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Phuket is an island province of Thailand, and one of its most popular tourist attractions. The provincial capital is Phuket City, which is also where the main bus station is found, providing short and long route buses to all main dastination of Thailand. The Phuket International Airport is about 30 kilometres from Phuket Town, 40 kilometres from Patong, and 50 kilometres from Rawai, the southern part of Phuket.
Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand, located in the Andaman Sea of southern Thailand. The island is mostly mountainous with a mountain range in the west of the island from the north to the south. The mountains of Phuket form the southern end of the Phuket mountain range, which ranges for 440 kilometres from the Kra Isthmus. Although some recent geographical works refer to the sections of the Tenasserim Hills in the isthmus as the "Phuket Range", these names are not found, however, in classical geographic sources. In addition, the name Phuket is relatively recent having previously been named Jung Ceylon and Thalang. The highest elevation of the island is usually regarded as Khao Mai Thao Sip Song (Twelve Canes), at 529 metres above sea level. However it has been reported by barometric pressure readings that there is an even higher elevation (with no apparent name), of 542 metres above sea level, in the Kamala hills behind Kathu waterfall.
Patong (Banana Forest) Beach has a host of activities which can be done by people of all ages and all tastes. Swimming, rides on the Banana boat, or more adventurous activities such as para-gliding, para-sailing and jet skiing are all on offer. You can even bungee jump. The area around the corniche is a place full of energy. It has a night bazaar along the beach, where you can buy everything from Thai crafted tables and wooden souvenirs to shirts, women’s bags, shoes and watches. But don't fool yourself: nearly everything is a fake.
In the spring (normally around April) it is not uncommon that whalesharks visit the bay off Patong. The whaleshark is the biggest fish in the world and huge with a maximum length up to 15 metres. However, it is completely harmless since it is 100% vegetarian. To get away from the beach, try renting a bike for a day to visit Phuket City.
Karon Beach is quite long and restaurants and lodging are concentrated near the roundabout on the road to Patong Beach to the North and again along the road leading back to the beach to the south. There is also a beach road and along this is scattered restaurants, primarily Thai which are upper-scale priced but it can be a treat to pay some extra money for your dinner here since the food is normally good and in addition to this you have a nice sea-view and sea-breeze. Karon Beach also has a Hilton 5-star hotel for those who can afford that.
Going further south and you will find Kata Centre which also has accomodation and restaurants of different kinds and nationalities as well as tailors and other shops with goods. Kata Beach is actually divided into Kata Yai (Big Kata) and Kata Noi (small Kata) Beach. Continuing to Kata Yai Beach you will find that this is actually more relaxed than Patong Beach. Off the coast of Kata Beach is a coral reef which can be quite nice to snorkel at. Snorkelling equipment can be rented cheap on the beach. It is also possible to get a massage in the shade. Follow the beach road and you will find more restaurants, hotels, bungalows and lodges as well as bars and different shops. About 1 kilometre South of Kata Yai Beach you will reach Kata Noi Beach which is actually fairly small in size.
The scuba diving industry is very developed in Phuket, and more than 60 tour operators can be found in Patong, Karon and Kata Beaches. It is possible to do all scuba diving courses from introduction dives and beginners level certificates to professional levels of almost all scuba diving organizations. If you do hold a certificate already you should consider the day trips offered by the diving schools since the scuba diving off Phuket offers some nice spots. The destinations are some distance from Phuket Island but it is worth the travelling distance. The different diving companies run trips to the same destinations but on different week-days. The price of a one-day diving trip including equipment, lunch and transportation are fixed on Phuket Island so don't expect to find it cheaper than in the first diving-company that you enter. However, it can be a good idea to ask about the boat that the company is using for the day trips: Big or small, slow or fast, many or few passengers, freshwater shower or not and so on. Since the prices are fixed you might as well choose the operator that uses the vessel you find coolest or most comfortable according to what you prefer.
Similan Islands offers the most spectacular scuba diving in Thailand and is actually a world-class diving destination. It offers several diving spots with high visibility and an abundance of life. Whalesharks are very common and some tour operators actually give a whaleshark guarantee on their trips. Similan Islands can be reached from Phuket (Patong Beach and further north) with speedboats but many diving companies offers live-aboard trips to Similan Islands as well and it is probably worth it to spend the extra money and time on this diving destination.
Phuket Old Town is something rather special to visit. Any time that you are visiting Phuket it is a place that you should choose to wander about. The Phuket Old Town Festival is a celebration of the history of Phuket and of all the different influences that have affected Phuket. The History of Phuket is not always clear but there if you have an opportunity to visit the Phuket Thai Hua Museum in Phuket it would be of help. The Phuket Old Town Festival tries to embrace the history of Phuket by having a number of stalls selling old style foods – most notably in front of the Tai Hua Museum.
The festival begins with a procession of H.M the King and the local people will be dressed in their fine clothes and will proudly parade through Phuket Town. The Baba Group is a group that is prominent in Phuket who are trying to preserve Phuket’s Heritage and support this Festival. There is a stage erected in the Queen Sirikit Park where for the three days there will be a number of performaces to celebrate the art and culture of Phuket Town. During this period is also the Chinese New Year and subsequently there is an opportunity to watch some Chinese Dragon Dancing. The other stalls are set up along the normally busy roads throughout Phuket Town. During the period of the Phuket Old Town Festival many of the roads (Rasada, Phang-Nga and Thalang) are closed to motorised traffic. This does mean that it is easy to wander up and down the streets and look at all of the items that are being sold by the local people. Obviously the focus is on the foods because Thai people do like to have a bite but the food is not restricted to Thai food but predominantly it is Thai food. The ceremony continued with candles lit for H.M the King’s birthday and then a ceremony in front of the Giant Sea Dragon
The Vegetarian Festival has been celebrated in Phuket since 1825 when members of a Chinese travelling opera group, visiting the town’s miners, were all taken sick. However they recovered swiftly when their diet was changed to a vegetarian one to honour the two Chinese Emperor Gods. This was taken by the Chinese community in Phuket as a sign and for once a year the community will try to abide by a set of rules out of respect to their Chinese gods. The rule that is most adhered to is not to eat meat - there are a plethora of Vegetarian dishes available in Phuket Town and other towns. But what we commonly see is the mutilation of peoples bodies - this includes piercing their bodies with sharp implements (specifically through their faces), carefully placed pins over their bodies, scraping their tongues with a sharp implement - the list is endless. Then others will be 'possessed' by the Chinese spirits and then dance in the processions through Phuket - usually from Chinese Shrine to Chinese Shrine. Then others will dance in firecrackers which are thrown into the processions. People will carry a small Chinese shrine through the towns and onlookers will also thrown firecrackers at them. Others will be 'possessed' by the Chinese spirits and distribute small gifts to the people watching. This event will last a week and will also involve running over hot coals, running up bladed ladders, pouring hot oil on themselves and more. The finale is the last night where the similar processions walk through Phuket Town in a mass of people who throw even more firecrackers at them - this parade finishes in Sapan Hin where there are hundreds of people waiting with candles to witness the burning of Chinese paper and the spirits will leave the possessed.
The local Chinese in Phuket refer the Por Tor Festival as the ‘Hungry Ghost Festival’. It takes place on the 27, 28 & 29 of August. The streets of Phuket Town are adorned with flags, markets are set up and there are cakes of different sizes that are bright red. Sounds a little different? The Chinese, (I understand to be Taoist) believe that every year the spirits of your ancestors will return to the Earth and will visit their homes. The red turtles - which are made from wheat mixed with lots of sugar are prepared for every home for the spirits to eat when they visit. Understandably the spirits do not eat the cakes but they are cut up and shared between the families and visitors to the village. The Thai people will happily share the cake with anybody who asks.
Why big red turtles? In Chinese popular culture the turtle symbolises longevity and a healthy life and the red means wealth – so a big red turtle is an apt choice. There is also a legend to go with the turtle symbolising longevity. There was a Chinese Monk (Pra Tang Sam Jung) travelling the seas to spread the words of the Sacred Buddhist Script when the junk in which he was travelling ran into a fierce storm. He feverishly prayed to be saved from the storm so that he could spread the words of the Sacred Buddhist Script. A giant turtle swam close to the sinking vessel on which Pra Tang Sam Jung climbed upon and he was subsequently saved!
The Por Tor Festival maybe based on legends and stories but the Festival is like all festivals in Thailand – great fun. There is always a plethora of market stalls selling a great number of dishes and a lot of people wandering the streets.
At the Local Food Fair in Sapan Hin there is a plethora of different foods that you can have a taste of and all of them are produced locally. There is a scheme introduced by the government that is called the One Tambon One Product (OTOP) scheme and I believe that this has been organised with this in mind.
The OTOP scheme was introduced to support unique and locally made products; including - clothing, fashion items, household items, foods etc. There were a number of different groups of people ready - the small children dressed with little antennae, the girls dressed in traditional Thai costume and the men elaborately made up in Thai costume. These children then played traditional Thai games whilst the entertainment continued. Then the entertainment changed - the singers were ‘ladyboys’ and they were miming to Western music, quite risqué actually. They left with cheers and clapped and dancers returned dancing to danced to Thai pop music. Then a clearly enhanced ladyboy arrived amid cheers and whistles to entertain us evens more. Not just a Local Food Fair.
Like much of Thailand, the weather here is of the tropical variety, meaning hot and humid conditions year-round. Temperatures hover around 32 °C during the day and 25 °C at night, with just a few degrees difference between the warmest and coolest months. Humidity is mostly around 80% or more, so be sure to drink enough fluids! November to February in general is the driest time of the year, with just some regular showers (later afternoon) and a mix of clouds and sun. Rain increases from March onwards, reaching a peak in August and September before preparing again for the somewhat drier and cooler season.
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|Avg Min||23.9 °C||24.3 °C||24.9 °C||25.3 °C||25.1 °C||25 °C||24.6 °C||24.8 °C||24.2 °C||24.1 °C||24.3 °C||24 °C|
|Rainfall||23.3 mm||25.8 mm||59 mm||137.8 mm||269.8 mm||236.9 mm||284.1 mm||282.8 mm||386.5 mm||295.9 mm||173.7 mm||61.9 mm|
Phuket International Airport (HKT) is located about 30 kilometres from Phuket City and has a wide range of international flights. International destinations include Kuala Lumpur, Berlin, Munich, Beijing, Seoul, Milan, Rome, Taipei, Guangzhou, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Penang, Sydney, Shanghai, Singapore, Perth, Moscow, Kaohsiung, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Domestic services are Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Pattaya.
Buses leave for Bangkok quite regularly and there is no problem in finding seats, even at the last minute.
There are a lot of islands around Phuket, the most famous being the Phi Phi Islands, and one can easily get a tour from the ubiquitous travel agents around the area. A good tactic for getting cheaper rates is to get one agent against the other and thus get a good deal. Although of course this is not really appreciated by them and surely is not a great way to treat the persons who want to make a living.
If you are coming to Phuket by bus, you will arrive at the main city bus terminus. You could be hustled into getting an expensive taxi for the Patong beach or wherever you want to go and there are people who have their private cars which double up as taxis, but these options are at best left alone and one just needs to find the open air taxis. The open air taxis are a treat to travel in (and cheap) but they have designated times.
Motor bikes are easily available and can be rented fairly cheap. Just be sure to wear your helmet (this should be included in the rental fee) as the drivers don't necessarily look out for you.
The places around the small inns on Patong Street offer good value for money. The food at Dubai restaurant is irresistible and deserves mention. Other than that one can always get a boiled corn from the street vendors. There are other vendors who sell Thai food, but hygiene can be an issue. The banana pancakes are a treat: they are crispy and great with honey.
There is little in the way of cheap accommodation around Kata and Karon, so Patong Beach is the best option if you're on a budget. Patong Beach has a host of accommodation which ranges from the Holiday Inn to small Inns, most of which are on Patong Street. As you get closer to the beach, prices tend to become more expensive.
|Absolute Patong Ville Resort & Spa||19 Sirirat Road, Patong beach Kathu, Phuket||Hostel||-|
|Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa||42/1 Taveewong road Patong Beach, Kathu||Hostel||-|
|Andaman Seaside Resort Bang Tao||82/9 Moo 2 Baan Bangtao Cheangthalay||Hostel||-|
|Ao Kham Resort||11/1 Sakdidej Road Vichit||Hotel||-|
|Absolute At Panta Phuket||310/51 Moo 1, Baandon Cherngtalay Road, Thalang District.||Hotel||-|
|Baan Suay||381 Pattak. R.D T.Karon||Hotel||88|
|Baan Suay Backpackers||383 patak road T.Karon phuket||Hostel||91|
|Banthai Beach Resort & Spa||94 Thaveewong Road Patong Beach||HOTEL||-|
|Baramee Hip Hotel||188/38 Phungmung Sai ko Road, (Thanon sai Sam) Kathu, Patong Beach , Phuket||Hotel||82|
|Baramee Resortel||266 Phrabaramee rd, Patong Beach||Hotel||-|
|Bel Aire Resort, Phuket||59/1-3 Sainamyen Road, Patong, Kathu||Hotel||-|
|Benyada Lodge||106/52 Moo3, Surin beach, Cherngtalay, Talang Phuket Thailand 83110||Hotel||-|
|Beshert Guesthouse||516/13 Patak road, Karon Phuket||Hostel||-|
|Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa||124/29 Moo3 Tumbon Cheung Thalay Thalang||Hotel||-|
|Bhukitta Hotel & Spa||22, 22, 24, 26, 28, Phang Nga T.Talad Yai, Muang||Hotel||81|
|Blue Ocean Studio Rooms||174/6 Pisitkanaree Road Patong Beach||Hotel||-|
|Blue Sky Residence||Soi Sevatasai,Nanai Rd Patong Beach||Hotel||-|
|Burasari Resort||18/110 Ruamjai Road Patong||Hotel||-|
|Casa e Mare||kok tanod road 90/9 kata||Hotel||86|
|Chaba Hotel||98/13-17 Kata Road Karon||Hotel||-|
|Chalermporn Guest House||74/32 Nanai Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket||Guesthouse||-|
|Crown Hostel||169/3 Soi Sansabai, Rat-U-Tit Road, Patong Beach, Kathu||Hostel||-|
|Dive Den||Soi baan zaan Patong||Hostel||83|
|Ekkamon Mansion||47 Phang Nga Soi 2 Phang Nga Road||Hostel||82|
|Gorya House||98/271 viratchhongyok rd. T. wichit A.maung||Guesthouse||-|
|Hillside||257/2 Nanai Road Patong Beach||Guesthouse||77|
|Jinta Andaman||98/45 Patak Road Kata Karon||Hostel||86|
|Karma Guesthouse Phuket||5 Sirijat Road||Hostel||-|
|Karon Living Room Hotel||481 Patak Rd. Muang||Hotel||86|
|Kata Beach Spa Resort||95 Pakbang road Kata Beach||Guesthouse||-|
|Mei Zhou Phuket Hotel||1/5 Luangpohwatchalong Rd,. T.Taladyai A.Muang, P||Hotel||-|
|Naiharn Garden Resort Vil & Spa||15/12 Moo.1, Viset Road, Soi.Saiyuan, T.Rawai, Mua T.Rawai||HOTEL||-|
|Naiya Buree Resort at Nai Harn Beach||95/22 Moo 1 Tambol Rawai Amphur Muang||Hotel||86|
|Palm Garden Resort||4/10 Moo 5, Soi Ruam-U-Thit Ao Chalong||Hotel||-|
|Phuket Backpacker||165 Ranong Rd. Maung T. Taladyai Phuket||Hostel||83|
|Pineapple Guesthouse||291/4 Patak Road Karon||Hostel||86|
|Samkong Place||369/142 Yaowarat Road Taladyai Muang Phuket 83000||Hostel||91|
|Seaside Cottages||129/1 Moo 3 Mai Khao||Campsite||87|
|Seeka Boutique Resort||164/8 Nanai Rd., Patong Beach, Kathu||Hotel||-|
|Seven Seas||Soi Phrabarami 4, Phrabarami road, Patong, Kathu,||Hotel||-|
|Sino House Hotel Apartment||1 Montree Rd. A. Muang||HOTEL||-|
|Som Guesthouse||52/14,RAT-U-THIT RD.,PATONG Kathu||Hostel||77|
|Squareone||241/34 Rat-u-thit Road Patong Beach||Hostel||82|
|Sugar Palm Karon Resort||542/1 Patak Road Karon Beach Muang||Hotel||-|
|Sunwest Apartment||74/11 Poonpol Road, Tambol Taladnua Amphur Muang||Hotel||82|
|Sunwest Guesthouse||37 Soi 2 Phang Nga Road Muang||Hostel||82|
|Tanamas House||57/16 Moo1, Nai Yang Beach, Sakoo Thalang||Hostel||85|
|Thai Oriental Inn||209/9-10 Rat-U-Thit Song Roy Pee Road Kathu, Patong||Hotel||-|
|Thavorn Grand Plaza||40/5 Chanacharoen Rd Muang Phuket||Hotel||-|
|The Bird Cage||6/1-3 Patong||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Tropical Garden Resort||247 Koktanode Road,Kata Beach,T.Karon A.muang||Hotel||-|
|Tropical Resort||62 Kata Road Kata Beach||Hotel||-|
|Youth Hostel Phuket||73/11 W. Chowfah Road Chalong, 83130||Hostel||72|
|Bodega Phuket||189/3 Rat U Thit Patong Beach||Hostel||88|
|Andatel Patong Phuket||41/9 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road Patong Beach||Hotel||-|
|Coral Island Resort||48/11 Chaofa Rd. Chalong Bay||Hostel||-|
|Coral Island Club||48/12 Moo 9, T.Chalong A.Muang,||Hostel||-|
|Sabai Dee Patong Guesthouse||74/41 Soi Ban Zaan, Nanai Road Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand||Guesthouse||-|
|Kaya House||52/24 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd., (Opposite Andatel Hotel ) Patong||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Secret Cliff Resort & Restaurant||707 Patak Rd Patong Beach||Hotel||88|
|Avantika Boutique Hotel||4/1 Thaweewong Rd.,Patong Beach, Kathu,||Hotel||-|
|Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort||562 , Patak Road Karon beach Muang||Hotel||-|
|Sugar Palm Resort & Spa||20/10 Kata Road Kata beach Muang||Hotel||-|
|Malisa Villa Suites||20/10 Karon Road Karon beach Muang||Hostel||-|
|Phuket Orchid Resort||34, Luangporchuan Rd. Tambon Karon Muang District||Hotel||-|
|Absolute Chandara Resort & Spa||99/1 Moo 6, Ban Ao Por Pa Khlok, Thalang||Hotel||-|
|Bangkok Residence Hotel||181 Sansabai Road||Hostel||-|
|Tiger Inn Patong||140 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee||Hostel||-|
|Chang Residence Patong||156/1 Nanai R Patong Beach||Hostel||-|
|Tenta Nakara||Naka Yai Island Pa Klok Sub District Thalang District||Hostel||-|
|Sugar Palm Grand Hillside||1 Khoktanod soi 3, Kata Beach, Kata Road||Hotel||-|
|Residence Edouard||66/33 Soi Virajit, Nanai Rd., Patong Kathu District||Hotel||-|
|Lanna Thai Boutique Guesthouse||159/7 Nanai Rd Kathu||Guesthouse||-|
|Absolute Beach Resort||72/8, Muen-ngen Road, Tri Trang beach Kathu||Hotel||-|
|Airport Resort||80/15 Moo 1 Sakhu Thalang||Hotel||-|
|Eden Bungalow Resort||1 Chaloemphakiat Road Patong Beach||Hostel||-|
|The Sea Patong||5/56 Haad Patong Road Patong Beach, Kathu||Hotel||-|
|The Nap Patong||10/4 Sawasdirak Rd||Hotel||-|
|Tri Tang Beach Resort||68 Mueanngen Rd||Hostel||-|
|Naga House||97/425 moo 4 vichit Viratchhongyok Rd. Maung||Hostel||-|
|Benetti House||241/20-21 Patong wisky, Soi Rat-U-Thit 200 yeasr R||Guesthouse||-|
|Phu-ke-ta Hotel||24/5 Thepkasatri Road Moo 6 Tambon Rasada Muang||Hotel||-|
|Orchid Hotel and Spa||318-320 Prabaramee Rd Soi 7 Patong Beach, Kathu||Hotel||-|
|Absolute Nakalay Resort||6/113 Moo.6 Kathu Kamala||Hostel||-|
|The Blue Marine Resort & Spa||290/1 Prabaramee Road Patong Beach, Kathu||Hotel||-|
|Kamala Beach Resort||96/42 Moo #3 Kamala Beach Kathu||HOTEL||-|
|Sunwing Resort - Kamala Beach||96/43 Moo 3 Kamala Beach KAthu||Hotel||-|
|Sunwing Resort & Spa – Bangtao Beach||22 Moo 2 Chueng Thalay Thalang||Hotel||-|
|Supalai Resort & Spa Phuket||69/9 Moo.6, Ao Po-Lang Daeng Rd Paklok, Thalang||Hotel||-|
|Paradies-zum-Ross||47/5 Soi Sermuk Moo 4 Phuket / Rawai||Hostel||-|
|Chang Club Hotel||179/7 Soi San Sabai, Patong Beach||Hostel||-|
|Jang Resort||210/23 Soi Kebsub Rach U-Thit 200 Pee Rd. Patong Beach||Hotel||-|
|Lub Sbuy Guest House||183/79-80 Phang-nga Road A.Muang, Phuket||Hostel||83|
|Sawasdee Village||38 Katekwan Road T.Karon A.Muang||Hotel||-|
|The Orchid Kathu Heights||19/26 Moo 6 Vichitsongkram Rd Kathu||Hotel||-|
|Welcome inn Hotel||Patak Rd. 526/21 22 Karon Beach||Hotel||81|
|Rucksack Hostel||159 Ranong Rd. T. Taladnaue A. Maung||HOSTEL||79|
|Crystal Clear Thailand||9/115 Moo 9 Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Nomads Chalong Beach Phuket||80 Moo 5, Chalong Bay Rawai Beach||HOSTEL||-|
|Ice Kamala Beach Hotel||84/1 MOO3 RIMHARD RD., KAMALA ,KATHU||Hotel||-|
|Utaitip Guest House||32/3-4 sainamyen Rd. Kathu Patong 83150||Guesthouse||-|
|Absolute Guesthouse Phuket||137/3 Nanai Road Patong Beach||Guesthouse||87|
|The Village Coconut Island||Laem Hin road Thepkrassatri Road||Hotel||-|
|Sea Blue Phuket Hostel & Guesthouse||74/11 Soi Banzaan Nanai Rd Katoo||Hostel||-|
|Happy Elephant Resort||88/17 M. 7, T. Rawai||Hotel||-|
|The Panwa Guesthouse||19/33 Moo.8||Guesthouse||-|
|Chic Room Hotel||157/1 NANAI RD PATONG, KATHU||Hotel||-|
|I Pavilion Phuket Hotel||133 Satoon Road Insel Phuket||Hotel||-|
|Southern Fried Rice||Kata Road 100/14-15||HOSTEL||87|
|Ananas Phuket Hostels||98/48 Phuket Town Village Surin RD., T. Taradyai A. Muang||Hostel||90|
|Thaweewong Guesthouse||191/36 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd. Kathu||Guesthouse||-|
|Phuket FLY Guesthouse||106/3 Moo 1 - Phuket Airport Tambon Saku Amphur Thalang||Guesthouse||-|
|At Home Hotel Two||168/42-43 Nanai Soi 8,Nanai rd||Hotel||75|
|Karon Sunshine Guesthouse||528/14 Patak Rd Karon. Muang||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Baan Chayna Lounge Resort||87/5 moo3 Soi Surin Beach Cherngtalay Thalang||Guesthouse||-|
|Rawai Garden Bungalows||47/1 Moo 4 Muang Rawai Soi Sermsuk||Guesthouse||-|
|Rumblefish Adventure Inn||98/79 Kata Rd the Beach Center,Kata Beach||HOSTEL||82|
|Nanai Residence||35 Soi Nanai 2||Guesthouse||-|
|Suite Dreams Hotel||157/2 Nanai Rd., patong kathu phuket||Hotel||-|
|Sino Inn Phuket||Mea luan Road||Guesthouse||85|
|Sleep Sheep Phuket Hostel||243, 245 Talang rd. (Behind Dtac Shop) Talad Yai, Muang||Hostel||82|
|Baan Kamala||74/43 Moo.3 Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand||Guesthouse||83|
|Yindee Residence||55/3-4 Pisitkoranee Road||Guesthouse||-|
|Sansabai WonderWhy Boutique||179/83-84, Soi Sansabai Rat-U-That Pee Road, Kathu,||Hotel||-|
|Phuket eCozy Hotel||6/18 mhoo 1 soi tida 7.90113094393||Hotel||-|
|Phuket Airport FLY Hotel||100/25 M. 1 T. Saku, A. Thalang||Hotel||-|
|Patong Eyes||Pisitkoranee Road 125/1 Patong Beach, Kathu||Hostel||-|
|Sea Beach Inn||52/1-2 Soi Thaweewong Road Patong Kathu||Guesthouse||-|
|Tanawan Phuket Hotel||162/44-45, 162/88-89-90 Phung Muang Sai Kor, Patong||Hotel||-|
|Siam House||169/22 Soi Sansabai,Rat-u-thit Road Patong Beach||HOSTEL||78|
|RNR Hostel at Rick N Roll Music Cafe||100/51 Kata Road, Kata, Phuket||HOSTEL||-|
|Blu Monkey Hotel||113/3 Hongyok Utit Rd. Taladyai||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Forest Patong Hotel||46/27-29 , Soi.Kongbangwat pisitkorranee Road Patong Beach||HOTEL||-|
|Baan Phulay||10/56 Moo6 Kamala Kathu||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|2W Cafe & Hostel||73 Dirok-U-tid 1 Rd., Tambol Taladyai.Phuket Tow||HOSTEL||-|
|Nanich @ Bangtao Beach||Phuket Grandville on Pasak 8 Bangtao Beach||HOSTEL||-|
|3rd Street Cafe &Guesthouse||100/3-4 Kata Rd Karon Muang||Guesthouse||-|
|Foto Hotel||218/9 Kata-Saiyuan Road Kata Beach||Hotel||-|
|Thavorn Heritage Hotel||74 Rasada Rd||Hotel||-|
|Phuket Tropical Inn||147/1 Nanai Road Baankanchana 6 Kathu Patong||Hotel||-|
|APK Resort and Spa||198 Pangmuang sai kor road Patong beach, Kathu||Hotel||-|
|B-Bossa Patong||Patong Beach||Guesthouse||-|
|Phuket Ghetto Childs Hostel||32 thep krasattri Rd.||Hostel||79|
|Sino Imperial Phuket Hotel||51 Phuket rd., Talad Yai, Muang||HOTEL||82|
|The Memory at On On Hotel||19 Phang-Nga Rd Talad Yai, Muang||HOSTEL||82|
|Kool Backpacker Hostel||31 Bangla Road. T. Patong A Kathu||HOSTEL||81|
|Maithai Hostel||88/5 Patak Road Kata beach. Muang||HOSTEL||-|
|Ai Phuket Hostel||88 Yaowarat Road Taladyai, Muang||HOSTEL||85|
|@Home Boutique||Phangmuang Sai Ko Road Patong, Kathu District||Hostel||-|
|Sugar Marina Resort||2/4 Kata Noi Road Kata Beach Kata Noi Road Muang||Hotel||-|
|Bella Tropicana Hotel & Guesthouse||132 Nanai road Soi 6 Bankanchana Patong Beach||Hotel||-|
|Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa||97 Muen Nguen Road Patong, Kathu||Hotel||-|
|Gotum Hostel||44 Yaowarat rd. T.Taladyai A.Muangphuket||HOSTEL||-|
|Stanley's Guesthouse||74/6 Soi Banzaan,Nanai Rd Patong,Kathu,Phuket 83150||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Budget Traveller Inn||165 Phang Na Road T. Talad yai. A Muang||HOSTEL||-|
|Blue Garden||82/32 Moo3 Bangtao Beach||HOTEL||-|
|Kata Guest House||211 Khoktanod Road Kata Beach||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Relax Pub and Rooms||391 Patak Road East Karon Beach||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Nin Apartments||224/9 Patak Rd Karon Beach||Apartment||-|
|Live@Loft Apartelle||359/16 Moo 1, T. Thepkrasatri Talang||HOTEL||-|
|Mild's House||98/62, Kata Rd Karon sub-district||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Balcony Hostel||34/23 Prachanukroh rd., Patong, Kathu||HOSTEL||-|
|Bangtao Kanita House||149/14-15, Cherngtalay, Srisoonthorn Rd.,||HOTEL||-|
|Win Backpacker Hostel||6 Ratsada Road Maung T. Taladyai||HOSTEL||-|
|The Chilli Salza Patong||141/44 Rat-u-thit 200 Pee Road, T. Patong, A. Krat Patong||HOTEL||-|
|Villa De mama||54/63 Moo 1 Soi. Ta-iad||Apartment||-|
|The Lantern Patong||181/36-41 Soi Sansabai Rai-U-Thit Song Roi Pee Road Patong||Hostel||-|
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