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25 Sep
2020

Phuket’s Best Beach Huts

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While in Thailand, it won’t hurt to enjoy a stay in one of the finest Phuket beach huts. Much as hotel stays can be ideal especially if you are on a budget, you still can spend a couple of nights in a beach hut on the island just for the experience.  Looking for some recommendations on which best huts or as some call them, beach bungalows to stay in as you take a break from the usual hotel stay experience? Now if it’s your first time to Thailand, we want to make sure that you make the most of your time here. We've already talked about the best things to do in Phuket and the best ways to celebrate in phuket. Now, let's talk about some amazingly unique places you can stay. So, this is why we have come up with this article to give you all the guidance you require. Phuket Thailand beach bungalows you want to stay in Being the most popular travel spot, Thailand boasts itself in its historical spots, rich culture and spectacular landscape. Everywhere you go, there is always something beautiful to feast your eyes on. Don’t even get me started on the gorgeous white…

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11 Sep
2020

10 Best Phi Phi Island Activities in 2020

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Do you want to discover the best Phi Phi Island activities? Phi Phi island is also known as Koh Phi Phi. This island is very popular for its stunningly beautiful tourist attraction spots. Besides the clear turquoise waters, the soft white sandy tropical beaches, and the amazing rock formations, there are a lot of activities to keep one busy for the whole holiday. This island consists of 6 smaller islands: Koh Phi Phi Don, Koh Phi Phi Leh, Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Phai, and Koh Young. So, while here, it will be quite impossible to run out of things to participate in… snorkelling, impressive accommodation and more. This island is perfect for both holidaying as well as backpacking. You will see that for yourself. New to the island. You need not worry. Let us take you through our choice of the 10 best things to do on Ko Phi Phi. 10 best Phi Phi activities 1. Take a tour with Simba Sea Trips Without question the best way to see the Phi Phi Islands is as part of a boat tour. Most operators will venture to the region with little space to spare on their boat. Simba…

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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

How Big is Phi Phi Island?

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Are you planning on traveling to Thailand and the question on your mind is: How big is Phi Phi Island? Now, if you have never been, I will have you know that this is a remarkable piece that has rightfully garnered the label - the Asian paradise. All this hailing of this perfect place is because of the clear turquoise waters, the fine white sandy tropical beaches as well as the fantastic picture-perfect landscape with stunning rock formations. Its beauty is probably the reason why Danny Boyle couldn't resist having his movie The Beach (which featured Leonardo DiCaprio) shot here. Phi Phi Island is blessed with great archaeological hidden treasures. Apparently it is one of the oldest places in Thailand that dates back to the prehistoric era. How many Phi Phi Islands are there? So really, how big is Phi Phi Island? If you never knew, Phi Phi island is a small archipelago which is a conglomerate of 6 other smaller islands. Popularly known as Koh Phi Phi in Thailand, these small islands that make up the larger Phi Phi island are stunningly beautiful. For years they have been ranked as the best attraction in southern Thailand. This gem can…

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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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