"No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they had plenty of sleep"
Trust me being a mountain lover i never wanted to plan for Phuket but it happened to me.
After a long discussion & many thoughts i ended up booking a return flight to Phuket in 20k. Finally the day arrived & i started my trip to Phuket.
From airport to Patong it cost around 800 THB by taxi & 150 THB by bus. I stayed in this Hostel in 500 rupees per night. This place is more than its worth. Also scooty will cost you around 250 THB per day & they will keep your passport as security.