As one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations with all manner of attractions for young and old alike, Phuket is also one of its most expensive islands. This doesn’t mean however that your perfect Phuket vacation can’t be done inexpensively. You just need to know where to look.
Some of the hippest hotels in Phuket are also some of the most reasonably priced. Whether hostel or small-scale B&Bs, sometimes it’s worth straying off the well-beaten path to see what you can find.
Large global branded hotels can only offer you so much, for experiences and true holiday memories you should seek out the trendy chic hostels. Every area in Phuket has a few, they just need to be sought out.Read more
In the past if you wanted to go abroad it was rather a daunting experience. Sure you could talk to an agent in your own country or flick through travel brochures, but all-in-all you had to go at it alone. So you picked a dodgy area and are staying at a hotel that you wouldn't feel comfortable leaving your dog in – tough luck, you've got to deal with it...Read more
The markets in Phuket are a vibrant and fun place to eat, meet friends, people-watch and also - rather unsurprisingly - shop. This is why every Saturday and Sunday the weekend market (Nakha market) in Phuket town is bursting with life and full of tourists, expats and Thais alike.
In 2012, Patong certainly has more than enough to cater for everyone. In fact never before has such competition existed for the Patong visitor's hard-earned baht, leading to a dearth of new hotels that seem to spring up and then get demolished at the start and end of every high season. Read more
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