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How to Enjoy Your Christmas _ New Year in Phuket

Phuket is one of Thailand’s prime holiday destinations with a size comparable to Singapore, making it the largest island in the country. It is very conducive for sightseeing with its beautiful beaches and lush forests, magnificent coves and bays. People are also very hospitable and warm, plus mouth-watering Thai cuisine.

Phuket offers numerous options for recreation and leisure at a luxurious tropical landscape. With all these factors, your vacation will definitely be fun-filled and truly memorable. If you live in a cold place and long for a sun-kissed look for most of the year, then Phuket is the place for you.

Are you thinking of spending the holiday season in Phuket? Below is a list of the activities you can do and places you can visit to make your Christmas and New Year in this tropical paradise as memorable as possible.

Phuket Beaches

Freedom Beach (Amphoe Muang)

Located at the southern end of Patong, Freedom Beach is ideal for snorkeling with its magnificent coral reefs. It’s delicate white sand beaches make it one of the most fascinating beaches in Phuket.

Patong Beach (Amphoe Street)

Patong is popular for being Phuket’s main tourist and night entertainment complex. It has evolved from a simple fishing village to a bustling city with a variety of restaurants and entertainment establishments that cater to a diverse population. Accommodations cater to those who are on a budget and those who have more to spend. Patong Beach also offers endless and affordable shopping choices for the shopaholics, plus great outdoor beach parties during the Christmas season.

Paradise Beach

Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve at Paradise Beach. This quaint little paradise is like any other normal tropical beach by day but turns into a gigantic dance floor by night. Excellent international DJs, loud music, lots of lights, and drinks will surely make your festive season in Phuket unforgettable. It’s also safe and convenient since there are available shuttles to take you back to Patong Beach.

Tourists Spots in Phuket

Big Buddha

Phuket Great Buddha, more commonly known as Big Buddha, is a Maravija Buddha statue. It is a 45m tall white statue that is visible from virtually all of Southern Phuket. When visiting the Big Buddha, there are no strict dress codes. However, keep in mind that it is a sacred place, so make sure that you wear appropriate clothing.

Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World

Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World has been operational since 1990. A most authentic butterfly garden, with approximately 1 acre of habitat that houses about 6,000-9,000 butterflies each month. Visitors are free to walk among them and observe their different activities, such as sipping nectar and laying eggs. The breeding room tour describes the transformation from a caterpillar to a pupa, and eventually into a stunning butterfly.

Phuket FantaSea

Phuket FantaSea is a cultural theme park offering elaborated shows with elephants, an animal exhibit, and of course, shopping. Children will definitely enjoy a visit to this place. During Christmas, Phuket FantaSea offers exclusive shows where guests can enjoy the true Christmas spirit with colorful festive lights and decorations and holiday splendor.

Phuket Street Markets

Patong Beach Road

There is an assortment of stalls and shops selling cheap designer beach wears, watches, electronics, and souvenirs. Stalls are open in the daytime, but it is more vibrant at night. It is located at the beach south of Soi Bangla and considered to be the main shopping street in Phuket.

Bangla Road

This is essentially an extension of the beach stalls, packed with beer bars, restaurants, and all assortments of fun. Bangla Road seems like your regular novelty and street market in the morning, but the street turns alive with colorful disco lights, entertainers, and live music in the evening. Also, exciting shows and surprises happen in Bangla Road every Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Phuket is undeniably a popular choice for spending the holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Eve. With great weather and limited rainfall, and a wide array of choices of places to go, foods to eat, beaches to have a party at, and entertaining shows, Phuket will definitely make your holiday season worthwhile.

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