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Adventures in Thailand

2 weeks of exploring Phuket island and its surroundings.

by maria’s_travelsAtlasGuru Contributor

AsiaThailand14 days / March 2019

Highs & Lows

The surrounding islands are a must!

Avoid tours at peak times as they can be very crowded.

Itinerary Overview

Phuket is a tropical gem with many places to explore and multiple attractions. The highlight was how welcoming and warm the locals were with tourists. 

Getting around is easy as most hotels or Airbnbs will arrange a pick up or there are many local buses that will take you to places for a fraction of the price. 

One of the cheapest places I have ever visited with as little as £2 pounds being able to pay for a full meal for two and drinks. 

We stayed in old Phuket town and Patong beach which blended both quiet city break and party beach house. Also having agencies in almost every corner of the island offering various day trips made it very easy to book and explore the island even deeper. 

Phuket is definitely the destination in Thailand if you are looking for a quieter, better scenery and island vibe.

  • 7 Nights: Old Phuket Town
    Relaxation and old town exploration
  • 7 Nights: Patong Beach
    Water sports and beach time

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have stayed longer!

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    We didn’t find out about the cheese tosties you could get from local shops sooner, which were the best snack ever!

  • How was the food?

    Many street markets but restaurants as well. I would recommend to explore the area you are staying in first and then choose accordingly. Be careful of stools that have been sitting in the sun all day!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Speak to locals and get advice on what to explore, everyone is very willing to help.

  • Packing tips?

    Light clothes, if you are visiting a temple dress appropriately by covering, however you can get extra covering at the temples before entering as well!

  • Transportation Tips?

    Buses are safe to travel with, just ask around! The island is very cheap if you would prefer to get a taxi!

  • Any surprises?

    Locals were extremely welcoming and warm and they also spoke English in most places we visited!

  • Booking details?

    Airbnb was an easy way to find a place to stay, however there are also many hostels available.