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budget-backpacking on Phuket - where to go?

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1. Posted by Lena_H (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

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I'll arrive in Phuket next week. I'd like to find myself a low-budget bungalow in some quiet place just to chill out at a nice and quiet beach for a bit - does anybody have any ideas where to go? Maybe little island nearby?

Thanks for any information!

2. Posted by cybervlad (Full Member 78 posts) 9y

Lena, most travellers while planning holidays say "I want just quiet place to relax". But after several days of relaxing they start to search for some activities.
So, spend all your holiday in the quiet place may be not so good idea.
When you will arrive to Phuket you can take 2-3 package to nearby islands (Phi-Phi or Racha Yai/Noi) or just look for accommodation on Surin beach. Then you can move to another location with more activities (Kata, Karon or Patong beach).
Personally me, I prefer to stay near "centers of live" (disco, bars, shopping centers etc). In the morning I usually go to remote beach to relax in the quiet place (or take snorkeling tour, etc) and return back for the evening.

3 years ago, while visiting Phuket, I stayed at GreenMansion guesthouse (Patong beach). Clean, quiet place, reasonable prices.

3. Posted by Lena_H (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hi Cybervlat, thanks for this information, I plan about 4 or 5 days relaxing on/nearby Phuket just to arrive with body and soul, before I'll go to Krabi for climbing for some weeks :-) - there I'll have plenty of action!

Surin beach sounds good and yes, I was thinking, too, about going to Phi Phi/ Ko Yai or Ko Noi - I just thought that these were overloaded with tourists...?!

4. Posted by cybervlad (Full Member 78 posts) 9y

Lena, you are welcome :)
I think you are right about crowd of tourist. Phuket is very popular place.
But I think you can find your own "local paradise" on Surin beach :)

Oh! Almost forgot :)
Another option: think about Khao Lak. This is a quiet place 80 km north of Phuket airport.