Raya resort AC bungalows

Raya resort AC bungalow

New air con bungalows at Racha Yai island Our favourite resort at Racha Yai Island is Raya Resort. It has simple fan bungalows in the old bamboo style and a 2 day 1 night package is so cheap it’s silly. But if a bamboo hut is a little basic for you there is now the option of newer concrete bungalows with air conditioning. These bungalows are on the side of Read More …

Phuket summer snorkeling

Krabi snorkeling at Chicken Island

Where to snorkel in Phuket in the low season We are now calling the Phuket low season the Phuket summer season because it sounds a bit less rainy than low season 🙂 Some people call it the green season. Either way from now until October we will be inundated with questions asking what will the weather be like when I’m here?  Can I still go snorkeling? Will I see anything? Read More …

Racha Yai Premium day trip feedback

Viewpoint

Reviews People are loving our new Premium day trip to Racha Yai which takes small groups snorkeling away from the crowds. Here is some feedback from three trips this month: Hi Paul We are highly satisfy with the whole trip! We really appreciate for the whole day trip arrangement including the transportation, lunch and the equipment. We do have some bumpy nice experience on the boat. Besides, driver, Ingo and Read More …

Uncrowded snorkeling tours

saimai sun deck

Paradise is popular! Many people visiting Phuket seem surprised by the number of tourists here. The island gets about 6 million passengers transiting through Phuket airport each year.  Added to these are backpackers travelling overland and domestic tourists, a new and fast growing group. All these people want to do day tours to the tourist attractions that they’ve heard about. Many of you are looking to see these sights without Read More …

Phuket Discover Scuba Diving

DSD

Phuket Discover Scuba Diving If you love snorkeling you may have considered trying scuba diving too. You don’t have to do a full PADI diving course to go diving. If you want to go diving from Phuket but have no dive certification we have several options available to you. An experienced PADI Instructor can guide you over beautiful reefs at Racha Yai or Racha Noi Island. We also have day Read More …

Phuket RIB charter

Phuket RIB

RIB charter Phuket We now have 2 x 7.8m Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) available for day charter. Each boat can take 10 passengers plus captain and one crew. The 250hp 4 stroke engines can reach speeds of around 40 knots. We took the chance to take one for a spin yesterday of the north east coast of Phuket, the boats are berthed at Ao Por Grand Marina. We can vouch Read More …

Thailand Snorkeling FAQ part 2

Q. When is the best time of year to snorkel in Thailand? On the Andaman Sea side of Thailand’s west coast the best season for snorkeling is Nov – May. From June – October you can still do excellent snorkeling at Racha Yai, Phi Phi and Koh Kai but the Similan and Surin National Marine Parks are closed to tour boats. Q. Which type of snorkeling boat? We mainly offer Read More …

Thailand Snorkeling FAQ Part 1

whale shark

Q. Where is the best place to snorkel in Thailand? The Similan Islands has the clearest water, the biggest fish and the largest schools of fish. This is the closest you can get to being inside an aquarium. Turtles are common here. The Surin Islands are less visited than the Similan Islands and the hard corals are better. Reefs are shallower too so it’s ideal for snorkeling. Phi Phi Islands has a huge Read More …