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Chinese New Year Special ! Delighting Phuket Beach Retreat
   
Tour Code: STS-TH-001 Price per person from: From RMB 11,000
Departure Date: Daily Click for Price Details
   
 
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Families and romantic coouples flock to Southern Thailand's Paradise of pristine beaches, limestone cliffs, jungle sanctuaries and mangrove forests. Canoe through caves, snorkel among the coral or spend the night at a fishing village. You will find scenic folg courses,heavenly spas and plenty of watersports on your dream holiday in Phuket.

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Chinese New Year Special ! Delighting Phuket Beach Retreat

9 days / 8 nights
Departure date: Daily


Flight schedule- Fly with Thai Airways
Date  Flight No.  Dept. City/ Time   Arrival City / Time   Duration     
Day01  TG615   Beijing / 1705     Bangkok / 2120    4 hr 15 mins
Day01  TG225   Bangkok / 2240    Phuket / 2359     1 hr 20 mins
Day09  TG226   Phuket / 0725     Bangkok / 0850    1 hr 20 mins
Day09  TG614   Bangkok / 1010    Beijing / 1550     5 hr 40 mins


Itinerary Outline-

 Day01 Beijing- Phuket
 Depart Beijing for Phuket, upon arrival, you will be met at the airport, and transfer to the hotel.
 Check in the hotel.
 Overnight in Phuket.

Day02- Day08 Phuket
Free at leisure. Blessed with spectacular limestone peaks, mesmerizing blue seas and unspoiled tropical islands, Phuket is a paradise on    
Earth. You can try snorkelling and Scuba ping above otherworldly coral reefs, explore the islands on kayak or boat tours and seek adventure  in the forest. You can even hop on an elephant and ride into the sunset.

Known as ‘The Pearl of the South’, the island of Phuket is full of surprises. Explore the lush green jungles in an eco-tour, play the championship golf courses and sample the world famous nightlife. In this amazing island is never short of things to do. 

Day09 Phuket- Beijing
Transfer to the airport by private car, take the morning flight back to Beijing.

 

Hotel Accommodation & Package Rate-

Category Hotel Name Room Type Adult Twin Adult Extra Bed Child Extra Bed Child Share Existing Bed with Adults
First Class Sunset Beach Resort  Deluxe Room       11,000                  8,810                  6,480                     5,880
Duangjitt Resort & Spa Superior Room       11,280                  9,740                  6,750                     6,280
Centara Karon Resort Lagoon Deluxe Room       10,860                  8,910                  6,160                     5,740
Courtyard Phuket at Surin Beach  Deluxe Room       10,030                  8,910                  6,160                     6,160
Courtyard Phuket at Patong Beach  Deluxe Room       10,630                  8,910                  6,160                     6,160
Karon Beach Resort and Spa Deluxe Room       11,580                  8,910                  6,160                     6,040
Burasari Patong Resort Phuket Premier Collection Room       11,100  N/A   N/A                      6,220
Elite Collection Room       11,930                  8,910                  6,220                     6,220
Kata Beach Resort and Spa Superior       11,820                  8,910                  6,160                     6,040
Patong Beach Hotel  Superior Siam Wing       10,390                  9,210                  6,280                     6,280
Superior  Sunwing Resort and Spa Studio       10,900                  8,410                  5,840                     5,840
Happy Baby Stodio       11,140                  8,410                  5,840                     5,840
Family Suite       13,880                  7,340                  5,840                     5,840
Merlin Beach Resort Superior Room       12,450                  9,190                  6,500                     6,500
Hilton Phuket Arcadia  Garden View Guest Room       12,560                  9,840                  6,320                     6,320
Amari Coral Beach Resort Superior Room       12,090                  9,840                  6,440                     6,440
Kata Thani Resort Superior Room       12,930                  9,840                  6,260                     6,260
Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Resort Deluxe Sea View Room       14,300                10,320                  6,500                     6,500
Deluxe  Laguna Beach Resort Superior Room       11,900                10,240                  6,480                     6,480
Deluxe Room       12,310                10,240                  6,480                     6,480
Westin Resort at Siray Bay Superior Sea View Room       13,440                10,420                  8,920                     6,490
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort Superior Garden Room       14,160                10,060                  6,420                     6,420
Centara Grand Beach Resort Deluxe Ocean Facing Room       13,740                10,420                  6,600                     5,940
Luxury Moevenpick Resort and Spa Deluxe Garden View Room       12,000                10,820                  6,580                     6,580
JW Marriott Beach Resort & Spa Deluxe Sala Garden View Room       14,200                10,520                  6,700                     6,700
Mom Tri's Villa Royale Beach Wing Suite       14,910                10,520                  8,540                     6,700
Indigo Pearl Phuket Garden Pearl Bed Suite       15,090                10,520                  6,520                     6,520
The Shore at Katathani Pool Villa       21,160  N/A   N/A   N/A 
Anantara Phuket Pool Villa       22,830                13,430                  6,700                     6,700

  Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Included features-
·
Round trip economy class air ticket
·    8 nights hotel accommodation in Phuket, based twin sharing/ room type mentioned above
·    Meals as indicated in the itinerary, B= Breakfast
·    Return airport transfer in Phuket

·    All hotel government tax & service charges

 

Exclusions-
· Air tax—Approx. RMB1,450 per Adult, Approx. RMB1,360 per Child
· Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (e.g.Telephone, laundry)
· Personal travel insurance
· Personal expenses
· Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels' porters
· Meals other than those mentioned above
· Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above

Twinpalms Phuket Hotel
Official Website: http://twinpalms-phuket.com/
       
Twinpalms Phuket Hotel Located on Phuket’s ‘Millionaires Row’ this resort is the perfect blend of boutique luxury with the relaxing tranquility. This hotel has 97 light and airy rooms and suites that all face in to the central pool area, some even with direct pool access. Visit the well equipped modern gym and spend some quiet time in the library with a great selection of books.Very chic and popular Catch Beach Club restaurant has amazing oysters on ice and Spanish mackerel steaks, and the Sunday brunch here with good wine and smoked salmon are just legendary. Surin beach is situated just 175m across a park that used to be Thailand’s first golf course, but ride in a tuk tuk painted in Twinpalms jet-black, for great fun and you will be wishing that the beach was further away.
Amari Coral Beach Resort
Official Website: http://www.amari.com/coralbeach/
       
Amari Coral Beach Resort If you’re looking for the perfect getaway plan, this could be it. Located at the quiet end of Patong, Phuket’s most popular beach, the Amari Coral Beach boasts numerous amenities beyond their comfortable rooms and extreme dedication to customer satisfaction. Guests will surely enjoy the Sivara Spa, two swimming pools and fitness area. A renowned Italian restaurant overlooks the bay, making it a perfect location for those seeking a romantic mood. Also located on site is a professional diving center offering PADI scuba diving trips for guests of all skill levels and the bay is also home to many species of colorful fish for those who simply want to snorkel off the beach. Amari Coral Beach lets you enjoy the best of Phuket with excellent amenities and location.
Laguna Beach Resort
Official Website: http://www.lagunaphuket.com/promotions/last-minute-bookings/index.php?gclid=COqFwbaTwqMCFQczbgodfj9bXg
         
Laguna Beach Resort Laguna Beach Resort is nestled between a sparkling lagoon and the Andaman Sea, and features a four-acre water park that includes a waterfall, a water slide, Jacuzzi, swimming pools, a scuba pool and a wide range of sports and activities that are available for complimentary use by guests. The resort is just 20 minutes from the airport and Patong Beach, and 25 minutes from Phuket Town. Each of the 254 rooms at this five-star resort feature private balconies and standard amenities that include cable television, IDD telephone, mini-bar, and an in-room safe. A fully-equipped kids club makes this resort a perfect spot for families and several on-site restaurants provide convenient dining options. To make your reservation at Laguna Beach Resort in Phuket, please use our secure online booking form.
Moevenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach
Official Website: http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com/en/pub/your_hotels/worldmap/phuket/overview.cfm
         
Moevenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Movenpick Phuket prides itself in helping guests relax, and after a stay here you will be rejuvenated to return to the rush of everyday life. Karon Beach is across the hotel, and two 18-hole golf courses are less than a 30 minute drive away. Rainforests, waterfalls, and exciting dives are ever-present for those looking for adventure. Once back at the hotel, enjoy all day dining, Thai cuisine, an authentic Brazilian churrasco, and mouth-watering desserts. As the sun sets, head over to the Sand Bar for a round of cocktails before dinner. The Game Lounge at the hotel is open round the clock, and the Play Zone to keep the little ones occupied includes everything from customized activities to Play Stations. A trip to the spa is a must, which includes special suites designed for couples.
Evason Phuket Resort & SPA
Official Website: http://www.sixsenses.com/Evason/index.php?source=google
         
Evason Phuket Resort & SPA Surrounded by over 60 acres of landscaped gardens, this luxury resort overlooks the Andaman Sea. Guests have the option of dining at a private location, and a Guest Relation manager can help you plan a memorable surprise. Evason can help arrange customized boat and bicycle tours, as well as excursions to local attractions. Included on the site is a diving school, and a whole range of land and non-motorized water sport activities. And if it is raining while you are visiting, the resort takes care with special activities designed for just these occasions.
Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket
Official Website: http://www.lagunaphuket.com/hotels/sheratongrande/
         
Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket Set against a dazzling backdrop of bright white sand and sparkling indigo lagoons, Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket offers endless recreational opportunities. The lush green hills and coconut groves of Phuket captivate the minds of even the most discerning travellers. Ranked amongst the five best resorts in Asia-Pacific, the hotel is a piece of paradise providing optimum service and luxury.
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
Official Website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1848
         
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort Located in the tropical paradise of Phuket’s West coast in a secluded cove, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is set amidst 40 acres of lush foliage, sprawling golden sands, and the emerald Andaman Sea.

Phuket

Get around

Phuket is a large island and you need some form of transport to get around. Public transport is very limited and taxis and tuk-tuks are the only practical means, Another, but quite dangerous option is rent your own wheels.

Hotels generally offer shuttle bus services into Phuket Town, and also have taxi and car hire facilities. Jeeps and motorbikes can be hired from various shops in Phuket and at the main beaches. Taxis are plentiful in town. Tel: 0 7635 1347, 0 7635 1349 for more information.

People traveling with babies can rent baby gear locally and don't necessarily have to bring baby equipment such as strollers on the plane. One of the companies offering this service is called Phuket Baby Rentals.

In Town:

No public buses, but there are Songthaew which operate a communal service. Just tell your destination to the driver. In town journeys cost 20-30 baht.

From Town to Beaches:

There are local-bus services between town and tourist beaches. Local buses leave for the beaches at the market on Ranong Road at half-hour intervals until 6 p.m. After that, you must hire a taxi. Bus fares range from 25-35 baht.

By Songthaew or bus

Public transport within Phuket is limited to a radial network connecting Phuket Town to the beaches. There are a few full-size buses, but most lines are operated with songthaews, basically converted pick-up trucks serving as buses. The fare is 25-35 baht up on distance, and there are no set stops - they pick up and drop off as requested. Most local bus services stop at around 18:00.

Most operate from the local market (Talad Sod or Ban San); those to major beaches go via Phuket Town bus terminal. The main lines connect to Patong, Kata-Karon, Chalong Bay, Rawai-Nai Han beach, Panwa (Aquarium), Mai Khao and Surin-Kamala. There are very few "cross-beach" connections, and eg. traveling from Surin to Patong (15 min by taxi) requires an hour-long detour via Phuket Town.

Upon your return, though, often the bus will drop you off not at the main terminal but at a bus stop somewhere in the middle of Phuket town, where travelers will immediately be set upon by the rip-off tuk-tuk and taxi drivers. Tourist beware!

By taxi

Phuket has three types of taxi - millions (or so it seems) of small songthaew -style minivans (usually bright red, occasionally bright yellow) called Tuk Tuks, a much smaller number of conventional sedan-style taxis (yellow and red, with a "TAXI-METER" sign on top), and random indistinguishable vehicles that serve as unofficial taxis.

The minivans are universally referred to as tuk-tuks (even though they have four wheels, not three). They have no meter, and their drivers are notoriously mercenary, so always agree a price beforehand and do bargain hard. Short hops around town shouldn't cost more than 40 baht, but good luck getting from Patong to Phuket Town for under 400 baht. Tuk-Tuks should be avoided whenever possible, these are run by what locals call the "Thai Mafia" and charge you 200 baht for less than 1km runs.

Metered taxis are a much better option when available, being safer, more comfortable, and usually cheaper than tuk-tuks. However, they're often hard to find, and during peak periods their drivers will also ignore the meter and demand flat fares. You can arrange one by telephone on +66-76-232157.

Finally, many beaches have little shacks with "TAXI" signs, sometimes unofficially supported by a hotel, offering quick transport at high prices. They are usually pricier than the tuk-tuks, with most fares exceeding 500 baht, but they are usually air-conditioned and more comfortable.

By motorbike taxi

There are also motorbike taxis (motosai). While you should never hop on the back of just anyone's motorbike, motorbike taxi drivers wear bright numbered vests and are usually the cheapest way to go. However, these are more dangerous than a Tuk Tuk, for obvious reasons, and are not comfortable for long trips. However, if you just need to get around town, they are a great way to go.

By car or bike

Renting a car or motorbike to explore the island on your own is a cost-effective way of getting off the beaten track. However, given the driving habits of most locals and the resulting carnage on Phuket's roads every year, the risks do demand careful consideration. Driving habits are Thai style ignoring all the rules and keeping going at all costs, not much worse than Naples, but like there it keeps traffic moving. Traffic lights have just made things worse in the last few years.

Due to the geography of the island with its winding hilly roads and poor vision, Phuket certainly gets more than its fair share of accidents. In fact, the death and injury statistics are more than high. More than 10,000 people are injured and over 250 killed every year in road accidents in Phuket. Nine out of ten accidents involve motorbikes.

Drive very defensively at first and watch what the locals do. Of course, it helps if you are accustomed to driving on the left side of the road, which in itself could be enough to distract some North American or European drivers. Driving under the influence of alcohol is both illegal and dangerous, and driving at night also increased the risk of accidents — even if you're sober, many others aren't.

Motorcycle and scooter rentals start at around 200 baht/day, coming down to 150 baht/day for rentals of a week or more. There is a theoretical crash helmet requirement, widely ignored by locals, but farang riding around without one will be taxed 300-500 baht by the police for their stupidity. You must also have a driving license with you, or you'll be slapped with a 500 baht fine. There can be police check-points on the way so do keep an eye or two out on them. If you do wear a helmet chances of being stopped should be low though.

Renting a car usually costs between 1000-1200 baht if you want to go for an ecomonical one like a Toyota Vios (stay away from the jeeps). Several rental companies are located in and around airport. Avis is located within the airport while Hertz, National and six are located walkable distance outside the airport (across the road). Bookings can be made online for these. Reputable local car rental companies, which are often a little cheaper, include:

Sutin Car Rentals
Braun Car Rentals
Via Car Rentals
Baba Car Hire

Be careful to check the level of insurance on a hire car, as many local companies say they have 'full' insurance when in fact it is only a very basic level.

By boat

For a bit of island hopping the longtail boats are a great way to do so. Prices must be negotiated and are app. 500 Baht per hour or no more than 1,800 Baht per day.

Talk

Phuket is one of Thailand's premier tourist destinations and (basic) English is very widely spoken, especially in the beach areas. That said, even a little Thai will draw smiles and can be useful in the less touristed areas of Phuket Town.

See

Phuket offers a variety of attractions to its visitors:
Phuket Aquarium: Located in Cape Panawa, this tropical aquarium offers a variety of fish and corals.
Crocodile Farm: Watch the staff at Chana Charoen Road tame crocodiles and alligators right in front of you.
FantaSea: This is referred to as the Disney Land of South East Asia. It's the ultimate in night entertainment on Phuket.
Butterfly Farm: 40 native species of butterflies are home in this gigantic butterfly farm.
Chalong Temple: Visit the ancient temple of Phuket's monks that helped the people during Chinese rebellion.
Waterfalls: Explore the biggest waterfalls in Thailand, especially in the rainy season. The largest counts 10 meters and just 22 kilometers outside Phuket.

Do

Watersports

Scuba diving, snorkeling, SNUBA, yachting, jet-skiing and parasailing are the most popular activities on the island. Most dive sites are off nearby islands, but distances are fairly short and there are dozens of dive shops and boats to cater to your needs, mostly based near Chalong Pier. In addition there are good snorkeling locations located off several of the most popular beaches. Seek local information regarding riptides, currents, and safe snorkeling areas.

Sailing and Yachting

Phuket has become the sailing and yachting center of Thailand and adjacent countries. It's home of Six Senses Phuket Raceweek, King's Cup Regatta, Phang Nga Bay Regatta, the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), 4 marinas, two yacht clubs - Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) and Phuket Yacht Club (PYC) and some well sheltered anchorages which are teeming with yachts. The marinas are all located at the eastern side of the island which makes them an ideal starting point to explore the nature wonders of the Phang Nga Bay. An entire fleet of traditional junk rigged boats is located there, offering day trips. But as well real sailing yachts are on offer for this. Phuket has sailing yachts of virtually every size and for all budgets on offer to explore the surrounding beautiful islands on a yacht charter. Sailing Thailand Island Cruises operates a wide array of sailing catamarans from budget to luxury, most of them located in Chalong Bay. Small sailing craft like Hobie Cats and Lasers are available at most of the tourist hot spots on the west side, e.g. Patong and Kata.

Diving

Phuket Island has some decent dive sites and the largest diving center in Thailand. The reefs around the area are in a healthy condition with both solid and colorfully soft corals. There is also an abundance of marine life. Most of the dive locations are suitable for all levels of divers but there are also some that are quite deep.

The most well-known dive site in the Phuket area is Racha Yai with its sloping rocky reefs and its plenitude of solid coral forests. There is also Ter Bay where there is an exciting wreck in the depths of 25-35 meters. The area south Racha Yai, Racha Noi, is a haven for experienced divers as the depths are greater and the currents stronger. The overall topography is strikingly different from Racha Yai with huge granite boulders. The diving in Racha Noi compared to Racha Yai is definitely more challenging but the rewards are far greater.

Just off Phuket, is the limestone island of Koh Doc Mai that soars vertically from the sea-bed. It is home to a diversity of fish and offers the opportunity to view leopard sharks, moray eels, octopus and turtles. Further afield, most particularly around the ever popular Phi Phi Islands in neighboring Krabi province, some 2 hours east of Phuket, and the Similan Islands, in Phang-nga province, some 110km northwest of Phuket, and the Raya Islands, 1-3 hours due south of Phuket, depending on the type of boat. Diving in Phuket’s warm clear blue waters is best from mid-October to May, when the calm seas and rain free days make Phuket diving a truly unique experience.

Scuba Operators
Kon-Tiki Phuket Diving & Snorkeling Center. 30 years of experience in Thailand catering divers and snorkelers from around the world. PADI 5 star dive center & GoEco operator. Daily diving and snorkeling trips to Phi Phi Islands, Racha Islands, Shark point and Similan Islands.
Dive Asia, Phuket's first Padi 5 Star CDC Center, offers a full range of diving services: liveaboards to the Similan/Surin National Parks, daytrips to Phuket's local dive sites and Padi diving courses and IDCs.
MV Philkade, Luxury Liveaboard to Similan, Surin, Phi Phi & Hin Daeng as well as day trips to all Phuket dive sites and training from try dives to PADI professional level.
Sunrise Divers, PADI 5 Star Dive Resort specialising in Liveaboards.
Just Dive It Connects to Worldwide dive and sail with longer liveaboards to the Similan and Surin National Parks.
MV Atitara, affordable luxury on board MV Atitara to Phuket's major local dive sites. Also offer PADI scuba diver training courses to meet all your diving needs!
ALOHA offers snorkeling rental gear, SNUBA diving, and scuba diving courses for all ages and abilities.
West Coast Divers
Similan Diving Liveaboards and overnight adventures to the Similan and Surin Islands
Thailand Divers, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand. Tel: 0 7629 2052
Tec Divers, Phuket, Thailand.
Santana, Diving and Snorkling Patong Beach, Padi 5 Star IDC Center, 30 years of experience, English and German instructors available. Daily (Day)-Trips and (MV Discovery) LiveAboards, PADI Courses, Gear Rental.

Snorkeling

This can be enjoyed in sheltered bays all around Phuket. It is particularly enjoyable at easily accessible reefs at Patong, Karon and Kata beaches. Fins, mask and snorkel can be rented on a daily basis from shops all over the island. Full and half day trips are available to the islands surrounding Phuket. Most popular are Coral Island, Racha Yai (Raya Island), Khai Islands, and Phi Phi Islands. There are many tours available at very cheap prices and the speedboats will be filled with up to 65 people. Research your options before signing up for any tour. Kon-Tiki Phuket Diving & Snorkeling Center [32]. 30 years of experience in Thailand catering divers and snorkelers from around the world. PADI 5 star dive center & GoEco operator. Daily diving and snorkeling trips to Phi Phi Islands, Racha Islands, Shark point and Similan Islands.
Kon-Tiki Phuket Diving & Snorkeling Center - Dedicated snorkeling program to Phi Phi islands, Racha Yai, Coral island, Koh Khai islands and Similan islands. Depart every day from Phuket.
ALOHA SNUBA Thailand - Full day Phuket Snorkeling Tours to Phi Phi, Racha Yai, Coral Island, and Khai Islands. Budget to Premium Tours available.
Coral Seekers luxury speedboat charters.
Thailand Divers, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand. Tel: 0 7629 2052
Phuket Tour Day trip snorkeling tour by Mari Tour Phuket

SNUBA

Snuba diving is the safest and easiest way to try diving on holiday in Phuket. Popular in Hawaii, the Carribean, Mexico, and Japan, Snuba gives an introduction into the world of diving. No certification required, children 8+, just like scuba diving except easier. SNUBA trips go to most Phuket dive sites. No heavy equipment to wear, no long classes, maximum depth of 7 meters, professional dive guides accompany each group.
ALOHA SNUBA Thailand SNUBA dive tours Phuket, Thailand

Swimming

This can be enjoyed throughout the year, and is mostly safe. However, during the rainy season’ storms this can be very dangerous. Look for posted signs and flags indicating conditions for safe swimming; if the red flag is flying, do not go swimming in the ocean!

Windsurfing

Boards may be rented by the hour, half day, full day, or week at most major beaches. Tuition is available free.

Deep Sea Fishing

Daily tours are available, making early morning departures and late afternoon returns, mostly to lesser islands to fish for Red Snappers, Rainbow Runners and other game fish.

Sea Canoeing

This form of eco-tourism is available in several forms, as popular one-day tours, or more extended tours involving overnight camping on island beaches, and occurs principally in the neighboring Phang-nga Bay and Krabi province, where mangrove swamps and island grottoes are accessible only by canoe.

Buy

Phuket is the source of cultured pearls, nielloware, pewterware, ornaments and dried seafood. Specialist shops dealing in souvenir products can be found on Ratsada, Phang-nga, Montri, Yaowarat, and Tilok-U-thit roads, in Phuket Town, Thepkasattri Road, north of town and at the beach centres of Patong, Kata, Karon and Rawai.

Phuket's larger beaches are ravaged by ravenous hordes of touting tailors, who are certainly cheap, but will screw you over if they can — for example, suits done in 24 hours are usually just glued together and will fall apart the first time you bring them to a dry cleaner. Choose your own fabrics (you can buy them at Thalang Rd in Phuket Town), insist on multiple fittings and check the quality of work carefully. It makes little difference which tailor shop you choose, since they're all just sales fronts for a few central sweatshops.

There are two giant shopping malls in Phuket: Central Festival, at the northwest edge of Phuket Town, and Jungceylon, in Patong.
Central Festival Phuket, 74-75 Wichit Songkhram Road, Amphoe Mueang, 0 7629 111,11AM - 10PM. Large department store & mall  
Big C, 72 Mu 5 Chalermprakiat Road, Vichit, Amphoe Muang,
0 76249444,10AM - 11PM. Discount and food store.  
Lotus (Tesco Lotus Supercenter), 104 Mu 5 Chalermprakiet Road, Amphoe Muang,
0 76254888. 10AM - 11PM. A combination of discount store and food outlet
Robinsons, 36 Tilok-U-Thit 1 Road,Tambon Taladyai, Muang,
0 76256500. 11AM - 10PM. A good mix of brand name outfit and quality products.  
Jungceylon (potong), 181 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd. Tambol Patong, Amphur Kathu,Giant shopping mall in Patong.  
Carrefour

Big One Department Stoures, 52/9 Chaofa Road, Phuket Town, 0 76223057.
Jim Thompson (outlet), 90/5 Chaofa Road, Vichit, Amphoe Muang,
0 7626 4468-9,
Makro. Wholesale Supermarket in Phuket  
Plaza Surin. Various boutiques in Surin Beach  
Canal Village Laguna,
0 7627 0957. Shopping village for crafted antiques to designer clothing.
Ocean Plaza Bangla Patong. Small department store on Bangla Road.
Index Living Mall. Shopping centre with large furniture superstore.
Super Cheap. Supercheap department store.

Eat

Food in Phuket is surprisingly cosmopolitan, especially in Patong Beach, as many foreigners have set up shop to cater to their fellow travellers. All the usual Thai favorites are of course still available, with a particular emphasis on seafood. See the individual town articles for detailed listings.

Phuket has its own style of preparation and cooking. Some of interesting local dishes include:
Fried or Boiled Noodle Dishes (
หมี่ผัดหรือหมี่น้ำแบบต่าง ), usually with pork or chicken, are available at many noodle shops in the town such as Mi Ton Pho, Mi Sapam, Mi Ao Ke, Mi Hun Pa Chang, and etc.
Khanom Jin (
ขนมจีน), a version of noodles taken at breakfast, usually served with a spicy curry sauce and fresh vegetables.
Nam Phrik Kung Siap (
น้ำพริกกุ้งเสียบ) is a mixture of dried chili and smoked shrimps eaten with various fresh vegetables.
Natural Restaurant claims to be the most authentic Thai food restaurant in town. The design is really unique with nature themes. High quality food at acceptable prices.

Cashew nuts and pineapples are grown in Phuket and available all year round. The nuts are available dried, fried or coated. Phuket pineapples are some of the most delectable, sweet and firm. 

Drink

Phuket has a busy nightlife, second only to Pattaya among Thailand's beach resorts. Patong Beach is by far the busiest, and seediest, of the lot, but in addition to go-go bars there are also plenty of other bars, discos and clubs.

Leisure Beach Trip

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