General Information about Phuket
Since July 1, 2021, Thailand has decided to reopen Phuket island to vaccinated tourists without quarantine as part of a plan called ''Phuket Sandbox''
. It requires among other conditions to spend your first nights in one of the accommodations that obtained the SHA + label issued by the Thai health authorities and pre-book and pre-pay 3 COVID-19 TR-PCR tests. You will therefore find here a list of SHA Plus hotels in Phuket
with mention of those who confirmed me that they can offer to pre-book the TR-PCR tests for their guests.
Phuket island is the biggest island of Thailand and was one of the most affected by the December 2004 tsunami. It was also the fastest to recover so that today except the evacuation signs on the road in case of another tsunami, there remains no trace of the disaster.
Big tourist destination, Phuket is the most visited island of the country. It has many skills to offer: a warm blue sea, a long beach, very agitated nightlife with a multitude of bars and clubs, a beautiful nature if you go a little inside the land. The views of the forest and the turquoise waters from the mountain's tops are gorgeous.
Patong Beach is the most popular area Too popular if you like tranquility. here is the largest concentration of hotels, massage parlors, restaurants and bars... Be careful, if the city offers very famous spas, avoid parlors who solicit clients on the sidewalks, you might have some funny surprises.
If you want to discover authentic Thailand and not live among the tourists, Patong is probably not for you. If you do not like crowded places too. Prefer Hat Kata, Hat Kamala, Hat Nai Thon, Hat Nai Yang or Hat Karon calmer or Rawai and Ao Bang Thao ( more expensive ). From Phuket you can discover Phang Nga Bay just in the North of Phuket. Its coastline beautiful coastline.