General Information about the Island Phuket
Map of Phuket Island  

Phuket - Geography...

Some 8' north of the Equator, and well below the latitudes of destructive tropical storms, Phuket's balmy tropical climate is tempered by cool north-easterly breezes from November to March, and by fresh on-shore winds in summer months. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges. Time is + 7 hours ahead of GMT, 1 hour behind Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.


Phuket - Climate...

The climate of Phuket is tropical, and has 2 seasons. The dry season, referred to as the "High" season, from November to April. The rainy season, referred to as "Low" or "Green" season, runs from May to October. Temperatures vary very little throughout the year, with average high temperatures ranging from 31°C to 33°C, lowest temperatures ranging from 23°C to 26°C.


Some activities in Phuket to recommend:
Visits to temples and religious shrines, Animal safaris, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Rafting, Parasailing, Paragliding, Elephant treks, Jungle walks, Quad-riding, Offshore Islands, Sea canoeing, Swimming, Thai Boxing (Muay Thai), Yacht Charter, Sailing tours, Golfing, Thai cooking lessons and visits to Phang-Nga National Park with its famous "James Bond Island", well-known from the film "The Man with the Golden Gun".
Many of these activities are accessible from Phuket within a one-day excursion either by road or boat. For more distant destinations, an overnight stay is recommended.


As a general rule, most of the luxury accommodation offered is deliberately out of town at quieter locations but still within walking distance of local shopping- and entertainment facilities.

Our web site provides easy access and great information on places to stay, that even the best travel agent might not know about.