The Similan Islands, Phuket, Thailand
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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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Impiana Resort Patong

Local Tip Perfect place to stay in Patong! Get a room close to the pool as it's quieter than those nearer the road and enjoy the wonderful breakfasts poolside. You can step out of the hotel for shopping, entertainment...

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Lard Yai (Big Market Street)

Local Tip Have some fun and get a taste of Old Phuket Town (and not just the great street food!) and of the culture and heritage of the area. Clap your hands to music and performances, see local products... at a very...

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Happy Hour & Live Music @ The Speakeasy

Happy Hour & Live Music @ The Speakeasy

29 Aug

Phuket’s first Speakeasy. Come and enjoy the classiest daily Happy Half on the island. From 6 to 9pm, you'll receive 50% off cocktails, local beers and selected red/white wines. On Fridays, there's live music from 7 to 10pm. Don’t miss it! more »

Moe's Jazz Trio @ Boathouse

Moe's Jazz Trio @ Boathouse

29 Aug

Dine in style and enjoy jazz with Moe's Jazz Trio at Boathouse. For a very special evening, come for the 4-course Jazz set dinner on Friday evenings. Special 4 courses Jazz set dinner on Friday nights for 1,500++ Baht. Be sure to make a reservation! more »

Journée Portes Ouvertes des Mousquetaires

Journée Portes Ouvertes des Mousquetaires

30 Aug

L'Alliance Francaise de Phuket presents an open day for youngsters at their site. Le Club Mousquetaires invites kids to come for workshops that involve theatre, musical comedies, karate and a mini club for kids 3 to 5. The workshop will be conducted in French giving kids the opportunity to operate in that language. more »

A Chance of Rain: Champagne Saturdays @ Nikki Beach

A Chance of Rain: Champagne Saturdays @ Nikki Beach

30 Aug

Rain or shine, come party! Saturdays through the low season, Nikki Beach is hosting a special party that features free-flow mimosas, a special brunch of lunch and bottle service packages. The party is held in the indoor dining room and there are live DJs and champagne surprises to enjoy. The price is 1,025++ Baht. Members of parties of 4... more »

Videos

A History of Phuket

'A History of Phuket' is a comprehensive and well-researched book of Phuket and the surrounding region that incorporates original quotes and writings from commentators and visitors over 2,000 years. more »

Virtual Tours

Joe's Downstairs

A favourite choice for both local expat residents and guests to Phuket, Joe's Downstairs is a beachfront bar that is a superb place to meet for cocktails at sunset. more »

Phuket Photos

Paraglidiing over the Cape Phromthep/Nai Harn area

Paraglidiing over the Cape Phromthep/Nai Harn area

Kata & Kata Noi Bays on Phuket's west coast

Kata & Kata Noi Bays on Phuket's west coast

Thalang Road, (Old) Phuket Town 1903

Thalang Road, (Old) Phuket Town 1903

River bathing at Khao Sok National Park

River bathing at Khao Sok National Park

Water sports at Relax Beach

Water sports at Relax Beach

Ko Tapu, better known as James Bond Island

Ko Tapu, better known as James Bond Island

Koh Racha Yai to the southwest of Phuket Island

Koh Racha Yai to the southwest of Phuket Island

Thai fishing boat

Thai fishing boat

Sundowners at a beach bar

Sundowners at a beach bar

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