Phuket Central Bus Company
Frequent departures from to Bangkok, it takes 12 hours and cost TB720.00 per way from Sai Tai Mai in Bangkok, Very comfortable ride with a midway stop for 15-20 minutes after six hours
The terminal is pretty basic and located in Old Phuket town, you can take publis bus to get to Patong Beach or Motorbike/TukTuk to any where for 50 ~ 100 Baht
The beginning of the tin boom in the 19th century led to construction of many fine mansions and shops that are still well preserved in Phuket Town. The architectural style, typical of the region, is described as Sino-Portuguese and has a strongly Mediterranean character. Shops present a very narrow face onto the street but stretch back a long way. Many, especially on Dibuk Road, have old wooden doors with Chinese fretwork carving.
Other streets, forming what might be called "Old Phuket", with similar structures are Phang-nga, Yaowarat, Thalang, and Krabi, and a walking tour of the area is easy and delightful.
"Patong Beach Phuket Hotels"
Patong Beach Phuket has a wide range of hotel accommodations from budget guest houses to luxury beach resorts. Phuket Hotels in Patong beach range in price from $10 to $250. Some of the more popular Patong beach hotels include the Thara Patong Hotel, the Patong beach Hotel, Patong Merlin Resort and the Club Andaman Resort. All these Patong Beach Hotels are located across the road from the beach at Patong, all are close to restaurants and nightlife. There are also lots of budget hotels in Patong beach plus small hotels and spa resorts. Also luxury resorts with spas. There are lots of Phuket Luxury Hotels and Phuket honeymoon hotels and resorts. If you are looking for Patong Beach Phuket hotels in the low season, you should book your luxury hotels in Phuket as soon as possible as resorts and hotels in Phuket get booked up well in advance but quiet during the summer low season. There are Patong Beach family hotels and also ideal hotels for couples. Patong has lots of cheap hotels and cheap places to stay for budget tourists
"Karon Beach Phuket Hotels"
Karon Beach Phuket is the next beach south from patong beach on Phuket island. Karon Beach hotels incluide budget hotels, family hotels and luxury hotels and resorts at Karon beach. Almost all the hotels at Karon beach are located back from the beach with a beach road to cross, the Inn on the Beach though is right on the beach, also the Karon beach resort is also right on the beach at Karon beach. The Wora Buri resort at Karon beach on Phuket, Sands and Sea and Old Phuket Hotel Karon are ideal if you want a medium priced hotel at Karon Beach. Karon beach has lots of luxury resorts. There are many family friendly holiday hotels at karon beach ideal for family holidays on Phuket. Karon also has cheap and budget hotels for budget tourists. Cheap rates in Phuket summer low season.
"Kata Beach Phuket Hotels"
Kata Beach Phuket is the next beach south from karon beach. Patong beach is the most lively resort on Phuket, Karon beach is quieter and Kata beach quiter still. Some hotels in Kata are on the beach whilst others are across from the beach road or set in the areas behind Kata beach or in the hills above kata beach. Kata beach on Phuket is ideal for families and couples, busy but not too busy. Kata beach also has family friendly hotels and resort for family holiday accommodation at Kata beach Phuket. Quiet during the Phuket summer low season, rates are low during the Phuket summer seasn.
the old phuket hotel.... and weather query
I have booked "the old phuket", private jacuzzi room from 11th august-15th aug... any reviews for the place is appreciated..
and how b'out the weather there that time???? and places to roam and shop..... since its our first trip to any beach... any of yr suggestion is welcome...
Re: the old phuket hotel.... and weather query
The hotel is centally located on Karon Beach a 10 minute walk along the Beach Road in either direction gets you to some local restaturants, shops and bars. A 10 minute tuk tuk ride ( about 200 or 300 THB) will get you to the busier resort of Patong.
See my pages for some Phuket tips.
As for the weather? It is in the rainy season so it will be hot and wet with some heavy showers and thunderstorms likley at any time. Also storm conditions make swimming in the sea dangerous and small boats for tours etc do not go to sea. How good or bad it is depends on your luck.