There’s a traditional undercurrent to this trip, which delivers culture and relaxation in equal measures. You’ll start with a trip to the Thai Hua Museum, which gives you a snapshot of Phuket’s history. Stroll past the shops and restaurants of Thalang Road until you reach Romanee Lane – the colourful architecture here’s inspired by Portuguese settlers from centuries ago. Next, you’ll pay a visit to one of the city’s most central temples – Wat Mongkol Nimit. Once you’ve had a quick look around, you’ll be able to have a go at the ancient art of lotus folding. Things finish up in seriously chilled surroundings – pop yourself on a table at a local spa, and wind down with an hour-long Thai massage.
You’ll need to dress modestly when visiting religious sites. Knees and shoulders need to be covered, you’ll also need to take off your shoes before entering any temples.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.