There’s no denying that Phuket (pu-ket) is an absolute attraction to Thailand because of its beauty and tropical weather. So much so that it brings ten million tourists annually. All those people mean even more photos. Everyone wants to get that perfect, iconic shot at some of the most beautiful places in Thailand so here is our guide to where you can find the most Instagram worthy spots in Phuket.
Ko Racha Yai Island
Patok Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches that we have ever visited. An idyllic and serene bay that is home to crystal blue water and sand as pure white as snow. It’s like something from a story book. Many people take a day trip here and it’s well worth it. Our tip is to go early so you can enjoy the peace and get some good pics before the crowds show up. Boat operators offer tours that visit Coral Island. A recommended sight to see while so close by.
After all day posing for photos at beautiful places (life is so hard) you’re going to need somewhere to rest. Another great thing about Thailand is the quality and luxury of private villas especially in island and beach towns. These affordable, inspiring and private places are insta-worthy themselves! Beautiful pools, notable views, sumptuous furnishings, everything you need to make you feel right at home and make your Phuket holiday memorable. After a photo sesh in your home away from home it’s time to explore again. There are so many more beaches, markets, monuments, temples, amazing restaurants, cafes, and bars to explore.
Phuket Old Town
It’s not only beaches, rocks and boat trips out here. Old town is full of history and charm. Some parts are as old as the 14th century when the Portuguese settled this area. The following centuries saw many European and Chinese explorers visit this part of Thailand and all have left a mark on the architecture and culture of Phuket.
Old Phuket Town is steeped in history. As such many buildings are reminders of the diverse cultures that have called this region home. Photo opportunities are plentiful in front of these beautiful Sino-Portugese townhouses and enormous mansions. Thalang Road is a great place to start with rows of uniform buildings all painted in different vibrant colours. There are many spots for compelling photos here. Wander around this area to soak up some history and colour.
Visiting Phromthep Cape is essential when in Phuket. if your feed doesn’t have a photo from here then you haven’t been to Phuket. A picturesque landmark that guarantees awe inspiring views for your photos and jealousy from your friends back home. Looking over the Andaman sea from high up on the cliff with the peninsula just below you is life changing, especially during sunset.
Hidden and well kept, Nui is a clean beach and a tropical paradise for holiday seekers wanting to get away from the bland and crowded beaches like Pattaya. Golden sand and turquoise water make for a dreamy backdrop. A perfect spot to set up your tripod, ring light and go at it. It’s a small and quiet beach so you may be the only person there. Off the beaten path and away from the hustle and glam of the west coast and the likes of Samui and Pipi. Nui beach is ideal for those who want to relax and get some beautiful photos alone on your own private beach.
Koh Tapu in Phang-Nga Bay (James Bond Island)
Many tours visit this island. It’s actually a very thin, twenty metre tall pillar that balances above the water. An island on top and a column at the base, it seems to defy gravity. Koh Tapu (nail island) is located in the Phang-Nga Bay. Since you can’t actually go to this tall island, the boat tours will visit the bay and nearby beach. If you have seen the James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun, then you know exactly what it looks like. Koh Panyee, the floating village island, is in the distance and stands out strikingly against the high mountains. There isn’t a better backdrop than that! You can rent a speedboat or long-tail boat from Bang Rong Pier in Phuket.