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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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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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Twinpalms Phuket

Local Tip The cream of the crop in terms of luxury and seclusion, Twinpalms is a place of magical moments, gourmet dining and plush comfort.

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The Bay Regatta 2015 - Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi

The Bay Regatta 2015 - Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi

4 Mar - 8 Mar

The Bay Regatta (formerly Phang Nga Bay Regatta), the region's roaming and sleep aboard regatta, offers four days of racing and sailing through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The event is is a fun competition that showcases the beauty of Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi, three provinces in southern Thailand. Over 50 boats are... more »

Thai Cooking Class @ Boathouse Wine & Grill

Thai Cooking Class @ Boathouse Wine & Grill

4 Mar - 8 Mar

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 »

1st Phuket Annual Wine Options Challenge (WOC)

1st Phuket Annual Wine Options Challenge (WOC)

5 Mar

Phuket's first team wine tasting event sees teams of four individuals with 'fun names' competing against other teams. The WOC is a series of multiple choice questions on a total of eight wines. Teams are awarded points to questions and the team with the most points at the end of the evening, wins. The quizmaster presents a series of... more »

Happy Friday's @ The Dock Bar, Les Anges

Happy Friday's @ The Dock Bar, Les Anges

6 Mar

Friday's on the boardwalk at Royal Phuket Marina sees special evenings to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. There are special prices on beer and wine available. Good times at The Dock Bar at Les Anges! more »

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Yacht Haven Marina

Yacht Haven Marina, at the north east end of Phuket, is just 15 minutes' drive from the international airport and several top resorts and beaches. Set in idyllic surrounds it offers year-round access more »

Virtual Tours

Salvatore's

Take a trip and follow the locals to Salvatore's, a trattoria in a converted Chinese shophouse in Phuket Town for the finest Italian cuisine that uses only the freshest ingredients. more »

Phuket Photos

Tonsai Bay at Koh Phi Phi Don

Tonsai Bay at Koh Phi Phi Don

Phuket Bird Park

Phuket Bird Park

Surin Beach

Surin Beach

Goong Sarong (Deep fried prawns in vermicelli)

Goong Sarong (Deep fried prawns in vermicelli)

Longtail at sunset at Koh Lanta

Longtail at sunset at Koh Lanta

Food vendor at a local market

Food vendor at a local market

Thalang Road, (Old) Phuket Town 1903

Thalang Road, (Old) Phuket Town 1903

Som Tam (Papaya salad)

Som Tam (Papaya salad)

Happy Buddha at Wat Tum Sua in Krabi

Happy Buddha at Wat Tum Sua in Krabi

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