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]  Update: Wash your hands frequently and carry hand sanitizing gel or wipes, just as a precaution! 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

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Dibuk Road in Phuket Town – a Walking Guide

Dibuk Road in Old Phuket Town

Exploring Dibuk Road [toc] Dibuk Road is one of the famous old streets of Phuket town you should add to your list while exploring. It's very colourful and easy to find, with plenty of casual cafes, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Dibuk road is parallel and not far from the famous Thalang road, (where you'll find the Sunday Walking Street Market). It stretches for 800 meters, from the old Dibuk

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Thalang Road in Old Phuket Town – A Walking Guide

Thalang Road in old Phuket Town

Exploring Thalang Road [toc] Thalang Road is the most famous street in the historic part of Old Phuket Town. The municipality and owners managed to revive most of the old Sino-Portuguese shophouses and buried the ugly cables Thailand is so famous for. Thalang has become selfie heaven. The street is lined with small cafes, traditional or fashionable boutiques and a few restaurants. All have one thing in common: A few

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Soi Romanee in Phuket Town

Soi Romanee in Phuket Town

Exploring Soi Romanee [toc] Soi Romanee (Soi Romani), in the historical centre of old Phuket town, is a short street with a long and fun history. Today it is home to souvenir shops, ice cream parlours and small but posh guesthouses, but it wasn't always like this as long ago, it was the red-light district of Phuket. When we first visited it, less than 20 years ago, the street was

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Maiton Island (Koh Mai Thon)

Maiton Island

The unexpected beauty of Maiton Island [toc] Maiton island an understated paradise with a long and exciting history. It’s a fantastic day out, only 15 minutes from Phuket by speedboat. The island is small but with a large and quiet beach and a green hill as a backdrop. Maiton is a private island with a small hotel and just a few bungalows that used to be the ultimate luxury in

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Ma Doo Bua Phuket – a new selfie playground in Phuket

A selfie dedicated restaurant in Phuket [toc] Ma Doo Bua Phuket is a new cafe and restaurant whose sole purpose is to provide an irresistible background to the new generation of selfie lovers. The main catch is an artificial lake cover with those unusual giant circular floating leaves called Victoria Amazonica, a species of flowering plant, the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of giant water lilies. Around the lake, a

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Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

A tour of the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery [toc] The Chalong Bay Rum Distillery has become a brand known the world around, but it started very modestly around 2012, in a remote area of Phuket called Chalong. The success of this rum comes from many aspects: the unique quality of the ingredients, the rigorous process, an eye-catching package and smart marketing, all combined with the passion of a small team.

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Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina

Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina

What to Do at Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina [toc] Phuket Boat Lagoon was the first marina built in Phuket several decades ago, and at the time it was one of the trendiest places to be for residents and expats. While it is just next to another famous marina (Royal Phuket Marina), Phuket Boat Lagoon is more a living Marina than its counterpart. It might be less fancy, but it is

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Phuket Temples – A List of the Most Famous Temples of Phuket

Wat Khaorang - Phuket Temples

Buddhist Temples of Phuket [toc] Phuket temples are always worth a visit, from the temple hidden inside a cave to the famous Wat Chalong, a visit to Thailand would not be complete without exploring few of these magnificent and beautifully ornamented buildings ('Wat' means 'Temple', you guessed it). Phuket does have many temples and one by one we will probably list them all, but many are difficult to find or have

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11 Best Yoga Studios and Yoga Classes in Phuket

Best Yoga Studios in Phuket

Where to Find Yoga Classes in Phuket? [toc] Phuket has a growing number of yoga studios and classes that can help heal your body and mind while you’re on holiday. You can find yoga classes at many Phuket resorts, but if you’re in search of a specific style or method of yoga, you’re best to drop by one of the independent yoga studios around the island. Here’s a selection of

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Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket

Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket

A truly ethical elephant sanctuary [toc] Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket is a truly ethical elephant sanctuary. It might come to you as a surprise, but not all 'sanctuaries' are actually ethical. The growing number of travellers who love and respect elephants are wondering what is going on with all the sanctuaries in Phuket? Yes, the large majority agrees that trekking must stop, but... not all sanctuaries are ethical? It

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Thalang National Museum in Phuket

Thalang National Museum in Phuket

Thalang National Museum Update 2020: Thalang National Museum partly reopens! [toc] The Thalang National Museum in Phuket just reopened after being closed for a couple of years. Only a few of exhibits are available to the public to this date, but the new display looks very promising, with a well-designed layout and excellent lighting. The Thalang National Museum was built in 1985 and before closing, the museum fell a bit

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Phuket Plane Spotting – Where to See Planes Landing in Phuket?

Plane Spotting in Phuket

Where to watch planes landing in Phuket? [toc] Plane spotting in Phuket just moved to our list of 26 things to do in Phuket. Watching planes landing in Phuket has become a top-rated attraction in recent years. It’s easy, fun, super impressive and with such a beautiful beach as a background, it is an excellent photo playground. So where is it? How do we go there? Is it allowed? Let's see

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Best Dive Centers in Phuket – Diving in Phuket

Phuket Best Dive Centers

Phuket Best Dive Clubs [toc] What are the  Best Dive Shops in Phuket? Based on many readers recommendations and the many years we spent on the island working with local dive shops, we compiled here a list of reputable dive centres located all around the island. They all offer an amazing range of dive courses, day trips to the many dive sites around Phuket, liveaboard cruises and speciality diving. This

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