We all dream to have an ultimate beach trip and lounge at a beautiful beach deck every time we come across those picturesque dreamy photos on postcards and calendars. Beaches are undoubtedly soothing for those who seek serenity and calmness. At the same time, they are also fun for those who seek adventure and entertainment. Unfortunately, most beach destinations, especially those fancy ones across the Mediterranean and the Caribbean are insanely expensive and beyond the reach of an average traveler. That does not mean that you do not have the right or ability to enjoy a beach holiday.
It is just that you will have to travel farther towards South Asia to land in an equally amazing yet much cheaper beach destination. Thailand is famous for its beaches and islands, and Phuket happens to be the largest and the most happening islands in the country. This beauty came to limelight after the famous Hollywood movie “The Beach.”
Phuket is a perfect beach lover’s destination and can easily be pulled off on a budget. It offers all that you look for on holiday, from serenity to beach parties to adventure sports and sightseeing and food and shopping. Here is how you can make the most of your beach holiday in Phuket on a budget.
The first decision that you will be taking is how to get to Phuket. Your mode of travel and your carrier will determine how much you spend in this part. The more you can save here, the more money you will have to pay on your destination once you are there. Phuket has an international airport but does not have an air traffic network as extensive as the capital. Look out for online airfare apps for cheapest airfares preferably for a direct flight to Phuket. If you are unable to find a reasonably priced direct flight, your best bet would be to take a trip to Bangkok and use a domestic carrier to reach Phuket. Try to travel light and avoid any check-in baggage so that you can take advantage of a no-frills airline.
Plan Your Accommodation
Phuket has numerous accommodation options, from the luxurious Hyatt and Marriott to the low to medium range Ibis followed by the dirt cheap hostels and Airbnb. You can choose where you want to stay according to your budget. If you plan, you can also get some steal deals at some of the most luxurious resorts. Wherever you stay, make sure you are not located too far from the central Patong, or you will end up paying a lot in transportation costs.
What to Do?
Phuket has so much to do that one can quickly get confused. Make no mistakes you cannot possibly cover everything that Phuket offers if you have time and budget constraints so choose your Phuket Tours wisely. Look through what options are available and decide what you would not want to skip at all. For example, if you are an ultimate beach fan, skip the sightseeing in Phuket town and go for a tour to Koh Phi Phi instead. Whatever you choose make sure you bargain as much as possible to get the best reasonable prices.