5 Unique Things to Do in Phuket For a Memorable Experience
When you think of Phuket, the first thing that should pop in your head would be its lovely beaches and vibrant nightlife. However, Phuket has a lot more to offer, from street food to shopping. The island is also the place to be if you want to experience the true definition of “luxury.” For an unforgettable vacation, here are a few things that you must do in Phuket:
1. Stop By a Local Market
To immerse yourself in the local culture, visit a local market to interact with the natives. You will find fresh vegetables, spices, and meat here. Most of the villagers may not speak English, but that is what makes the experience so great! Perhaps, you may learn a few Thai words from the friendly stallholders along the way while getting a taste of local food and various snacks from the food stalls.
2. Visit an Ethical Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant rides have always been frowned upon by many. In Phuket, however, there is an ethical elephant park that is in partnership with Chiang Mai’s Elephant Nature Park and Save Elephant Foundation. As the most ethical elephant haven on the island, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is home to rescued elephants. Here, you will learn the backstory of these elephants from the time they were working in the elephant tourism industry. Then, you will get to feed the elephants and walk with them through the forest at a distance, in which you can observe their interactions with each other. At Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, you can have some peace of mind that you are not hurting these lovely animals, but rather helping them.
3. Visit Old Town’s Street Market
Thalang Road, the heart of Old Phuket Town, is the most famous street in town. On Sunday afternoons, the road becomes “Lard Yai,” or “big market.” After 5 pm onwards, this street will be filled with the hustle and bustles of the market stalls, where you will find hand-crafted souvenirs, clothing items, artworks, and street food. When the sun goes down, the area will be lit up, illuminating the colorful shop houses that host several boutiques, restaurants, hostels, and bars. If you want a full Thai street market experience, Thalang Road is one that you cannot miss!
4. Experience Dining “on the Rocks”
For a romantic getaway with your significant other, “Dining on the Rocks” at Kata Rocks Resorts is an experience that you cannot find elsewhere. Reserve your table in advance and enjoy a romantic, candle-lit dinner on the massive rocks with waves of the Andaman Sea washing against your feet. Here, you will find high-quality Western cuisine as well as local cuisine. They also serve a selection of wine with excellent-quality for you to choose from. To spoil yourself and your loved one, come to dine at Kata Rocks Resort for a unique experience that you will never forget.
5. Stay At a Luxury Private Villa
Phuket has no shortage of luxury accommodations, most of which come with private pool villas. The infinity pool is one of the greatest things about these villas. You will get to take in the beautiful view of the expansive Andaman Sea while you are in the water. If you are on vacation with a group of friends or family, then a private villa with multiple bedrooms is a perfect option for you. You will have a full kitchen, private spa room, and perhaps even a private gym. For a beautiful, relaxing day, indulge in a private spa experience with an in-villa service. End your day with a gourmet dinner and a glass of wine.
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