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About Phuket

Phuket Accommodation Phuket offers a huge range of accommodation to suit all budgets and... read more

Phuket beaches Phuket is a large island with a wide choice of beaches to suit every taste... read more

grand palace bangkok Thailand is a diverse country with stunning beaches and islands in the... read more

heroines monument General information on Phuket, one of Asia's most popular holiday... read more

nearby islands As the gateway to both the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay, Phuket boasts... read more

phuket maps Phuket is a large island and if you are travelling here for the first time... read more

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  • Phuket reef

    A Reef, a Wreck & a Point

    As we descend the buoy line, the murky waters of the Andaman Sea gradually reveal their prize: the wreck of the King Cruiser.... read more

    A Reef, a Wreck & a Point

    As we descend the buoy line, the murky waters of the Andaman Sea gradually reveal their prize: the wreck of the King Cruiser. Sometimes referred to with the cringe-worthy pun, the ‘Thai-tanic,’ the Cruiser was a Japanese car ferry that sank on May... read more

  • Ao Nang Beach

    Ao Nang & Railay

    Also referred to in Thai as Ao Phra Nang, this bay is fringed by palms, limestone mountains and cliffs. The main beach is also... read more

    Ao Nang & Railay

    Also referred to in Thai as Ao Phra Nang, this bay is fringed by palms, limestone mountains and cliffs. The main beach is also called Ao Nang beach, which is has a wide range of accommodation including resorts, bungalows and guesthouses. Further to the south... read more

  • Phuket apartment accommodation

    Apartments & Condos

    Phuket holiday apartments and condos offer a high degree of privacy and value-for-money over hotels and are ideal for families or... read more

    Apartments & Condos

    Phuket holiday apartments and condos offer a high degree of privacy and value-for-money over hotels and are ideal for families or groups of friends looking for flexibility such as self-catering during their holiday. read more

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    Bang Tao, Surin & Kamala Map

    For travel information see Bang Tao, Kamala and Surin guides. read more

    Bang Tao, Surin & Kamala Map

    For travel information see Bang Tao, Kamala and Surin guides. read more

  • Bangkok Grand Palace

    Bangkok

    As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok serves as major economic and financial hub for the kingdom. Considered the prime travel and... read more

    Bangkok

    As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok serves as major economic and financial hub for the kingdom. Considered the prime travel and business gateway for the entire Southeast Asia region, Bangkok has shown considerable development and expansion over the years. The... read more

  • Bangtao Beach

    Bangtao Beach

    Bang Tao is a large open bay with one of Phuket’s longest beaches. The Laguna Phuket complex, containing five luxury hotels... read more

    Bangtao Beach

    Bang Tao is a large open bay with one of Phuket’s longest beaches. The Laguna Phuket complex, containing five luxury hotels and an 18-hole golf course, dominates a large area of Bang Tao. However, it is not difficult to find a quiet spot to enjoy the... read more

  • Phuket Banks & ATMs

    Banks & ATMs

    One of the most convenient ways to obtain local currency is to draw it from an ATM. Most ATMs throughout Thailand can be used to... read more

    Banks & ATMs

    One of the most convenient ways to obtain local currency is to draw it from an ATM. Most ATMs throughout Thailand can be used to draw money from your bank account at home. Look for stickers displaying the Maestro, Cirrus or Plus logos. You should be aware... read more

  • Phuket Beaches & Islands Gallery

    Beaches & Islands

    Phuket is blessed with stunning beaches boasting clear waters and powdery white sand. Whether you like peaceful deserted beaches... read more

    Beaches & Islands

    Phuket is blessed with stunning beaches boasting clear waters and powdery white sand. Whether you like peaceful deserted beaches such as Mai Khao or busy beaches with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby such as Patong, you are sure to find a beach to suit... read more

  • Phuket longtail boats

    Boats & Ferries

    Boats can be hired for trips to nearby islands or fishing sites. The main areas for hiring are Chalong Pier and Rawai with fares... read more

    Boats & Ferries

    Boats can be hired for trips to nearby islands or fishing sites. The main areas for hiring are Chalong Pier and Rawai with fares depending on the number of passengers, distance, length of time and type of vessel. Longtail boats are a lot cheaper than... read more

  • Phuket buses

    Buses

    There are a few modern air-conditioned buses that operate along routes in Phuket City but do not go to other parts of the island.... read more

    Buses

    There are a few modern air-conditioned buses that operate along routes in Phuket City but do not go to other parts of the island. The fare is fixed at 10 baht. There are designated bus stops, but you are able to flag them down along the route as well. You can... read more

  • Cape Panwa

    Cape Panwa Beach

    Ideal for those seeking peace and relaxation. Cape Panwa is located to the south of Phuket City where lush hills provide... read more

    Cape Panwa Beach

    Ideal for those seeking peace and relaxation. Cape Panwa is located to the south of Phuket City where lush hills provide magnificent views of the Andaman Sea. Apart from a few resorts and bungalows there is very little tourist development here. However, the... read more

  • Phuket car rental

    Car Rental

    Avis, Budget and Hertz have counters at Phuket International Airport and at a few hotels around Phuket. You can also hire cars... read more

    Car Rental

    Avis, Budget and Hertz have counters at Phuket International Airport and at a few hotels around Phuket. You can also hire cars from the many local car hire companies. The local companies are cheaper but you might prefer to go with a name you know. Rental... read more

  • Chalong Bay

    Chalong Bay

    Chalong is a large bay with a pier that is the main departure point for diving and fishing trips from Phuket. The pier is a good... read more

    Chalong Bay

    Chalong is a large bay with a pier that is the main departure point for diving and fishing trips from Phuket. The pier is a good place to charter boats for fishing, diving or snorkelling trips to nearby islands. Chalong Bay does not have a great beach for... read more

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    Chalong, Nai Harn & Rawai Map

    For travel information see Chalong Bay, Nai Harn and Rawai guides. read more

    Chalong, Nai Harn & Rawai Map

    For travel information see Chalong Bay, Nai Harn and Rawai guides. read more

  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai

    Considered Thailand’s ‘second city’, Chiang Mai (also spelt Chieng Mai), the unofficial capital of Northern... read more

    Chiang Mai

    Considered Thailand’s ‘second city’, Chiang Mai (also spelt Chieng Mai), the unofficial capital of Northern Thailand, maintains its reputation as the ultimate city destination for travelers seeking cultural, historical, and natural beauty.... read more

  • Phuket's climate

    Climate

    It is warm in Phuket all year round with temperatures ranging between 25 – 34°C (77 – 93°F). Phuket’s... read more

    Climate

    It is warm in Phuket all year round with temperatures ranging between 25 – 34°C (77 – 93°F). Phuket’s weather is typically divided into two distinct seasons, dry and rainy, with transitional periods in between. The seasons are... read more

  • Koh Hae - Coral Island

    Coral Island

    Known as Koh Hae in Thai, Coral Island acquired its English name from the Coral Island Resort located on the island. Of course... read more

    Coral Island

    Known as Koh Hae in Thai, Coral Island acquired its English name from the Coral Island Resort located on the island. Of course the island does possess some coral off its coastline with some good diving and snorkelling spots. Snorkelling here is well suited to... read more

  • Cost of living in Phuket

    Cost of Living

    Gone are the days when Phuket was a hippie hideaway. Phuket is generally more expensive than the rest of Thailand. The island is... read more

    Cost of Living

    Gone are the days when Phuket was a hippie hideaway. Phuket is generally more expensive than the rest of Thailand. The island is never short of tourists with foreign currency because of its reputation as Asia’s premier beach resort and the fact that it... read more

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    Currency Exchange & Credit...

    Currency The currency of Thailand is the Baht. 1 Baht = 100 Satangs. Paper currency comes in 1,000 , 500 , 100 , 50 , 20 Bank... read more

    Currency Exchange & Credit Cards

    Currency The currency of Thailand is the Baht. 1 Baht = 100 Satangs. Paper currency comes in 1,000 , 500 , 100 , 50 , 20 Bank notes are scaled as well as coloured according to value. The larger the denomination, the larger the size of the note. Coins come in... read more

  • Dengue in Phuket

    Diseases

    Dengue fever: The disease has been on the increase in Thailand. The dengue-carrying mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is most active... read more

    Diseases

    Dengue fever: The disease has been on the increase in Thailand. The dengue-carrying mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is most active during the day, particularly at dawn and dusk. The mosquito lays it eggs in water, so the risk of dengue is higher during the rainy... read more

  • Thai Etiquette

    Do’s & Don’ts

    When visiting any country, you need to respect the local people and their customs. Thailand is no different though Thais are... read more

    Do’s & Don’ts

    When visiting any country, you need to respect the local people and their customs. Thailand is no different though Thais are generally a very tolerant and hospitable people. You should be aware of a few simple guidelines to avoid accidentally offending people... read more

  • Drift diving in Phuket

    Drift Diving in Phuket

    All the dives I’d done before Phuket consisted of swimming around one particular spot. Phuket was different. There I swam... read more

    Drift Diving in Phuket

    All the dives I’d done before Phuket consisted of swimming around one particular spot. Phuket was different. There I swam through an environment. In a drift dive, the dive boat drops you off at one spot and you drift with the current to another spot,... read more

  • Crossing Sarasin Brigdge to Phuket

    Driving to Phuket

    Phuket is about 867km (539 miles) from Bangkok, with a travelling time of approximately 10 hours. There are many car rental... read more

    Driving to Phuket

    Phuket is about 867km (539 miles) from Bangkok, with a travelling time of approximately 10 hours. There are many car rental companies in Bangkok, both international firms such as Avis and Budget, as well as local companies. Driving in Thailand is quite... read more