Phuket history

Phuket history

A brief history of Phuket We thought that if you are visiting Phuket soon you might like to know a little about the island’s history. 16th century Portuguese explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto was one of the first Europeans to mention Phuket in his travel journals from the 16th century. The Portuguese called the island Jung Ceylon, at that time Phuket was a provisioning port for trading vessels between India, Arabia, Persia Read More …

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

Phuket Elephant sanctuary

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Retirement home form Thailand’s working elephants Amid the beautiful forests bordering Khao Phra Thao National Park in north east Phuket Island is a new sanctuary where sick, injured, tired or just plain old elephants can retire after a hard life of working in Thailand. Opened in 2016, the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary promotes ethical tourism. It’s in 28 acres of land donated by one of the founders You Read More …

Similan Island day trip Phuket options

similan beach

Similan Island day trip options from Phuket Choices choices. Yesterday we covered Similan Island day trips from Khao Lak. If you are staying in Phuket you have fewer choices. We basically offer two options, a premium priced day trip and a cheap day trip. The premium Similan Island trip takes fewer people and tries a bit harder to avoid other boats and find good snorkeling sites. The overseas guides are chatty and inclusive and keen snorkelers Read More …

Chillva Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket Town Chillva market is a new Phuket night market in the Samkhong area of Phuket Town. It’s very popular with young Thai’s and students. It’s a bit more trendy than some of the other markets in Phuket. It’s a bit more trendy that some of the other markets in Phuket. There are plenty of food stalls and communal areas to sit and eat. There are also some surrounding Read More …

Christmas Cruise Discount

Under sail

Special offer on a sailing cruise over Christmas With SY Amadeus on 25-30 December 2016 No plans yet for Christmas? What could be better than cruising the Andaman sea in a yacht? There is one en-suite cabin still available for this excellent 6 day 5 night sailing cruise. Starting and finishing in Chalong bay, Phuket and sailing through Phi Phi Islands, Koh Lanta, Koh Mook, Koh Rok and the Racha Islands. These Read More …

Phang Nga ATV tour

Phangnga ATV tour

Phang Nga ATV tour Off road quad bike tour from Phuket to Phang Nga province Enjoy a 3 hour ATV (all terrain vehicle) tour to explore hidden Phang Nga province. No previous experience is required to ride these automatic quad bikes. Comprehensive training makes these tours suitable for beginners or experienced riders. The 150 cc ATV’s are suitable for one solo rider or one rider with one passenger. This is an all weather tour, fun Read More …

Phuket culture

Phuket culture

Phuket Culture Kathu old town festival highlights Phuket culture The annual Kathu cultural festival has just been held from 18-20 July in Kathu old town, Phuket. It’s an important festival for Phuketians and a great place to see local Phuket culture and to try food from the region. This year the event upped it’s game with more street performances and some historical displays. There were all the usual street food options that you can Read More …

Phuket Thai Hua Museum

Phuket Thai Hua Museum

Phuket Thai Hua Museum Phuket Town museum The Phuket Thai Hua Museum is on Krabi road in Phuket old town. It is one of Phuket’s better museums and worth an hour of your time if you are staying in Phuket Town or doing a tour of Phuket. It does a good job of explaining Phuket’s history, focusing on the Chinese immigrants who left their homeland due to poverty and came to Read More …

Krabi to Phuket ferry

Ao Nang Princess

Schedule and prices for ferry transfer from Ao Nang, Krabi to Phuket Phuket  is about 170km by road from Krabi, a taxi takes 3 to 4 hours and costs around 4,000 baht. A nicer way to travel is by ferry. If you are going to Phuket from Krabi this is how to get there. Morning Krabi to Phuket ferry You can catch a morning ferry from Krabi to Phi Phi then get Read More …