Kalim Beach near Patong in Phuket

Kalim Beach

About Kalim Beach [toc] Kalim Beach is a modest bay located just next to the famous Patong Beach on the way to Kamala Beach. As the seafloor is mostly rocks and dead corals, Kalim is not a swimming beach, but it is a popular spot for local surfers in the low season. However, waves are not very high, so don’t go imagining some impressive action. It seems to be good

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Merlin Beach Phuket ⛱️ What to do on Merlin Beach?

Merlin Beach

What to do on Merlin Beach? [toc] Merlin Beach, Tri Trang Beach, Paradise Beach, Freedom Beach, which is which? Every time we post a photo of any of these beaches, it starts endless discussions, so it 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

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Kata Noi Beach ▷ What to Do in Kata Noi Beach?

Kata Noi Beach

One of Phuket's most beautiful beaches [toc] Kata Noi Beach is a beautiful sandy bay and a perfect spot in Phuket if you want to be near the famous Kata Beach while staying away from the tourist crowds. This strand of white sand is blessed with incredibly clear blue water during the high season, and its location 'out of the way' kept it relatively quiet. Unless you know about it,

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Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach

A superb resort on a hidden beach [toc] Phuket Marriott Resort Merlin Beach is a 5-star hotel with a unique location on Merlin Beach in Phuket, just a few kilometres from the busy Patong and yet in a superb and quiet surrounding. Yes, the name sounds familiar because this used to be the Merlin Beach Resort, a popular but rather old hotel. So if you liked it before, you would

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Phuket Art Village – Art Gallery and Community in Rawai

Phuket Art Village in Rawai

Phuket Art Village [toc] Phuket Art Village is a small art gallery and artist community hidden at the end of a small lane, on the way to Rawai Beach, in the south of Phuket Island. The place is surprising and fun to explore, consisting of several little galleries, each with its own style and artist. The crew is friendly and clearly very passionate about their creations, and the galleries are

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Where to Stay in Phuket?

Where to Stay in Phuket

Where to Stay in Phuket? A Neighbourhood Guide [toc] Where should I stay in Phuket? Where should I book my hotel? What beach is best? How is that neighbourhood? So many questions! Deciding where to stay in Phuket and which beach is best to book your hotel can and will have a significant impact on your holiday. There are 40 beaches in Phuket, and we divided them into two categories:

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The Siam Supper Club Phuket Restaurant

Siam Supper Club Phuket

Siam Supper Club Restaurant [toc] The Siam Supper Club is a long-established cosy restaurant near Bangtao Beach, on the west coast of Phuket. The restaurant is mostly a steakhouse that also serves an excellent choice of European comfort food. As you enter the restaurant, the warm interior mostly made of varnished wood may look a little intimidating. Still, the atmosphere is very casual and easy-going, and the prices are surprisingly

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Baan Ar Jor Phuket Museum Homestay

Baan Ar Jor Museum Homestay near Mai Khao Beach

Baan Ar Jor Heritage Hotel in Phuket [toc] Baan Ar Jor is a hotel, a restaurant and a museum with a long history that started in 1936. This house has always been one of the most mysterious old mansions of Phuket, standing lonely near Mai Khao Beach in the north of Phuket. Unlike other mansions mostly found in town, Baan Ar Jor is isolated away from any village and very

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Karon Noi Beach in Phuket – Relax Beach

Karon Noi Beach

An amazing private beach [toc] Karon Noi Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, home to the luxurious 5-star hotel Le Meridien Phuket. It has a perfect soft white sand, shallow clear blue waters and lots of coconut trees to create the picture-perfect holiday background. It is quiet and unspoilt, and of course, there is a good reason for this little paradise to remain so exclusive: Karon

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Arva Italian Restaurant at Amanpuri Phuket

Arva Italian Restaurant at Amanpuri Phuket

Arva Italian Restaurant [toc] Arva is an authentic traditional Italian restaurant at the iconic Amanpuri Resort on the private Pansea Beach. The restaurant serves an excellent sustainable cuisine prepared with passion by Chef Luca from Puglia, in south Italy. Arva is the perfect place to treat yourself and your loved one to a unique and unforgettable dinner in Phuket. Arva restaurant setting Arva restaurant stands between the famous hotel black

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Maison Napoleon restaurant and bakery in Bangtao

Maison Napoleon Phuket Restaurant and Bakery

A casual and trendy Restaurant in Bangtao [toc] Maison Napoleon is a new modern restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner at the entrance of Laguna Phuket in Bangtao Beach. The cuisine is mostly casual French but also from Mexico, Latin America. The venue is already trendy and busy with customers, even during these difficult times. The atmosphere is very welcoming, with the lively background buzz of people having a good time

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Pine Beach Bar at Intercontinental Phuket

Pine Beach Club at Intercontinental Hotel Phuket on Kamala Beach

A new beach bar on Kamala Beach [toc] Pine Beach Bar is a recent and beautiful venue set right on the sand of Kamala Beach, and part of the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel. With such a wide strip of soft white sand and a beautiful landscape, the north end of Kamala is an ideal place to spend the afternoon or watch the famous colourful sunsets of Phuket. Have a seat, order one

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The Sundeck Phuket – A trendy lounge bar in Kata Noi

The Sundeck Phuket

Sunsets and panoramic dinner in Kata Noi [toc] The Sundeck Phuket is a new lounge bar and restaurant in a fantastic location, high above the beautiful Kata Noi Beach. The situation between Kata Beach and Nai Harn Beach is such that almost everyone drives in front of this stunning viewpoint at least once. The Sundeck Phuket Video   The Sundeck Phuket is not far from the famous Karon viewpoint, the

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Porto de Phuket Mall in Bangtao Beach

Porto de Phuket Mall in Bangtao

A community mall in Bangtao Beach [toc] Porto de Phuket is a new open-air 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 recognise some of the typical shops, but the concept here is a little different, so don't expect to find a multi-storey shopping mall. Porto de

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Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort

How is Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort? [toc] Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is a luxury resort with a unique location in Phuket as it has private access to Karon Noi Beach. This beach is one of the loveliest beaches in Phuket and has the most beautiful sand and amazing blue sea. Only the hotel guests have access; it's not well known by most tourists. The hotel conveniently hides in

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Panwa House at Cape Panwa Hotel

Panwa House at Cape Panwa

Dinner at Panwa Heritage House [toc] Panwa House is a white Sino Portuguese restaurant surrounded by palm trees, right on the secluded beach of the Cape Panwa Hotel on the east coast of Phuket. This house has been a Phuket icon for years, even appearing in movies or TV series. Cape Panwa is not exactly centrally located, to say the least, it's quite far from everything but if you happen

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7 Beaches for Rainy Season in Phuket

Phuket Beaches for Low Season

Which beaches are good during the rainy season in Phuket? [toc] When it's rainy season in Phuket, the sea is sometimes rough on the west coast where all the popular beaches and hotels are... but if you still want to swim in the ocean, where should you go? This is a question we get a lot between June and October which are usually the rainy season months in Phuket. Phuket

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