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Private Phuket Islands Tour: Hidden Treasures of Maphrao Bay
"The object of our daytrips is to move quietly through an area that enjoys a lifestyle unchanged in decades and longer while enjoying our very special pampering aboard the boat the “Pitta”. Thaphao IslandYour first stop after leaving Ao Chalong is Thaphao Island which is a nature lover’s paradise with beautiful forest walks where very old trees can be seen. For the fit some of the paths can be quite steep but if you prefer a more leisurely stroll you can always take a walk along the flats. Perhaps you will see Hornbill birds and many other species that can be heard
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Private Monkey Jungle Cruise: Phuket Day Eco Tour
"Floating Fish FarmsOur boat “Pitta” leaves from Chalong Bay at 9am as we head out to see authentic floating fish farms where you will have the opportunity to meet our local Sea Gypsies. These are genuine working fish farms which have been owned and operated for generations by traditional Thai Sea Gypsies. Here you will observe where the locals live and how they work.Thai VillagesDuring this trip we will also travel through Thai Villages were you can interact wi you will also get to see the damage and rebuilding from the result of the Tsunami in 2004. You will be able to observe the Kings Project which is based on rebuilding the Mangroves in Thailand. In the past over 40% of the mangroves were slashed for burning to manufacture charcoal but now this practice is no longer allowed and has since been banned.Mangrove Forest and The MonkeysWe then head off to the Mangrove Forest to see the monkeys. Offering a rare opportunity to see wild monkey’s in their natural habitat where they are free to swing from tree to tree and are always pleased when Captain Gordon arrives with his boat. From here you can paddle your own kayak or you can have one of the crew to paddle for you
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Private Islands and Eco Tour: Hidden Treasures of Chalong Bay
"Travelling up the River in Mangrove ForestWe then move on and follow the special bamboo sticks which were placed here by the local fishermen to form the channel which takes us into the river. Once we’ve entered the river you will have a chance to observe the local villages and longtail boats with many Thai people waving enthusiastically as we pass gently by. The villagers are always surprised to see us as rarely any tourists find their way here. With only a maximum of 10 guests on board we can stop anywhere you like. It’s up to you there is no strict itinerary. Feeding Friendly Monkeys and KayakingOur next stop takes us to see the Monkeys
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Lots of Things to Do at the Beaches

Phuket is one big party and resort island and since the main attraction here is the beaches in and around phuket and the islands of the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay, there are many water and beach...
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Oct 31, 2012

Beach Beds For Rent

The Phuket Beaches are littered with many Beach Beds and in some areas, they are up to 2 to 3 fold in rows like in patong beach. these Beach beds are made of monobloc plastic and are covered with...
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Oct 28, 2012

Take A Speed Boat Tour for island hopping

Almost all of the good beaches of thailand is located at the Andaman Sea and only Ko Samui is located at the gulf of thailand (pattaya and hua hin are not among the best beaches of thailand). Phuket...
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Oct 25, 2012

Beaches around Phuket

Hi live in Phuket and can appreciate your feeling. Patong is a massive tourist trap, with higher prices, busy, dirty, and not the most spectacular beach. Great for a night out or for a group of young...
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Aug 19, 2011

Suaay Surin Beach

One of the best and quietest beaches in Phuket is the Surin beach about 10 km's south of Patong.If you have a motorbike like we did you will find it a fantastic ride along the coast to get there...
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Aug 01, 2007

Dont loose your noggin!

Anytime you see the para sailing rides from the beach, watch out......they generally dont have a blocked off area, they simply pick a spot on the beach and go for it. Not so much when they take off -...
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Sep 28, 2006

a beach for every kind of traveler

All of the beaches on the western side of Phuket Island are rich with natural beauty - crystal blue waters that are warm enough for anyone to enjoy swimming - and blanketed with nice, soft, very light...
Aug 27, 2006

Hidden Gems

I discovered that you can find some really beautiful beaches, restaurants (and I'm using the term loosely), shops, and people without venturing that far away from the mainstream resorts and villages....
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May 20, 2006

Kata Beach - Noisy, Nai Yang Beach - Lovely

My husband I fled from Kata Beach after only one day. The town is very noisy and touristic and the beach is stuffed full of people, jetskis and speedboats. It really wasn't relaxing and would have...
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Jan 22, 2006

Surin Beach

If you are going to Phuket anytime soon, and would like to go to a beach, I would seriously suggest this beach as it was practically untouch by the tsunami, beach bench and stalls are in full swing....
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Feb 03, 2005

Patong Beach

Patong has a long (2km or so) beach which looks quite attractive. It's long, curved and tree-lined, but it has a couple of drawbacks - firstly it gets really crowded, but secondly and more seriously...
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Oct 23, 2004


I managed to get some sun for one day - this whole day was dedicated to pleasures of the beach!Notice the woman sitting behind me - the sand was so hot she had to stop for a while under my umbrella as...
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May 26, 2004
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Pum Thai Restaurant & Cooking School

We had been in Patong for a week and wished that we could find this place a little sooner. Full options restaurant & cooking school. The foods were great & the cooking class was a blast. My...
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Patong Beach

Patong besch is crowded, we stayed at a hotell wich was a little bit hidden, and thanks to that i can rate this place to two and not one. Hotell name was The Charm resort, near the beach (1 minute...
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Phi Phi Islands

We booked with Phuket Tours Direct to go on the HongTae Tours trip to Phi Phi island. After travelling an hour to the port and sitting through the 45mins safety session we were informed that my 5...
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Phang Nga Bay

This is not my first time in Thailand 2009 i was in koh lanta and khaosuk national park this time i just came to surathani and khaolak decided to buy some tailor made suit from khaolak, but here is...
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James Bond Island

If you plan to visit James Bond Island, think again. Firstly, price for tour package is very tricky. We joined with the group tour for same trip but some of them paid THB3,000 per person, other paid...
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Ko Larn - Coral Island

If you are staying in Pattaya, it is well worth spending a day enjoying the beaches of Koh Larn. Situated to the west of Pattaya, Koh Larn is accessible by a 15 minute speedboat ride or by using the...
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