GO ISLAND HOPPING
Hop aboard a deluxe yacht or speedboat to explore the nearby islands. Phuket is surrounded by even more islands including the Similan Islands, a group of nine islands which are popular with divers and Coral Island (Koh Hae), off the southeast coast, which is ringed by reefs.
You can kayak inside caves or snorkel the reefs, and on Sirey Island trace forest trails on a hike. You can also hire a bike to explore the area.
VISIT PHUKET TOWN
Separated by a road bridge from Phuket, Sirey Island is close to all the action. A visit to see the colourful Sino-Portuguese shophouses of Phuket Town is a must. The buildings date back to the 19th Century when Chinese immigrant merchants came to Phuket during the tin mining days.
Many have been restored and now house shops, galleries, bars and restaurants. Be sure to also visit Phuket Town on weekend nights to sample the markets. Here you can feast on curry, candy and cold beer, as well as buy souvenirs. Be ready to bargain!
HELP THE GIBBONS
Head to In Khao Pra Theaw National Park where a Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is in place. Here you can see where rescued gibbons are rehabilitated before being released back to the forest.
They allow visitors to witness some of the gibbons that cannot be released back into the wild.
It’s free though you will have to pay an entrance fee to the National Park
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