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1. Posted by joc1 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 16 Jul '05 09:15

i am going to australia in nov' anyone have any ideas on where to stay in phuket for a couple of weeks on the way
cheers

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive, 1052 posts) 16 Jul '05 09:55

ao karon, ao kata and ao Nai Han (the cheapest) - if you are a traveller. Otherwise anything and anywhere up to 5 000 bt.

2 weeks on the beach - you get bored dead.

why phuket, how is it better than hundred other islands?

3. Posted by travelem (Full Member, 117 posts) 19 Jul '05 02:22

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4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3491 posts) 20 Jul '05 23:37

Quoting joc1

i am going to australia in nov' anyone have any ideas on where to stay in phuket for a couple of weeks on the way
cheers

I would use Krabi as your base and visit many of the islands in the area. Many are prettier and less expensive than Phuket. Chat with your fellow travelers while in Krabi and decide what islands seem best for you. Good luck in your travels.

5. Posted by kenofcork (Full Member, 69 posts) 21 Jul '05 00:16

Get yourself over to Phi Phi, ten times cooler than Phuket, alot less speedo's and alot more backpacker friendly. In my humble opinion.

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru, 2026 posts) 22 Jul '05 13:27

I liked Kata best of all the beachy towns on Phuket. Phuket town is great for food and has a fab market. Definitely take the time to go to Phi Phi as it's totally beautiful and still needs to build up its tourist industry post-tsunami.

7. Posted by Manders09 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 26 Jul '05 02:28

How long do you have ? How are you getting to Phuket?