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2023-06-10 08:19
Dewa Phuket Review Dewa Phuket Resort and Villas is a luxury hotel located in the tranquil area of Nai Yang Beach, just a short distance from Phuket International Airport, on the west coast… Read More
2023-06-09 01:12
Malika Sky Bar is an unexpected gem at the popular Kalima Resort located between Patong Beach and Kamala Beach. The rooftop is surprisingly large and well-designed to accommodate visitors ac… Read More
2023-06-07 02:52
Tonsai Village is a maze of small streets on Phi Phi Don, consisting of two bays: Tonsai Bay on one side where ferries drop you off, and Loh Dalum Bay on the other side, where the main beach… Read More
2023-06-04 05:31
Where to stay in Nai Harn Beach? Hotels in Nai Harn offer a range of accommodations from luxurious beachfront resorts with breathtaking ocean views to cosy boutique hotels tucked away in lus… Read More
2023-06-02 00:44
A Mexican rooftop on Kamala beach Casa Boho is a  casual Mexican restaurant on a superb rooftop perched high above the little-known Rayee Beach, just south of Kamala Beach. The restaura… Read More
2023-06-01 09:10
Discover all the beaches of Phuket Phuket is renowned for its beautiful beaches that cater to a variety of preferences. Patong Beach, the most famous and vibrant, offers a lively atmosphere… Read More
2023-06-01 06:32
Phuket Weather Information Phuket experiences a tropical monsoon climate, characterized by two distinct seasons. The dry season, from November to April, brings sunny skies, lower humidity, a… Read More
2023-06-01 05:42
Visiting the many islands around Phuket Phuket is surrounded by a stunning array of islands. The Phi Phi Islands, located to the southeast, are famous for their breathtaking cliffs, crystal… Read More
2023-05-31 15:26
What to do and where to go at night in Phuket? Phuket nightlife scene is vibrant and renowned for its energetic atmosphere. At the heart of it, all is Bangla Road, a bustling street lined wi… Read More
2023-05-31 09:56
Where to shop and what to buy in Phuket? Phuket in Thailand offers a vibrant shopping scene with options like night markets, shopping malls, and the famous Jungceylon Shopping Center. The Ph… Read More
2023-05-29 03:19
Where to Stay and What to Do in Patong Beach Patong Beach is a big, busy and let’s say messy city and if this is your first time here, the geography of Patong can be overwhelming, espe… Read More
2023-05-26 14:02
Phuket's food scene is a delight for food lovers, offering diverse and exciting options of Thai food, southern cuisine and even Phuket specialities. There is now a list of great local restau… Read More
2023-05-26 08:11
Useful Information to plan your trip to Phuket Our practical travel guide to Phuket provides essential information before you embark on your journey to this captivating island destination. D… Read More
2023-05-25 09:23
Staying in a hotel on an island near Phuket seems to be a strange idea at first, but if you know Phuket or if you have been here many times, an escape to a remote island offers something uni… Read More
2023-05-10 13:54
Phuket is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. Some of the most popular attractions on the island include the Big Buddha, Wat Chalong Temple, the old… Read More
2023-04-30 03:44
Flamingo Beach Front Cafe Flamingo Beach Front Cafe is a superb beachside restaurant and bar located on the hidden Ao Yon Beach, southwest of Phuket. Its unique location right on the beach o… Read More
2023-04-26 00:04
Phuket and Bali are two popular destinations in Southeast Asia, both with great beaches, marine activities, tropical island scenery, and cultural attractions. The post Phuket vs Bali appeare… Read More
2023-04-21 13:51
A local beach restaurant in Karon Daeng Restaurant is a beachfront local venue located right on the sand of Karon Beach, next to Centara Grand Beach Resort Karon, which is a rare setting in… Read More
2023-04-16 14:34
Proud Phuket Hotel Review Proud Phuket is a 4-star boutique hotel located near the serene and tranquil Naiyang Beach, nestled along the pristine northwestern coast of the island. The hotel&r&hell…Read More
2023-04-15 14:45
Starbucks Sinae Phuket on Koh Sirey Island Starbucks Sinae is an unusual and unexpected version of the famous Seattle-based coffee shop, perched at the top of Sinae Hotel, on Koh Siray Islan… Read More
2023-04-10 10:52
Noku Phuket Review Noku Phuket is a very unique luxury resort located in the southern part of Phuket Island, just opposite of the much revered Wat Chalong. The resort is located high on a hi… Read More
2023-04-03 07:44
Phuket 101 shares 28 years of Phuket exploration and thousands of photos for those who love Phuket as much as we do. This travel guide shares our real experiences and only our photos. We tri… Read More
2023-03-21 09:30
Which Thai Island is Right For Me? Phuket and Samui are two of the biggest and most popular islands in Thailand, both world-famous for being beautiful tropical paradises. However, while only… Read More
2023-03-19 09:31
A walking guide to Talat Noi in Bangkok Talat Noi is a historic neighbourhood located in the heart of Bangkok, just next to Chinatown. It is worth mentioning that ‘Talat Noi’ mea… Read More
2023-03-16 11:36
A restaurant with a view of Kata Noi Beach     Gu Bar Cafe Info Location: Kata Noi Beach Address: 230 Kata-Sai Yuan Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100 Hours:  11… Read More
2023-03-15 02:03
Phuket Town Thai Restaurant Reviews Phuket Town is a must-visit destination for travellers interested in local Thai, southern Thai, and Phuket-style cuisine. The town’s dining scene is… Read More
2023-03-13 16:07
A hidden restaurant above Kata Noi Beach Chopol’s Plantation is a fantastic bar and Thai restaurant hidden high above the beautiful Kata Noi Beach. The place is hard to find because yo… Read More
2023-03-12 09:24
Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort Review The Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort & Spa is a beautiful resort located near the heart of Kata Beach, on the west coast of Phuket. The resort i… Read More
2023-03-09 11:00
Where to stay in Phuket: Kata or Patong? Patong Beach and Kata Beach on Phuket’s west coast are two of the island’s most popular destinations. Both Patong and Kata have a lovely… Read More
2023-03-03 14:40
A shopping and dining plaza on Karon beach road Karon Plaza, also known as Karon Bazaar, is a popular bazaar located on Beach Road in Karon Beach. It is a bustling shopping center that offer… Read More
2023-03-02 01:08
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Phuket Town Phuket Town has an immense choice of shopping opportunities, and you will find here a lot more than you would find in any beach resorts. From the… Read More
2023-03-01 08:47
Here are a few useful Thai phrases and sentences to use when travelling to Phuket and Thailand. Some are casual and just for fun, and some might prove themselves useful, especially when it c… Read More
2023-03-01 05:55
Romantic sunset dinner in Patong Beach Meg Khram The Sunshine Restaurant in an upmarket Thai restaurant located at the north end of Patong Beach, where the original Baan Rim Pa restaurant us… Read More
2023-02-26 00:02
Avista Grande Phuket Karon Review Avista Grande Phuket Karon – MGallery is a luxurious 5-star hotel located in Karon Beach, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Phuket. The… Read More
2023-02-23 16:01
Where to stay on Koh Phi Phi? Phi Phi Island has a surprisingly wide range of hotels to fit different budgets and preferences. Some of the best hotels on the island cater to those seeking lu… Read More
2023-02-23 14:31
What to do at Kata Night Market? Kata Night Market is not a very well-known market as it is rather hidden between a maze of buildings and small hotels in the middle of Kata Beach, roughly be… Read More
2023-02-12 01:21
Where to find Vegetarian Restaurants in Phuket Phuket offers a variety of vegetarian restaurants and many restaurants offer vegetarian food options. Many vegetarian restaurants in Phuket off… Read More
2023-02-09 15:18
Where to stay in Kata Beach with a small budget? Staying in a budget hotel in Kata Beach doesn’t have to be a compromise. While affordability is key, there are budget options that offe… Read More
2023-02-09 06:24
Two of Phuket’s more popular beaches, Kata Beach and Kamala Beach, are both known for their lovely stretches of soft sand and abundance of hotels, restaurants, and leisure activities… Read More
2023-02-06 04:20
Where to stay in Phuket Town with a small budget? Finding a good budget hotel in Phuket town is very easy and there are many to choose from. On our page, we list the most beautiful ones, oft… Read More
2023-02-03 14:16
A Hidden Cafe in Kata Beach Laem Sai Cup is another little cafe hidden on the hills of Kata Beach, overlooking the Andaman Sea. The cafe consists of several terraces made of bamboo connected… Read More
2023-01-28 14:17
Nanami Yakiniku at Boat Avenue Bang Tao Nanami Yakiniku is a Japanese BBQ restaurant run by a Japanese owenr, located in Boat Avenue in Cherngtalay, near Bang Tao Beach, on the west coast of… Read More
2023-01-26 11:38
A great Thai restaurant near Phuket Airport Natural Restaurant Airport is an excellent place serving excellent local Thai cuisine in a good atmosphere. As the name indicates, the restaurant… Read More
2023-01-25 08:33
Where to stay in Patong Beach with a small budget? Finding the right budget hotel in Patong Beach can be a real challenge. Cheap and affordable hotels can be surprisingly good, especially if… Read More
2023-01-24 15:50
Wat Chalong Fair is a festival with rollicking stage shows, firecrackers, chaotic markets and spinning carnival rides. Not something you’d expect to find at a Buddhist temple, but for… Read More
2023-01-24 10:42
A hidden restaurant above the ocean A Blanket & A Pillow is another little gem hidden in the trees above the rocky shores of Kata Beach. A Blanket & A Pillow consists of several bamb… Read More
2023-01-23 10:02
There is a vast choice of restaurants in Kamala Beach and travellers will have no problem finding one for lunch, dinner or even breakfast. Geographically, Kamala is divided into three areas:… Read More
2023-01-22 02:39
Dim Sum in Phuket If you love Dim Sum, you will enjoy Hong Bao at Ramada Phuket. Of course, Phuket is known to have plenty of local dim sum restaurants, but they usually serve a very simple… Read More
2023-01-14 11:19
The famous Maya Bay has reopened after a long and much-needed break from the increasing herds of tourists who were travelling all the way to see with their own eyes what this bay of Phi Phi… Read More
2023-01-10 05:09
Yona is the latest happening in Phuket: a floating beach club in the bay of Patong! With the official opening on January 24th, the Phuket Beach Club scene is about to move to a new level! Th… Read More
2023-01-08 15:40
Experience Phuket culture in a beautiful Thai house Sri Suwan Thai House is a beautiful traditional wooden house located between Phuket Town and Wat Chalong and where travellers can easily… Read More
2023-01-07 13:29
Piset restaurant is a fun place on Yaowarat Road in Phuket town that has been very popular with the young local crowd for serving creative oversized Thai food at reasonable prices. The post… Read More
2022-12-30 15:28
Green Heart Garden is a superb hidden restaurant perched high on the hills above Kata Beach and blessed with incredible panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. The post Green Heart Garden Kata B… Read More
2022-12-29 09:19
A luxury rooftop and beach club on Layan Beach Beach House Layan and Roof Top by Anantara are two exclusive venues on the same beach of the Anantara Layan Phuket.... The post Beach House Lay… Read More
2022-12-28 18:51
Surf an artificial wave at Kata Beach Super Surf Kata is an artificial wave sport in Kata Beach, the perfect way to learn the basics of surfing, wakeboarding or even... The post Super Surf K… Read More
2022-12-25 07:55
The list of Bangkok Rooftop Bars keeps getting longer, and not many cities in the world can pretend to have more rooftops and sky bars than Bangkok. The post 32 Best Rooftop Bars in Bangkok… Read More
2022-12-23 07:26
Loha Prasat (Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan) Loha Prasat, or Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan, is a superb temple in the old city of Bangkok, easily identified by its 37 golden spires. In the... T… Read More
2022-12-22 13:50
Ceres Korean Barbecue Ceres Phuket is an excellent Korean barbecue restaurant located on Chaofa East road, just 2 km from the famous Wat Chalong Temple. The food is excellent, and... The pos… Read More
2022-12-18 14:34
Daily Dose by Suay Restaurant in Old Phuket Town Daily Dose is a small trendy restaurant set in a shophouse on Yaowarat Road in Old Phuket Town, steps away from... The post Daily Dose Restau… Read More
2022-12-16 07:22
Tichuca rooftop bar is the latest high-rise venue in Bangkok, and despite opening during the challenging time of Covid, it is a big success. The attractive and unusual design spreading over… Read More
2022-12-09 15:47
Cassia Phuket Review Cassia Phuket is a large contemporary hotel and a service apartment with a unique creative concept by the famous Banyan Tree. This affordable 4-star hotel stands above… Read More
2022-12-08 15:54
What are the most popular dive sites near Phuket Island? Phuket is the gateway to diving in Thailand’s Andaman Sea; it’s the jumping-off point for both northern and southern Anda… Read More
2022-12-07 16:08
Cape Kudu Hotel Review Baan Yu Yen Villa The Restaurants The Hotel Cape Kudu Hotel Info Location: Koh Yao Noi Address: Tambon Ko Yao Noi, Chang Wat, Phang Nga Phone:... The post Cape Kudu Ho… Read More
2022-12-05 14:49
Finding the right hotel in Phuket is a challenging task, and getting the right hotel in the right location if you have never been to Phuket before can be daunting as it can, and will, impact… Read More
2022-12-05 06:31
Picking the right beach to book your hotel will impact your holiday. Once you have done your research and narrowed it down to Kata Beach vs Karon Beach, the decision can become daunting. The… Read More
2022-12-03 23:55
See what the weather in Phuket looks like for the next 36 hours. There are two seasons in Phuket: the high season is from December to April and the rainy season is from May to November. the… Read More
2022-12-03 10:40
Novotel Phuket Vintage Park Resort is a popular 4-star hotel with a good location on the second road of Patong Beach, at walking distance to the beach but also to Bangla Walking Street, the… Read More
2022-12-01 15:04
The Sunset Bar is a lovely little gem on the west coast of the south peninsula of the low-key Koh Yao Noi. The bar opens at 4 pm and is very popular at sunset for the beautiful view over the… Read More
2022-12-01 12:47
An amazing restaurant in Surin Beach The Smokaccia by Chef Luca is an amazing little restaurant located by the roadside in Surin Beach. The concept entirely based on sourdough is... The post… Read More
2022-11-27 10:43
Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Review Hilton Garden Inn Phuket is a well-designed contemporary 4-star hotel in Laguna Complex in Bang Tao, an area growing in popularity with travellers preferring… Read More
2022-11-21 15:02
Koh Hong is a small and very popular island located halfway between Koh Yao Noi and Krabi, about 7 km from each and technically 30 km east of the closest port of Phuket Island. The post Koh… Read More
2022-11-17 02:15
  Click below to download our printable PDF Guide of Phuket: Phuket 101 Printable Guide   The post Download PDF appeared first on PHUKET 101 Read More
2022-11-14 11:50
Where to rent a motorbike in Phuket Renting a motorbike in Phuket is extremely easy, and as soon as you arrive, you will notice motorbike rental shops and roadside rentals are everywhere in… Read More
2022-10-29 16:34
Robinson Lifestyle Thalang is the latest shopping mall in Phuket, located just next to the famous Heroine's Monument most travellers will drive by when coming from Phuket International Airpo… Read More
2022-10-28 14:53
The SIS Kata is a 5-star hotel with an immense rooftop swimming pool and restaurant overlooking the south of Kata Beach on the west coast of Phuket Island. The post The SIS Kata appeared fir… Read More
2022-10-24 12:01
Intercontinental Phuket Resort Review The hotel Kamala Beach The villas Sati Spa Pine Beach Bar Jaras Restaurant Breakfast The Club Lounge Intercontinental Phuket Info Location: Kamala Beach… Read More
2022-10-23 14:43
Jaras is an exclusive restaurant serving superbly presented modern Thai Cuisine near the beach at The Intercontinental Phuket in Kamala Beach. The post Jaras Restaurant at Intercontinental P… Read More
2022-10-21 02:37
Here is our list of all the best of everything in Phuket to help you make the best of your next trip! The post The Best of Everything in Phuket appeared first on PHUKET 101 Read More
2022-10-20 14:46
Here is the full list of the Phuket hotels and resorts we have stayed at and reviewed in the past 15 years. We only recommend hotels we fully enjoy. We try to cover luxury hotels, budget pla… Read More
2022-10-18 14:16
Hotel Verdigris is an amazing gem with a great location on Yaowarat Road in Old Phuket Town. The hotel is small and intimate, designed with passion by the young owner The post Hotel Verdigri… Read More
2022-10-15 15:34
When planning a trip to Phuket, there are several key factors to consider: When to go, how long should I stay? where to stay, what to do and what not to miss, how to get around, what you sho… Read More
2022-10-12 14:35
5/5 - (1 vote) La Trattoria Restaurant on Bang Tao Beach La Trattoria is a well-known restaurant in the Dusit Thani Phuket on the popular Bang Tao Beach in Cherngtalay. Outside guests freque… Read More
2022-10-12 11:06
5/5 - (1 vote) A contemporary French restaurant near Patong Beach L’Arôme by the Sea is a contemporary French restaurant serving modern cuisine over Kalim Beach, with amazing vie… Read More
2022-10-11 13:42
4.5/5 - (2 votes) A huge waterpark near Phuket Town Andamanda Phuket is an immense new water park near Phuket Town, passed Kathu when coming from Patong Beach. This massive park covers a sta… Read More
2022-10-04 13:44
5/5 - (1 vote) Phuket’s most exclusive hotel Amanpuri has been the most exclusive hotel in Phuket for at least three decades, hosting actors, singers, celebrities and wealthy guests. L… Read More
2022-10-03 14:22
4/5 - (1 vote) What to do in Cherngtalay? Cherngtalay, locally known as Choeng Thale, may not be a well-known name for most travellers, but it is an important region of Phuket because many t… Read More
2022-09-20 23:51
4/5 - (2 votes) Buying a property or renting a house in Phuket Buying or renting a house, a villa, or a condo in Phuket is a dream for many, and the choice of properties around the island is… Read More

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