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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 …

No more camping at the Similan Islands

Similan Islands snorkeling tour

Overnight stays on the Similan Islands are now banned But overnight stays within the Similan national park are still permitted The national parks department of Thailand has announced that overnight stays on the Similan Islands will no longer be permitted. The camp sites and bungalows at Similan Islands numbers 4 and 8 are being dismantled. This is to preserve the pristine environment which has come under threat from mass tourism Read More …

Kata beach

Kata beach Phuket

Kata beach Phuket Popular tourist beach in south Phuket Kata beach is a favourite Phuket beach all year round. In the high season it can be quite busy, although not as busy as Patong. In the low season it’s a very good choice because it doesn’t close down so there are still plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. It’s also one of Phuket’s best surfing beaches from May Read More …