12 Best Family Hotels in Phuket

Best Family Hotels in Phuket

What are the best resorts for families in Phuket [toc] Finding the right family hotel in Phuket is as challenging as it is important. Phuket has a great range of hotels that appeal to families, from cosy guesthouses with local charm to sprawling luxury resorts. Whether you’re in search of a beachfront resort with massive swimming pools, a quiet retreat with comfy guest rooms or a place offering fun-filled sports,

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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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15 Best Things to Do in Patong Beach

Things to Do in Patong Beach

What to Do in Patong Beach? [toc] There are a lot of things to do in Patong Beach beyond the much talked about nightlife and the ever going party. Patong is full of activities for families, couples, singles and friends, and even a few attractions most people don’t know about. We will not go into details about nightlife but mostly focus on the real activities, the things you can mostly

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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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Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach – An affordable hotel right on the beach!

Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach Resort

A weekend at Novotel Kamala Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach manages to combine many of the features for a great holiday if you are searching for a reasonable mid-range accommodation in Phuket. The hotel is right on the beach, a unique and much sought after feature on the island. There are 9 room types to choose from, including affordable pool rooms and even a cool rooftop bar! We had to go

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Phuket Smart Bus and Local Blue Bus

Phuket Smart Bus

How to ride the Phuket Smart Bus? [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 small

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11 Things Not to Do in Phuket

Protected Wildlife Photography

Things Not to Do in Phuket [toc] Just like in any country, there are few customs everyone should respect and a few things you should not do in Phuket. Some are petty and casual; some are serious and could lead to real trouble. If you are familiar with Thailand, you probably know and respect those rules, even the untold ones. Many of them seem so obvious and common sense; we

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10 Silly Things People Buy in Phuket They Probably Didn’t Need to Buy

Phuket Silly Shopping

Stuff to Buy in Phuket You Will Never Use Again [toc] Holiday is always a lot of fun and shopping is totally part of it. People often become someone else when traveling overseas, and while they maybe be very savvy when shopping at home, they seem to forget everything and fall for the silliest items. From our many years here in Phuket, we saw people buying some really fun souvenir,

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Kathu, Phuket – What to Do in Kathu

Kathu

What to Do in Kathu? [toc] Kathu is a small village as well as a small district, halfway between Phuket town and Patong Beach. The name of Kathu is not unknown but very few people add it to their list of Things to Do in Phuket. The village of Kathu itself is not really impressive, except maybe for a couple of temples, a few mural paintings and an annual festival. The

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Taokhun Seafood Restaurant near Phuket Airport

Taokhun Seafood Restaurant Phuket

Taokhun Seafood Restaurant [toc] Taokhun Seafood is a hidden restaurant on the east coast of Phuket located somewhere near Phuket International Airport. This seaside restaurant is a great place for a relaxed lunch with views on the Thailand mainland coast across the sea. Taokhun serve a good mix of Thai food and seafood and the price is pretty good. The restaurant is easy to find on the right hand side

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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket

Phuket Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Where can I play with elephants in Phuket?[toc]The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket allows visitors to get close to elephants in an ethical and fun way. Here, no one rides the animals; the old controversial elephant trekking time is over. In an Elephant Sanctuary you feed, play and bathe adults and baby elephants in a way you never experienced before. Yes, there are still many elephant trekking camps in Phuket, too

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Sarasin Bridge in Phuket

The Sarasin Bridge in Phuket

What to Do at the Sarasin Bridge [toc] The Sarasin bridge connects Phuket island to Phang Nga province on the mainland of Thailand. The original 600 meters bridge was built in 1967 and was known to be the scene of some sad love story, the way bridges often do. At the time the bridge wasn’t very high and for many years it was a problem for large boats that had

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Where Can You Eat on the Beach in Phuket

Where to eat on the beach in Phuket

Restaurants really on the beach in Phuket [toc] What can be better than eating right on the beach when on holiday on such a beautiful island as Phuket, but such restaurants have become hard to find. Actually there used to be quite a lot of places where it was possible but after ‘the big cleanup’ of 2015 most restaurants and beach clubs were found to be illegally built and therefore

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