Have you found one of the many cheap flights to Phuket Town? Phuket Town flights will arrive at Phuket International Airport, just a little trek north of the centre of Phuket Town. Once you've disembarked from Phuket Town flights, you'll actually need to get into the city. You'll have several different options. You can rent a car or take a taxi into Phuket Town; it should be about a 45-minute trip. There are several different types of taxis and limos available, so you can pick out the type you're most comfortable with. Travellers can also hop on the bus at the airport; buses run from 06:30 to 21:30.
Phuket Town is a Pacific paradise with plenty of public transportation options. While in Phuket, you'll more than likely rely on one of the many different types of taxi services within the city to take you where you need to go. Hop on one of the songathew buses for the most efficient way around town. These ugly-looking buses run a circular loop from Phuket Town to the beach area. Just request your stop on the route and the driver will drop you off. Travellers can also rent their own motorbike or car to get around. There are also hundreds of regular-sized taxicabs available and if you're feeling adventurous, seek out one of the smaller motorbike taxis for a hair-raising ride to your destination.
The gorgeous beaches are the main drawing card of Phuket Town. Patong Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach all offer an enormous variety of dining and entertainment options, along with all the sun and the sand you can handle. Other beaches such as Kamala Beach, Nai Hairn Beach and Emerald Beach are quieter and a bit off-the-beaten path. Try hopping back and forth from a bustling spot to a quieter one for a unique getaway experience. The beaches aren't the only attraction in Phuket Town, however. Trek out to see the reptiles at the Crocodile Farm and Sea Museum in Phuket Town or the creepy crawlies at the Butterfly Garden and Insect World. You can also explore the unbelievable Wat Chalaong and Phuket temples. Make some time to see the "Big Buddha" statue, too!
There are many shopping options for the Phuket Town tourist. Trek to the Banana Walk shopping centre for an incredible variety of shops or go to the Phuket "Weekend Market" for smaller trinkets and treasures. With the money you saved on cheap flights to Phuket Town, you probably have plenty of money to load up on these amazing gifts in Phuket Town.
The nightlife in Phuket is always happening. If you're looking for a unique Thai experience, stop in to see one of the many "Muy Thai" boxing fights after a day on the beaches. The flying fists and feet are sure to get the blood flowing. For fine dining and a fun nighttime party scene, go to the areas around Patong Beach, Chalong Beach and Bangtao Beach. Don't leave without trying a traditional Thai dish like Tom Kaa Ghai (soup with coconut milk and chicken) at Acqua or Baan Rim Pa.