Travel Blogs from Phuket
... plant life, it was like something from a brochure! The rustic charm of the place didn't come without it's downside, though - having no windows and a stunning open plan wet room with deep aqua blue tiles, wooden cupboards and a view of the blossoming trees that surrounded us, was all well and good until a cockroach (aka 'devil-bug') the size of your fist flies in through the gap between the top of the shower room wall and the roof, towards ...
... as Koh Lipe and a blackboard in front of a bar indicated the water temp was 84 degrees. We found the surf a bit more pounding than Koh Lipe but nonetheless delightful.
In front of the shops on the beach, you could rent an umbrella for 150Bh or about $3. We may do that on Tuesday and also continue to explore the national park.
For dinner Monday, we decided to stay at the hotel. The food was traditional Thai and we were in bed by midnight.
... on Railay Beach and this was something I had been really looking forward to. A simple thing, but I loved the idea of taking a normal Yoga practice done in a studio with wooden floors out on the beach. There was supposed to be an 8AM and 9:15AM class. I walked down the beach to the 'meeting point' I not only read about on-line, but saw in a flyer nailed to a wooden post on one of the side streets.
I arrived a little before 8AM and there were ...
... one of the towns most devastated by the 2004 tsunami, and the nearby tsunami memorial museum; an elephant trek; visit to a monkey cave; a buffet lunch; and canoeing down a river in Khao Sok National Park. First up was Khao Lok beach and memorial, which our guide (whose name I can't remember but was adorable and great at her job) explained the history of. When the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake hit, Thailand had no system in place for tracking or warning about tsunamis, meaning ...
... common name either - Beth. The odds are pretty slim on that one!
Months ago, Cleo tore a page out of a Jetstar magazine on her flight to Australia. The article in question spoke of a traditional Thai village virtually untouched by tourism – exactly what we were looking for. Having almost slipped our minds, the article was rediscovered at the bottom of a rucksack, and as luck would have it the ...
Other places to stay in Phuket
135/23 Rat-U-Thit 200 Years Road, Patong | 3 star hotelfrom $45
- Good Hotel
- Love it!
- Happy stay
106/27 Moo 3, Surin Beach | 4 star hotelfrom $81
48 Ruam Jai Road, Patong Beach, Patong | 4 star hotelfrom $71
239-14 Raj U Thid 200 Pee Road, Patong | 3 star hotelfrom $52
27 Mu 8, Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa | 5 star hotelfrom $123
- Lovely hotel
- Unaffected by the tsunami, needs repeat business
124 Taweewongse Road, Patong | 2 star hotelfrom $70
1 Soi Surin, Montri Road, Phuket Town | 4 star hotelfrom $36
10 Chalermphrakiat Road, Patong | 3 star hotelfrom $29
96 / 42-3, Moo 3, Kamala | 4 star hotelfrom $56
- Ausgezeichnete Anlage
- Very very nice
44 Thaveewong Road, Patong Beach, 83150, Patong | 4 star hotelfrom $87
- Best hotel in Phuket
- Patong Merlin Best Resort in Patong without a Doubt!
- BEST TIME!!!!
154 Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town | 4 star hotelfrom $47
44/5 Moo 8, Sakdidesh Road, Cape Panwa | 4 star hotelfrom $88
568 Patak Road, Tambon Karon, Amphur Muang , Karon | 3 star hotelfrom $152
247 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach | 3 star hotelfrom $54
- Buona ubicazione, troppe scale!!
- Good location - Far Too Many Stairs!!
- Beste Lage! Wundervolles Personal!
1, Karon Soi 4, Karon Road, Karon | 4 star hotelfrom $53
- Do Not Stay There - it Is Truly Awful
- Never again////
- Very Good Hotel for Price
100/10 Moo 3, Kamala | 4 star hotelfrom $71
42 Montri Road, T. Talad Yai, Phuket Town | 3 star hotelfrom $40
2 Taweewong Rd, Patong Beach, Patong | 4 star hotelfrom $57
- Super hôtel
- Le meilleur de jour et de nuit à Patong
Mai Khao Talang, Mai Khao | 4 star hotelfrom $159
284/1 Prabaramee Road, Patong | 3 star hotelfrom $19
1 Khoktanod soi 3, Kata Road, Kata Beach | 3 star hotelfrom $38
23/12 Karon Rd, Karon | 4 star hotelfrom $52
542/1 Patak Road, Karon | 3 star hotelfrom $37
158/1 Jawaraj Road, Phuket Town | 3 star hotelfrom $41
31/11 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd, Cape Panwa | 4 star hotelfrom $45
239/1 Rat-u-Thit 200 Pi Road, Patong | 3 star hotelfrom $35