Hidden Gems Places To Visit in Phuket, Thailand


  1. 5.0 Organic Thai Cooking school (96 reviews)
    - Awesome Thai cooking
    Cooking Classes
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    A souvenir for a lifetime Take home a delicious and nutritious lifelong souvenir from Thailand which you can share with your family and friends. At our Thai cooking class we teach you how to make a wide selection of the most popular Thai food,we also offer vegetarian and vegan dishes. Less is more To ensure that our cooking lessons are of higher quality we have kept our class sizes very small. Custom made menu Our small class sizes allows our students to make their own menus,there is no need to follow a preset menu for the day like you would in bigger classes.You can make dishes ranging from Thai stir fry vegetables to squid cake.We also provide a private Thai cooking class at no extra cost. Since 2009 Our cooking lessons with a highly qualified teacher who has more than 12 years of teaching experience,take place in a Phuket Thai traditional open air kitchen surrounded by a tropical garden. See more..
  2. 5.0 Shine Spa Phuket (93 reviews)
    - Best Thai massage ever!
    Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Spas
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    At Shine Spa, we illuminate your path to wellness with suiting body and mind treatment for relaxation and long-lasting total balance. Select from an extensive menu of therapies and rituals including Mindfulness massage. Or, immerse in one of our Signature Authentic Journey packages of unwinding, replenishing and renewing. See more..
  3. 5.0 Phuket Elephant Care (84 reviews)
    - Elated and Highly Recommended
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    We went with our 5 kids all of which are above 11th an old and had an awesome time, they have a baby named perfume who is super cheeky but adorable. The experience was so humane and absolutely beautiful to experience this beautiful creature in their own habitat. As for the staff - they are so amazing and hilarious, cheeky themselves and love playing around. Highly recommend. See more..
  4. 5.0 LeSpa by Stay (74 reviews)
    - Great Spa
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Spas
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    LeSpa by Stay offers its suite of distinctive treatments in 17 treatment rooms, tastefully adorned in subtle sophistication. Guests will reawaken their senses with the gentle touch and exceptional attention provided by highly-trained therapists, along with the use of PAÑPURI and PHYTOMER skincare products and treatments. Ensuring that guests are accorded only the best spa experiences, at LeSpa by Stay you will be treated to a haven of exclusivity and state-of-the-art facilities including a relaxation lounge, female and male lockers, as well as an Onsen. See more..
  5. 5.0 Phuket Elephant House Sanctuary (64 reviews)
    - Unique and great!!!
    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    This was a very unique experience! It is very nice to see how the rescued old ladies is being well treated in this place. The guide is such a kind guy that explains everything very well. Each elephant has a caretaker and they are all kind and fun. You can see how the elephants like and listen to them. Each of the 4 “girls” have different personalities. You can feed them, mud bath them, walk them to the lake and rinse them. You do it only if you want with no pressure. You can interact and touch them, and the caretakers will guide you the best way. I really loved this unique experience. Oh, they serve you cold water and fruits! See more..
  6. 5.0 Sail In Asia (63 reviews)
    - Excellent School, competent teachers
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Boat Tours
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    Thanks to Mike, Rob, Adam, David, K Jum, Sun and all the rest of the team. Very competent and professional team. I would like to mention especially Rob, who remains calm and professional even in the hariest of situations (we had Beaufort 7 rain storms in October). His calm competence allowed us to become beginner Skippers. The boats need a little TLC but I'm sure this will be arranged as soon as the Covid regulations are lifted here in Thailand. Highly recommend team, highly recommended sailing school! Thanks for your patience with us! See more..
  7. 5.0 Sutai Muay Thai Phuket (57 reviews)
    - Fatastic!
    Monday: 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Sports Camps & Clinics
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    The Sutai gym was created by former Muay Thai champions that have the same passion to succeed. We have true understanding of the dedication that is required to achieve your goals; whether it’s to master a new skill, commit to losing weight or to become a world champion. Our strength is that alongside our training programmes for active and aspiring competition fighters, we have adapted the Muay Thai training regime to fit the needs of those who are seeking a fun and social fitness programme. Just let us understand your goals and we can tailor a package to suit you. Here at Sutai Phuket we are proud to have a Gracie Barra BJJ Gym complete with class schedules and open mat times. See more..
  8. 5.0 Phuket Nature Elephant Reserve (54 reviews)
    - Lovely place were elephants are well cared for
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Located near the famous beaches on the west coast of Phuket Thailand, the Phuket Nature Elephant Reserve is an educational, sustainable and eco-friendly elephant sanctuary providing a safe home to overworked and tired elephants rescued from the Thailand tourist industry. At the Phuket Nature Elephant Reserve, we invite visitors to come and learn about our beautiful gentle giants, observe and look after them at our stunning natural jungle elephant sanctuary in a sustainable manner that eliminates stress while providing a real connection and experience to our visitors. The Half-Day Elephant Safari Experience covers: - Meet & feed the elephants - Hydrotherapy pool - Mud & sand spa - Herbal treatment - Elephant life & vet care - Elephant Dung Recycling Centre - Nature Jungle Hike to a lookout with the elephants - Lunch with free cooking demonstration - Free stainless steel water bottle - Hotel pick up and drop off Thank you See more..
  9. 5.0 Rattachai Muay Thai Gym - Day Classes (35 reviews)
    - Best training experience in Chalong...
    Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Sports Camps & Clinics
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    Come train and discover Muay Thai with us in our brand new Muay Thai Training Center. We offer Muay Thai group classes or private Muay Thai training by our experienced trainers. We are Conveniently located Chalong, Phuket See more..
  10. 5.0 Cool Spa Phuket (23 reviews)
    - Best spa ever !!!
    Monday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spas
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    At Cool Spa, traditional techniques are offered alongside modern spa treatments such as sport massages, refreshing herbal exfoliations and soothing full body wraps. Thai traditional massage traces its roots back more than 2500 years to the arts of Chinese medicine and Indian Yoga. Treatments can be enjoyed either in our professional treatment rooms at Cool Spa Phuket. **Sri panwa as Best Luxury Resort Spa 2013 by World Luxury Spa Awards **Award of Outstanding Performance for Health Tourism (Hotel/Resort & Spa) **Award of Outstanding Performance for Health Tourism (Hotel/Resort & Spa) - by The 9th Thailand Tourism Awards 2013. See more..
  11. 4.5 Elephant Family Phuket (99 reviews)
    - Family Day with the Elephants
    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    We decided on this Elephant Park as it offered a shorter trip rather then the full morning program. It was a fantastic few hours. We were a little terrified at the first section when we were feeding the elephants. We were backed into a corner and it felt a little intimidating with no where to go and 4 beautiful but enormous elephants bearing down on us. However they were really gentle and well behaved. You can tell they put the elephants through their paces with several tours a day and only 4 elephants on show. However, once the elephants get to the showers and mud bath you can tell this is their favourite part as they start to relax and really enjoy all the attention. They seem well looked after and happy, especially the two cheeky "twins" and their little brother! Very playful and they certainly love to swim. We thoroughly enjoyed it. See more..
  12. 4.5 Community Park (95 reviews)
    - Good place to be with children and very nice and clean
    Spent 1-2 hours Parks
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  13. 4.5 Maithon Island (Honeymoon Island) (88 reviews)
    - Superb! Must visit!
    Islands
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    We went as a group of friends (4 ppl) for a one day trip by sailing catamaran. The whole trip was worth the money. Although not much activity to do on the island, but if you like a very private beach with nice blue sea and white sand. You'd love this island as much as we do! See more..
  14. 4.5 Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham (77 reviews)
    - Spectacular!
    Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
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    We just got back from Phuket & spent our Christmas break there. I enjoyed this place more than The Big Buddha! I don’t understand why one review said this place is small & not worth it. WRONG! This temple is huge & totally worth the visit! For one, it was practically empty when we went, so we got to enjoy walking around without a huge crowd. This is one of the few less visited temples compared to the other more popular ones, so if you want to avoid a bigger crowd, go to this one! The intricate details on the structures & the “Gods” were impeccable!! Truly a spectacular & solemn place! See more..
  15. 4.5 Chalong Night Market (75 reviews)
    - People posting here incorrectly
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Most of the reviews have been placed here incorrectly and are actually for the Phuket Town night market and not Chalong which is relatively small and within the Home Pro complex in Chalong. See more..
  16. 4.5 Raya Dive Center (64 reviews)
    - Mesmerising!!
    Scuba & Snorkelling
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    this is my second time diving in racha with the raya Dive center, and i gotta be honest, it is much better than i my dream!!! this time i finished my open water dive course. and i would not go with any other dive center because the experience, the service, the smile and the attention to details made me forget all my stress and enjoy the dives, as if i was in a dream world. thank you nana, thank you my instructor OU and thank you to the rest of the team. we are coming back next year to relive the same dream. thank you so much guys!!! See more..
  17. 4.5 Takeoff Landing (51 reviews)
    - Great Beach for AvGeeks
    Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lookouts
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    Firstly, most people come here for the plane spotting. Regardless which is the active runway, you'll get the experience of a close up view of the many aircraft that cycle through Phuket. With such a busy airport as Phuket, you won't need to wait long between movements. Secondly, the beach is a long sand beach, free to use, clean and fronts directly onto the Andaman Sea. Good for swimming! Thirdly, there is a small little street market at the location the little trikes can set you down, pick you up. So you can grab some cheap eats or drinks for your stay at the beach, or for your ride home after. Этот пляж популярен у российских туристов. See more..
  18. 4.5 Royal Armani Suit (37 reviews)
    - Excellent and speedy service, amazing and reasonably priced suits
    Spent 1-2 hours Factory Outlets
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    Mr. Sunny, the owner of Royal Armani Suit, is a very friendly individual. At first, you may think he tries to sell you the whole shop, but it is just his personality, as I came to discover over numerous visits. I am fairly familiar with tailors, having my suits made in Hong Kong and China, but I had never received such fast and good service. It takes more or less 4 days to get a suit made, including 2 fittings for a perfect product. Mr. Sunny will take an almost perfect product back to make it absolutely perfect... this is what I call service! Also, once you have your measures on file, things become even faster. You just go, pick a fabric, a style, and come back next day for the first fitting. At the second fitting, Sunny's well trained eye will detect every detail to fix and you will get a perfect suit. Try Royal Armani and you will not be disappointed. I have a closet full of his suits, waistcoats, shirts and leather jackets. See more..
  19. 4.5 Vegetarian Festival Phuket (37 reviews)
    - Culture, culture, culture!
    Cultural Events
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    Celebrated over 9 days in October, this Chinese festival dictates a strict vegetarian diet and period of abstinence whilst locals pray to the Nine Emperor Gods. Dressed in white, it is a time for the purification of both body and mind, and a time to display impressive feats to the Gods. These include severe body mutilation acts - by way of facial piercings using knives and swords - and group fire walking. Large parades of people dressed in white roam the streets, with some members taking a shamen trance state, dancing and performing in front of the gathered crowds. All the while, there is a wonderful selection of vegetarian food on offer, making this a real treat for non meat eaters! See more..
  20. 4.5 Suwit Muay Thai Training Camp & Gym (36 reviews)
    - 1 month at Suwit
    Sports Camps & Clinics
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    Suwit muay thai camp are welcomed anyone to train muay thai with us. Suwit muay thai camp can train from professional or beginner. See more..
  21. 4.5 Holy Trinity Church in Phuket (33 reviews)
    - Very special and unforgettable place
    Religious Sites
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    Ориентируйтесь на Монумент победы — храм находится от него в шести километрах по направлению к аэропорту. После Монумента (двигаемся в сторону аэропорта) будут супермаркеты Makro и Tesco. После светофора отсчитайте три пешеходных моста через трассу и разворачивайтесь. Первый поворот налево — наш. В переулке есть указатели. Для таксистов-тайцев есть еще ориентир Wat Pra Tong; наша сои — соседняя. See more..
  22. 4.5 Wat Karon (31 reviews)
    - Authentic Thai temple
    Religious Sites
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    It was great to walk around the grounds, very theraputic and relaxing. Now it is quiet, so year can hear the monks chanting See more..
  23. 4.5 Wat Sri Sunthon (Wat Lipon) (31 reviews)
    - Great atmosphere
    Spent 1-2 hours Religious Sites
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    Great place to visit if you stay in the neighborhood. Unusual architecture, bright colors. There are stairs going up to Budda. See more..
  24. 4.5 Kamala Muay Thai Gym (26 reviews)
    - Best Thai Boxing gym for training
    Spent 1-2 hours Sports Camps & Clinics
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    Kamala Muay Thai Gym is a locally owned community Gym. The gym provides Muay Thai training and classes for local students and tourists of all levels. Classes are 1 on 1 with a qualified instructor, however group fitness classes can be arrange for those that wish to train as a group with one trainer. The gym is a new addition to the Kamala area and welcomes beginners to the sport. See more..
  25. 4.5 Apichart art gallery (25 reviews)
    - Talented Artist
    Art Galleries
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    Brilliant artist. Some of the original artwork is breathtaking. Very reasonable pricing & prepared to negotiate on the final $. See more..

What's a Hidden gem?

We call places hidden gems that are new, extremely good, but are not that popular yet - you should check them out. The criteria is to have a rating of 4.5 or more and more than 20 reviews and less than 100 reviews.