Rent Motorbike in Phuket
Rent a bike in Phuket to discover the coastline that hugs Thailand’s stunning Andaman Sea. Whether you choose a Honda Click, a lightweight bike that is best saved for paved paths, or want to go all out off-roading on a hardy model like a CRF250M, you can be at palm-tree-lined beaches or en route to limestone caverns in a flash if you rent a motorbike in Phuket from us. Prices range from around $10, so we have an engine to suit your trip and budget – just get in touch and we can chat about what’s right for you.
This island can get hectic in peak season, so if you choose to rent a bike in Phuket, you’ll be able to weave in and out of the traffic while enjoying that sought-after sense of freedom. As the most built-up beach on Phuket, Patong is the busiest – so we say drop by for an early morning breakfast and wake-up coffee to avoid the tourists at somewhere dependable like Orange Restaurant, but opt for a motorbike rental in Phuket town to explore further afield for the rest of the day.
Of course, there are temples like Phra Thong and colonial houses to see in Phuket Town, but the stars of the show on this island are undoubtedly the beaches, which are a little difficult to get to unless you indulge in a motorbike rent in Phuket – or are a pro at haggling with tuk-tuk and taxi drivers. Recommended destinations to lay down your towel and pop your headphones in are beaches like Nai Yang and Nai Thon, which can be all but deserted at the right time of day thanks to their further-afield locations. Plug in the names of these destinations on your offline Google Maps and get going – or just get on the roads along the coastline and disembark wherever takes your fancy. Phuket has more than 30 beaches, and most have gorgeous sand and crystal clear water. Just don’t forget your snorkelling kit – the island is a world-class location for diving deep into coral-framed enclaves and spotting some unusual undersea wildlife.
Apart from the beaches, Phuket also offers a taste of Thai countryside with its surrounding greenery. Make your way to the big white Buddha on Nakkerd Hills, not only to see this iconic sight but to witness the resplendent view of the island from it. Phuket is known as the ‘Jewel of the Andaman Sea’, and this colourful vista proves why. The hike can be tiring, so we do recommend making your way up to the top after you rent a bike in Phuket if you’re not feeling so active. The drive is also picturesque, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop off along the way and snap delightful vistas.
For lunch, try somewhere off the beaten path like Natural Efe Macrobiotic World. It promises meals sans MSG and sugar, so it’s a healthy food fix on an island full of indulgence. Plus, it also has a pool where guests are welcome to relax a couple of hours in an idyllic setting.
Regularly referred to as the most photogenic part of Phuket, Phromthem Cape is a photographer’s dream location. It’s a 40-minute drive from the town and is best visited at sunset when the rays dance across the ocean and dip below it for their final show. It’s also very popular, so get here early on your bike to mark your spot on the grassy cliff and ensure you get the most Instagram-worthy shots.
If you chose to rent a bike in Phuket’s Patong, drop it off after sunset and prepare to have your senses wowed by the rousing ambiance in the bars of this notorious part of urban Thailand. If you skipped heading for sunset at Phromthem, see it at Wassar Homemade Bar with a cocktail in hand as this venue features a jaw-dropping 180-degree-view of the beach. Or, if you want to witness a classic element of Thailand, head to a Muay Thai show on Sam Nai Yen Road, which is accessible by bike.