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The Similan Islands

Phuket

Phuket, the biggest of the thousands of islands sprinkled around Thailand's coastline, is a magical blend of everything a holidaymaker or expatriate could dream of.
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Coyote Phuket

Local Tip Big servings of traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex fare plus 75+ margaritas or premium tequilas. Stunning sunset views.

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Cape Phromthep

Local Tip You won't find a better spot on Phuket to enjoy the sun setting into the Andaman Sea! Take in some history in the small museum in the Lighthouse and do some shopping in the parking area below. It can get...

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Royal Thai Cooking Class @ Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Royal Thai Cooking Class @ Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

30 Sep - 7 Oct

Dusit's Thai Exec Sous Chef Pachon Pakham offers a two-hour course three times a week on the art of Royal Thai Cooking. Students can then enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at the five-star Dusit Thani's famed Ruen Thai restaurant. The price is 2,000++ Baht per person. Classes are held from 3 to 5 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. more »

Thanyapura Five-a-Side Soccer League

Thanyapura Five-a-Side Soccer League

30 Sep

The Thanyapura Five-a-Side Soccer League is a social sports league that meets weekly. Teams include Thanyapura Phuket club members, Phuket International Academy and teams from communities in the north of the Island. Players must be at least 14 years of age to play. The registration cost per team is 4,500 Baht. more »

Thai Cooking Class @ Boathouse Wine & Grill

Thai Cooking Class @ Boathouse Wine & Grill

1 Oct - 5 Oct

If you've enjoyed Thai food while in Phuket, why not cook Thai at home! Learn how to prepare the most authentic Thai dishes that you can enjoy with family and friends as a meal or at a party and the best way to spice dishes so they can be enjoyed spicy (pet) or not spicy (my pet) and the ingredients to use that you can find where ever you... more »

Thai Cooking Classes @ Blue Elephant Governor Mansion Cooking School

Thai Cooking Classes @ Blue Elephant Governor Mansion Cooking School

2 Oct - 5 Oct

The Blue Elephant Governor Mansion Phuket Cooking School & Restaurant offers cooking classes at a more than a century old elegant and historical mansion in Old Phuket Town. Learn how to cook authentic Thai cuisine - "Thai Cooking of the Past", "Thai Cuisine of Today", and "Thai Kitchen of Tomorrow" taught by instructors trained by Nooror... more »

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Big Buddha (Mingmongkol Buddha)

Perched atop a 380 metre hilltop in Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata is Phuket's newest man-made attraction, Big Buddha or Ming Mongkol Buddha. more »

Virtual Tours

Molly Malone's

Molly Malone's on Patong's Beach Road is an Irish pub that offers live entertainment every night. There are Irish bands and solo entertainers with energy and vitality that's infectious. more »

Phuket Photos

Fruit & vegetable carvings

Fruit & vegetable carvings

Beach swing

Beach swing

PIMEX: Phuket International Boat Show

PIMEX: Phuket International Boat Show

Stretch of beach on Koh Lanta

Stretch of beach on Koh Lanta

At a nursery

At a nursery

Sawadee Krap! Welcome to Thailand.

Sawadee Krap! Welcome to Thailand.

Koh Racha Yai to the southwest of Phuket Island

Koh Racha Yai to the southwest of Phuket Island

Sunset at Railay Beach, Krabi

Sunset at Railay Beach, Krabi

Food vendor at a local market

Food vendor at a local market

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