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27 Aug
2020

Fishing in Phuket

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Whenever one is planning to do some fishing in Phuket, one thing that really matters is that you land a good catch. The good thing is that there are a lot of fishing trips and tours that can take you the very best fishing spots. You can choose to ship with local sea gypsies or do it while you are on your island hoping tours. There are lots places to fish. From deep sea fishing Phuket at the Andaman Sea to fishing parks, there is always some fish to catch. The good thing about fishing on this island is that you will find even the most exotic fish species that are usually sort after by most fishermen from all over the globe. There are also fishing charters that are available to assist travellers in the fishing based on both fishing skill level or budget. Besides the fishing packages, some of the fishing tour companies can add in customized charter trips as well as party cruises. All you need to know about fishing on the island of Phuket Whether its fresh water fishing or salt water fishing, you can enjoy them both in Phuket. Let’s examine these two options a bit…

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18 Aug
2020

Is there Uber in Phuket?

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Did you know that Uber in Phuket, Thailand ceased operations in March 2018 because it merged it’s with the ride-sharing service Grab? You got that right. The notice was issued by Uber in March, 26, stating that they will be merging their operation with Grab to make ride sharing in Thailand easier and all-over Southeast Asia. The transition happened in April 8, 2018. So basically, the Uber services were moved over to the Grab Platform. So, is uber available in Phuket? If you are in Thailand and planning on using the Uber services, you need to make that taxi request from the Grab app. You are required to download the Grab app and create an account with them. What is Grab? Grab is a free mobile app that works just like Uber. It enables one to book a taxi. And like Uber Phuket, you can select pick up location and also see the estimated cost from one point to the next. So, if you are wondering is Uber available in Phuket, much as there are other internationally recognized taxi apps, only Grab operates in Phuket. Clients raised their concerns about Grab and Uber in Phuket. To respond to these concerns,…

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12 Aug
2020

Our top picks of Phuket town hotels

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There are plenty of Phuket town hotels that one can stay in and easily access the beach. Well, it makes sense for visitors to prefer such hotels because for one, Phuket is well known to be the beach destination. Well lucky for you, there are lots of hotels that this article will recommend that are near the beaches and near town. There is a wide range of hotels. Those in the west coast of Phuket are the ones that are mostly near the beaches. You can also find those in Phuket which are overdeveloped in areas like Patong, making them quite noisy because visitors like visiting them due to their popularity. Then of course, you will find those that are a little on the quieter sides of Phuket such as Naithon or Kamala. On the east coast of Phuket, you will find some that are a bit underdeveloped then we also have those that are a bit on the inland areas, away from the beaches and seas. Whatever your choice, whether it is looking for high end hotels in Phuket town or those that a bit more on the affordable side, there will always be something for everyone. So, let’s…

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29 Jul
2020

Is it safe in Phuket Thailand?

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Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone the world over who had some traveling plans might be wondering: Is it safe in Phuket Thailand? This pandemic has really made everyone rethink about taking vacations – especially when it comes to travelling the world. Lots of people have put some restrictions in place, and Thailand was definitely not left behind. So when will it be safe to travel again to Phuket? Here is the latest information… Is Phuket Safe? With Covid-19 still being at serious levels in most parts of the world the Thai government extended their nationwide Emergency Decree until 31 July, 2020. So not all travellers will be allowed in before the 31st of July – only 11 groups of Thai and non-Thai nationals. Most travellers who want to Travel to Thailand from other parts of the world have been affected. So, the answer to the question, is it safe in Phuket Thailand is... pretty much yes. There has been a three-phase plan that has been put in place when it comes to opening Thailand to international visitors. If you are eligible to travel, you must acquire a Certificate of Entry from the Thai consulate or embassy. You should also have…

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20 Jul
2020

Phuket to Koh Lanta – Traveling guide

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Wondering how to get from Phuket to Koh Lanta? One thing about Koh Lanta is that it is one of the less explored Islands in Thailand. Because of that, it makes it a bit complicated to get to the island. The beauty of this island makes it worth the hustle to get there. There are 9 beautiful sandy beaches that have perfect views of rugged islands popping from the Andaman Sea. It is perfect for couples, families as well as backpackers. Much as getting here is hectic, this doesn’t make it impossible. A bridge links Phuket to the mainland. Unfortunately, there isn’t one linking Koh Lanta to the mainland. So, there is a stretch of water to consider at some point. That is the reason for this article – to show you how you can get here easily and comfortably. Well, here is some reliable info on the means you can use to get to Koh Lanta from Phuket. How to get from Phuket to Koh Lanta easily Phuket to Koh Lanta distance The Phuket to Koh Lanta distance on a straight line is 80.8 km. That said though, it might take one a bit longer than expected. Plus, the…

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14 Jul
2020

Thung Teao Forest Natural Park

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If you are one who prefers a calming environment at Krabi, then Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is one of the chapters that you need to consider adding to your book of life’s travels and adventures. This is a popular natural attraction, a luxury picturesque wonder, that has been drawing tourists from all over the place. This place is all about taking care of the desires of people who love nature. So, if you are looking to take a short break from the beaches and islands when visiting Krabi, then this is your best bet. The highlights of Thung Teao Perfect eco-tourism spot What makes this park be a tourist destination that is unlike the rest is its simplicity and innate beauty. The moment you set foot in to this natural park, you will be greeted by a spectacular combination of colours. There are very long trees that if you look up to the sky, they seem to cut off this park from the rest of the world. What visitors have is an enclosed sphere of emerald and crystal blue colours to devour. First time visitors and repeat ones alike feel like they have been transported into a different realm.…

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06 Jul
2020

Elephant Ride in Phuket

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Phuket has got much more to offer than meets the eye. So if you are tired of beach tours and beach hoping, what better and unique way to unwind than trying an elephant ride Phuket? If you didn’t already know, Phuket is also famous for elephant trekking experiences, a side of Phuket fun activity I assure you you won’t want to miss out on This has become one of the most popular things for tourists and locals alike love to do. It may sound a bit scary thinking about riding on a back of an elephant. But if you are the adventurous kind, taking a break from beach tours and snorkelling and enjoying some elephant trekking Phuket with family and friends is one of very special and exciting things to consider. Elephant Rides in Phuket done the right way Want to see and explore the sea-side and different sites of Phuket in a way that you have never seen before? Climbing on an elephant while you tour different places can be something amazing! This way you get to enjoy the sites and the beauty of Phuket from a perspective that is absolutely different - clear view of the whole scenery.…

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29 Jun
2020

Our pick of the best Beach Resorts in Phuket

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Best Beach Resorts in Phuket Most travelers who arrive on their Thai holiday dream of staying in one of the best Beach Resorts in Phuket. With the beaches this amazing, one can only imagine what the resorts have to offer. Today, there are thousands of hotels. The most affordable ones are the ones located far from the beaches. But if money is not an issue, then you should check out those right on the ocean. With that said, we must mention that they are limited and in high demand. If you are willing to spend a lot of money on accommodation, then you need to get good value for your money as well as what you expect. So, when looking at some of the popular Phuket Resorts in order to choose wisely, you might want to take a few things into consideration. Things to consider when looking for Best Phuket Resort If you want to get the Best Beach Resorts in Phuket, then we have prepared this article for you. A lot of research went into coming up with this list and based on the quality of the beach, the quality of the hotel itself based on features and the…

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23 Jun
2020

Koh Khai Island

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Koh Khai Island Koh Khai Island in Phuket is one of the many islands that Thailand has to offer especially if you are looking for a place to just get away and soak in some sun. Seeing as there are several islands that Phuket has to offer, if you are not sure about where to go, your best bet is Koh Kai as it consists of 3 smaller islands: Khai Nok, Khai Nai and Khai Nui. So that way, you get to hop from one island to the next, even in the space of just half a day. The biggest of these islands is Khai Nai Island. It has spectacular views and a white sandy beach which makes it perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Khai Nui is the smallest of the three and has spectacular coral reefs and is also ideal for snorkelling. Whereas Koh Khai Nok, boasts a decent number of restaurants and kiosks where one can get souvenirs. Things to do on the Khai islands The islands of Koh Khai Phuket are approximately 15 minutes off the East Coast of Phuket in Phang Nga Bay. Much as the area is relatively small compared to most islands, it has…

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15 Jun
2020

Surin Beach in Phuket

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Surin Beach Phuket Nestled on the West Coast of Phuket, the sensational Surin Beach is a wonderful place for some sunbaking or water activities. Placed at the foot of Millionaire’s Row, Surin Beach is a 1 kilometre stretch of beach that is guaranteed to satisfy beach-goers. The beach is surrounded by shops, restaurants, resorts and residences. While it can get busy in the peak summer months, visitors will notice it is much less frequented when compared to Patong and Kata Beach. So what is there to do at Surin Beach in Phuket? Let’s find out now. Snorkeling at Surin Beach During the peak season, Surin Beach is an ideal Phuket snorkeling location. This is because the waters are ridiculously calm and clear. The avid snorkeler can venture to either the Northern or Southern ends of the beach and find great snorkeling spots located by the rocks. For those looking to hire gear, there are vendors located along the 1 kilometre stretch of beach, who’ll provide all you need for approximately 200 baht. With that said, we advise you to avoid snorkeling here during the late October to early March period due to the variable weather conditions and rougher seas. Surfing…

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05 Jun
2020

The Spectacular Nai Yang Beach in Phuket

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If you are visiting for the first time, you may not know of Nai Yang Beach Phuket. However, this is one of those beaches that is very popular with returning visitors. It is very beautiful and has ample trees that make it very shady. Much as it has lots of tiny bars and restaurants, this beach still remains pretty peaceful because it is not located near the major roads. So it makes it one of those places where you can just go to escape and unwind. It has a massive beach and the waters here are quite shallow. It has not been developed much which gives it a feel of the old Phuket atmosphere. Things to experience in Nai Yang Phuket beach There are a lot of things to experience here besides just lounging on the beach. This beach is simply charming. Below are some of the things you can do when you visit here... Chill on the beach Nai Yang Beach Phuket is a large sandy beach. It has some beach chairs where one can lounge here. As mentioned above, the water is pretty shallow. That said, it’s not usually as blue as most of the other beaches in…

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27 May
2020

Visit Mai Khao Beach

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The Sensational Mai Khao Beach, Phuket Mai Khao Beach Phuket is one of the longest beaches found in Phuket. Much as the beach is long, the list of things to do while there doesn’t match the length of the beach. There are some parts of the beach that still look a bit deserted just as they did about 3 decades ago. Basically, the whole essence of going to this beach is to get away from it all. So if you want some ‘me’ time while visiting Phuket, this is an ideal a spot as you might find. This is because you'll likely find yourself alone on one of the longest beaches in Phuket soaking up the sun, walking on the soft sand and enjoying the waters in a solitary fashion. Things to do in Mai Khao Phuket So if this beach is that quiet, what is this long beach famous for then? Well, there have been some developments here and there. However, food vendors and umbrellas are yet to cover the beach. So if lazing around is not your cup of tea, there are some great family-friendly attractions which you can choose to visit while in Mai Khao Beach Phuket.…

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