This vibrant city has been a destination I’ve had the luxury to enjoy on layovers and recently on a diving holiday with my husband. A short six hours flight from Dubai with endless things to do.
Phuket can get very crowded with tourists from every part of the world, visiting the top touristic spots can get very tiring and frustrating at times. This visit I wanted to explore a bit of a more relaxing aspect of Phuket while still enjoying its beauty.
My morning started with a boat ride to Koh Khai islands, comprising of two very small islands just a bit over thirty minutes boat ride away from Phuket. Clear water, beautiful scenery and the fishes here a not one bit afraid of humans, they all come to greet you and are ready to be fed. This is still a hidden gem! A peaceful and tranquil experience in bustling Phuket. During the trip you also have a chance to go snorkelling in an area close to the island.
For all the matcha lovers out there, I suggest heading to Old Town for a delicious and refreshing treat. Eleven Two & Co. has an iced version of a matcha latte served with coconut milk, it tastes so good and gives you the boost needed to continue the days sights. Old Town has many other great cafes, another favorite of mine is Chino@Café. There I had the mango sticky rice a Thai dessert! I loved their great ambience with wood interiors and ‘slow food’ motto.
After a dip at the pool, I made my way to Promthep Cape for the golden hour! Promthep Cape is located in the southernmost point of Phuket.