5 Best Live Music Bars in Phuket

Phuket Live Band Bars in Patong

Where to enjoy great live bands in Phuket? [toc] Live music bars have always been a big draw in Patong Beach and around the island of Phuket. As far as I can remember, which is more than 25 years now, bands were playing old hits more or less accurately. For decades, ‘Hotel California’ could be heard several times a night anywhere in Patong. It was considered Phuket Nightlife anthem. At

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California Ink Tattoo Phuket

California Ink Tattoo Studio in Phuket

About California Ink (Advertorial) [toc] California Ink Tattoo Phuket is a brand-new tattoo studio boasting some of the finest and talented artists in the industry, working in a cleanest and sterile environment. For us, there’s nothing more important than art and take great pride in being able to share that with people through the medium of tattooing. Our artists are experienced in a wide variety of tattoo styles, so no

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15 Best Hotels in Patong Beach – Where to Stay in Patong?

Patong Beach Hotels

Where to Stay in Patong Beach? Patong Beach hotels come at many prices, sizes and locations so finding the hotel that will please both your budget and your need for the best place can be tricky. Many readers ask for our suggestions, but there is no such thing as ‘One Patong hotel fits all’. Everyone on average is looking for the same things. Please recommend a hotel in Patong Beach:

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Acqua Restaurant Phuket – Award winning Italian restaurant in Patong

Acqua Restaurant Phuket

Award-Winning Italian Restaurant in Patong [toc] Acqua is a fantastic Italian restaurant run for just 10 years by the very talented and friendly Chef Alessandro Frau. This exclusive dining has received many awards and accolades, including a ‘Plate’ award but the new Phuket Michelin Guide 2019. The beautifully decorated restaurant is almost hidden in Kalim Beach, just outside Patong Beach on the way to Kamala. The restaurant has been opened

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Wat Doi Thepnimit Phuket – A New Temple in Patong Beach

Doi Thepnimit Patong Phuket

Doi Thepnimit Phuket [toc] Doi Thepnimit Phuket is a monastic residence with a fantastic panoramic view over Patong beach. You can see its iconic white pagoda from the beach, if you know in which direction to look, of course, it's pretty tiny. Doi Thepnimit is a small but so beautifully decorated Thai temple, and with such a view, it's worth stopping on your way in or out Patong beach. The

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5 Best Go Go Bars in Phuket

Phuket Best Go Go bars

What are Phuket Best Go Go Bars? [toc] The Go Go bars of Phuket might not be to be for everyone, but there is no doubt a lot of visitors to Phuket are curious about them and want to visit at least once. All of them are in Patong Beach, and there are quite a few. Some of them are very visible; some are less. Go-Go bars range from colourful

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Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa in Patong Beach

Phuket Graceland Resort

Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa [toc] Phuket Graceland Resort is one of the largest hotels on the island with a staggering 600 rooms. The hotel location is quite unique as not many hotels in Patong Beach have the privilege to be so close to the beach. In addition, this part of the beach is one of the nicest with a clean white powdery sand. Not far from the hotel you

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Kudo Beach Club Phuket – Patong Beach Club

KUDO Beach Club Phuket

Kudo Beach Club in Patong [toc] KUDO Beach Club is a popular venue in Phuket, with a unique location on the beach of Patong, it has all the ingredients to quickly become a popular party place on the island. Phuket was once famous for its amazing beach clubs but most of them disappeared overnight. The trend is obviously back with this attractive new addition. The main success factor is probably

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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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Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central

Holiday Inn Express Patong

A good budget hotel near the beach in Patong [toc] Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central is a good budget hotel in a strategic location in Patong Beach. This modern hotel is just a hundred meters from the beach, but it is also at walking distance from the heart of Patong and its buzzing nightlife and shopping. The Hotel Holiday Inn Express is modern and well designed, a good

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8 Best Thai Restaurants in Patong Beach

Pan Yaah Restaurant

Where to Eat Thai in Patong Beach? There are so many restaurants in Patong Beach; you would think that finding great Thai food would be easy. But if you know Thailand, you soon will realise that too many of them serve a toned-down version of Thai cuisine or something that is very far from local food. We understand and respect the fact that many travellers are new to Thai food

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10 Ways to Spot a Ladyboy in Phuket

What to Do in Phuket at Night

How to Spot a Ladyboy in Phuket? [toc] Ladyboys in Phuket are often so pretty you would not be able to tell. Is that lady you are chatting with on Bangla Walking Street not a bit 'too good to be true'? Tall, slim, pretty and very sexy: indeed, she's a ladyboy! [the_ad id="30528"] 10 Tips to Spot a Ladyboy: Even for people living in Phuket for a long time, it

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Naughty Nuri’s Phuket Restaurant in Patong Beach

Naughty Nuri's Phuket Restaurant

The Best Ribs in Phuket and Beyond! [toc] We went to Naughty Nuri's Phuket Restaurant in Patong Beach the other day, and we had a great time. Naughty Nuri's is famous for their Nuri's signature ribs and piglet (Babi Guling a la Nuri's). Officially it's called 'Naughty Nuri’s In The Forest', which is strange since it's right in Patong beach, but there is probably a good reason for that name.

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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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No 9 Restaurant in Patong Beach Phuket

No9 Restaurant Patong Beach Phuket

How is No 9 Restaurant in Patong? [toc] No 9 Restaurant is a modest Thai restaurant in Patong beach, quite far from the busy streets, and yet it is much talked about. If you read online reviews, people speak well about it, almost as much as the famous No6 restaurant near Bangla road. However online surveys can be very misleading as we, unfortunately, experience lately: if you never lived in

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INKED IN ASIA Tattoo Studio, Patong Beach, Phuket

Inked in Asia Tattoo Studio in Patong beach, Phuket

Asia’s most experienced and trusted brand of tattoo (Advertorial) [toc] After many combined years and experience in the tattoo industry, a team was put together to form the INKED IN ASIA brand. With high class, hygienic and experienced tattoo artists the INKED IN ASIA studio and brand has won respect amongst the tattoo community in Asia. INKED IN ASIA opened our first studio in Patong, Phuket, Thailand. We are proud

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Briley Chicken Rice Restaurant in Patong Beach

Briley Chicken Rice in Patong Beach, Phuket

Phuket Best Chicken Rice [toc] If you like delicious Hainanese Chicken Rice and you happen to be in Patong Beach, you need to visit Briley. Briley is one of the two famous chicken rice restaurants in Phuket, and it has been open for more than 20 years now, the other famous one is Kota Khao Mun Khai in Phuket town. Already in 1994, I remember enjoying this Briley restaurant because

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