Xplore Phuket offers concise and compact travel guides of the cities, towns and vibrant villages across Phuket, in a unique combination with a Phuket places business directory, upcoming Phuket event listings and an overview of all attractions and things to do in Phuket.
Explore Places in Phuket
Explore Places in Phuket and find out what Phuket businesses have to offer, their opening times, contact information, links to their social media profiles, as well as directions on how to get there.
Explore Events in Phuket
Stay up-to-date with our comprehensive list of Events in Phuket. Don’t miss out on food and beverage promotions, Sunday roasts, brunches, BBQ’s, live music, live DJs, parties, quiz nights, social events and charity events. Want to sell event tickets? Xplore Phuket has you covered.
Explore Attractions in Phuket
Beaches, viewpoints, temples, landmarks, markets, shopping malls and national parks are just a few of the many attractions that Phuket has to offer. Some of these are free to visit at any time, others have entrance fees and specific visiting hours and some are only accessible during certain months of the year.
Phuket Travel Guides
Our Phuket Travel Guides give you an insight into where to stay in Phuket, what to do in Phuket, where to eat in Phuket, health and beauty in Phuket, nightlife in Phuket, services in Phuket and shopping in Phuket.
Explore Phuket by Sub-Districts
The administrative region of Phuket is divided into three districts from which Thalang is the one located in the north of the island. Kathu is the smallest of the three districts and is located in the west between Thalang and Mueang Phuket, the third district that covers the South of Phuket.
Each Phuket sub-district has their own unique draw and all boast attractions that beckon investigation; you’ll find exactly which parts of Phuket island suit your individual interests and tastes best.
Located in the north of the island, Thalang is well-known for its peaceful vibe as it is remote from the urban chaos. Thalang is the district connecting Phuket with its neighbour, Phang Nga, and includes six expansive sub districts, covering an area of 252 square kilometres.
If you are looking for a calm, indulging and relaxing holiday destination, this area is the answer. You will find choices of accommodation from affordable local resorts to luxury 6-star hotels and private pool villas, which are surrounded by local food vendors as well as a wide range of international bistros, restaurants, bars and beach clubs.
This attractive district offers a wide range of activities as well as interesting historical landmarks that attract millions of visitors every year. Kathu covers three big sub-districts including the world-famous Patong. The district is located on the west of the island and covers 67 square kilometres with wide smooth roads and shortcuts making it convenient to access the other areas of the island.
While Kathu (city) itself is to be considered a residential area with affordable housing and condominiums scattered throughout, the coastal city of Patong is mostly tourist-oriented, with a vast selection of hotels and resorts, international restaurants, nightclubs, and everything you would expect from a seaside town. Kamala,once a quiet Muslim fishing village, still maintains a sense of tranquillity and is ideal for those who prefer a relaxing beach environment.
Mueang Phuket District
Mueang Phuket is the capital district covering an expansive area of 224 square kilometres that includes Koh Kaew, Phuket City, Wichit, Chalong, Karon and Rawai sub-districts. This area offers a wide diversity from the old charming town and the unique sea gypsy villages to beaches, viewpoints, restaurants and bars.
Phuket City attracts a large number of travellers who expect to explore the true touch of Phuket. Phuket old town is the best place to find local markets, small bistros that offer you the authentic taste of Thai Southern cuisine, and plenty of chic ’n cool coffee shops.
Explore Phuket by Categories
Explore Phuket with our travel guides showing you insights into Phuket accommodation, Phuket activities, Phuket eateries, Phuket health and beauty places, Phuket nightlife venues, Phuket service providers and Phuket shopping destinations.