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Welcome to paradise! It has all the right ingredients surrounded by clear blue water, its palm fringed beaches are of soft, clean sand, it has a vibrant nightlife and you can enjoy the most wide-ranging cuisine – you name it, you can eat it in Phuket. For several years Phuket has topped the polls as a holiday paradise, and in the most recent survey, readers of a top travel magazine voted for it ahead of Bali and Cebu. Add all this to the most welcoming people in the world, and you can see why travellers love it.
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Do and see
Gorgeous white beach, the bluest water you have seen and snorkeling is like swimming in an aquarium. This is the place to relax and enjoy yourself, either with scuba diving, spa centers or elephant trekking, there is always something to do!
Excursion to Phi Phi Island
This is one of the best excursions from Phuket and it takes a whole day. Leaving in the morning, the excursion includes a visit to island caves, a glass bottomed boat/submarine trip, and snorkelling off the island. Some time on Phi Phi Island, where some organizers go to Maya - a location for the film “The Beach.” See website for more details and other boat trips.
Phang-nga and Khai Nai Islands
Take the speedboat to Phang-nga and Khai Nai islands. Discover the flora and fauna at Panak Island, and the amazing limestone mountains at Hong Island. This trip also offers you a visit to Tapu Island (James Bond Island), Talu Cave, the fishing village called Ban Tak Dad and the landscape of mangrove forests.
Health Spas and Wellness Centres
Make sure you are going to a genuine health treatment centre and not a hotel which has just decided to add ‘spa’ to their name. Treatment costs vary depending on the treatment Thai massage or full-treatment packages which are priced according to the number of chosen options. The best on the island has to be The Hideaway, where options include a package of sauna, Jacuzzi, oil massage and Thai massage. You will be floating on air for days afterwards!
Phuket Fantasea
This is a cultural theme park with a very extravagant show. Phuket Fantasea is a stunning 140-acre theme complex, packed with activities such as carnivals and a Las Vegas-styled theatrical show. The show begins at 9 pm. If you have booked for the dinner and the show, then arrive before 6.30 pm.
Elephant Trekking
Enjoy elephant treks out in the jungle. Take some mosquito protection or a cream to avert the various flying insects, many of whom enjoy taking a nip at a passing human. See website for more details and information on prices, etc.
Adventurer Rafting
This tour, in Southern Thailand’s lush Phang Nga Province, takes you on an action-packed ride along mountain rivers fringed with forest. Be prepared to get wet! See website for more information and different packages for White Water Rafting Tour.
Scuba Diving
‘Have a go’ under the guidance of a PADI instructor. A day course includes simple instruction in breathing techniques, signals and safety before taking a dive into the clear waters.
Anthem Wake Park
Anthem Wake Park is the first cable park in the whole of Asia. Feel the adrenalin rushing while trying, or succeeding, to wakeboard on a fresh water lake in beautiful surroundings.
Information
Phuket International Airport
Phuket International Airport is situated north of the island, so apart from the luxury hotels around this area, it’s likely you will need to get to the mid-island resorts of Patong, Karon and Kata. By taxi the trip to Surin will take about 30 minutes, to Patong about 40 min, Karon and Kata beaches around 50 minutes. The bus to Phuket Town takes one hour. The airport itself is easy to get through and is small enough to make luggage collection quick and simple. The good news is that there are regular flights into Phuket from Bangkok alone and three of these operators are ‘no frills’ airlines. Phuket is also accessible internationally from and to Hong Kong, Singapore, Incheon (S. Korea) and Kuala Lumpur. It’s also possible to island hop from Koh Samui to Phuket using Bangkok Airways. Having arrived, there are a number of ways of reaching your resort location. Needless to say, there are plenty of people outside the terminal building offering to help – at a price, of course. Metered taxis are available, but there are not too many of them around. They are to the right as you come out of the arrivals building, at the far end. To the left as you come out of arrivals, there are 8 seated mini vans which will take you to your hotel, but of course you have to stop at everyone else’s hotel as well. There is also an Airport Bus but only goes to Phuket Town Bus Terminal. It does stop on the way but not at any of the coastal resorts. Journey time is one hour from the airport to Phuket Town.
Public Transport
The most widely used ‘taxis’ are bright red tuk tuks. These are not the 4 seated variety as in Bangkok but hold about 6-8 people. Unlike the meter taxi, arrange a price before getting in. There are public buses, which are bright blue, with open sides. There aren’t any real schedules, but if you see one and want to get on, just wave – there are no official bus stops.
Car and motorbike rental and driving in Phuket
Traffic in Thailand is on the left side and all the major car rental companies have offices at the airport. An international driving license is required. There are enterprising companies immediately outside the arrivals hall with cards offering cars at cheaper rates. Jeeps are also available, make sure you see the car before paying, some have been around for a while. When driving in Thailand, beware of motorbikes overtaking on the inside and /or on bends. Drive a little slower and keep an eye on the wing mirrors.
Pharmacy
There are larger chain pharmacies such as Boots (Central Festival) and Watsons. Individual pharmacies are in most resorts in the main shopping areas.
Post
Post offices are open from 8.30 am until 4.30 pm, but make sure your post is there by 3.30 pm, otherwise it waits until the next day. The main post office in Patong is on Beach Road and in Phuket Town is at Montri Road. There are post outlets in many of the major stores and supermarkets. Look for counters with the names of courier companies listed – you can still send with the Thai post service from these counters.
Telephone
Country code: + 66 Area code: 076 Remember that an area code is needed even if you are within that city. So, if a call is made from Patong to Phuket, the prefix 076 is still required.
Electricity
220V, 50 Hz. The general socket is a flat two pin, but there are some Thai appliances that have a third round pin. Many hotels, especially the older ones, have only the two pin socket so bringing an adapter is recommended.
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