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Sunset Beach Resort
The best value hotel located at the Quiet Beach Front in Patong Area, Phuket. Sunset Beach Resort is for those wanting to be away from the hustle and bustle of Patongs main strip but close enough to visit it with a very short trip to the town center. Our hotel has many sea view rooms, a free form...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates departing Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney 10 - 31 October 2018.
The most impressive Buddhist temple on the island is Wat Chalong, located in the Mueang Phuket district. The temple is dedicated to two monks – Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who used their knowledge of herbal medicine in the late nineteenth century to assist people during the Chinese rebellion. There are 28 other temples spread around the island if you wish to explore more places of worship and appreciate the intricate architecture.
Not for the faint hearted, a visit to a snake farm can be an educational experience, to learn more about these fascinating creatures. Observe up close Thailand's most poisonous species including the cobra, pit viper and banded krait. Some farms also present shows where handlers perform stunts with the snakes and may include a king cobra kiss.
If you've developed a taste for Thai islands, consider venturing to Koh Samui off Thailand's east coast.
Phuket Airport (HKT)
Flights from Australia to Phuket will disembark at Phuket International Airport.
As the second busiest airport in Thailand, Phuket International Airport welcomes over 3 million passengers per year. Serviced by 10 local and international airlines with world-wide reach, this busy island gateway houses both the international and domestic terminals. Phuket Town and Patong Beach area are approximately 32km from the airport.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Phuket International Airport. Book your Phuket Airport accommodation.
Getting to Phuket
There are several airlines that offer flights to Phuket from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around nine hours and 30 minutes. There are also flights from Sydney that include a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. Flights from Melbourne via Sydney, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur to Phuket take between 12 and 18 hours depending on the stopover. Direct flights from Perth take six hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Brisbane via Sydney, Bangkok or Singapore take around 13 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Phuket
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Phuket from Australia include:
For more on Phuket holidays check out our Phuket travel guide or view our range of Phuket holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours, transfers, breakfast or car hire.