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Winter Special! Phuket & Phi Phi Island, Colorful Beach Retreat 1
Tour Code: STS-TH-003 Price per person from: From 6,580RMB
Departure Date: Daily Click for Price Details

Just a short 45-minute journey from Phuket, will transport you to the tropical paradise and famous islands of Koh Phi Phi. With a Kodak moment with every view, it’s the ultimate tropical getaway in Thailand. 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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Tour Dates Destinations Today's Activities Meals Include

Phuket & Phi Phi Island, ColorfulBeach Retreat
9 days / 8 nights
Departure date: Daily

Flight schedule- Fly with Thai Airways
Date  Flight No.  Dept. City/ Time   Arrival City / Time         Duration
Day 01  TG615   Beijing / 1705     Bangkok / 2120    4 hr 15 mins
Day 01
  TG225   Bangkok / 2240    Phuket / 2359     1 hr 20 mins
Day 09
  TG226   Phuket / 0725     Bangkok / 0850    1 hr 20 mins
Day 09
  TG614   Bangkok / 1010    Beijing / 1550     5 hr 40 mins

Itinerary Outline-
Day 01 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.

Day 02- Day 04 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. 

Day 05 Phuket- Phi Phi Island
Free at leisure, till transfer to the pier to take the ferry depart for Phi Phi. Check in the hotel.

Just a short 45-minute journey from Phuket, will transport you to the tropical paradise and famous islands of Koh Phi Phi. With a Kodak moment with every view, it’s the ultimate tropical getaway in Thailand.

Fine, white sandy beaches and breathtaking rock formations rising from the vivid turquoise waters that surround the islands will instantly confirm you've arrived in paradise.

Free at leisure in Phi Phi. Exploring Phi Phi couldn't be more fun, with Scuba Diving , Snorkelling , Kayaking or Climbing being the most popular methods, when taking a break from the silky soft sands.
Overnight in

Day08 Phi Phi Island- Phuket
Free at leisure, till take the afternoon ferry sail for Phuket, upon arrival, you will be met at the pier and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Phuket.

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



 Hotel List-

  Category Hotel Name (Phuket) Room Type Hotel Name  (Phi Phi) Room Type Adult Share Twin  Adult Extra Bed Child Extra Bed

Child Share Exisiting Bed With Adult

  First Class Sunset Beach Resort  Superior Room Phi Phi Natural Resort Superior Cottage 6580 5460 3760 3590  
  South Sea Karon Hotel Superior Room Phi Phi Natural Resort Superior Cottage 6890 5580 3790 3790  
  Centara Karon Resort Deluxe Room Phi Phi Natural Resort Superior Cottage 7190 N/A N/A N/A  
  Superior  Aquamarine Resort Deluxe Room Holliday Inn P.P.Island Garden Bungalow 8260 6190 4790 4160  
  Kata Beach Resort Superior Room Holliday Inn P.P.Island Garden Bungalow 9290 6160 4480 3790  
  Manathai Resort Deluxe Room Holliday Inn P.P.Island Garden Bungalow 8380 N/A N/A 3860  
  Merlin Beach Resort Superior Room Holliday Inn P.P.Island Garden Bungalow 8690 6260 4660 N/A  
  Hilton Phuket Arcadia  Garden View Guest Room Holliday Inn P.P.Island Garden Bungalow 8960 6680 4480 3990  
  Amari Coral Beach Resort Superior Room Holliday Inn P.P.Island Garden Bungalow 8790 6360 4580 4060  
  Deluxe  Laguna Beach Resort Superior Room Holliday Inn P.P.Island Beachfront Bungalow 9080 6890 4560 4160  
  Deluxe Room Holliday Inn P.P.Island Beachfront Bungalow 9390 6890 4560 4160  
  Sheraton Grande Laguna  Garden Room Holliday Inn P.P.Island Beachfront Bungalow 9380 7090 4660 4080  
  Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort Superior Garden Room Holliday Inn P.P.Island Beachfront Bungalow 10560 6980 4490 3980  
  Luxury Bundarika Villa 1Bedroom Pool Villa Zeavola Resort Garden Suite 13490 9180 4090 3860  
  Mom Tri's Villa Royale Beach Wing Suite Zeavola Resort Garden Suite 12680 7390 5480 3990  
  JW Marriott Beach Resort & Spa Deluxe Sala Garden View Room Zeavola Resort Garden Suite 11790 7390 4260 3960  


  Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Included features-
· Round trip economy class air ticket
· 5 nights hotel accommodation in Phuket, 3 nights in Phi Phi, based on twin sharing/ room type mentioned above
· Daily full breakfast
· Return airport transfer in Phuket
· Return pier transfer in Phuket and Phi Phi Island
· Return ferry between Phuket and Phi Phi Island
· All hotel government tax & service charges


· 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

Banyan Tree Resort
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Banyan Tree Resort With true five-star service and amenities, this property is consistently placed at the top of lists for resorts in Asia and around the world. Part of Laguna Phuket, Asia's first integrated resort, guests have access to five spas, a wedding chapel, 30 restaurants and bars, a world-class golf course and unlimited family adventure. The resort itself offers six dining venues, including everything from award-winning Thai cuisine to Mediterranean. And before you head back home, it would be a sin to not have tried the services of the much acclaimed spa renowned for its treatments inspired from traditional Asian remedies. With a location and amenities that will make you never want to leave, Banyan Tree Phuket promises and delivers, the vacation of a lifetime.
JW Marriott Beach Resort & Spa
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JW Marriott Beach Resort & Spa Set on edge of the un-spoiled Mai Khao Beach and commanding views of the Andaman Sea this multi award winning resort is a sanctuary for the senses. This expansive Marriott property is set amongst a tropical landscape. Located on the Northern part of the island, guests are just 15 km from the airport, and a world away from the tourist packed Patong. Phuket offers a wide range of activities, both on land and in sea, and for an adventurous or a laid back holiday. Pick from diving, island hopping, elephant trekking and spa treatments. Just as vast are the dining options, with 11 venues on-site, with menu offerings ranging from steak to authentic Thai. And with a cooking school on-site, you can always learn to cook your favorite Thai dishes before you head back home. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is truly the place for a get away from it all kind of a holiday.
Evason Phuket Resort & Spa
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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.
Laguna Beach Resort
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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.
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
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Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort The hotel features six meeting rooms, two lagoon-size swimming pools, four tennis courts, a pair of air-conditioned squash courts, a world-class spa, a variety of land and sea sports facilities, a discovery centre for kids, and a historic cruiser that offers unique cruise adventures. 10 restaurants and bars allow for a gastronomic journey around the globe. The 417 superior rooms and 53 luxury suites are enriched with local Thai design, complementing the resort's tropical setting. These, along with superb five-star amenities, provide creative holidays that are delivered with comfort. The resort is just minutes away from some of the celebrated sites of Phuket, including the lively shopping and restaurant district of Patong, the 29 ornate temples that dot the island, hiking trails through ancient limestone caverns, and scuba diving through the Andaman Sea’s translucent indigo waters.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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 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


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!


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.


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.  

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.


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.


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.