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    If you plan to travel to Phuket, chances are you are excited to explore many places on the island. When you list down the attractions that you want to visit, you should also factor transportation into your plans. Although Phuket is an island, it’s still too large for you to walk everywhere you want to go. In order for you to make the most out of your trip to this beautiful island, here are some of the transportation options that you can choose from:

    Take a boat

    Well, you’re on an island, after all. How could we forget to mention the boats? This transportation option is very common among the locals in Phuket. There are many piers all over the island, making it very easy for people to get around. If you haven’t already noticed, there are many types of boats in Phuket. The choice of whether to cruise around on a ferry, a speedboat, or a long tail boat is up to you. Usually, you will have to share a boat with other people. However, you can also make it exclusive by making a reservation for a private ride.

    The good part about taking a boat is that they’re the best (and only) way to visit all of the well-known islands around Phuket such as Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, and the Similan Islands. You can start the journey at any of the piers around Phuket. If you want to go to the main dock, head over to Rassada Pier in the city. After you board a boat, don’t forget to admire the view from it. It has been described as nothing short of spectacular! Such views are something that you will not get when you take other modes of transportation.

    Go on a bus

    You might think that taking a bus should not be a big deal. Well, wait until you arrive in Phuket. It can be quite a challenge to get around the island by bus. You should keep in mind that buses are not a good option if you are in a hurry. Buses in Phuket are incredibly slow, and their schedules are often unpredictable. The advantage of taking a bus in Phuket is that you will save a lot of money. Taking a bus is the most affordable way to get around here, as the fare costs next to nothing. The routes that they take include Phuket Old Town and the major beach hotels and resorts. If you choose this mode of transportation, you are sure to feel like a local!

    Get a ride via transportation apps

    You might be familiar with Uber or Lyft. However, these two apps are not as popular in Thailand. If you want to get a ride via an application, Grab is the one that you should use as it’s the app generally preferred by locals. The fare is reasonable, and using an app prevents you from getting ripped off.

    Using a phone application for transportation is a good idea for many reasons. You can estimate when your driver is going to pick you up. Another thing is you can schedule a ride whenever and wherever you want. It is another convenient method of getting around the island.

    Rent a car

    Although public transportation in Phuket is incredibly cheap, some people don’t want their itinerary to be at the mercy of the driver. If you prefer to travel at your own pace and are confident about driving in Thailand, renting a car is an excellent option. You won’t have to worry about missing rides or stress out about not spending enough time in one place. Make sure that you have your license ready and know the traffic rules. Do not forget to stick on the left side of the road and watch out for the motorcycles!

    Keemala can offer you the best private villa on the island at an affordable price, so get in touch with us today and see how we can help!