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

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 might also want to consider Phuket Luxury Villas. A luxury…
10 of the Best Beaches in Phuket

10 of the Best Beaches in Phuket

Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is home to lush rainforests, multiple historic and religious monuments, and some of the best beaches in Thailand. There are no fewer than 30 designated beaches in Phuket and many more small coves, swimming holes, and patches of soft white sand that often get overlooked. Phuket, Thailand is perfect for a beach vacation or holiday thanks to the variety and diversity of its beaches and numerous seaside resorts. Floating in the middle of the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand, Phuket is known as a gateway to many of the country’s other island paradises. It is only a short ferry ride from Koh Phi Phi which many know as a party island, the laidback Ko Lanta, and Ko Tapu which is better known as James Bond Island. Because of Phuket’s size, it can offer the perfect beach for every type of traveller. Phuket has a tropical climate…
48 Hours in Phuket - 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Phuket – 2 Day Itinerary

Phuket is a province situated in Southern Thailand and is also the gateway to the Andaman islands, Koh Phi Phi, Similan Islands, Koh Lipe and Koh Lanta are just a boat ride away. The largest island in Thailand, Phuket is a popular tourist destination for beach lovers as it boasts over 36 beaches, the name “Phuket” means “mountain jewel” in Thai because 70% of the island is covered by mountains. Getting to Phuket is easy as there are regular flights from Bangkok; alternative methods of transportation include minivan and bus for those on a tight budget. Being on the tourist trail you will find that many people speak English and that travelling in Thailand is generally very safe, also for female travellers. The thing to be most aware of is of being pickpocketed and buses and touristy areas are prime areas to be wary and vigilant. Tourists typically head to…
Private Pool Villas in Phuket from Budget (less than $100) to Luxury Villas (more than $500)

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…
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. Plan your trip to Thailand Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights using the Wise Card. You can hold…

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…
Luxury Travel Guide to Phuket

Luxury Travel Guide to Phuket

Phuket, one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations is also the ideal luxury holiday destination, what more could you ask for than a tropical beach, azure waters teeming with fish and colourful corals, a private villa with your own private pool and amazing cuisine? Known as the “Pearl of the Andaman”, Phuket is a beach holiday destination where you can enjoy the five-star treatment for a fraction of European prices. From fine-dining to five-star resorts, indulgent spa treatments will ensure that you feel pampered and cared during your stay. Phuket also has fascinating culture which stemmed from being a port situated on the trade routes between India and China, and Chinese influence can be found in the many historic buildings of the city centre. There is also a nearby jungle which once was inhabited by tribes until coal mining forced them to relocate. Phuket continues to have  indigenous sea gypsies…
The Only Honeymoon Guide to Phuket You’ll Ever Need!

The Only Honeymoon Guide to Phuket You’ll Ever Need!

It’s clear why Phuket is a popular choice among honeymooners, with over 40 beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea and 32 islands off its coastline, it is the ultimate beach paradise with an affordable price. Phuket has it all: culture permeates every inch of the streets of the historic old town which are lined with Sino-Portuguese shophouses and buildings, Buddhist temples, stretches of gorgeous sandy beaches, vibrant coral reefs, incredible mouth-watering cuisine and a hedonistic nightlife scene. Phuket as a honeymoon destination also has accommodation and activities to suit all budgets and here in the only honeymoon guide to Phuket you’ll ever need, we will show you how to make the most of this tropical paradise whatever your budget! Plan your trip to Thailand Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your…
Best Spots to go shopping in Phuket?

Where to go shopping in Phuket?

These days Phuket is so full of tourists; there are markets and shops everywhere! There is certainly no shortage of places to go shopping in Phuket.  With it being Thailand, you are able to get a great bargain like a t-shirt for 100 baht ($3 AUD). Most of the markets are evening markets as it is far too hot to be out during the day, plus most tourists are on day tours or sitting by the pool or beach during the day sipping cocktails.. You can check out our guide on Where to Stay in Phuket here Plan your trip to Thailand Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights using the Wise Card. You can hold up to 50+ currencies at once, and convert them in real time with the free Wise app.…
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 Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and…