18 Amazing Sino Portuguese Mansions in Old Phuket Town

Blue Elephant Mansion the way it looked before

Amazing Mansions of Phuket [toc] Thalang Road is where everyone goes on a Phuket exploration; it's a nice walk and a must-do. But if you too have a passion for old houses, you might want to explore a bit further where some fabulous mansions are still standing but often hidden. It is so easy to imagine Phuket hundred years ago when standing in front of one of these beautiful mansions,

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19 Best Things to Do in Phuket (Updated)

Best Things To Do in Phuket

What to do in Phuket? [toc] Wondering what to do in Phuket? 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 a little crowded. The

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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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5 Best Things to Do in Phi Phi Islands

What to Do in Phi Phi Island

What to Do in Phi Phi Islands? [toc] Here are some of the best places to see and best things to do in the Phi Phi islands. Of course, as they are so popular, those places can be really busy, so it is recommended to stay overnight in Phi Phi and try to reach them early morning to beat the crowds. Note that Maya Bay has been closed to the

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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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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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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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13 Best Tailors in Phuket and Patong Beach

Phuket Best Tailors

[toc] Who are the Best Tailors in Phuket? Having a suit or a dress made to order by one of the many tailors in Phuket is on many travellers' list during their holiday. And why not? It's cheap, fast, and can be well done if you know where to go. It seems like a good idea when talking about it from home, however, once you arrive here, you will soon

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16 Most Secret, Hidden and Quiet Beaches of Phuket

Secret Beaches of Phuket

Where are the secret beaches of Phuket? [toc] There are still secret, quiet and hidden beaches in Phuket and they are beautiful. Of course, some of them are difficult to find, but surprisingly many are in plain sight and easy to access. People are just not trying very hard to find them. Despite the permanent tourist complaints, more than 10 beaches range from 'quiet' to 'totally deserted'. Most don't have

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The 20 Most Beautiful Beaches of Phuket

Phuket Best Beaches

What Are Phuket Best Beaches? [toc] 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. 1) Beaches where people book their hotel: Most people like to book their hotel in Patong, Kata,

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10 Best Things to Do on a Honeymoon in Phuket

Things to Do on a Honeymoon in Phuket

[toc] What are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Phuket? Don't listen to what some people say, Phuket is a romantic destination. You have to be creative and smart enough to avoid busy places! Stay away from crowded beaches and enjoy a fantastic honeymoon time: It's a lot easier than you think. What to do on a Honeymoon in Phuket? A perfect romantic holiday in Phuket

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13 Best Sunset Bars in Phuket

Phuket Best Sunset Bars

Where to watch the sunset in Phuket? [toc] Watching the sunset from a panoramic bar in Phuket can be fabulous, no matter the season. And people here know that rainy season offers more dramatic sunsets than high because of the monsoon clouds. During high season, skies are often dull and unattractive, and without clouds, photos are rather bland. But when the last rays of sunlight hit the heavy monsoon clouds,

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12 Best Local Seafood Restaurants in Phuket (updated 2019)

Best Seafood in Phuket

Where is the best Seafood in Phuket? [toc] The best seafood in Phuket is mostly in local restaurants, sometimes hard to find and often away from tourist places. Of course the seafood you will find in Patong, Kata, Karon and other famous beaches are good too, but there is a little something more in local restaurants. It's more authentic, more fresh, not to mention often cheaper. We are happy to

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