Phuket

 

EXPLORING PHUKET

Phuket is widely considered one of the world's most attractive and appealing holiday destinations. The island's rugged coastline, delightful beaches and refined hospitality choices make for a multifarious vacation experience, with a full suite of sights and services to more than match visitors' vast array of tastes and expectations. The island's traditional origins as a Chinese fishing enclave means visitors can easily combine cultural visits with nature based activities such as snorkelling, diving and kayaking. Food lovers enjoy a truly global menu, while Phuket's vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene creates a fun, beach party atmosphere with options for revellers of all ages and budgets.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

Considering a villa holiday in Phuket?  Here's some useful information to get you started on your vacation planning.

Location:

  • Island off the southwest coast of Thailand with no provincial borders. Close to Phang Nga and Krabi provinces. Water borders:  Andaman Sea.

Passport and Visa Information

  • Citizens of US, UK, and EU countries may enter Thailand without a visa for a period of 30 days. For updates and visa requirement information for other countries, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs site (www.mfa.go.th).

Currency

  • Thai Baht (THB)
  • USD1:THB30
    EUR1: THB43
    GBP1:THB49
    (for exchange rate updates check on www.xe.com)

Official Language(s)

  • Thai

Climate:

  • Hot and humid year-round, with a dry season from November to April; rainy season from May to October.

Quick Facts:

  • International Tourist Arrivals: 1.68 million (2010)
  • Provincial Capital: Phuket Town
  • Country / Area Calling Code(s): +66 / (0)76
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
  • Type(s) of plug / socket:  mainly A, B, C

Destination Information

  • Tourism Authority of Thailand (www.tourismthailand.org)

 

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Now that you've decided on your destination, here are some pointers on how you can get to your Phuket villa.

Airport Info

  • Phuket International Airport (HKT). Depending on your point of origin, may include a connection in Bangkok.

Other Means of Arrival

  • Car or bus via Phang-Nga province over the Thao Thepkassatri Bridge that connects Phuket to the mainland
  • Ferry from Krabi province or speedboat from nearby islands

Approximate (Scheduled Flight) Travel Time from:

  • Los Angeles:  19hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • New York:  22hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • London:  14hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • Moscow:  12hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • Shanghai:  4hr 50min direct
  • Sydney:  12hr+ depending on connecting layover

 

 

 

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