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Planning a trip to Phuket, Thailand

15th May to 20th May, 2024Moderate Budget Flight
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Things to do in Phuket, Thailand in May

Day 1 - Thursday 16th, May
Morning -

Arrival at Phuket International Airport and check-in at the hotel.

Afternoon -

Explore Phuket Old Town for its Sino-Portuguese architecture, visit the Thai Hua Museum, and walk around Soi Romanee for local boutiques and cafes.

Evening -

Dine at Tunk-Ka Cafe for panoramic views of the city while enjoying traditional Thai dishes.

Day 2 - Friday 17th, May
Morning -

Visit the Wat Chalong temple complex to experience the local spirituality and architecture.

Afternoon -

Explore the Big Buddha statue for stunning views and then head to the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary for an ethical elephant experience.

Evening -

Dine at Mor Mu Dong Restaurant for authentic Thai street food experience.

Day 3 - Saturday 18th, May
Morning -

Relax and enjoy the morning at Patong Beach, try some water sports or simply sunbathe.

Afternoon -

Take a short drive to Karon Viewpoint for stunning panoramic views of the Andaman Sea.

Evening -

Enjoy a romantic sunset dinner at La Gritta for Italian and seafood cuisine with breathtaking views.

Day 4 - Sunday 19th, May
Morning -

Embark on a day trip to the Phi Phi Islands for snorkeling, swimming, and beach relaxation.

Afternoon -

Explore the stunning Maya Bay, made famous by the movie 'The Beach', and visit Monkey Beach for a unique wildlife encounter.

Evening -

Dine at No. 6 Restaurant for a romantic dinner with a mix of Thai and international cuisine.

Day 5 - Monday 20th, May
Morning -

Visit the Chillva Market for unique shopping, local handicrafts, and street food.

Afternoon -

Stroll through the Banzaan Market for a wide variety of fresh seafood and local ingredients.

Evening -

Enjoy a farewell dinner at Blue Elephant Phuket for a fine dining experience in a historic mansion serving Royal Thai cuisine.

Weather in Phuket, Thailand in Invalid date
Avg Temp25°C to 33°C
Chance of Rain40%
SeasonRainy season

Phuket in May is typically hot and humid, with occasional rain. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for Thailand

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Phuket, Thailand

Clothing & Apparel

Light and breathable clothing -

T-shirts, shorts, sundresses, skirts.

Swimsuit -

For enjoying the beaches and pools.

Comfortable walking shoes -

For exploring the island.

Light jacket -

For occasional evenings or rainy weather.


Sunglasses -

For protection against the sun.

Wide-brimmed hat -

For extra sun protection.

Scarf -

Can be used as a cover-up or for warmth.

Waterproof pouch -

For keeping valuables dry.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa -

Required for entry into Thailand.

Travel insurance -

For peace of mind.

Cash and credit card -

For expenses, as not all places accept card payments.

Insect repellent -

To prevent mosquito bites.

Good to have

First-aid kit -

For minor ailments.

Small backpack -

For day trips and excursions.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated.

Local SIM card -

For convenient internet access.


Smartphone -

For navigation, communication, and photos.

Charger and adapter -

To keep your devices powered.

Camera (optional) -

To capture memories.

Noise-canceling headphones -

For relaxation and noise reduction.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are widely accepted, but some smaller establishments may only accept cash.

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