10 Best Hostels in Phuket for Budget Travellers

Best Hostels in Phuket

Great cheap hostels 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 and private rooms

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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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8 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 food

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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 Thai Food in Phuket

Thai Food in Phuket

10 Great Popular Thai Dishes You Should Try in Phuket [toc] Thai food doesn't need an introduction anymore. If you reached this page you probably already heard plenty about it, and a thousand blogs talk about it at length. The list of Thai dishes available in Thailand is incredibly vast, and I'm not an authority in Thai cooking, but just like you, we love eating local when we travel abroad.

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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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12 Best Local Seafood Restaurants in Phuket (updated)

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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10 Best Tours and Day Trips in Phuket

Best Tours in Phuket

[toc] What are the Best Tours in Phuket? There is a lot to explore in and around Phuket, and many places are easy to reach on your own. Some other great places need a boat or a minibus ride and a bit of planning. We list here 10 of the most popular day trips tours you should consider. Of course, we know there are a lot more, and we will

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10 Best Muay Thai Camps in Phuket

Muay Thai Camps in Phuket

What Are the Best Muay Thai Gyms in Phuket? [toc] Several Muay Thai training camps have opened in Phuket, with thousands of people now arriving to the island every year to learn this ancient martial art form and get fit while enjoying some beach time. Muay Thai kickboxing has been practised in Thailand for centuries, and over the past decade, it’s become a world-famous sport along with the explosion of

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15 Best Hotels in Patong Beach – Where to Stay in Patong?

Patong Beach Hotels

Where to Stay in Patong Beach? [toc] Patong Beach hotels come at many prices, sizes and locations so finding the hotel that will please both your budget and your need for the best place can be tricky. Many readers ask for our suggestions, but there is no such thing as ‘One Patong hotel fits all’. Everyone on average is looking for the same things. Please recommend a hotel in Patong

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7 Best Nightclubs in Phuket

Best Clubs in Phuket and in Patong Beach

What are the Best Clubs in Phuket? [toc] What are the best Night Clubs in Patong? If you are ready to party until late, here are the best clubs and discos in Patong Beach to dance way beyond the official 2 am closing time. You'll have to choose between the seven nightclubs and discos worth mentioning, but you also can find smaller places here and there. Good thing: several of

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10 Phuket Local Food and Where to Find It

Phuket Specialties

Try Some Phuket Special Dishes [toc] What Phuket dishes should you try and where to find them? We already share our Best 10 Local Restaurants and 10 Best Classic Thai Dishes, so here are 10 really local dishes (or their popular Phuket variation). To make it easy for you, most of these specialities are around the intersection of Dibuk Road and Yaowarat Road, mainly at Lock Tien Food Court. There are many

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10 Hardcore Thai food,only for the brave!

Weird Food in Phuket

Phuket hardcore Thai food [toc] We had '10 Typical Phuket Dishes' and '10 Best Really Local Restaurants', and even '10 Fried Insects for Gourmets' now we need to move on to serious business: '10 Hardcore Thai Food, only for the Brave'... Will you dare? I will skip insects and focus on real dishes Thai people cook daily and really enjoy. After 22 years in Phuket, I still can't eat several

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Driving in Phuket – 14 Lifesaving Tips!

Renting a Bike in Phuket

How to Drive in Phuket? [toc] Yes, driving a bike in Phuket is fun, cheap, convenient but most travellers underestimate the consequences of events going wrong. All it takes is a second and what was so much fun a minute ago turns out to be the nightmare of a lifetime. This page sums up 25 years of driving bikes and cars safely in Thailand. It's not meant to scare you

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1st Time in Phuket ? 26 Things You Should See, Do, Eat, Know and Enjoy!

First Time in Phuket

A beginner's guide to Phuket [toc] Many readers coming to Phuket for the first time send questions daily: This is my first time in Phuket, what should I really see and do? Of course, since everyone is different, there are many answers, but with years of experience answering the same anxious questions we came up with a list of answers. These may not be our (or your) favourites, but the

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9 Best Night Markets in Phuket (Updated)

Phuket Night Markets

Where to Find Phuket Night Markets [toc] 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 need. Phuket night markets are intense, colourful, surprising, fascinating, puzzling, smelly, messy, confusing and overwhelming. But night markets all have one thing in common, and

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