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Phuket in March
Written by Shrinidhi H on May 12, 2022 Share on

Phuket in March – A comprehensive guide for extraordinary vacation!

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and one of the most famous tourist attractions. Tourists from all over the world gather in Phuket to experience an amazing adventure.  During your vacation in Phuket, you can enjoy open-sea boat tours, beautiful sunsets, live shows, adventurous water sports and more. Are you confused about what to do in Phuket in March? Read down to find out more about the best activities to do, weather and festivals to attend in Phuket.

Weather in Phuket in March

The dry season comes to an end in March, and the hot season begins, with average temperatures increasing up to a high of 34°C.  So, Phuket in March is hot, especially in the second half of the month, thus staying in an air-conditioned hotel is strongly advised. Rainfall is still scarce, averaging 40mm over eight days in March, and when it does come, it usually comes in small proportions. 34°C is the average maximum temperature.

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Top Things to do in Phuket in March

1. Boat tour 

On a boat tour, you’ll pass breathtaking views through limestone cliffs that rise vertically from the surface of the water. Travellers can take a half-day excursion to James Bond Island or a full-day tour to Panny Island’s fishing villages. And also, you can visit the Islamic floated islands, where you can enjoy a Thai lunch. You could also make a trip to Phi Phi Island’s clear blue waters and relax on the gorgeous white sands. This could be one of the best things that you can do in Phuket in March.

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Also Read: Phi Phi Island in Phuket: A Guide to Visiting Thailand’s Island Jewel

2. Parties

Phuket is renowned as a destination for parties and nightlife. Paton’s Bangla Road is an undisputed nightlife centre with flashy lights, loud party music, and a crazy young crowd dancing to live bands and international DJ songs. 

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Vibrant world-class nightclubs, bars and restaurants awaken the city at sunset. While partying in Phuket, don’t forget to visit the clubs, restaurants, and bars near the beach. This is one of Phuket’s most spectacular attractions.

Also Read: 7 Best Night Clubs in Phuket For the Best Party Vibes

3. Bar hopping 

Due to the turbulent and lively atmosphere of this place, bar hopping on Bangla Road is at the top of the list of things to do in Phuket.  Perfect for solo travellers, evening dances, music and groups of friends who want to enjoy a delicious drink, this place has a variety of bars for all-night parties. This could be one of the most enjoyable activities that you can do on your trip to Phuket in March.

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Also Read: 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Phuket – Spend some quality time!

4. Enjoy nature in Sirinat National Park 

This park is formerly known as Naiyang National Park. Sirinat National Park represents the quiet side of this tourist island. Located on the northwest coast of the island, the 90-square-kilometre coastal park consists primarily of waters, including four relatively pristine beaches. 

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Hat Nai Yang and Hat Mai Khao, are the only two beaches in Phuket where leatherback turtles land and spawn at night. The best time for you to see them is from November to February when they help locals patrol the beach and protect their eggs. 

5. Visit the Phuket markets

A good place to start your market adventure is  Sunday Walking Street Market. It is one of the largest attractions on Phuket Island and is located in the heart of the historic part of the city.

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As the name implies, this is a Sunday market that runs from 4 pm to 9 pm. It’s vibrant, light, lively and a noisy-a great way to end a week surrounded by beautiful old buildings, stalls selling handicrafts, and lots of delicious food.

Also Read: Shopping In Phuket: A Complete Guide to Places to Shop in Phuket

6. Watch Simon Cabaret Show 

Leap to Ecstasy-With amazing performance, this extravagant show will blow your mind. This cabaret, where ladyboys showcase a variety of contemporary and traditional shows, is truly ranked as one of Phuket’s most fascinating things.

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Also Read: Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket, Thailand

Famous Festivals in Phuket in March

1. Thao Thepkasattri Thao Sri Suntorn Festival

This festival is held over two weeks, usually, in the first half of March, this festival is one of the most important festivals in Phuket. It offers many cultural and sporting events such as bike racing, tug of war, mini-marathons, tacros and ordination of Buddhism. Events will take place in various parts of the Taran region in the northern part of the city, including Wat Phra Nansan and the Heroine Monument. 

2. Thailand National  Elephant Day

Elephants are one of Thailand’s most important symbols, and the country recognizes the importance of this beautiful creature by declaring March 13 as Thailand National  Elephant Day. On this day, elephant parks and zoos such as Phuket Zoo often treat elephants at huge banquets of fruits and sugar cane. In some places, Buddhist rituals are held to bring good luck to elephants and their handlers. 

3. St. Patrick’s Day

You can enjoy your trip to Phuket in March by attending St.Patrick’s Day which has an Irish touch. There is no parade to commemorate this Irish holiday, but you can enjoy some Irish celebrations with live Irish music, Guinness, and Irish cuisines such as Bangla Road’s Scruffy Murphy`s and Paton Molly Malone`s. There is a pub on the beach where you can relax yourself during the festival.

Also Read: 5 Upcoming Fabulous Festivals in Thailand

Frequently Asked Questions about Phuket in March

1. What should I do in Phuket at night? 

Phuket is known all over the world for its nightlife. Some of the best things to do here at night are to enjoy the Phuket FantaSea show, have a party at Patong Beach, or have dinner at  Palazzo. 

2. How can I reach Phuket?  

Road:  BKS Terminal near Tanong Phanger offers bus services to various parts of Thailand, including Phuket. It takes about 13 hours from Bangkok to Southern Bus Terminal to Phuket.

Flight: Phuket International Airport offers direct flights to most regions, allowing tourists to reach Phuket International Airport from different countries around the world. It is an airport with two terminals, Terminal 1 operates international flights and Terminal 2 is for tourists from Bangkok and other places. 

3. What is Phuket famous for?

Phuket is famous for its lush forests and gorgeous beaches scattered throughout the island. Tourists mainly visit the island, selling accessories and merchandise at affordable prices in vibrant nightlife and flea markets. Also known for street food, Phuket offers a wide selection of authentic Thai fast food and light meals. 


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From beautiful buildings to beaches brimming with water sports activities, Phuket has something for everyone, from individual travellers to thrill-seekers. So, there you have it! I Hope, This comprehensive guide to Phuket in March will help you to plan your trip. Do you want to personalize your Thailand itinerary to your preferences? Visit the Pickyourtrail website to book Phuket holiday packages or Phuket packages for couple at a great price range!

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