We left the Bangkok Hotel around 4:30 AM and got to the airport around 5:10 AM. We took an early morning flight to Phuket, leaving at 6:20 AM. The flight is one hour and twenty minutes arriving to Phuket International Airport around 8AM. Outside the airport there are booths for taxis and shared taxi minivans.
It cost us 180 baht per person for the shared minivan. If you choose this option keep in mind that it can take up to an hour and a half to get enough people for them to leave the airport. A taxi ride is about 800 baht and you can fit up to 4 people. If you are traveling in a group this might be the best option.
We arrived too late to be able to go to Phi Phi Island. we could not make it because we were in Phuket for a weekend, but we heard it is beautiful and that it is worth the trip, especially if you like snorkeling. Make sure to check out this article if you are interested in visiting Phi Phi Island from Phuket.
Thailand is a very diverse country, full of history, gorgeous landscapes and magical towns and cities. We were only able to visit Bangkok and Phuket, but if you have more time to spend in this amazing country, you should definitely visit more cities Chiang Mai and Phang Nga Bay. Make sure to check out this awesome South Thailand itinerary to plan the best trip to Thailand.
The Ultimate Phuket in 2 Days Itinerary:
Day 1 in Phuket: Explore the city
Then, we decided to enjoy the beach, which was a block away from our hotel. We took a tuk-tuk because with one short weekend we did not wanted to waste time. Jazmin got a henna tattoo on the beach. They wanted to charge between 800 to 1,000 bats but she negotiate the price down to 200 bats. Always ask for a better price. In the worst case they say no to a lower price and you can decide if it is worth it.
We headed back to town to enjoy the many shops lining the streets. The prices were a little high compared to the other parts of Thailand but if you negotiate you can get a good deal.
On the way back to the hotel, we decided to make a quick stop on the beach, were we went for a quick dip enjoy the sunset. The water was perfect and the sunset gorgeous. We went back to the hotel to change to get drinks.
The hotel is perfectly located on the main strip for the nightlife and activities during the day. We walked down the boardwalk, booked a tour for the next day to the James Bond Island.
Day 2 in Phuket: Vist the James Bond Island
The next day, the tour picked us up around 10 AM. We spent nearly two hours between picking up people and driving to the bay.
Once in the boat we stopped to go canoeing. The canoes take you through the mangroves around the island as well as into a few caves.
The next stop was to Koh Panyee, the floating village, where we ate lunch included with the tour. There is not much to see besides the mosque and the village itself with a few small shops and the big restaurant for tourists.
We went to the famous Phang Nga Bay to see where the James Bond movie was filmed. It has a great landscape but not much to see. Honestly, if there is a way to go straight there it is worth going for half a day not a full day. You just need at most one hour to go around the island and that is if you love taking pictures.
Our last stop for the day was the Monkey Temple. In the outside there are tons of monkeys running around. Inside the cave is the temple where you can see a giant resting gold Buddha.
This concluded our tour for the day and our time in Phuket. Once we got back to town, we headed to the airport for Bangkok.