10 Things To Do in Phuket

Nestled on Nai Yang Beach, on Phuket’s stunning sunset coast, our resort invites you to discover one of the most authentic and scenic parts of the island. And yet, Phuket International Airport is only 10 minutes’ drive away and the entire island is highly accessible. It is also easy to discover some of the local area on foot or by bicycle from the resort. From gorgeous beaches to lush jungles and authentic local markets and villages, Phuket has a wealth of attractions. Check out our “10 Things To Do” in Phuket and make sure that you don’t miss anything in this amazing destination.

Check out our top 10 things to do in Phuket

1. Enjoy Outstanding Culinary Experiences
Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach is an outstanding dining destination. The Andaman Kitchen serves Thai and international dishes throughout the day, with vibrant live cooking stations.  Big Fish Restaurant & Bar specializes in fresh local seafood and prime meats overlooking the ocean, and Big Fish Bar is the ideal alfresco setting for daytime snacks and sunset cocktails. For the ultimate romantic occasion, private candlelit dinners can be set up on the soft sands of Nai Yang Beach.
2. Stay Active
Our resort provides everything you need to relax and stay in shape during your stay. Unwind and enjoy invigorating treatments at the Quan Spa, a haven of health, workout at the state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center, or plunge into our tropical pool, which overlooks the glistening Andaman Sea. While parents unwind, children can discover a wide range of resort activities at the Kid’s Club.
3. Discover Pling island
Check our tide times and head out to Pling Island. Discover shellfish, seabirds and even a big tree, right in the middle of the sea. It is also a beautiful spot at sunset. Simply stroll our across Nai Yang Beach at low tide – just 10 minutes’ walk away.
4. Explore Nai Yang Beach and Sirinat National Park
Get away from the crowds and spend endless days swimming, snorkeling, watching marine life and exploring the mangrove forests. Alternatively, simply take a long walk on the white sand beach – a wonderfully serene experience.

How to get there from resort: We have shuttle bus to Sirinat National Park. Please book three hours in advanced. Opening hours: Every day from 9.30 - 12.30 hrs. and 13.30 - 16.30 hrs.
5. Learn About Phuket’s Elephant Sanctuaries
Elephant sanctuaries have become very popular in Phuket. Learn more about these wonderful creatures and spend an unforgettable day surrounded by nature.

How to get there from resort: 35 mins drive
Opening hours: Every day, 9.30 – 17.00 hrs.
Location: 100 Moo 2, Paklok, Thalang
For more information, please call +66 (0)76 529 099
6. Visit Samet Nangshe Viewpoint
One of the area’s most popular sightseeing spots, this viewpoint offers breathtaking 180-degree vistas of Phuket’s stunning seascapes, including endless islands and mountains. The views are particularly stunning at sunrise.

How to get there from resort: 30 mins drive north from the resort
Opening Hours: 24/7
Location: Khlong Khian, Takua Thung District, Phang-nga
7. Shop Till You Drop in Phuket
Phuket is a shopper’s paradise, with a range of retail options from modern malls to bustling night markets. Check out our list of must-visit shopping spots:
7.1 Nai Yang Evening Market
This is a small local market located close to the entrance of Nai Yang Beach. Simply stroll around and grab a snack; you’ll find all sorts of goods for sale, from tropical fruit and vegetables to clothes and handicrafts.

How to get there from resort: 8 mins drive or approx. 50 mins walk
Opening Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 16.00 - 22.45 hrs.
7.2 Chillva Night Market
This night market has a trendy vibe. Created using colorful shipping containers, this contemporary market offers a wide variety of food stalls, original products, local crafts and live music.

How to get there from resort: Approx. 35 mins drive
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 17.00 – 23.00 hrs.
Location: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District
For more information, please call (+66) 991 521 919
7.3 Central Phuket & Central Floresta
Central Phuket is the island’s largest shopping mall with hundreds of outlets and thousands of products. Central Floresta is a new addition that is designed to take shoppers to the four regions of Thailand with a floating market that features food, handicrafts and other authentic products.

How to get there from resort: Approx. 45 mins drive
Opening Hours: Every day, 10.30 – 22.00 hrs.
Location: 126 Moo 4, Tambol Vichit, Mueang Phuket District
For more information, please call (+66) 76 291 111 Central Phuket I +66 (0) 76 603 333 Central Floresta
7.4 Lard Yai Sunday Market
Also known as Phuket Walking Street Sunday Market, Lard Yai is a vibrant occasion where guests can experience the cultural heritage of Phuket, with plenty of opportunities to try tasty local Phuket street food and explore the atmosphere of the Old Town.

How to get there from resort: Approx. 45 mins drive
Opening Hours: Every Sunday, 15.30 hrs. onward
Location: Thalang Rd, Tambol Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District
7.5 Lime Light Evening Market
Lime Light Evening Market is popular among young people who come to enjoy live music and shop for clothes, unique accessories and handmade products. If you are looking for a customized souvenir or a present for a loved one, this is the perfect place.

How to get there from resort: Approx. 45 mins drive
Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 16.30-22.30 hrs.
Location: Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District
For more information, please call (+66) 894 745 253
8. Sightseeing at Phuket old town
Phuket’s Old Town is the wonderful area, steeped with culture and heritage. Discover Sino-Portuguese architecture, colorful temples and bustling markets, take plenty of photographs and chill out in a local coffee shop. Art lovers can also enjoy the pictures that adorn the streets.

How to get there from resort: Approx. 45 mins drive
Location: Soi Rommanee, Talang Road, Phuket old town
9. Make Merit and Worship at Temples
Guests can discover a wonderfully spiritual experience at Phuket’s many Buddhist sites. Whether you want to make merit by presenting alms to monks, worship in private, or simply admire the elegant architecture, in there are many exquisite temples to visit.
9.1 Wat Mongkol Wararam (Nai Yang Temple)
This temple is the spiritual heart of the Mai Khao and Nai Yang communities. Visitors can discover the charming temple, which features colorful murals depicting Buddhist themes, or even enjoy special cultural events which are regularly hosted at the temple.

How to get there from resort: 5 mins drive
Opening Hours: Every day
Location: 48 Thep Krasat Tri-Nai Yang Road, Sakhu, Thalang
9.2 Big Buddha
Phuket's Big Buddha is one of the most revered landmarks on the island. Set on a hilltop in southern Phuket, this seated statue of Buddha is 45 meters tall and covered with Burmese white marble. It was declared the “Buddhist Treasure of Phuket” by the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand.

How to get there from resort: Approx. 1 hr 10 mins drive
Opening Hours: Every day, 6.00 - 19.00 hrs.
Location: The top of Mount Nagakerd, Karon Sub-district, Mueang Phuket District
For more information, please click https://www.mingmongkolphuket.com/Index
9.3 Wat Chalong
Wat Chalong is an important historical landmark in Phuket. Located in Chalong, it is dedicated to highly venerable monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who led the local citizens in their fight against the Chinese rebellion in 1876.

How to get there from resort: Approx. 1 hr 10 mins drive
Opening Hours: Every day, 8.00 - 17.00 hrs.
Location: 70 Village No.6 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Chalong, Mueang Phuket District
For more information, please call +66 (0)76 381 226
10. Watch the Sunset at Promthep Cape
Promthep Cape is one of the most photographed locations in Phuket. Enjoy stunning views in all directions, as far as Phi Phi Islands, Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi on a clear day, and soak up stunning sunsets over the Indian Ocean

How to get there from resort: Approx. 1 hr 15 mins drive
Opening Hours: 24/7
Location: Laem Promthep, Rawai, Mueang Phuket District
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