Phuket is undoubtedly one of Thailand’s most locations, blessed with more than 30 amazing beaches to choose from, including the famous Phi Phi Island where the movie The Island was shot. Whether its serene cruises, exhilarating nightlife or dip in the sea, Phuket will have something for everyone.
1. Ninoy Aquino International Airport
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA is one of two international airports serving the Metro Manila Area. Located along the border of Pasay City and Paranaque City in Manilla, NAIA is about 7 km south of Manilla and southwest of Makati City. There are four terminals in NAIA with terminal 1 hosting only international flights. Terminal 2 and three host international and domestic flights while terminal 4, the oldest terminal only hosts flights from local and regional carriers. NAIA is also the hub for AirAsia Philippines, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific, PAL Express and Philippine Airlines.
2. Phuket International Airport (HKT)
Phuket International Airport is the second busiest airport in Thailand. It is strategically located just behind Mai Khao Beach, in Phuket itself. Travelers to Phuket have 5 main transportation choices to get to and from Phuket International Airport which are the limousine taxis, metered taxi, airport bus, minivans and finally car rental. The airport provides services such as money exchange, ATM’s, local sim card vendors and tour agencies offering travel options. The airport is also well equipped with lifts, toilets and telephones adapted to the needs of disabled people.
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The best time to fly from Manila to Phuket would be between November to February which is the coolest season in Phuket, and also the peak season for travelers to Phuket. With temperatures varying between 23 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius, this would be the perfect time to enjoy the gorgeous beaches and the calm seas. December will be the coolest month in Phuket while February is the driest. The cool nights also allow making it much more comfortable for those who plan to party until the wee hours of the morning.
1. Pha Nga Bay – Ever wanted to see the limestone cliffs jutting out from emerald-green water? Sea kayaking is the best way to enjoy the sites of Pha Nga bay as you weave through the caves or ‘Hongs’ and get up close with nature. You can either choose to self-paddle your kayak or have a guide do it for you.
2. Phi Phi Island – The island that became famous from Leonardo DiCaprio's movie, The Beach is a must stop for tourists. Sheer cliffs are towering overhead great travelers to the beach, before making way to a beach fronted jungle.
3. Bangla Road – Phuket is not only about the beaches. Bangla Road in Patong, Phuket has the biggest collection of nightclubs, bars, shows and other outlets for nocturnal fun. The 400-meter road comes to life after the sun sets with neon lights, loud music and cheap beer from almost most of the open-fronted stores.