Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Phi Phi Islands near Phuket

What to do in Phi Phi Islands? [toc] Update 2022: Access to Maya Bay is now possible but limited to a few daily visitors. Check with your tour agent or hotel. In 2022, Phi Phi islands are open, and the beaches and other nearby islands are more beautiful than ever. The island looks quiet, and many shops, restaurants and hotels are still closed, but things start to look better. There

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Best Dive Centers in Phuket – Scuba Diving in Phuket

Phuket Best Dive Centers

Phuket Best Dive Clubs [toc] What are the Best Scuba Diving Shops in Phuket? Based on many readers' recommendations and the years we spent working with local dive shops, we compiled a list of reputable dive centres around the island. They offer an amazing range of dive courses, day trips to the many dive sites around Phuket, liveaboard cruises and speciality diving. This list is not sponsored and is in

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11 Best Water Activities and Water Sports in Phuket

Water Sports in Phuket

What water sports can you enjoy in Phuket? [toc] There are a lot of water activities in Phuket to add some action to your holiday. The range goes from easy stuff like parasailing to real action sports like surfing and wakeboarding. Surf is only popular during the rainy season when waves are big enough, not often. Those noisy jetskis are thankfully limited to some areas of some beaches, but accidents

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11 Best Beaches for Snorkeling in Phuket

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 for admiring sea life, and as we were often asked which is best, we listed beaches with nice rocky areas here. None will 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 remote

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Freedom Beach, a Hidden Beach in Phuket

Freedom Beach, Phuket Island

What is the secret of Freedom Beach? [toc] The beautiful and secluded Freedom Beach is an anomaly. It is one of the prettiest beaches in Phuket, with incredibly soft white sand and clear blue waters. It is just a few minutes away from Patong Beach, the busiest beach on the island and yet, it is surprisingly peaceful and quiet. So what is the secret of Freedom Beach? Freedom Beach Video

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Koh Racha Island near Phuket 🏝️ Koh Racha Yai

Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island or Racha Island)

What to do on Koh Racha Island? [toc] Koh Racha Island or Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island) is a small idyllic island just 12 kilometres south of Phuket, popular for day trips, snorkelling and scuba diving. The island is so small it can only accommodate a few resorts: The Racha, a real luxury hideaway, Racha Island Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort. Believe it

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NAITHON BEACH ⛱️

Naithon Beach

What to Do in Naithon Beach? [toc] Naithon Beach is one of these little-known beaches on the west coast of Phuket, far from crowded areas such as Patong Beach or Kata Beach. People chose to stay here to find a peaceful village with just enough restaurants and hotels not to feel too remote but still all the necessary facilities you need for a great holiday. Phuket being such a small

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Coral Island Phuket (Koh Hey) 🏝️

Coral Island Phuket

What to do on Coral Island? [toc] Coral Island, or Koh Hey, is one of the few beautiful islands you can reach within 15 minutes by speedboat from Rawai Beach in south Phuket. You can spend half a day or a full day playing on the beach, snorkelling or even scuba diving, even during low season. It might seem strange to go from a tropical island to another tropical island,

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Banana Beach Phuket ⛱️ A Secret Beach in Phuket

Banana Beach in Phuket

How to get to the almost secret Banana Beach? [toc] Banana Beach in Phuket is a little hidden treasure. Phuket is a world-famous holiday destination, and every corner of this tiny tropical island has been explored, invaded, sold, developed and exploited. Yet, the small Banana Beach is hiding from the crowd. We thought it wouldn't last, but it is still quiet. Banana Beach Video Considering that Banana Beach is

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Paradise Beach, Phuket ⛱️

Paradise Beach in Phuket

What to Do on Paradise Beach? [toc] UPDATE: Paradise Beach is open and the entry fee is now 100 baht. 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

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MERLIN BEACH ⛱️

Merlin Beach

What to do on Merlin Beach? [toc] Merlin Beach, Tri Trang Beach, Paradise Beach, Freedom Beach, which is which? Whenever we post a photo of any of these beaches, it starts endless discussions, which is still confusing. The names' similarities, plus the fact that some of these beaches were hard to reach until recently, didn't help. However, these four beaches are located around a peninsula just south of Patong Beach,

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Ao Sane Beach ⛱️ What to Do in Ao Sane?

Ao Sane Beach

What to Do in Ao Sane? [toc] Ao Sane Beach (pronounced Ao Sain) proves that Phuket still has some little beaches hidden from view where you can pretend nothing has changed in the past twenty years. Of course, there is no such thing as a 'secret beach' anymore, but you must make a little effort to get there. Ao Sane is clearly visible from Nai Harn Beach, but you will

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Maiton Island (Koh Mai Thon) 🏝️

Maiton Island

The unexpected beauty of Maiton Island [toc] Maiton island is an understated paradise with a long and exciting history. It’s a fantastic day out, only 15 minutes from Phuket by speedboat. The island is small but with a large and quiet beach and a green hill as a backdrop. Maiton is a private island with a small hotel and just a few bungalows that used to be the ultimate luxury

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Ya Nui Beach ⛱️

Ya Nui Beach

What to do in Ya Nui Beach? [toc] Ya Nui Beach is a charming tiny bay tucked in a cove between the Windmill Viewpoint and the famous Promthep Cape in the very south of Phuket Island. It looks like a secret beach, but it is very well known and can be busy sometimes. Don't expect to find a deserted secret beach such as Banana Beach, north of Phuket Island, or

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