Fringed by dripping jungle, Freedom Beach is one of Phuket’s best-kept secrets. This 300-metre sprawl of sand is fronted by calm ocean, and visitors will be impressed by its beautiful isolation as well as its great swimming conditions. Previously, a lack of accessibility kept it free from hordes of tourists, and, although that’s slowly changing, Freedom Beach still boasts an air of exclusivity. Relax on sun-drenched shore with a drink from the nearby beverage store, or try your hand at snorkelling in the bay’s tranquil waters.
The throbbing heart of Phuket’s nightlife, Bangla Road is a seething morass of wide-eyed tourists, street vendors and partygoers, all washed in a palette of neon light. Move between jam-packed night clubs, beer bars, go-go dancing venues and discotheques while sipping on a Bintang beer, or visit Soi Patong and fill up on delicious street food. If you’re after an unforgettable evening experience, you can’t go past Bangla Road.
If you’re the type of person who loves to zip through the sky 40 metres above a jungle, Flying Hanuman in Kathu is the right place for you. Eco-friendly and well executed, Flying Hanuman explores the jungle in an aerial way and offers a chance to discover Phuket’s rainforest canopy from a truly unique angle.
PHUKET FANTASEA SHOW
A holiday paradise like Phuket wouldn’t be complete without at least one theme park, and Phuket FantaSea is that place. Pairing modern special effects with Thailand’s cultural heritage, this incredible show brings together a dizzying combination of human performers, elephants, tigers, goats, chickens and pigeons to celebrate the wonder of Phuket. Afterwards, stop at the Festival Village Shopping Street or dine at the Golden Kinnaree Buffet Restaurant.
This beautiful little waterfall is a far cry from the spectacular displays of white-foam water most people expect, but its unique character and charm have made it a local favourite. Multiple drop pools come together to form an intriguing natural attraction that’s particularly lovely during the rainy season, and children often enjoy playing in the waterfall’s naturally-created ponds. Afterwards, visit the nearby Pai Lin (Blue Sapphire Restaurant) for a delicious, traditional Thai meal.
With a sandy beach and wild nightlife, Patong is a place to relax and play. Explore a diverse range of taverns, go-go bars, nightclubs, massage parlours and cabarets, or simply absorb the swirling chaos of the streets and sate yourself at one the many restaurants dotting the area.
MOOK TALAY RESTAURANT
Mook Talay Restaurant is renowned for its delicious fresh ingredients and diverse blend of well-known international and local favourite dishes. The extensive wine cellar ensures the perfect accompaniment to the gourmet dining.
Alfa Club and Restaurant is located at the Hotel Club House on the second floor. Alfa is a place to meet, enjoy the sunset and dinner with your family and friends, boasting Phuket’s best view of the Patong skyline, with indoor and outdoor terrace seating, a fully stocked wine cellar and a wide range of cocktails and food.