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

***UPDATED as of October 2018!! 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 Read more on Phuket: Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise…
Private Pool Villas in Phuket from Budget (less than $100) to Luxury Villas (more than $500). We found that there were some surprisingly cheap villas in Phuket and obviously some pretty expensive pool villas as well, i think the most expensive we found was $25,000 for 1 night! Stick with us and we will guide you through the cheapest private pool villas Phuket.

Private Pool Villas in Phuket from Budget (less than $100) to Luxury Villas (more than $500)

Phuket is only of my favourite destinations, some people love it and some people hate it but to me, it's like a second home. Recently I did a lot of research on private pool villas in Phuket for our late honeymoon, I was a little surprised at the massive lack of information in regards to cheap pool villas in Phuket. I found that so many articles I read were super misleading, eg: saying you could get a private villa in Phuket for $100 per night but really the private villa was $300 per night! So I thought it would be a great idea to share all my research with you so you don't have to waste hours of your life (haha!). I'll break down the pool villas by price and different areas in Phuket to make it easier for you. We found that there were some surprisingly cheap villas in Phuket and obviously some pretty expensive pool…

Things to do in Phuket – The Ultimate Guide for First Time Visitors

Phuket is a province in Thailand, but generally, Phuket is referred to as the island of Phuket which is Thailand’s largest island. Once known as a hedonistic destination for international backpackers, but thanks in part to the Leo DiCaprio movie “The Beach,” Phuket now attracts all kinds of tourists, from backpackers to luxury seekers. Phuket was also hard-hit by the 2004 Boxing day tsunami and experienced a lot of casualties (both tourists and Thai locals), but the resorts have since rebounded and tourism is at an all-time high. Phuket is easily reached with several daily flights from Bangkok as well as direct flights from other Asian hubs such as Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. The first time in Phuket can be a little scary for some people as it does have a bit of a bad rap but we've created an ultimate guide for first time visitors to Phuket. This…
10 Authentic Experiences to try in Phuket. Amidst all this commercialization, there is still tremendous scope to get off the tourist trail and venture into something more local. So when in Phuket, skirt some of the all-too-obvious attractions and go for these 10 authentic experiences instead.

10 Authentic Experiences to try in Phuket

Phuket is one of those places in Thailand whose reputation precedes it. Fittingly called the pearl of the Andaman, the island lures millions of travelers every year. For most, it’s the allure of gorgeous beaches, the insane party culture and a fascination for clicking selfies with tigers.   Amidst all this commercialization, there is still tremendous scope to get off the tourist trail and venture into something more local. So when in Phuket, skirt some of the all-too-obvious attractions and go for these 10 authentic experiences instead. Read more on Phuket:  Things to do in Phuket – The Ultimate Guide for First Time Visitors Private Pool Villas in Phuket from Budget (less than $100) to Luxury Villas (more than $500) Where to stay in Phuket – Where the party is or calm and relaxed? The Best Places to Stay in Phuket! 9 of the Most Amazing Beaches in Phuket for…
9 of the Most Amazing Beaches in Phuket for Couples. With more than 30 glorious beaches fringing its borders, Phuket is almost synonymous with a life of sun, sand and sea. Whether you want to sunbathe in isolation, pack a picnic, swim in crystal clear waters, witness stunning corals, pamper yourself with a beach massage or just escape the crowds, here are 9 of the best beaches in Phuket for couples.

9 of the Most Amazing Beaches in Phuket for Couples

With more than 30 glorious beaches fringing its borders, Phuket is almost synonymous with a life of sun, sand and sea – a reason why the island is flocked by beach loving couples. Whether you want to sunbathe in isolation, pack a picnic, swim in crystal clear waters, witness stunning corals, pamper yourself with a beach massage or just escape the crowds, here are 9 of the best beaches in Phuket for couples. Read more on Phuket: Things to do in Phuket– The Ultimate Guide for First Time Visitors Private Pool Villas in Phuket from Budget (less than $100) to Luxury Villas (more than $500) 10 Authentic Experiences to try in Phuket Where to stay in Phuket– Where the party is or calm and relaxed? The Best Places to Stay in Phuket! Itinerary Suggestion for a Full Day Private Phuket Island Tour What to expect in Patong– from Ping pong…
Itinerary Suggestion for a Phuket Island Tour

Itinerary Suggestion for a Phuket Island Tour

Phuket is a beautiful place to holiday with friends, family or your partner. Sometimes its easier to arrange a tour, rather than risking your life on a scooter or in a tuk tuk (haha!). You can either go with a large tour group or look for a small private tour, we will provide a few suggestions below. This guide will provide you with an Itinerary Suggestion for a Phuket Island Tour if you want to take a private tour, however most organized tours/day trips do generally go to these places as well. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Personally I recommendation is a company called Phuket Let's go - "No petty shop stops to slow you down! Only must-see attractions that are culturally and historically significant to Phuket island. Lead by fun & informative English-speaking tour guide. Local rum tasting at the end…
Phuket Town Markets - Weekend Night Markets

Phuket Town Markets – Weekend Night Markets

We rushed down to catch the shuttle to "Central Festival" from there we caught a taxi and went to Phuket Town Markets!  The Phuket Town Markets are so much better than Patong Markets in many ways, firstly it doesn't smell as bad (haha!) secondly it is so much cheaper and you don't need to fight really hard for a good price. It can get really hot under the tarps so make sure to take lots of water or buy lots of water and stay hydrated. Like many markets in Thailand, these are night markets. They sell almost everything from clothing, "designer" handbags, DVD's, electronics (10000s of remote controls), make up, tourist gifts and much much more. Read More on Phuket:  Things to do in Phuket – The Ultimate Guide for First Time Visitors Private Pool Villas in Phuket from Budget (less than $100) to Luxury Villas (more than $500) 10 Authentic Experiences to try in Phuket…
Our top 10 hot tips on how to barter your way to the best price in Thailand

Our top 10 hot tips on how to barter your way to the best price in Thailand

Haggling, bartering, bargaining call it whatever you want but it is a way of life in Thailand, the first rule of bartering is: never accept the first price you are offered, unless you are shopping in a shopping centre or store with clearly marked fixed prices. The same rules for bartering in Thailand will also work for barting in Bali as the market scene is very similar., keep these tips for haggling in mind and you will do fine! Now days we often get emails from fans and friends and family asking a lot of how to questions such as: How to barter in Thailand? How to haggle in Thailand? How to bargain in Thailand? How we do we get the best Phuket Tailor prices? How do we get the best price at the markets compared to the fixed priced shops? How do we know if we are getting taken for…