It’s a girls’ trip to do girls things with your best friends and we are going to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the south of Thailand: Phuket. The island of Phuket makes a great holiday destination for a girl-themed holiday, with lots of fun things to do for you all! There is always something to see, places to visit and somewhere to dance to make this trip just perfect. Here are 9 girls’ things to do in Phuket:
1. Hit the beach
Surely, the first thing you girls will be doing is visiting the beach. Phuket has got many, many beautiful beaches, both desolate and crowded. Time to pack your beach sarong and hat, a high factor bottle of sunblock, a good pair of sunglasses and some great looking bikinis so you and the girls are all set to head off to the white sandy shores of Phuket. It’s the best place on earth to work on that gorgeous tan to make everyone at home feel jealous, swim in the azure blue water of the ocean and sip tropical drinks, starting with a healthy coconut before switching to those delicious tropical Mojitos and Pina Coladas. This day can’t go wrong!
2. Stroll around the night market
Most girls love to stroll around traditional markets, looking for souvenirs, tasting some of that great local Thai food and allowing the colours, scents, and crowds of these markets to enchant you. Phuket has got a few of these lively night markets. Make sure you don’t miss out on a visit to the Bohemian Chillva Market and the lively Naka Weekend Market, both located in Phuket town and open from 4 pm till late.
3. Get a massage
Time to loosen those muscles up with a traditional Thai Massage. Surely, there is no better way to relax and stretch your body, preparing it for some more adventures and beach parties. Getting a Thai Massage is not difficult at all, as it is offered everywhere on the street. Why not go for a massage by the beach so you can calm your mind with the sound of the sea. Just perfect!
4. Stay in a private luxury villa
What would be better, than having a private pool luxury villa just for you and your girlfriends to enjoy some good girlie time together? Shake and sip some homemade cocktails in your Phuket garden, play your favourite music, jump in and out of your own private swimming pool and come home to a wonderful private bedroom after exploring the nightlife of Phuket. Sounds wonderful, right? If you want to be in the heart of Phuket’s parties, stay in a villa in Patong. But if you want somewhere quieter, Bang Tao is a better option.
5. Explore the nightlife of Patong
Patong is famous for its outrageous, colourful and crazy nightlife. A stay on Phuket Island with the girls would not be complete without visiting the infamous Bangla Road, home to endless bright shining neon lights, all-night bars, transvestites, ping pong shows and happening discotheques. Be careful with those ‘buckets’ of alcohol, get your dancing shoes on and simply enjoy the craziness!
6. Shopping, shopping, shopping
There is no way around it, we girls have a weak spot for shopping. Well, good news for you girls as there are plenty of options for you. The Central Festival in Phuket is a large indoor air-conditioned shopping mall, located just outside of Phuket Town. An endless array of boutique shops and branded clothing stores await. Perfect to shop till you drop on a sunny day when the outside heat just gets too hot to handle.
7. Trip to the Similan islands
It’s a bit of a trip to get there, but once you made it, you are in paradise! The islands, 9 in total, are part of a national park, listed to become a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Similan Islands are great to visit with a 4 days 4 nights diving trip if your and the girls are up for some underwater adventure. The seawater surrounding the islands are the bluest you have ever seen and the marine life is truly magical! Do not that the islands are only to be visited from November to May, during the rainy season, the national park is closed.
8. Kayaking at Hongs of Phang Nga
Surround yourself in the unspoilt nature of south Thailand. Kayaking at the Hongs of Phang Nga is a great way to do this! Not only are the surroundings jaw-droppingly beautiful, it is also a fun activity to do together with friends, paddling on the crystal clear water and stopping somewhere for a yummy picnic break.
9. Sunset drinks and party at Paradise Beach Club
Paradise Beach Club is indeed a paradise, and it has become iconic over the years. This beach club is idyllically located right on the sandy shore, in a quiet bay near to Patong Beach. This tropical cabana-style beach club is great to visit both in the daytime and in the evening when the party kicks off. In the day, you can relax on the bean bags, swim or go sea kayaking. At night, you can dance the night away until the early hours of the morning. Paradise Beach Club also organises full moon parties. Check their website here.
Well, what are you waiting for? Get the girls together and arrange this trip of a lifetime. You won’t regret it!
Written by Stephanie Peeters of Villa-Finder.com