Depart the hotel at 08:00 for a captivating full-day exploration of Phuket that leaves the beaches behind and delivers a fascinating window into the food, culture, history and spirit of the island.
The first stop will be Phuket’s old town, where Sino-Portuguese shophouses line the town’s lively streets. We’ll stop at Sang Tham Shrine before wandering down Talang Road. After a brief walk around the area, we’ll enjoy a dim sum breakfast and local coffee.
Next, we’ll get acquainted with the island’s most famous religious sites with a visit to Wat Chalong. Wat Chalong, officially named Wat Chaitararam, is the island’s most important temple. The ornate buildings house a number of statues and intricate wall paintings depicting the Buddha’s life story.
Afterwards, a well-deserved seafood lunch is next on the menu at a local restaurant along Chalong Beach.
From here we’ll head to Promthep Cape, located on the island’s southwestern most point. The terraced walkways afford epic views of the Andaman Sea, Nai Harn, and on clear days, as far as Phi Phi.
To finish up the day, we’ll make a stop at Chalong Distillery, which crafts local rum using sugar from sustainably-grown Thai sugarcane. There’ll be ample opportunity to explore their facilities and learn how the rum is distilled and bottled before enjoying a cocktail of choice.
Return to the hotel at 17.00