An independent trip to Phuket is always an exciting and unpredictable adventure. That’s why experienced travelers advise to prepare for the trip in advance. In this article we will give you some useful tips, following which you will spend your vacation comfortably and without any problems. These simple but important pieces of advice will tell you what to do and how to plan your trip properly.
While planning you independent travel you should think "how to get there?" and "where to live in Phuket?". Flights to Thailand should be booked as early as possible (for example in a few months) in this case the cost of the flight will be minimal. If you decide to buy tickets in just a few days or weeks before the trip, the price will unpleasantly surprise you. Please note that on weekdays tickets are cheaper than at weekends. With the help of special services you can compare prices of different airlines and book tickets without leaving your home.
The situation is the same with housing on the island. In good hotels rooms can be booked by other tourists pretty quickly, so it's better to book a room in advance. The cost of the room does not depend on the time of booking, but the price increases during the tourist season. If you are planning to stay in a hotel for the first time, it is better to book it for a short time (2-3 days) because the photo and description at the website can be different from reality or you may not like this district. After arrival you will know exactly whether it is worth prolonging the reservation or not. Especially one of the advantages of independent travel is that you are not limited in the number of places to stay, nothing prevents you from living in different hotels for several days.
Choosing a district for living is also very important. You can watch photos and descriptions of different districts of Phuket in advance. For example Karon Beach is the best place for a quiet family vacation and Patong is suitable for active and cheerful holidays.
It is better to choose transport to travel from the airport to the hotel in advance so that not to pay much money to local taxi drivers who will actively offer their services as soon as you arrive. The best variant is to book a transfer from the airport at our website. You just need to fill in the form at the site and a comfortable car with a driver will meet you at the airport and take you to the right place. After the end of your holiday, you can also use the services of a group transfer from the hotel to the airport. The cost of such transfer is much lower than taxi services, and you can be sure that you will arrive at the airport on time. You can see the list of hotels and the cost of the transfer at our website.
Experienced tourists can also share a few tips about food in Phuket. Thailand is famous all over the world with its national cuisine and you should definitely try local dishes! While choosing a café or restaurant where to have lunch or dinner, pay attention to the presence of local residents among visitors. If there are only tourists, most likely, this cafe attracts only by bright advertising but not good food. Local people don't buy these advertising tricks. They always choose cafes with really good and tasty food.
It is better to go to the local markets for the freshest and cheapest products. There are several day and night markets in Phuket. Another advantage of the markets is that you can not only buy products, but also ask to cook tasty dishes from them.
Phuket has a lot of attractions and interesting places. To see and learn as much as possible about the island you need to plan your vacation. Some places can be easily reached by public transport, but most of the sights are more convenient to visit with the tour. In such way you can save your traveling time and learn a lot of interesting information from guides. In the streets of Phuket you will meet a lot of tents with pictures and flyers that will invite you to various tours. Unfortunately, not all of the street guides are professionals and the price for the tour can be very high. You can book tours at the lowest prices at our website by filling in a special form. Each tour includes several variants of programs, insurance and comfortable transfer. Plan your holiday in advance and you will not get bored for a minute!
By following these simple tips, you will have a great time on the island. Do not be afraid of an independent trip to Phuket because this is a wonderful place with friendly and kind people.