Weather and climate
Best time to visit
Although Thailand is hot year round, the best time to go is between November and March when there is less rain, it is not as humid and temperatures are cooler. Koh Samui is best from June to September.
Explore the surroundings
Choose from Kuoni’s splendid portfolio of Phuket hotels for a holiday bathed in sunny skies, endless palm-lined beaches and sparkling lagoons. Thailand’s largest island is home to shimmering temples, colonial mansions and fine white sand, all set against the backdrop of verdant coconut palms. And the sunsets here are mesmerising.
With incredible scuba diving opportunities, championship golf courses, a vibrant nightlife at Patong’s Bangla Road and a whole feast of other activities, Phuket is welcoming, charming and a great destination for both a laid-back and adventure-filled holiday.
Phuket holiday highlights:
- A speedboat tour of Phang Nga Bay, which deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful in the world. Fascinating limestone cliffs jut out of emerald green waters and will be familiar to fans of The Man With The Golden Gun and The Beach. James Bond Island and Koh Pannyi are particularly famous in the area.
- Located at the southern tip, Promthep Cape is a truly bewitching viewpoint and a favourite among many. Come here for both spectacular sunrise and sunsets. Views over the ocean stretch as far as Phi Phi.
- Wat Chalong is the most revered temple on Phuket, clothed in legend, spirituality and beauty. The outstanding attention to detail is evident in the design and architecture and it is said that you have never really visited the island unless you have visited Wat Chalong.
- Add a Phuket Cycling experience, booked through Kuoni, to your holiday and gain a authentic feel for the area, riding through rubber plantations and visiting a local house and the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project.
Go scuba diving, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, white-water rafting, jet-skiing, waterskiing, kite-surfing and snorkelling.
Play tennis and golf; go cycling and mountain biking; and try rock climbing, trekking and hiking.
Browse markets and shopping centres for Thai silk, chopsticks, local handicrafts and other souvenirs.
Situated between Phuket and Krabi, this stunning bay is home to Leaning Rock, made famous as Scaramanga’s hideaway in James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun.
Naga Pearl Farm
Tour this pearl farm, which grows valuable South Sea pearls and claims to have produced the world’s largest pearl.