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Kata Noi beach

Kata Noi beach Phuket

Haad Kata Noi Beach Phuket Kata Thani beach Noi means small in Thai, so Kata Noi is the smaller Kata beach. Beach is Haad ( หาด) in Thai so Haad Kata Noi is small Kata beach. Lesson over. Kata Noi is located just south of Kata beach. You can walk between the two over the headland, or get a tuk tuk. There is a stone step path down from the top Read More …

Koh Sirey

Koh Sirey Phuket

Koh Sirey Phuket A small island attached to Phuket town by a bridge Koh Sirey (or Ko Sire) is a tiny island off the east coast of Phuket. Actually it feels more like a part of Phuket because it’s attached by a bridge from Phuket Town. It’s the second most populous island in Phuket province, after Koh Phuket. Koh Sirey land area is about 20 square kilomentres. It’s largely untouched Read More …

Promthep cape

Promthep cape Phuket

Promthep Cape South Phuket sunset viewpoint Promthep Cape is Phuket’s most popular viewpoint for watching the sunset. That means if you head up there from 5-7 pm most evenings you will be there with bus loads of other tourists. That will put some people off but it shouldn’t, Promthep cape is a cool place. It’s located just south of Nai harn on the southwest coast of Phuket, and just north Read More …

Mai Khao Beach

Maikhao beach Phuket

Mai Khao Beach North west coast Phuket beach Mai Khao beach is the longest beach on Phuket, stretching some 11 kilometres along the northern end of Phuket’s west coast. It’s located just north of Phuket international airport. To the south is Naiyang beach. North is Sai Keow beach at the top of the island. Mai Khao is also Phuket’s quietest beach, you can easily find a secluded spot to lay Read More …

Rawai beach

Rawai beach Phuket

Rawai beach Seafood restaurants and boats to the islands Rawai beach is one beach in Rawai district. When Phuket people talk about Rawai they could be referring to the general area of south Phuket that starts just south of Chalong pier and includes Nai harn beach, Ya nui beach and Promthep cape. It’s a beautiful district with a sizable expat community. Rawai beach is not the best beach in Rawai Read More …

Sarasin bridge Phuket

Sarasin Bridge Phuket

Sarasin Bridge Welcome to Phuket Sarasin bridge at the northern tip of Phuket links Phuket province (island) to Phang Nga province on the mainland. It’s a road bridge so if you are driving to Phuket it’s the first thing you’ll see. Actually there are two bridges over the Prak Pah Strait. The older smaller bridge was built in 1967, before that people arrived by ferry. It’s 600 meters long. In 2011 a Read More …

Rang Hill

Phuket City view point Rang Hill

Rang Hill Phuket Town Viewpoint, monkeys, restaurants Rang Hill (Khao Rang) dominates Phuket Town and is one of the best view points in Phuket. It’s popular in the evening with sightseers, romantic young couples, walkers and cyclists. The views over all Phuket are worth the visit. There are three different routes to the top. The most used route is from Mae Lung road, just north of Phuket Old Town. Another route Read More …

On On Hotel Phuket Town

On On Hotel Phuket town

On On Hotel – Phuket Old Town Phuket’s first hotel The On On hotel was the very first hotel to open in Phuket. It’s still there on it’s original site on PhangNa road, in Phuket’s old town. The hotel, which had run in to disrepair has been completely renovated and restored and is now branded as “The Memory at On On.” The renovation is in keeping with the rest of Phuket Read More …

Patong beach

Patong beach Phuket’s first beach Patong Beach, is over 3 km’s of golden sand beach and semi naked tourists of all shapes and sizes. Patong beach is notorious as much for it’s nightlife as for the beach itself. There is nowhere else quite like it. Even if you stay on another beach a vacation in Phuket would not be complete without visiting Patong beach. Some people like to put Patong Read More …

Karon Beach

Karon beach Phuket

Karon Beach The beach between Patong and Kata Karon Beach is the beach between Patong and Kata. It’s hard to describe the character of Karon beach, or to know who it’s for. It doesn’t have the nightlife or shopping of Patong. It doesn’t have the cozy family friendliness of Kata. Karon beach is about 5 km long and pretty much straight, a nice beach for an early morning or evening Read More …