Destination Guide - Phuket
Action-seekers, luxe retreaters, Bond fans – there’s a Phuket experience to suit many types. Patong, the busiest stretch, is where you’ll find more of the touristy clubs, souvenir shops and crowds. Beyond the buzz, in areas like Karon, you’ll find some of the world’s top five-star resorts. For a bit of Man with the Golden Gun trivia, tour Phang Nga Bay and check out what is now known as “James Bond Island”. And no matter what your budget or Bond flick of choice may be, there are beautiful beaches for everybody.
Phuket experiences warm, tropical weather throughout the year, with average temperatures ranging between the mid-20s and low 30s (degrees Celsius). April through September is the wettest period.
Getting there and around
There are buses operating between Phuket Town and beaches. Otherwise, public transport is limited to taxis, tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis. It is advisable to negotiate your fare before departing. Visitors can also rent cars or motorbikes.
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