Visit These 7 Amazing Insta-Worthy Photo Spots In Phuket

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Phuket, the enchanting island gem of Thailand, holds a special place in the hearts of adventurous travellers and avid Instagrammers alike. There are a lot of great photo spots in Phuket.

With its pristine beaches, azure waters, and vibrant culture, Phuket is not only a relaxing paradise with lots of great things to do, it also offers an endless array of Insta-worthy photo spots waiting to be discovered and captured in all their glory. 

There are a lot of Instagram photo spots in Phuket to be discovered. If you’re an insta-addict like me, let’s venture into the mesmerising world of Phuket’s Instagram spots and capture the island’s beauty. 

Naithon Beach Staircase

It is often called ” Stairway to paradise”.

This Staircase is actually a linkage to go to the Naithon Beach. It became famous as a great place for photoshoot is due to the view from the staircase.

If you capture the staircase with the beach and the sea, it looks like walking to paradise. And I think this is one of the best photo spots in Phuket.

How To Get To Naithon Beach Staircase:

Naithon Beach staircase is close to the Phuket International Airport. The journey took around 15 minutes only if you take taxi from the airport to Naithon Beach. 

The staircase is located at far southern part of the beach. You can ask the taxi driver to drop you at the Staircase location and they would know where.

Soi Romanee

Soi Romanee, a charming and historic lane nestled within Phuket Old Town, is a captivating destination that exudes nostalgia and cultural richness.

It is also one of my favourite photo spots in Phuket! At this charming lane, you can easily snap a lot of Insta-worthy photos.

Soi Romanee is renowned for its beautifully restored Sino-Portuguese buildings, which feature intricate architectural details, pastel-coloured facades, and ornate wooden shutters. Many of these buildings now house boutique shops, cafes, and guesthouses, adding to the street’s lively yet nostalgic ambiance.

How To Get To Soi Romanee:

Soi Romanee is in the center of Phuket Old Town. Many cute cafes and local shops are located at Soi Romanee.

Take a tuk-tuk or taxi from Patong brach area and the journey is abour 30 minutes.

Insta-worthy photo spots in Phuket : One of the cute shops with floral deco in Soi Romanee
One of the cute shops with floral deco in Soi Romanee

Baba Museum

The Baba Museum, also known as the Peranakan Museum, is a captivating cultural treasure nestled within Phuket Old Town.

With 102-Year of history, the museum housed in a beautifully restored Sino-Portuguese mansion provides a fascinating glimpse into the rich heritage of the Peranakan culture, also known as the Baba-Nyonya culture.

And the best thing is the entry to this museum is FREE!

The façade of the building is ideal for Instagram photos! Either a close shot with the building or a shot from the street opposite is good. There are any ways to film with this building.

How To Get To Baba Museum:

To reach the Baba Museum, you can easily walk from the main streets of Phuket Old Town, as it is conveniently located in the heart of the historic district.

It is very easy to spot. When you see a yellow building with a clock tower, you know you have found the Baba Musuem.

James Bond Island

James Bond Island, officially known as Khao Phing Kan, is an iconic and breathtaking destination located in Phang Nga Bay, near Phuket, Thailand.

This unique island shot to international fame after being featured in the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun,” hence its popular moniker.

How To Get To James Bond Island:

To reach James Bond Island, you can take a boat tour from Phuket’s mainland or other nearby islands, which often includes visits to other stunning locations in Phang Nga Bay.


Big Buddha

The Big Buddha, or “Phra Puttamingmongkol Akenakkiri Buddha,” is an iconic and majestic landmark that graces the Nakkerd Hill in Phuket, Thailand.

This temple has become a prominent landmark in Phuket, drawing tourists who come to admire its remarkable craftsmanship. Not only that, it has also quickly become a famous Insta-worthy place to capture an impressive photo.

On top of that, there is a famous time to visit the place, which is during the sunset hour. This is the best time to visit as you can witness the magnificent sunset too.

How To Get To Big Buddha:

To visit the Big Buddha, you can hire a taxi or rent a scooter from various parts of Phuket, as the statue is visible from many locations on the island.

If you go from Karon beach, there is trail to go up there to the Big Buddha, however, the hike is not an easy route and it takes about 45 minutes to reach. But if you enjoy hiking, this might be the best way to go to the Big Buddha.

Another famous option is to take ATV ride to reach the place. You may book a ATV ride and a tour to the Big Buddha statue here.

Ma Doo Bua Cafe

Ma Doo Bua cafe is a recently trending cafe in Phuket and it is on my top best things to do in Phuket.

The place has resort and the cafe is open to public to visit. 

Famous with its artificial lake covered with large water lilies, the cafe attracts many visitors everyday. 

This spot has multiple photo-shooting places. You can either queue to take photo at the bridge to the pond or book a drone photoshoot package. 

The drone photoshoot package is 500 Baht per person when I visit. It includes multiple photos on the boat on the lake captured by drone. However, due to overwhelming responses and limited space ( 1 at a time) , it is better to get there early when it opens and book the drone photoshoot session.

best Insta-worthy place in Phuket: Ma Doo Bua cafe
The large water lilies leaves are the iconic photoshoot background at Ma Doo Bua cafe.

How To Get To Ma Doo Bua Cafe:

Ma Doo Bua cafe is slightly away from the Patong beach and Phuket Old Town area. It is located between Patong beach and the airport. The best way to get there is to order a hailing service like Taxi or Grab to get there directly.

Mai Khao Beach

If you have seen the famous Plane photoshooting on a beach, then you have probably seen Mai Khao Beach!

The special phenomena of a plane flying close to a beach is only on Mai Khao Beach. Many tourists flock to the beach to capture this iconic jaw dropping photo.

How To Get To Mai Khao Beach:

Mai Khao beach is located at the northwestern part of Phuket. If you go from Patong beach area to Mai Khao beach, it is better to take taxi or call for e-hailing services because the journey is about 1 hour long.

However , if you go straight to Mai Khao beach from Phuket international airport, the journey only takes 15 minutes using the 402 route. You can either take a taxi or got by Tuk-tuk car.


Phuket is a treasure trove of captivating locations, each offering its own unique charm and photographic potential. If you have 3 days in Phuket, getting photos from these places is definitely enough.

There are plenty of Insta-worthy photoshoot places in Phuket. Either the beach, the viewpoint, a special cafe or even a staircase!

Follow this list and complete a collection of awe-inspiring photographs during your time in Phuket.