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Filipinos’ Travel Guide To Visiting Phuket In 2022

Phuket is known the world-over for its pristine beaches, and  is definitely one of the most sought-after vacation destinations. Thailand’s largest island has an impressive array of hotels, resorts, and activities that are sure to help you make new memories. Read on for your ultimate guide to traveling to Phuket in the new normal!

 

Travel Guidelines and Requirements

First things first: Make sure that you have an approved Thailand Pass. The Thailand Pass is an all-in-one place where you can upload and easily access all your travel information. Learn more in this informative video from the Thailand Embassy:

As of June 2022, the required documents for entry to Thailand are: 

          • Philippine passport
          • Flight itinerary (to confirm arrival date) 
          • Certificate of full vaccination (2 doses) 
          • Proof of COVID-19 Insurance policy (10,000USD minimum coverage)

Unvaccinated travelers have the additional requirement of booking an Alternate Quarantine hotel for five nights or presenting an RT-PCR test result that is no older than 72 hours before your departure date. Similar requirements are needed for your flight back, as well. Click here for a convenient RT-PCR test package when in Phuket! 

 

 

As long as you can complete all these travel requirements, Philippine passport holders can stay in Thailand for up to 30 days without a visa! 

How To Get To Phuket

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It’s important to keep in mind that there are no direct flights to Phuket from Manila. Travel time is a minimum of six hours, with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia or Singapore. You can book connecting flights to Phuket with these airlines:

          • Philippine Airlines
          • Air Asia
          • Thai Airlines
          • Bangkok Airways
          • Singapore Airlines
          • Thai Smile
          • Scoot

To have continued access to your travel information, hotel bookings, and other activities, avail of any one of these internet/data packages! Prices start at 10USD for a local sim card!

 

Have a hassle-free transfer from the airport to your hotel with these affordable packages, starting from 10USD for shared transfers and 21USD for private transfers. Click here for more information!

 

If you prefer to drive yourself around, check out this car rental service from Phuket International Airport! Just make sure to have a driver’s license (or an International Driving Permit), your passport, a valid ID, and a credit card! Prices start at 33USD. Click here for more information!

 

 

Where To Stay

Seaview Patong Hotel

via Seaview Hotel
via Seaview Hotel
via Seaview Hotel

Enjoy a beachfront view and location with the Seaview Patong Hotel. This amazing package even includes a hassle-free airport transfer service and complimentary breakfast for two! Prices start at 118USD for a one night stay for two. Click here for more information! 

 

 

Crest Resort and Pool Villas

via Crest Phuket
via Crest Phuket
via Crest Phuket

This five-star resort has an amazing view of the beach that you can admire from your very own private balcony! Prices start at 105USD! Click here for more information.

 

 

Where To Eat

Secret Cliff Restaurant

via Secret Cliff Resort
via Secret Cliff Resort

Enjoy traditional Thai dishes with a picturesque view of Karon Beach. This package includes a round-trip transfer service from your hotel to the restaurant! Prices start at 24USD. Click here for more information! 

 

 

 

Blue Elephant Restaurant

via Blue Elephant
via Blue Elephant

Located in a gorgeous Sino-Portuguese house, this restaurant offers the best authentic Thai cuisine on the island. Blue Elephant offers a three-star Michelin experience with your choice of set menus. Book your own table with Blue Elephant Restaurant, starting at 44USD. 

 

 

Naughty Nuri’s In the Forest

via Naughty Nuri’s Thailand
via Naughty Nuri’s Thailand

Its unique Balinesian cuisine is what makes Naughty Nuri’s a must-try food destination on the island. Make sure to order yourself some of their famous BBQ pork ribs with Indonesian fried rice for the ultimate island experience. Prices start at 23USD for a set menu for two. Click here for more information! 

 

 

 

Things To Do

Day Tour Adventure

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Experience rafting, ATV trails, the elephant/waterfall trek, and more with this all-in-one adventure package! Choose from different combinations of activities, including hotel transfers and one meal, starting at 39USD. Click here for more information! 

 

 

Phuket City Day Tour

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Explore the city of Phuket with this guided half-day tour! See the city’s most famous attractions and experience local life through its temples and markets. The tour includes snacks, soda, and a roundtrip hotel transfer. Prices start at 21USD. Click here for more information! 

 

 

Dolphin’s Bay

via Dolphin’s Bay

Visit one of the world’s largest dolphinariums and have the chance to see these wonderful creatures up-close. You can get tickets to watch the dolphins and their trainers at work for one of the most unique shows on the island! Prices start at 8USD. Click here for more information! 

 

 

Tiger Kingdom Phuket

Are you ready for a very close encounter with one of the biggest predators? See tigers and cheetahs up-close and get the chance to take your photo with them! This package comes with a ticket to the exciting attraction, as well as a roundtrip hotel transfer. Prices start at 23USD. Click here for more information!

 

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