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In high season - November to April - cruise ships tender at Patong beach, and in the Monsoon season from May to October, they dock at Phuket Deep Sea Port located at Ao Makarm. The tender boat ride is around 1.5 kilometres. Cruise ships dock at the Port of Phuket, and from there it is a 20-minute drive into town. Bemos or taxis are generally available at the pier.  

The top cruise companies, such as Princess Cruises, P&O, and Royal Caribbean, offer cruises that include a stop at Phuket. These may be short cruises which cover Malaysia and Thailand, and passengers will often need to fly to Singapore to embark. Longer cruises will include stops in Australia, where passengers typically join the cruise, and other destinations within Asia such as Bali. All the cruise companies offer excursions at the various ports, and if you only have a brief time available in Phuket, you may want to consider booking one. If you have more time available you may want to explore at your own pace.

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Why visit Phuket ?

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The Pearl of the Andaman

Phuket has the stunning beaches with clear turquoise waters that you dream of

The beautiful turquoise sea is ideal for swimming, snorkelling, and diving. Take a canoe trip to discover exciting sea caves, and the enchanting Phi Phi Island. The city of Patong is the largest town, and it is a brash energetic town with the busiest beach; however, it is also a culturally rich and artsy capital, with swanky boutiques and fabulous restaurants. To the south of the island is the more laid back Rawai. To the north are the Sirinat National Park and the Khao Phra Thaew reserve.  

Sirinat National Park covers 22 square kilometres of coastal land and includes the stunning beaches of Nai Yang, Mail Kha, and Nai Thon. It also contains the wildlife reserve of Mai Khao, and the former Nai Yang National Park. At Hat Mai Kao, sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The area is stunning and you might be forgiven for forgetting that it is just 15-minutes from Phuket airport.  

Big Buddha sits atop the Nakkerd Hills and can be seen from half the island. The Buddha is 45 metres high, and the area around the Buddha provides the best viewpoint of Phuket. From the Buddha’s plateau, you can look out over the Kata bay and glimpse the Karon strand shimmering in the distance. To the southeast, you can spot the channel islands of the Chalong Bay.  

Another great viewpoint is Laem Phromthep, which is located at the southernmost point of the island. The cape is crowned by a lighthouse shaped like a crab, and there is also an elephant shrine. The view across the Andaman Sea is breath-taking. Tourists tend to gather there at dusk to watch the sun go down, so if you want a little privacy, follow the fisherman’s trail down to the rocky peninsula.

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