Merlin Beach Phuket – A great snorkeling beach near Patong

Merlin Beach

How to Get to 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 seems to still confusing. Names similarities added to the fact that some of these beaches were hard to reach until recently didn't help. These four beaches are located around a peninsula just south of

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Mor Mu Dong Restaurant

Mor Mu Dong Restaurant Phuket

Mor Mu Dong Restaurant Mor Mu Dong received a 'Bib Gourmand' rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. 'Bib Gourmand' means 'friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices [toc] Mor Mu Dong is quite an unusual restaurant in Phuket. If you enjoy eating off the beaten tracks where mostly locals go for a great lunch or dinner, Mor Mu Dong is your place. Every Phuket resident knows it, and

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Wat Sri Sunthon Temple – Phuket Reclining Golden Buddha

Wat Sri Sunthon

Phuket Reclining Golden Buddha Wat Sri Sunthon (Wat Srisoonthorn) is known for the immense golden Buddha reclining at the top of a large building in the 'Pang Sai Yat' posture, which corresponds to “Realizing Nirvana” (read more here). The statue seems to be staring endlessly at the frantic traffic on the nearby road to Phuket International Airport. Of course, you already knew that 'Wat' is the Thai word for 'Temple'. [toc]

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Banana Beach Phuket – A Secret Beach in Phuket (almost)

Banana Beach in Phuket

How to Get to the Secret Banana Beach [toc] Banana Beach in Phuket is a little hidden treasure. Phuket is a world-famous holiday destination, and every corner of this tiny tropical island has been explored, invaded, sold, developed and exploited. Yet, the small Banana Beach is hiding from the crowd. We thought it wouldn't last, but it is still quiet. Considering that Banana Beach is pretty big with shallow clear

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Heaven Rooftop Restaurant

Phuket Best Rooftop Bars

Heaven Rooftop Restaurant [toc] Heaven Rooftop Restaurant is a little know viewpoint terrace located just below the very famous Karon Viewpoint. Heaven bar has a relaxed style usually found on beach club and is a great place to end the day with a sunset. Most importantly, it offers some pretty amazing views over the three bays of Kata Noi Beach, Kata Beach and Karon Beach further in the back. The food

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The Cove Phuket – A Hidden Gem on Ao Yon Beach

The Cove Phuket

Discover The Cove Phuket [toc] The Cove Phuket is a lovely little hideaway nestled in Ao Yon Beach near Panwa, a beautiful part of Phuket where very few tourists set foot. This small open-air restaurant and bungalow resort is blessed with a beautiful seaside view, making it a great way to escape the crowd for lunch or dinner. The food is good and well prepared, not toned down like often

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Little Tiger Phuket Restaurant on Merlin Beach

Little Tiger on Merlin Beach in Phuket

Little Tiger Restaurant [toc] Little Tiger is a small and hidden restaurant with a superb view, perched on a hillside of Merlin Beach near Patong Beach. Even if you find this remote beach, you might have a hard time spotting Little Tiger, which is why the place is still quiet and peaceful. Once you found the beach, you might think that it looks a lot like a private beach for

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Romsai Restaurant near Kamala Beach

Romsai Restaurant Phuket

Rom Sai Baan Nakalay Restaurant [toc] Romsai is a little unusual restaurant well hidden from view, with a beautiful view on the sea and a nearby beach. Serving Isan food for lunch, it definitely has a fun mood, feeling like being far from Phuket. Precariously built the a rocky cliff alongside the seaboard north of Patong Beach, it serves good food on typical round concrete tables or on wooden platforms

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Sabai Corner Restaurant Phuket – Kata Noi Beach

Sabai Corner Restaurant

A Hidden Thai Restaurant in Phuket [toc] Sabai Corner is a beautiful Thai restaurant really well hidden in Phuket, not far from Kata Noi Beach. Only the few dedicated travellers will find it or make the effort to find it. The food is good without being exceptional, but you will get a lot of satisfaction just to find it and discover the magnificent panoramic view on the nearby sea. [caption

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Som Chit Hokkien Noodle Soup in Phuket Town

Som Chit Hokkien Noodle Soup Phuket

Hokkien Noodle Soup in Phuket [toc] Som Chit Restaurant is famous for its delicious Hokkien Noodle Soup. People from Bangkok who know about would stop for a lunch at Som Chit if they are in the vicinity of Phuket Town. Som Chit (which is pronounced ‘Som Kit’) is easy to find, near the clock circle in Phuket Town and just next to the famous Mee Tong Poh who is also

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Koh Sirey and Wat Koh Sirey near Phuket Town

Koh Sirey

An island within Phuket [toc] Koh Sirey is an island, but you would never guess it from a map and many probably have never heard of it. Connected to Phuket town by a very short bridge, this small piece of land doesn't have any particular signs but this is where you will find the beautiful Westin Siray Bay Resort. [the_ad id="30528"] What to Do on Sirey Island Besides the temple

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Bang Pae Seafood – A Great Hidden Seafood Restaurant in Phuket

Bang Pae Seafood

Bang Pae Seafood Bang Pae Seafood received a 'Bib Gourmand' rating in the Phuket Michelin Guide. 'Bib Gourmand' means 'friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.' [toc] Bang Pae Seafood is a great local restaurant, very hidden on the east coast of Phuket. It's not so easy to find, and yet, it's busy on weekends with a mix of Thai, expats and some tourists brought by local friends.

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Ko Yoon Restaurant – Hokkien Noodles in Phuket Town

Ko Yoon Hokkien Noodles

Ko Yoon Restaurant [toc] Ko Yoon Restaurant is a very small and discreet place serving amazing Hokkien Noodles. If you happen to visit Phuket Town, chances are you walked passed it without noticing it, it looks like any other anonymous local hole-in-the-wall restaurant. But Ko Yoon has prepared those delicious big yellow noodles for decades and locals know how good they are. Yes they is much hype about Mee Ton Poh,

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Naithon Noi Beach (Andaman White Beach)

Andaman White Beach on Naithon Noi Beach

How to Get to The Private Naithon Noi Beach [toc] Naithon Noi Beach in one of the few 'private beaches of Phuket' as well as one of the most beautiful. Located near Phuket International airport on the west coast of the island, Naithon Noi Beach is often called 'Andaman White Beach', from the name of the resort that occupies the entire land around it. The real name is Naithon Noi

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Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort Nai Yang

A weekend at Phuket Marriott Resort Nai Yang [toc] Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach is a beautifully designed hotel built in a unique location on the north-west coast of Phuket. In case you haven't heard of Nai Yang Beach yet, it is a superb hideaway escape near the Sirinath National Park, far from the crowded beaches of south Phuket. The hotel has a lot of great features

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Tri Trang Beach Phuket

Tri Trang Beach

How to Get to Tri Trang Beach? [toc] Tri Trang Beach is just a few kilometres of Patong, and it's a superb haven of peace. There used to be a lot of confusion about the names of the beaches in the southern part of Patong. There are four beaches in this peninsula: Tri Trang Beach, Merlin Beach, Paradise Beach and Freedom Beach. Once you pass the southern bridge of Patong and drive past

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Freedom Beach, a Hidden Beach in Phuket

Freedom Beach Phuket

What is the secret of Freedom Beach? [toc] Freedom Beach is an anomaly, one of the prettiest beaches on Phuket island, with an incredibly soft white sand and clear blue waters. It is just a few minutes away from Patong Beach, the busiest beach on the island and yet, it is surprisingly peaceful and quiet, so what is the secret of Freedom Beach? How to Get to Freedom Beach Freedom

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Lor Rong Market – Phuket Specialties

Lor Rong Food Market

Shopping for Phuket Specialties [toc] Had enough tourist food and want to try real Phuket specialities? When visiting Phuket Town, if you have a bit of time and are curious about Phuket real local food, you have to stop by Lor Rong Market. This little food place might just look like any others, but is, in fact, a very well known and popular venue for Phuket people and very few

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