Backpacking in Phuket, Thailand? We’ve put together great things to do, places to eat, the best time to go and much more to help you get the most out of your time away.  With guides about travelling safely in Phuket alone and getting around the city we can help you plan your backpacking trip to Phuket and as our information is from fellow travellers it may just make planning your trip that bit easier.  Why not share your experiences of travel in Phuket, you can upload your experiences and connect with fellow backpackers.


Phuket is an island connected to the mainland of Thailand via the Sarasin bridge. For many, Phuket is fast becoming a main holiday destination for Thailand, with many tourist attractions and adventure packages to choose from. There are many different areas to stay within Phuket, with the main area being Patong Beach. Recommended attractions include the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, where you get to feed and swim with elephants; sea canoe tours to Phang Nga Bay, where you get to visit amazing water caves and lagoons; speed boat tours to Phi Phi islands, with snorkelling and the site of the movie "The Beach"; and Simon's Cabaret, a fun night of songs and dance by someof Thailand's famous lady boys. Please be aware of tourist traps such as FantaSea and Tiger Kindom that exploit animals and have horrible animal abuse records.

You may be interested in our Bangkok Backpackers Guide and our Chiang Mai Backpackers Guide

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