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a week in phuket....

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1. Posted by tarun_111 (Inactive 6 posts) 8y

hi...me n my friend are off to phuket next week but really have no idea as to which r the best places and islands to see around.... some one been there pls help...

2. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 8y

Hi it depends what you're looking for, Phuket has great beaches & is excellent for diving & snorkeling, on the other hand it is probably the most expensive & touristy island of the Andaman Islands, nevertheless it's a great base to go on to places like Koh Phi Phi, Krabi & Koh Lanta etc. These are a bit cheaper & have less tourists, they;re easy to get there by boat from Phuket town. Phuket is also quite big so there are quite a few resorts, very limited budget accomadation though, as it's aimed at package holiday makers. I stayed in Karon beach, lovely beach, resort is a bit touristy for my liking though. Patong is about a 10 min baht bus ride away. Lots of go go bars, lady boy bar etc. Ok for one night, but anymore then that, it can get a little tideous, again it depends what you're after.

Koh Phi Phi, has mainly a young crowd, good for beaches, snorkelling, diving, boat trips to see beautiful scenery, good night life etc.

Railay, Krabi, also good beaches & snorkelling/diving, climbing, kyacking. You get a mixture of people, young, families & couples

Koh Lanta is a lot quiter, less people, I only stayed a couple of nights, so not sure what there is to do. I think I saw elephant trekking advertised. You can also do the usual snorkelling & day trips out to other islands.