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  • Koh Yao Island

    Koh Yao Islands

    Koh Yao is actually a pair of islands in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, almost equidistant from Phuket and Krabi. These are known... read more

    Koh Yao Islands

    Koh Yao is actually a pair of islands in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, almost equidistant from Phuket and Krabi. These are known as Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi (Big Yao Island and Little Yao Island respectively), and are seperated by a narrow strait. Koh Yao... read more

  • Krabi Town

    Krabi Town

    The provincial center of Krabi province, Muang Krabi, or as it is widely referred, Krabi Town, is no longer the quiet little town... read more

    Krabi Town

    The provincial center of Krabi province, Muang Krabi, or as it is widely referred, Krabi Town, is no longer the quiet little town that travelers of the late 20th century once described. With a wide array of accommodations, international and local range of... read more

  • Laem Singh Beach

    Laem Singh Beach

    A small secluded beach that can get quite crowded during the high season. Easy to get to but can also be easy to miss if you are... read more

    Laem Singh Beach

    A small secluded beach that can get quite crowded during the high season. Easy to get to but can also be easy to miss if you are not careful. It is quite easy to miss Laem Singh, the only indication of the entrances are small signs on the road between Kamala... read more

  • Layan Beach Phuket Thailand

    Layan Beach

    This is a small and relatively unknown beach, nestled in a shallow bay at the north end of Bang Tao. You get there by following... read more

    Layan Beach

    This is a small and relatively unknown beach, nestled in a shallow bay at the north end of Bang Tao. You get there by following the small road that winds right through the back holes of the Laguna Phuket Golf Club. Layan Beach is more like a bay than a beach,... read more

  • Racha Island

    Little Trouble On Big Racha

    When Steve from Power Snorkel South East Asia decided to test out his new machines on the isolated island of Koh Racha Yai we... read more

    Little Trouble On Big Racha

    When Steve from Power Snorkel South East Asia decided to test out his new machines on the isolated island of Koh Racha Yai we immediately volunteered ourselves as guinea pigs. Power Snorkel a new innovation from Australia is basically an update of the old... read more

  • Provincial Hall

    Local Government

    Phuket is Thailand’s only island province and is also the country’s smallest province in terms of area. Phuket City... read more

    Local Government

    Phuket is Thailand’s only island province and is also the country’s smallest province in terms of area. Phuket City is the administrative centre though it is still commonly referred to as “Phuket Town”. It was given city status in 2004... read more

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    Mai Kao, Nai Yang & Nai Thon...

    For travel information see Mai Kao, Nai Yang and Nai Thon guides. read more

    Mai Kao, Nai Yang & Nai Thon Map

    For travel information see Mai Kao, Nai Yang and Nai Thon guides. read more

  • Mai Khao Beach

    Mai Khao Beach

    Located just north of the airport is Mai Khao beach, an incredibly long and mostly deserted stretch of sand. Mai Khao is the... read more

    Mai Khao Beach

    Located just north of the airport is Mai Khao beach, an incredibly long and mostly deserted stretch of sand. Mai Khao is the longest beach on the island and also the most deserted. If you really want to get away from it all this is the beach for you. Mai Khao... read more

  • Phuket Post

    Mail & Post Offices

    Phuket City’s postal code is 83000. However, there are several variations for the different districts and sub-districts of... read more

    Mail & Post Offices

    Phuket City’s postal code is 83000. However, there are several variations for the different districts and sub-districts of the island. Patong is 83150, while Kata and Karon are 83100. Other sub-districts have variations all starting with 83. Stamps can... read more

  • Phuket Marine Life Gallery

    Marine Life

    Phuket has an abundance of marine life with plenty of fantastic dive sites around its neighbouring islands, and just to the... read more

    Marine Life

    Phuket has an abundance of marine life with plenty of fantastic dive sites around its neighbouring islands, and just to the northwest there are some of the most renowned dive sites in the world such as the Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock. To view a larger... read more

  • Monsoon Phuket

    Monsoon Phuket

    “Phuket in August! It’s monsoon season! Why go all that way for rain?” When learning that we were returning to... read more

    Monsoon Phuket

    “Phuket in August! It’s monsoon season! Why go all that way for rain?” When learning that we were returning to Thailand’s tropical island, this time in off-season, our cynical world travelling friend slowly shook his head.... read more

  • Motorbike rental

    Motorbike Rental

    Motorcycles ranging from 100cc bikes to superbikes can be found for hire in most busy beach areas. Prices start at about 200 Baht... read more

    Motorbike Rental

    Motorcycles ranging from 100cc bikes to superbikes can be found for hire in most busy beach areas. Prices start at about 200 Baht per day for a 100cc Honda or Suzuki motorbike. The law is vague concerning tourists and motorbike licences. No one will stop you... read more

  • Nai Harn Beach

    Nai Harn Beach

    A picturesque and quiet beach near the southern tip of the island. There aren’t many places to stay here but the beach is... read more

    Nai Harn Beach

    A picturesque and quiet beach near the southern tip of the island. There aren’t many places to stay here but the beach is easy to get to from Kata and Karon. One of the loveliest beaches in Phuket, Nai Harn is relatively undeveloped thanks to the Samnak... read more

  • Nai Thon Beach

    Nai Thon Beach

    Nai Thon beach lies about 7km south of the airport. This pristine beach is a great place to get away from the crowds. Nai Thon is... read more

    Nai Thon Beach

    Nai Thon beach lies about 7km south of the airport. This pristine beach is a great place to get away from the crowds. Nai Thon is fairly undeveloped and is a nice quiet place to sit in the sun or take in a swim. Although its quiet, the beach is not completely... read more

  • Nai Yang Beach

    Nai Yang Beach

    Nai Yang is a long curved bay fringed with tall casuarinas trees. The beach is a popular spot among locals who come to picnic on... read more

    Nai Yang Beach

    Nai Yang is a long curved bay fringed with tall casuarinas trees. The beach is a popular spot among locals who come to picnic on the weekends. There are also a few local seafood stalls and restaurants along part of the beach. Camping is allowed on the beach.... read more

  • Backpacking Phuket

    Neil’s Backpacker Guide To...

    Backpackers and Phuket the words don’t really seem very relevant together, almost like sex and the British. Although like... read more

    Neil’s Backpacker Guide To Phuket

    Backpackers and Phuket the words don’t really seem very relevant together, almost like sex and the British. Although like the British if you look close enough you might find one or two with wardrobes of leather and whips and chains in the spare room.... read more

  • Nui Beach

    Nui Beach

    Just south of the Kata viewpoint, Nui Beach offers the opportunity to enjoy a quiet idyllic beach only a few minutes drive from... read more

    Nui Beach

    Just south of the Kata viewpoint, Nui Beach offers the opportunity to enjoy a quiet idyllic beach only a few minutes drive from the busy resort areas of Phuket. The catch is that its one of the most difficult beaches to get to. The dirt road down to the beach... read more

  • Pansea Beach

    Pansea Beach

    Pansea beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Phuket. Unfortunately, the beach can only be reached through the grounds of... read more

    Pansea Beach

    Pansea beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Phuket. Unfortunately, the beach can only be reached through the grounds of two exclusive resorts that occupy the beachfront land. The luxurious The Surin (formerly Chedi) and Amanpuri resorts share this... read more

  • Thailand Immigration Stamp

    Passport & Visa Requirements

    All tourists traveling to Phuket and anywhere in Thailand must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond their... read more

    Passport & Visa Requirements

    All tourists traveling to Phuket and anywhere in Thailand must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond their intended length of stay (Retirement visa requires at least 18 months validity). Thailand has over 30 International Immigration Check... read more

  • Patong Beach

    Patong Beach

    Phuket’s busiest resort area, Patong has the greatest of shops, restaurants and nightlife on the island. As the... read more

    Patong Beach

    Phuket’s busiest resort area, Patong has the greatest of shops, restaurants and nightlife on the island. As the island’s main resort area, Patong has suffered from some negative publicity in recent years for being over-developed and its vibrant... read more

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    Patong Beach Map

    For more information see Patong beach guide, Patong hotels, Patong restaurants and Patong nightlife read more

    Patong Beach Map

    For more information see Patong beach guide, Patong hotels, Patong restaurants and Patong nightlife read more

  • Pattaya

    Pattaya

    Located approximately 160 kilometers Southeast of Bangkok, on the Gulf of Thailand’s eastern seaboard, is Thailand’s... read more

    Pattaya

    Located approximately 160 kilometers Southeast of Bangkok, on the Gulf of Thailand’s eastern seaboard, is Thailand’s largest, if not most popular center of tourism. Pattaya is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with more than 100,000 registered... read more

  • Phi Phi Island

    Phi Phi Island

    Located in Krabi Province, Phi Phi is 40km from Krabi and Phuket, approximately 1.5 hours by ferry. The worldwide exposure the... read more

    Phi Phi Island

    Located in Krabi Province, Phi Phi is 40km from Krabi and Phuket, approximately 1.5 hours by ferry. The worldwide exposure the island gained in the Hollywood film “The Beach” made what was already a famous holiday island even more popular.... read more

  • Phuket beach

    Phuket – Chilling or Burning?

    We spent the first afternoon in Kamala beach, Phuket, just getting our bearings and enjoying some much needed food and drink. We... read more

    Phuket – Chilling or Burning?

    We spent the first afternoon in Kamala beach, Phuket, just getting our bearings and enjoying some much needed food and drink. We found a great little beach-side restaurant called “Beer House and Restaurant”, for some reason, it appealed instantly!... read more