamboo Island whose turquoise waters look so inviting and promise great snorkeling.

And finish the day at Phi Phi Don , the biggest island in the archipelago. Have a walk on the beaches with fine white sand (Long Beach, Monkey Beach) and explore the waters of Nui Bay or Lana Bay with a mask and flippers.

Spend the night on board your private yacht or at the 5-star Zeavola Resort , the only resort of this class on the island.

Day 2

Early hours at Phi Phi Islands are the best. Take a chance to go ashore before the tourist boats arrive and make a couple of memorable shots with a backdrop of the majestic cliffs.

Now it is time to head south to the  Island of Lanta . The west coast of Lanta boats numerous beaches, most of them long and wide, and definitely worth a visit!

By the end of the day the captain will drop anchor at one of the bays with an easy access to the main Lanta Town . More of a village than the actual town, it is a charming place to visit, with atmospheric traditional Thai wooden houses and good seafood restaurants.

Spend the night in the comfort of your yacht or in one of the 5-star resorts on Lanta’s west coast.

Day 3

An early start or a relaxing stroll along Lanta’s sandy shores. Either way a 30-minute cruise to the west will take you to  Haa Islands . They are 5 small rocky islands (“Haa” is Thai for five) whose clear water and an abundance of colourful coral fish make them a popular snorkeling and diving destination.

A gentle cruise back to the north and a stop-off for lunch at one of  Secret Islands. Enjoy the local cuisine, relax on the wooden terrace, and take another dip into the clear waters before heading back to the boat.

It is time to finish your island hopping adventure by cruising back to the drop-off point at either Phuket or Krabi.

Contact Boat in the Bay  to experience the 3-day private yacht charter Phuket to Lanta Island.

A standard charter cruise normally includes: full use of yacht, fuel, use of on-board equipment (snorkeling sets, TV/DVD, etc), captain and crew, lunch for a day charter, complimentary drinks and snacks, hotel transfers, and National Park fees.

Additional activities that can be included: jetski, diving, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, inflatable water toys, etc. Please, kindly let us know your choice in advance.

Other options on our 2 day cruise timetable starting in either Krabi or Phuket would be to visit the locations of the Racha Islands, the Similan Islands, Phang Nga Bay, the province of Krabi.

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3 Day Private Yacht Charter Phuket to Lanta Island

Discovery to PP Island and Khai Island (higher) speed boat can be a very nice trip by the speed boat, you can take photo and snorkeling with a million of fishes there. We have prepared full set of Snorkeling Gear for you (Mask for snorkel, life jacket).

Phuket City Tour of Jc.Tour package, have using Private comfortable air-condition van and polite driver (Only your group) and visit only Signature of Phuket, real traditional of Phuket.

Full Day Tour with lunch at Phang Nga Bay & Jamesbond Island , Hong Island (Phang Nga), discover by canoeing to see amazing cave and beautiful scenery at Phang Nga Bay

Our Private Comfortable Air-Condition Minibus and polite driver has been trained (Excellent Service Driver) with certificated license, you will never miss hope with our service when you arrive Phuket.

This tour packages also includes "1.5 Spa Treatment" at the nice spa place - Tarntara Spa Phuket. Spa is very good thing to do after see visiting. Spa can save your skin and keep it always nice after hard work from the sun and sea water. However, the spa place must be selected as well. Jc.Tour set up the best one in town for you.

Mamuang Hotel by The Nice Mangoes@Phuket , Saiyuan, Naiharn Beach is a very clean room hotel, The hotel is located in the middle of Saiyuan Little Town. Just 15 Minutes to Nai Harn Beacn and 10 Minutes to Rawai Beach by Car. Moreover, the hotel is very near surrounding by Yanui Beach (The Peaceful Beach of Phuket), Promthep Cape, Karon View Point and Lamka Beach by Car.

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Tour Includes:

  • Superior Room with breakfast for 2 nights at Mamuang Hotel by The Nice Mangoes
  • One Day Trip to Phi Phi Island and Khai Island (Higher) by Speed Boat (Join Tour)
  • One Day Trip to Jamesbond Island and Canoeing by Escort Big Boat (Join Tour)
  • Half Day City Tour (Private Tour)
  • Spa Treatment at Tarntara Spa for 1.5 hrs
  • Private Minibus pick-up and drop-off everyday (no other guests join on the van)
  • Personal Insurance cover both 3 days 2 nights during use our service

What to bring:

  • Swimming Suite
  • Extra Clothes for change
  • Hat/sun block Sunglass, Camera
  • Beach Towel
  • Some Cash (Thai Baht) for personal expense

Recommend: morning time arrival and evening time departure at Phuket Airport.

  • Deposit 50% By money transfer advance 1 week after booking.
  • Balance 50% By Cash (Thai Baht) to our Representative upon you arrive Phuket Airport.

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Why Jc.Tour?:

  • Jc.Tour had registered for Tourism Company under the rule of Thailand Law: Both Outbound(31/01235) for around the world travel. Inbound(34/00235) for traveling in Thailand.
  • The right registration can be checked, and you can check for Jc.Tour at http://www.tourism.go.th
  • Jc.Tour is the Top Responsible and Great Service in TripAdvisor Rank.
  • Jc.Tour has been registering for Accident Insurance all around the world (Inbound: for travelling in Thailand and Outbound for around the world travelling). This makes sure that all the customers of JC Tour will be covered by Insurance in everywhere of the world they reach.
  • Before, During and After the service, you can contact us 24 hours.

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Catamaran Thailand

Cabin Cruise 4 Days/ 3 Nights

Sail from phuket to koh phi phi.

4 day join-in trip every Sunday from Phuket to Phi Phi Island From November to April

Sailing Day Trips From Phuket to Phang Nga

Basic Cruise Info

Vessel: catamaran cataleya.

  • Guests (max): 14
  • Destination: Phang Nga – Phi Phi
  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Departure Location: Phuket (Ao Chalong)
  • Meeting Time: 1:00 PM
  • Return Time: 11:00 AM

Charter Price

The charter price varies depending on the season and cabin type.

Please send us your request via our contact form or send an email to [email protected] and we will provide you with the total price for your chosen dates.

  • Captain and crew
  • Running cost of the yacht
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Fresh fruit and snacks in between
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • 2 person sit on top kayaks
  • Stand up paddle boards
  • Fishing equipment
  • Dinghy with outboard engine
  • Overnight boat (3 nights)
  • Hotel transfers
  • Beer, wine, spirits
  • Soft drinks
  • National park fees

Phang Nga Phi Phi Sailing Cruise

  • Day 1: Phuket
  • Day 2: Phang Nga Bay
  • Day 3: Ko Hong & Railay
  • Day 4: Ko Phi Phi

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Take a Sailing Cruise From Koh Phi Phi To Phuket

Trip leaves every Wednesday and finishes in Phuket on Saturday.

Additional information:

Kids below the age of 15 cannot join this cruise.

Accommodation:

This trip is accommodated on board a 58 foot, twin-hulled sailing catamaran. Our boat is equipped with 1 x twin-share, 2 x double-share and 2 x quad-share cabins each with en-suite bathrooms and fans.

***Please note if you are a couple and book into a quad cabin you will be split by gender into a male share and female share cabin. There are times where we may have two couples booked in a quad and we can ask if they would be happy to share [with another couple].

We will not willingly book a male or female into the same cabin without first notifying and checking with all travellers involved. If you are a couple and do not wish to be split into gender specific cabins we recommend you look at booking a twin share cabin***

Food & Beverages

Most meals on your Thailand sailing adventure are included, and will be prepared on board by the resident chef. When a meal is not included you will have the opportunity to disembark the boat and eat on the mainland at a local restaurant. Tea, coffee and juice will be provided at breakfast, drinking water will provided at all times and the following drinks are available to purchase on board the boat.

Soft drinks: 30 baht Beers: 70 baht Wine: 120 baht

National Park Fees:

All travelers must pay National Park fees locally. Please allow US$ 40 for these fees.

If you’re happy with the services provided a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it’s of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Travel insurance:

Travel insurance is compulsory for this trip. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation.

Meeting/ starting point:

The Klong Restaurant & Bar 52/4 Moo 9, Tamon Chalong A. Muang Phuket 83130 THAILAND

Address in Thai:

เดอะ เพียร์ ร้านอาหาร และ บาร์ 52/4 หมู่ 9 ต. ฉลอง อ. เมือง จ. ภูเก็ต. 83130 โทร +66 817970516

If you have any difficulties please call the below numbers: +66 (0) 899 096 959 (German/English) +66 (0) 817 970 516 (Thai/English)  

Finish point:

Anna’s Restaurant Koh Phi Phi Don

Phone: 085 923 2596 

Land transfers from and to the boat are not included, but we can organize it for you.

We tend to use the same vessel for the whole season however there could be times when we do need to swap boats due to maintenance issues.

For sailing trips the itinerary will be subject to change depending on weather conditions.

4 day 3 Night Phuket – Phi Phi island

Special information.

The beauty of sailing is that each day is unique and, while we have a destination to reach, if the weather changes or something takes the group’s fancy, we are flexible on the day’s itinerary. The itinerary is subject to change and may vary depending on weather and berth availability. Your skipper will make the final call to ensure your safety at all times.

Day 1 Phuket

Sa-wadee! Welcome to Phuket, arguably Thailand’s best known island and certainly it’s largest. Phuket is an island of modern pizzazz mixed with sunshine exotica. It has excellent beaches and a huge array of restaurants, hotels, bars and shopping, so consider arriving a couple of days early to check it out. Be ready to board and meet your skipper and other group members at 1pm then, after an orientation of the yacht, begin your journey across the Andaman Sea with a sail towards Ko Rang Yai Island. This the perfect place to ease into life on board. The boat will drop anchor in front of a private beach and there’ll be plenty of time for a dip in the water, a relaxing dinner on board and a beautiful sunset.

Accommodation

  • Overnight boat (1 night)

Meals Included

Day 2 phang nga bay.

Enjoy breakfast onboard then begin your exploration by cruising into the famous Phang Nga Bay, the stunning backdrop to many a film and perhaps one of Thailand’s most recognizable gems, a landscape of sheer limestone karsts that jut dramatically out of the green water. Explore the remote islands that dot the sea and enjoy lunch in Ko Roi, then head to Ko Phanak and grab a kayak to paddle through the bays and canyons, discovering inlets, caves, hidden lagoons and the local wildlife. Next up is an opportunity to explore the underwater world as you snorkel off the beach at Ko Pak Bia, then cruise through to an isolated spot in the bay’s north-east between Ko Klui and Ko Chang. Spend the evening slumped in a bean bag surrounded by turquoise blue water, and take a break from reading, eating and drinking to watch the sun dip beneath the waves.

Day 3 Ko Hong & Railey Beach

Halfway between the island of Ko Yao Noi and Krabi, Ko Hong is a true desert island destination, uninhabited except for gibbons, birds, and lizards, where two powdery white sand beaches line twin bays. The name translates to ‘Room’, and this might refer to the tranquil lagoon hidden inside the island. Here you’ll take out the dinghy or a kayak and explore the sea caves before stopping on the quintessential image of a tropical beach for swimming and snorkeling. Strap on a mask and mingle with a wealth of curious marine life, or perhaps chill out on deck with a good book and a bowl of fresh fruit. Your sailing day ends beachside in Railey, a paradise with sheer-sided limestone mountains around the beach. Take in a stunning sunset then have dinner ashore amid the cluster of lively restaurants and bars. Back on the boat you can choose to spend the final night of this fabulously relaxing Thailand sailing adventure sleeping out on the deck under the stars.

Day 4 Koh Phi Phi

Spend an early morning on Railey Beach (before everyone arrives), then sail through the Chicken Islands group to the most talked about place in Thailand – Ko Phi Phi. For many, this is the iconic image of the country – two islands connected by a great arc of pure white sand, striking limestone cliffs, and unbelievably inviting water. Travelers are drawn to the island thanks to its colorful marine life, shops, bars, restaurants and fire spectacles on the beach. Try to spot schools of brightly colored fish off the coast of Phi Phi before sailing on to Phi Phi Don, where you’ll dock by approximately 12 noon. This is where this Andaman seafaring odyssey comes to an end, and afterwards you’re free to explore all that Phi Phi has to offer or to continue your onward journey.

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  • The Ultimate 3 Day Phuket Itinerary for First-Timers

Patong Beach, Phuket

Phuket is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations in Thailand , and for good reason. This beautiful island boasts stunning beaches, lively nightlife, delicious local cuisine, and a wide range of activities to suit every traveler’s taste.

Although you can easily spend weeks in Phuket lying on the beautiful beaches and just enjoying the island life, if you have a tighter schedule, don’t worry! If you follow this 3 day Phuket itinerary, you will be able to visit the highlights of the island and get a taste of its unique culture.

As is often the case with Thailand’s southern hotspots, some of your time will be spent visiting neighboring islands. However, you’ll also want to make time for the beaches, scenery, and culture that Phuket has to offer.

For this Phuket itinerary, I’ve included a mix of both and combined some of my favorite sights and activities to tick off your bucket list during your 3 days in Phuket. Let’s get right into it!

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Are you planning a last-minute trip to Phuket?

If your trip is coming up soon and you still haven’t booked anything, we have you covered! Below you can find our top picks when it comes to hotels, tours, getting around, and more.

Best Tours and Experiences in Phuket

  • Maya, Phi Phi, and Bamboo Island with Buffet Lunch (must-have tour to the iconic Phi Phi Islands)
  • James Bond Island by Longtail Boat (most scenic tour in Phang Nga Bay)
  • Big Buddha, Wat Chalong and Phuket Town Guided Tour (explore Phuket’s cultural and religious landmarks)
  • Simon Cabaret Show Admission Ticket (unforgettable cabaret show experience)
  • Elephant Save & Care Program Tour (ethical elephant encounter)

What NOT to do: Please never ride elephants, go to tiger zoos, or visit any other attractions that exploit animals. Instead, opt for ethical animal sanctuaries like the Elephant Save & Care Program Tour listed above.

Best Places to Stay in Phuket

  • Keemala (ultimate luxury 5-star resort with unique treehouse villas)
  • Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (affordable luxury with direct beach access)
  • Mövenpick Myth Hotel Patong Phuket (stylish and modern mid-range hotel in the heart of Patong)
  • Andaman Beach Hotel Phuket (budget-friendly option close to Patong Beach)
  • The Memory at On On Hotel (affordable boutique hotel in Phuket Old Town)

If you’re planning to arrive by plane, book a private transfer ahead of time to avoid any hassle upon arrival. You can also rent a car or motorbike, but keep in mind that traffic can get quite hectic on the island.

Boats in Pileh Lagoon, Phi Phi Islands

Overview of Your 3 Day Phuket Itinerary

Breakdown of your 3 days in phuket.

  • Day 1: Phuket Island (Karon View Point, The Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, Old Phuket Town, Patong Beach, Simon Cabaret)
  • Day 2: Day trip to Phang Nga Bay (Wat Suwan Khuha Temple, Ko Thalu Ok, Koh Panyee, James Bond Island)
  • Day 3: Day trip to the Phi Phi Islands (Maya Bay, Pileh Lagoon, Viking Cave & Monkey Bay, Koh Phi Phi Don, Bamboo Island)

Map for your Phuket 3 day itinerary

Below you can find a customized map that includes all the locations you’re going to visit on this Phuket itinerary.

I marked your 3 days in Phuket with different colors – I used blue for the first, green for the second, and red for the third day, so you can easily see which places you’re going to visit each day.

How to use this map: This map is fully interactive, so you can move around, zoom in/zoom out, and click on the icons. If you want to see a larger map, click on the bracket in the upper right corner. To see more details and the different layers, click on the tab in the upper left corner. If you want to save it for later, click on the star icon next to the name of the map. Then simply open Google Maps either on your desktop or phone, go to ‘Saved’/’Maps’, and open the map whenever you need it.

Day 1: Phuket Island

The first day of your Phuket itinerary will be spent exploring the main island and its top attractions. Now, since it’s a very big island, getting from one place to another can take some time.

If you want ultimate freedom, you can rent a motorbike and explore the island at your own pace. However, seeing the crazy traffic in Phuket, I would only recommend this option for experienced riders.

You can find a lot of taxis on the island or you can also use Grab or Bolt (both are similar to Uber) for more affordable prices.

Another great option is to hire a private driver for the day or join a half-day tour , which works out cheaper than taking taxis between the sights. We opted for a private tour and it was definitely worth it!

Since it was only the two of us, it was a tad bit more expensive than the group tour but if you are traveling with a group of friends or family, this can be a more affordable and convenient option.

Aerial view of Patong Beach, Phuket

Karon View Point

The best way to kickstart your vacation is with a visit to one of my favorite vantage points on the island, which you’ll find in the southern half of Phuket.

Karon Viewpoint gets packed most evenings before sunset, which is why I’ve included it as the first stop on your 3 day Phuket itinerary in the hopes that you’ll beat most of the crowds.

If you have the energy for an early start, catching the sunrise here will be totally worth it.

The viewpoint offers panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and two of the most famous beaches nearby, and you can also spot the famous Big Buddha statue from here.

There is no admission fee to the viewpoint and there’s also a designated zone for drones if you want to capture some aerial shots.

Girl in pink skirt at the Karon View Point in Phuket, Thailand

The Big Buddha

No trip to Phuket is complete without visiting the famous Big Buddha. This 45-meter (148-foot) tall statue sits atop the Nakkerd Hills and can be seen from most of southern Phuket.

Depending on traffic, it’ll take you around 30 minutes to get here from the Karon Viewpoint. Again, the earlier you arrive here, the better, as it gets progressively busier as the day goes on.

After you’ve parked up, you’ll have just a 5-minute walk and a short staircase ahead of you to reach the base of the huge marble Buddha.

Big Buddha in Phuket, Thailand

More astounding views await you at the top, and you’ll be able to see unparalleled vistas of all of Phuket from here.

Entry is free, and if you don’t have the appropriate clothing, you’ll be able to purchase a sarong to cover your knees and a shawl for your shoulders near the entrance for 150 THB ($4.25) for both.

There are also lots of monkeys on the grounds, so keep an eye out and hold onto your belongings!

Panoramic view from the Big Buddha in Phuket, Thailand

Wat Chalong

Those cover-ups will come in handy for the next stop on your 3 day Phuket itinerary, Wat Chalong Temple. This stunning temple complex is less than a 20-minute drive from the Big Buddha.

Wat Chalong honestly blew me away, and it felt like every temple I saw inside was even more beautiful than the last. It’s hard to believe these temples have existed since the 19th century.

The complex is made up of several different buildings, each featuring ornate features like golden Buddhas, intricate carvings, fabulous architecture, and areas for making offerings. 

This is considered to be the most important temple complex in Phuket, and the history here is fascinating. Built to honor 2 Buddhist monks who led Phuket’s rebellion against China’s takeover of local mines, Wat Chalong Temple stands as a symbol of the determination of the Thai people.

There’s no entrance fee, though it’s recommended to make a small donation while you’re here.

Wat Chalong, Phuket

Phuket Old Town

Much less visited and incredibly underrated, Phuket Old Town turned out to be one of our favorite areas on the island.

Of course, Phuket’s gorgeous beaches are its most significant selling point, but this cute town is just as deserving of your time. 

The colorful European-style buildings, local markets, and informative museums of Phuket Town are just a 25-minute car journey from Wat Chalong. For authentic Thai food and quirky souvenirs, this spot should go right to the top of your list.

Ancient buildings in Sino-European style in Old Town Phuket

In Old Phuket Town, you can’t miss the stunning Ancient buildings in Sino-European style that Phuket is famous for. You also have to stop by Jui Tui Shrine and Saeng Tham Shrine, both of which are within walking distance from each other.

There are also lots of local markets to explore, where you’ll find the most delicious street food and hand-crafted goods. If you love history, head to the Thavorn Museum or the Thai Hua Museum for a glimpse into Phuket’s past.

Saeng Tham Shrine in Phuket Old Town

While walking around town, we spotted a huge line in front of Phuketique coffee shop and some deliciously looking photos of their signature Phuket-style French toasts.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to wait in line but as we kept seeing similar toasts at other cafes in Phuket Town, I was really tempted to try it so we ended up at ROOF Pudding and Cafe , another cute little cafe in town.

We tried their signature roof pudding caramel toast served with Hokkaido milk ice cream (I believe it’s really similar to the one at Phuketique) and their avocado toast with poached eggs. Both were delicious and I’m so glad we found this spot!

French toast at Roof Pudding and Cafe, Old Phuket Town

Patong Beach

Although most people associate Patong with late-night revelry, it has so much more to offer.

As one of the best beaches in Phuket, Patong is perfect for those looking for some fun in the sun and a vibrant atmosphere. It’s truly a tropical paradise with soft white sands, swinging palm trees, and crystal-clear waters.

Sun loungers and beach bars line the shore, and you can indulge in many water activities like parasailing, jet skiing, and banana boat rides.

Aerial view of Patong Beach, Phuket

Bangla Road is the beating heart of Patong and home to many nightclubs, bars, and markets. It’s a must-visit when in Phuket for its lively atmosphere and vibrant nightlife. Just make sure to watch your belongings and stay safe while enjoying the party scene.

You can also stroll around and shop at some of the night markets here, such as the Malin Plaza Night Market, where you can find great souvenirs and many food stalls with delicious local dishes.

Patong Beach is just a 25-minute drive from Phuket Town, making it the perfect spot to end your day exploring the island.

Colorful street in Patong Beach, Phuket

Simon Cabaret

An unmissable Phuket bucket list experience is a night at Simon Cabaret, which has to be the finest evening entertainment on the island.

In a country famous for its open-minded locals and ladyboy culture, cabaret shows are among the most popular nighttime activities here. Though there are many to choose from, Simon Cabaret in Patong is one of the most acclaimed shows out there.

Each show consists of glittering costumes, high-energy performances, traditional and modern music, and a bunch of themed acts over the course of an hour.

Typically there are three shows a night (6 pm, 7.30 pm, and 9 pm) at Simon Cabaret so you can easily make it part of your Phuket itinerary for the day. I recommend booking your tickets in advance as they tend to sell out during high season.

Simon Cabaret in Phuket, Thailand

Now, to be completely honest with you, I had mixed feelings about this show. On one hand, every song was playback and the performers just lip-synced (rather poorly sometimes), which was a bit disappointing.

However, the costumes, the makeup, and the overall vibe of the show were pretty impressive! So, I would say it’s still worth checking out if you’re in Phuket.

One thing you really need to pay attention to is that when the show ends, the performers will be waiting outside to take photos with the audience.

While it’s a fun opportunity, they will demand payment from you for each photo (usually around 100 THB/$3 US per performer) and they can be rather aggressive about it. So, be aware of this and only take photos with the performers if you’re comfortable paying for them.

Simon Cabaret in Phuket, Thailand

Day 2: Phang Nga Bay

For the second day of your 3 day Phuket itinerary, it’s time to leave the main island and take a day trip to some of the incredible nearby islands. Today, you will be visiting some of the best places in Phang Nga Bay, including James Bond Island and Koh Panyee.

There are numerous tour companies offering day trips to Phang Nga Bay, and most of them include lunch and hotel pick-up/drop-off.

We chose this James Bond Island by Longtail Boat Small Group Tour mainly because it was a small group tour (max 12 people) with a visit to Koh Panyee.

We really loved this tour and our tour guide was awesome! The tour started with a pick-up from our hotel in Patong Beach at 8 am and we were back by 5 pm.

It included transportation, a longtail boat ride through Phang Nga Bay, kayaking around Ko Thalu Ok, lunch at a local restaurant on Koh Panyee, and a stop at the famous James Bond Island.

James Bond Island, Thailand

Wat Suwan Khuha Temple

The first stop on the tour was Wat Suwan Khuha Temple, also known as the Monkey Cave Temple. As the name suggests, there are many monkeys living on the temple grounds, so be careful with your belongings!

The highlight of this temple is the reclining Buddha inside a cave. You can also light some incense and make a wish by the Buddha.

As with any religious site in Thailand, make sure you dress appropriately (covered shoulders and knees).

Entrance of the Monkey Cave Temple, Phuket

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

After the temple, we hopped on a longtail boat and headed out to Phang Nga Bay. The scenery here is absolutely stunning with towering limestone cliffs and emerald green waters.

Unfortunately, we didn’t have the best weather that day so I can only imagine how stunning it would be on a sunny day!

We made a stop at Ko Thalu Ok island where we switched from the longtail boat to kayaks.

Kayaking in Ko Thalu Ok, Thailand

To be honest, I was a bit afraid of this activity as we’ve never kayaked before, but luckily each kayak had a guide who did all the paddling while we just enjoyed the views and took photos.

This activity ended up being the highlight of our day! It was so peaceful and quiet as we paddled through the calm waters around the mangrove forests and we also went through some incredible caves.

Be sure to tip your kayak guide at the end of your trip as they work really hard to make sure you have an amazing experience.

Kayaking among the mangrove trees in Ko Thalu Ok, Thailand

Next up on our tour was a visit to Koh Panyee, also known as the floating village.

This is a unique community built entirely on stilts over the water and it’s home to around 1,500 people. The main industry here is fishing, and there are also a few small souvenir shops and restaurants.

We stopped here for lunch at a local restaurant and had some delicious traditional Thai food. After lunch, we had some time to explore the village before heading back to the mainland.

The floating village of Koh Panyee, Thailand

James Bond Island

And finally, the highlight of the tour – James Bond Island! This iconic island is famous for its appearance in the 1974 James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”.

It’s a must-visit for any 007 fan, and even if you’re not familiar with the movie, it’s still an impressive sight to see. Just be prepared for the insane crowds of tourists!

The best part about visiting James Bond Island is that you can walk around the island and take photos from different angles. We also had some time to relax on the beach and take a swim in the crystal clear waters before heading back to Phuket.

Overall, this tour was a fantastic way to explore Phang Nga Bay and visit some of its most famous spots. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Phuket for a day.

James Bond Island, Thailand

Day 3: Phi Phi Islands

It wouldn’t be right to come to Phuket and not take a day trip to the neighboring Phi Phi Islands, which are some of the most photographed and treasured places in the country.

As with Phang Nga Bay, there are many tour companies offering day trips to the Phi Phi Islands.

I recommend choosing this Maya, Phi Phi, and Bamboo Island with Buffet Lunch trip as it includes a visit to two of the Phi Phi Islands (Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Lee), Bamboo Island, a delicious buffet lunch, and hotel pick-up/drop-off.

Maya Bay at Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

The first stop on the tour is the iconic Maya Bay, which gained worldwide fame after being featured in the movie “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

In fact, it became so popular that it had to be temporarily closed in 2020 to allow the coral reefs and marine life to recover from excessive tourism. However, it has recently reopened with strict regulations in place for visitors.

You can no longer swim or snorkel in Maya Bay and you can only go knee-deep into the water. This may be disappointing to some, but it’s necessary to protect this beautiful place for future generations.

Girl at Maya Bay on the Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

I always worry that must-see spots like this won’t live up to the hype, but this beach was as magnificent as I’d hoped.

The limestone cliffs wrapping around the aquamarine waters make for a captivating sight, and the white sand is the softest I’ve ever encountered.

To be honest, the amount of crowds was a bit overwhelming but still, the beauty of this place is undeniable.

Please note that now you have to pay a 400 baht per adult national park fee to enter the beach.

Since it’s mandatory, I think it’s better to choose the tour option that already includes the fee but you can also just pay in cash to your guide the morning of your tour if you prefer.

The crowds at Maya Bay on Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Pileh Lagoon

Next up is the stunning Pileh Lagoon, a picturesque turquoise lagoon surrounded by sheer limestone cliffs.

Here, you can jump off the boat and swim in the crystal clear waters or just relax on board and take in the breathtaking views.

Unfortunately, the lagoon was so congested with boats and tourists that we couldn’t fully enjoy the experience.

It’s undoubtedly a beautiful spot, but the crowds took away from its tranquility and I honestly found it quite dangerous to jump into the crowded waters.

Boats in Pileh Lagoon, Phi Phi Islands

Viking Cave & Monkey Bay

After Pileh Lagoon, we made a stop at Viking Cave which is famous for its ancient paintings and the harvesting of bird’s nests. The cave itself isn’t open to visitors but it’s still an interesting sight from the boat.

We also briefly stopped by Monkey Bay, where you can spot wild monkeys playing on the shore. Some of them also jumped into the water and swam around, which was definitely something I hadn’t seen before!

Viking Cave, Phi Phi Islands

Koh Phi Phi Don

Our next stop was at the main island of Koh Phi Phi Don. This is the only inhabited island in the Phi Phi group and it’s a lively spot with lots of restaurants, bars, and shops.

First, we stopped a bit further away from the island to snorkel in the crystal clear waters and see some marine life. The water was amazing and we even saw a few schools of colorful fish!

After snorkeling, we headed to our lunch spot which was a delicious buffet at a beach-front restaurant. There were plenty of options for everyone, including vegetarian dishes.

After lunch, we had some free time to explore the area or just relax on the beach.

Ton Sai Beach, Koh Phi Phi Don

Bamboo Island

Finally, we made our way to the last stop of the tour – Bamboo Island. This tiny island is a paradise for beach lovers and is famous for its pristine white sand and crystal-clear waters.

As you have 1.5 hours here, you can spend your time swimming, snorkeling, or just relaxing on the beach. It was the perfect way to end the day, and I could have easily stayed here for a few more hours.

Overall, the Phi Phi Islands tour was a great way to see some of the most beautiful spots in Thailand. It’s definitely a must-do when visiting Phuket and I highly recommend booking this particular tour for a hassle-free experience.

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Where to stay in phuket .

As I’ve previously mentioned, Phuket is a pretty huge island, which has led to the development of a whole host of areas to cater to every kind of traveler.

What’s best for you will vary significantly depending on your travel style, so I’ve broken down a couple of popular spots to help you decide where to spend your 3 days in Phuket.

Patong is, without a doubt, the island’s liveliest and most visited town and the central tourist hub. Although it has a sprawling beach and some fantastic night markets, it’s primarily known for its wild nightlife. 

Many of the bustling bars are great spots for a night out, but you can also expect to see the seedier side of Phuket here, which is important to keep in mind.

Aerial view of Patong Beach, Phuket

I think Kata Beach is an excellent alternative to Patong. It’s only around 20 minutes further south and has a long list of hotels, eateries, and bars, but the vibe is much more welcoming to families. Kata gets some bonus points for its gorgeous beach, which offers a ton of watersports.

North of Patong is a much more laidback area called Kamala, which is ideal for anyone who’d rather have a relaxed beach retreat without the crowds and loud music of the busier areas. For families with young kids and couples, it doesn’t get much better than Kamala.

If you’re in a rush, here are my top hotel recommendations for different budgets.

  • Luxury: Keemala – Between the thatched roof villas, jungle setting, and exceptional service, I could rave about Keemala all day. This five-star resort is situated in Kamala and has a plethora of amenities for the most luxurious stay.
  • Mid-range: Mövenpick Myth Hotel Patong Phuket – For glamorous rooms, a convenient location, and the most spectacular pool in all of Phuket, Mövenpick Myth Hotel in Patong is your top choice. This resort offers the finest services at very reasonable prices. We stayed here during our 3 days in Phuket and absolutely loved it!
  • Budget: Andaman Beach Hotel Phuket – A stone’s throw from Patong Beach is Andaman Beach Hotel. This four-star property is comprised of elegant rooms and suites, a top-notch onsite restaurant, and an expansive swimming pool.

The pool at Mövenpick Myth Hotel Patong Phuket

How to get to Phuket

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and therefore it’s very easy to reach. Phuket International Airport is located in the north of the island, which is around an hour from most of the main resort towns like Patong and Kata. 

There are a few different ways to get here, but booking a private transfer is the best and most convenient option. A driver will be waiting for you at the airport when you land, and they’ll take you straight to your hotel – no stress involved!

Alternatively, you can also get a taxi from the airport, but make sure to agree on a price before getting in.

Some taxis may try to overcharge tourists, so it might be a better option to use Grab or Bolt, ride-hailing apps that are popular in Thailand.

Best time to visit Phuket

Phuket’s high season runs from November until March when the temperatures are warm, humidity is relatively low, and the rain has started to ease up.

The desirable weather during these months easily makes it the best time to visit Phuket, and you’ll be able to look forward to temperatures of around 26°C (79°F), increasing up to 34°C (93°F) as the peak season comes to a close in late March.

As these months bring the best weather, and Phuket is one of Thailand’s most visited destinations, you’d be correct in thinking that the island can get pretty crowded at this time of year.

Although we visited at the end of November, we still had a pretty mixed experience with the weather.

We had plenty of sunny days, but there was also a lot of rain and stormy weather, so it might be a safer bet to visit in December or January to guarantee the best weather.

Wat Chalong, Phuket

How to get around Phuket

Phuket is a very tourist-friendly island, so you won’t be short of transport options no matter where you find yourself.

For a local experience, you have to take a songtaew, akin to a local or public taxi, or a tuk-tuk at least once during your stay. Songtaews are usually cheaper but may take longer, as everyone on board tells the driver where they’re going before hopping on.

Taxis are also available but are more expensive than songtaews. You can also use ridesharing apps like Grab or Bolt, but prices may vary depending on demand and traffic.

Street in Old Town Phuket

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Featured cruise deals, cruising guide, why take a cruise vacation.

If you have a place on your bucket list, chances are, a cruise will get you there – provided the destination is along a coastline or inland waterway. Cruises cover the world, taking millions of passengers each year to regions such as the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Alaska, Europe, the Mediterranean and even Antarctica. Cruising offers a tremendous value, with trips that include your lodging, meals and entertainment – all rolled into one. Some luxury cruise lines even offer fully inclusive vacations, which cover drinks and tours ashore. And best of all, cruising means seeing the world conveniently after unpacking only once.

Cruises also provide a wonderful option for families, with many ships offering things like waterslides, mini-golf courses and fun clubs for kids, tweens and teens. While most are free, nursery programs can cost extra. Planning is easy: Pick your destination and the right ship (and line) for your travel style. The cruise line makes it simple, offering packages to help you save on extras like alcohol, shore tours or even airfare.

Travelers say they choose to cruise because cruising often costs less per night when compared with land vacations at a hotel, where they'll have to book -- and pay for -- every extra.

What are Tips for Finding Cheap Cruises?

If you're a flexible traveler, you'll have a better chance of finding cheap cruises. Take a cruise that doesn't sail over the summer or holidays, when prices are highest. Book an inside cabin, or take your chances with a "guarantee cabin," ideal for passengers who aren't picky about their stateroom location but really want the lowest price available. Book cabins on lower decks, which often come with lower prices than those rooms on higher floors – that is staterooms over suites.

Cruise brands such as Carnival Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International offer rates that might drop as low as $75 per person per night -- and sometimes even lower.

If you want a real bargain, consider a transatlantic or repositioning cruise. These cruises are one-way or open-jaw trips, that start in one port and finish at another. You can score a deal sailing from Florida to Europe, for example, or even from New York to Florida. Just be aware, you'll probably have to pay a bit more for airfare to return.

What are Tips to Finding Last-Minute Cruise Deals?

While being flexible date wise will always get you the best last-minute cruise deals, it's particularly helpful if you live near a cruise port and can quickly drive there. That way you'll probably be able to jump on those deals that might pop up just a week or two before the ship is scheduled to sail.

Or if you don't have flexibility with either departure dates or embarkation locations, be willing to compromise on exact destinations. This will allow you to find a wider range of last-minute deals traveling to locations in their off-season or so-called shoulder season.

Do plenty of research and know what your ideal cruise is and costs on average, so both are already on your radar. When you see it drop, pounce! (Many cruise lines update pricing several times per day, so preparation is crucial.)

Best cruises in 2024

There's truly a cruise style and ship for everyone, and that has never been more the case than in 2024, as vessels continue to come in an array of sizes – from riverboats and expedition vessels to the largest-ever mega ships. And it's not an exaggeration to say some are loaded with so many activities that you couldn't possibly enjoy them all in a single sailing.

Families will find plenty of options and activities onboard big ships, which have transformed cruising, making the vessels as exciting as the destinations themselves. The Caribbean is always a great option for families, offering lots of sunshine, great beaches and culture. Alaska, famous for its incredible vistas and abundant wildlife, is also a solid family cruise option. Consider cruise brands such as Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises and even Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Line for a great multi-generational voyage.

Or on the smaller side, by comparison, river cruising remains a hot ticket item this year, with exciting routes that send eager guests down the Danube or Rhine rivers in Europe or to lesser-frequented locations, like the Mekong River in Cambodia or Vietnam, or soon the Magdalena River in Colombia. Popular river cruises embark in timeless cities like Amsterdam, Budapest and Lisbon. River cruise lines to consider encompass Viking, AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Cruises, Tauck, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and Riverside Luxury Cruises, as well as American Cruise Lines for a domestic alternative.

If you're an adventurer at heart, an expedition cruise might be best for you. These voyages, often onboard small ships (only a few hundred passengers tops), offer an intimate experience that brings passengers right up next to glaciers, whales, penguins and iguanas. Ships visit tiny spots all over the world – from pole to pole – including the Arctic, Alaska, Australia, Greenland, the Galapagos and, of course, Antarctica. Passengers will spend their time zodiacing, kayaking, hiking, biking and exploring with expert guides and knowledgeable naturalists. Expedition travelers love cruise lines such as Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, UnCruise Adventures, Silversea, HX (formerly Hurtigruten Expeditions), Ponant and Quark Expeditions, as well as an ever-expanding list that now even extends to Seabourn and Viking.

But for the most decadent form of travel, luxury cruises offer all-inclusive experiences onboard small to median-sized ships (usually under a thousand passengers) with perks like butlers, high-end amenities and personalized, intuitive service, not to mention the finest dining at sea. Ships often feature luxury touches like marble and crystal decor, intimate spaces and beautiful spas. Because luxury ships tend to be on the smaller size, they can often reach off-the-beaten-path destinations bigger ships simply cannot access -- ports like St. Tropez or Guadeloupe. If you're looking for a luxury cruise, consider Crystal, Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea, Explora Journeys, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and upcoming Four Seasons Yachts.

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How to find a cruise excursion you’ll actually enjoy

Ben Souza has had some unforgettable shore excursions. On a cruise from Singapore to Thailand , he and his wife visited an elephant sanctuary, a high point in their dozen years of cruising. On a Caribbean voyage, he booked a tranquil day at a Bahamas resort. The property turned out to be ratty, with a trash-filled pool and a mediocre beach.

Unlike the animal encounter in Phuket, he wishes he could wipe that outing from his memory.

“If I had been on my own private tour, I could have left and went to a better place to relax,” said Souza, the editor of Cruise Fever who has sailed on 75 ships with 18 cruise lines.

For passengers, the land is as important as the sea. Many travelers choose a voyage based on the ports. However, because shore time is limited, they must be savvy when planning their excursions.

The most convenient option is to sign up for an outing through the cruise ship. The cruise line makes the arrangements and vets the operators, which is especially important in destinations with safety concerns. Onboard credits apply to excursions. In the event of a cancellation or disruption, the cruise line will issue a refund. Most important, the captain will always wait for tour groups to return, even if they arrive past the scheduled departure time.

“Some guests value having the cruise line handle everything,” said Michael Consoli, who owns a travel agency that specializes in cruises. “So they just have to leave their house and come home.”

Booking an excursion with the cruise line comes with disadvantages. If the trip requires a minimum number of guests, the ship will cancel outings that do not meet its quota. Alternately, if too many people sign up, you may feel like a lost lamb in a flock. On a recent Royal Caribbean excursion in St. Kitts, we waited in a broiling parking lot while the guide tried to find us a spot on the packed tour bus. He finally plopped us down on a hard jump seat that blocked the exit.

Excursions organized by cruise lines can also feel like a highly touristy way to see a port destination. During our trip aboard the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise , shore excursions ranged from a $59-per-person beach day, including chair and umbrella reservations, to ethically questionable wildlife experiences like an “Up-Close Encounter” with dolphins.

The cost is also higher than booking with a third-party operator, because cruise lines place a premium on extras. Independent travelers can save 25 to 40 percent on tours they plan themselves, according to Souza. On a Hawaii cruise, he arranged an island adventure that was nearly identical to one offered by the ship, except for the price.

“We all ended up on the same river cruise together. The only difference was we took different buses to get there and everyone who booked through the cruise line paid double,” he said.

Organizing your own excursions has additional benefits, such as greater flexibility, smaller group size, a wider variety of activities and a more personalized experience.

“If you want a truly unique experience while traveling,” said Souza, who organized a side trip to Capri for an upcoming Princess cruise that stops in Naples, “sometimes you just have to do your own thing.”

For advice on planning shore excursions, we spoke with cruising experts and tapped into our own seafaring adventures. Here are our top tips.

1. Book excursions as early as possible

Cruise lines open up reservations weeks or months before the ship’s departure date. Consoli said excursions sell out on luxury cruises that offer free shore activities, such as Regent Seven Seas and Silver Sea. The limited spots also fill up on mega cruise ships with thousands of passengers, such as Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas .

“When you have a ship with 7,000 passengers, it’s going to be harder to get excursions,” he said.

If you change your mind, you can often cancel without penalty, depending on the ship.

You should also plan ahead if you are booking with a local outfitter. Tours and guides can be hard to come by on busy cruise days or during peak travel periods.

2. Stick with cruise lines on complicated outings

When deciding between a ship’s excursion and your own, consider the complexity of the outing. If the adventure involves several modes of transportation or long distances, signing up with the cruise line is the safer bet. On the other hand, if the excursion is close by and straightforward, you can easily make your own arrangements.

“If I was going to Cozumel and I wanted to do the pyramids or ruins on the mainland, I would book a tour through the cruise line because you’re leaving the island and you want to make sure you get back on time,” said Doug Parker, guest host of Cruise News Today . “But in Nassau, where I can see the ships from most places on the island, I would … do something on my own.”

In some countries that require tourist visas, only passengers who are touring with a licensed operator can disembark without the document. Souza discovered this arrangement on a Mediterranean cruise that stopped in Algeria and Tunisia. Consoli said China recently introduced similar restrictions.

3. Research tour options before the cruise

Part of the appeal of cruising is that the company oversees every detail. However, you should still read reviews of excursions posted on Cruise Critic , Tripadvisor or reputable cruise blogs to guide your decisions.

If you strike out on your own, carefully research the guides and operators in your destination, including the ones who solicit business inside the cruise terminal. Check their credentials and ask to see pertinent licenses.

Many cruisers use the same outfitters as landlubbers, such as Viator and Tours by Locals . Shore Excursions is also popular. You may also be able to find your own activities like cooking classes and food tours on Airbnb Experiences .

Parker said some excursions, such as hop-on/hop-off buses, are a set price, regardless of whether you book through the ship or the outfitter. However, if the purveyor has an online promotion, you might save a sliver of money.

If you book your cruise with a travel agency, the agent can also arrange private shore excursions. In addition to overseeing the planning, the adviser provides a safety net and can reschedule or cancel the tour on your behalf. Consoli said some planners, such as himself, do not charge for this service; they earn their commission through the cruise line and tour operators.

4. Look outside the terminal for better prices

Tour operators, rental agencies and taxi drivers hike up prices in cruise terminals. For lower rates, venture a short distance away from the disembarkation point.

If you take a cab to an attraction where taxis seem scarce, arrange a pickup time. Ilana Schattauer, who blogs at Life Well Cruised , recommends hiring the driver for the entire excursion.

“If I was doing something that was a little bit off the beaten path or if I wanted to go to a more secluded beach, I would have the driver stay with me,” she said. “Or I would book a tour where the tour guide and driver stay there.”

During our Margaritaville at Sea sailing, we used Google Maps to find a scooter rental company in Grand Bahama. Around 9 p.m. we called Bullseye Car Rental , a local agency with strong reviews. Despite the late time, owner Raymond Bowe answered on the second ring. He knew our cruise schedule, offered to pick us up and drop us off from port, and gave us clear instructions for where to find him when we docked. The total for the day’s rental: $49, including transfer and helmets — about half the cost of taking the cheapest shore excursion from the cruise line.

5. Ask locals what to do, eat and drink

If you haven’t planned your off-ship day down to the minute, talk to taxi drivers, shop keepers and other locals to get tips. Crew members, who are often familiar with the ports, also are great resources.

In Grand Bahama, Bowe was an invaluable source of intel for how to spend our day. We’d made no plans and instead took Bowe’s suggestions for beaches and restaurants.

That’s how we ended up at Bernie’s Tiki Hu t , where lunch for two — Bahama Mama cocktails and a fresh lobster tail fried on the spot — cost $35. We ate on the beach in front of the tiki shack, then swam in the sea before driving down to Terry’s Conch Salad Stand . Owner Terry Pratt showed us the process of breaking a live conch out of its shell and preparing it into a Bahamian ceviche. It was $11 for a bowl and far better than anything we ate on the ship.

6. Give yourself at least an hour for the return

If you have ever left an airport during a long layover, this rule will sound familiar: Don’t cut it close . Give yourself an hour or two before final boarding time.

“If the ship is sailing at 4, I try to be back at 3,” Parker said.

Schattauer reminds cruisers that in some destinations, such as Caribbean islands, the small roads can get congested, especially when passengers are returning to the ships around the same time. She said a few years ago, she rode a shuttle to Magens Bay on St. Thomas. The trip to the beach was a quick 15 to 20 minutes. The return took an hour longer. Because she gave herself a two-hour buffer, she arrived at the terminal before the ship sailed off.

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The Ultimate Phuket 3 days itinerary | Culture, fun and island hopping

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Phuket is one of the top tourist destinations in Thailand, and exploring it is an absolute must. We have put together the best Phuket 3 days itinerary , covering all the top things to do, places to see, and where to eat and stay.

During our time in Phuket, we completely fell in love with the place, whether it was the delicious food, picturesque beaches, colonial architecture, or the incredible mixed views to explore.

Spending three days in Phuket will allow you to experience the beauty and charm of the island. You can either stay in the old town or explore the tropical beaches. Beyond the usual Patong and Kuta beaches, there are several other hidden gems to discover. Without further ado, our ultimate three-day Phuket itinerary will take you straight to the point.

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The Best Phuket 3 day itinerary

Day 1 | elephant sanctuary and old phuket town.

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Day 2 | Sightseeing and beaches

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Day 3 | Island hopping and snorkelling

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Day 1 in Phuket | Elephant Sanctuary and Old Phuket town

Morning | elephant sanctuary.

The concept of Elephant Sanctuary has evolved over the years. While visiting Thailand, you may come across different sites called “ Elephant Sanctuary ” but do not treat the Elephants well. Therefore, being mindful when booking a day out with Elephants is crucial.

The Elephant Sanctuary in Phuket provides a safe environment for retired and abused elephants. The sanctuary offers both medical care and rehabilitation for the animals. Visitors can observe the elephants, interact with them, and admire them in their natural habitat.

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AFTERNOON | Phuket Old Town

We had a wonderful time strolling around the charming old town of Phuket. The town is considered one of the best locations for Phuket Instagram spots . During the stroll, you will encounter various colourful houses, cafes, impressive temples, and great shops. Exploring the Old Town thoroughly takes about a couple of hours, and we assure you that you will enjoy every moment of it.

Don’t forget to visit two of the most remarkable Buddhist temples in the Old Town – Wat Wichit Sangkaram and Wat Mongkhon Nimit. These temples are truly unique and definitely worth a visit!

SUNSET SPOT | Patong Beach 

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to admire a beautiful sunset on the beach, Patong Beach in Phuket is one of the most famous beaches. As the sun sets over the ocean, any spot along the beach will provide a fantastic view. Sunset time is usually around 6:30 PM, which is an ideal time to relax and enjoy the beach.

However, it can get quite hot sometimes, making it difficult to enjoy the experience fully. So, grab a refreshing coconut or a cold beer and maximise your time at Patong Beach during sunset.

EVENING | Cabaret Show

We had a fun night watching a cabaret show when we were in Chiang Mai with our friends. We couldn’t miss the opportunity to see the famous Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket .

Even if it’s your first time, you can still enjoy the show as much as we did. You can purchase tickets with different packages available depending on your preference, and it’s definitely worth the price. The show runs at 6 PM, 7:30 PM, and 9 PM, so you can decide whether to watch it before or after dinner.

NIGHT OUT | Bangla Walking Street 

After enjoying a fabulous cabaret show, it’s time to experience the vibrant nightlife of Phuket. Bangla Road, the Khao San Road of Phuket, is an ordinary street during the day, but it transforms entirely at night. It’s the place that never sleeps, offering numerous party places, live music, and bars that stay open till late.

Bangla Road is the heart of Phuket’s nightlife and a must-visit for anyone looking to have a good time. From 6 PM, the road becomes entirely pedestrian, and the real fun begins. So, grab a drink or two or even more and have the time of your life!

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SUNRISE SPOT | Big Buddha and Wat Chalong Temple

Waking up early in the morning and exploring a still-sleeping city can be a truly magical experience. To make the most of your Phuket itinerary, set your alarm for sunrise and head to the Big Buddha, one of the city’s most breathtaking and Instagram-worthy locations . From there, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of Phuket that is simply stunning.

Visiting the Big Buddha early in the morning means you’ll have everything to yourself. It opens at 6 AM and closes at 6:30 PM. Although it is also fantastic for sunset, we found 6 AM was the best time to go. At that time, hardly anyone was around, only a few locals, and it was just perfect.

Constructed in 2004, the Big Buddha statue is the third tallest statue in Thailand and should definitely be included in your 3-day Phuket itinerary. As you make your way to the Big Buddha, stop at Wat Chalong temple, one of the most religious sites in Phuket. You will be amazed to see the intricate details of this incredible temple, which is a must-see attraction in Phuket.

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MORNING | Freedom Beach

After an early morning start, take some time to unwind and enjoy the tranquillity. Grab a scooter and head to Freedom Beach, a hidden paradise that requires a bit of a hike. While the path is well-designed, there are some challenging parts due to the rocky terrain.

Although it’s a 500m drop, once you arrive at the beach, you’ll be amazed by its beauty. Take a few hours to sunbathe and swim at Freedom Beach , allowing yourself to recharge before moving to another nearby beach. If you prefer not to hike, rent a kayak on the other side and paddle for about half an hour to reach Freedom Beach.

AFTERNOON | Kata and Kata Noi Beach

On your way, grab some lunch and head to the beautiful Kata Noi beach on the west coast of Phuket. Known for its picturesque and tranquil atmosphere, this beach and Freedom Beach is one of our favourites.

Don’t forget to grab a refreshing coconut and enjoy the crystal clear water and white sandy beach. Spending a few hours here before sunset is one of the best ways to relax and unwind.

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SUNSET SPOT | Karon Viewpoint or Promthep cape

Watching a lovely sunset in Phuket is an experience like no other. There are numerous stunning locations to choose from for this activity. Karon Viewpoint and Promthep Cape are both great options. Karon’s viewpoint is one of the most famous ones in Phuket, and during sunset time, you might find a few people there trying to catch the sunset.

The view from there is incredible, and it’s no wonder it’s so popular. Additionally, you can travel down to the Promthep Cape, which is only 10 minutes away from the viewpoint by scooter. We prefer the Promthep Cape as the view is unique and breathtaking.

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EVENING | Kata Night Market

It doesn’t matter which location you pick to watch the sunset in Thailand; within 20 minutes on a scooter, you can reach the Kata Night Market for dinner and evening entertainment. Night markets are a must-visit in Thailand, as they offer various delicious local Thai food.

The Kata Night Market is open every Tuesday and Friday, allowing visitors to indulge in street food, shop for cute souvenirs, and enjoy refreshing drinks. If your Phuket itinerary does not include these days, you can still explore the area and find plenty of great places to grab a bite.

Day 3 in Phuket | Island Hopping and Snorkelling

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MORNING | Maya Bay

If you’re planning a Phuket 3 days itinerary , we strongly recommend including island hopping in your plans. You’ll need a whole day to explore the best islands around Phuket.

And if you’re in Phuket, you can’t leave without visiting the famous Maya Bay. This beautiful island was one of the filming locations for Di Caprio’s movie “ The Beach ” and is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand.

You can book a tour that includes Maya Bay and Phi Phi Island , which was completely shut down in 2020 to allow the local corals and fish to recover. Although swimming is prohibited, you can still enjoy the beautiful sandy beach that feels like flour. If you’re looking for a smaller group , we recommend a tour with no more than 20 people. We did this tour and loved it!

ADMISSION FEE | 400 THB per adults, £9.53 – 200 THB children, £4.77

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AFTERNOON | Phi Phi Island 

If you’re looking for a great destination, Phi Phi Island is a must-visit. Along with Maya Bay, the island is one of the region’s most famous and visited places.

We highly recommend a day trip from Phuket to explore and snorkel around the archipelago, surrounded by tropical fish in every colour.

One of the highlights of our 3-day itinerary in Phuke t was visiting Chicken Island, where we spotted a colony of Nemos (also known as Clownfish). It was indeed an amazing experience which we will never forget.

SUNSET | James Bond Island 

If you’re a fan of James Bond movies, you shouldn’t miss visiting James Bond Island, also known as Khoa Phing Kan, when in Phuket. This island was featured in the 1974 movie “ The Man with the Golden Gun ” and has since become a popular tourist spot. There are plenty of tours available on GetYourGuide and Viator that can take you there.

By booking in advance , you can get the best deal. I highly recommend the luxury sunset cruise from Phuket to James Bond Island, which my friends and I enjoyed immensely. You can check the availability of this tour and others by clicking here .

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EVENING | Chillva Night Market

After a day of island hopping, there’s no better way to end it than by visiting the Chillva night market. This market is one of the coolest on the island, as it has a great atmosphere, lively music, retail stands and a hipster vibe.

You can indulge in local street food and make the most of your last night in Phuket. The market is open from Thursday to Saturday, 5 PM to 11 PM. So, if you want to end your day on a high note, visit the Chillva market.

Best places to eat in Phuket

When we travel, we enjoy discovering affordable places to eat. Phuket boasts various restaurants and dining options, but we have identified the following as our favourites. You can check out our reel for a sneak peek of these places.

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Cha Kang Way

During our Phuket 3 days trip , we found the best place for noodle soup that you can customise with your preferred toppings. We loved it so much that we visited the place eight times.

Not only is it affordable, but the taste is also exceptional. Although they also serve rice, we highly recommend their delicious noodle soup. You can even check out our Instagram reel to see how much we enjoyed the food.

AVERAGE PRICE | 150 THB – £3.59 (Based on 2px)

Steak Tonight 2

If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves delicious steak at an affordable price, look no further than Steak Tonight 2 . This eatery is famous among the locals for its variety of mouth-watering steaks.

We tried the bacon and cheese steak, and it was simply amazing. They offer different plates to choose from, so make sure you visit this place at least once. However, it’s better to go there earlier, around 7 or 7.30 PM, as it tends to be crowded with locals.

AVERAGE PRICE | 210 THB – £5 (Based on 2px)

Pad Thai Phanhin

I highly recommend trying the Pad Thai at this restaurant in town. It’s only 50 baht and definitely worth it. They specialise in Pad Thai and offer vegetarian, chicken, shrimp, or a combination of chicken and shrimp.

The taste is exceptional, and it’s a must-try for Pad Thai lovers. Don’t miss out on this gem!

AVERAGE PRICE | 50 THB – £1.19

Marni Pizza

Marni Pizza is a good option if you’re looking for a different taste, but it may not be the best restaurant if you’re on a budget. We had a delicious pizza with burrata and were impressed by the freshness of the ingredients and the perfect dough.

Despite being picky about pizza, we found this one of the best we have tried in Asia so far.

AVERAGE PRICE | 860 THB – £20 (Based on 2px)

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Is Phuket worth visiting?

Yes, absolutely! Phuket is worth visiting , and there should be no doubts about it. During your Phuket itinerary, you will discover many incredible places, taste the best food, and experience the incredible nightlife.

If it’s your first time in Thailand , Phuket is a great destination to start from. We absolutely loved it; we originally planned to stay for a short period but stayed for 2 weeks instead .

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How to get to Phuket?

Phuket is easily accessible, being well-connected to the rest of Thailand. The island has a busy International Airport in the northern part, serving as the main gateway.

Phuket International Airport is the primary airport serving Phuket, offering flights from all major cities in Asia , Europe , and the Middle East . You can choose from famous companies such as Thai Airways, Emirates, AirAsia, and Jetstar when booking your flight.

There are various ways to reach Phuket from Thailand and other countries. Buses and minivans are available from nearby cities and towns, including Bangkok and Krabi.

After spending a few days there, you can also take longtail boats or ferries from the unique dreamy islands, such as Phi Phi or the rugged Koh Lanta . Venture further in the Jungle and explore Khao Sok, stay overnight in a floating bungalow on Cheow Lan Lake and enjoy nature.

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Walk / public transport.

We found Phuket to be an easily walkable destination compared to other places in Thailand. If you’re staying in the Old Town , getting around is hassle-free.

Alternatively, you can use the public blue, pink, and yellow buses to explore distant locations. For instance, public buses are available at the old town bus station in Phuket to take you to the other side of the island, where all the beaches are located.

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SCOOTER RENTAL

If you’re looking for a convenient and efficient way to get around Phuket, renting a scooter is one of the best options. However, driving in a foreign country can be daunting, so ensure you feel comfortable before renting one.

There are plenty of rental shops in Phuket, but it’s essential to find a reputable one that offers reasonable prices. Remember that prices can vary significantly, so it’s worth shopping around. The cheapest rental we found was 300 THB, which cost £7 per day.

Although this is still affordable, it’s relatively expensive compared to other destinations in Thailand. To avoid any issues with the police, ensure you have an international driving license before renting a scooter.

Remember that the police are known to stop tourists frequently, and the fine for driving without a license can be as much as 1000 THB (£23) . During our Phuket trip, we were stopped five times, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

TAXI / GRAB

One of the most convenient ways to get around Phuket is by taxi or Grab. If it’s your first time in Phuket, download the Grab app , which is similar to Uber and available in various Asian countries.

If you travel with your family, renting a car and exploring Phuket can be a great option. We saw many families driving around with a rented car as it’s a convenient way to transport multiple passengers. You can easily rent a car with an airport pick-up service available here.

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The best time to visit Phuket is between November and February because the weather is usually sunny and dry. Although we visited Phuket in January and experienced a few rainy days, overall, our Phuket itinerary went perfectly, and we enjoyed the hot weather.

However, it is worth noting that the wet season in Phuket is between May and October. Therefore, when planning a three-day itinerary in Phuket, consider these months.

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3 Day in Phuket itinerary final thoughts

If you’re looking for a great destination for a short getaway, Phuket is an excellent choice. It offers a wide range of attractions, places to see, and beaches to explore, making it the perfect place to spend a 3-day trip.

Phuket has something for everyone, whether you’re travelling solo, with friends, family, or a partner. You’re sure to have an amazing time exploring all that this island offers. So, if you’re planning a trip to Thailand , pack your bags and book your next flight to Phuket!

Q&A Phuket 3 days itinerary

Is 3 days in phuket enough.

The time you should spend in Phuket depends on your itinerary and what you want to see. We suggest spending at least one week there to explore the island fully. However, even if you only have three days, you can still visit some of the most important sights and best beaches.

How many days in Phuket is enough?

If you’re wondering how long to stay in Phuket, 5 days are sufficient to cover all the top activities and attractions. However, if you wish to have a more comprehensive experience and explore all of Phuket’s offers, we recommend planning for 7 days.

Is Krabi or Phuket better?

We found Phuket to be more enjoyable than Krabi, although Krabi is also a lovely place to visit. Phuket offers a wide variety of incredible activities and things to do, and it serves as an ideal base for planning your day trips to the surrounding islands. However, we still recommend spending a few days in Krabi to appreciate its beauty fully.

Is Phuket cheaper than Bali?

During our travels in Southeast Asia, we found Thailand to be slightly cheaper than other destinations. However, we noticed that the cost of living in Northern Thailand is significantly lower compared to the South. In terms of transportation, Bali turned out to be cheaper than Phuket. We spent 350 baht (£8.48) per day in Phuket, which is more expensive than Bali. Although Phuket might be cheaper than Bali regarding accommodation and eating out, it ultimately depends on the specific location.

Which month is best for Phuket?

The optimal time to visit Phuket is from November to February. The temperature is not too hot during this period, and the days are mostly sunny and dry. However, it’s always good to be prepared for some rain as there can be occasional cloudy and heavy rain during this time. I visited in January and experienced a few days of heavy rain.

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The allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944, commonly known as D-day, was an enormously significant moment in the history of the second world war.

Commanded by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, D-day began the liberation from Nazi rule of France (followed in turn by the rest of western Europe). This fact, together with the sheer scale and drama of the event itself, has made it a persistent subject of commemoration, as this year’s 80th-anniversary events will again make apparent.

D-day has also drawn the attention of numerous filmmakers over the years. Here are ten of the best D-day films, each suggestive of the invasion’s prominent place in international memory.

1. True Glory (1945)

All the nations involved in the second world war produced propaganda. True Glory is a notable example of the approach adopted by the western allies.

A combined Anglo-American endeavour (much like D-day itself), the film – which was released shortly after the war ended – is introduced by General Eisenhower and was the 1945 winner of the Academy Award for best documentary feature. It starts with the D-day landings in Normandy and then follows the march of the allied army through Europe.

Read more: The military power, economics and strategy that led to D-Day

2. Breakthrough (1950)

The war film emerged as a popular genre in postwar Hollywood with several notable features produced in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Breakthrough is one example. It follows a newly graduated infantry officer, Lieutenant Joe Mallory (played by John Agar), as he leads an experienced platoon of the 1st Infantry Division, an American unit that played a central role in the D-day landings at Omaha Beach .

3. D-Day: The Sixth of June (1956)

This film put D-day in its very title. Based on a book by Canadian writer Lionel Shapiro, at its centre is a love triangle involving a British officer (Lieutenant Colonel Wynter, played by Richard Todd), an American officer (Captain Brad Parker, played by Robert Taylor) and a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (Valerie Russell, played by Dana Wynter).

The American and Briton are both members of Special Force Six, a fictional Anglo-American unit with a key role in the Normandy landings. But they are also in competition for the heart of Russell. Is the success of D-day compromised by jealousy or distrust? Watch it and find out.

4. The Longest Day (1962)

Until the release in 1998 of Saving Private Ryan, The Longest Day was for many years the D-day film. Based on a book by Cornelius Ryan and featuring a who’s who of contemporary movie celebrities (including Richard Burton, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery and John Wayne), the scope of the film – which focuses specifically on June 6 itself – is almost as vast as the original D-day operation.

Keep an eye out for Richard Todd, here in his second D-day film. Todd was a real-life D-day veteran, who parachuted into Normandy on June 6. He plays Major John Howard, who led the famous British glider assault on the bridges over the Caen Canal and Orne River.

5. Overlord (1975)

Taking its name from the official military designation for the Battle for Normandy, Operation Overlord, this is a rather unusual and enigmatic film.

Directed by Stuart Cooper, it follows a young man named Tom (Brian Stirner) from civilian life, to joining up, to D-day. But this is no celebration of martial heroics; it is a sad and sombre tale that lingers on loss.

6. Big Red One (1980)

Drawing on the real war experiences of its director, Samuel Fuller, this film is focused on the same formation as Breakthrough – the 1st Infantry Division (the insignia of which is a “big red one”).

It follows a grizzled veteran played by Lee Marvin as he leads his squad of soldiers from North Africa, to Sicily, to Normandy and on into Germany. Among their number is a young private played by Mark Hamill, then at the height of his Star Wars fame.

7. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Perhaps the most well-known D-day film of the modern era, this Stephen Spielberg production stars Tom Hanks as a US Army Ranger on a special mission. He is to rescue a paratrooper, the eponymous Private Ryan (Matt Damon), given a ticket home by the army top brass after the death in action of his three brothers.

Celebrated on its release for the visceral violence of its opening scenes, the film won a best director Oscar for Spielberg.

8. Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)

The figure of General Eisenhower has featured in several D-day films. As overall commander of the operation, it was Eisenhower – or Ike, as he was known – who had ultimate responsibility for deciding when the assault on Normandy would begin.

The discussions that surrounded this decision feature prominently in The Longest Day, but this made-for-television American film puts Ike’s burden at its very centre.

9. Les Femmes De L’Ombre Female Agents

D-day films have tended to be very male-centric, giving relatively little space to the contributions made to the success of the landings by women.

Read more: 70 years after D-Day, women of the French Resistance are finally being recognised

This French film flips this on its head and focuses on the invaluable role played in the allied war effort by those women who served in the Special Operations Executive, a secretive espionage and sabotage unit. It follows five female agents as they help prepare the ground in Normandy for D-day.

10. The Great Escaper (2023)

Starring Michael Caine in his final film role, this production is based on the real tale of Royal Navy veteran Bernard Jordan who famously broke out of his care home in June 2014 to attend the 70th anniversary D-day commemorations in Normandy.

Interestingly, another film released the very same year and starring Pierce Brosnan, The Last Rifleman, was also inspired by “Bernie’s” great escape.

Read more: The Great Escaper: Michael Caine's final film is Britain's answer to Saving Private Ryan

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The Alternative to Huge Cruises? 3 Masts, 28 Sails and Wind Power.

We checked out the 136-passenger Sea Cloud Spirit on a Mediterranean cruise. In this era of gargantuan ships, its elegant clipper design, wooden decks and relatively small size stands out.

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From the bridge of the three-masted windjammer, the Sea Cloud Spirit , the captain called out the words we’d all been waiting for.

“Let’s set the sails!” he cried, after turning off the engines, while maneuvering to maintain an optimum angle for his 18 deckhands to climb into the shrouds and unfurl the ship’s 44,132 square feet of sails by hand.

Like acrobats, the crew scurried up the masts to the upper topgallant sails that rose nearly 200 feet above us. The ship’s captain, Vukota Stojanovic, later insisted that none of it was for show. “Whenever there is an opportunity to sail, we sail,” he said.

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For the next hour, the crew hauled the ropes until the 28 sails were billowing in the wind, propelling the 452-foot-long ship — the world’s largest passenger sailing vessel on which the sails are raised by hand — toward its first port of call, Portofino, Italy.

At a time when cruise lines are packing their ever-more-gargantuan ships with water parks and basketball courts, the 136-passenger Sea Cloud Spirit, with its old-fashioned clipper design and wooden decks, stands out. It is the newest ship from the Hamburg-based Sea Cloud Cruises , and while it is the company’s biggest, Sea Cloud said it wanted to leave space for passengers to connect to the surrounding elements.

“Wherever you are on the ship, it feels like you are sitting on the water,” said Amelia Dominick, 71, a retired real estate agent from Cologne, Germany, who was on her third cruise onboard the Sea Cloud Spirit.

I had arrived for a four-night “taster sailing” from Nice, France, to the Ligurian region of Italy, designed to entice passengers to sign up for a longer cruise. Here’s what I found.

The ship and cabins

The Spirit has many comforts and luxuries, including a fitness center, library, hair salon and a spa with a Finnish sauna that overlooks the sea. The deck layouts are spacious, with nooks carved out for privacy and relaxation.

Sixty-nine spacious cabins have windows that open onto the sea. My room, a junior suite on the third deck, had two large arched windows, mahogany tables, a balcony and a comfortable couch and armchair. The marble bathroom was lavish, with a gold-plated sink and large jetted bathtub.

The elegant interior design is inspired by the original Sea Cloud, built in 1931 for Marjorie Merriweather Post, the American heiress of the General Foods Corporation, with glossy wooden panels and gold trimmings. The Sea Cloud was the largest private sailing yacht in the world before Post handed it over to the U.S. Navy for use as a weather-reporting vessel during World War II. The four-mast, 64-passenger ship has since been restored to its former glory and will sail across the Aegean and Adriatic this summer.

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The experience felt authentic — even before the sails were set — with a detailed safety drill. On most cruises, the drill entails a safety video and signing in at an assembly point. But here, passengers put on their life jackets and walked through emergency scenarios that included rationing food supplies and fishing from the lifeboat.

Each day, the sails were set, even during heavy rain and wind speeds over 30 knots. Guests wanting to participate in the rigging are usually invited to do so, but the weather conditions made it too risky for this sailing.

“It was amazing to watch the work go into putting the sails up and down and to experience the wind power pulling the ship so fast without the engines,” said Malte Rahnenfuehrer, a 50-year-old psychologist from Zurich, who was traveling with his partner and two children.

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The captain

It is rare for cruise passengers to see the ship’s captain after the initial welcome drinks or gala dinner. But Capt. Vukota Stojanovic was omnipresent throughout the cruise, from setting sails to lifeguarding to mingling with guests.

Originally from Montenegro, Captain Stojanovic piloted container ships for years. When he was asked to consider helming the original Sea Cloud nearly 10 years ago, he hesitated because he had no experience sailing. Even after he learned the ropes — and there are 340 ropes (known as running rigging) on the vessel — he was unsure. “I grew to love the sailings, the boats, the crew the lifestyle, but I still felt I belonged on container ships,” he said. “It would be a big adjustment, especially because I would have to shave every day,” he joked.

Eventually, he accepted the opportunity and worked tirelessly to learn how to sail and operate the ship. Today, he keeps an “open bridge” policy, allowing passengers to visit the control room, even when he is wrestling with the wind.

“The crew and the passengers are all part of the experience, and I like to meet people and receive their feedback,” Captain Stojanovic said.

Environment

Sea Cloud Cruises aspires to take a “gentle” approach, using wind power to drive its ships wherever possible, even if that means changing course for optimal weather conditions. When sailing is not possible, the Spirit has two diesel-electric engines that run on low-sulfur marine diesel fuel. The company is also working with ports that have shore power capabilities to plug into the local electric power.

Onboard, there is an emphasis on reusable bottles and paper straws, and crew members separate solid waste to be compacted and removed when in port.

Excursions and Activities

We made stops in Portofino, San Remo, Italy, and St.-Tropez, France, anchoring offshore and getting to land by tender — a contrast to the big cruise ships with their loud horns and thick plumes of exhaust spewing from their funnels.

For passengers wanting to take a dip (there is no pool), the crew marked an area in the water with floats and an inflatable slide. The water was frigid, but many passengers took the plunge from the swimming deck. Guests could also take “Zodiac Safaris” around the ship to get views of the vessel from the water.

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Excursions ranged from food and wine tours to e-biking and beach trips. In Portofino, passengers were free to explore the sights independently, including the Castello Brown Fortress and the lighthouse on Punta del Capo rock. There was ample time to eat meals on shore as the ship did not depart until 11 p.m. Over the summer, the Sea Cloud Spirit will sail to Spain, Portugal, France and the Azores, among other destinations. On Nov. 11, she will depart for St. Maarten in the Caribbean for the winter.

Wherever the vessel goes, said Mirell Reyes, president of Sea Cloud Cruise for North America, the company tries to “stay away from the crowds and ports where big cruise ships spit out 6,000 passengers.”

Summer prices, which include food and beverages, range from $3,995 for a four-night sailing in a superior cabin to $9,420 for a veranda suite. Seven-night sailings cost between $6,995 and $16,495.

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  1. 3-5 Day Cruises to Phuket

    Lowest pricing is based on our 3rd party pricing supplier and valid as of June 5th, 2024. Looking for 3 day cruises to Phuket? Get the latest 3 day Phuket cruise deals on Cruise Critic. Find and ...

  2. 3 to 5 Day Phuket Cruises

    4 Night Cruise to Asia. View 10 deals and more information. 306. Sailing Date: 12/24/2024. Anthem of the Seas. Departs: Singapore. Ports (2): Penang, Phuket…. Prices are cruise only, per person, double occupancy, and are provided by our partners. Taxes, fees and port expenses are not included.

  3. Cruises to Phuket, Thailand

    Cruise to Phuket, Thailand and start your day by diving right in — literally — at Kata Noi Beach, a smaller, more secluded spot where you can soak in the sun and sand and unwind. Then, head to the nearby Karon Viewpoint for unparalleled views of the Andaman Sea and the area's lush mountainous landscape. In town, see the Big Buddha of Phuket ...

  4. 3 to 5 Day Phuket Cruises

    Find cheap 3-5 day cruises to Phuket on Tripadvisor. Search for great cruise deals and compare prices to help you plan your next 3-5 day Phuket cruise vacation.

  5. THE BEST 3 Day Cruises to Phuket (Prices & Itineraries) on Cruise Critic

    Looking for 3 day cruises to Phuket? Get the latest 3 day Phuket cruise deals on Cruise Critic. Find and plan your next 3 day cruise to Phuket with cabin price comparison and variety of dates to choose from.

  6. 3 Days Itinerary in Phuket ☀️ What to Do in Phuket in 3 Days?

    DAY 3: North Phuket and Phuket Town. What makes Phuket so attractive is the vast amount of things to see and do. Not many places are blessed with such an array of attractions. You can explore the northern beaches of Phuket in the morning and visit Phuket Town in the afternoon, or do the opposite.

  7. THE TOP 10 Phuket Day Cruises (UPDATED 2024)

    A: The best Day Cruises in Phuket according to Viator travelers are: Phi Phi Islands Adventure Day Trip with Seaview Lunch by V.Marine. Luxury Boat to James Bond Islands with Lunch and Sunset Dinner. Jame Bond, Panyee Island, Hong Island and Naka Island by Speedboat From Phuket.

  8. Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi: 4-Day Cruise with Room and Board 2024

    Cruise to Krabi and Phi Phi islands on a three-day excursion filled with tranquil moments, picturesque views, and aquatic fun. On board the boat, enjoy three meals a day, access to snorkeling equipment, complimentary beer and wine, and free massages. This is a great way to enjoy Thailand at a gentle pace while spending quality time with family and friends.

  9. Genting Dream 3-Nights Phuket Cruise (Halal/Muslim-Friendly)

    Genting Dream 3-Nights Phuket Cruise (Halal/Muslim-Friendly) Come onboard Resorts World Cruises (an 18-deck Genting Dream cruise ship!), and pick from a combination of destinations you love! Here you'll find everything from world-class entertainment to spas, boutiques, and bespoke experiences - delivered with heartfelt Asian hospitality. You'll enjoy your favourite foods from around Asia ...

  10. THE TOP 10 Day Cruises in Phuket (w/Prices)

    1649. Take in the highlights of Phang Nga Bay on this action-packed full-day cruise from Phuket. Paddle around Panak and Hong islands on a canoe; admire the natural wonders of James Bond Island; take a swim at Lawa Island; and tuck into a delicious lunch onboard. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

  11. Discovery Cruise 3 Day / 2 Night

    Three-day Two-Night discovery cruise to Phang nga, Krabi, Railay, Chicken, Bamboo, Phi Phi, Maya Bay, The Beach, James Bond, swim, snorkle, fish ... decided to pop a Phuket Island Lager, my new found love. "Hey, I think I can live with this," I heard my negative self whispered as Jim Jam started cruising north towards our first ...

  12. 3 Days in Phuket: Suggested Itineraries & Tour Packages

    3 Days in Phuket - Itinerary 2: Get off the beaten track ... its natural beauty is fascinating! Sail on clear waters by boat, kayak or cruise ship, and discover the over-water village of Koh Panyee. A day in the heart of nature, invigorating and relaxing both to discover Phuket as you have never seen. Option 2: Phi Phi Islands ...

  13. 3 Day Private Yacht Charter Phuket to Lanta Island

    Day 1. Depart from Phuket or Krabi and head to the famous Phi Phi Islands, the first stop on your 3-day private yacht charter Phuket to Lanta. Start with the scenic Phi Phi Leh Island with its dramatic cliffs and tiny bays. Visit Maya Bay, Pileh Lagoon, and Loh Samah Bay, the island's hidden treasures. Then cruise to Bamboo Island whose ...

  14. Package: 3 Days 2 Nights in Phuket (Special Moment)

    3 Days 2 Night Phuket Simple but great : 3 Days 2 Nights Full Option in Phuket : 3 Days 2 Night the Grand 5 Star : 3 Days 2 Night beyond Excursion : 3 Days 2 Night Special thai package : 3 Days 2 Over Water, On Tree Top Khaosok Forest : 3 Days 2 Nights Lanta Island : 3 Days 2 Nights Nakornsri-Thammarat : 3 Days 2 Nights Premium Holiday : Krabi ...

  15. Cabin Cruise 4 Days/ 3 Nights

    Accommodation: This trip is accommodated on board a 58 foot, twin-hulled sailing catamaran. Our boat is equipped with 1 x twin-share, 2 x double-share and 2 x quad-share cabins each with en-suite bathrooms and fans. ***Please note if you are a couple and book into a quad cabin you will be split by gender into a male share and female share cabin.

  16. The Ultimate 3 Day Phuket Itinerary for First-Timers

    Day 2: Phang Nga Bay. For the second day of your 3 day Phuket itinerary, it's time to leave the main island and take a day trip to some of the incredible nearby islands. Today, you will be visiting some of the best places in Phang Nga Bay, including James Bond Island and Koh Panyee.

  17. Sun & Sunset Dinner Cruise

    Spend the afternoon exploring the turquoise water surrounding Phuket on a versatile cruise that offers everything from an afternoon packed with activities to a relaxing day sunbathing on the boat. Perfect for travelers who want to experience a cruise without committing to a multiday trip, this cruise includes all the adventure equipment you need, plus a sunset dinner, drinks, and snacks.

  18. 4 Days 3 Nights Yacht Charter Itinerary ⋆ With Sailing Phuket

    Phuket - Koh Phi Phi. Boarding Time: 12 noon. Sail Time: up to 5 hours. From Chalong Bay to Koh Phi Phi, expect up to 5 hours sail time. Arrive in the world-famous Maya Bay and take in the stunning scenery made famous in the 2000 Blockbuster Movie 'The Beach'. Arrival here is timed perfectly, miss the hordes of tourists and enjoy the ...

  19. Special Offers & Travel Deals

    Get the most out of your next hotel or resort stay with travel offers and packages from Marriott Bonvoy.

  20. Genting Dream Cruise Ship

    Discover Resorts World Cruises flagship, Genting Dream. Explore our luxurious array of cuisines, entertainment and staterooms for your next perfect vacation. Select Language. English; ... Max Occupancy 3-4 Deck 8/9/10/11/12/13/15 1 Queen-Size Bed + 1 Single Sofa Bed / 1 Queen-Size Bed + 1 Single Sofa Bed + 1 Pullman Bed. Oceanview Stateroom ...

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    Find cheap cruise prices on Tripadvisor for your next cruise vacation. Search over 300,000+ cruises to discover a cruise for you - from ocean and luxury to river and adventure. ... (Many cruise lines update pricing several times per day, so preparation is crucial.) Best cruises in 2024.

  22. How to find a cruise excursion you'll actually enjoy

    The total for the day's rental: $49, including transfer and helmets — about half the cost of taking the cheapest shore excursion from the cruise line. 5. Ask locals what to do, eat and drink

  23. Ultimate Phuket 3 Days Itinerary: Beaches And Hidden Gems

    Phuket is one of the top tourist destinations in Thailand, and exploring it is an absolute must. We have put together the best Phuket 3 days itinerary, covering all the top things to do, places to see, and where to eat and stay.. During our time in Phuket, we completely fell in love with the place, whether it was the delicious food, picturesque beaches, colonial architecture, or the incredible ...

  24. Ten classic films about D-day, recommended by a war historian

    3. D-Day: The Sixth of June (1956) This film put D-day in its very title. Based on a book by Canadian writer Lionel Shapiro, at its centre is a love triangle involving a British officer ...

  25. THE TOP 10 Thailand Multi-day Cruises (UPDATED 2024)

    The best Multi-day Cruises in Thailand according to Viator travelers are: Luxury Boat to James Bond Islands with Lunch and Sunset Dinner. Angthong Marine Park Semi-Private Sunset Tour. Royal Princess Dinner Cruise: Bangkok Chao Phraya River. Phi Phi Island To Phuket By Phi Phi Cruiser. Nagi of Mekong cruise.

  26. The Alternative to Huge Cruises? 3 Masts, 28 Sails and Wind Power

    Three-Year Cruise, Unraveled: The Life at Sea cruise was supposed to be the ultimate bucket-list experience: 382 port calls over 1,095 days. Here's why those who signed up are seeking fraud ...

  27. Princess Expands 2025-26 Japan & Southeast Asia Cruise Season

    rincess Cruises has announced an extension of its Japan itineraries for the 2025-26 season. ... 10-day "Kyushu & Korea" cruise, ... Thailand & Vietnam" cruise, which also includes calls to Phuket ...

  28. Phuket Koh Hey Sunset Dinner Catamaran Trip 2024

    Coral Island Sunset Cruise by Catamaran. 14. from $72.56. Phuket, Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast. Hype Full day Phuket 's Catamaran Experience. from $334.89. Likely to Sell Out. Phuket, Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast. Lobster Yacht Phuket.

  29. Princess Cruises Announces Extended 2025-26 Japan & Southeast Asia

    14-day Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam cruise, which also includes calls to Phuket, Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) and Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) 16-day Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam departure which also ...