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

Is Phuket Safe?

Is Phuket safe? [toc] 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, but keep in mind that these safety tips just use common sense. See also 5 known scams in Phuket. Apart from

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Phuket Weather – Best time to visit Phuket

Phuket Weather - What is the best time to visit Phuket

When is the best time to visit? [toc] Phuket has a tropical climate, has two seasons and is warm all year round. The weather in Phuket is always a stressful topic, especially during the rainy season, which is between June and November. Every single day we receive questions such as, 'will it rain every day and all day in rainy season?'. What are the best months to visit Phuket? December

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Phuket Airport – Good To Know about Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport

Phuket International Airport [toc] Phuket Airport International and Domestic Airport are in now separe terminals. The International terminal has been up and running for a while. Extensions are massive, and despite a difficult start and long queues at the opening, it solved many of the past issues such as parking and crowded areas. Arriving at Phuket Airport Everyone knows that the most stressful time for any traveller resides between the leaving home

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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 ten 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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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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Songkran Festival 2019 in Phuket – April 13 to 15

Songkran Festival Phuket

What is the Songkran Festival? [toc] Songkran in Phuket happens between April 13 to 15, 2019 (dates vary depending on the regions of Thailand). So, what is this Songkran Festival everyone is talking about lately? [caption id="attachment_20214" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Songkran Festival Phuket[/caption] If you choose to come to Phuket or Thailand in April, you'd better know what all this is about. Songkran is the Thai New Year, and it occurs

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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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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 – Getting 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. Finding the right transportation can indeed be a worry as Phuket doesn't have an good public transport system, but it is very easy to go around because Tuk-Tuks are just everywhere and can take you anywhere, at anytime of the day or the night. It just

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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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