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Where to stay in Phuket

Where to stay in Phuket – Where the party is or calm and relaxed? The Best Places to Stay in Phuket!

***UPDATED as of JAN 2020!! Including New and improved Hotels** This article is designed to help YOU work out where to stay in Phuket Thailand and what the different areas are like in Phuket. Maybe you want to stay in party central (Patong), or something more relaxed and calming (Rawaii or Nai Yang) with the option to go to those “party areas” or busy market streets. Or you might want to know which is the best area to stay in Phuket with your family. We will cover off all types of Phuket accommodation options from Hostels to luxury hotels that don't cost the earth as well as how to decide where to stay in Phuket, the best Phuket hotels, best places in Phuket (to stay and to visit), the best places to stay in Phuket Thailand and many more. If you need some discreteness during your visit in Phuket, you…
Best gyms in Phuket

Best gyms in Phuket

So you’re in Thailand and you’re enjoy the hustle and bustle of Phuket nightlife, maybe one too many Singtaos or Changs,  you’ve been indulging in the delicious mouth-watering cuisine, or perhaps you’ve arrived in Thailand to escape the stresses of everyday life and you want to immerse yourself in a fitness camp or fitness experience. Look no further, this is the guide for you! In this article we will look at the best gyms, fitness camps and bootcamps in and around Phuket to cater for your every need from yoga to the Thai martial art of Muay Thai. We will provide a rundown of the gyms and their facilities and also the cost of a day-pass ranging from budget to luxurious. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get…
Where to stay in Pai Thailand

Where to stay in Pai

Thailand travelers who venture beyond the usual Bangkok and Chiang Mai destinations often choose Pai as the next stop on a Northern Thailand tour. Just four hours from Chiang Mai, Pia is becoming a very popular backpacker destination. Situated in the Mae Hong province on the Pai River, the area around Pai is best known for mountainous terrain, with waterfalls and hot springs, as well as several Buddhist temples. In Pai, backpackers far outnumber luxury travelers, however there are Pai accommodation options for everyone. We will cover off all types of Pai accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Pai hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Pai, the best Pai hotels, best places in Pai to visit, the best places to stay in Pai, hotels near Pai attractions, Pai neighborhood guide and many more. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand?…
Where to stay in Hua Hin

Where to stay in Hua Hin

Once the preferred getaway of Bangkok royalty and elite, Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan is still a popular seaside resort less than three hours south of Bangkok. Between Hua Hin beach, nearby Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Kaeng Krachan National Park,  it’s easy to see why this Thailand getaway is still popular for residents and visitors alike. If you are visiting Bangkok and are looking for a beach getaway, this is it. Using our guide to Hua Hin hotels, you can find the best place to stay in Hua Hin. We will cover off all types of Hua Hin accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Hua Hin hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Hua Hin, the best Hua Hin hotels, best places in Hua Hin to visit, the best places to stay in Hua Hin, hotels near Hua Hin attractions, Hua Hin neighborhood guide and…
Where to Stay in Koh Samui Thailand – Relaxing areas, the Best Beaches and Nightlife Hot spots. While Koh Samui has the features you’d expect of an island- extravagant palm trees and beautiful beaches- it’s also known for its dense rainforest and luxurious spas and resorts. The most popular aspect of the island is definitely the 12 meters tall gold Big Buddha statue located at the Wat Phra Yai temple in the Bophut area

Where to Stay in Koh Samui Thailand – Relaxing areas, the Best Beaches and Nightlife Hot spots

Koh Samui (also known as Ko Samui) is the second largest island in Thailand, located off of east coast of the Kra Isthmus. While Koh Samui has the features you’d expect of an island- extravagant palm trees and beautiful beaches- it’s also known for its dense rainforest and luxurious spas and resorts. The most popular aspect of the island is definitely the 12 meters tall gold Big Buddha statue located at the Wat Phra Yai temple in the Bophut area. Regardless of your expectations of Koh Samui, we guarantee that you’ll be impressed with this island. Samui is all about finding the beach that fits your criteria because there is a variety to choose from. We will cover off all types of Koh Samui accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Koh Samui hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Koh Samui, the best Koh Samui hotels,…
Where to stay in Krabi as a first time visitor

Where to stay in Krabi as a first time visitor

Located around 800 kilometres south-west from Thailand's capital city of Bangkok, the Krabi province is one of the biggest provinces in Thailand. Often referred to as an island destination, Krabi is actually on the mainland Thailand with around 130 offshore islands that fall under its jurisdiction. To give you an idea about the surrounding areas – to the North lies the province of Phang Nga (close to Phuket), Surat Thani bounds to the east, while Trang lies to the south and the Andaman Sea covers the west of Krabi. Most of these 130 islands are un-inhabited but a handful of them are inhabited and accounts for most of the tourism activities from Krabi and Phuket. It can be quite intimidating to choose the right area amongst so many places to stay as a first-time visitor to Krabi. Choosing where to stay in Krabi Thailand is actually easy if a little…
Where to Stay in Bangkok

Where to Stay in Bangkok – A Complete Guide

Being the capital of Thailand, Bangkok has made a name for itself globally from being a financial city to being a party hub and everything in between. Bangkok is also considered as the gateway city to the beautiful islands in the country which is extremely popular with travellers as a pit-stop. I often find myself thinking about what I enjoyed more – the shopping, the parties or just being able to chill when I wanted. If you're wondering where to stay in Bangkok Thailand, this guide is for you. We will cover off all types of Bangkok accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Bangkok hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Bangkok, the best Bangkok hotels, best places in Bangkok to visit, the best places to stay in Bangkok, hotels near Bangkok attractions, Bangkok neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for…
Where to stay in Koh Lanta

Where to Stay in Koh Lanta – Thailand

Koh Lanta is one of Thailand’s beautiful island destinations, just off the coast of Krabi. Technically, there are 52 islands that makeup Koh Lanta, with the main destination island for visitors being Koh Lanta Yai. Koh Lanta was once best known amongst the backpacking community, but now it has several exclusive resorts attracting all kinds of tourists. The island is only 27km long, but surprisingly there are a few diverse areas to choose from when visiting Koh Lanta. We’ve compiled a list of all the areas to help you decide where to stay in Koh Lanta, whether you are a backpacker, family traveller or someone who loves a bit of luxury there is are Koh Lanta hotels for everyone. Getting to Koh Lanta is fairly easy. The nearest airport to Koh Lanta is Krabi International Airport, from Krabi you can take a ferry or shared minibus (350 baht) to Koh…
Where to stay in Chiang Mai

Where to stay in Chiang Mai – Thailand

Chiang Mai is the largest city in Northern Thailand and is the country’s cultural hub. Chiang Mai has created its own unique culture complete with a distinct dialect, architecture and food. Parts of the Chiang Mai province have been around since the 8th century and remnants of this ancient period are still visible throughout the city. However, although Chiang Mai is rich in history, it offers much more than the ancient ruins of Old City and Wiang Kum Kam. There is a popular area of the city for everyone, whether you’re interested in shopping, youth culture or experiencing life as a local. This where to stay guide will cover off the best places to stay in Chiang Mai for families, best budget places to stay in Chiang Mai, backpacking hostels in Chiang Mai and of course luxury hotels in Chiang Mai Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season…
Where to stay in Pattaya

Where to stay in Pattaya – Party Central or Cool Calm and Relaxed

Pattaya is a city on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast and is very known with tourists for its beaches. It used to be a quiet fishing village in the 60s but now it’s beaches are lined with resort hotels, high-rise condos, shopping malls, cabaret bars and 24-hour clubs. Nearby, hillside Wat Phra Yai Temple features an 18m-tall golden Buddha. The area also features several designer golf courses, some with views of Pattaya Bay. Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season to low season, in some cases by almost 50%! Low tourist season is from May to October and high tourist season is November to April. Personally, I think Phuket is the best in October as it is the last month of the low season and there doesn’t seem to be much rain to ruin your holiday. We will cover off all types of Pattaya accommodation options from Hostels to…