Things to do in
Phuket City

Come for the island's beaches and jungle, stay for the capital's colorful Old Town and flourishing food scene.

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Our most recommended things to do in Phuket City

Phuket: Simon Cabaret Show Admission Ticket

1. Phuket: Simon Cabaret Show Admission Ticket

Get set for a glamorous night at the vibrant Simon Cabaret Show. Spend 1 hour and 15 minutes watching a wide variety of acts played out by men dressed as beautiful women. Sit back and marvel at the elaborate backdrops with performers dressed in flamboyant, glittering costumes. Enjoy performances featuring tribal themes with dancers in ornate, feathered headdresses before a quick stage change transports you to a completely different scene. Travel through history as performers in colorful Korean costumes do elegant fan dances before transitioning to modern, Thai-style performances featuring powerful vocals.

Ferry Transfer Phuket To/From Phi Phi

2. Ferry Transfer Phuket To/From Phi Phi

Take the worry out of your transfer between Koh Phi Phi and Phuket with an open ticket for any time slot available with a ferry that takes you across the Andaman Sea.  If you are in Phuket, you can access the meeting point at Rassada Habour 30 minutes before the departure or select the option to be picked up from Patong, Kata, Karon, or the Phuket City area. Sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the views of Thailand's beautiful seaside. After the boat journey, get ready to begin your perfect holiday on the beautiful island. One-way ticket or roundtrip ticket are available for purschase and are open ticket for any time slot.

Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

3. Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

After your hotel pickup set off for the pier at Ao Por Pier, where your luxury boat will depart. Begin your Phang Nga Bay luxury cruise in style and comfort with a delicious buffet lunch served on board. Admire the spectacular limestone scenery along the coast as you savor a wide array of international cuisine ranging from sushi to local dishes.  Next, explore the sea caves by kayaking to Hong Island, where you can discover many lost worlds inside the caves. Marvel at the beautiful limestone walls covered in greenery and the open-sky cavern ceilings. After kayaking, spend some time relaxing, swimming or lounging on a water hammock at Yai Island.  Then, arrive at Phing Kan Island, the centerpiece of Phang Nga National Park, to admire its amazing leaning vertical rocks. This island is also known as James Bond Island - and you may recognize it from the movie, 'The Man with the Golden Gun'.  Cruise back towards the Marina as you enjoy a buffet dinner during a stunning panoramic sunset. Get amazing views of the evening sun setting over the water from the cruise ship - a truly unmissable experience.Aarrive back a the Yacht Haven Marina and be transferred back to your hotel.

From Phuket: Maya Bay, Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands with Lunch

4. From Phuket: Maya Bay, Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands with Lunch

Discover the natural wonders on the Phi Phi Islands on this boat tour from Phuket. Snorkel through colorful marine life at Bamboo Island and Maya Bay. Enjoy the stunning limestone formations at the Viking Cave and the turquoise waters of the Pileh Lagoon.  Following pick-up in a minivan, head to the marina. There, listen to your guide as they give you a brief introduction to your day. Take in the scenery in style as you whizz to Bamboo Island on a speedboat. Stop to swim in the clear blue waters, snorkel to discover the amazing underwater world or take a walk on the white beach. Visit Yong Kasem, also known as Monkey Beach. There, continue your snorkeling experience, exploring the stunning coral reefs. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, travel to Phi Phi Island to discover the unique Viking Cave. Admire the breathtaking turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon and swim in the amazing natural pool surrounded by cliff formations. Stop at Maya Bay, famous for the movie The Beach, and enjoy the local white sand beach. At 5:30 PM, return to the marine for a transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.

Phuket: Half-Day City Highlights and Viewpoints Group Tour

5. Phuket: Half-Day City Highlights and Viewpoints Group Tour

Discover the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout Phuket on this half-day small-group tour and learn about the history of Phuket whilst becoming acquainted with the local food. Your tour starts with pickup in the main lobby of your hotel, from where you will journey to the most popular sites in Phuket. Your first stop will be to Phuket Old Town, where you can enjoy this historical sight with a professional guide as you get to know Phuket's local food. You can snap pictures and explore the colorful Sino-Portuguese style architecture, such as the former Charter Standard Bank building and vibrant street art along Thalang Road. Your next stop will be to the Chalong Temple, where you can see the glistering pagoda and wax model of "Cham Abbot", who is highly respected by the people of Phuket. Many Thais come for paying respect to the abbot for good fortune in their lives. Continuing on your tour, you will visit one of Phuket's iconic landmarks on top of the Nakkerd Hills. The Big Buddha was built as a symbol of peace and unity of the Phuket people, and you will be able to see the majestic 45-meter high white marble Marnwichai style statue up-close whilst enjoying the view of both Chalong Bay and Kata Bay. Finally, you will visit a wind power energy plant situated near the Promthep Cape which is renowned for its stunning views. You will then continue to the last highlight of admiring the Karon view point on the west coast of Phuket. Don't miss the opportunity to take pictures of the view of several bays, the green mountain and the emerald sea with its turquoise water before heading back to your accommodation.

Phuket: Half Day Easy Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

6. Phuket: Half Day Easy Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

Take part in a half–day cooking class in a local kitchen, after you explore the local market to select your ingredients. Choose from 2 half–day classes: a the morning class starting at 9:30 AM or an afternoon class starting at 2:30 PM. For a more flexible menu, choose the Special Sunday class. See below for a sample of your menu: Monday: in the morning class, enjoy tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and mango sticky rice. In the afternoon class, prepare chicken satay, tom kha kai, phad see-ew, and mango sticky rice. Tuesday: the morning class will prepare fish cake, papaya salad, panang curry, and deep fried banana. In the afternoon, prepare tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and deep fried banana. Wednesday: in the morning, cook tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and banana in coconut milk. In the afternoon, cook fried chicken cashew nut, tom kha kai, fried basil leaves,  and banana in coconut milk. Thursday: the morning menu includes spring rolls, paneang curry, tom kha kai, and mango sticky rice. The afternoon class will prepare tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and mango sticky rice. Friday: join the morning class to prepare tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and deep fried banana. Choose an afternoon class for fried chicken in oyster sauce, spring roll, tom kha kai, and deep fried banana. Saturday: In the morning class, cook massaman curry, spring rolls, tom yam kung, and banana in coconut milk. In the afternoon, prepare red curry, larb, tom kah kai, and banana in coconut milk. Special Sundays: Choose 3 Thai main course dishes and a Thai dessert. 

From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

7. From Phuket: James Bond Island Excursion by Longtail Boat

First, you will get picked up from your hotel. Start this full-day tour visiting the famous Monkey Cave of Wat Suwan Kuha. Discover the many interconnected caves in the mountain and admire the gold reclining Buddha image at the temple. Explore the magical mangrove forest of Ao Phang Nga National Park by long-tail boat. Stop at a fishing village on Pan Yee Island to enjoy a tasty lunch before seeing James Bond Island, where the blockbuster movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, was filmed. Continue to Khao Phing Kan to see the stunning limestone karst formations. Experience the area’s beauty by sea canoe, paddling around Talu Island before returning to the pier. To ensure your safety, your expert guide will paddle the canoe for you, as the waters in this area can be difficult for paddling. 

Phuket: Banana Beach and Sunset Cruise by Catamaran

8. Phuket: Banana Beach and Sunset Cruise by Catamaran

Take a fun and relaxing trip to Banana Beach, one of Phuket's most stunning beaches with white powder sand and azure water. Take advantage of the many facilities available including numerous water sports activities and a zipline. Begin with pickup from your hotel then transfer to Chalong Pier to board your catamaran to Banana Beach. Once there, relax and unwind at the beach club with a live DJ and diverse food and drinks available to purchase. Have a go at kayaking, parasailing, banana boating, and more. Later, depart from Banana Beach and head toward Promthep Cave to watch the sunset. Make a toast to the end of the day with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance with your loved ones, and pose for the professional photographer to take home memories with you.

Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

9. Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

Are you ready to explore why Phuket is often considered one of Thailand's top foodie hotspots? Greet your guide in the cool of the morning at 10:00am outside the city's famous central market and begin your walking tour weaving your way through the streets passing a glorious Chinese temple en route to try a Phuketian classic snack of spiced rice cooked in banana leaves. Back down at the market, your guide will take you to a hidden little teashop which serves the local Burmese working community. Here, you'll try Burmese curries, crispy samosas and other delights accompanied by naans freshly cooked in their wood-fired oven and washed down with sweet tea. Just down the road is a fine outdoor fresh fruit and vegetable market where your guide will explain the ingredients that go into Thai cuisine and sample exotic fruits, juices, and other tasty morsels like deep-fried coconut balls and prawns cooked in banana leaves. Continue on your culinary adventure by working your way over a bowl of rich Hokkien noodles with a pair of chopsticks (don't worry, cutlery's available too) from a little restaurant that's been serving up the good stuff for decades. Don't worry, it's not over yet. Your guide will take you to a local indoor market famed for its fresh spring rolls filled with cured pork and topped with sweet sauce and pickles and coconut pork skewers served with rich peanut satay and zingy ajat cucumber relish. It's unthinkable not to visit Phuket Old Town without delving into the sweets. Your guide will take you for a particularly special Phuket-style crepe cooked over fiery coals, a refreshing and vivid iced dessert and finishing on sweet milky tea and flaky rotis at a joint that's been knocking them out for years. Return back to the central market where the tour ends. You'll return back to your hotel with a deeper understanding of Phuketian cuisine. Be warned, the food on the rest of your vacation will now solely disappoint.

Phuket: Monkey Cave, Water Rafting, Zipline & ATV with lunch

10. Phuket: Monkey Cave, Water Rafting, Zipline & ATV with lunch

Begin your full-day program with a 1.5-hour drive to the adventure site. The first stop is the Monkey Cave at Suwan Kuha Temple. Inside the temple is a 15-meter-long reclining Buddha image. White water rafting is next on the itinerary. Experience a thrilling adventure on a 5-kilometer-long course. Then, head to the zip line site for the thrill of zipping along the treetops, 1 zipline (150 meters long), before taking a break for lunch at the camp.* If you add the ATV option, you will also enjoy a thrilling 30 minute ATV ride.

Frequently asked questions about Phuket City

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Planning Your Visit

  • When should I go?

    Anytime except September and October, as this is monsoon season and may cause travel difficulties and uncertainties.

  • Do I need to wear any special clothes for temples?

    Make sure your shorts or pants cover your knees, and don't wear a sleeveless shirt - if in doubt, bring a scarf. You should also keep talking to a minimum in holy places.

Good to know

  • Language
    Thai
  • Currency
    Thai baht (฿)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
  • Country Code
    +66
  • Best time to visit
    The high season goes from November to April, with hordes of tourists visiting and driving up prices. If you want to avoid the crowds, consider June through August, the least wet months of the low season.

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What people are saying about Phuket City

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,938 reviews

It was absolutely amazing! I am even gluten free (intolerant not celiac) and they were able to tell me the few things I couldn’t eat and make a few things with different noodles for me. The guide was so funny and welcoming. I learned so much about all The different types of Thai food, got to taste them and learned about the culture. Definitely would do it again

Coco and the whole team were amazing, the day was such a treat for all concerned, the travel, the food, the attractions were all great, quality of everything was not spared and the individual kayaking of every small group of 2-3 people to the caves were exemplary, Thank you!!!

Amazing guide with perfect english. The quality of the boat was excellent and is a real High-speed. All very well organised and the buffet restaurant is placed in a hotel with swimming pool all included in the price. The islands are like a real movie.

Great from start to finish, professional and helpful staff before during and after activity, would definitely recommend this tour group. Our tour guide “Goodies” was great fun and really brightened up the tour.

It was one of the best memories i will never forget! Feeding ,taking a mud bath with them was unforgettable!