Caressed by the warm tides of the Andaman Sea, the island of Phuket offers a dazzling array of natural sights. Inland, the historic, Sino-Portuguese architecture of Old Phuket Town hint at a rich past, while breezy cafés and fragrant markets evoke a vibrant culture.
Rows of pink, blue, and white Sino-Portuguese houses line the streets of Old Phuket Town. Built a century ago during the peak of Phuket’s tin mining era, they now house small family businesses and boutiques selling clothing, handicrafts, silks, and antiques. Along Thalang Road, the architectural juxtapositions are especially impressive, while arcades called “five-foot-ways” offer shade from the sun.
Canoe or kayak through one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural settings, an expansive turquoise bay off Phuket’s eastern shores, fringed by dramatic limestone karst formations. Over 400 kilometers of Phang Nga Bay are protected as part of Ao Phang Nga National Park, which includes the primary mangrove forest in Thailand and over 120 limestone islands, whose hidden caves and secret coves await exploration.
Thick gumtree and bamboo forests, fringed by white sands, cover the rock formations of this stunning archipelago off Thailand's west coast. However, beneath the crystalline waters that surround these nine granite islands lies even more dramatic scenery. Renowned as one of the world's most diverse dive sites, the Similan Islands are home to hundreds of types of reef fish, rays, and other marine life, making their homes among coral walls, enormous boulders, caves, and sea fans.Learn More
Encompassing much of the northwestern tip of the island, Sirinat National Park covers 90 square kilometers of pristine ocean and land. Some of Phuket’s most picturesque beaches are in the park – such as Nai Thon, Nai Yang, and Mai Khao – as are a number of mangrove forests, hiking trails, and coral reefs. This stunning landscape is also a destination for giant sea turtles, who venture here each winter to lay their eggs.Learn More
Talad Kaset, the night market alongside Robinson's Department Store in Phuket Town, is an essential part of the island’s local life. One of many regular markets held throughout the island, it’s the largest and most frequent, open every evening. Vendors set up mobile kitchens, the intoxicating aromas of Muslim, Chinese, and Thai ingredients wafting up from charcoal grills.
Celebrate the Thai New Year with this lively, three-day festival whose primary feature is a giant, island-wide water fight. Live musical performances, parades, and street fairs are also usually held.Learn More
Also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, this traditionally Chinese festival fills Ranong Road in Phuket Town with a lively street fair, complete with lion dances, traditional ceremonies, and more.Learn More
Originally a traditional Chinese festival, this nine-day celebration fills the island with lively parades and performances, as well as famously excellent vegetarian street food.Learn More
One of Thailand’s most popular national festivals, this festival of lights is celebrated by releasing lanterns and decorative rafts with candles, flowers, and incense out onto the sea at dusk.Learn More
Thailand’s most prestigious boat race, this internationally acclaimed regatta attracts world-class sailors to the Andaman Sea’s azure waters and Phuket’s picturesque backdrop.Learn More
Discover authentic regional flavors with expert-led cooking classes and learn traditional techniques like how to make a Thai curry from scratch.Learn More
Soothe your body and soul with our signature, aquatic-therapy Watsu treatment at the unparalleled sanctuary of Spa Naka, a retreat nestled on its own tiny private island and dedicated to guests' well-being.Learn More
Explore the idyllic natural landscape of our private, white-sand beach and our very own private island with water activities such as stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.Learn More