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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Travel Advice: Things to do in Phuket

Things you have to do in Phuket:

1- Phi Phi Island trip
This trip includes plenty of snorkling, in addition to visiting the famous Phi Phi Island, that was featured in the movie The Beach, and "monkey island" (like I like to call it).  Sadly, Phi Phi Island is overcrowded with tourists and you can't enjoy the beauty of it.  As for monkey island, monekys are so full and fed up with tourists they don't come down from the trees and dip in the water like they used to (this problem is obvious in high season).
2- Phang Nga Bay trip
You will visit the famous James Bond island and explore caves while on a canoe among other things. A must.

3- FantaSea
The most visited place in the island. Very suitable for kids. Its an entertainment show where your visit is concluded with a magnificent show. Extremely crowded, book ahead. Lots of shops, restaurants, and stuff to do there where you will enjoy your time before the show begins.  The main attraction are the elephants which you can ride, take your photo taking while on, and enjoy performance throughout the show.
4- Simon Cabaret
Another show attraction, mostly suited for adults. All performers are "lady-boys" and you will have a hard time believing they're actually men.  Very funny and entertaining. We liked it more than FantaSea. Less crowded than FantaSea.

5- Trekking and rafting

6- Beach horseriding

7- Elephant jungle treks

8- Island hopping in speedboats

9- Spa
What better place than to have a massage session than in Phuket. They're more professional than anywhere in the world.

10- Buggy rides

11- Cooking classes
You can find this in your hotel, if its available.

There are a lot more water sports including sailing, kayaking, among others.

4 comments:

  1. Mashalla 3alaych you got everything. Now I really miss it!

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  2. I have never been to Thailand, but it looks like it's really fun!

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  3. If I'd known how good PTT were going to be I'd have done every tour they offer, not just two. I did Phra Nang Speedboat tour and Phi Phi Speedboat tour - both hosted by http://www.privatetoursinistanbul.com Both days were excellent and highly recommended., so obviously written by competitors - you only have to look at the 'person' to know!

    You get to see so much and learn so much on PST trips. Everyone onboard is friendly and it's like going on a day out with a large extended family. When booking tours solo it's always a gamble if you'll be the 'odd one out' or accepted by other travellers - on PST everyone accepts you. Travelling solo on PTT has it's perks too, I had Captain John in my kayak and we had a great chat about what we were seeing and took some great shots of the wildlife.

    You'll never go hungry on a PST trip either. I have significant food allergies that can make travelling in Thailand a real hassle. Elise at PTT said 'no problem' and I had so much food that I didn't need dinner on return from either trip! They cater for all sorts of dietary needs. You'll never have a chance to dehydrate with the crew always offering complimentary water, sodas and iced coffees all day long..


    tour operators and the crew are just lovely. John's like an uncle to everyone onboard and he knows everyone at the stops. He'll tell you things you always wanted to know about Thailand .

    Worth every penny, worth more.

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  4. Phuket is usually known to the unique points of interest which in turn produce long amusement. Regardless of whether to the little ones or grown-ups, generally there will always be some thing for everyone.
    Entertainment Phuket

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