Island beaches, Phuket
Favorite thing: This sheltered bay has become a favourite mooring point for visiting yachts and is the jumping off point for tour boats and dive boars heading out to the islands south of Phuket. It is a hive of activity during the day as it is home to a number of boat yards and tour buses come and go. It is a scruffy working set of docks and not a pleasure beach.
Favorite thing: Patong beach is the place where everything happens, although is not the best beach, at night you can have dinner and shopping, you can book excursions to the islands ( Phi Phi, 007,etc ) or elephant rides and you have tuk-tuks to get around.
Mass tourism has arrived in Kata. Gone is the quiet, idyllic beach resort I had memories of and in its place are sunbeds along the entire length of the beach.
This is what is happening in many areas of Thailand.
I first went to Kata Beach in 1992 and it was a little piece of heaven. When I returned in 1996 it hadn't changed much.
However, when I next went there (in 2003) I couldn't believe what I saw. See next tip.
Dino Park at Kata Beach Phuket, Sukothai Road Site stall and have 5 dish for 70bt and New Year...its its its...
Fondest memory: I miss the food and the drinking session... and the thai people even I don't understand them.
if you want to buy things from the vendors, always...always start the bargain from 50% of the price.
Fondest memory: I am from Indonesia, still.....I find Phuket is very hot!!
Favorite thing: This is the most popular beach in Phuket. Crazy shoppers can begin their shopping spree here at Patong street.
Favorite thing: After dinner I loved to have a quiet walk on the beach and listen to the sound of the soothing sea and breath the salty fresh air!
Favorite thing: Patong is the island's oldest and most developed tourist area, with a wide range of accomodation and activities to offer within close proximity of a long crescent shaped beach.
Favorite thing: laze around on the beaches....get yourself a big sub sandwich from the beach sellers, order a drink, get a massage and LAZE around all day!