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What comes into the mind of travelers when they start to think about sea, sun and sand? Phuket is an increasingly popular answers to this…. and for good reason as the island offers a warm tropical ocean, beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and a multitude of exciting and fun activities. Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, is located 862 kilometers south of Bangkok. Often called the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’, or ‘Pearl of the South’, its natural resources; rocky peninsulas, limestone cliffs, white powdery beaches, tranquil broad bays and tropical in-land forests contribute to making it southern Thailand’s wealthiest, busiest, most visited and popular province. Nestled in the tropical zone off the west coast of southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean, the province covers an area of approximately 543 square kilometers (excluding small islets). It is estimated that Phuket Province covers an area of approximately 590 square kilometers if its 39 other small islands are included. The island’s total length, from north to south, is estimated at 48.7 kilometers and it is approximately 21.3 kilometers wide. Phuket borders with Phang-Nga province to the north; connected by the Sarasin Bridge. The remainder of the island is encircled by the Andaman Sea; an area which is home to many of the best diving sites in the country.
Staying on the island is easy, as there are only two seasons in the year - the rainy season (May to October) and the hot season (November to April). The low season of Phuket is between September and October as these are the wettest months. The best period for a visit, is from November to February, when it is possible to see the clear blue sky, feel the fresh sea breezes and marvel at the crystal clear waters while lying on powdery, palmfringed beaches. Average temperatures ranges between 23°C and 33°C. Phuket’s topology is exceptional with 70 percent of its area covered with mountains which stretch from north to south and the remaining 30 percent being plains located in the centraland eastern parts of the island. The island does not have any ma jor rivers, but has nine smaller brooks and creeks. Phuket has a lot more to offer than just its natural beauty. Sino-Portuguese architecture casts its spell delighting travelers to Phuket Town, while Phuket-style hospitality never fails to impress visitors from all walks of life. In addition, accommodation ranging from world-class resorts to tropical-style bungalows caters to the different needs of travelers. For seafood lovers, there is so much choice including Phuket’s famous lobster. Altogether, these characteristics make Phuket a truly unique destination.
It’s a fairly big island offering all manner of things to do. However, it’s quite surprising that there are still a number of holiday makers who come to get away from everyday life but soon get bored with dreamy beaches, comfortable hotel rooms and fantastic food. They want to experience more. They want to see how the locals live and experience something different. Luckily, with Phuket being the island it is, there are a number of other options for those seeking something other than the norm. Here are The Guide Phuket’s options for an alternative Phuket holiday experience. • Crowded beach, quiet beach Find the one that you really want to spend your holiday time on. If you spend your time on Patong Beach, it’s highly likely that you will think all Phuket’s beaches are the same, crowded. However, while it’s true to say that Patong Beach is often bustling with people, there are others to where you can escape and find complete solitude. Drive away from Patong and you’ll soon come to realise that there are smaller, quieter beaches. And by the time you reach the far north or south of the island you’re guaranteed to find beaches that you’ll have virtually to yourself, even during the high-season. So remember, crowded beach or quiet beach, the option is completely yours. • Visiting Wats – Buddhist Monasteries All Buddhist monasteries are open to the public during the day, and visitors are usually welcome. Since these are active holy places of worship, and the residence of monks, visitors should show respecting keeping well dressed and remaining quiet, Mum and Dad; keep the kids on a leash and always be culturally sensitive. • Elephant Trekking The wild elephant population of Phuket was wiped out last century, but has been replaced in recent years by and influx of animals for the tourist trade. Today there remains just a few hundred elephants on Phuket Island, all domesticated, most working in tourism. Indeed, riding an elephant is an experience not to be missed. The lumbering monsters are incredibly agile. www.theguidephuket.com
Taking an elephant ride helps to keep the beasts employed, fed and out of the cities, where many can be taken by destitute owners in search of money and food. • Phuket Town Phuket Town is small but incredibly interesting, a potpourri of different cultural influences of markets and shopping centers, restaurants and other entertainment facilities. Anyone spending a few days on Phuket Island should take time to visit, be it for sight-seeing, cultural or historical interest or shopping. • Cultural Village Cultural shows featuring skilled Thai dancers from the different regions of the country, martial arts demonstrations, elephant rides and Thai dinners are all brought together at Phuket’s original cultural garden; there is also attached an orchid farm for all the budding botanists out there. • Jungle Trekking With most of the rainforest on Phuket long since eaten up by rubber plantations, it is not easy to find ideal trekking grounds. Again, it’s best to sign on with a company providing this service. Often they take their trekkers right off Phuket into neighbouring Phang Nga province, where some beautiful areas of forest remain. • Spas Massage and herbal steam rooms health resorts, spas and herbal saunas are proliferating, and some fine examples offering a wide range of treatments are now found on Phuket. Thailand has its own traditional herbal saunas, and there are several local ones around the island. While many large resorts now feel they are incomplete without a spa, there are also several independent establishments. • View Points Phuket’s most famous view point, Laem Phrom Thep at the very bottom of the island, is on the ‘must see’ list for every Thai visitor to the island. Thus it attracts a fleet of tour busses and cars each evening as people come to witness the sun fall into the Andaman Sea. Indeed, it’s often a spectacular sight, but there are many quieter places. The view point on the hill behind Kata Noi attracts fewer people when the heavens turn red, the view from any of the beaches can also be spectacular.
Catch Beach Club Phuket’s most fashionable beach club, and the hottest spot on Bang Tao Beach, is still showing new-comers to the beach club scene the way forward. They continue to develop their product with tasty brunch packages and ongoing investment in their full-on party atmosphere with the best DJs and a well-stocked bar. www.catchbeachclub.com
HQ Beach Lounge Located on the northern end of Kamala Beach, HQ Beach Lounge offers the perfect setting to enjoy delicious food and carefully crafted cocktails while watching the sunset rest on the Andaman Sea. The menu reflects on its proximity with the sea and focuses on delicious seafood with an Asian twist. You can also rent beach chairs, cabanas and their unique beach nests as well. www.hqphuket.com
Xana Beach Club With its stunning location, 35 meter pool, state-of-the-art sound system, cocktails and food menu to die for, Xana Beach Club, Phuket’s most stylish beach club, is the ultimate venue to enjoy the island at its best – day or night. With a pictureperfect backdrop by the sea, Xana features beach loungers, poolside daybeds and VIP cabanas to accommodate up to 10 people. It also lends itself perfectly for events of all kinds, from private gatherings to launches and weddings, with the added bonus on onsite accommodation at Angsana Laguna Phuket hotel. www.xanabeachclub.com
Café Del Mar The iconic brand officially opened its door in Phuket in March 2018, offering the classic tunes that made this Ibiza-based franchise world famous to begin with. The beach club is separated into different areas, such as the dining venue, swimming pool, dancefloor, VIP seating and the al-fresco lounge by the beach. Large parking area is available on site! www.cafedelmarphuket.com
Kudo Beach Club Kudo Beach Club is a great addition to the beach club scene in Patong, and is only a few steps away from the infamous Bangla Road on the shore of Patong’s sandy beach. Crazy pool parties organized every Friday and a Caribbean Carnival on Sundays. The food is inspired by Italy and the venue offers spectacular views over two levels on the Andaman Sea. www.kudophuket.com
Coast Beach Club With four locations across Thailand, Coast Beach Club is a strong contender in the game, with its Phuket venue located at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket in Karon. The menu offers a nice selection of proteins and Neapolitan pizzas, alongside tropical cocktails served in a chill-out atmosphere. The use of Sino-Portuguese architecture reflects on Phuket’s heritage and the venue is certainly worth a visit. www.coast-beach-club.com
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Hot yoga, the most popular yoga for both men and women. It is the best 90 minute workout, toning your muscles and getting you in shape fast! Beginners are welcome and it’s challenging for advanced practitioners. Your instructor will guide you through the postures to provide you with the best workout ever. Sweat, detox and lose fat. No more stress, aches and pains. At Kata Hot Yoga class is like a gas station, you gain energy instead of losing it. After the class you will feel amazing with a big smile full of vitality, wanting to come back for more. Get a healthy mind and a healthy body. Kata Yoga studio at the beach in Kata. Tel. +66 (0)76 605 950
This is Phuket’s mega show; it’s a cultural spectacle on the grandest of scales, complete with armies of warriors, vast troupes of dancing girls and elephants that literally rise up into the sky. The show takes place in the evening with a delightful dinner buffet. The park is the perfect family destination, rain or shine, offering a wonderful walking street with loads of traditional Thai handicrafts and colorful souvenir shops, exciting outdoor shows, fun arcade games and a tempting variety of delicious local foods. Located at Kamala Beach, mini buses run back and forth picking up customers from their hotels. Tel. +66 (0)76 385 000
Tigers at Tiger Kingdom are hand raised by their trainers from young bonding with them throughout the development process. The trainers employ a combination of repetition, trust and encouragement to train their big cats, and over time the big cats get used to humans and often see us as one of the family. You can touch & play with real tigers and they are not aggressive as you would think. Tiger Park & Restaurant Open daily 9am – 6pm Buffet Lunch 11am – 3pm Tel. +66(0)76 323 311 www.tigerkingdom.com
Hot Activities Hanuman World Discover fun in the world of Hanuman, the newest adventure activity in Wichit. Hanuman World offers a good adrenaline rush with a 500 meter and 40 meter high zip line, long plus a zip line coaster that lets you fly at high speed. Meanwhile, Hanuman World also offers a Sky Walk activity for those who prefer to chill. The beautiful bridge high in the tree tops allows you to gaze at the surrounding green nature. The restaurant, Wanon, serves delicious local and Thai cuisine for lunch and dinner with an amazing view of Phuket city and seas. Tel. +66 (0)62 979 5533 www.yinghanuman.com
Yacht charter, the ultimate experience
Escape the crowds in your own private yacht and discover Phuket’s islands at your own pace. Unforgettable experiences await you as you snorkel in crystal clear waters, swim at a secluded beach and discover local island restaurants in luxury and exclusivity. Enquire about the Azimut 55e, an example of ingenuity and imagination in modern cruising yacht design. She has a generous saloon with a spectacular open plan layout creating a breathtaking full-length vista from the teak decked cockpit to the inside helm Contact: Asia Marine Tel. +66(0) 76 239 111 Mobile. +66(0) 89 508 1333 www.asia-marine.net
Phuket’s Wettest Wildest Water Park providing gallons of excitement for the whole family. The Water Park offers fun for the whole family whether you are after a relaxing day in the water or an adrenaline rush, Splash Jungle has it all. The Park has trilling rides such as the Boomerango & Superbowl as well as six-level Wave Pool and an aqua pool for the children. Also featured is a 335 meters lazy river. Operation Hour 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tel. 076 372 111 www.splashjunglewaterpark.com
Phuket Simon Cabaret
Here at our stable we offer you the greatest experience. Let your work worries and the pressure of modern society gradually fade away and nature take over. Whether a beginner or an experienced rider we have the right horse and the right program for you. Our knowledgeable staff will match you with horses that suit your riding skills. We offer more than 20 Australian, Appaloosa, Thai horses and ponies for riding, our horses and ponies are professionally trained and friendly; whether you are a novice or an experienced rider you will have great fun with us. Tel. 076 324 199
Since opening in 1991, Phuket Simon Cabaret has established itself as a market leading professional entertainment venue. For sheer entertainment, our set designs are outstanding, costumes extravagant and the performers glamorous ! In the exclusive, luxurious and intimate theater with hi-tech sound and lighting equipment. Our show is truly international featuring modern and traditional acts from around the globe in English and alternative languages. You will arrive relaxed but will leave confuse as our performers are more of a man than you will ever be and even more of a woman too! Tel. 076 342 011 www.phuket-simoncabaret.com
No other activity in Phuket will give you such a burst of adrenaline and excitement as the Flying Hanuman series of aerial rides through the treetops of a forest on a Kathu hillside. This is an eco-friendly and completely safe adventure for kids as young as four and thrill-seekers as old as eighty. Zip lines, sky bridges and Flying Fox rides send you zipping through the upper canopy of trees at up to 60 kilometers an hour. You can make the experience “extreme” or relaxing….. just tell your guide how you want to play it. Flying Hanuman is all about adrenalin and fun! Tel. 076 323 264
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Phuket Bird Paradise is the ultimate family entertainment featuring an abundance of our delightful feathered friends spread about a lovely verdant parkland. From parakeets, lorikeets and parrots, to eagles and cockatoos all the most famous and colorful birds are represented and you can interact closely with them and have your picture taken covered in friendly birds! The hourly Bird Show is an amazing spectacle and itâ€™s very exciting to enjoy the many tricks that the birds perform and to even join them on stage! Tel. 076 384681-3
Discover paradise at TSLC, a 230,000 sqm megaplex with extensive worldclass sport facilities & leisure activities for everyone. Opened in Nov 2011, TSLC is a destination in itself. Get rejuvenated at Thanyapura Spa; experience Divineâ€™s signature dishes and drinks created from fresh local organic ingredients; entertain yourself at Booster Bar with live sports on big screens. Tree Club service available for kids below 10 yrs old. Open 8am-8pm daily. Tel: 076 336-000 www.thanyapura.com
Blue Elephant Cooking School has recently opened its Phuket branch where you can participate in one of our world famous cooking classes. Learn how to cook Royal Thai Cuisine with experienced chefs who will take you step-by-step through each recipe. Enjoy a tour around the local market where we will show you what are the popular ingredients of Thai food. When the cooking is all over you can sit and enjoy all of you hard work. Morning and afternoon classes are available starting from 2,800 THB++ per person. Tel. 076 354 355 www.blueelephant.com
With a vast array of different beaches on Phuket’s coastline why stick to just the one nearest your hotel? Take a look here at the choices available. · Mai Khao Beach
North of the airport is a beach to really get away from it all. Mai Khao beach is very, very long, and very straight, so it misses the cozy feeling enjoyed by many of the other beaches on the island, but the sand and water here are just as stunning plus it’s almost empty! The place feels deserted even during high season when the beach umbrellas are five deep on Patong.
· Nai Yang Beach
Just south of the airport is Nai Yang, a charming beach with a unique atmosphere all of its own. With just a scattering of hotels and bars to entertain the few that stay there, Nai Yang is as relaxed as they get. Ever dreamed of eating seafood right on the beach? This is your spot.
· Nai Thon Beach
A little further south from Nai Yang is Nai Thon, possessing a similar feel to its big brother, Nai Thon has long been a favorite with the regular visitors to the island. This quiet bay nestled at the foot of high hills has a fine strip of sand and a handful of pleasant eateries are situated just off the beach.
· Bang Tao Beach
Bang Tao Beach has in recent years seen a lot of development with many 5-star luxury resorts in the area but the beach remains very pleasant. At certain times of the year swimming can be dangerous due to the strong currents. At the northern end of the beach the coral creates good opportunities for snorkeling.
· Surin Beach
Surin Beach is located between Bang Tao and Kamala beach. It is one of most beautiful beaches on the island with fine white sand and emerald sea. The beach can have rather strong winds which make it ideal for windsurfing. A lot of popular resorts surround this beach.
· Patong Beach The most famous beach on the island is the center of entertainment, restaurants, shopping and hotels. Patong is indeed a famous beach with beautiful soft sands and warm clear water. But right behind the beach is the hustle and bustle at the center of Phuket’s tourism business. Here the hotels, restaurants, entertainment and bar areas, street bazaars and shops are crammed in a colorful and lively mix that typifies a Thai tourist beach town.
· Paradise Beach Paradise Beach is a little beach just 5 minutes south of Patong. To get there follow a small cement road up to the hill through the jungle. It is a nice small beach with white, soft sand and largerocks flanking either side.
· Karon Beach Karon is another of the beautiful, west-coast beaches that have made Phuket famous. This beach is the first main stop south of Patong, and is separated from Patong by a large headland. A quick 10 minute drive connects the two.
· Kata Beach Kata is certainly one of the most beautiful of Phuket’s beaches; a half-moon crescent of white sand lining a bay cut deep between two green headlands. Crystal clear waters and soft coral offers excellent snorkeling and just outside the bay lies a small rounded island that seems to wave its coconut haircut to those on the beach.
· Kata Noi Beach Just south of Kata Beach is Kata Noi, a smaller beach with only a few hotels and little other development. The beach is superb for snorkeling as many fish inhabit the rocks and corals along the headland to the south.
· Ao Sane Beach Ao Sane beach is a small bay and is located to the north of Nai Harn beach. To get to this beach you need to go through The Royal Phuket Yacht Club. Ao Sane is a very small, rocky beach but it is peaceful.
· Laem Singh Beach
· Nai Harn Beach
· Kamala Beach
· Ao Yon Beach
Laem Singh Beach is small and very popular; it is located between Surin and Kamala. To reach the beach you need to walk down a short, rocky trail that is clearly signposted. If you are lucky and it’s not too crowded then Leam Sing Beach is absolutely stunning. Kamala is a 3-kilometer long beach situated in the middle of Phuket’s west coast which has undergone recent developments to its main street, but the beach remains largely unchanged. Behind the beach lies a growing village with two distinct communities; Buddhists by the beach and Muslims further back at the foot of the encompassing mountain range. www.theguidephuket.com
Nai Harn is one of the more isolated beaches, nestled at the southern tip of the island in a bay defined by headlands and islets. The beach is backed by the green of Casuarina trees and coconut palms, acting as shade for the restaurants that now line the beach. Ao Yon is another peaceful beach ideally suited for watching the sunset. It is located near Cape Panwa, 10km from Phuket Town. Although quiet with beautiful emerald sea this beach is not really suitable for bathing or relaxing as the bay is usually full of boats and yachts.
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Every Sunday from 12.00 – 15.00 Hrs.
The place to see and be seen is the Sunday brunch at The Oriental Spoon. A highly fashionable international crowd browse the abundant food offerings from fresh seafood and cold water NZ oysters, to sushi and sashimi.
Enjoy Vijitt Resort Phuket’s expansive mouthwatering Seafood Buffet; Sushi, live cooking stations, BBQ, Western and Thai hot dishes, and our all you can eat home made desserts. • Baht 1,299 net per person with free flow soft drinks. • Baht 1,899 net per person with a bottle of grapes per couple. • Baht 3,199 net per person with a bottle of fizz per couple. HALF PRICE for children from 4 to 12 years old FREE for children under 4 years old Complimentary use of our 40m Infinity Edge Swimming Pool Kids Club for 4 to 12 years old. Tel: 076 363 600 Email: email@example.com
• THB 1,690 ++ including half bottle of grapes (red/white/ sparkling) per person • THB 7,380 ++ per couple, including a bottle of French fizz. Tel : 076 316 577 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.twinpalms-phuket.com
Metzo’s Mediterranean Sunday Brunch Every Sunday from 11.30 – 15.30 Hrs. It’s a matter of taste. Feast until your heart’s content on their Mediterranean menu of mezzo, tapas and charcoal grill specialties served to your table while you enjoy time with family and friends. After brunch, why not relax and take in the view of the Andaman Sea with complimentary access to the resort swimming pool. Younger visitors will also enjoy access to their Koh Kids Club. • THB 990++ per person • THB 2,290++ per person including selected grapes, hobs and cocktails • Half price for children aged 4 to 12 For reservation, please contact Metzo’s at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
Join the team of Roydee in Kata Beach for a culinary extravaganza where Thai dishes, Thai Seafood and Meat BBQ are all served ‘buffet’ style. Roydees’s chef prepares ‘authentic’ Thai dishes, the freshest seafood sourced directly from local fisher-man and also the primest cuts of meats for this special event. Roydee Thai and BBQ Buffet is held every Friday at the Lobby Terrace (weather permitting) from 7pm-10pm and is pried at THB900++ per person.
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Experience Our Traditional Thai Cuisine Phuket’s Night Market Buffet Every Monday from 18.00 – 22.00 Hrs. Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas are delighted to introduce our traditional Thai cuisine“Phuket’s Night Market” Buffet Dinner. Choose from a unique and authentic selectionof local cuisine, featuring traditional Phuket recipes, live cooking stations and BBQ. Enjoypapaya salad from the northeast, “Pad Thai” (local panfried noodles), and the deliciousspicy and sour soup “Tom Yum Goong”. The feast culminates with a parade of desserts,ranging from traditional treats such as mangowith sticky rice, to something more decadent. Tel: +66 76 231 999 Email email@example.com www.grandmercurephuketpatong.com
Boathouse Phuket Sunday Brunch Every last Sunday of the month from 12 PM - 3 PM Join Phuket’s most elegant Sunday brunch, overlooking the pristine sands of Phuket’s most beautiful beach, at the newly-renovated and re-launched Boathouse on Kata Beach. Dine on the outdoor beachside terrace, or in the beautiful air-conditioned area with itsmodernist interior. Graze from a superb selection of seafood, shellfish, salads, beautifully-cooked meats complemented by an amazing cheese and dessert selection. Select from Phuket’s most extensive, cellar, or enjoy free-flow french fizz. 3,990++ THB per person Tel: +66(0)76 330 015-7 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.boathouse-phuket.com
Xana’s Sunday Fun Brunch Xana Beach Club has recently relaunched its Sunday Fun Brunch by the beach. The renowned Sunday brunch features an extensive array of international cuisine, exotic seafood bar, freshly baked bread station with plenty of Asian and Western delicacies to choose from. Live stations in the garden also showcase different mouth-watering styles of cuisine from talented chefs. International swimming pool and Kids Corner are set on site to ensure that the whole family can enjoy the day together. Tel: 076 358 500 Email: email@example.com www.xanabeachclub.com
Sunday Brunch at Dream Beach Club Every Sunday 12pm – 4pm Indulge in our all new season Sunday Brunch Club & Pool Party featuring over 120 delicious items including Alaskan King Crab, Live Boston Lobster, French Oysters, Seafood On Ice, new featured live Stations, Imported Meats, Carvery Selection, Japanese Kitchen, Tapas, Brazilian BBQ, Sumptuous Salad Bar, Delicious Desserts, International Cheeses and new weekly selections of featured cuisines from around the world. Plus - Complimentary Bloody Mary Bar! Dream Member THB 1590++, Adult Brunch THB 1890++, 50% for kids 7-11 years old Tel: 0980483500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.dreambeachclub.com www.facebook.com/theguidephuket
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• The Fat Chef Thailand
Eurasian Food Celebrate the art of eating at The Fat Chef Phuket, a comfortable restaurant located in Koh Kaew, on the eastern part of the island. They offer a mix of East meets West, with creative dishes such as Phang Nga Crab Meat on Ciabatta Crisp and The Fat Chef’s Cured Salmon Carpaccio. Book your table today to guarantee your seat, available in the evenings from 5:30 pm onward." Location: Koh Kaew Tel.076 609 298 www.thefatchefthailand.com
• THE CRAB HOUSE
Seafood and Thai Enjoy the freshest and tastiest crabs, other seafood and Thai favorite dishes at Crab House on Thanon Phangmeuang, the road behind Jungceylon in the heart of Patong. Equipped with protective bibs, hammers and pliers do battle with tasty, crunchy fresh crabs in many glorious dishes all built around the fabulous flavors of local crab and seafood. Savor great cocktails, wines and beers and a lively atmosphere where every night is happy a crabthemed party. Location: Patong Tel: 076 687 065 www.thecrabhouse.net
• Three Monkeys Restaurant
Thai and International food All-day dining in thick jungle is a perfect summary for Phuket’s latest hotspot that everyone must try at least once! The big tree house with an eco-friendly design is located on the Kathu mountain and offers gorgeous views of Phuket. Three Monkeys serves a delicious, Phuket local food as well as some fresh Japanese delicacies and international dishes, alongside premium coffee and tea, plus some creative cocktails. Location: Chaofa West Tel: +66 98 010 8838 www.facebook.com/threemonkeysphuket/
• The Drunken Leprechaun Irish Pub Phuket Irish Pub & Restaurant This traditional Irish pub allows you to get into the true Irish sprit, together with craic and all, with a full and rich selection of sprits, and on tap ales and lagers along with a great choice of food accompanied with great live music and ma jor sporting events screened live. The Drunken Leprechaun Irish Pub Phuket is located on the 1st floor of Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong Beach With Happy Hour from 11am - 7pm. Location: Patong Tel: 076 337 000 www.thedrunkenleprechaun.com www.theguidephuket.com
• Le Panier Gourmand Phuket French britro & traiteur
Le Panier Gourmand is a dining experience in-house with a typical bistro ambiance & also offers a take away service . The menu features te finest French and global cuisine. Inquire about their special dish of the day or weekly menu, Marc will reply to you by email Open Monday to Saturday from 8.30 am – 6 pm Location: Rawai Tel.085-7875009 www.facebook.com/lepaniergourmandphuket
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• PANWA HOUSE
Thai Cuisine Offering stunning view of the peaceful beach at Cape Panwa Hotel, Panwa House offers a list of delicious Thai cuisine in a truly antique Sino Portuguese décor. For an even more romantic experience, a private dinner right on the beach can be set on request with lovely decorations, tasty food from a live cooking station and absolutely charming surroundings for a very special night. Location: Cape Panwa Tel: 076 391 123-5 www.capecollection.com
• RESTAURANT HIGHLIGHT LA BOUCHERIE CHALONG
French Bristro La Boucherie Chalong offers a variety of meat cutlets, all perfectly cooked with a French savoir-faire, and paired beautifully with a selection of wines from France, Italy, Chile and Australia. Located on Chao Fa East Road, a short distance from Chalong Circle, this vibrant venue allows diners to enjoy their meals al fresco or in their air-conditioned dining area. Location: Chalong Tel: 094 807 6831 www.LABOUCHERIE-CHALONG.COM
• ROYDEE RESTAURANT @NOOK-DEE RESORT Thai & International Roy-Dee Restaurant (means “Very delicious" in Thai)focuses on authentic home-cooking using the best of grannies recipes and secret tricks, together with fresh organic ingredients and herbs. All this is presented in a very “boutique way with a fine-dining concept” Reservations are highly recommended. Location : Kata Tel.+66 76 688 888 www.nook-dee.com www.theguidephuket.com
• WHITE LOTUS Thai and Indian Cuisine Featuring a resident Indian chef, sate your cravings with authentic Thai dishes and some of the best Indian food you will find in Southern Thailand, including Tandoori Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Fish Tikka, freshly baked Naan bread and an exclusive set menu that starts from B1,080. Diners can choose to eat indoors or outdoors on the terrace, overlooking the pool and Maya Garden. Dinner is served every night from 6pm, with the last order at 10:30pm. Location: Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Tel: 075 627 800 www.sofitelkrabiphokeethra.com/restaurants-bars/whitelotus
• TIGER KINGDOM Thai & International Dine overlooking the exciting tiger enclosures on their wonderful balcony restaurant. This is an ideal spot for families to enjoy the a la carte menu, or the all-you-can-eat buffet encompassing a huge section of Thai, Asian, Chinese and European dishes upon which to graze while watching the tigers. Both the a la carte and buffet are extremely good value and the location and views make it one of the most stunning places to dine in all of Phuket. Location: Kathu Tel: 076 323 311 www.tigerkingdom.com
• BLUE ELEPHANT
Royal Thai Cuisine Taking a grand location in the governor mansion in old Phuket Town, this beautiful restaurant serves traditional royal Thai cuisine and holds daily cooking classes as well. Location: Phuket Town Tel: 076 354 355, 076 354 357 www.blueelephant.com
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►PATONG Amari Phuket +66 (0) 76 340 106-14 www.amari.com Banthai Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 340 850 www.banthaiphuket.com Deevana Patong Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 341 414-5 www.deevanapatong.com Duangjitt Resort & Spa + 66 (0) 76 342 090-4, 340 310-1 www.duangjittresort-spa.com Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong Beach +66 (0) 76 337 000 www.swissotel.com Impiana Resort Patong +66 (0) 76 340 138 phukethotels.impiana.com.my La Flora Patong +66 (0) 76 344 241 www.laflorapatong.com Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 340 680-5 www.lemeridienphuketbeachresort.com Holiday Inn Resort Phuket +66 (0) 76 340 608-9 phuket.holidayinnresorts.com Horizon Beach Resort Hotel +66 (0) 76 292 526-30 www.horizonbeach.com Merlin Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 294 300 www.merlintritrang.com Millennium Resort +66 (0) 76 601 999 www.millenniumhotels.com The Marina Phuket Hotel Tel.+66 76 345 888 www.themarinaphuket.com Novotel Phuket Resort +66 (0) 76 342 777 www.novotelphuket.com Patong Merlin Hotel +66 (0) 76 340 037-41 www.merlinpatong.com Patong Paragon Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 290 555 www.patongparagon.com Andaman Embrace Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 370 000
Best Western, Patong Beach
+66 (0) 76 360 200 www.bestwesternpatongbeach.com
Sawaddi Patong Resort
+66 (0) 76 343 444 www.patongsawaddi.com
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 396 090 www.thavornpalmbeach.com The Front Village +66 (0) 76 398 200-5 www.frontvillage.com
Grand Mercure Phuket Patong
+66 (0) 76 231 999 www.grandmercurephuketpatong.com
Hemingway's hotel patong beach Tel.+6676 540 895 www.hemingwayshotel.com
www.andamanembrace.com Patong Resort Hotel +66 (0) 76 340 551-4 www.patongresorthotel.com Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 370 500 www.phuketgraceland.com Salathai Resort +66 (0) 76 296 631 www.phuketsalathai.com SLEEP WITH ME HOTEL design hotel@patong +66 (0) 76 363 333 www.sleepwithmehotels.com The 9th Floor Residence +66 (0) 76 344 987 www.the9thfloor.com THE KEE Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 335 888 www.thekeeresort.com The Nap Patong +66 (0) 76 296 631-4 www.thenappatong.com The Royal Paradise Hotel +66 (0) 76 340 666 www.royalparadise.com Hemingways silk hotel Tel.+6676 540 895 www.hemingwayssilkhotel.com ►KARON BEACH Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket +66 (0) 76 201 234 www.centarahotelsresorts.com/cpbr Hilton Phuket Acadia Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 396 433 www.phuketarcadia.hilton.com Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 284 555 www.horizonbeach.com Karon Sea Sands Resort +66 (0) 76 286 464 www.karonseasand.com Mövenpick Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 396 139-48 www.movenpick.com Phuket Orchid Resort +66 (0) 76 396 519-23 www.katagroup.com/phuket-orchid Ramada Phuket Southsea +66 (0) 76 370 888 www.ramadaphuketsouthsea.com
►KATA BEACH Alpina Phuket Nalina Resort and Spa +66 (0) 76 370 999 www.alpinaphuketresort.com The Yama Hotel Phuket +66 (0) 76 303 456 www.theyamaphuket.com Sawasdee Village +66 (0) 76 330 979 www.phuketsawasdee.com Club Med 66 (0) 76 330 455-60 www.clubmed.co.th Ibis Phuket Kata Hotel +66 (0) 2 659 2888 www.ibis.com Beyond Resort Kata +66 (0) 76 330 530-4
The Boathouse Phuket
Tel.+66 76 330 015-7 www.boathouse-phuket.com
The SIS Kata, Phuket +66 (0)76 609 555 www.thesiskata.com www.katagroup.com/kata-beach Kata Palm Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 284 334-8 www.katapalmresort.com Katathani Phuket Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 330 124 www.katathani.com Mom Tri’s Villa Royale Phuket +66 (0) 76 333 568 www.villaroyalephuket.com Sugar Palm Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 284 404 www.sugarpalmgrand.com Impiana Private Villas +66 (0) 76 330 770 phuketprivatevillas.impiana.com.my Nook-Dee Boutique Resort Tel.+66 76 688 888 www.nook-dee.com ►BANG TAO BEACH Angsana Laguna Phuket +66 (0) 76 324 101 www.lagunaphuket.com/angsana Amora Beach Resort Phuket +66 (0) 76 324 021-2 www.phuket.amorahotels.com Bangtao Beach Resort
+66 (0) 76 270 680-5 www.bangtaobeach.com Banyan Tree Phuket +66 (0) 76 324 374 www.banyantree.com Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket +66 (0) 76 362 999 www.dusit.com Laguna Holiday Club Resort +66 (0) 76 271 888 www.lagunaholidayclub.com Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach +66 (0) 76 310 400 www.movenpick.com Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas +66 (0) 76 336 900 www.outrigger.com Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Tel.+66 (0) 76 360600 www.outriggerthailand.com ►LAYAN BEACH
Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa
www.dreamhotels.com/phuket 076 609 888 ►SURIN BEACH Amanpuri +66 (0) 76 324 333 www.aman.com/resorts/amanpuri Ayara Hilltops Boutique Resort&Spa +66 (0) 76 271 271 www.ayarahilltops.com Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 303 300 www.novotel.com/Phuket_Surin The Surin Phuket +66 (0) 76 621 580 www.thesurinphuket.com
Glam Habitat Hotel
+66 (0) 76 609 710-11 www.glamhabitat.com ►KAMALA BEACH Andara Phuket +66 (0) 76 338 777 www.andaraphuket.com Aquamarine Resort & Villa +66 (0) 76 310 600 www.aquamarineresort.com Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 310 777 www.ayarakamalaresort.com Cape Sienna +66 76 337 300 www.capesienna.com Kamala Beach Estate
+66 (0) 76 324 111-4 Kamala Beach Hotel & Resort +66 (0) 76 279 580-5 www.kamalabeachestate.com Paresa Resort Phuket +66 (0) 76 302 000 www.paresaresorts.com Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach +66 (0) 76 303 700 www.novotel.com Twinpalms Phuket +66 (0) 76 316 500 www.twinpalms-phuket.com ►NAIYANG & NAITHORN Dewa Phuket +66 (0) 76 372 300 dewaphuketresort.com The Slate Phuket +66 (0) 76 327 006-9 www.theslatephuket.com Naithon Buri Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 318 700 www.naithonburi.com Naiyang Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 328 300 www.naiyangbeachresort.com Trisara +66 (0) 76 310 100 www.trisara.com ►MAIKHAO Anantara Phuket +66 (0) 76 336 100 phuket.anantara.co.th Blue Canyon Country Club +66 (0) 76 328 088 www.bluecanyonclub.com JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 338 000 www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-deals/hktjwjw-marriott-phuket-resort-and-spa Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 371 371 www.maikhaodream.com Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Maikhao Beach +66 (0) 76 603 699 phuketmaikhaobeach.holidayinnresorts.com
The Vijitt Resort Phuket +66 (0) 76 363 600 www.vijittresort.com
Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 363 999 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hktbr-renaissance-phuket-resort-and-spa Sala Phuket Resort +66 (0) 76 338 888 www.salaresorts.com ►RAWAI BEACH & NAI HARN All Season Naiharn Phuket Hotel + 66 (0) 76 289 333 www.allseasons-naiharn-phuket.com The Naiharn +66 (0) 76 380 200
www.thenaiharn.com Friendship Beach Resort and Atmanjai Wellness Spa +66 (0) 76 288 996 www.friendshipbeach.com Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket +66 (0) 76 371 900 www.serenityphuket.com ►CAPE PANWA The Kantary Bay Hotel, Phuket +66 (0) 76 391 514 www.kantarybay-phuket.com
Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket +66 (0) 76 391 123-5 www.capecollection.com
Panwa Boutique Beach Resort Phuket +66 (0) 76 393 300-9 www.panwaboutiquebeachresort.com
Sri Panwa, Phuket +66 (0) 76 371 000 www.sripanwa.co.th Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort Tel: +66 (0) 7630 2944 www.phuketpanwabeachresort.com Amatara Resort & Wellness +66 (0) 76 318 888, +66 (0)76 200 800 www.amataraphuket.com ►PHUKET TOWN Ibis Style Phuket City +66 (0) 76 563 333 www.ibis.com/9929 Phuket Merlin Hotel +66 (0) 76 212 866-70 www.merlinphuket.com Royal Phuket City +66 (0) 76 233 333 www.royalphuketcity.com The Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa Phuket +66 (0) 76 335 600 www.westinsiraybay.com
Hotel Novotel Phuket Phokeethra +66 76 397 777 www.novotel.com
Highlights Kanokpat Beauty Art
Jungceylon Plastic Surgery Clinic
Siam Spa Extra Virgin
Artist Pan offers 3D, 6D, 9D and more patterns of eyebrow tattoos, semi-permanent makeup such as eyebrow liners, eyeliners, pink lips liners, baby hair liners; with natural, young-looking style, as well as Fengshui-oriented makeup and tattoos. We service you with international standard colouring products of Biotouch, imported form USA. Facilities and equipment are hygienic and 100% safety guaranteed. Our anesthetic is imported from USA and Korea. Tel: 080 544 6665 www.kanokpatbeautyart.com
While Phuket is known primarily for its stunning beaches, the island is home to a number of state-of-the-art plastic surgery centres; and at the top of the chain is Jungceylon Plastic Surgery Clinic. Conveniently located at the Royal Place, opposite of Tesco Lotus in Phuket Town, the clinic specialises in Hair Transplantation, Eyelid Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Facial Implants and Breast Augmentation. Contact their English-speaking staff today for more information www.jungceylonclinic.com.
Siam Herb Extra Virgin produces and supplies the most premium grade spa products along with fruit soaps with the true aroma of fresh fruits when they’re at their ripest. If you’re looking for spa products, or if you like the sound of the fruit soaps, visit one of either of the stores on bypass road near Thanachart Bank or Soi Tan in Patong. Phuket Call Center: 092 461 9605 Pattaya Call Center: 086 888 0600
The V Spa
Deep Relax The V Spa aims at bringing back guest to nature. Built in the shape of a village style, the pretty small straw roofed Salas blend totally with the natural beauty of the jungle. Each has been designed with nature at heart. When in Thailand, don’t forget to have a Traditional Thai Natural Touch Treatment. At The Vijitt Resort Phuket, you can have one at the private spa executive room or at the open air Salas. Traditional Thai Natural Touch Treatment is soothing and relaxing it’s definitely worth it. Tel: 076 363 600 ext.703 www.vijittresort.com
With outlets in Changmai and at the entrance to the Laguna in Cherntalay, Phuket, Deep Relax Spa offers the ultimate pampering and rejuvenation though spa, massage and reflexology as well as facials, pedicure, manicure and waxing. From fullbody hot oil deep relaxing massage, to after-sun cooling Aloe Vera treatments, to Royal Siam full body massage, to anti-ageing facials Deep Relax Spa has it all. Tel.076 325 799 , 099 4059229 www.deeprelaxspa.com
At Vara Spa, from the moment you step through the door, you become the center of their attention. Every element has been carefully designed for your comfort. Indulge in sensuous soothing and pampering which will completely revitalize and recharge both your mind and your body. Vara Spa where Thai local wisdom matched with Western contemporary ideas creates immaculate beauty and skincare. Tel: 076 343 444 www.varaspa.com
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Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas Wins 2018 Luxury Travel Guide Asia & Australasia Awards 32nd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta saw much close racing in great conditions With good winds of about 15 knots the 32nd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta saw lots of exciting racing off the south-western tip of the resort island, as one of Asia’s biggest sailing events again thrilled all those involved.
Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas has won the 2018 Luxury Travel Guide Asia & Australasia Awards in the category of “Service Excellence in Southern Thailand” for the fourth time. These Awards identify the best hotels and accommodation options throughout the continent, focused on innovation and design, rooms and facilities along with service excellence.
With almost 90 keel-boats and multi-hulls as well as 107 dinghy sailors, the waters of the Andaman Sea were once again awash in sails during the December 3 – 8th .
Third Time’s a Golden Charm Laguna Phuket Wins Gold at Sports Industry Awards Asia 2018 The SIS Kata and Kata Sea Breeze Resort wins the 2018-2019 Now Travel Asia Awards for Asia’s Top Design Hotels and Asia's Top Family Hotels. The SIS Kata Resort and Kata Sea Breeze Resort, both managed by AKSARA Collection have successfully win the titles of “Asia’s Top Design Hotels” and “Asia’s Top Family Hotels” at the NOW Travel Asia Awards 20182019 Gala Ceremony in Kempinski Hotel Chengdu in November 2018.
Asia’s premier destination resort, Laguna Phuket was named Best Sports Event Venue or Facility in Thailand (Gold) at Sports Industry Awards & Conference (SPIA Asia) 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Winning the award for 3rd consecutive year, the 2018 edition is a step up from the Silver and Bronze Credentials the resort’s Laguna Phuket Triathlon has won in Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand category in 2017 and 2016.
Central Phuket Festival’s Christmas tree lights up the Phuket Sky On December 8th, 2018 the worldrenowned Central Phuket Shopping and Entertainment complex located at the center of Phuket Island invited local media representatives, special guests and all their many customers to celebrate the annual seasonal lighting up of their massive Christmas tree at Phuket Square in front of Floresta wing of the Central Phuket Festival. It was an occasion that would have made the angels sing!
“Thai Cuisine to Global Market” visits Phuket On Thursday 13rd December 2018 Dr.Napavarn Noparatnaraporn, Director of the “Thai Cuisine to Global Market” project launched the event "Thai Food Promote" at the famous Blue Elephant restaurant in Phuket. Many guests from the food industry joined the event and had the opportunity to taste and comment on each dish. All the attendees left with a positive impression of the Thai cuisine presented, all served with a unique and mellow taste.
The G u i d e
Social Thanyapura Hosts Phuket’s Biggest Cycling Event The fourth annual Classic Cycling Race took place at Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort on Sunday, 9 December 2018. The event is the biggest cycling race in Phuket and was highly anticipated, with over 250 cycling professionals and enthusiasts testing themselves on the challenging route mapped out by the resort. Cyclists had a choice of 45km or 106km distances. With a breathtaking landscape showing the very best of northern Phuket’s coastline, both routes offered the cyclists a stunning view to complement their race. Phuket’s tropical jungle, protected national parks, diverse mountainous terrain and dramatic oceanscape were all enjoyed as the racers tackled the route. Trophies and cash prizes were awarded, plus a number of Thanyapura vouchers and lucky draw items were up for grabs.
A new wave of Fin'tastic organic wines On December 11 , 2018 Fin Wine organized a Celebratory Wine Tasting with Fin &Trisara, an excellent way to welcome the high-season and to introduce guests to a range of organic and biodynamic wines. A top producer of organic wines from Tuscany, Federica MascheroniStianti of VOLPAIA, made the trip to present these precious beverages to the guests. Guests also had the opportunity to congratulate Chef Jimmy of Pru restaurant, for their recent Michelin star received a few weeks ago.
Mom Tri’s Art Show at Wok Gallery Kitchen From December 15th, 2018 until the end of January, Mom Tri’s Wok Gallery Kitchen, on the hillside road from Chalong to the Kata and Karon Beaches, is hosting an art exhibition by Mom Luang Tridhosyuth Devakul, titled “Now I paint in Steel”. Unlike canvas, the steel paintings on display need to be looked and appreciated from different perspectives, adding a new dimension to the art form. The light reflection is also an integral part of the artistic endeavor and varies from angle to angle.
“Sleep with Me” Hotel’s good deed on its fifth anniversary On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the Sleep with Me Hotel in Patong donated food for dogs along with other appliances at the Phuket Government Stray Dog Shelter (Suan Pa Bang Kanun). The team members also took the time to clean the shelter to celebrate the hotel’s fifth anniversary. Sleep with Me Hotel is located on Rat-U-Thit Road in Patong, right next to the Provincial Electricity Authority office.
SHOPPER’S ht g i l De
MAI KHAO BEACH Turtle Village The exclusive shopping destination for the best dining and shopping on Mai Khao Beach. Cuisine choices match wonderfully with the gift, souvenir, antique and clothing selections. Outlets include Bill Bentley Pub, the only English pub on Mai Khao Beach; The Coffee Club; Swensens; Supermarket Turtle Mart; Jim Thompson; Narai Phand; Thai Souvenir; Tara-Leather products; Private Collection; Mt. Sapola; Ferera; Thai Express; Paul Ropp; Dosh; Play Land; Anita; Eleph; Marie france Van Damme. BANGTAO & SURIN BEACH Canal Village Located in the heart of Laguna Phuket Destination Resort, CanalVillageLagunaShoppingisabeautifullylandscapecourtyard surrounded by more than 30 shops and offers the finest selection of quality goods and services available in Phuket. Whether you desire local or regional handicrafts, clothing, jewellery, daily necessities, tours and excursion options, and delicious dining, chances are you will find it at Canal Village. Indulge yourself and your loved ones for a day at the superb retail outlets the serene shopping retreat has to offer. Address: 390/30 Moo 1 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: 076 362 330 Email: email@example.com Website: www.lagunaphuket.com Surin Plaza Located between Cherng Talay and Surin Beach, Surin Plaza is a one-off, high-class, three-storey shopping emporium. Here, you can buy unique jewelery, designer clothes, objects d’art and antiques – all in a very attractive setting. Shopping here is a fascinating experience and retailers generally open and close late, typically from 10:00 – 20:00. Tesco Lotus Park This shopping square offers easy shopping and leisure options to Cherng Talay and Surin Beach residents and has facilities for expats and hotel guests as well as locals. A large Tesco Lotus supermarket with parking space is at its nucleus while diagonally opposite stands a McDonald’s branch with both indoor and outdoor seating. Sells everything from food and drinks to household goods and is open from 06:00 – 22:00. PATONG BEACH Jungceylon ‘Jungceylon’ was the old name for Phuket when it was still a prosperous port town and trading in the region was at its peak. This shopping mall retains a lot of the old history of Phuket in its architecture and style and is a joy to visit for this alone. www.theguidephuket.com
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The choice of goods is world-class, comprising well over 300 shops with ample car parking space, restaurants, bars, cinema and bowling alley along with everything else you could possibly need for a busy day shopping. Banana Walk The area’s newest shopping center is located just 100 meters south of Soi Bangla on the beach road, right next to Banana Disco. The mall is multilevel (three floors) and its overall design leans toward minimal and modernistic, At night the lighting, ranging from blue to red, gives Banana Walk the feeling of entering a spaceship dock in a science fiction movie. Shopping, dining and cosmetics are the three main thrusts of this complex in which you can find almost anything to eat, drink, or buy. You can even improve your well-being at a spa or make yourself even more beautiful at an aesthetic center or at the onsite hairdresser.
KATA & KARON BEACH Kata Plaza Nowadays there are in fact two distinct shopping malls with a bazaar-like feel to them, both are located close to the Kata Palace Hotel and Club Med along Kata Road which runs parallel to Kata Beach Road. The newer of the two is flanked by tailor shops, a pharmacy, and a cozy fan-cooled café along with a minimart and the inevitable optician’s shop. The two-lane plaza really is a one-stop destination for all your holiday souvenirs. Karon Bazaar A large, covered market-like shopping centre set in the central area of Karon Beach Road, right between Woraburi Phuket and Moenvenpick Resorts. The bazaar features just about everything you’ll ever need. Karon Bazaar is a smaller beachside version of the famous Phuket Weekend Market in Phuket Town. Aimed at tourists, the place is a great opportunity for an evening stroll.
Central Festival Phu
PHUKET TOWN Central Festival Central Festival Phuket is an air-conditioned, fully equipped one-stop shopping mall lying just outside of Phuket Town. The Central store plays host to over 120 outlets selling products ranging from up-market clothing, fashion accessories, silk goods, bedding, household goods, toys and children’s accessories, travel bags, food, and drinks. There are also watch and jewellery counters here. It’s literally possible to spend a full day here - shopping, catching the latest movies, and dining out at the range of international restaurants that offer everything from French and Japanese cuisines to local Thai dishes.
One More Wave
Limelight Avenue Limelight Avenue Phuket is located in the heart of Phuket Town, on Dibuk Rd. This exciting new avenue features a wide range of food options including famous-brands from Bangkok as well as popular local eateries such as Lemongrass, Pint Factory and so many more. In addition, there are plenty of retail shops, a supermarket, health and beauty shop, coffee and bakery shop, ice cream shop, education and activity shop and food court. The venue is open from 10am - 10pm (except Tops Daily which opens from 6am until midnight and Tom n Tom Coffee which is open 24 hours) to fit in with the lifestyle of local people and tourists who want to experience real Phuketian life under the slogan, Urban Lifestyle Mall. This mall is the complete answer for the whole family’s activities. Premium Outlet Phuket Brand-name clothing and sports accessories at bargain prices, it’s located on the bypass road. Apart from Thai brands, other international names are on sale including Lacoste, Guy Laroche, Hush Puppies, Warner Bros, Pierre Cardin, Van Heusen, Levi’s, Lee, Nautica, Adidas and Nike and feature discounts of up to 70%. Phuket Weekend Market Situated opposite the Naka Temple, which is also worth a visit outside of Phuket Town, and just 5 minutes from Central Festival on the Chao Fa West Road lies Phuket’s equivalent to Bangkok’s JJ Market. Here you will find all manner of things for sale from seemingly useless second-hand house hold junk and cute little trinkets to garden ornaments, clothing and ideal presents for all your friends and family. There is also
an abundance of food and drink stalls to keep the energy levels up whilst you wander around. The market starts in the afternoon and goes on until the evening time when it can get really very lively. One More Wave A brand founded by young successful people who love extreme sports, waves, surfing and traveling. OneMoreWave Clothing is sewn in Russia from European 100% natural cotton. OneMoreWave - a convenient, high-quality clothing for a casual life, as well as for water sports both on the ocean and on the terms of city surfing.
One More Wave
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Transport on the island How much of Phuket have you actually seen? Wouldn’t you like to explore some more? Well, here we list some of your options for getting around the island’s highways and byways. To and from the airport Airport transfers are relatively simple. The airport is at the far north of the island, some 30 kilometers from Phuket Town and even further from most of the popular beaches like Patong and Karon. It is best to use one of the two official transport companies with booths right inside the arrival lounge, you can’t miss them. Private Airport Limousines or minibuses are available to get to the ma jor beaches at the south or west of the island. Metered taxis are also available. The Airport Bus is a cheaper alternative as long as you are not in a rush. Ask at the airport for their current departure schedules and pricing. Car rental is available and companies, such as Budget and National have offices located in the airport. ‘Tuk-Tuks’ If you want your own private taxi, look for a tuk tuk, a tiny mini-truck used to carry about four (or more!) passengers. The tuk-tuk gets its name from the noise its little engine
makes. There are fleets of these in all ma jor tourist areas and they will take you anywhere for a price. The going rate for the relatively short ride between Patong and Phuket Town can be as much as 450 THB, one way! You can also rent one of these tuk-tuks for the day. Expect to pay around 2,000 THB or more. This can be a good way to get about the island if you prefer not to drive yourself. Motorcycle Taxis These will be a new experience for many people and are a convenient, yet nerve wracking way to get around. All fares must be negotiated before the ride. These taxi motorcycle drivers are easily identified by their special colored jackets showing the location of their home base. Many have the word ‘taxi’ written in English on this jacket. Do not take a taxi from anyone who is not wearing one of these jackets. Renting a Motorcycle Motorcycles, big and small, can be rented all over the island and are a popular choice for many tourists. Zipping around with the breeze in your hair is tempting for anyone but do be careful, the hospitals here see a never-ending stream of foreigners arriving with skin missing from arms and legs, or sometimes worse. The accident rate on Phuket is one of the highest in Thailand with 90% of road accidents involving motorcycles! Note that Thai law requires the driver to carry a valid license at all times and all riders to wear helmets. Also motorcycle lights must be turned on at all times, including during the daytime! The police occasionally enforce all these laws, so beware. The real danger in Phuket is this: NONE of the motorcycles rented here have insurance. Renting Your Own Car Since Phuket is quite a large island, renting your own car can be one of the most pleasant ways to get around and it gives you freedom to go where and when you want. Renting is easy; private rental cars are readily found in every beach area and ma jor rental companies operate in most resorts. When renting private vehicles from the side of the road be aware that few of these vehicles have insurance and this can prove disastrous in the event of an accident. Renting a car allows you get off the island and see the beautiful, neighboring provinces of Phang Nga and Krabi. The roads are good and the scenery spectacular, making for a great day out. Regional Buses The long distance bus station is in Phuket Town and across from here both air-con tour buses and cheap, ‘orange crush’ buses leave for destinations north, south and east. There are regular services to Bangkok, Krabi, Surat Thani, Nakorn Srithammarat, Trang, Haad Yai and other minor provincial capitals.
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Transport by Boat Regular ferry boat services from Phuket run only to the Phi Phi Islands, Koh Yao Noi and Krabi. There are unscheduled boats to Koh Bon, Racha Yai and Koh Yao Yai. You can get to Koh Lanta by changing boats at Koh Phi Phi. Song-taews There are few buses on Phuket and the main form of transport from beach to town is the ‘song taew’; a truck converted to carry passengers in the back on two long benches. They are usually colorful with a sign on front showing where they are going. These vehicles leave from a set stop by the fresh produce market in Phuket Town, reaching every major beach area on the island. They run approximately every hour but there are no fixed schedules, and they run when there are sufficient passengers. When leaving the beach areas to head back to town they usually cruise slowly around the streets picking up passengers. Song-taews are slow but cheap with the fare from Phuket Town to Patong now set at just 25 THB per person!
the Northern Andaman Region
of Khaolak, Phang Nga
Just an hour’s drive north of Phuket in mainland Phang Nga province, Khaolak is a beautiful area with long, sandy beaches fringed by the many surrounding national parks offering nature lovers a pristine landscape of beaches, jungle-covered mountains, forested valleys, mangroves and estuaries. There’s an abundance of comfortable resorts and bungalows blending into the scenery along the coastline and being more low-key than, Phuket, it’s a place to take it easy, read a book and get back to nature. Go for long walks on the beach, take a nature tour and explore the interior, go sightseeing by elephant, trek through the jungle, or go rafting along the local rivers with one of the daily Eco-Tours.
Khaolak is also a great jumping off point in the high season for a trip to the Surin and Similan Islands, renowned for world-class scuba diving, or for the gorgeous Khao Sok National Park further to the north.
Activities in the Khaolak, Phang Nga
Nature Tours As Khaolak is surrounded by national parks, an eco-friendly nature tour is a must. A typical tour with pick you up about 09:00 and youâ€™ll be driven to a fishery to have a look at the many exotic species there, and then taken to an elephant camp. Riding an elephant through the jungle is a life-enhancing experience and youâ€™ll be amazed at the gentleness of these huge beasts. After lunch you are bussed up to a camp in the mountains where bamboo rafts then take you downriver. Trekking in Khao Sok National Park to the north is sublime and there are riverside cottages for rent, plus river rafting and tubing.
Krabi Hotel Highlights The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 628 400 www.tubkaakresort.com Amari Vogue Krabi Tel. +66 (0) 75 607 777 www.amari.com/vogue Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 628 000 www.dusit.com Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Tel. +66 (0) 75 628 111 www.ritzcarlton.com Anyavee Tabkaek Beach Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 607 200 www.anyaveetubkaekbeachresort.com Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang Tel. +66 (0) 75 639 999 www.deevanaplazakrabi.com Aonang Phu Petra Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 626 666 www.aonangphupetra.com Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi Tel. +66 (0) 75 637 789 www.centarahotelsresorts.com Aonang Villa Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 637 270-4 www.aonangvilla.com The L Resort Krabi Tel. +66 (0) 75 637 485 www.thelresort.com Aonang Ayodhaya Beach Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 661 555 www.aonangayodhaya.com Krabi Resort Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 75 637 030-5 www.krabiresort.net Aonang Buri Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 637 499 www.aonangburi.com
Pimalai Resort & Sp a - Koh Lanta Tel. +66 (0) 75 607 999 www.pimalai.com
Peace Laguna Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 75 637 344-7 www.peacelagunaresort.com Krabi Sands Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 600 027 www.krabisands.com Railay Beach Rayavadee Tel. +66 (0) 75 620 740-3 www.rayavadee.com Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 75 819 451-4 www.bhungathani.com Railay Village Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 75 819 412-3 www.railayvillagekrabi.com Anyavee Railay Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 819 438 www.anyaveerailay.com Railay Bay Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 75 622 998-9 www.railaybayresort.com Koh Lanta Layana Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 75 607 100 www.layanaresort.com Rawi Warin Resort & spa Tel. +66 (0) 75 607 400-498 (98 lines) www.rawiwarin.com Twin Bay Resort Tel. +66 (0) 84 305 4288 www.twinbaylanta.com Nakara Long Beach Resort Tel. + 66 (0) 75 684 198 Crown Lanta Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 75 626 999 www.crownlanta.com
Be yond Resorts by Ka ta Group Tel. +66 (0) 75 628 300 www.kata group.com
Lanta Pura Beach Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 668 299-301 www.lantapura.com Lanta Castaway Beach Resort Tel. + 66 (0) 75 684 851 www.lantacastaway.com Anda Lanta Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 665 018 www.andalanta.com Royal Lanta Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 75 684 361 www.royallanta.com Andaman Lanta Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 684 200-2 www.andamanlanta.com Lanta Marina Reaort Tel. +66 (0) 75 684 168 www.lantamarina.com Phi Phi Island Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island Tel. + 66 (0) 75 627 300 www.ichotelsgroup.com Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 75 628 900 www.outrigger.com Phi Phi Island Cabana Hotel Tel. +66 (0) 75 601 170-7 www.phiphi-cabana.com Zeavola Tel. +66 (0) 75 627 000 www.zeavola.com Phitharom PP Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 601 121 www.phiphiresortphitharom.com
Sofitel Krabi Phokeeth ra Golf & Spa Resort Tel. +66 (0) 75 627 80 0 www.sofitel.com
Phang Nga Hotel Highlights Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 371371 www.maikhaodream.com Ranyatavi Resort Phang Nga Tel. +66 (0) 76 580 800 www.ranyatavi.com The Hotspring Beach Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 580 000-28 www.thehotspringbeach.com Bor Saen Villa & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 418 888 www.borsaenvilla.com Kho Yao Bay Pavilions, Koh Yao Noi Tel: +66 (0) 76 597 441 www.koyaobay.com Koh Yao Island Resort, Koh Yao Noi Tel. +66 (0) 76 597474-6 www.kohyao.com Elixir Resort Koh Yao Tel. + (66) (0) 87 808 3838 www.elixirresort.com The Sarojin Te. +66 (0) 76 427 900-4 www.sarojin.com Casa de La Flora, Khao lak Tel. +66 (0)76 428 999 www.casadelaflora.com JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 584 888 www.marriott.com Le MĂŠridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 427 500 www.starwoodhotels.com Ramada Resort Khao Lak Tel. +66 (0) 76 427 777 www.ramadakhaolak.com Kantary Beach Hotel Villas and Suites, Khao Lak Tel. +66 (0) 76 584 700 www. kantarybeach-khaolak.com Khao Lak Orchid Beach Resort Tel : +66 (0) 76 486 141 www.khaolakorchid.com
La Flora Resort & Sp a, Khaolak Tel. +66 (0) 76 428 00 0 www.lafloraresort.co m
Khaolak Merlin Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 428 300 www.merlinphuket.com The Shambhala Khaolak Tel. +66 (0) 76 486 600 www.shambhalakhaolak.com Khaolak Bhandari Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 485 751-4 www.khaolakbhandari.com Mukdara Beach Villa & Spa Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 429 999 www.mukdarabeach.com Khaolak Paradise Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 429 100 www.khaolakparadise.com Khaolak Oriental Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 443 480-3 www.khaolakoriental.com Khaolak Bay Front Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 485 641 www.khaolakbayfront.com Apsaras Beach Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 584 444 www.apsarasresort.com Monochrome Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 427 700 www.monochromeresort.com The Briza Beach Resort Khao Lak Phang Nga, Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 76 428 600 www.brizakhaolak.com Baan Krating Khao Lak Resort (Next to Khao Lak National Park) Tel. +66 (0) 76 485 188-9 www.baankrating.com Luckanawadee Boutique Beach Resort Tel. +66 (0) 85 477 3271 www.lackanawadee.com Khaolak Countryside Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 485 474-6 www.thekhaolakcountrysideresort.com www.khaolakcountrysideresort.com
Wanakarn Beach Re sort & Spa Tel: +66 (0)76 584 30 0 www.wanakarnresort.c om
The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani Tel. +66 (0) 76 428 800 www.thesandskhaolak.com Beyond Resort Khaolak Tel. +66 (0) 76 592 300 www.katagroup.com/beyond-khaolak Khaolak Sunset Resort Tel. + 66 (0) 76 485 075-77 www.khaolaksunset.com/ Baan Khaolak Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 485 123-4 www.baankhaolakbeachresort.com The Andamania Beach Resort Khaolak Tel. +66 (0) 76 584 666 www.andamania.com Palm Galleria Resort, Khaolak Tel. +66 (0) 76 427 000 Khaolak Wanaburee Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 385 333-5 www.wanaburee.com Mai Khaolak Beach Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 592 000 www.maikhaolak.com Khaolak Diamond Beach Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 584 600 www.khaolakdiamondresort.com Khaolak Emerald Beach Resort & spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 428 700 upto 28 www.khaolakemeraldresort.com Royal Bangsak Beach Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 592 555 www.royalbangsakresort.com Sansimar Khaolak Beachfront Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 428 900 -5 www.khaolak-beachfront.com Andaman Princess Resort & Spa Tel. +66 (0) 76 592 222-9 www.andamanprincessresort.com The Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa Resort Tel. +66 (0) 76 584 450, www.theparadise.biz
Iniala Beach House Tel. +66 (0) 76 429 439 www.iniala.com
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TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE CONSULAR REPRESENTATIVES FUNCTIONING IN PHUKET Australia
076 317 700
083 969 6084
02 273 5500
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INTERNATIONAL CALLS DIAL: +66 - 76, INSIDE THAILAND CALLS DIAL 076- FOR PHUKET Muang District Police Station
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Tourism Authorities (TAT)
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NUMBER 1 Cherngtalay 14 Bandon-Cherngtalay Road (Near Laguna Phuket) Tel: 076 325 799
NUMBER 2 Surin-Bang Tao 5/63 Soi Had Surin 8 , Moo3 (Near Palm Seaside Restuarant) Tel: 076 386 599
NUMBER 3 Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Srisoonthorn Road Bangtao Beach
NUMBER 4 Surin-Bang Tao MASSAGE & NAILS 449/22 Moo 3 Tel: 062 971 8787
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The Guide Phuket is an exciting publication aimed at providing monthly for tourists & local expats easy access to key information on Phuket....
Published on Jan 4, 2019
The Guide Phuket is an exciting publication aimed at providing monthly for tourists & local expats easy access to key information on Phuket....