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Travel Guide: Phuket & Nearby Islands

Posted on 13 February 2018

Our Marketing Manager, Camilla shares her guide to Phuket.

Phuket, Thailand's most popular destination albeit touristy is great for a weekend getaway just a 3.5-hour flight from Hong Kong. Offering a wide variety of experiences – beaches, jungle trekking, diving, culture, delicious food, massages and of course partying – you'll be spoilt for choice. With plenty of beautiful islands to explore like Koh Phi Phi and Similan Islands, you'll end up extending your trip!


Raya, Phuket 
Set in a refurbished Sino-Thai house, this place serves traditional Thai dishes. Make sure you order their signature crab coconut curry.

Ka Jok See, Phuket 
Come here for a good time! Tucked away in a quiet street, this cosy place comes alive after dinner. You'll find yourself dancing on tables, so bring a group of your girlfriends for a fun night out. 
Tip: call a month in advance to book a table

Pa-Noi Thai Food, Koh Phi Phi
This hole in the wall place is located off the main street, where you can find Thai classics at affordable prices. 


Koh Phi Phi
A 45-minute speedboat or 90-minute ferry will take you to Phi Phi Don with its azure waters and white sandy beaches. Stay 1-2 nights so you can island hop easily. 
Tip: Stay on Long Beach - close enough to the main area without sacrificing peace.

Café del Mar, Phuket
Set on Kamala beach, this Ibiza institute is great for a sundowner with chill-out beats throughout the day. 

Layan Beach, Phuket
Located at the Northern end of Bangtao Beach, you can escape the crowds and chill out under the shade of the pine trees or pop into Dream Beach Club for a few cocktails. 

Maya Bay
White sandy beaches surrounded by high limestone cliffs, it's a beautiful sight to be seen. Hire a long tail boat for from Phi Phi Don and head to Maya Bay early morning to beat the crowds, made famous by the movie, The Beach featuring Leonardo Di Caprio. 

Koh Khai
Just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Chalong Pier will get you to these small islands dotted in the Andaman Sea consisting of Khai Nai, Khai Nui and Khai Nok. It's close proximity to Phuket make it a popular day trip, so get there early morning or late afternoon before sunset. Grab a pineapple drink and set yourself under one the many colourful parasols.

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