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Life’s a Beach Phuket Pulse The Guide Social Shopper’s Delight

THE GUIDE ACTIVITY 10 14 19 22 42

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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.

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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.


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Tiger Kingdom

Kata Yoga

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Natural and clean Park 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

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.

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.

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Hot Activities Hanuman World

Luxurious Day

Splash Jungle

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.

Charter “Isabella Rose”

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

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Snorkeling in crystal clear waters, swimming at a secluded beach and discovering local island restaurants are all experiences we share when we get home, and these day trips are often the most memorable experience of a holiday. This magnificent 68ft Princess Fly Bridge Motor Yacht offers huge outdoor areas for relaxing and sunbathing, as well as a substantial covered and indoor entertaining area. Tel: +66 (0)76 239 111 Mobile: +66 (0)89 508 1333 www.asia-marine.net

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Hot Activities

Horse Riding

Phuket Simon Cabaret

Flying Hanuman

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!

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!

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Hot Activities Thanyapura

Paradise Beach

Blue Elephant

Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC)

Paradise Beach offers the biggest daily beach party on the island, with international DJ concerts for Full moon, Half-moon and Black moon, as well as many events.

Cooking School

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 Divine’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. For more info, contact Tel: 076 336-000 Email: tslc@thanyapura.com www.thanyapura.com

Tel. +66 (0)76 609 609 Email: info@paradisebeachphuket.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.

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Relax as you experience our 70 creative shops along Fisherman Walking Streets. Dine in one of our 5 stylish restaurants or jump into beach activities. The crystal clear sea water is awaiting for you at Paradise Beach Phuket. Opens from 09.30 am - late


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

· 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.

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.

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.

· Nai Yang Beach

· Karon 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.

· Paradise 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

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.

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.

· Kamala Beach 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

· Ao Yon 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.


As the headline suggests, OneMoreWave is a sports brand – with its main focus being water-based extreme sports – which was established in 2014. OneMoreWave was the brainchild of a group of young and successful like-minded individuals who are passionate about and enjoy participating in extreme sports, love nothing more than riding waves, get a kick talking about their surfing experiences, and travelling whenever and wherever possible to get a new a bigger adrenaline rush. Since OneMoreWave was founded, the main aim of the brand has been to create a unique range of clothing for all aspects of water sports be that on the ocean or in what has now become more popularly known as urban surfing, or wakeboarding or flowboarding. However, along with its sporting range, OneMoreWave has also not shied away from introducing a collection of comfortable, quality casual clothing casual that can be worn in everyday life.

Along with using only natural fabrics from Europe for all of their clothing, OneMoreWave’s designs are put together in Russia, with a team of young and creative designers painstakingly and constantly brain waving ideas and designs which they believe epitomize the OneMoreWave brand. OneMoreWave’s clothing collection is constantly introducing new and exciting designs which are suitable for any extreme sports hobbies and focused at the younger generation. In recognition of the brand’s growing popularity, and also as a way of the growing the OneMoreWave name among the extreme sportcommunity , OneMoreWave often acts as a partner of and is invited to be a sponsor of many extreme sports competitions held in Moscow Whatever your choice of extreme sport, when it comes to your choice of clothing, the only name you need to remember is OneMoreWave! Outlet is located at Unit A11 in Phuket Boat Lagoon Quay. Instagram:@onemorewave_phuket


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Authentic Indian cuisine is famous across the globe for its unique aroma and rich taste. The remarkably flavour given by the variety of spices and herbs makes it one of the most famous foods of all time. Here, on the beautiful island of Phuket, a genuine Indian feast is prepared delicately by in-house Executive Chef Sunil Kumar of Sawaddi Patong Resort Hotel at their Scent of Spices restaurant. The restaurant has a dining terrace featuring views of the swimming pool and shady trees where you can sit back and relax. To warm things up, a palatable entrÊe of Lamb Seek Kebab – after being marinated with a handful of Indian spices hot minced lamb is grilled in a charcoal oven and then served alongside a cup of mint sauce, adding an extra deliciousness. Some thin crusty papadoms are offered as a complimentary side dish. Next we indulged in some delicious Murgdam Biryani - Basmati rice cooked with Indian herbs and some tender chicken that results in an appetising shiny yellow rice offering a rich taste with a touch of saffron flavour that blends so well with the finely marinated chicken, topped with crispy shallots. The plain Raita, which is a white sauce made of yoghurt mixed with cumin and chilli powder, makes the Murgdam Biryani even more flavourful. Another star of this feast is the Prawn Makhani with Garlic Naan. The fresh prawns go amazingly well with the hot and mild spicy, creamy curry with the true scents of traditional Indian cuisine; onions, ginger, tomato, garlic and coriander. The hot baked Garlic Naan complements this mouth-watering bowl perfectly. For more information about the restaurant, Sawaddi Patong Resort Hotel 21 Sainamyen Rd, Patong Beach, Kathu District, Phuket 83150 Email: book@patongsawaddi.com www.patongsawaddi.com www.facebook/SawaddiPatongResort Tel: 076 343 444

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" Bored and wondering what to do on weekends in Phuket, especially

on rainy days? Let's eat! There are a variety of restaurants and hotels on this paradise island providing Sunday brunches and buffets, ranging from low and medium prices to high-end. Go out and explore now

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Twinpalms brunch

The Vijitt Resort Phuket

Every Sunday from 12.00 – 15.00 Hrs.

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 wine per couple. • Baht 3,199 net per person with a bottle of champagne 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: fbm@vijittresort.com

• THB 1,690 ++ including half bottle of wine (red/white/ sparkling) per person • THB 7,380 ++ per couple, including a bottle of French Champagne Tel : 076 316 577 www.twinpalms-phuket.com

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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 wines, beers and cocktails • Half price for children aged 4 to 12 For reservation, please contact Metzo’s at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Tel: 076 360 600 www.outrigger.com Email: metzos@outrigger.co.th Facebook: facebook.com/MetzosBistroandBar www.theguidephuket.com

Pink Sunday Brunch At The Edge Beach Club, Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort On select Sundays, in October 8th and 15th. The Edge Beach Club at Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort holds its Pink Brunch Party featuring live DJ performance by DJ Lada. This fantastic event kicks off at noon and enjoy the Sea View Pool and beach activities until 7pm. Priced at only THB 550++ per adult, with children under 12 eligible for 50% discount, this delicious and valuable brunch is certainly not to be missed. Do not forget to wear pink to receive a complimentary drink upon arrival. Tel: 076 602 500 info@pullmanphuketpanwa.com


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Oriental Buffet Dinner at Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas Every Wednesday from 18.00 – 22.00 Hrs.

Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas proudly presents its “Oriental Buffet Dinner” now with a great “4 Eat 3 Pay” promotion. Embark on a journey to the four corners of Asia and enjoy Thai, Chinese, Japanese and other Oriental recipes, and develop your taste buds with spicy crab curries, barbecued meats and local noodle dishes. “Oriental Buffet Dinner” is held at Bubbles Restaurant every Wednesday from 6pm-10pm at THB999 per person. For more information or reservations, Tel: +66 76 231 999 or Email h8109@accor.com or visit grandmercurephuketpatong.com

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Roydee Thai and BBQ Buffet 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 fisherman 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. For more information or reservations Tel: 076 688 888 Email: info@roydee.com

Chill & Churrasco Style Saturday Brunch at Centara Karon Resort Phuket every Saturday from 12.00 – 15.00 hrs.

Banyan Tree Phuket Seafood Brunch Every Sunday from 12 noon - 3.30pm

“BE THE FRIST” to indulge in the South American Churrasco Brunch Buffet at our brand new Azure restaurant.

Banyan Tree’s brunch experience features a generous selection of live fresh seafood, with exceptional five types of Lobster a-la-minute dishes, Japanese starters, mouthwatering meats, Asian wok and Western grill treats.

“Now” featuring: all you can eat with mouth-watering Churrasco meat live BBQ station, extensive starters and salads section, tropical fresh fruits, delicious hot dishes and a variety of homemade desserts. All inclusive unlimited soft drinks and freshly brewed coffee and tea.

Gourmet cuisine, live Jazz, kids’ area, lagoon activities, head & shoulder massage and tranquil surroundings. The Banyan Tree Brunch has something for everyone!

“FUN FACTOR” when joining our Azure Brunch, you will get free access to our Lagoon swimming pool and its water slides.

The priced at THB2,800 net per person for food only

“SALE” price is THB 550nett per person. Special offer for kids 6 to 12 years old THB 275nett

THB3,400/THB4,000 net per person to include a selected menu of free flow drinks. Tel: +66 (0)76 372 400 www.banyantree.com

“FREE” for kids under 6 years old. Tel. +66(0)76 396-200-5 ext. 1937 or Email. ckr@chr.co.th www.facebook.com/theguidephuket


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Restaurant Highlights

• AMOR RESTAURANT Thai & International The elegant all-day dining dining restaurant serves the international buffet and a la carte. menu featuring the best of Western and Asian cuisines with live cooking stations. Children's policy applies. For more information and reservation, call 076-397777 Email H9932@accor.com Open time: 06:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Location : Phuket Town

• Wanon Restaurant at Hanuman World Adventure Park Dining at Wanon Restaurant is a thrilling and unique experience featuring mouthwatering authentic Phuket and southern Thailand dishes served amidst a fabulous environment of original rainforest trees and vegetation, spread across a lovely hillside in Phuket’s Kathu district. The restaurant is part of the famous Hanuman World Eco-Adventure Park and features a comprehensive menu of authentic southern Thailand dishes plus breakfasts, salads, stir-fried dishes, western foods, soups, vegetarian dishes, fish, seafood, burgers, pasta and a broad selection of desserts. Drop into Wanon for an experience to remember! Tel: +66 76 390 189 Website: www.hanumanworldphuket.com

• 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. Tel: 076-337-000 Email: Phuket@thedrunkenleprechaun.com

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• 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. Tel: 076 687 065 Facebook: The Crab House - Patong. Phuket Location: Patong

• 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 Tel.085-7875009 Email.info@lepaniergourmandphuket.com www.facebook.com/lepaniergourmandphuket


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EXPLORE PHUKET WITH BEST WESTERN

Enjoy Phuket’s Sun and Sea in Style With 224 stylish rooms, an exquisite restaurant and an infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea, this modern seafront hotel takes midscale style to a whole new level! 190 Pangmueng Sai Gor Road., Patong, Kathu, Phuket Thailand 83150 | Tel: +66 76 360 200 Fax: +66 76 360 201 | www.bestwesternpatongbeach.com | BestWesternAsia FIND YOUR BEST WESTERN LOCATIONS IN ASIA | Bangladesh | Cambodia | Indonesia | Japan | Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar | Pakistan | Philippines | Sri Lanka | Thailand | Vietnam

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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. Email: enquiries@capecollection.com Tel: 076 391 123-5 www.capecollection.com Location: Cape Panwa

• EAST 88 RESTURANT & BEACH LOUNGE International & Thai East 88 Restaurant & Beach Lounge is Phuket’s coolest restaurant and bar located right by the sea within Serenity Resort & Residences. Lounge or dine in style and enjoy the view over Chalong Bay while being pampered by our team and enjoying food, drinks and cool vibes. “Special events, theme evenings and 0ne of happenings often held”. Happy Hour from 18.00 to 19.00hrs Tel: 076 371900 www.East88phuket.com Location: Rawai

• ROYDEE RESTAURANT @NOOK-DEE RESORT Thai & International Roy-Dee Restaurant (means “Very delicious" in Thai) focuses on authentic homecooking 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. Tel.+66 76 688 888 Email.info@noo-dee.com Location : Kata www.theguidephuket.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. Tel: 094 807 6831 www.LABOUCHERIE-CHALONG.COM Location: Chalong

• 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. Tel: 076 323 311 www.tigerkingdom.com Location: Kathu


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The Thai word “Vijitt” means exquisite and delicate, and this sums up the dining experience at Vijitt Resort’s two restaurants: The Savoury Restaurant, which serves international and fusion-style cuisine, and Baan Vijitt, which serves an authentic Thai feast. Both offer gorgeous views of Chalong Bay and fresh sea breeze from the Andaman Sea. Our first venue was The Savoury Restaurant, a fine dining venue located adjacent to the main pool, where we were welcomed with refreshing mocktails. The first, Sawasdee, was a mellow smoothie of mango, mango juice, yoghurt and honey, ideal for Phuket’s climate. The other was Honey Kiss Ginger, made using fresh ginger and mint leaves mixed with natural honey, lemon juice and blended with ginger ale. The specialities and newest dishes on the menu of Executive Chef Sarawut Chingchai include New Zealand Lamb Chop with Mild Spicy Peanut Curry; a great fusion of east and west cuisines. The juicy, tender lamb chop was cooked to perfection, and the locally sourced herbs and spices that made up the mild spicy sauce certainly gave it an authentic taste. This was followed by a Duck Confit in Sweet and Sour Sauce served with Phuket Pineapple and Roti. The duck meat fell off the bone and paired perfectly with the rich and flavourful sweet and sour sauce. The side of Phuket pineapple highlighted the taste of the sauce. The addition of the roti completes the full range of the dishes varied textures. The dessert at The Savoury Restaurant was Mango Cheesecake, a smooth and creamy cheesecake made with ripe tropical mangoes. The balance of the sweetness and mild sourness from the cake goes well with the scoops of fresh ripe mangoes and creamy chocolate sauce.


Just a short walk from The Savoury Restaurant is the historical, exquisite Baan Vijitt, a Sino-Portuguese style mansion filled with precious memories from as far back as 1954. The menu here focuses on authentic Thai cuisine and premium ingredients. We started with a star appetiser, Seafood Spring Rolls. These generously-sized crunchy spring rolls are filled with fresh mixed seafood, glass noodles and vegetables resulting in a delicious texture and taste in every bite. One of the most popular main courses is the world famous Pad Thai that comes with meaty Phuket lobster. The sauce is carefully prepared by Chef Sarawut using goat chilli mixed with tamarind juice and palm sugar. The soft-textured Sen Jun noodles (the authentic noodle for Pad Thai) combined with great seasoning, sauce and fresh lobster meat makes for one of the best Pad Thais in the south of Phuket. Another highlight is the Soft-Shell Crab in Yellow Curry. This flavourful curry packs a spicy touch that binds wonderfully into the soft-shell crab and the steamed jasmine rice. The taste can be adjusted for the level of spiciness you feel comfortable eating. We ended the feast with a tropical-style, sweet coconut ice cream served in a cute coconut shell surrounded by fruit salad. The great scent and flavour of coconut really cleans up the palate and freshens the dining finale.

The Vijitt Resort Phuket Tel: 076 363 600 Email: fbm@vijittresort.com www.vijittresort.com The Savoury Lunch and Dinner is from 11am – 11pm everyday. Baan Vijitt Restaurant 5pm-11pm daily (except Friday). Last order is 10:30pm


►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 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 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

Best Western, Patong Beach

+66 (0) 76 360 200 www.bestwesternpatongbeach.com www.theguidephuket.com

Sawaddi Patong Resort

+66 (0) 76 343 444 www.patongsawaddi.com

Grand Mercure Phuket Patong

+66 (0) 76 231 999 www.grandmercurephuketpatong.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 ►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 Thavorn Palm Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 396 090 www.thavornpalmbeach.com The Front Village +66 (0) 76 398 200-5 www.frontvillage.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 Kata Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 330 530-4 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 ►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

Nook-Dee Boutique Resort Tel.+66 76 688 888 www.nook-dee.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

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort 076 360 600 www.outrigger.com


►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 ►KAMALA BEACH Andara Phuket +66 (0) 76 338 777 www.andaraphuket.com Aquamarine Resort & Villa +66 (0) 76 310 600 www.aquamarineresort.com

Twinpalms Phuket

+66 (0) 76 316 500 www.twinpalms-phuket.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

Naiyang Beach Resort +66 (0) 76 328 300 www.naiyangbeachresort.com Trisara +66 (0) 76 310 100 www.trisara.com L’esprit de Naiyang Resort +66 (0) 76 510 032-5 www.lespritresort.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/ hktjw-jw-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 Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa +66 (0) 76 363 999 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hktbrrenaissance-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

Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort Tel.+66 76 602 500 www.pullmanhotels.com

Cape Panwa Hotel, Phuket +66 (0) 76 391 123-5 www.capecollection.com

Hotel Novotel Phuket Phokeethra

►NAIYANG & NAITHORN Dewa Phuket +66 (0) 76 372 300 dewaphuketresort.com

+66 76 397 777 www.novotel.com

Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket +66 (0) 76 371 900 www.serenityphuket.com

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa +66 (0) 76 625 555 www.marriott.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

►CAPE PANWA The Kantary Bay Hotel, Phuket +66 (0) 76 391 514 www.kantarybay-phuket.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 The Panwa Beach Resort Phuket +66 (0) 76 393 300 www.thepanwabeachresort.com

The Vijitt Resort Phuket +66 (0) 76 363 600 www.vijittresort.com

►PHUKET TOWN Ibis Style Phuket Phokeethra +66 (0) 76 563 333 www.merlinphuket.com Phuket Merlin Hotel +66 (0) 76 212 866-70 www.merlinphuket.com Royal Phuket City +66 (0) 76 233 333 www.royalphuketcity.com The Metropole +66 (0) 76 215 050 www.metropolephuket.com The Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa Phuket +66 (0) 76 335 600 www.westinsiraybay.com Amatara Resort & Wellness +66 (0) 76 318 888, +66 (0)76 200 800 www.amataraphuket.com

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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

Vara 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


Let’s Relax Spa opens new branch at Boat Lagoon Ctrip Thailand introduced the “Ctrip Exclusive Lounge” Ms. Salisa Limsakul, Managing Director of Andaman Embrace Patong together with Mr. Jason Lu, Regional Director of Ctrip Thailand and their management teams have introduced the “Ctrip Exclusive Lounge”, the first hospitality lounge of its kind in Thailand, where guests can enjoy and receive an exceptional experience and outstanding food and drink throughout their holiday time at the Andaman Embrace Patong resort.

Let’s Relax Spa, a leader in Thai spas, recently celebrated the opening of its new branch at Boat Lagoon, just eight kilometres from Phuket Town and 20km from Phuket Airport. This new branch is the 24th of Let’s Relax and features over 20 single and double rooms. The Floral Bath area covers over 1,000 square meters.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, hosts First Aid Training Class 700,000 Shrimps released in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 85th Birthday Recently, Mayor of Vichit Municipality Kreetha Chotiwichphiphat (2nd from left in photo) presided over a ceremony to release 700,000 shrimps in honor of Her Ma jesty Queen Sirikit’s 85th Birthday. The event was held at Moo Dong canal, Vichit sub district, Muang district, Phuket. Phuket Vice Governor Siwaporn Chuasawatand (right), Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket’s Top of the Reef Outlet Manager Asaree Puncnchalard (centre) and Executive Housekeeper Cholporn Kanchaiyaphum (2nd from right) and were also invited to join this event.

In August, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, held a first aid training session. The activity was hosted by representatives from Bangkok Hospital Phuket, who taught basic first aid skills to the hotel’s team. “While some of our associates have already passed this course, this session allowed them to keep their skills refreshed. Activities like this ensure we are always prepared in case of an emergency,” said David Ippersiel, General Manager, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.


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Emerald Development Group organizes annual CRS (Corporate Social Responsibility) activity Managing Director of The Emerald Development Group Co.Ltd, Mr. Sawit Ketroj recently organized an annual CRS (Corporate Social Responsibility) activity where managers and staff of the company donated tables, chairs and stationary etc. for Baan Bang Tong School’s audiovisual room. The school’s director, teachers and students attended and enjoyed the activities presented by members of The Emerald Development Group.

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Impiana Resort Patong Phuket organizes its first CRS (Corporate Social Responsibility) activity

Asian Marathon Festival Run and travel together With the world's top-rated running track. Measure your mind with the cruel route! Climb up the hill "Promthep Cape" is different than ever. Once in a lifetime Runs on historic streets with distinctive style culture. 'Sino-Portugese' with full day activities this running event 8-10 December 2017

On August 25, 2017, general manager and hotel staff of Impiana Resort Patong Phuket organized its first CRS (Corporate Social Responsibility) where they hosted a lunch at Baan Bang Tong School’s canteen and donated scholarships to the students. The resort plans to holding further CSR activities in September and October 2017 at the same school. www.facebook.com/theguidephuket


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3rd charity walk & run

"HeartBreak Hill Mini marathon"

by AccorHotels On September 17, 2017 Accoor Hotels in Phuket organize the 3rd AccorHotels charity walk-run “Heartbreak Hill mini-marathon, the event was led by Phuket Govener Mr.Naphat Plodthong and the team from the government with the runners from Phuket and another province more than 3,500 peoples to rais the money for the kids in the mean time to promote Phuket tourist destination at Baan Ao Nam Bor School in this event welcome by Mr.James Murphy General Manager of Phuket Phuket Panwa Beach Resort

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Thanyapura’s third King of the Mountain Trail Run and first Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic On 3 September, 2017, Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort held the third annual King of the Mountain Trail Run, one of the most popular trail runs with 800 runners. On the same day, the first Thanyapura Mountain Bike Classic began right after the trail run. The island’s newest mountain bike race featured a challenging course through the Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kata Beach Clean-Up to celebrate the World Clean-Up Day in collaboration with AKSARA Collection and Clean the Beach Boot Camp. On September 2017, The Kata Sea Breeze Resort, Patra Mansion, The SIS Kata Phuket from the AKSARA Collection, in collaboration with Clean the Beach Boot Camp organized a fitness and cleanup activity at Kata Beach to celebrate the World Clean-Up Day. An opening speech was given by Phuket Governor Noraphat Plodthong.

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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; Tanya Living; Thai Souvenir; Triumph; Surfers Paradise; Esprit Outlet; A.Prime; Custom Tailor; Tara-Leather products; Private Collection; J&P Gems; Mt. Sapola; Ferera; Their Nibs; The Handmade; Thai Express and Noodle Bar. 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: shopping@lagunaphuket.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.


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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.

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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.

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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

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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. Phuket Boat Lagoon Unit no.A11, Lagoon Quay, 22/1 Moo.2 Thepkasattri Rd, Kohkaew, Muang Phuket 83000 Tel. +66 82 517 2729 Instagram: onemorewave_phuket

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The Emerald Central Condominium Luxury Condominium in the heart of Central Business District at an affordable price Quality, design and functionality are the keywords behind the fantastic complex built in the vicinity of Central Festival. Offering studios, 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bedroom condominiums up to 90 sqm., this project offers open community areas and makes commuting a breeze. www.emeralddevelopmentgroup.com Tel. +66 98 787 9935

The Emerald City Life Own a piece of City Life in the heart of exciting Patong city Modern touches combined with layered gardens and stunning swimming pools offering 360 degree views over the city, the condominium project offers 1- and 2-bedroom units up to 49 sqm. Located only a few steps away from Patong’s entertainment venues and the lovely beach. www.emeralddevelopmentgroup.com Tel. +66 98 787 9935

The Emerald Oceanfront Residences Breathtaking sea views of the Andaman Sea This project offers both apartments of 50 sqm. and villas that come complete with 5-star hotel facilities, such as restaurants, swimming pools, spa, fitness and even a kids club! The property can rent out your units while you’re away to generate some return on investment. www.emeralddevelopmentgroup.com Tel. +66 98 787 9935

UTOPIA NAIHARN Comprised of 9 private pool villas and 110 unit hotel condominium in the heart of Naiharn and Rawai Beach, all units are for sale and fully furnished with 5 star hotel quality with prices starting at only 3.9mil. Excellent for living or investment with yearly rental returns up to 10% per year. For more information please contact Tel: +66 (0) 980644408 or Email: info@ipa.black WWW.IPA.BLACK


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Transport

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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BANGKOK (SUVARNABHUMI) TO PHUKET

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Days

Flight

Dep

Arr.

Days

TG 226

0720

0845

Daily

TG 201

0745

0910

Daily

TG 202

1005

1135

Daily

TG 203

0830

0955

Daily

TG 204

1055

1225

Daily

TG 926

0935

1055

Daily

TG 206

1215

1340

1246

TG 205

1000

1120

Daily

TG 208

1335

1525

Daily

TG 207

1320

1445

Daily

TG 953

1520

1645

16

TG 215

1405

1525

Daily

TG 963

1520

1645

57

TG 217

1645

1805

Daily

TG 927

1545

1710

146

TG 219

1725

1845

Daily

TG 216

1625

1750

Daily

TG 221

1815

1935

Daily

TG 218

1900

2025

Daily

TG 211

1915

2035

Daily

TG 220

1935

2100

Daily

TG 225

2240

2359

Daily

TG 222

2035

2200

Daily

TG 212

2125

2250

Daily

PHUKET TO BANGKOK (SUVARNABHUMI) (THAI SMILE)

BANGKOK (SUVARNABHUMI) TO PHUKET (THAI SMILE) Flight

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TG 2279

0920

1045

Daily

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Dep

Arr.

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TG 2273

1150

1315

Daily

TG 2278

1135

1300

Daily

TG 2275

1535

1655

Daily

TG 2274

1415

1550

Daily

TG 2277

1940

2100

Daily

TG 2276

1740

1905

Daily

TG 2239

2050

2215

Daily

TG 2280

2135

2300

Daily

TG 2240

2310

0035+1

Daily

PHUKET TO CHIANG MAI Flight

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Arr.

Days

TG 1172

1235

1430

Daily

CHIANG MAI TO PHUKET Flight

Dep

Arr.

Days

TG 1171

0950

1135

Daily

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!

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The Southern Andaman Region of Krabi Krabi,, Phi Phi and Koh Lanta

Three hours drive south from Phuket through stunning limestone cliffs and dense forest brings you to the southern playground of the Krabi region of the Andaman overlooking Phang Nga Bay with its many scattered islands, hidden bays and beaches. Throw away your watch and bask in nature’s beauty or snorkel, dive, rock climb, fish, kayak, hike, sail, party, spa or wine and dine to your heart’s content – this region has it all. Ao Nang Beach Just 18 km from Krabi Town is beautiful Ao Nang with its 83 scattered islands. Each island is only a short distance from the next and so during low tide you can wade to a neighboring island, many with sandy beaches and crystal clear water and ma jestic limestone cliffs rising straight from the clear waters of the sea. Ao Nang has several famous beaches including East Rai Le, West Rai Le and Phra Nang cave which stretches to the foot of a prominent limestone range. Noppharat Thara Beach Just 20 km west of Krabi and three miles long, this beach is lined with ma jestic Casuarina trees and is in fact part of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Marine Park and is the location of the Park headquarters. As with Ao Nang, it’s possible to reach other islands in the bay on foot during low tides. Railay Beach This beach is generally divided into two sections, east and west. West Railey provides visitors with peace and quiet as it is a broad sandy beach with fewer facilities than Ao Nang. East Railey which lies across the peninsula from West Railey is different from other beaches in the area as it could actually be classified as a mud flat, especially during low tide. The main attraction for visitors to Railey Beach is the adrenaline pumping activity of cliff climbing. The limestone cliffs on the huge headland between East of Railey Beach and Phra Nang cave, as well as other nearby islands provide world-class rock climbing facilities against a stunning backdrop of the sea with approximately 700 routes of mid to high difficult rating. www.theguidephuket.com

Pra Nang Beach Connected to Railay by a small path, Phra Nang is on the outermost headland, backed by limestone cliffs soaring above the beach. At the bottom of the cliff lies the Princess Cave or Tham Phra Nang Nok where local fishermen leave offerings for good fortune. Klong Muang Beach/Tubkaak Krabi’s latest beach destination, Muang Klong boasts both 5-star and boutique hotels like the Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort has rebranded to Dusit Thani Krabi Resort since July 2015, the Nakamanda and the Tubkaak Resort and offers powderwhite sand and safe swimming. The Lanta Island Group About 53 islands are included in this group situated at the southern limit of Krabi Province. Koh Lanta Yai is the largest and is both a traveler’s and up-market vacationer’s paradise and is as yet relatively undeveloped. You can get to Lanta on the regular ferry from Jao Fah Pier in Krabi Town. The prime attractions are its long beaches, clear water, laid back atmosphere and scuda diver’s paradise where most of the nicest beaches and tourist attractions are located. The Phi Phi Islands Known for phenomenal natural beauty, particularly the famous twin bays with their the curving beaches upon which lies the largest town. Phi Phi islands are some of the most beautiful in the world with superb scenery, silvery sand beaches and Emerald green seas with coral reefs and an abundance of marine life. Hardly two hours journey by boat from Ao Nang, the twin islands Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh provide excellent accommodation options and are known as ma jor “party islands.” Poda Islands Situated south of Ao Nang, 8 Kilometers offshore, Koh Poda or Poda Group Islands are fringed by clear waters and offer white sandy beaches, as well as, pristine coral reefs. These islands are not affected so much by the monsoon therefore are year-round attractions and an excellent place for fishing. Poda island with white sand beaches and clear turquoise seawater abounded with schools of colorful fish.


Sightseeing by Canoe or Kayak Many companies offer sea canoeing and kayaking adventures around Phang Nga Bay and into the many coves, caves and islets dotting the otherworldly shores around Krabi, Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Fishing Abundant sea and even freshwater fishing is available all over this region, from squid boating, to line fishing in Phang Nga Bay, to big game adventures off the Continental Shelf drop-off. Don’t let that big one get away! Bird Watching A trip to Krabi can be a very rewarding visit for any bird lovers. With easily accessible mangroves and low lying forests, there are many places to spot rare birds. Two excellent locations are Khao Kanat Nam, close to Krabi Town, and Khao No Chuchi Forest Preserve.

Highlight Attractions.. Emerald Pool Emerald Pool or Sra Morakot in Thai is located at Klong Thom District. This hot spring originates from a warm stream in the lowland forest. The intensity of the pool’s turquoise colored water varies according to the light and time of the day so a good time to visit is at dawn or early morning. Tiger Cave Temple Tiger Cave Temple or Wat Tham Sua in Thai is located about 3 kilometers from Krabi town. The inside of this cave features tiger prints captured in stone and is in the middle of an abundant forest with gigantic ancient trees. This place is remarkable archaeologically as many artifacts have been found on the premises including tools, pottery and the mold for the Buddha’s footprint.

Highlights & Activities... Rock Climbing Apart from marine sports, Krabi is also an ideal place for rock climbing. Lines of sheer limestone cliffs along Tham Phranang and Rai Le Beaches have challenged thousands of climbers from all over the world every year. The levels of difficulty of the various routes vary, so Whether you’re a professional or just an aspiring adrenalin junkie, the craggy karsts of Krabi offer a huge array of bolted mounts. Diving Both scuba and snorkeling are widely available in warm, coral and fish infested waters with full PADI accreditation courses and live-aboard adventures.

Partying Phi Phi is known worldwide as “Party Island central” and Koh Lanta is not far behind. Krabi Town is more sedate, but there are plenty of good bars and a live music scene to enjoy. Shopping Outlet Village Krabi is located on Phetchakasem Road. It is on the way from the city to the local airport and features a tall lighthouse near the entrance and 6,000 sqm of retail space. Throughout the year, many Thai and foreign travelers visit this outlet which offers over 100 selected leading brands for all ages. Clothing discounted up to 70% is available here. It is open daily from 11:00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. Enjoying the Local Seafood Have a seafood feast and savor the fresh day’s catch in any number of a fun, laidback, or fine-dining restaurants all over this region.

GETTING THERE By road from Phuket Take a minibus or frequent local bus from Phuket Town’s bus terminal with information regarding timetables, taxi or mini-van shuttle services readily available at hotels, travel agent or Phuket Airport. Renting a car is also a good option and the roads are wide, modern and relatively quiet. To Krabi and Phi Phi by boat It is possible to charter a speedboat or similar transportation to Krabi or Koh Phi Phi, or there are frequent daily ferries operating between Phuket and Phi Phi Island and then on to Krabi, or via the Koh Yao Islands, each taking about two hours.

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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

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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


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


PHUKET TO SAMUI

SAMUI TO PHUKET

PHUKET TO UTAPAO

Flight

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Days

Flight

Dep

Arr.

Days

Flight

Dep

Arr.

Days

PG252

0945

1040

Daily

PG251

0815

0915

Daily

PG282

1510

1650

Daily

PG288

1105

1200

Daily

PG259

1100

1200

Daily

PG250

1245

1340

Daily

PG253

1240

1340

Daily

Flight

Dep

Arr.

Days

PG254

1420

1515

Daily

PG255

1505

1605

Daily

PG281

1300

1440

Daily

PG256

1635

1730

Daily

PG257

1805

1905

Daily

PG258

2050

2145

Daily

PG287

1905

2005

Daily

PHUKET TO BANGKOK

BANGKOK TO PHUKET

UTAPAO TO PHUKET

PHUKET TO CHIANG MAI Flight

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Arr.

Days

PG247

1130

1340

Daily

Flight

Dep

Arr.

Days

Flight

Dep

Arr.

Days

PG270

0655

0820

Daily

PG289

0622

0745

Daily

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Dep

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Days

PG290

0845

1010

Daily

PG271

0805

0930

Daily

PG248

1430

1640

Daily

PG272

1020

1145

Daily

PG283

0910

1035

Daily

PG276

1220

1345

Daily

PG275

1000

1125

Daily

PG274

1450

1615

Daily

PG924

1230

1355

Daily

PG909

1650

1815

Daily

PG285

1435

1600

Daily

PG286

1730

1855

Daily

PG277

1730

1855

Daily

PG278

1945

2110

Daily

PG279

1945

2110

Daily

PG280

2155

2320

Daily

PG220

2200

2325

Daily

CHIANG MAI TO PHUKET


The Guide Phuket October 2017  

The Guide Phuket is an exciting publication aimed at providing monthly for tourists & local expats easy access to key information on Phuket....