Best Time To Visit: November to May offer good sailing, with cool and dry conditions until February, and hotter weather through to May.
Key Cruising Areas: Perfectly situated for a Southeast Asia cruise, Phuket could be a starting point to explore the popular coast and islands of Thailand and Malaysia or continue further into Indonesia for endless sailing options.
Don’t Miss: Thailand is synonymous with night markets, and the Phuket markets are an amazing experience. Here you can find everything from fresh tropical fruits and delicious food, to electronics and clothes. The bustle and noise of the markets are an exciting way to delve into the culture of the country, taste some delicacies – try the fried crickets – or find a unique souvenir to treasure.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: The delicious Thai cuisine combined with outstanding luxury resorts means that fine dining in Phuket is world-class. One of the best known is the Blue Elephant, where Chef Khun Noroor Somany Steppe takes you on a culinary tour through the ages of Thailand with his tasting menu. For something a little different, try a cooking class at the restaurant and take home some of his secrets.