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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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XANA Beach Club with Attica

Local Tip Spend your day unwinding in cosy hammocks or enjoy a leisurely game of pool complemented by views of the Andaman Sea. Bask in the sun on a poolside sun lounger, challenge your friends to a thrilling beach...

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Old Phuket Town

Local Tip Take a journey back in time and discover Phuket's rich culture and history that was present more than 100 years ago when Phuket was a tin mining town. Many Sino-Portuguese architecture-style buildings have...

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Thanyapura Five-a-Side Soccer League

Thanyapura Five-a-Side Soccer League

23 Dec

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 »

Christmas Eve @ El Gaucho

Christmas Eve @ El Gaucho

24 Dec

Spend Christmas Eve under a spectacular tropical sky and enjoy a feast of superb food and selected beverages. There will be a buffet dinner of International favourites at El Gaucho at Karon Beach Square. The price is 2,200++ Baht per adult and 1,100++ Baht for children 4 to 11. more »

Christmas Eve, Christmas & Boxing Day @ The Regent Cape Panwa

Christmas Eve, Christmas & Boxing Day @ The Regent Cape Panwa

24 Dec - 26 Dec

On Christmas Eve, The Restaurant offers a special Christmas Set Menu with turkey and mulled wine, whilst the evening also features Christmas Carols as part of its seasonal entertainment. Price is 1900++ per person including a glass of mulled wine, which will be served as an aperitif with Regent’s compliments. For an additional charge guests... more »

Christmas @ Blue Elephant Governor's Mansion

Christmas @ Blue Elephant Governor's Mansion

24 Dec - 26 Dec

Celebrate Christmas with superb Thai food in a unique environment. The historic building in Old Phuket Town will host an extravaganza as part of the festive season. The 'Emerald Christmas Menu' will feature dishes such as Rose spring rolls stuffed with free-range chicken, Emerald prawns, Wrapped crab salad and Baked sausages of foie gras and... more »

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Old Phuket Town

Once a small tin mining town from the 19th century, what is now old Phuket Town is a journey through the local history with tones of modernity a refreshing change from the tourism of today. more »

Virtual Tours

Baan Rim Pa

Baan Rim Pa is one of the best-known restaurants in Thailand. What was formerly a Thai-style cliff top house is now a restaurant that serves top-notch Thai Cuisine to the sounds of the piano... more »

Phuket Photos

Phuket Butterfly Garden

Phuket Butterfly Garden

The Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi

The Bay Regatta - Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi

River bathing at Khao Sok National Park

River bathing at Khao Sok National Park

Aerial view of South Patong Cape looking west

Aerial view of South Patong Cape looking west

Kata & Kata Noi Bays on Phuket's west coast

Kata & Kata Noi Bays on Phuket's west coast

At a nursery

At a nursery

Happy Buddha at Wat Tum Sua in Krabi

Happy Buddha at Wat Tum Sua in Krabi

Yachts at anchor in the Similan Islands

Yachts at anchor in the Similan Islands

Bungalows on the lake at Khao Sok National Park

Bungalows on the lake at Khao Sok National Park

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