What you should know before hiring a car in Phuket
|Phuket city centre|
|Phuket International Airport (HKT): 10 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Phuket: practical information
Where to rent a car in Phuket
Having a rental car in Phuket is really the best way to get around the island, and the most cost-effective. Pick up a rent car from Phuket Airport. Choose from the usual international brands like Avis, Hertz, National and Sixt. It’s also possible to hire a car in the city centre from local rental companies, which are often cheaper.
Driving in Phuket: parking and other tips
When driving in Thailand, it’s a good idea to do as the locals do. Drive very defensively at first and you’ll notice that most Thais disregard traffic lights and signs and just drive to keep traffic going.
Driving at night in Phuket can be very dangerous. While you may be driving sober, chances are that others are not and accidents happen too frequently.
Road trips from Phuket: what to do, what to see
Prom Thep Cape
Literally “God’s Cape,” this is one of the island’s most remarkable natural landscapes and attracts visitors from all over the world. The high cliffs and spectacular beaches will certainly delight and don’t even get us started on the sunsets!
If you’re interested in going scuba diving while on holidays in Phuket, take your rental car to Chalong Bay. From here, there are several dive spots accessible via local boat. The reefs in this area are extremely healthy and are made up of both soft and solid coral.
Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok is one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Thailand and definitely worth visiting if you’re exploring Phuket. Tours will take you caving, kayaking and even zip lining through forest canopies. There are a ton of leeches here though, so make sure you come wearing socks and trainers.