Phuket (Rassada Pier) Ferry Port
Phuket is one of the most well-known and popular tourist resorts belonging to Thailand. Laying on the south west coast, there are many ferry routes departing the port, all heading to other ports around Thailand, with durations ranging from one hour to nine hours.
What is there to do in Phuket?
The largest island belonging to Thailand, Phuket is so large that it barely feels like an island. The party reputation it maintains may be justified, after all the streets in summer are littered with tourists sampling the cheap alcohol in between moving across the myriad of bars and clubs. However, there is a lot more to Phuket than beach tans and booze; the town centre offers an interesting cultural experience with the array of museums and art galleries, whilst the north of the island embodies a relatively peaceful haven. Sirinat National Park and Khao Thaew Reserve supply the opportunity to witness some stunning views of breathtaking mountainside, perfect for enviable photos.
Even if sunbathing and watersports aren’t your thing, it would be a shame to miss out on the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Andaman Sea. Adrenaline junkies flock on the speed boat tours that circle the neighbouring islands, or for a more tranquil, romantic experience, the sunset dinner cruise is the perfect way for couples to spend an evening. Alternatively, the beaches that line the coastline are ideal for whiling away a few hours under the glorious sunshine.
How do you get around Phuket?
There is a bus service in operation around the island for public transport, or for private transfers, motorbike taxis are fairly affordable and tuk-tuks are a compulsory part of Thai culture.