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29 Oct
2019

Tonsai Beach Thailand

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Tonsai Beach Thailand Experience the fun and adventure at Tonsai Beach Thailand! While everyone knows that Southern Thailand is guaranteed to deliver white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and jagged cliff faces, finding a beach location rife with activities can be a bit more difficult. Well, don't despair, you are in luck. Located within the Krabi Province, Tonsai Beach provides hours and hours of fun for tourists and locals alike. So if you'd like to learn more about this outstanding location then keep reading as we outline all you need to know about this great Thai location. Why choose Tonsai Beach Unlike the neighbouring Railay and Ao Nang beaches, Tonsai has not been over-run to the same level by tourists, meaning the beach has retained much of its allure. While you'll be fighting tooth and nail for beach space in the hot summer months at Ao Nang and Railay, at Tonsai you'll generally not experience the same difficulties. But with that said, the entire Krabi region is surrounded by glorious beaches and deep turquoise waters and is well worth a visit. The best way to do so is with a seat aboard a Simba Sea Trips Krabi boat tour so…

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23 Oct
2019

The best things to see at Ko Phi Phi Lee

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Explore the Spectacular Ko Phi Phi Lee Considering all the amazing places to visit in Thailand, we always get asked what puts Ko Phi Phi Lee at the top of most people's lists. Put simply, Ko Phi Phi Lee is a place of immense beautiful. The island hideaway is surrounded by clear, crystal waters, golden sand and jagged cliff-face views. Such is its beauty, it was used as the location for the Hollywood blockbuster, The Beach. The movie is told from the perspective of Richard (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) who is in search of paradise and finds himself joining a secret civilization living in a location untapped by tourism. That the Phi Phi Islands was chosen as the location suitable to represent this 'undiscovered paradise, says it all really. Ko Phi Phi Lee offers more than just a place of natural beauty for those fortunate to visit. There are plenty of things to do here for those looking for an adventure. Therefore, to help readers decide, we'll now provide our list of the top 8 things to do while visiting the Koh Phi Phi region. What are the best things to see at Ko Phi Phi Lee? Step into Phi…

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16 Oct
2019

Kamala Beach

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Travel down to Kamala Beach   Kamala Beach is an extremely popular beach located along the main road that heads down from Patong Beach. It is an ideal destination for tourists and considered one of the best things to do in Phuket. This is in large part thanks to a combination of soft white sand, crystal clear waters, a shopping area and a variety of restaurant options for those visiting the region. There is also a great selection of hotels available within the Kamala region that provides plenty of selection for those looking to stay in the Kamala area for a sun-drenched holiday. These hotels vary from those that are ideal for young families through to those that are more suited for people looking to stay in romantic hotels. The best things about Kamala: Excellent conditions for surfing and other water activities A great range of hotels to choose from High quality restaurants with several located right along the beach Not over-run with beach loungers The less positive aspects of Kamala: Not the best scene for those looking for an active nightlife setting Not a great opportunity for sight seeing with the exception of the beach itself Dining out It…

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27 Sep
2019

Your Handy Nai Harn Beach Guide

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When it comes to beaches in Phuket that remain largely untouched after decades of tourism, yet still possess glorious white sand and crystal clear waters, it is hard to beat Nai Harn Beach. Hidden between lush green hills, Nai Harn has long been a favourite location for both locals and expats and its not difficult to see why. We'll delve into the reasons why Nai Harn Beach is one of the top things to do in Phuket right now: It's Never too Busy When you venture to Nai Harn beach you'll be pleasantly surprised by the space afforded. This includes during the peak season when the majority of beaches throughout Phuket and Thailand are filled to the brim. While December and January at Nai Harn can get a little bit crammed for space, overall, in the high season you'll comfortably be able to find some space. Plenty of dining options Nothing builds up an appetite more than a day on the beach. Thankfully, Nai Harn Beach and its surrounding streets provide a range of eateries to choose from. The majority of these establishments are located along the beach and shaded by the greenery that surrounds the area. As for which…

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18 Sep
2019

Koh yao islands

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The Koh Yao Islands sit in the middle of the idyllic Phang Nga Bay location. This incredible tourist destination consists of two large islands known by the locals as Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai. Koh Yao Yai Situated between the mega popular tourist destinations of Phuket and Krabi, lies one of Thailand’s last remaining, relatively untouched islands in Koh Yao Yai. It contains an array of magnificent beaches, set around a myriad of coconut plantations. The quiet nature of the island caters perfectly to those looking to immerse themselves in the local culture. As you are probably here to escape the busy nature of some of the other beach attractions in Phuket, visiting Son Bay Beach and Ao Muang Beach are a must while on the island. These two beach locations are largely untouched and provide glorious sea views all in the absence of the crowds that invade some of Thailand’s other famous beach locations. Koh Yao Yai really gives you a sense of what Thailand was like prior to the tourism boom and its natural beauty and the friendly locals will afford you a stay to remember. Koh Yao Noi While slightly more popular with tourists than…

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12 Sep
2019

Things to do in Phuket

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23 Things to do in phuket The most common question that we get asked from the guests on our boat tours is "what are the best things to do in Phuket" (other than our Simba tour of course!). The answer is not an easy one. There is an abundance of enjoyable locations, events and activities that can be experienced by couples and families alike. Therefore, to help us help you we have polled our staff and collated a list of the 23 things that we believe are the best of the best when it comes to enjoying Phuket! 1. Take a boat tour to Phang Nga Bay Unless you are actually on board our Phang Nga Bay tour, we often encourage those on one of our other tours to put Phang Nga Bay at the very top of their wish list. A day trip to this location will provide you with some exceptional scenery and memories that will last forever. The most memorable location within Phang Nga Bay is Ko Tapu, otherwise known as James Bond Island, made famous in the Bond classic "the man with the Golden Gun". Be sure if travelling to this location to book a tour…

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02 Sep
2019

Why Kata Beach stands out from the crowd

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Why you should visit Kata beach Quite likely the finest beach on Phuket island that can be reached without a boat trip, Kata Beach is a must-see for many tourists who travel to the region. Much like many of her sister beaches throughout Thailand, Kata is blessed with crystal clear water and glistening white sand. These are not uncommon features amongst the hundreds of Thai beaches but there are some major reasons why Kata stands alone as the pre-eminent beach in the Phuket region. So why should Kata beach be at the top of your Phuket wishlist? Well there are a number of reasons: The Beach itself It's an obvious statement but it really needs to be said - the reason most venture to kata beach is for the beach itself. Upon arrival, visitors are met with a 1.5 kilometre strip of brilliant white sand that meets crystal clear blue waters that is a pure feast for the eyes. The value of the kata beach region lies in the amount of people that it serves to great satisfaction. The southern end of the beach is ideal for mothers and fathers looking for a massage or a trip to the local…

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27 Aug
2019

The best sunset view points in Phuket

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Top 7 Phuket sunset view points If you have the good fortune of traveling to Phuket on a holiday, then the chances are that you'll be looking to take advantage of the glorious sunset view point opportunities that the region provides. This is precisely why we have created a list of the best Phuket locations to experience an idyllic sunset. The glorious backdrops that Phuket has to offer, combined with the tremendous weather (for the majority of the year) provides visitors with the opportunity to soak in sunset views that have to be seen to be believed. From dining at restaurants situated on the ocean in full view of the sunset to boat tours that provide an equally intimate experience, Phuket is rife with places to take in the evening spectacular. Here is our list of the 7 best places to witness the sunset in all it's glory. 1. On a boat in Phang Nga Bay Without question, in our (slightly biased) opinion, the best place to witness the natural beauty of a Phuket sunset is as a part of a boat tour of the spectacular Phang Nga Bay region. With Simba Sea Trips you'll experience a complete afternoon in…

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15 Aug
2019

Top Things to do in Karon Beach

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Karon beach Situated on the west coast of Phuket Island, Karon Beach is easily one of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Thailand. In pure length, it is the 3rd longest beach on the Island and is situated between Kata (to the south) and Patong (to the north). Karon beach is renowned for its idyllic setting making it the ideal place for snorkeling, diving and other water activities. Despite the large number of tourists that the location brings, the beach is wide enough that those on the beach can usually spread out and not feel too crowded. The Top 8 things to do near Karon Beach 1) Chill at the beach at every opportunity Ok, ok, we know that there are many beaches throughout the Phuket region that you can relax on but what makes it special? Well for starters Karon Beach is perfectly located within short distance of urban life yet venture down to the beach and you wouldn't know you were so close to the hustle and the bustle of the city. This provides you with the opportunity to soak in the sunshine in perfect peace yet walk back into town for a bite to…

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02 Aug
2019

Monkey Hill Phuket

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Monkey Hill Phuket One of the most commonly sought after activities while in Thailand is a day trip to Monkey Hill Phuket. Let's be honest, a major draw card when holidaying in the region is to witness monkeys up close and personal. Many of the travelers who venture to the Phuket region are coming from locations where monkeys are not inhabiting (such as Australia, England and the USA) and therefore have not witnessed monkeys in the flesh. This is where Monkey Hill comes into play. This popular attraction affords visitors with the opportunity to trek up to a location where monkeys are rife. Enabling tourists with the chance to interact with wild monkeys up close. Where is Monkey Hill Located Monkey Hill, known to the locals as Khao To Sae, is an extension of Toe Sae Road and can be reached easily. The most common route to the hill is via Thepkasattri Road. If travelling up Theapkasattri Road, turn left following Phuket Prison. This places you onto Toe Sae Road and in perfect position to either park your car and hike up to the top of the hill, or to take the car directly to the top. Please be aware:…

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31 Jul
2019

Best Islands and Island Groups in Thailand

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Thailand islands The world renowned beauty of the Thai region stems, in large part, from the wide array of spectacular Thailand islands that surround this spectacular country. All along the Andaman Sea and throughout the Gulf of Thailand sit a wide variety of sensational islands each with something to offer those who are fortunate to venture to the region. The difficulty comes in trying to decide which of these islands to visit (especially if limited by time), the best way to get there and how to make the most of your time once there. In this article we'll go in-depth and provide ample detail about, what we consider, to be the can't miss islands throughout the country that we consider the greatest on Earth! How many Islands in Thailand If you are wondering exactly how many islands in Thailand, well, put simply, there are too many to count! There are hundreds upon hundreds throughout both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. At best there are over 1430 islands in the region. They range from those barely big enough to step onto, to the more attractive islands where you can easily waste the day away bathing in glorious crystal…

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21 Jul
2019

Phuket Weather

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The ABC’s of Phuket Weather PHUKET WEATHER If you are planning a holiday to the spectacular Phuket region it is essential to understand the weather conditions that you are likely to encounter while on your island adventure. This article will detail all the crucial information you require in order to best plan your island getaway to, what we consider, to be the most incredible place on Earth! Phuket Weather by Month Thanks to a tropical climate, the weather in Phuket varies drastically depending on the period in which you are visiting. Below is a monthly breakdown of the Phuket weather so that you can be best positioned to plan your island escape: JANUARY – The Phuket weather in January is generally hot with minimal rainfall. The average maximum temperature in January is 32 degrees Celsius with an average minimum of 22 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall is 40mm and there are approximately 8 hours of daily sunshine. The average sea temperature in this period is 28 degrees centigrade making for ideal ocean swimming conditions. FEBRUARY – In the short month of February the temperature really starts to rise with rainfall really drying up considerably. The average maximum is 33 degrees…

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