Phuket Town Accommodation for Rent
Located 862kms from Bangkok, and accessible via its own international airport, Phuket is Thailands largest island and most popular tourist destination. Attracting over 5 millions visitors each year, the island has developed into a tropical haven for holiday makers, expats, business owners wanting to experience Phuket and all it has to offer.
With miles of pristine beaches, boasting everything from vibrant tourist hotspots to quaint seaside villages, many people visiting Phuket head straight to its beaches to enjoy the plethora of conveniences available for tourists.
However, for those who dont mind being a short drive from the beach, Phuket Town has a wide range of accommodations, most of which offer great value for money due to the inland location.
Accommodation in Phuket Town
Phuket Town Accommodation for Rent can be found to suit all budgets, from private pool villas and large holiday homes to more affordable townhouses, apartments and condominiums, youll be sure to find a fantastic deal on rooms, no matter what youre looking for.
Located toward the southeast of the island the town itself doesnt have an idyllic beach, however the pretty Cape Panwa and Chalong Beach are just a short drive south, and to the north, the famous Royal Phuket Marina and Boat Lagoon are also just a few minutes by road. The vibrant nightlife beach town of Patong and the slightly quieter tourist beaches of Karon, Kata, Rawai are between 25-40 mins drive to the southwest.
Things to do in Phuket Town
The Sino-Portuguese architecture of the Old Town mixed with traditional Thai and Chinese temples give a small city a unique, pleasant atmosphere, and since the district is considered the main business hub of the island, the area also boasts many great shops, restaurants and bars that are all easily accessible.
With so much accommodation on offer many residents of Phuket chose to stay in and around the city, and thus, theres an abundance of great local Thai food, markets, shops, as well as a wide range of western supermarkets, cafes and restaurants.
The nightlife in Phuket Town is general rather Thai orientated, and peaceful when compared with places like Patong. Here youll find there are several good Jazz bars, Thai-style live music venues and karaoke, as well as a few high-end cocktail bars and Thai clubs for those wishing to drink and party till the early hours.
Whilst Phuket town isnt located directly on the seafront, there are still a number of interesting cultural attractions to visits, things to see and do. These include several important temples such as the Kiew Tien Keng Shrine, Hok Nguan Kung Shrine, the Jui Tui Chinese Shrine and the Baan Chinpracha Sino-Colonial mansion. Khao Rang also has large golden Buddha and a breathtaking view of Phuket island. Other popular places in, or just outside the town include Monkey Hill, Phuket Zoo, Phuket Butterfly garden, Phuket Weekend market and the amulet market.
Getting around Phuket using taxis and tuk tuks can get expense, and become time consuming waiting for a ride. Thats why many people chose to hire their own transport. For those with experience driving in Thailand, this is a great option to lessen the burden of travelling around, however if youre not confident in driving on the Thai roads you can always hire a personal driver to chauffeur you around for the day, evening, or even for the duration of your whole stay.
For those with their own transport, Phuket Town offers a great location from which to base yourself, and considering the value for money that many properties here offer, choosing to stay in the city could be the ideal destination for you.