Planning on visiting Thailand between Christmas and New Year? Rest assured that there will plenty of activities to keep the holiday spirit in full swing. Despite the lack of cold weather and snow you’re going to have a wonderful time.
The Christmas holiday season in Thailand is nothing but fun, sun and loads of relaxation, and Phuket is no exception. Often the busiest time of the year, the days between Christmas and New Year tend to produce the best weather and the prettiest cotton candy sunsets. The sea is calm and clear this time of year, which is perfect for everyone hoping to take advantage of a lazy beach day or two.
If you arrive at Nakalay Palm Resort on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, a hearty Christmas feast should be easy to find at any one of the resorts or restaurants in Patong or Kamala Beach. While both locations are close enough to venture to if you really want to make your tropical Christmas holiday memorable, why not take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen in your suite and prepare a lovely holiday feast to enjoy on your private terrace? Not only will it bring you closer to the loved ones you are travelling with, but it is also a wonderful way to settle right into your holiday unit and feel relaxed and at ease. Check out the galleries HERE and the You Tube Channel HERE.
The days between Christmas and New Year in Phuket tend to be extremely festive, and anywhere you visit on the island will be full of holiday cheer. As the weather is favourable this time of the year, it makes sense to enjoy many of the outdoor activities that Phuket has to offer. Sea canoeing, scuba diving or snorkelling sailing and many other water based activities are available. A family-friendly activity and a great way to spend a day is to rent a traditional longtail boat and head off of Phuket’s west coast to explore the outlying islands.
Perhaps you are looking for a more spiritual experience? A visit to any of Phuket’s intricate Buddhist temples or the Big Buddha can be a very eye-opening experience and give great insight into the island’s predominant religion.
It is also highly recommended to visit the charming Phuket Old Town district with its cosy coffee shops and Sino-Portuguese architecture. Be sure to explore one of the many fresh markets scattered across the island. The markets are great for photo opportunities as well as sampling local tropical fruits and shopping for ingredients for any of your daily meals.
There truly is so much to do in Phuket in the days that fall between Christmas and New Year. It is best to spend days basking in the sun, enjoying the lovely beaches and pleasant weather. When night falls, head into any of the beach neighbourhoods to enjoy a wander, perhaps a drink and plenty of people watching. If solitude is what you seek, take advantage of your suite at Nakalay Palm Resort while enjoying a nice glass of wine on the terrace listening to nature’s surrounding sounds.
Ushering in the New Year in Phuket is a very festive occasion. Most of the restaurants, resorts, bars and pubs throw some sort of New Year’s Eve party with great prices on food and drinks.
Often times, these establishments have live entertainment and put on a wonderful buffet of both Thai classics and Western favourites. Head over to the beach communities just before midnight. The Phuket beaches will be buzzing with people enjoying the lively atmosphere. Many will be sending off paper lanterns in the hopes of good luck into the sky and waiting for the countdown. Most of Phuket’s beach neighbourhoods have a fireworks show to ring in the New Year.
If you are interested in spending Christmas and New Year in Phuket, contact Nakalay Palm Resort via email at and we will do our best to accommodate you in one of our many self-catering accommodations.