Despite splashing water being banned again this year, Phuket is a great place to visit this summer as it offers great sightseeing, fantastic shopping and fun activities. So, if you are planning a trip to Phuket in April, here are some tips.
1. Book your flight and hotel as soon as possible
Phuket is one of the best places in Thailand to be during Songkran. However, since Songkran is one of the most important annual events in the country, many people tend to travel during this time. Flights and accommodation tend to sell out early and fares tend to increase as Songkran approaches. Therefore, if you are planning to visit Phuket for Songkran, it is essential to book your flight and the hotel as soon as possible to benefit from the best rates.
If you are planning to travel with your family, we recommend sunwing, a family resort located 200 meters from Kamala Beach. It offers great water features, including seven pools and slides that will keep kids entertained all day. Family attractions at the resort include “Play & Splash” pool games, water polo, and acrobatic/magic shows. A playground and kids’ club are also available.
Ozo Phuket on the other hand, there is another large family resort located just 150 meters from Kata beach. The complex has a beautiful swimming pool with children’s slides and a HIIT-style gym. Plus, it’s only a short walk to the Kata Night Market and other awesome attractions. So, if you are looking for a relaxing time at Kata Beach resort, swim a few lengths or refuel at EAT with your friends or family, OZO Phuket is the right place to have fun. Songkran 2022
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2. Pack the light
The months of March, April, May and June are very hot. As you’d expect, the humidity is also high here, so be prepared. Lightweight natural fabrics are preferred, and long pants and long-sleeved shirts are recommended to keep insects away. Also, wear lots of good sun hats and good sunglasses. Songkran 2022
Transport in Phuket is expensive, so it’s ideal to stay in areas where shops, restaurants and the beach are within walking distance. However, if you plan to move around a lot and are traveling with more than one person, renting a car would be a good option. If you follow a few simple criteria, finding a car rental company is simple and hassle-free. To avoid unpleasant surprises, we recommend booking with a reputable car rental company. Klook Travel partners with a few car rental providers that offer some of the best car rental offers. Songkran 222
4. What to do in Phuket
Attend the Songkran Marina Festival
Come join the splashing party at the Songkran Marina Festival! On April 13, the Town Square of Phuket Royal Marina will be transformed into a Sanuk (Fun) water battle arena. While Dj Chozie sets the pace, enjoy games, food, and raffle prizes. Furthermore, Angel Market will also open a shop with all your favorite Thai food and drink, so bring your friends and family to RPM Songkran Marina Festival for a fun day! Songkran 2022
Get wet in one of Phuket’s water parks
If there’s one thing summer brings, it’s fun at water parks. If you want to enjoy Songkran by swirling around in a frenzy of excitement before plunging into the water, Blue Tree is the place to be. However, if you are looking for more of a relaxing session, you can simply relax by the large swimming pool while sipping on your favorite drink. You will never run out of things to do here as Blue Tree offers plenty of entertainment and adventures. Your kids would love it!
Phuket is surrounded by a plethora of islands just waiting to be discovered. Some destinations are easily accessible by boat, while others require some planning and effort. As a result, participating in the best Phuket island excursions will definitely enhance and simplify your vacation. You can sea kayak in Phang Nga Bay, hike to Koh Phi Phi viewpoint, explore caves or go on a snorkeling trip and discover the magnificent marine life. Songkran 2022
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Visit good cafes
Some of the best sunset spots in the world are found in Phuket. The sunsets can be seen from most west coast beaches, but the best way to appreciate them is while sipping on a refreshing drink. Some of the best places to relax in Phuket are Kata Rocks, Cape Sienna and Blue Harbor Cafe. The Blue Harbor Cafe is a cozy little cafe that offers stunning views of Tri Trang Beach. It’s a great place to relax while sipping their fantastic cold coffee!
Swimming with elephants
Get up close to elephants like you’ve never seen them before at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket. Here, the elephants can be free, without the risk of being reprimanded by the trainers. Throughout your visit, you will feed, bathe and play with the animals. The package includes two traditional Thai buffets, water and food to feed the elephants. The price you pay helps support future elephant rescues.
To play golf
Phuket is home to a collection of excellent golf courses, all designed to take advantage of the island’s tropical surroundings and unique topography. So if you are a golf lover, you can play golf on these beautifully landscaped courses surrounded by tropical trees and vibrant flora. Loch Palm Golf Club and Red Mountain are voted among the best golf courses in Thailand. Tinidee Golf Resort Phuket is an excellent hotel located close to Loch Palm and the Red Mountain Golf Club.
Phuket is a great place to visit during Songkran as there are so many interesting things to do. Island tours, water parks, elephant sanctuaries and exotic beaches are just some of the destinations to visit. Whatever your vacation plans, a trip to this part of Thailand is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. Songkran is a popular holiday season and rates tend to increase as the festival approaches. However, it is recommended that you make your advance reservations. Songkran 2022
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