Camping in Phuket

May 21, 2018.
Tags: Phuket, Activities

When it comes to gorgeous scenery, beautiful weather, and an idyllic setting, it's hard to compare anywhere in the world to Phuket. This scenic island paradise is home to several stunning camping spots, and it's a vacation destination that draws thousands of tourists each year. In this post, we'll look at a few of the best camping spots in and around Phuket.


Sirinat National Park Camping

If you travel to the northwestern coast of Phuket, you'll find Sirinat National Park. This national park contains an eclectic mix of natural trees, fruit tree plantations, coral reefs, and stunning beaches. You can set your tents up on the beautiful Mai Khao and Nai Yang beaches, and enjoy the tranquil scenery. These two beaches are the longest beaches that you'll find on Phuket, and you can explore the beach and mangrove forests that dot the shore. These beaches are also a special spot for sea turtles to lay their eggs, and the coral reefs feature a variety of fish and ocean wildlife. 

You don't have to bring your own tents; you can rent tents and a few minimal supplies from the Park Center Visitor's Center before you make the trip to the beaches to set up your camp. There are a few bungalows for rent as well along with some facilities that campers can use while they stay.

Mu Ko Similan National Park Camping

The Similan Islands are a chain of 11 islands off the coast of Phuket and each island is numbered making it easier to identify. These islands are home to the Mu Ko Similan National Park. The national park is home to beautiful beaches, coral reefs, clear water, and forests. You can hike in, set up your tent, and explore the park. There are coral gardens that are the ideal spot for snorkelling and taking in the local wildlife. There are also numerous trails where you can take nature hikes, scuba dive, and visit the Bird Wall and explore the tunnels and cave systems.


The largest island of the chain is Ko Miang (island no. 4), and this is also the park's headquarters. You can rent tents or rent one of the many bungalows along the beach to stay. They also have a few amenities and facilities available for people who choose to camp.

Camping in Thailand Tips 

Before you settle on a campsite, take the time to research it. Read reviews and call around to ask questions. If it's possible, arrange to make a visit to the camping site you want to stay at. Also, check if you need a permit to camp at your selected spot.


You also want to bring a few things with you on your trip including: 

First aid kit

- Tents and sleeping bags

- Clothing and food 

- Water and water containers 

- Matches or lighters

- Torches 

- Raincoat

- Pocket knife

- Insect Repellent

Camping in and around Phuket can be an exciting trip. As long as you do your research and you prepare for your trip, you'll be able to enjoy your time in this island paradise. 


For anyone who wants to camp but still have a base camp where they can come and go throughout their stay in and around Phuket, Rental for the Holidays has you covered. There are a variety of condominiums and apartments available, and they're the perfect solution for a month-long getaway. You can store the majority of your gear at your rental and go to the various campsites to stay. If you want to make day trips and sleep in a more modern setting, you can use your rental for this purpose as well.


The Mu Ko Similan National Park's headquarters recommends staying elsewhere like a Rental for the Holidays apartment or condominium and day tripping to the various islands. So, a long-term rental would be a great fit.