WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING IN PHUKET?
Being surrounded by crystal-clear seas, there are many water activities in Phuket to choose from, ranging from great scuba diving sites to amazing nearby islands. The likes of the Phi Phi and Racha Islands are practically must-sees for those visiting the Pearl of the Andaman .
Possibly Phuket’s best aquatic attraction is Phang Nga Bay. This famously beautiful area of tiny limestone islets can only be explored by boat, with available options ranging from luxurious speedboats to individual sea kayaks.
Phuket Island runs north to south, with the Andaman Sea – a small part of the Indian Ocean – lying to the west of the island and Phang Nga Bay lying to the east. To the northeast, east, and southeast lay low jungle-covered mountains with many rivers running through them. Some of these rivers are seasonal; others run year-around. This amount of water pouring into the sea can lower water clarity due to silting. Since most people who travel for diving expect to find clear, blue water, people can be disappointed if they don’t pre-plan their water activities or don’t ask the right people for advice. It’s not that we don’t have clear water; we do and plenty of it. It just lies further offshore and doesn’t nestle up to the golden shores of Phuket. This is the single biggest mistake that first time divers thinking of a trip to Phuket make, even though these environmental conditions are very common throughout Southeast Asia.
Dive Courses for Beginners
For those of you who have never tried diving or snorkeling before, there are many options. Diveworldasia.com scuba instructors have the knowledge to make your first experience unforgetable and take you to places you have never imagine!!! BOOK NOW !!!
Diving courses or “Getting your PADI”
Take three to four-days and cost approximately $400 , Prices are virtually the same at all the dive shops since there is so much competition here. Of course, other courses are also available here, so ask us for more details. Some people ask about what we call Technical Diving, which usually involves learning to dive at depths greater than 40 meters (130 feet). Since we don’t have that many places where we can easily get to these depths, this has not become a significant activity here in Phuket. Wreck diving is another popular sport around the world, but we have very few wrecks here and none of them have any historical interest. Diveworldasia.com can offer some of the best diving in the world here in the Andaman Sea, with dive sites that are not as crowded as other places in the world have become. The area is famous for whale sharks, manta rays, exotic fish and some of the most beautiful and healthy hard and soft corals in the world. GIVE US A CALL!!!
BEST SHOPING AROUND PHUKET ISLAND
The island has a great variety of shopping, from bustling open-air village food markets, noisy night markets, street stalls and local shops to western-style department stores and upmarket specialist shops. Prices naturally vary, going from amazing bargains to credit card-melting designer labels. With traditional handicrafts, beautifully-designed clothing, jewellery, antiques, housewares and much more to choose from, the only thing you'll regret about shopping in Phuket is that you didn't bring a bigger suitcase! And you can buy a new one, while you're here, too
My personal best places to get a inside view of Phuket ,is Phuket town Sunday evening street market.You will spend hours walking around and for sure you will not get disappointed….walk around and then stop for a beer or coffee in one of the many little places that offer live music!!!
The weekend market at Chao fa west rd (or Naka market) is my second best option ,feel free to try to bargain the prices ,and dont get surprise d if they ask you : how much you give?
Just to make your life easier ,my personal advice is to use the local bus that run from Karon and Kata beach to Phuket Town , will only cost you 60 baht return ticket and you will have the fun of your life !!! Believe me!! If you ask the driver ,he may even detour from his schedule to take you straight to the place you want with a small additional fee…..20 baht!!!! Is that amazing?
Of course you can hire one of our guides to take you everywhere you desire for all day long!!!
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BEST BEACH IN PHUKET ISLAND
Few islands can boast of such an abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket. The winding coastal roads along the west coast of this 540-square-km island offer stunning views and easy access to some of the world's finest beaches. Whether you want to sample the frenetic pace of Patong or find solitude on a remote stretch of sand in the north, Phuket's beaches have it all for the sun seeker. Many also have nearby restaurants or wandering food sellers, so there is no need to interrupt your bronzing for lunch. Just remember to keep applying the sunscreen! The monsoon rains of May-October can bring unpredictable swimming conditions, so heed the posted flag warnings.
My personal choice
Nai Harn Beach is one of the island's more popular destinations. Once known only to in-the-know locals, it has been very firmly "discovered". However, as the small bay is home to only a few hotels, restaurants and shops, it retains its quiet charm. With The Nai Harn nearby, it is a popular anchorage for boats during the high season. Great for swimming from November to April, care should be taken in the low season (May-October). The calm seas are replaced by strong currents, making it better suited to surfers and kite-boarders. The local restaurants just above the beach make a great place to relax with a sundowner. Further south is Ya Nui Beach, a sandy cove that attracts snorkelers and divers. Another out-of-the way spot nearby is the tiny beach of Ao Sane. Also a great spot for snorkeling, it's reached by taking the road that starts at The Nai Harn car park.
Hope this help you , in any case if you need further assistance contact us directly to our phone numbers or send a mail, we will be happy to answer all your questions.