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Five Day Beach Tour of Phuket

Trip to Phuket

TRAVEL DATE: 14-18 March 2015
DESTINATION: Phuket Province
ACCOMMODATION: B-Lay Tong Phuket, MGallery Collection and The KEE Resort & Spa

During mid-March 2015, I went on a five day trip to Phuket in Southern Thailand. A couple of hotels on Patong Beach had invited me to stay at their properties. As I had already been planning a trip to Phuket to check out the situation on the beaches, I decided to take them up on their offer. To make it easier and cheaper for me to do a beach tour, I rented a car from Sixt Car Rental. One day rental is the same as one airport transfer and transport between beaches is also very expensive. I flew down to Phuket on Nok Air, which is my favourite domestic airline. During the trip, I tweeted live on @RichardBarrow. Click the links for the embedded tweets for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.

The following map shows the places that I visited during the trip:

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island with an area of 543 square kilometres and nestles against the Andaman Sea coast 862 kilometres south of Bangkok. Phuket traditionally derives its wealth from tin and rubber. The island is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery palm-fringed white beaches, sparkling island-dotted seas, genuinely hospitable people, comfortable accommodation, super seafood, tropically vegetative mountains, lovely waterfalls and parks, and delightful turn-of-the-century Sino-Portuguese-influenced architecture, which creates an en-chanting ambiance perfectly suited to total relaxation.

Trip to Phuket

LIST OF PLACES I VISITED:

DESTINATION สถานที่ท่องเที่ยว GPS
Phuket International Airport ท่าอากาศยานภูเก็ต 8.109906 98.307057
B-Lay Tong Phuket MGallery Collection บีเลย์ ตอง ภูเก็ต 7.905366 98.297577
Patong Beach หาดป่าตอง 7.894128 98.294585
Karon Beach หาดกะรน 7.844942 98.293402
Kata Beach หาดกะรน 7.819974 98.297870
Karon View Point จุดชมวิว กะตะ 7.797231 98.302241
Nai Harn Beach หาดในหาน 7.777521 98.304861
KEE Resort & Spa Phuket เดอะ กี รีสอร์ท แอนด์ สปา 7.895142 98.297078
The Big Buddha มหามงคลพุทธอุทยานยอดเขานาคเกิด 7.827713 98.312684
Rawai Beach หาดราไวย์ 7.772665 98.322740
Phuket Old Town เทศบาลนครภูเก็ต 7.884758 98.389271
Thai Hua Museum พิพิธภัณฑ์ภูเก็ตไทยหัว 7.885117 98.386809
Surin Beach หาดสุรินทร์ 7.982201 98.276832

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