Are you dreaming of white, sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters? Do you love the nightlife and want a vacation spot with plenty of clubs? Or are you more into walking tours, visiting temples, and gorgeous architecture?

Well, what if we told you that you could have it all in one place? All you have to do is book a stay at the Club Med Phuket resort.

Today, we’re going to show you what this incredible destination has to offer, how to find it, and why you should always travel with Club Med. Without further ado, let’s get into it!

A Closer Look at Phuket

First, let’s break down Phuket for those travelling for the first time. Phuket is one of the southern provinces of Thailand, consisting of the island of Phuket, and an additional 32 smaller islands off its coast.

Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island, and it lies in the Andaman Sea, having once been one of the biggest trading routes between China and India. It’s a mostly mountainous island, with lush, green forests stretching out as far as the eye can see.

Another really interesting fact about Phuket is that, from north to south, the island is only 48 km long, and its width is 21 km. So no matter where you are on the island, getting over to the other side should be a breeze.

Best Months to Visit

Like many other island nations that sit close to the equator, Phuket features a tropical monsoon climate. That means that the year is divided into the dry and wet seasons, with the former running from December to March, and the latter covering the remaining eight months.

Also, since the enchanting island is so close to the equator, the average temperature is pretty high and comes to around 32°C. The annual low, on the other hand, is 25°C, which is still pretty warm, so make sure to pack lots of sunscreen!

If you decide to visit the Club Med Phuket resort during the dry season, you should still expect occasional rainfall. But no matter when you end up going, we’re certain you’re going to fall in love with the magical Thai island just as we did.

Culture and Customs

The island is a melting pot of different cultures, religions, and history. Its population, like Thailand’s, is mostly Buddhist, but about 20% of people are Muslims. There are also lots of people of Chinese ancestry making up the demographic of this fascinating little island.

When visiting Phuket, or Thailand in general, know that Thai people hold the royal family in high regard. As a visitor, you should also show respect to the Thai Royal family, and avoid being critical toward them.

Also, if you decide to visit any of the striking temples, dress appropriately, and take your shoes off before heading inside. This custom also applies if you’re visiting someone’s home and even some shops.

Attractions and Hotspots

There’s just so much to see and visit inside and outside of your stunning Club Med Phuket resort. To help you narrow down (or expand) your list, we’ve come up with some of our favourite hotspots that you can’t afford to miss.

Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay is a marine wonderland that leaves all tourists breathless. It’s a natural paradise, surrounded by limestone cliffs, out-of-this-world rock formations, caves, and islets. There’s even a fishing village built over the water, on stilts. Now, there’s something you don’t see every day!

There are countless ways to get to Phang Nga Bay, and the amazing thing is that visitors can go there, no matter the time of year! It sits northeast and southwest of the monsoon seasons, which means that the waters are calm and steady year-round. So the scenic wonders of Phang Nga Bay await even those with seasickness.

Phi Phi Islands

As one of Phuket’s most popular destinations, Phi Phi island offers beautiful pristine beaches with white, soft-powder sands. There’s so much to do in Phi Phi, including scuba diving, snorkelling, rock climbing, hiking, and even partying. It’s the ideal spot for those who want to lounge around in the sun, do a bit of exercise, and then dance the night away.

Bangla Road

Speaking of partying, you can hit up Bangla Road if you want to experience the nightlife outside your lavish Phuket resort. It’s the street that comes alive after sunset, filled with neon lights, friendly tourists and locals, and electrifying music.

Most of the street's length is occupied by beer bars, pubs, restaurants, shops, and a few go-go bars. And if you want to stay on the road, you can check out any number of enchanting street performances happening every night.

Similan Islands

As one of the best-known island groups in the Andaman Sea, the picturesque Similan Islands attract thousands of tourists each year. This tiny but mighty archipelago is famed as one of the best diving areas in the world, and it’s a popular spot for yachts and boat tours.

The Similan Islands sit 84 km northwest of Phuket, but those looking to explore the vibrantly captivating sea life of Thailand should definitely visit. Beneath the gentle waves of the clear waters lies the most spectacular coral growth and marine creatures.

Old Phuket Town

If you venture out of your luxurious Phuket resort, we highly recommend visiting Old Phuket Town. This part of town is beaming with a rich history, and it’s the place to find stunning temples and shrines.

Alongside the religious buildings, you’ll find quaint little cafes, with the most inviting scents just drawing you in. And for a bit of shopping, you can visit any of the beautifully preserved shophouses.

Club Med: Best Phuket Resort

If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime, transformative experience when visiting Phuket, we’re the ones to help you do it. With sustainability in mind, we offer a way for travellers to experience all the beauty and elegance of Thailand whilst in our Phuket resort.

Our guests have access to three types of rooms, all of varying sizes, amenities, and layouts. There’s Superior, Deluxe, and Suite, all of which incorporate classic Thai styles with vibrant colours and exotic wood.

When you travel with Club Med, you’ll have all three meals covered and restaurants offering traditional dishes from Thailand. There is also our Kids Club, which welcomes children from the ages of four months to 17 years, with something for every age group.

The best part is that when you travel with Club Med, you travel carefree. You can book your flight with us, and enjoy a safe and peaceful roundtrip transfer from the airport. But that’s not all.

What to Do in Club Med Phuket

If you want to experience the electrifying life in Thailand without having to leave your modern and comfortable resort, you don’t have to. At Club Med Phuket, we offer 25 activities that are included in your stay, along with 16 on-demand activities. And we’re happy to say, we have something for everyone.

Do you want a relaxing massage or a rejuvenating facial treatment? Or would you love to spend quality time with your partner? Just head on over to the Club Med Spa by Bliss.

Would you love to go out on an excursion and connect with nature, the culture, and the people of Phuket? Just choose your adventure and let us take care of the organisation. We can also help you see the vibrant sea life of Phuket by organizing your dives.

If you want to be active during your trip, we offer Thai boxing, fitness, golf, archery, tennis, and trapeze lessons for our guests. We even have basketball and beach volleyball fields for fans of team sports.

Once the day is behind you and the sun starts to set, you can enjoy a tasty meal in our restaurant. And what goes best with a meal if not a show? We have live music, local entertainment, DJ sets, and varied artistic performances that you will surely enjoy.

What’s New in Our Phuket Resort

If you’ve been to our Phuket resort before, you might be glad to know that we’ve made some wonderful, new improvements. And if you haven’t, well, there’s just that much more for you to discover.

Bamboo Shark Nursery
We have collaborated with Oceans For All foundation as part of our Happy to Care Program and are helping breed bamboo sharks in a nursery. One of the activities children in the Mini Club Kids can participate in is feeding the baby sharks. In this activity, they will learn how and why they’re important to the ecosystem of the island.

Renovated Main Restaurant & Bar
Recently, we’ve renovated our restaurant Mamuang, as well as the Sanook Bar. The newly refreshed spaces have a warm and inviting ambience, coupled with food and drink that’s beyond delicious.

Revitalised Entertainment
Our refurbished theatre, equipped with stunning furniture, a bright LED screen and lighting, invites our guests to be part of an immersive live experience. It’s certain to awaken your senses and blow your mind.

Magic Tribe Show
If you love adventure, music, and being amazed, we recommend seeing the Magic Tribe show when in our Phuket resort. To ensure the show is as immersive as can be, we use electronic screens, light, and sound. All of that, coupled with a fantastic cast, promises to be an experience that you won’t forget.

Corporate Resort Packages

If you’re looking for a unique corporate experience in paradise, consider the Club Med Meetings & Events Package. Your group can explore the resort and hold meetings in one of our state-of-the-art meeting rooms. We also have a wide range of team-building activities, and offer resort exclusivity, with 340 rooms.

The Best of Phuket

Visit an Elephant Sanctuary

If you want to skip elephant rides and opt for something more ethical, we recommend visiting one of the four elephant sanctuaries in Phuket. There, you can see the majestic creatures in their natural habitats, frolicking, and playing in the mud. With Club Med, getting close to these gentle giants is very easy, and it’s one of the excursions we can organize for you.

Get a Massage

After a long day of snorkelling, diving, swimming, and enjoying the sun, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as a good massage.

Of course, if you want to pamper yourself and have a serene and relaxing massage at our resort, we can make it happen! We offer aromatherapy massages, Thai Roma massages, and coconut compresses that will help you decompress. And all of that is on the premises!

Don’t Ignore the Red Flags on Beaches

While there’s no doubt your Phuket holiday will be a magical one, largely due to the stunning beaches, you should be careful if you’re visiting Phuket during monsoon season. Between May and November, you have to look out for rip currents and pay attention to the flags posted on the beaches. If you see a red flag, stay out of the sea that day, and enjoy a dip in our pools or grab some food in the restaurant.

Why You Should Choose Club Med for Your Phuket Resort Vacation

A majestic jewel in Thailand’s ornate crown, Phuket has some of the finest beaches in the world. That, combined with the rich culture and thrilling nightlife, truly makes the island a perfect getaway for all.

So if you’re still unsure which tropical destination to leave your mark on, consider Phuket. And for the most incredible, all-inclusive, sustainable, and relaxing vacation, choose the Club Med Phuket resort.

Want to learn more about the resort? Take a tour of our Club Med resort in Phuket and see all the wonders that it has to offer!

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