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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Panwa Beach

Panwa Beach in Phuket

What to Do in Panwa Beach [toc] Panwa Beach, also known as Khao Kat Beach, is not a great swimming beach, and yet has the charm of these remote bays not many would take the time to explore while visiting Phuket. Located on the east coast cape but facing west, the whole area is peppered with luxury villas and few resorts, a great alternative to relax away from west coast

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Karon Noi Beach in Phuket – Relax Beach

Karon Noi Beach

An amazing private beach [toc] Karon Noi Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, home to the luxurious 5-star hotel Le Meridien Phuket. It has a perfect soft white sand, shallow clear blue waters and lots of coconut trees to create the picture-perfect holiday background. It is quiet and unspoilt, and of course, there is a good reason for this little paradise to remain so exclusive: Karon

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11 Amazing Private Beaches of Phuket (updated 2020)

Private Beaches in Phuket

Phuket Secret Beaches [toc] Private beaches don't exist in Phuket or Thailand in general, and that's by law. However, people often call some of Phuket most amazing beaches' private beaches' because they can't enter. So if none of those beaches is private, how is that possible? Simple: if you own the land that surrounds that beach, you can indeed deny its access. It's a little twisted, and some might find

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Splash Beach Club near Patong

Splash Beach Club Phuket

Splash Beach Club [toc] Splash Beach Club is a new spot hidden in a tiny creek not far from Patong Beach, between the beautiful Tri Trang and Paradise beach. The club doesn’t sit on a vast sandy beach like most other beach clubs of Phuket and doesn’t play loud music (yet), but it certainly has a unique charm. The view of this small cove with trees added to a gentle

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Ao Yon Beach – What to Do in Ao Yon?

Ao Yon Beach

What to Do in Ao Yon Beach? [toc] Ao Yon Beach, as surprising as it may seem, is a quiet and remote beach where you can have a quiet walk and only meet locals and few longtime residents. Of course, these little beaches are far and often hidden and you need to make a bit of effort to find them, and that is the main reason why such beaches remain

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20 Amazing Places People Always Miss in Phuket – Phuket Hidden Places

Phuket Beaches

Phuket Hidden Places [toc] Surprisingly, there are still amazing places people miss entirely when visiting Phuket. And like most people you want to visit Phuket but you wish to see it from a less known angle and discover places most people haven't heard of. Many would say there are no such places in Phuket anymore, but there are! After 24 years spent on Phuket Island, I found a lot more

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Patong Sunset View Restaurant

Patong Sunset View restaurant

Patong Sunset View Restaurant [toc] Patong Sunset View Restaurant is a great spot to end the day with a nice dinner or even just a drink while enjoying one of Phuket famous sunsets. The restaurant is relatively small but the terrace can welcome quite a few guests and everything is very affordable. To make the best of your dinner, you should really sit at the front of the balcony to

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Sai Kaew Beach (Haad Sai Kaew)

Sai Kaew Beach Phuket

About Sai Kaew Beach [toc] Sai Kaew Beach (Haad Sai Kaew in Thai) is a beautiful endless beach located at the very north of Phuket Island, just passed Mai Khao Beach and before Sarasin bridge. People easily complain about crowded beaches, but nothing is easier to find than a deserted beach in Phuket. During the high season, the sea has a nice blue tone and walking alone for miles, you

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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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Ao Sane Beach near Nai Harn Beach

Ao Sane Beach

How to Get to Ao Sane Beach? [toc] Ao Sane Beach (which is pronounced Ao Sain) is the proof that Phuket still has some little beaches hidden from view where you can pretend nothing has changed in the past twenty years. Of course, there is no such thing as a 'secret beach' anymore, but you have to make a little effort to get there. These might be small tiny sandy

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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 from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. 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

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Wat Sri Sunthon Temple – Phuket Reclining Golden Buddha

Wat Sri Sunthon

Phuket Reclining Golden Buddha [toc] 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'.

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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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