Phuket is at the centre of the Songkran or Thai New Year celebrations. The festival is rich with symbolic traditions where people dress up in their colourful Thai costumes. It is 24-hour party with a crowd composed of tourists and locals. However, if you do not want to join the revelry, you can always relax at the new luxury resort in Phuket that offers resplendent views of the Andaman Sea and the pristine sands of Karon Beach.
Songkran is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in Thailand where more than half a million tourists are very likely to join. However, make sure that you are prepared to get wet because the crowds hurl water on one another. People in vehicles have buckets of water used to drench the crowd. Meanwhile, business owners use water hoses aimed at the crowd of revellers and fun seekers who often have their own water guns.
The Songkran Festival is the ultimate water fight that takes place from April 12 to 16 every year. The whole country will be celebrating a few days with no work so that they can have time for family, visit the temples, party and join the water fights. You cannot escape getting wet for days in a row.
In Bangkok, tourists flock to the popular backpacker hangout on Khao San Road and the tourist hotspot along Silom Road. These are the to-go places if you want to party all day and night and do not mind being jostled by a crowd.
You can also go to Phuket for some hard-core celebrations. If you are staying at some of the more touristy areas like Patong Beach, expect to get wet as soon as you leave the hotel. Everywhere is a crazy party where people throw water to cleanse themselves from bad luck in the coming year.
If you do not want to get wet and join the happy crowd, you are welcome at new luxury resort in Phuket where you can relax at the spa and fitness centre. You can also satisfy your cravings for pasta and pizza or mouth-watering choice of meats paired with tasty soups and salads at the resort’s restaurant.