Although you are a traveler when you go abroad, it’s not always a good idea to follow the path of the other tourists. When you pay a lot of money to go on holiday, you want to make every cent worth it.
When it comes to visiting a hot travel destination like Phuket, it is best to avoid popular tourist attractions.
In recent years, Phuket has become one of the most touristy spots in the world. The island has foreigners walking on the street during every month of the year! It is undeniable to say that you will encounter no shortage of westerners in Phuket.
Before you scrap your Phuket plan, there is still a way to let you travel without dealing with the crowd. Not going to the tourist attraction is the best advice here.
Sure, the iconic places are worth a visit, but Phuket has a lot more to offer than that. The places that aren’t as prevalent on the internet aren’t necessarily a waste of a visit.
Here are a few non-touristy things that you can do on the island that will help you avoid the crowds:
Visit the hidden secrets of Phuket
Sure, the main island has beautiful nature and many activities available. However, you will have to fight with the other travelers to get a chance to enjoy them. If you are interested in doing that, we suggest you go to the greater Phuket. If not, there are plenty of small islands surrounding the main island.
While everyone is trying to find a spot on the beach, why don’t you go to the other islands for some relaxation? All you have to do is choose where to go and book a boat ride there. The trip may take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the distance. If you have no idea about how to visit another island, ask the boat driver or the people at your hotel’s front desk.
Try to ask for recommendations for the islands that barely have people. You will soon find yourself sunbathing on the beach without anyone in sight. Your holiday trip is about to become a lot more exclusive!
Go on an island hopping
If staying on one island is too boring, why not travel around to a handful of islands in a day? Many travel agencies have a variety of boat tour packages for you to choose from. This way, you will get to visit three to four islands in the area. Alternatively, you can book for a private boat tour and have the driver take you to wherever and whenever for an entire day!
Travel to the nearby province
Although Phuket is an island, you aren’t stuck there. If you go to the pier, you will see signs of the many destinations that you can visit. Since Phuket is packed with tourists from all over the world, it’s a good idea to try traveling to the other nearby provinces. Phang Nga and Krabi are the closest ones.
Booking a ferry to Phang Nga Bay is our recommendation. There are just as many activities as in Phuket, but when you go elsewhere, you will get to enjoy them with fewer interruptions. Whether you want to go on a banana boat, kayak, or snorkel, Phang Nga Bay has everything available for you.
If you don’t want to make another hotel reservation in another province, simply take the ferry from Phuket and take the same one in the evening to go back to your place of accommodation.
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