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Xana Beach Club
Xana Beach Club is one of the many beach clubs that now pepper the coastline of Phuket, a cool place to spend an entire day on the beautiful sandy of Bang Tao Beach. The concept is to offer the ultimate lazy experience, starting from a laid back afternoon in the swimming pool or the clear waters of the Andaman sea (during high season of course), eat on the beach and continue to some party until late at night.
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The Shrine of the Serene Light used to be 'the little hidden Chinese temple' hidden right under your nose on Phang Nga road, one of the most popular street of Phuket Town. While most Thais knew all about it, only few foreigners would be aware of its existence and proudly whisper its secret location to newbies like an old secret passage to some mystic temple.
Iguana Beach Club is a small hidden sandy bay with a cool chilled-out vibe during the day and great parties during weekends. Found on a cove tucked between Patong and Kamala Beach, Iguana Beach Club is a relaxing hideaway playing house music until sunset and turning into a groovy club by night. Every weekend, Iguana puts on great beach parties organized by Groove Box, a group of well-known club professionals and friends.
Naithon Beach is one of these little known beaches on the west coast of Phuket, far from the crowded areas such as Patong Beach or Kata Beach. People coming here are searching for a peaceful place with just enough facilities and hotels not to feel too remote. Phuket being such a small island you always can rent a car and drive to Patong for a fun night out or further south for a discovery day.
Phuket Bird Park is a recent addition to the growing list of attractions in Phuket. What you absolutely need to know is that there are actually two bird parks selling a show at the same 500 baht rates and in the same area near Wat Chalong. The original Phuket Bird Park is a lot larger (12 acres) than the other small one called Phuket Bird Paradise, so make sure you know which one you are planning to visit.
Surf House Phuket is the latest artificial wave sport in Phuket, the perfect way to learn the basics of surfing, wakeboarding or even kiteboarding without all the usual effort and often pain associated with. Here anyone can give it a try in just a couple of minutes and depending on your past experience and natural balance, you will be surprised how fast you can actually stand on these tiny flowboards.
|What makes us come back to Thailand countless time? What made me settle in Thailand and Phuket some 20 years ago? We asked ourselves and asked our readers; the amount of answers were overwhelming... There are so many answers to this question, we had to pick the 10 most important. Of course there are some exception, some didn't like it, some had unfortunate experiences and not all people are good, but the vast majority are. So at the end of the day, why do people still come to Thailand? Because there are no other countries in the world offering the 10 things below... and a lot more!|
Freedom Beach is an anomaly on Phuket island. It is one of the prettiest beach with incredibly soft white sand and blinding clear blue waters. It is just few minutes away from Patong Beach, the most populated beach in Phuket and yet, it is surprisingly peaceful and quiet… so what is Freedom Beach secret?
Layan Beach, a remote and very little known beach on the west coast of Phuket, is located on the northern end of Bangtao Beach which itself is home to many luxurious resorts such as Banyan Tree Resort, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Dusit Thani Resort. Layan Beach ends with a river harboring small fishing boats and its best known feature is the tall island standing where the river reaches the sea.
Kalima Resort is a recent hotel with an amazing panoramic view on the immense bay of Patong Beach, built on a green hill near Kalim Beach in Phuket. With such unique location, guests can enjoy the views but also a strategic location within minutes to Patong Beach without any of the traffic inconvenience or when driving north, reach the beautiful Kamala, Laem Singh and Surin Beach.