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Gateway To Phuket Island: A Guide To Flying To Phuket

Phuket is a large and beautiful island in Thailand. It's so large that it doesn't quite seem like an island at all! Phuket is a tourist magnet, assuming luscious natural beauty by day and wild nightclub culture by night.

Phuket offers white sand beaches, the bluest waters and the most beautiful sunsets. Tour the island by boat, rent a yacht, or make your way to a secluded beach to enjoy the beauty without the crowd. 

Trying to plan the perfect vacation to Phuket, but you can't find the best place to stay? This article will clue you in on the cost of your ticket to Phuket, the cost of your hotel and help you decide which beach you will find yourself sipping coconut drinks on.

What should I know before booking my ticket to Phuket?

Phuket is a tropical island with monsoon climate. While it's warm year round, Phuket is hottest between April to May, and September to October. The weather can be most humid between September to October. At its worst, weather can reach a heavy rain. Keep this in mind when packing!

Phuket International Airport is known as the gateway to Phuket Island, a renowned tourist paradise in southern Thailand, and offers services from over 45 different airlines, including Thai Airways. The airport's service time is between 6 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. Prices are reducing, with flights from destinations such as Chicago at $1,562 USD, New Delhi at $551 USD, London at $872 USD, and Sydney at $708 USD. It's easy to find special offers to Phuket. 

To get to the airport, you can take a metro bus or a taxi. Take note that rickshaws, and cars without passengers are not permitted into the terminal area.

What can I expect from the Phuket International airport?

Phuket International Airport is a tourist friendly airport, placing guests comfort and luxury as its top priority. The airport is equipped with currency exchange and a bank, as well as a travel insurance booth. Guests are welcome to use the tourist information center, luggage storage, and public telephones. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The airport has several shops for purchasing souvenirs, books, clothes, and fashion accessories. A sauna is available within the airport's spa, if you have to wait a while. A coffee shop, a bakery, and an ice cream parlour are also available. If you are feeling hungry, visit Burger King, Subway, or the Bill Bently Pub.

Which hotels are closest to the Phuket International airport?

It's important to know the closest hotels to the airport - you'll want to rest before your adventure in Phuket. The Airport Resort & Spa is the closest hotel to the airport, starting at $28 per night. If you are willing to pay a little more for a lot more luxury, the Indigo Pearl is the next closest hotel, starting at $128 per night. The Thanyapura Sports Hotel is a close second, with the best reviews. Prices start at $65 per night.

What are the best beaches in Phuket?

The best beaches to visit in Phuket are beaches with less tourist traffic. While Patong Beach is beautiful, it's also a tourist hot-spot. If you'd like to see more beach and less crowd, try the Laem Singh Beach. Naithon Beach is another beach in near isolation, and Layan Beach is just as beautiful, with only few other tourists in sight.

The most beautiful and secluded beach in Phuket, however, is the Freedom Beach. Take a boat from Patong Beach to reach this hidden gem.

What is the best food to eat in Phuket?

There is a wide variety of food to try in Phuket, from restaurants to street food, from Thai food to Malay or Chinese. In order to make the most of your trip to Phuket, you must do one bold thing: Try the street food.

Street vendors are as popular in Southeast Asia as food trucks and hotdog stands are in New York City - and there's no reason not to try them! Try the fresh tropical juice, drink fresh coconut water, or try the sweet melon in the heat of the summer. If you're hungry, find a street vendor with chairs set up near his stall. He is likely selling Pad Thai, Chowmein, or something equally filling.

Phuket is determined to keep its guests comfortable, happy and mesmerized. The Phuket International Airport is continuously growing as the market for tourism flourishes. You won't have any trouble crafting the perfect vacation for yourself in Phuket.