There’s no doubt that one of the biggest questions being asked by those who are travelling to Phuket in the very near future is whether it is safe for them to do so. The answer to that question is a simple yes.
However, that question is now usually followed by how does the curfew affect Phuket, and will it affect my holiday? The answer to the first part of the question is also simple to answer, the curfew affects Phuket the same as all other areas of Thailand in that nobody can leave their house, or in the case of tourists, their resort or hotel between 10pm and 5am. The second part of the question however is slightly more difficult to answer as it all depends on the reason you’re travelling here. Yes, there are some who are travelling to areas such as Patong to enjoy the area’s nightlife, and unfortunately, at the time of writing, they’re going to be disappointed as the area’s bars, clubs and restaurants are forced to close as a result of the curfew.
But for the others, who I truly believe are the majority, and are not travelling here to party, the curfew should not really affect them at all. You can still visit the beaches and attractions as usual, and just as safely as before. There are so many resorts on the island which offer full facilities, including bars, and in some cases, such as Angsana Laguna Phuket, an on-site beach club, and all these resorts are still operating as usual, and guests who book to stay in such resorts can rest assured that the curfew will have little or no affect on them whatsoever, and they will still be able to enjoy all that the resorts have to offer.