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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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20 May
2020

Best Muay Thai Camps in Phuket

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Experience the Uniqueness of Muay Thai Phuket Camps There are lots of Muay Thai Phuket training camps that have opened these days. Every camp is different based on what they offer and what form of training they focus on. So why all the craze about Muay Thai that makes thousands of people visit the Island every year? Muay Thai is both a physical and mental form of art also known as the art of 8 limbs. It is an ancient form of martial art that has been practiced for centuries. That said, it has gained lots of popularity over the past decade making it a world-famous sport because of the eruption of Mixed Martial Arts and the UFC franchise. Thousands of people visit the island to learn these maneuvers and get fit while still enjoying some well-deserved beach time. So after you've taken a spectacular Phi Phi boat tour or a boat tour to Phang Nga Bay, why not work off the laziness and check out one of the more reputable Muay Thai camps outlined below: Best Muay Thai Camps in Phuket Whether you are looking for some toughening up in the ring or just a fun way to shed…

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11 May
2020

Rang Yai Island

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Rang Yai Island Rang Yai Island is a small slice of paradise found 5 kilometres off the east coast of Phuket. This island has a 1 kilometre stretch of sandy beach with a great view of the mainland. This beach is mentioned in most tour packages and is one that’s always busy with travelers. The Island is U-shaped with a shady white sandy beach which is lined with coconut trees and has a plethora of pathways. What makes this beach really special is the clear blue water that is as warm as a bathtub – normally sitting between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius! At the north of Rang Yai Island beach, there are bamboo-thatched bungalows where one can stay. As you move further in towards the centre, you will find simpler bungalows for rent. For those on day tours, there are a couple of restaurants and bars near large trees on the beach in case you need a well-deserved recharging. How to get to Koh Rang Yai The fastest way to get to this island is by being a part of a day tour. There are several ways to do this. Firstly, you can book with a travel agent found…

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04 May
2020

The Unique Tiger Kingdom in Phuket

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Get up Close & Personal at Tiger Kingdom This might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it is Phuket’s latest ‘attraction’ for the bold and daring. Located next to the age-old Go-Kart race track, just before embarking on the hill that leads to Patong Beach, to everyone’s surprise this kingdom is large, clean and well organized. Once you enter, you will see the several options available to visitors. The Tigers at Phuket Tiger Kingdom The tigers here come in all shapes and sizes, from small to big. They are hand reared, loved and cared for and are well trained. These animals are taken care of since birth until old age. Every tiger usually has a trainer to care for as well as train. The tigers found at Phuket Tiger Kingdom are very safe. So if you are brave, you can be safe with one in a cage – of course when the trainer is present. You can pet them, hug then and even take pictures with these big cats. Much as these big cats are well trained and tamed the trainers are there to guide people on how to behave around the tiger. The trainers can also move the…

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28 Apr
2020

Visit the Serene Freedom Beach

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Freedom Beach Phuket Located just south of the famous Patong Beach, Freedom Beach in Phuket is one of the prettiest beaches in Thailand. Some like to call it the best kept secret. Much as it is hard to find because of being surrounded by jungle, hills and granite rocks, this lovely 300m long stretch of incredibly soft white sand is worth searching for. The effort and challenge it takes to find this beach is what makes this beach exclusive. Plus, get ready to feast your eyes on the turquoise-blue waters. Getting to Freedom Beach in Phuket Some years back, the only way you could get to Phuket Freedom Beach was by boat. These days, there is a road that leads people there. You can also hire a longtail boat from the dock at the southern end of Patong beach will set you off about 1000 to 1500 baht depending on how many people get on it. It takes about 15 minutes. The other options are to get a boat from the north end of Karon Beach or hire one from Tri Trang Beach which is the nearest to Freedom Beach. Unfortunately, you may have to wait a while for one…

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21 Apr
2020

Immerse yourself in Pileh Lagoon

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The amazing Pileh Lagoon in Phuket is a stunning inlet found near Maya Bay beach. It is among the most beautiful places to visit in Thailand. It also known as Phi Phi Lagoon or Phi Phi Leh. The bay has a length of about 600 meters from the entrance to the end. Here, the beautiful waters look more green than blue, dazzling if you are a fan of emerald. The warm waters have hundreds of beautiful multi-colored fish. This natural lagoon is also surrounded by 100 metre limestone cliffs which have impressive vegetation. There is a small beach at the entrance of the lagoon where you can bathe while you soak in the sunshine. Whether you are in or out of the waters, the lagoon offers a fantastic panoramic view so remember to carry your devices and take pictures, or record the scenery. From above,  Pileh Bay looks like the shape of a heart offering a spectacular aerial view for drone enthusiasts. Pileh Lagoon boat tour This is one of the ultimate tours you must participate in, especially if it’s your first time visiting Phuket. You can take one of the traditional long-tail boats from Phi Phi or Krabi if…

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14 Apr
2020

Bang Pae Waterfall

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Experience the Bang Pae Waterfall Bang Pae Waterfall Phuket is one of the three best known and most popular waterfalls in Phuket. There is the Layan Bay, but it isn’t considered that significant, and appealing, compared to the other 3 - Bang Pae, Kathu and Tonsai waterfalls. The northeast of Phuket contains approximately 20 square kilometers of lush, green hills. This is the Khao Pra Taew National Park where you will also find Bang Pae falls on the east side of the hills. That said, seeing as the waterfalls are part of the Khao Pra Taew National Park, there is an entry fee. Locals pay 20 baht while foreigners pay 200 baht. What to expect at Bang Pae In Thailand, waterfalls seem to be a great weekend attraction. That said, don’t expect to find a big pond or lake to swim in at Bang Pae Waterfall Phuket. What you see is what you get – a lovely average size fall worth taking a picture of or standing in front of. In order to get to larger sections of the waterfall you will have to take a hike up. Though parts of it are steep and rocky, the path is quite…

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08 Apr
2020

Chalong Pier Phuket

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The Incredibly Popular Chalong Pier Chalong Pier in Phuket is the island’s most frequented area where boats can anchor. It resides on the largest bay surrounding Phuket’s main island and is located approximately 10 kilometres south of Phuket Town. Ao Chalong Pier (as it is known to locals) is the main stopping point for visitors arriving by boat from the Thai mainland and goes some way to explaining why it is so busy. Where is the Pier located? Chalong Pier is located on the south-eastern side of Phuket and is approximately a 15 minute drive from Karon Beach. When arriving by car be careful when approaching Chalong Circle as it can be quite busy in the early morning hours. How old is Chalong Pier? While the pier itself has been there for many years, the jetty as we know it today was re-modelled in 2002 to its current state. Before the new modern jetty, there was only an outdated jetty capable of accommodating two people side by side. The new jetty, and Chalong Pier surrounds, now provides ample space for the many visitors that flock to the location. What is there to do? Those who visit the area will thoroughly…

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