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Which Airlines Operate Flights To Phuket from UK?

  • Thai Airways
  • British Airways
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Air China
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways

How Long Is The Flight from uk To Phuket?

  • Flight from London Heathrow to Phuket is about 15 to 18 hours long with one stopover, depending on the airline.
  • Flight from Manchester to Phuket usually takes 16 to 18 hours. The flight comes with a stopover.
  • Flights from Birmingham to Phuket are sometimes 16 to 20 hours long and have a stopover in between. This too depends on the airline the traveller uses.
  • Flights from London Gatwick to Phuket can be a bit longer. They take 17 to 21 hours to reach their destination with one stopover.

Are there any direct flights to Phuket from UK?

As of June 2018, there are no direct flights available that connect Phuket and the UK, from any major international airport in the country. All the flight to and from Phuket have one or two stopovers.

which Is The Cheapest month Of Year To fly To Phuket?

The cheapest time of the year is to visit Phuket in the rainy season, that is, from May to October. With low tourist volume, you would like the privacy while you stroll on the beaches of Phuket. The beach resorts also enter into a discount war during this period to keep their guestrooms filled. This eventually benefits the traveller as the prices hit an all year low. The monsoon is a time of rebirth for Phuket and the rest of Thailand. Be in Phuket on the cheap, as the land drinks the rejuvenating waters and returns back to life.

Is there a major international airport in Phuket?

Yes, there is a major international airport in Phuket, namely the Phuket International Airport (HKT). The airport is 32 kilometres from the city centre and was a host of 16.8 million passengers in 2017, most of which were tourists coming to the city. The island’s booming tourism industry depends heavily on this international airport. Phuket Airport is the third busiest airport in Thailand.

What are the entry requirements to Phuket for British travellers?

The British passport holder has visa exemption to visit the country for the first thirty days. This waiver can be further extended for another thirty days by visiting the many immigration offices open throughout the country. The British government strongly advises its citizens to not to overstay the visa tenure. In the event you overstay your visa, you might be fined 500 Thai Baht (around £12) per day, with a top ceiling of 20,000 Baht (around £470). As of March 2016, the Thai authorities can enforce detention if the overstay is beyond 42 days and the visitor can be barred from ever entering the country again.

What is the best time to visit Phuket?

The best time to visit Phuket city is in the winter, between the months of November and February. This is the time when Phuket is dry and sunny. The humidity in the air does not bother you during this time and the sea breeze keeps the temperature cool. The average temperature during this time is 25°C. Most tourists visit Phuket during this time of the year, as it is the perfect moment to be at the beach and the sea water is just at the right temperature for diving and snorkelling.

What are the major landmarks in Phuket?

The natural beauty of Thailand is what attracts millions of foreigners to the country each year. Thousands of Britons visit Phuket Town to bask in the Thai sun, enjoy elaborate deep tissue massages and marvel at the marine life just under the ocean surface. The beaches and the temples of the town are breathtaking and they relax the mind, body and soul.

  • The Windmill Viewpoint is the most beautiful ocean viewpoint in the city. The viewpoint looks onto the Nai Harn Beach. The beach is not as vast and extensive as most beaches in Thailand. It only trails the green hills on the coast. That is why few people visit the beach, and you can get some alone time, especially in the early morning. The windmill that the viewpoint is associated with stands on the highest point of the site, and helps in the generation of clean energy. Once done with soaking in the natural beauty, you can feel a bit younger by paragliding over the turquoise waters.
  • Phuket has it all. If the warm beaches are not your cup of tea, then head to a cool and breezy hill nearby. The Khao Rang Hill View Point has the best views of the town below. High up on the hill, the humidity is lower than usual. Have a bite to eat at the restaurants on the hilltop or from the food vendors selling crab curry and banana fritters. The wild monkeys of the area are not shy, they would occupy some of your time if you buy them some fruit. Just keep your distance; they tend to jump into kind strangers’ laps.
  • The Wat Khao Rang is a temple on the hill, on the outskirts of Phuket town. The serenity of the temple convinces the visitor to meditate for inner peace. The calm offered by the temple is unlike any other in the town. Since, most tourist rush to the Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, this temple gets a visit from a few tourists who want to reflect on life in relative peace in a marvellously embellished temple. The Buddha statues are carved along the stairs that swirl around the hill to reach the temple, which is guarded by a hundred dragons clinging to the temple ceiling.
Which events and festivals are celebrated in Phuket?

Phuket’s main source of income lies in the tourism industry. The locals welcome them to join the festivities, to make them feel more welcomed and at home. The Vegetarian Festival is celebrated during the first nine days of the ninth month of the Thai lunar calendar. Delicious vegetarian food is shared and cooked during this festival, particularly around the Jui Tui Shrine in Phuket town. The Festival of Loi Krathong sees thousands of tiny boats made from organic material, carrying a candle symbolizing the hopes and dreams of many, floating away on the ocean surface. Phuket also has a Chinese Diaspora and they, with the rest of the city, celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Thao Thep Krasattri and Thao Si Sunthon were two women who commanded the female army of Phuket to defend the island against a Burmese invasion two hundred years ago. A festival is celebrated to honour their bravery, which includes competitions of Bicycle racing, tug-o-war, foot volleyball and marathons in March every year.

How to get around in Phuket?

Public transport options in Phuket include taxis and Tuk-tuks, which are three-wheeled open air taxi. These are ideal for travelling short distances. Air-conditioned taxis can be hailed at all the prominent resort areas of Phuket town at fares somewhat similar to those being offered by the tuk-tuks. However, when hailing a non-metered taxi it is advisable to bargain on the fares before getting into one. Phuket town also offers local open-air buses that are ideal for touring the town. Motorbike taxi is another popular and quicker way of getting around town.

Which five-star hotels and accommodation are available for stay in Phuket?

Pack your bag and leave for any one of these five-star hotels and resorts below. Your drink, a bed with crisp sheets and a deep tissue Thai massage are waiting for you.

  • The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket
  • Villa Zolitude Resort and Spa
  • The Lantern Hotel
  • The Tint at Phuket Town
  • Ao Chalong Villa & Spa
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