Is Phuket Safe? 10 Tips for a Safe Holiday in Phuket

Is Phuket Safe?

How safe is Phuket? [toc] Is Phuket safe? A question travellers frequently and rightfully ask us. As expected, the answer is both simple and complicated: Yes, Phuket is very safe, probably safer than most other countries. Of course, the experience might differ for each traveller, but overall, if you follow the common-sense safety rules, you should never have to worry. In this page, we give a few pieces of advice,

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10 Reasons Why We Keep Coming Back to Phuket

Why We Can't Leave Thailand

Why is Phuket so popular? [toc] Why can't we leave Thailand? And what makes you come back to Phuket countless times? There are many answers to these questions, but we picked the 10 answers we thought was the most important. Of course, there will always be some exceptions: some travellers didn't like it, some had unfortunate experiences. Some expats are grumpy because they forgot how lucky they are here and

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Where to Stay in Phuket?

Where to Stay in Phuket

Choosing the right beach for your hotel [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: Beaches

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5 Phuket Scams to Stay Away From

Phuket Scams

Best Known Scams in Phuket [toc] There are a few scams in Phuket, just like in most tourist destinations around the world, and you should be able to recognise them if they ever happen to you. Don't worry too much: while most are not frequent, they are easy to spot and easy to avoid. Only the first scam can have serious consequences; the others are more of an annoyance, a

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Phuket Smart Bus and Local Blue Bus

Phuket Smart Bus

How to ride the local bus in Phuket? [toc] The Phuket Smart Bus is a very comfortable and affordable way to go from beach to beach for a very reasonable price. It is doing pretty well on the islands and visitors love it. There are several ways to use the many Phuket local bus services. All are cheap, and all are slow, but if you are visiting Phuket with a

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10 Most Popular Myths about Phuket – What’s true and what’s not

Myths about Phuket

[toc] Phuket is a popular destination and, as you can expect, fame comes with stereotypes and a fair share of myths people enjoy spreading online. Sure, there are a lot of hot topics to talk about, and let's not blind ourselves: not everything is perfect, but Phuket is still a superb island (it is for us). Let's try to debunk some of the most popular myths about Phuket. As you

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Tuk Tuks in Phuket, Taxis, Buses, Cars and Motorbikes Rental – How to Get Around Phuket?

Getting Around Phuket

How to Get Around Phuket? [toc] How to get around Phuket is a question most first-time travellers will ask on our Phuket 101 Community or by direct messages. It can indeed be a worry as Phuket is not known to have an excellent public transport system like other worldwide destinations often have. Phuket is extremely easy to navigate because Tuk-Tuks are just everywhere, and can take you anywhere. So unless

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Phuket Bus Terminal 2 ▷ Bus from Phuket to Krabi, Samui and Bangkok

Phuket Bus Terminal 2

How to Catch a Bus from Phuket to Krabi, Samui and Bangkok [toc] If you are exploring Thailand on a small budget, riding a bus from Phuket to Krabi, Samui or even Bangkok makes sense and can see you a lot of money. It’s relatively comfortable and safe; it’s just time-consuming on the long distances such as Bangkok or Pattaya. Where is Phuket Bus Terminal 2 Phuket Bus Terminal 2

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Loy Krathong Festival 2019 in Phuket – November 13, 2019

Loi Krathong in Phuket

What is Loy Krathong Festival [toc] Loy Krathong is a significant festival occurring every year in Thailand; it is even popular in surrounding countries. It is celebrated on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar, which is Thursday, November 13, 2019. On this night, everyone goes to the closest river, lake, beach or even swimming pool to release a floating offering,

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11 Questions People Always Ask about Phuket (and a couple of stupid ones)

Bike Driving License in Phuket

Frequently Asked Questions about Phuket [toc] We've been running a blog and a popular Facebook page for eight years, so we inevitably have to answer tons of questions. We do the best we can to answer them. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Phuket. Please be aware that answers vary a lot from person to person and each situation is different, but the answers below should

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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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What is the best time to visit Phuket? Phuket Weather Month by Month

Phuket Weather Month by Month

What is the best time to visit Phuket? [toc] What is Phuket Weather on the month I arrive? A question we get very often, and a very difficult to answer... and this for a couple of reasons. Even though there is some expected high and low seasons, there are no guaranteed patterns. Each year is unpredictable and each month is more an educated guess based on the previous year than

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