Porto de Phuket Mall in Bangtao Beach

Porto de Phuket Mall in Bangtao

A community mall in Bangtao Beach Porto de Phuket is a new community mall near Bangtao Beach in Cherngtalay district, just next to the very popular Boat Avenue. It's of the same brand as Central Phuket and Central Patong and you will therefore recognize some of the typical shops, but the concept here is a little different, so don't expect to find a shopping mall. Porto de Phuket covers a

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Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin in Phuket Town (ขนมจีนสะพานหิน)

Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin in Phuket Town

Best Kanom Jeen in Phuket Town [toc] Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin (ขนมจีนสะพานหิน) is a long time favourite restaurant in Phuket Town where mostly locals come for a late breakfast, lunch or even dinner. The restaurant is vast with plenty of space between the table, superbly clean and spotless with a friendly team. The atmosphere is very pleasant, open on one side to let the breeze flow in and with a

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Hong Khao Tom Pla Restaurant in Phuket Town (ฮ้องข้าวต้มปลา)

Hong Khao Tom Pla Restaurant in Phuket Town

A discreet Michelin Restaurant in town [toc] Hong Khao Tom Pla is a discreet and long-established restaurant in Phuket Town, named after its famous fish rice porridge speciality. Behind this modest appearance is a little gem, so good that the Michelin Guide awarded them a 'Bib Gourmand', which is a sign of good quality and good value cooking. If you are a visitor to Phuket, you probably would walk by

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Baan 109 Bar and Restaurant in Phuket Town

Baan 109 Bar and Restaurant in Phuket Town

A fun restaurant on Thalang Road Baan 109 is a fun vintage looking restaurant as well as a casual bar on the popular Thalang Road, the historical street of Old Phuket Town where the famous Sunday Walking Street Market is held every weekend. The name 'Baan' means house and the number 109 is the street number. The restaurant is in one of those typical shophouses and inside, you'll find an

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Hog’s Head Pub Phuket

Hog's Head Phuket

Hog's Head Phuket [toc] Hog's Head Pub is a new fun coffee shop and bar taken straight out of a scene of the Harry Potter's world and tucked between 2 shophouses on Yaowarat Road in the Old Phuket Town. The pub is somewhat discreet and looks a lot like an Irish pub from the outside, but if you look at the facade, something unusual will probably catch your attention. Why

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Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant Phuket

Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant Phuketket

Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant Phuket [toc] Kin-Kub-Ei Restaurant is a hidden gem serving delicious southern dishes cooked by Khun Tubtim (the lady on the photos), with her family recipes, and served in a beautiful garden hidden from the main road. The place is somewhat unique, only opened three days a week and only with reservation, which makes it a little challenging to plan. The food served is so good and affordable, Kin-Kub-Ei

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Nak-Kerd Seaview Cafe near Phuket Big Buddha

Nakkerd Seaview Cafe at Big Buddha Phuket

A restaurant with a view near Big Buddha [toc] Nak-Kerd Seaview Cafe (previously called Star Mountain Sunset Restaurant) is a small restaurant with a superb panoramic view of Karon Beach. The place is simple, partly made of thatched roofs and bamboo tables, which adds a lot of charm to a simple lunch or dinner after your visit to the Big Buddha of Phuket. Nak-Kerd is actually the name of the

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Kor Jaan New Night Market in Phuket Town

Kor Jaan night market in Phuket Town

A small night market in Phuket Town [toc] Kor Jaan (Lahd Kor Jaan in Thai) is a new night market set along a canal on Kra Road, in a lesser-known part of east Phuket Town. With such a hidden location, Kor Jaan market seems to address more to locals than to tourists, but as always, everyone is welcome to visit. This is actually your chance to experience some real local

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The 20 Most Beautiful Beaches of Phuket

Phuket Best Beaches

What Are Phuket Best Beaches? What is the most beautiful beach of Phuket; a frequent and challenging question to answer since each person likes a beach for so many different reasons. Somehow, there are two kinds of beaches here: those where people book their hotel and those where people spend the day. [toc] 1) Beaches where people book their hotel: Most people like to book their hotel in Patong, Kata,

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10 Best Night Markets in Phuket (Updated)

Phuket Night Markets

Where to Find Phuket Night Markets Night markets in Phuket are always fun, from the new Chillva Market to the giant Naka Weekend Market or the Sunday Walking Market in Phuket Town, almost everyone loves to browse the incredible array of things you don't need. [toc] Phuket night markets are intense, colourful, surprising, fascinating, puzzling, smelly, messy, confusing and overwhelming. But night markets all have one thing in common, and

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Torry’s Ice Cream in Phuket Town

Torry's Ice Cream Shop in Phuket Town

An Ice Cream Shop in a Sino Portuguese Shophouse [toc] Torry's Ice Cream Boutique is a beautiful little coffee shop set in Sino Portuguese shophouse in Soi Romanee in Phuket Town. The homemade ice creams are excellent, and the menu even includes a few variations around Phuket speciality desserts, a perfect break during your exploration of Phuket old streets. Soi Romanee is unmissable as it is just off the famous

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Phuket Island during COVID-19 in 2020

Phuket during COVID19

Here is a collection of photos and videos taken around Phuket after COVID-19 lockdown as the beaches reopened. We drove around the island and took a lot of photos to keep a record of how beautiful the many beaches of Phuket are when humans are away. Photos of Patong Beach during COVID-19 Videos of deserted Patong during COVID  [the_ad id="30528"] Kalim Beach Photos of Kata Beach Karon Beach Surin

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Lady Coco in Phuket Town

Lady Coco in Phuket Town

Lady Coco [toc] Lady Coco is a new trendy restaurant, coffee shop and 'Salon de Thé', part of the now legendary ‘The Memory at On On Hotel’ on Phang Nga Road in Old Phuket Town. The On On Hotels became famous for appearing in the opening of the movie ‘The Beach’, with Leonardo Dicaprio in 2000, making it an extra reason to stop over for a cake... and selfie. The

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33 Best (VERY) Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket (updated July 2020)

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Phuket Real Local Restaurants The list of local restaurants in Phuket keeps growing and it is truly amazing how great local food can be here. No tourist places and no trendy venues here, it's all about local food and only local food! Here are some of the most popular (very) local Thai restaurants in Phuket. They are not fancy, and all are cheap: they don't care about the decor, and

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Paradise Beach Phuket near Patong Beach

Paradise Beach in Phuket

What to Do on Paradise Beach? [toc] UPDATE July 2020: Paradise Beach has been temporarily closed. Paradise Beach Phuket is just 4 kilometres from Patong Beach and consists of two small sandy bays with blue water, soft sand and coconut trees. You will find plenty of beach chairs, bars, restaurants, shops and massive parties on some nights. Yes, Paradise Beach is small, remote and not easy to find if you

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13 Best Phuket Beach Clubs (Updated 2020)

Best Beach Clubs in Phuket

Most Popular Beach Clubs in Phuket Phuket beach clubs are the perfect addition to your tropical holiday: beach and exploration during the day, sunset on a comfortable lounger with cocktails and cool music in the evening, party with international DJs at night. [toc] Phuket beach clubs used to pop out around the island faster than we could visit them, mostly on Surin Beach. But a few years back, the government

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9 Best Golf Courses in Phuket

Phuket Golf Courses

Where to play golf in Phuket How many golf courses are there in Phuket? You are spoilt for choice if you are intending to play golf in Phuket with seven golf courses on the island and several more just across the border in Phang Nga province. [toc] Most of the golf courses in Phuket are in the northern half of the island so if you plan to play several rounds,

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27 Best Things to Do in Phuket and around (Updated 2020)

Best Things To Do in Phuket

What best to do in Phuket? Wondering what the best things to do in Phuket are? The popularity of this amazing island comes from the incredibly vast range of activities and tours, from fantastic beaches and natural wonders to glittering temples and human-made attractions. Phang Nga Bay is an absolute must-do, with jaw-dropping limestone cliffs and flooded caves. Phi Phi islands are everyone's second favourite even though it can be

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8 Best Shopping Malls in Phuket

Phuket Best Shopping Malls

Where are Phuket shopping malls? [toc] Phuket shopping malls keep emerging here and there, a reminder of how much the island has changed in the past two decades. They might not please travellers who used to come last century, but they are an excellent way to escape the heat or the unavoidable rainy days. In recent years shopping malls started to evolve and adapt to a fast-changing market and should

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