Patong Beach Patong Phuket Thailand
Food: I love Thai food and was really looking forward to filling up on it during this trip. But first, lets talk about the breakfast at the resort. It is probably the biggest spread I have seen so far- eggs station, noodle soup station, juice and yoghurt counter, breads and pastries, salad bar, vegetarian station, fruits, local food, pancakes, waffles, ice-cream and more, phew! The breakfast is quite sumptuous- crab eggs Benedict, waffles with banana sauce and taro and lime ice creams are a must try. If you are staying for at least 4 days then you have good chance of tasting everything. The resort has plenty of eating options- Sand Box, Takieng, Loca Vore, Doppio. They have happy hour in the lounge from 6:30-8:30 pm. Loved the music there and the Mango Daiquiri.We tried out Sand Box which serves pizzas, burgers, sandwiches etc. and liked the food there. Their wood fired pizzas are quite good I would say and I also liked their cocktails. We really wanted to try out Thai food at Takieng but didn't get a chance plus unfortunately it is open only for dinner. Overall, the food is nice at the resort but on the expensive side.
Phuket Simon Cabaret Patong Phuket Thailand
During my stay in Phuket last winter, I decided to see this famous show of Ladyboys of Phuket. The show is simply breathtaking with stunning costumes. Nice show, The lady boys are stunning. Bad thing was Photos are prohibited during the show and suddenly after every show you can see the lady boys waiting in line . This is the only time you can take pictures. They ask you to come with them for a picture, however, they will not hesitate to force you to pay them for taking this picture. If you buy VIP seats a bottle of water is provided. The GirlsBoys, with beautiful choreography representing several countries. A great show where we can go with a family, not vulgar at all .
I wasnt quite sure what to expect from Phuket, having heard from some people that its an overly commercialised party town and from some that it has some of the most beautiful beaches that one can go to.I had my share of partying and night adventure in Bangkok (about which i shall blog later).So i was looking forward to a more beach-and-chill vibe on heading to Phuket, ofcourse with a whole lot of exploration of beautiful places.I took an overnight bus from Bangkok from the Southern Bus Terminal for 700 Baht. It dropped me right at the Phuket Bus Terminal. The journey was pretty decent, the landscape was nothing short of beautiful, it already started to feel like a perfect vacation. I reached Phuket around 11am. From the bus terminal i took a shared bus to the downtown market and then another bus to Patong, all in an hour.I reached my accommodation by noon. I put up at The Little Moon Residence which was about 1.5km from the Patong Beach.First things first in any place, get a Vehicle. Be it a bicycle or a bike or a car. It just becomes convenient to travel and you'll save up on quite a bit. The public transportation in Thailand is expensive. One can rent a bike for 200-500 Baht in Patong.And for god sake the Thai accent is almost impossible to understand. You wont understand a thing the locals say and they wont understand a thing you say. You're just gonna have to rely on finding the thai written text for whatever you need and show it to the locals.Since i didnt have much time left in the day,i went to Phromthep Cape which is the southern most tip of Phuket, 22km from Patong. You get to see a beautiful view of the ocean from there but it gets pretty crowded around that time.You could walk all the way down to the end of the cape but on the way back uphill you might wonder why you had to inflict this upon yourself (as did i).For dinner, i went to the Malin plaza which is basically your organised streetmarket. They serve up beautiful roasted meat to yum thai food to delicious crepes and fresh fruits. A full meal can cost you upto 100 bahts on an average.If thai food isn't your thing, Phuket has a whole lotta multi cusine restaurants and bars and even your mainstream Mcdonalds and Burger King at the Banana plaza and Jungceylon. There are a lot of shops on the street offering you everything. Every other shop is a thai massage parlour or a 7-11 which is basically your 24*7 shop.
Roots Rock Reggae Bar & Shop Patong Phuket Thailand
On our night out at Roots Rock Reggae, we were utterly joyous to discover a Thai Ska band, their trumpets and trombones calling back memories of nights in Brixton and at Glastonbury watching The Specials. I came to the conclusion that you could spend a whole year in Festival Land (Chiang Mai) and still not absorb everything on offer. Jon said it reminded him of Melbourne, for myself it felt more like Perth due to it's situation on a river, the very relaxed atmosphere and the arty scene and hidden gems every where you go. It was like when someone hands you a cake box as a surprise and you peer in the white cardboard to find a carefully sculpted delicious treat waiting for you.
Kamala Kammala Phuket Thailand
Well the most important step was choosing the right accommodation. What wanted was optimum comfort as well as a luxurious stay. That when I decided to choose a private Villa from Live Phuket. My partner and me both decided that we would choose a Villa on the Kamala beach. We choose a pool villa Shenling Villa 1 at Kamala, Phuket. In simple words, the services offered by Live Phuket was simply mind blowing. This villas was sheer combination of privacy and comfort. We got complete complete peace and seclusion there. We got transferred to Villa upon arriving in Phuket on Thursday. We decided to spend that day at leisure on our villa spending quality time with each other. I am extremely grateful to the professionals at Live Phuket for their generous services. After a complete day and night rest, we decided to explore Phuket. After an sumptuous lunch at the Villa, our tour began
The Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary Thep Kasattri Phuket Thailand
Bang Pae Safari was certainly the right way to start the tour.This safari offered us elephant tour trekking its way through the rubber trees and shallow streams. You can even get the opportunity to ride on the elephant’s head by switching places with the mahout’s spot. Next to that is the Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary. There you can pay a visit to the non profit organization of Gibbon Rehabilitation Project. This organization works on providing the captured gibbons a natural habitat. These cute adorable apes will surely bring a smile to your face. You will also their acrobatic movement. We decided to take a cool plunge into the refreshing pool below the Bang Pae Waterfall few minutes into the rainforest.
James Bond Island Tour Canoe Thep Kasattri Phuket Thailand
James bond island made famous by “kaho na pyar he” film location .One of the better way to explore the James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay by a Long Tail boat! Explore the floating village and have a chance to live the life of a village fisherman .Island is surrounded by number of caves that will give aesthetic pleasure for sure
Saphan Hin Phuket Thailand
Saphan Hin is a popular area for Thai families to have picnics and take strolls in the park. There are a number of clubs and sports activities for people of all ages ( including dancing) near the children’s jungle gym and play area. During the weekend, one can find many festivities and carnival rides ( such as a ferris wheel) as well as street food available, and there are barely and tourists ( if any whatsoever). Saphan Hin Park really comes alive at night.
Phuket Aquarium Wichit Phuket Thailand
For reasons unknown to us, the Phuket Aquarium isn’t visited as much as Phuket zoo and yet is about 600 times better, in my opinion. It’s also in stunning Panwa, which is worth visiting for its sheer beauty. The tickets are cheap too! Perhaps our daughter’s favorite part of the aquarium is the last section before the exit, home to several gigantic groupers. After you’ve finished with the interior, make sure to do the nature walk that begins after the food and beverage section at the exit. It leads you along the beach and to an old boat, and if you continue you will get to see some large turtles in captivity.
Phi Phi island tour Phuket Thailand
The island hopping tour is a must. There are 3 options- The Phi Phi Island Tour, The Hong Island Tour, The 4 Island Tour Phi Phi Islands is supposed to be the prettiest, 4 Island best for kids, while Hong Islands the most adventurous. We chose to visit the Hong Islands. I cannot imagine a better way to spend the day. We booked a private longtail boat for the 2 of us, and were picked up right by our hotel beach. The beautiful expanse of sea, peppered with mountains surrounded us with its perfection.
Kata Thai Cooking Class by Sally Karon Phuket Thailand
Learn to cook some Authentic ThaiOne of the essential things to do in Thailand is learning the secret to its food. You can bring home the mind-boggling Thai flavours by taking a few classes at Kata Thai Cooking Class and Phuket Thai Cooking School.
This one deserves an exclusive mention with its amazing setting- a floating wooden surface over water on the roof overlooking the ocean. Sitting on cozy pillows and sipping cocktails, this is the perfect place to chill.All prices are approximate and as updated on 7th March 2016.Have you had the chance to explore the luxurious side of Thailand. Upload your travel photos and showcase your adventures to the global travel community.
White Box Restaurant Phuket Thailand
After the hectic day, we decided to choose a place where we can dine out in in peace. We choose the White Box Restaurant located at 245/7 Prabaramee Road offering an elegant interior with floor-to-ceiling windows with splendid terrace offering panoramic view of the ocean. The menu is a marvellous combination of both thai as well as Mediterranean flavors. The dinner cost approximately was 3000 baht. After dinner we decided to spend some leisure time on upstairs trendy open-air lounge. Here you can taste foods like made with vodka, galangal,spicy Tom Yum martinis, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaf and chili priced at 280 baht.
Krabi Phuket Thailand
Beach fun of course. The main water activity in Krabi is enjoying the waves and kayaking. Because of its rock formations jet skiing, banana boat riding and water skiing are not common in Krabi. Some of the islands boast great diving & snorkelling, so that’s a must do. Rock climbing is another perfect adventure activity if you aren’t too scared (I was). Walking around and discovering our island was a brilliant way to spend one day, we realised the east side and the west side of Railay are just 15 mins away by a small path, and both had a charm of their own. A little beach on the west side had the prettiest rock formations and mountains you could either climb or swim under. A makeshift cave-temple dedicated to fertility was a fun picture opportunity.
Mom Tri's Kitchen at Villa Royale Rawai Phuket Thailand
The sun has gone up in the sky. It was time for us to put a pause for our lunch. We opted the latest restaurant of Mom Tri namely Mom Tri’s Boathouse Regatta who is an entrepreneur owning a chain of HOTELS and restaurant in Phuket. The food here is utterly delicious. I would recommend curried fried rice with seafood, cashews and pineapple costing 300 baht along with lobster ravioli with morel mushroom velouté priced at 500 baht
Bangla Patong Phuket Thailand
Bangla Road is the heart of all Phuket Nightlife. Bangla road is not just a road, but a street dedicated to bar,discos, music and crowded with Pretty girl's. A unique atmosphere. Bangla Road in Patong on Phuket Island is world famous and if you do not know well about this is that it is not for you. It is simply the street with all the gogo(night club) bar, street prostitutes and brothels. I recommend the Bar "Gossip" on Bangla Road, small but good atmosphere.
Fantasea Tour Kammala Phuket Thailand
Fantasea show, Las Vegas style Thai cultural show inspired with number of new technology and must visted place for those who wants to know about Thailand culture.. The show is really fantastic - but also very touristy .I first wandered through all the souvenir shops and some games stalls and finally I Watch live dance stunts that tells stories of ancient Thailand. The show creates beautiful moments of emotion. The hundreds of actors are very energetic and generous. it's true that it's a bit pricey (1500 baht =2900rs approx) .show is only of 2 hours and it is of great quality.Must visit place.
Thanon Ong Sim Phai
We wanted to avoid the crowd of the beaches. So decided to pay a visit to the inland town of Phuket. We decided to visit the night food court of Ong Sim Phai Road. This place was bursting will portable stall and carts along with several arrangements of plastic chair and tables arranged on the street for the visitors to sit. This place offers authentic Thai and Chinese dishes including mouthwatering foods like coconut curry, spicy papaya salad, grilled fish balls, barbecued pork buns. Lastly for dessert, you can taste the authentic dish of Thailand. You must pretty confused as to where to eat. Well we followed a simple trick that was opted for the stall which had longest line of waiting visitors. Trust me, the food was superb and certainly cost effective with just 190 baht.
Chalong Bay Rum Distillery Chalong Phuket Thailand
Where’s the Rum Tour at the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery