Before you start your stay in Thailand, here are a few basic things:
- You need a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months to enter the country.
- No visa is required to enter Thailand for a maximum stay of 30 days.
- CAUTION: Violations can be severely punished. For longer stays you can find the here valid visa requirements.
- Cash can be withdrawn from all machines with any normal EC card. But make sure that the card is activated by your bank for the country. A fee of 180 THB (approx. 5 euros) is charged for each withdrawal (no matter how much).
- No vaccinations are required, but vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid and possibly malaria prophylaxis are advisable. Consistent mosquito protection is important. Generally, the medical standard is on a western level.
So now we can start. From Germany you can fly to Phuket as a destination with various airlines. But if you land in Bangkok and have some other destinations in Thailand. then you can fly to Phuket with a local airline for little money (approx. 35 euros one way) or you can also take a night bus (approx. 12 hours). Even the journey on the train can inspire some adventurous people. Timetables for trains and trains and many other useful things for your journey can be found HERE.
Of course we are happy to help with all planning and other organizations. Because, as always, we say: "Just talk to us and we'll get it right."
Hotel, resort or bungalow complex? A good question!!!
... and we hope that we can give you some answers here. As a package traveler, you will not be so interested in the topic, as you have probably already booked a flight and hotel as a combination. It looks different with the individual traveler. Here, too, the budgets are usually somewhat more limited and the demands are completely different. A large hotel bed castle with full board is probably exactly what you don't want. Small bungalow complexes or cozy resorts are more likely what you want. The catering is also not too big a problem. There are small cookshops on every corner and if you should have an appetite for so-called “farang food”, then there are a variety of different restaurants available to you.
We try to make suggestions to you again and again, where, according to our own experience, you will be accommodated very well. Since almost nothing is possible on Phuket without mobility (moped or car), the location is not necessarily the most important thing. You will probably be out and about all day, exploring the island and of course diving. Good service, cleanliness and friendliness are the things that we value.
We'll be making more suggestions here shortly. Or you just say how you want to live where on Phuket and we will organize it. Of course, a lot is simpler directly on site than from far away Germany. And take a look at these different websites:
Here, too, you will find a lot of useful information. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Excursions and sights on Phuket
The holiday island of Phuket not only captivates with beautiful beaches and comfortable hotels, but also with impressive sights that reveal something of Thai culture. In addition, there are also beautiful natural landscapes outside of the sea that you can experience once during your Phuket vacation (for more details click) should have seen
In the island's capital, Phuket Town, the old town center bears witness to the island's colonial past. Many houses were built in the Portuguese colonial style and give the city its very own charm. But the influence of the Chinese immigrants is also unmistakable here and there; it stands out most clearly in Thalang Road. But the Put Yaw temple complex was also built by the Chinese over 200 years ago in honor of their goddess Kuan Yin. Incidentally, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city from Khao Rang.
The 45 meter high statue of the great Buddha of Phuket, made of snow-white marble and located in the south of the island on the mountain Nakkerd Hill, is visible from afar. The temple Wat Phra Nang Sang with its large Buddha figures is one of the historical landmarks of the island, the temple complex Wat Chalong houses statues of three important monks and according to legend, Wat Phra Thong was built over an older temple in the 18th century. The Thalang National Museum, which presents numerous archaeological finds from different epochs, provides information about the history of Phuket and life on the island.
The nature in the heart of Phuket is also worth exploring. The national park Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary including the Ton Sai waterfall extends over 22 square kilometers and can be explored on a dense network of hiking trails. With a little luck you will see some of the over 100 species of birds, macaques, gibbon monkeys and other animal species that live here. Meanwhile, in the Phuket Butterfly Garden you will be overwhelmed by the blaze of colors of countless butterflies. At the southernmost point of the island, the Phromthep Cape is a wonderful place for couples who want to enjoy an unforgettable sunset. A visit to the Ao Phang-nga National Park should also not be missed. The breathtaking coastal landscapes with mangrove forests and the striking limestone cliffs will be an unforgettable experience for you.