The classic family board game gets a Thai makeover with the launch of Monopoly: Phuket Edition. Thailand’s largest island is the inspiration for this Monopoly special edition which sees Pall Mall trading places with Kamala Beach and Mayfair making way for Phromthep Cape.
Phuket is justifiably famous for its gorgeous beaches, but as this tropical edition of Monopoly shows, there is another side to Phuket waiting to be discovered. Explore the vibrant culture of Phuket Old Town, relax at scenic viewpoints, and experience the beauty of the island from above and below the waves.
Welcome to Phuket
Whether you’re arriving in Phuket by air, sea or the land crossing at Sarasin Bridge, the island is well connected with other locations in Thailand making it an ideal choice for a twin-centre holiday.
Pearl of the Andaman
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Andaman‘, Phuket and its surrounding islands offer up a range of experiences. Whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple in search of a romantic break or a family looking for a great value holiday, Phuket has you covered.
Shopping & Food
Phuket’s fabulous food scene reflects the heritage of the island. In 2015, Phuket Town was awarded the title of UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy and visitors should not miss the opportunity to learn more about the joys of Phuketian food at the Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School.
If you like to indulge in a bit of retail therapy on your holiday, Phuket will not disappoint. And at all of these shopping locations you will soon realise that food is an essential part of the Thai shopping experience. Don’t miss the atmospheric Lardyai Walking Street Market in Phuket Town on Sunday evening. Make time too for Naka Market, a lively night bazaar that sets up at the weekends near Central Phuket. And speaking of Central Phuket, this modern shopping centre is an excellent location to escape the heat while you shop for bargains.
Beaches & Local Life
There are an abundance of options for where to stay in Phuket covering a range of budgets and travel styles. Kamala Beach is a good choice for families with a wide range of accommodation to choose from. With an attractive setting, soft sand and a wide choice of hotels, Kata Beach draws a broad range of visitors. And heading to the north of the island, couples looking for a quiet hideaway may enjoy Mai Khao Beach, the longest beach on the island and home to some outstanding luxury hotels.
For an insight into local life, travel inland to one of Phuket’s numerous rubber plantations. While tourism remains the main driver of the Phuket economy, producing rubber is a valuable source of income in Phuket and southern Thailand. An increasing number of rubber plantations welcome tourists giving you the chance to learn more about the work of the farmers and the importance of the plantations.
Phuket is an ideal base for snorkelling and diving trips. On the island itself, Kata Beach is an excellent location for snorkelling while just a short boat trip away brings more options at the twin islands of Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi. Or explore Phuket’s natural wonders with a memorable kayak trip. One of the best excursions in the Phuket region is a guided tour with John Gray’s Sea Canoe where you can learn more about marine geology, discover wildlife and unwind on secluded beaches. Trips can be arranged around Phuket and beyond into the magnificent Phang Nga Bay.
For many traditional fishing communities on Phuket, diving for pearls has been an important source of income. Travellers to the island can learn more about the process at the floating pearl farms which not only encourage sustainability, but also help to diversify the revenue opportunities for Phuket’s fishing communities.
Luxury & Lifestyle
Located in Cherng Talay, Blue Tree Phuket combines a host of activities and experiences for all the family. With a water park, food trucks, shopping and entertainment, Blue Tree is an excellent alternative to the beach. And after a day of activity, head back to the coast to take in one of the most famous views of Phuket at Karon Viewpoint with its panoramic views across the three bays of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon.
Monopoly Phuket locations
Where to buy
Monopoly: Phuket Edition is on sale now in the UK priced at £29.99. Click on either of the the buttons below to buy:
The game will also be available to buy at a number of locations in Phuket including: The Nai Harn Phuket, COMO Point Yamu Phuket, Blue Tree Phuket, and Carnival Magic.