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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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The Tropics

Favorite thing Becky is a northern girl. She grew up in Duluth, Minnesota which is very far north indeed. Very far north, and very cold. Not much summer up there. Certainly nothing like 90 degrees fahrenheit and 90 percent humidity. But Becky loves flowers. And she loves Thai food. And she adores massages.

So Thailand was something of a mixed bag for Becky. She loved the abundant foliage, she wolfed down her meals and she partook of many massages. But she also was plagued by sand fleas, had to put up with unruly hair due to the humidity and was sunburned even while lying under an umbrella.

Me? I liked it all.

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zrim
Jun 17, 2004

Patong Sunset

Fondest memory One thing I'll never forget about my stay in Phuket was the sunset at Patong. I was based in Phuket for five weeks and on this particular day, I was sitting in a restaurant across the road from the beach. The colours and changes were almost startling - I had to leave and take it in.

Wherever you travel nowadays, there seems to be a "sunset tour" of some kind but this particular one was free. Do yourself a favour if you're in Phuket and watch the sunset at Patong Beach. It was the most amazing sunset I've ever seen.

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Hewer
Jun 23, 2006

Discover Phuket by car

Favorite thing Personally, one of the best way to discover Phuket is to hire a car, in my case it was a little jeep, drive around the island and visit every popular beach. It is an interesting experience especially when Phuket is a hilly area and does pose a challenge when driving. I started from Patong, up to Bang Tao and so on to Phuket town where I can find cheap eats & shopping, then on to Rawai, Promthep, Kata, Karon and back to Patong. I found that you can get better bargains in the less popular places.

It doesn't matter if you get lost because you will find the way to the main road. Try to rent from a proper car hire because some might try to cheat you on the petrol.

Update : Driving around the island in a little Suzuki jeep is no longer encouraged because of safety concerns, especially when driving along small windy roads by the cliffs. So spend a little more money & get yourself a proper car or one with a driver from a legit car rental agency

Fondest memory Driving around the island without a care in the world.

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BorneoGrrl
Apr 15, 2010

View of Phuket from the Plane

Fondest memory We took Dragon Air, flying directly from Hong Kong to Phuket. It was a bargain, HKD1050 return flights. It's always a bargain travelling in non-peak season, especially when they are having new airline competitions now in Asia. ust before landing, we managed to see these lovely islands of Phuket. Aren't they looks like those mountains in Guilin (Southern China)?

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vigi
Jul 16, 2004
 
 
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View of the main beaches

Fondest memory Between Kata and Nai Harn beaches is a public View Point. Looking north you can clearly see the beaches of Kata, Karon and Patong. The small island is just off Kata Beach. Patong is clearly distinguishable by the large amount of buildings there.

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phil_uk_net
Nov 26, 2003

Patong and views

Favorite thing Just some of our happy snaps

Fondest memory Lazy days on the deck chairs with feet dangling in the Andaman sea drinking Heinekens

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"Our Second Home - Phuket"
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"P H U K E T - Beautiful Sunset!"
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