Phuket Travel Guide – The Best Everything of Phuket

  • Phuket Travel Guide – The Best Everything of Phuket
  • Phuket Travel Guide – The Best Everything of Phuket
  • Phuket Travel Guide – The Best Everything of Phuket
  • Phuket Travel Guide – The Best Everything of Phuket
  • Phuket Travel Guide – The Best Everything of Phuket
  • Phuket Travel Guide – The Best Everything of Phuket

Phuket Travel Guide – The Best Everything of Phuket

Phuket Travel Guide for lazy readers. We travel quite a lot and we know how it feels like to go to a place you never visited before… where to start, what to see, what not to miss? As a matter of fact this also applies to places you visited many times: What should you do the second time, what did you miss the first time, what can you still do that you haven’t done yet?

So we compiled here all our TOP 10 Phuket Travel Guide and divided them in five sections:

The Really Good Stuff, the Fun Stuff, the Useful Stuff, the Silly Stuff… and the Weird Stuff. There is a lot of research and work in each of them, so you won’t have to! We hope you enjoy it and share it with your friends too!



Phuket has a surprising amount of things to see and do for such a small island and if you are as lazy as I am, you don’t want to read twenty pages to start your holidays somewhere. From the fabulous Phang Nga Bay to the famous Phi Phi island and all the way to Krabi, there is so much to do it can be overwhelming.

These are 10 of Phuket all time favorites, if you can fit some of them in your holidays, you definitely will have great memories… Read more!

15 Islands Near Phuket

There are so many islands near Phuket, big and small, it would take forever to visit them all. Most are not far and you should really consider adding a couple of islands to your trip. These are just few islands we had the chance to visit and we will be adding more as we travel around. Read more

12 Things to Do in Phuket When it Rains

Things to do on a rainy day in Phuket

It’s not all gloom in Phuket when it rains… as any tropical countries you still can expect some good sunny days in rainy season, but better be ready if it lasts. Here is my little list of suggestions. Read more!

22 Great Hotels in Phuket

Best Hotels in Phuket

Here is our little collection of 22 great hotels in Phuket. We personally tried, enjoyed and would recommend any of these resorts without hesitation. Staying at a hotel is fully 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 beach or the food. Read more!

36 Beaches of Phuket

How often do we hear “I don’t like Phuket because I don’t like crowded beaches”. So here are 32 Beaches to choose from, you will be surprised to see how many are still untouched! Read more!

12 Things to Do on Short Budget

Phuket with a small budget is not as difficult as it may seem. Of course it’s not easy, in general Phuket is more expensive than anywhere else in Thailand. But if you start with these few suggestions, you will be able to make the best of your holiday without spending a fortune. Read more!

10 Best Snorkeling Beaches in Phuket


Not all Phuket beaches are suitable for good snorkeling, so we listed beaches with rocky and peaceful areas. None will ever be as rich as Coral Island or Similan Islands, but will have enough marine life to make your day. The best beaches are often the remote and hidden ones, not too disturbed by boats and swimmers. Read more!

6 Best Night Markets in Phuket

Best Night Markets in Phuket

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 actually need. Phuket night markets are intense, colorful, surprising, fascinating, puzzling, smelly, messy, labyrinthine or overwhelming. Read more


10 Great Romantic Restaurants

This is the most costly page we ever wrote. We tried them all, paid our bill, never informed in advance, and never got any special treatment. These ten restaurants are among the best dining experiences we had in Phuket. To get ten, we had to try a lot more than ten. Read more!

10 Best (VERY) Local Restaurants in Phuket Town10 Best Local Restaurants

Here are the Most Popular (very) Local restaurants in Phuket. None is fancy and all are cheap: they don’t care about the decor and they don’t have time to smile, it’s all about efficiency and taste! Some of them might seem dirty if you are not ready, so if you don’t like crowd, plastic plates, toilet paper as napkins you won’t need this page. Read more!

bang-pae-seafood10 Best Local Seafood Restaurants

We are proud to share with you ’10 Best Local Seafood Restaurants in Phuket’! There are so many of them in Phuket it would be a Top 100! So as we decided to stick to the concept of really LOCAL seafood only. We went around, ate a lot of seafood and as we are now fat and broke, let’s reveal the results! Read more!

Hor Mok Talay10 Phuket Specialties You Should Try

What Phuket specialties should you try and where to find them? (.Here are 10 really local dishes or popular Phuket variation of Thai dishes. To make it easy for you, most of them can be found around the intersection of Dibuk Road and Yaowarat Road, mainly at Loktien Restaurant. Read more!

Tom Yam Goong10 Popular Thai Foods for your First Trip

There is no need to talk about the popularity of Thai food around the world, but just like many of you, we really love eating local when we travel abroad so we listed here 10 Great Classic Thai Dishes you can try on your first trip to Thailand, just as a hint to start. Read more!


10 Things to Do Off the Beaten Track

Like most people you want to visit Phuket but you would prefer to see it from a less known angle, where the chances to meet another tourist are rather thin. Many would say there are no such places in Phuket anymore, but there are! So here are some of the little places I rediscovered in the past months. Read more!

Best Rooftop Bars in Phuket10 Best Rooftop Bars

Phuket rooftop bars are just a handful but the trend has started and is here to stay, especially after the success of Beach bars, people are always attracted by bars with a little something on top. Read more

13 Viewpoints in Phuket

Phuket has a nice collection of view points and here is a list of ten beautiful places to take amazing photos from or even have a romantic dinner. Read more!

phuket-old-mansion18 Nicest Mansions in Phuket

Thalang Road is where everyone goes on a Phuket exploration but if you too have a passion for old houses, you might want to explore a bit deeper to uncover some amazing mansions. It is so easy to imagine Phuket hundred years ago when standing in front of one of these beautiful mansions. Read more!

Things to Do in PhuketThings to Do Off the Beaten Track

Like most people you want to visit Phuket but you would prefer to see it from a less known angle, places most people haven’t heard of, and where the chances to meet another tourist are rather thin. Read more


16 Kids and Family Activities

Phuket is a great tropical destination for families. Obviously there is the beach and the sea, but that would be a waste not to add a bit of activities to your stay. These activities are great to enjoy as family, and your kids will love finally sharing some fun and good time with you. Read more!

10 Ways to Party in Phuket10 Fun Ways to PARTY in Phuket!

Everyone expects something different from his holiday, but everyone wants to see the best of it in a least amount of time and (almost) everyone wants to PARTY! This is not a Top 10 that would suit everyone, just 10 Fun and Wild Party Tips I would recommend to my friends. Read more!

Romantic Phuket10 Romantic Things to Do in Phuket

What are the most romantic things to do in Phuket? Don’t listen to what some people say: Phuket is definitely a romantic destination; it is just up to you to be original and smart enough to avoid the busy places and stay away from crowded party zones. Read more


10 Girly Things to Do in Phuket

Who said Phuket was an island for guys? Here’s the list for of fun thing to do for girls! Read more!

thalang-clock10 Quick Facts about Phuket

We compiled here 10 Quick Facts about Phuket that will summarize some of the interesting facts. It is not meant to tell you everything you should know, but you will get the big picture in few minutes, maybe enough to know the basics to start. Read more!


ladyboy-thailand10 Tips to Spot a Ladyboy

Is that girl you are chatting with not a bit ‘too good to be true’? Tall, slim, pretty to die for, big assets and really sexy… Ah Ah, you fell for it! she’s a Katoey! So here are 10 tips for you not be fooled next time. So what is a Katoey anyway? A Katoey, or ladyboy, is a transvestite that is actually considered by others as a ‘woman’. Read more!

relax-beach10 Fun Diet Tips in Phuket

Here is a fun story you might find useful: You can actually lose weight while enjoying your holiday by trying local food, experiencing fun or unusual things, exploring the island and even proudly coming back with a tan… The majority of Thai people are slim and healthy, but don’t be mistaken: they do love to eat! a lot! Read more


14 Weird and Funny Things

Living in Phuket for so many years has brought a lot of fun sights, and we should get used to them! But sometimes I still smile when I witness one of the following weird or strange things that are now so much part of our daily life. I’m not only talking about the good old ‘Phuket Vegetarian Festival’. These the strange things below are visions we meet regularly. Read more

10 Hardcore Thai Food, Only for the Brave!

Here we focus on real dishes Thai people cook daily and really enjoy. After 17 years in Phuket I still can’t eat several of them, but I can tell when someone had some for lunch! Some look weird, some smell really bad, some taste terrible and some get all of it. Be daring! Try some of them when you visit. Read more

Eating Insects in Thailand10 Insects for Gourmets

Did you try these appetizing insects sold on carts in the streets of Thailand? If you look at them, many just look like brown shrimps, but our and instinct says : Shrimp = good, grasshopper = bad! But it’s not like this everywhere, often related to economical hard times in history, people ate them first by necessity, then by taste or just fun or fashion? Read more

10 Really Cheap Silly Things to Do

Phuket on half a shoestring? That sounds cliché or impossible. It doesn’t even fit the style of our blog with all our fancy restaurants and trendy hotels, but it was just too tempting! So just for fun, you can try these 10 things and come back with a pretty fun story to tell. Read more

Phuket Travel Guide – The Best Everything of Phuket
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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 24 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: and, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including, and

The Best FOOD Stuff
10 Most Romantic Restaurants
10 Best Local Restaurants
10 Best Seafood Restaurants
10 Great Thai Dishes
10 Phuket Typical Dishes
10 Best Classic Thai Dishes
10 Hardcore Thai Food

The Best EXPLORER Stuff
14 Hidden Beaches of Phuket
15 Islands Near Phuket
18 Nicest Mansions in Phuket
13 Viewpoints in Phuket
10 Things to See Off the Beaten Track
10 Most Quiet Beaches of Phuket

The FUN Stuff
16 Things to Do with Kids
10 Ways to Party in Patong
7 Best Beach Clubs
10 Best Rooftop Bars
7 Night Clubs
10 Romantic Things to Do in Phuket
10 Reasons Why We Can’t Leave Thailand

The USEFUL Stuff
10 Questions People Always Ask
10 Mistakes People Do on First Trip
13 Tips to Save Money
12 Things to Do on Small Budget
10 Quick Facts about Phuket

10 Things to Do When It Rains
What To Expect in Low Season
7 Beaches for Low Season

13 Really Weird Things in Phuket
10 Tips to Spot a Ladyboy
10 Insects for Gourmets
10 Clues you have been in Phuket TOO LONG!
10 Cheap Fun Things to Do in Phuket

Phuket Airport: Things to Know
Phuket Weather
Phuket Event Calendar
How to Pronounce Phuket
About Us – Contact us

Patong Beach ☆☆☆
Kata Beach☆☆
Karon Beach ☆☆
Kamala Beach ☆☆
Nai Harn Beach ☆☆☆
Kata Noi Beach ☆☆☆
Laem Singh Beach ☆☆☆
Bang Tao Beach
Mai Khao Beach
Surin Beach ☆☆
Nai Yang Beach ☆☆
Naithon Beach ☆☆
Rawai Beach

Freedom Beach ☆☆☆
Paradise Beach ☆
Banana Beach ☆☆
Ya Nui Beach ☆☆
Ao Yon Beach
Ao Sane Beach
Tri Trang Beach
Panwa Beach

Similan Islands ☆☆☆
Phi Phi Islands NEW!
Bon Island
Coral Island
Khai Islands
Racha Island
James Bond Island
Koh Panyee

12 Things to Do When it RAINS
John Gray Sea Canoe ☆☆☆
Phang Nga Bay ☆☆☆
Buddha Cave in Phang Nga
Phuket Town Walking Map
Thalang Road – Old Phuket Town ☆☆
Phuket Walking Street ☆☆
Simon Cabaret Show ☆☆
Phuket Fantasea ☆☆
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Upside Down House
Kao Rang Hill
Phuket Aquarium

Big Buddha ☆☆
Karon Viewpoint (Kata Viewpoint) ☆☆
Wassa Homemade Bar ☆☆
Windmill Viewpoint
Black Rock Viewpoint ☆☆
Samet Nangshe Viewpoint ☆☆
Promthep Cape Viewpoint
Panwa Viewpoint
After Beach Bar

Bangpae Waterfall
Kathu Waterfalls
Tonsai Waterfalls

Baan Chinpracha
Phuket Mining Museum
Thai Hua Museum

7 Buddha Postures for 7 Days
Big Buddha ☆☆
Wat Chalong ☆☆
Buddha Cave in Phang Nga
Wat Kao Rang and Sitting Buddha
Wat Phra Thong
Chinese Temples
Shrine of The Serene Light

10 Tips to Spot a Ladyboy
10 Ways to PARTY in Patong
Simon Cabaret Show
Paradise Complex
Party Drinks in Phuket
Phuket Fantasea
Rock City Patong

Cafe Del Mar ☆☆
Catch Beach Club
Dream Beach Club
Kudo Beach Club
HQ Beach Lounge
Iguana Beach Club
Xana Beach Club

Suzy Wongs A Go Go (HOT)
Devil’s Playground (HOT)
Diablo A Go Go
Exotica A Go Go
Harem A Go Go
Rock Hard A Go Go

Soi Seadragon (HOT)

Illuzion Phuket
White Room
Seduction Phuket
Tiger Club

Central Festival Phuket
JungCeylon Shopping Mall ☆☆☆
Phuket Price Check

Chillva Night Market ☆☆☆
Phuket Walking Street ☆☆
Phuket Weekend Market
Phuket Indy Market

Banzaan Market ☆☆☆
Phuket Amulet Market

Loy Krathong
Patong Gay Festival
Vegetarian Festival

Diving in Phuket
Thai Boxing Training
Wake Park
Dino Park Mini Golf
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Go Kart
Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay
Phuket Tree Adventures
Spas and Massages
Splash Jungle Water Park
Surf House Kata Beach
Surf House Patong
White Water Rafting

Phuket AIRPORT: Things to Know
Phuket Travel Tips and FAQs
10 Quick Facts about Phuket
Phuket FAQs
Driving and Renting a Bike or a Car
Phuket Price Check
Phuket Map – with all locations
Bangkok Blog


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Renaissance Phuket Resort
Banyan Tree Phuket
Hyatt Regency Phuket
Maikhao Dreams
Pullman Arcadia Naithon Phuket
Phuket Marriott Nai Yang
The Slate Phuket
Trisara Villas
TwinPalms Phuket

Amari Phuket Resort
Holiday Inn Phuket
Kalima Resort
Phuket Graceland
Le Meridien Phuket
Novotel Phuket Resort
The Kee Resort
Impiana Resort Patong
Swissotel Patong

Kata Rocks
The Shore at Kata Thani
Katathani Beach Resort
Mom Tri’s Villa Royale

Movenpick Resort
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

Westin Siray Bay Resort
Novotel Phuket Phokeethra
Little Nyonya

Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi
The Racha


La Gritta at Amari Phuket
Wok Pagoda
Da Maurizio
360 at Pavilions
Mom Tri’s Kitchen
Pan Yaah Restaurant
Tunk Ka Cafe
Gaetana Italian Restaurant
Blue Elephant
Panwa House at Cape Panwa

Mor Mu Dong Restaurant
Piang Prai Restaurant
Kan Eang 2 Seafood
Kan Eang @ Pier
One Chun
Kaab Gluay
Raya House
Tunk Ka Cafe
Paknam Seafood
Suay Restaurant
Kru Suwit Restaurant
Thanoon Seafood
Osha Phuket

8 Sunset Photo Tips
Phuket Funniest Photos
Phuket Tsunami