Annual Events | Phuket and South Thailand

Everyone’s opinion on the best area to live in Phuket will be different. For some, being five minutes or less from one of Phuket’s famous beaches will make island life complete.

For others, being in the middle of the nightlife scene is their ideal. Still others may prefer to stay in a quieter area or in a part of the island that retains a more typically Thai character.

So, rather than proclaiming which part of Phuket is the best to stay in, I’ll provide the pros and cons of the main areas, so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect. In any case, my suggestion would be to explore a little on your own once you get here.

If you’ve never been to Phuket before, you might be surprised at how big it is. Driving along the main highway that runs along the center of the island, it becomes easy to forget that you are on an island.

With such a large area, there will be a place for everyone to enjoy. Phuket has it all, from raucous party areas teeming with international tourists to quiet, family-friendly beaches


Hugely popular in Thailand and neighboring countries, Loy Krathong is a major annual event and occasion to celebrate.
phuket vegetarian festival
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colourful event usually held between September or October each year following the Chinese lunar calendar. The festival celebrates the Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.
phuket bike week
The event’s main attractions take place at Loma Park on Patong Beach, as well as at various locations in Patong, such as the football field across the road from the park and Jungceylon Shopping Mall.
Beginning on April 13, Thais across the country celebrate the Thai New Year, the most important holiday on the Thai calendar. The holiday is best known for revelers who playfully sprinkle water on each other and dab perfumed powder on each other as a New Year’s blessing.
Laguna Phuket Triathlon
Southeast Asia’s longest running and most successful triathlon event, the Laguna Phuket Triathlon was listed as Top 8 of The World’s Greatest Tri Swims by 220 Triathlon Magazine (UK) in 2020. LPT has also been ranked 5th on the 10 Best Triathlons in the World list, by Let’s Do This (UK). Laguna Phuket destination has been named an Honourable Contributor in Sports and Exercise, by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ Department of Physical Education (DPE) in 2019.
Phuket King’s Cup Regatta
The Organizing Committee of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is pleased to announce that the 35th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will be held this year from December 2nd – 9th.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year in Phuket is a time when the island enjoys vibrant celebrations, noisy firecrackers, and colourful processions. Excellent shopping bargains abound as Phuket’s local Chinese community prepares for its most important festival.