Phuket remains to attract tourists from all over the world, and for a variety of undeniable reasons. For one, Phuket’s panoramic beaches are some of the best in the world, hailed as a place that’s seemingly home to Mother Nature herself. The island is also known for its robust culture, and as a part of the Land of the Free, Phuket is home to a culture worth investing in. You’ll experience new and delicious dishes, as well as meet the world’s friendliest people.
There are islands to discover and beaches to bask in, as well as various flora and fauna to witness. Despite its popularity, however, Phuket remains to be an island full of surprises. Most tourists overlook the joys of hidden and hard to reach places, most of which are only known by locals.
From pristine beaches to gorgeous viewpoints, there’s plenty left to discover in Phuket—here are some of the well-hidden gems, now uncovered for you:
A New Perspective: The Pristine Stretches of Banana Beach
Also known by the locals as Banana Rock Beach, this strip of beautiful sand is hailed as one of the best places to go to in Phuket. You’ll have the opportunity to walk through all 180 meters of white and fine sand, with palm trees and views to accompany you.
Seeing as it’s located between the remote islands of Nai Thon and Bang Tao, tourists have a hard time accessing the place. With the help of good guides, however, you’ll be enjoying a tranquil spot.
Tickling Your Tastebuds: The Local Dishes of Sabai Corner
The street markets are home to some of the world’s tastiest dishes, but many tourists fail to consider a restaurant hidden in a jungle between Kata and Nai Harn. Sabai Corner is home to some of the best and tastiest dishes in Phuket, but the real attraction is the panoramic views the restaurant offers.
You’ll have gorgeous views of the jungle and beaches, also encompassing the tiny Pu Island. With tasty Thai food and a choice of alcoholic beverages, you’ll have the time of your life among friends and locals.
Back to the Rural: The Untouched Island of Koh Bon
Phuket is composed of a variety of islands, but one of the best remains to be Koh Bon. It remains to be unpopular among tourists, especially since it’s currently underdeveloped. But that’s exactly what adds to the charm of the island—with modernity barely touching its shores, you’ll be able to enjoy quiet afternoons under the sun.
To get there, you must ride a long-tail boat from Rawai. There’s a little restaurant for your grumbling stomach, but otherwise, you’ll have access to tranquil white sandy beaches.
Rediscovering the Beauty of Phuket
It’s undeniable that Phuket will remain to be some of the best destinations in the world. With turquoise-blue waters to dip in, jungles to explore, and various creatures and plants to witness, there’s one for everyone on the island.
If you want to experience Phuket at its best, however, it’s best to go where the locals go—in this case, the gems listed above. As you plan another trip to Phuket, make sure to add the destinations above to your itinerary—we promise they’ll be well worth it!
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