Planning your stay to coincide with one of Phuket’s many popular events and festivals could make the difference between a great trip and a truly memorable one. There are big events spread throughout the year, so check if your stay in Phuket coincides with anything you might be interested in.

The Vegetarian Festival, which takes place in late September, is the most famous and spectacular of these. However, there are events throughout the year. Songkran, in April, is the Thai New Year but it is also an excuse for a huge water battle. While Loi Krathong, November is a more subdued but magical holiday.