Hi everyone & welcome back!!
I have been meaning to do this blog post since March but I’ve been super busy as I recently settled into my home in Sydney, hence the delay.
For anyone who follows my Instagram you would of seen I travelled to Phuket in March of this year and on this blog I’m going to share with you what I visited, my thoughts and prices of everything you need to know if you wish to visit here.
Must do activities:
- Phi Phi Islands which includes monkey beach and Maya beach where the famous movie “The Beach” was filmed by Leonardo DiCaprio.
- Green Elephant Sanctuary Park.
- Patong Beach > great nightlife.
- Bangla Road > where you will experience the Thailand nightlife.
- Tiger Kingdom
- Big Buddha Phuket
We stayed in a Hotel called “Star Hotel Patong” which was unbelievably cheap for 5 nights this hotel cost us £83 through Booking.com.
It’s a brilliant location as it is away from the crazy traffic and nightlife but also a close walk to the local Patong Beach.
Our Hotel was also close to night markets which opened roughly at 5pm so it was great to be within walking distance to grab food and taste the Thai Culture.
The hotel was pretty basic but it suited our needs. It had good air conditioning, wifi, swimming pool on rooftop & also a help desk for tourists who weren’t familiar with the Phuket area.
We used our hotel help desk for booking all our activities as we wanted to visit so much they were able to provide us with a great deal.
I would highly recommend using “Destination Services” shuttle for transfers to/from the airport as it is a 1 hour journey. We wanted to have our transfer prepared in advance to ensure we didn’t have to wait around in which we didn’t as we were provided with a great service by this company. 10/10
Junceylon shopping complex is roughly a 10 minute walk from Star Hotel, it has a variety of clothing stores and fast food restaurants for (hangovers).
Bangla Road is where all the nightlife happens at roughly 6pm this road gets closed which stops traffic from travelling up or down the road. Then the craziness begins. Honestly I’ve never seen or expected to see anything as crazy in my life as this party street.
There’s crowds of people, so many nightclubs and bars to choose from and so much madness!
Personally Bangla Road wasn’t for me and I could only walk down here twice out of the 5 days we were here as there’s just too much going on. I prefer to chill on the beach with alcohol and obviously this is a much cheaper option also!!
Although there was a bar we went to the first night we arrived called “Majestic Bar” it had Ibiza vibes, cool house music it was chilled and not over crowded, drinks here were also reasonably priced.
Overall I enjoyed Phuket for the sake of visiting Phi Phi Islands and seeing Maya Beach it was absolutely beautiful. Another day which I will treasure forever was the Elephant Sanctuary it was amazing to see these animals happy and loving the company of humans having fun with them!
Downsides of this trip were…
- It was more expensive than I expected.
- I visited Tiger Kingdom and I still to this day want to cry at how they get treated. They were very obviously drugged and were surrounded by electric wires.
- Patong Beach was very dirty and full of rubbish, all the clean beaches are off the Islands which you need boats too.
Thanks very much for reading my blog, I hope this gives you ideas & tips for visiting this part of Thailand.
Ps. In 4 weeks I will be going on holidays to Fiji super excited to share it all with you.
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