An island of both seaside seclusion and amazing adventure, Phuket in Thailand offers a lot to experience, and here are some ideas for how long you should plan a vacation to this destination.

Things you need to know

If it’s your first visit to the island, you’ll want to know how much time you’ll be spending here, although it can also depend on your budget and days off from work! Generally, two weeks would be perfect for a getaway, although vacations of three to four days or even up to a month could be considered. Importantly, you should also find central accommodation in a beachfront property Anantara Layan Phuket Resort among the ideal options for both short and long trips.

Three or four days

For such a short trip, you’ll have to decide how much time you want to spend between lazing on the beach and sightseeing. Phuket; luxury hotels it is ideal near the coast because you can enjoy the coastal flavor whenever you want. If you’re also planning to experience the best of the island, you’ll be pressed for time and need to plan your itinerary carefully; you might consider taking a day each to visit the local tourist spots, go to a nearby island and explore Phang Nga Bay, and don’t forget to hit up some nightlife at Patong Beach too!

Arnaud-Victor Monteux, Long tail boats at Patong Beach Phuket, CC BY-SA 4.0

Ten to Fourteen days

Spending ten days or even two weeks in Phuket is an ideal option and you can get a good balance between sunbathing and sightseeing! Generally, the best time to visit is from November to February when the weather is at its best. With such a long stay, you can skip the beach, devote more time to attractions and plan excursions not only to Phang Nga Bay, but also to Phi Phi and Similan Islands. You can also go scuba diving (certificate if necessary), indulge in spa treatments, hang out longer on Patong Beach, go on food tours and try activities such as zip-lining, rock climbing and squid fishing.

A month or more

Of course, for the ultimate Phuket vacation, nothing beats staying here for at least a month or spending time on business, and you won’t be bored either! Apart from some of the points mentioned above, you can expect more rewarding experiences, especially if you choose the right resort; during your stay, you can train in the martial art known as Muay Thai, embark on a rejuvenating wellness journey with spa treatments and detox rituals, or get in shape at a fitness boot camp. Some properties will also offer Thai language lessons and hands-on cooking classes where you can learn the secrets of local cooking.