The Best of Phuket- A Must Read Guide for The Ultimate Week Away!

Phuket is a tropical paradise located in the south of Thailand. Asia is full on amazing beach getaways- but this is my favourite.

Go on a day trip to Phi Phi and James Bond Island

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From any hotel in Patong, Kata or Karon- you can take a day trip to the stunning islands of Koh Phi Phi. Opt for a speedboat tour, with kayaking option- this is the best way to see it all and get the adrenalin rush you need!

Have dinner and a drink at the After Beach Bar (Bob Marley Bar) at the Kata Viewpoint

This was EPIC. I honestly think this night changed my perspective on life. The sunset- the cocktails and chilling with my best friend Amy. Perfection in one evening. The food is great, the drinks are cheap and the view is…well… see for yourself!

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DSCF6232   Sunset at After Beach Bar, Kata, Phuket

Head out to Bangla Road for drinks and dancing!

Bangla Road, Patong, is the busiest nightclubbing/bar spot in all of Phuket. Hundreds of tiny bars scatter this long street and are pumping from about 8pm. Take my advice and don’t head into a big ‘nightclub’- the street bars are much more vibrant, exciting and you will meet heaps of hilarious backpacker types. Try the Aussie sports bar as well- always a fun night out!

Go for a swim at Kata Noi Beach

This beach is stunning and much quieter than Patong and Karon, plus it boasts a view of a gorgeous little off shore island and some cool market stalls that aren’t flocked with tourists!  Grab a sun lounge (usually around $2 for 2 hours) and relax with a coconut!

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Feeling Spiritual? Head to the Big Buddha!

In Phuket town lies a steep hill (Nakkerd Hills) which hosts the all powerful Big Buddha- a 45m high ode to the Thailand’s largest religious following- Buddhism. Head to the top to see a 360 view of Phuket island and take a minute away from the busy city streets!

Take a Tuk-Tuk around the city

These little carts are EVERYWHERE and so much fun. First timers beware- you won’t feel the safest- but you will have fun! Make sure you secure the price to your destination PRIOR to departure. I always try and get one with lights and music, it makes it so much more fun!

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This is my best friend Amy… sometimes I think she has too much fun…

Night Markets Bizarre!

On a Friday, Saturday or Sunday after 7pm- Jump in a tuk-tuk and ask the driver to head to the ‘Night Market Bizarre’. You will find yourself surrounded by clothing, ceramics, textiles, bags, shoes- anything you can think of! Make sure you bargain your way down- most items will be at LEAST half the price of their first offer!

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My biggest tip….

EMBRACE THE LOCAL CUSTOMS!

Just have fun with it, have a laugh bartering and make sure you always secure prices- or you might get ripped off, but hey- it’s fun!

 

 

 

 

 

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