The Phuketism: Vibrant Culture and Rich Variety of Exotic Fruits

10 best fruits to hangout with in Phuket.


Me & Her

7/26/20235 min read

Phuket, the gem of Thailand's Andaman coast, is not only renowned for its pristine beaches and vibrant culture but also for its rich variety of exotic fruits. When you visit this tropical paradise, you simply can't miss out on the tantalizing flavors of the following ten fruits:


Red Dragon Fruit

This vibrant fruit boasts bright pink or red skin with green-tipped scales, resembling a mythical dragon. When sliced open, the sight of its white or red flesh dotted with small black seeds is simply captivating. Savor its sweet and subtly refreshing taste, often likened to a delightful blend of kiwi and pear with a hint of watermelon. The best part is that you can enjoy Red Dragon Fruit all year round, and its price ranges from 30 to 60 Thai Baht per kilogram, depending on the season's abundance.


Thai Mango

Thailand's Mango beckons with its luscious and generous size, differentiating it from its Indian counterparts. Its thin, smooth skin transitions from green to a golden-yellow hue when it ripens. Slice through its succulent flesh to unlock the true essence of tropical delight. Thai Mango offers a sweet and tangy explosion of flavors, leaving your taste buds wanting more. These mouthwatering mangoes thrive in abundance during the summer months, from April to June, and typically cost around 30 to 80 Thai Baht per kilogram.



The Coconut, a symbol of the tropics, is a must-try delight in Phuket. Encased in a fibrous white husk, the Coconut holds within it a treasure trove of refreshment. Crack open the shell to reveal the hydrating and sweet coconut water, followed by the rich, creamy white meat. Experience the tropical magic as you taste its subtly nutty flavor. Thai Coconuts are the sweetest among all the types worldwide. It is available all year-round and comes at an affordable price of about 20 to 40 Thai Baht each.


Yellow Dragon Fruit

It resembles its red counterpart but with a twist. Its bright yellow skin adorned with green scales is a feast for the eyes. Cutting open this fruit reveals its mildly sweet, citrusy-flavored flesh, making it a refreshing choice for any occasion. It is less sweet that the red relative but sweeter than the White one. Yellow Dragon Fruit graces the markets during the summer months, from April to August, and is reasonably priced between 20 to 50 Thai Baht per kilogram.


Custard Apple

It has a curious charm, with its knobbly green skin that transforms into a gentle yellow as it ripens. Inside hides a velvety and custard-like white creamy flesh, adorned with dark seeds. It comes with delectable mix of sweetness and tanginess, akin to the perfect blend of pear and banana. Custard Apples thrive during the rainy season, from July to September, with an approximate price range of 40 to 80 Thai Baht per kilogram


Marian Plum Mango

Marian Plum Mango, affectionately known as Maprang, boasting a unique appearance. Resembling a small mango or an elongated plum, this fruit's green or yellow skin is both enticing and delightful. It is sweet and slightly sour flesh, savoring the intriguing combination of flavors. Marian Plum Mango is usually available from May to July and costs around 30 to 50 Thai Baht per kilogram.



Inside a Pomegranate lies a treasure trove of juicy red arils filled with seeds. The delightful blend of sweetness and tartness that awaits, offers a healthy and refreshing treat. Pomegranates grace the markets from September to December, with prices ranging from 80 to 120 Thai Baht per kilogram.



Regarded as the "queen of fruits," Mangosteen exudes an air of royalty with its dark purple, thick rind. Beneath this regal exterior lies a succulent treat of sweet, juicy, and delicate white segments. The delightful fusion of sweetness and tanginess characterizes the Mangosteen. This majestic fruit is best savored from May to September and can be found at approximately 60 to 100 Thai Baht per kilogram.



Rambutan, is a small and round fruit enveloped in a hairy, red or yellow skin. Peel away the exterior to reveal its juicy and sweet, translucent white flesh, reminiscent of a Mangosteen's taste. Rambutan shines during its season from June to August, and you can enjoy its succulence at an approximate cost of 40 to 80 Thai Baht per kilogram.



Pomelo, the largest citrus fruit resembles a large grapefruit, with green or yellow skin. It unveils mildly sweet taste with a hint of bitterness. Pomelos make their appearance from November to February, and you can relish their flavors at a cost of about 30 to 70 Thai Baht per kilogram.

When you visit Phuket, be sure to treat your senses to this delightful array of tropical fruits. Each fruit has its distinct charm, making the exploration of Phuket's fruit markets an adventure in itself. Try markets like Banzaan Market, Phuket Town central markets, Kata Market, Kamala Village Market or Cherng Talay Market. They are never be disappointing. From the eye-catching appearances to their delectable tastes, these fruits epitomize the essence of Thailand's tropical bounty. Enjoy these treats year-round, and dive into the vibrant flavors of the island paradise.

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