Is it safe to travel around Phuket? – What should I do if I get sick while on vacation in Thailand? – Can I drink the water there, and will my electronics work safely with voltage converters or adapters? – Will the food be okay for me, as a vegetarian traveller
Here are 15 questions about Phuket and a few more with the answers.
This blog post provides an answer to these questions. The goal is to provide you with information before your trip to enjoy yourself without worrying! But don’t let this dissuade you: If anything seems off when reading through the list of 15 questions below, please feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to help!
Is Phuket dangerous to visit?
No, Phuket is not dangerous to visit. There are some parts of the island that you may want to avoid if you have a specific goal or interest in mind – but for tourists and holidaymakers, it’s one of Asia’s safest destinations!
Is there a lot going on?
There is a lot going on in and around Phuket Province, which means that visitors can always find something to do. Whether you’re looking for an activity during a sunny day or just want some entertainment after dark there’s no shortage of things available!
Is there anything I need to do before travelling?
Currently, you need to check the Covid entry requirements, and it is hoped that vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine.
Do any vaccinations matter in this country more than others?
You can’t enter the country if you have an infected cut or wound and are not free of diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, dengue fever etc. You should get these checked before flying! No vaccinations are needed for travel from North America or Europe into Thailand.
What about passports/visas?
When coming to Phuket or, firstly, to Thailand, you need a passport valid for at least six months after your entry date, and as a tourist, most countries have visas on arrival but do check with the Thai embassy before booking your flights.
What is the best time to visit Phuket?
Phuket is at its best between November and February. The rainy season starts in April, which means the summer months have more rain than usual. But don’t worry! You can still go during this time as long as you’re prepared for some showers with your heatwave. More information on the Phuket Weather here
What is the rainy season in Phuket?
The rainy season in Phuket is between April and October. Meaning you can enjoy the hot summer months, but you will see rain. No worries, it’s still going to be 28+ Centigrade more about the wetter months here.
Is 1000 baht a lot?
1000 baht is about $30, which you can spend on food and could last for more than a day.
How do I get there?
I suppose that depends on where you are coming from!!! Phuket has an international airport with direct flights from Bangkok and many international departures in Asia, Europe, and some connecting through the middle east. Check out the Covid entry rules at TAT. The Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Are there any other things visitors might find helpful when they first arrive on the island?
We recommend that visitors research where they want to stay. Whilst Patong Beach is one of the most popular beaches and with all of the nightlife, it may not suit everyone. There are many hotels in Phuket, many situated right on a tropical beach. Check out our list of Phuket Beaches.
Is August a good time to go to Phuket?
August is the rainy season, and therefore the weather can be unpredictable, and it’s quite hot with humidity increasing. Read about August weather here.
How many people live in Phuket?
Phuket is a popular destination for tourists and those looking to relocate, with around 800 000 people living in the region. The tourism industry has grown considerably over recent years, which means more jobs are available for locals.