12 Best Family Hotels in Phuket

Best Family Hotels in Phuket

What are the best resorts for families in Phuket [toc] Finding the right family hotel in Phuket is as challenging as it is important. Phuket has a great range of hotels that appeal to families, from cosy guesthouses with local charm to sprawling luxury resorts. Whether you’re in search of a beachfront resort with massive swimming pools, a quiet retreat with comfy guest rooms or a place offering fun-filled sports,

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Is Phuket Safe? 10 Tips for a Safe Holiday in Phuket

Is Phuket Safe?

How safe is Phuket? [toc] Is Phuket safe? A question travellers frequently and rightfully ask us. As expected, the answer is both simple and complicated: Yes, Phuket is very safe, probably safer than most other countries. Of course, the experience might differ for each traveller, but overall, if you follow the common-sense safety rules, you should never have to worry. In this page, we give a few pieces of advice,

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23 Best (VERY) Local Thai Restaurants in Phuket (updated)

Best Thai Restaurants in Phuket

Phuket Real Local Restaurants [toc] Beware! This page is not the trendy section of Phuket Restaurants! 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 they sometimes forget to smile, it's all about efficiency and great taste! Some of them might appear

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10 Best Heritage Style Hotels in Phuket

Best heritage hotels in Phuket

Heritage Hotels in Phuket [toc] Looking for a Heritage Hotel in Phuket Town? Phuket is home to some impressive heritage houses and historic sites dating back to its thriving tin mining days in the 1800s. Some of the shophouses and mansions built by Phuket high-society families and merchants a century ago have now been thoughtfully restored and converted into guesthouses, boutique shops and cafes. For those looking for Phuket accommodation

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Similan Islands – What to Do in the Similans?

Similan Islands

What to Do in the Similans? [toc] The Similan Islands form a fabulous archipelago in the Andaman Sea, just 100 km north from Phuket island. These small islands are so strikingly beautiful; you don't even need to be an excellent photographer to come back with amazing photos. Most people go there on a day trip tour, but the best way to enjoy the Similan islands is to stay for two

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Patong Beach, Phuket – What to Do in Patong

Patong beach

What to Do in Patong Beach? [toc] Patong Beach is the true heart of Phuket, and what makes it so attractive to many, is often what other people hate most about it. Patong is big, bold, crowded, bright and loud. And yet millions of people flock here every year like flies on honey. If Bangkok is the Big Mango, then Patong is the Big Durian: you'll love Patong, or you'll

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15 Best Things to Do in Patong Beach

Things to Do in Patong Beach

What to Do in Patong Beach? [toc] There are a lot of things to do in Patong Beach beyond the much talked about nightlife and the ever going party. Patong is full of activities for families, couples, singles and friends, and even a few attractions most people don’t know about. We will not go into details about nightlife but mostly focus on the real activities, the things you can mostly

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11 Best Beaches for Snorkeling in Phuket (Updated)

Best Snorkeling Beaches in Phuket

Where to Snorkel in Phuket? [toc] What are the best snorkelling beaches in Phuket? Not all the beaches here are suitable to admire sealife, and as we were often asked which is best, we listed here beaches with nice rocky areas. None will ever be as beautiful as Coral Island or Similan Islands but they will have enough marine life to make your day. The best beaches are often the

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8 Best Phuket Beach Clubs

Best Beach Clubs in Phuket

Most Popular Beach Clubs in Phuket [toc] Phuket beach clubs are the perfect addition to your tropical holiday: beach and exploration during the day,  party with international DJs at night. Many of them are gone, but they are making a big come back! 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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Where to See Planes Landing in Phuket? Plane Spotting in Phuket

Plane Spotting in Phuket

Where to watch planes landing in Phuket? [toc] Planes land on Mai Khao beach, on the west coat of Phuket island, but only during high season. Plane Spotting in Phuket just moved to our list of 18 things to do in Phuket. Watching planes landing in Phuket has become a top-rated attraction in recent years. It’s easy, fun, super impressive and with such a beautiful beach as a background, it

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Phuket Airport – Good To Know about Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport [toc] Phuket Airport International and Domestic Airport are in now separe terminals. The International terminal has been up and running for a while. Extensions are massive, and despite a difficult start and long queues at the opening, it solved many of the past issues such as parking and crowded areas. Arriving at Phuket Airport Everyone knows that the most stressful time for any traveller resides between the leaving home

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10 Best Hostels in Phuket for Budget Travellers

Best Hostels in Phuket

Cheap but great hostels to stay in Phuket [toc] What are the best hostels in Phuket for budget travellers? Phuket is known for its luxury hotels, but there's also a great range of hostels around the island ideal for backpackers travelling with a small budget. Many Phuket hostels are also stylish and thoughtfully designed, usually with WiFi, and air conditioning included. Hostels in Phuket generally offer a mix of dormitories

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7 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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Rawai View Cafe in South Phuket

Rawai View Cafe Phuket

Rawai View Cafe [toc] Rawai View Cafe is a charming little restaurant and bar with a beautiful wooden terrace overlooking the bay of Rawai in the very south of Phuket island. It’s well hidden and not on the tourist roads but with such superb setting, it quickly is growing in popularity. Rawai View Cafe is a perfect place for lunch in the shade of trees or for a romantic dinner

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6 Best Thai Restaurants in Patong Beach

Pan Yaah Restaurant

Where to Eat Thai in Patong Beach? There are so many restaurants in Patong Beach; you would think that finding great Thai food would be easy. But if you know Thailand, you soon will realise that too many of them serve a toned down version of Thai cuisine or something that is very far from local food. We understand and respect the fact that many travellers are new to Thai

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22 Best Hotels in Phuket We Tried and Loved

Phuket Best Hotels

What Are Phuket Best Hotels? [toc] Here are 22 amazing hotels we tried in Phuket. We stayed and enjoyed all these resorts in person, and would recommend any without hesitation. Staying at a hotel is entirely part of your holiday, so it should be an experience and a memory in itself, a memory you will bring back home as much as the sea or the beach. These hotels might not

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10 Reasons Why We Keep Coming Back to Phuket

Why We Can't Leave Thailand

Why is Phuket so popular? [toc] Why can't we leave Thailand? And what makes you come back to Phuket countless times? There are many answers to these questions, but we picked the 10 answers we thought was the most important. Of course, there will always be some exceptions: some travellers didn't like it, some had unfortunate experiences. Some expats are grumpy because they forgot how lucky they are here and

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