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Koh Phi Phi Thailand. Image of phuket travel blog
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Koh Hae (Koh Hey) Island

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Back in Patong, I spent some time visiting Phrom Thep – a wonderful place to watch the sunand to sit suspended in the silver purple space of the dying light between the mountains and the sea at dusk. Onshore breezes supply cool fresh air and in the distance, the boundless sea swallows the sun to signal the end of a day. Standing on top of Phrom Thep, you will feel your world really come into perspective.

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Phromthep Cape Sunset

On our final day, we wandered around the night market streets named Walking Patong to buy some souvenirs. I realised that Phuket has really become a global town becaall the stores, restaurants and supermarkets are managed by people from around the world. You can enjoy cuisine from the West to the East and even the cuisine of the Eskimos! As Phuket is now a tourist hot spot, the price has escalated to double or even triple the price of other areas of Thailand. I bought some postcards of Fanta Sea – a leading entertainment attraction in the country of orchids, which impressed me with its miraculous elephant tower circus.

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Patong walking street nightlife

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Shop on Patong walking street
Shop on Patong walking street

Time flew unstoppably during my stay in Phuket. Before heading back to Sai Gon, I spent my last few moments at the beach trying to trace any signs of the tsunami that recently hit the island. Nothing was left to remind me of it, however, except a VCD priced at 300 baht sold by an Indian.

Further information

How to get to Phuket

You can fly to Phuket by plane on Thai Airways or Thai Air Asia. Two airlines have a direct route from Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City) to Phuket with two flights per week.

In addition, it takes you about 14 hours to travel by bus from Bangkok to Phuket on an 800km road. It’s often chosen by visitors on discovery tours becaof good transportation, a cheap fare and many chances to experience the surroundings of the itinerary. You can find more information on the website www.transport.co.th.

Image: Naka market phuket blog.
Image: Naka market phuket blog.

In addition to taxi and bus, tourists can explore Phuket by Songthaeo or Tuk-Tuk for the City tour. However, the price for these rides in Phuket is more expensive than other tourist destinations in Thailand. Normally, you must pay about 200 baht to travel around Patong, about 230 baht to reach Karon or Kata beach, and about 300 baht to arrive at Nai Harn and Kamala. 1 baht is equivalent to $0.031.

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Choose a place in the less tourist areas is also a way to save costs

Phuket blog: Where to stay in Phuket?

Phuket offers about 120,000 accommodations along the beaches. In almost all of the resorts and hotels, the accommodation is priced at 4,000 to 16,500 baht per twin share (breakfast included).

Amari hotel, Phuket
Amari hotel, Phuket

Below are some best cheap, budget, mid-range and upscale hotels with good ratings and reviews you can refer to.

The Marina Phuket Hotel (Address: 240/9 Phangmuang Sai Kor Road, Patong, Kathu Patong Beach 83150, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 345 888), 4-star hotel with room rates from $31/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

The Marina Phuket Hotel
The Marina Phuket Hotel

La Vintage Resort (Former Poppa Palace Hotel) (Address: 14,16 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd., Soi1, Patong Beach Kathu Phuket 83150, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 345 522), 3-star hotel with room rates from $23/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

La Vintage Resort (Former Poppa Palace Hotel)
La Vintage Resort (Former Poppa Palace Hotel)

Banthai Beach Resort & Spa (Address: 94 Thawewong Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 340 850), 4-star hotel with room rates from $58/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Banthai Beach Resort & Spa
Banthai Beach Resort & Spa

Burasari Resort (Address: 18/110 Ruamjai Road Tambon Patong, Amphur Kathu Phuket Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 292 929), 4-star hotel with room rates from $64/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa
Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa

Amari Phuket (Address: 2 Meun-Ngern Road Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 340 106), 4-star hotel with room rates from $125/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Amari hotel, Phuket
Amari hotel, Phuket

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (Address: 14 Kata Noi Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 318 350), 5-star hotel with room rates from $104/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa (Address: 6/2 Moo6, Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 618 217), 5-star hotel with room rates from $61/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa Phuket
Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa Phuket

Chanalai Garden Resort, Kata Beach, Phuket (Address: Kata Beach, 247 Kata Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphur Muang, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 285 211), 4-star hotel with room rates from $41/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Chanalai Garden Resort, Kata Beach
Chanalai Garden Resort, Kata Beach

The Shore At Katathani (Address: 14 Kata Noi Road, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 318 350), 4-star hotel with room rates from $367/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

The Shore At Katathani - Adult Only
The Shore At Katathani – Adult Only

Mandarava Resort and Spa (Address: Karon Beach, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 681 800), 5-star hotel with room rates from $93/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Mandarava Resort and Spa, Karon Beach
Mandarava Resort and Spa, Karon Beach

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach (Address: 99 Muen-Ngoen Road Tri-Trang Beach, Patong Patong Phuket, Phuket 83150, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 335 300), 5-star hotel with room rates from $102/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Deevana Patong Resort & Spa (Address: 43/2 Raj-U-Thid, 200 Pee Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 317 179), 4-star hotel with room rates from $56/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Deevana Patong Resort & Spa
Deevana Patong Resort & Spa

Baan Laimai Beach Resort & Spa (Address: 66 Thawewong Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Thailand / Phone: +66 76 342 621), 4-star hotel with room rates from $65/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).

Baan Laimai Beach Resort & Spa
Baan Laimai Beach Resort & Spa

You can also find, check rates, availability & booking for Phuket hotels on Agoda.com or Booking.com or Airbnb.com.

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Shopping

Phuket has many shops and shopping centres operating all day. They usually offer great promotion programs. You can take a look in advance at:

www.artisanlighting.net
www.soulofasia.com
www.artonedesign.com
www.east-online.net
www.phunara.com
www.smartdesignphuket.com

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spa and massage phuket activities

spa and massage phuket activities

Health care

Thailand is famous around the world for its health and therapeutic massage. Many spa centres occupy an area of 40 ha with a wide range of services to choose from such as therapeutic massage and aesthetic massage and even photography where customers can dress up as a character in the Thai royal palace to have their photo taken. Prices at 2,000 to 6,500 baht per 2 hours of therapy.

Phuket accommodation

You can find, check rates, reviews & availability for Phuket island hotels and resorts on Agoda.com or Booking.com.

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The Shore At Katathani

Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in and from Phuket you can refer to

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