Where to stay in Phuket : Kata-Karon

Written by admin on January 8th, 2014. Posted in Where to Stay in Phuket


Kata Beach

Kata beach is long and sandy, but not very wide. Its sand is clean and white, and the water is calm and safe for swimming. The beach is lined with large casuarina trees, with deckchairs for those who enjoy lying by the beach. Alternatively, if you prefer slightly more exciting activities, the beach area also offers various water sports, such as jet-skiing, parascending, banana boat rides, water skiing and diving packages. Yachts anchor offshore, and Koh Pu may be seen nearby. Boats may also be chartered for diving in this area.


Karon Beach

Karon is the next beach to the north of Kata beach, and may be reached by foot in just a few minutes. The beach is much larger and longer than Kata beach, and the sand is especially clean, fine and white, a major attraction of Karon beach. However, as there are no large trees to provide shade, the beach is quite hot. Tourists enjoy sunbathing here because it offers private surroundings.

Laem Sai may be seen to the left of the beach, and the small island off the coast is Koh Pu, where diving schools bring students to practise scuba-diving, although boats may also be chartered for diving in shallower waters. Kata and Karon beaches also offer a wide range of facilities, including the shopping centres and shops located at the
roundabout to the far right of the beach, as well as nightlife entertainment.

Accommodation and Facilities

This area offers a wide range of accommodation in various different styles,
and prices vary from budget to high-end. Most hotels are located by the beach,
providing a stunning view of the sea, and offer a good standard and quality of
service, evidenced by their reservations which increase every year. Celebrated
hotels in this area includeMom Tri’s Boathouse, Malisa Villas, Aspasia Phuket,
Village Resort and Spa and Centara Villa, amongst others.

Recommended Restaurants


A Thai and international restaurant where the Antipasto misto and King prawn salad
come recommended.

Address: Bougainvillea Terrace Resort, 86 Patak Road, Phuket 83100
Tel.: (667)633-0139, (667)633-0087

Website :

Mom Tri’s Kitchen

A seafood and international restaurant very particular about the freshness and cleanliness of its ingredients and seasonings. Recommended dishes include the
soft-shell crab salad and lamb cutlets.

Address: 12 Kata Noi Road, Karon, Phuket 83100 Tel.: (667)633-3568

website: www.thailandsbestrestaurants.com/restaurants/momtriskitchen.html


One of the Aspasia Phuket’s restaurants, serving Thai fare, but offering a harmony between local Thai and Mediterranean cuisine. The Thai appetizer assortment and selection
of Mediterranean dips are recommended.

Address :The Aspasia Phuket, 1/3 Laem Sai Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100 Tel (667)633-3033

Website : www.aspasiaphuket.com

Where to stay in Phuket : Patong

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PatongPatong is the tourism centre of Phuket.
It boasts a clean soft white sand beach, indigo waters and unparalleled beauty.
Patong also offers a full range of facilities, including hotels, restaurants,
banks, parks, entertainment venues and department stores ready to cater to tourists,
and has therefore become a favourite
destination for tourists from all over the world.

Visitors know well that the beach is also a centre for nightlife. In the evening,
after the beach, Soi Bang La becomes alive with lights and music. This is another
feature of Patong beach, dubbed the ‘Patpong’ of Phuket. All sorts of services
are on offer, such as haunted houses, Muay Thai (Thai Boxing), cabaret shows
and so on. The beach roads are lined with stalls selling imitation goods of
almost all the famous brands, such as watches, clothing and leather products.
There are also a variety of restaurants serving both eastern and western fare.

Patong Travel from Patong to Phuket Town
is possible by bus, or more convenient by tuk-tuk. However, visitors who prefer
to rent a car at Patong beach should be skilled at driving up steep inclines,
as it is necessary to drive up a hill before you reach the beach, and the route
is quite steep and winding, so caution should be exercised,
especially during rainfall as the road may be quite slippery.

Accommodation and Facilities

The Patong beach area offers an abundance of hotels and resorts,
but there are few next to the beach, as most are situated on the road
behind the beach. However, there is a wide range of hotels for all
types of visitor. The accommodation in this area is more expensive
than in Phuket Town, but during the rainy season (November to October)
hotels are very cheap and there are many special promotions on offer for
visitors. Renowned hotels in this area include the Diamond Cliff Resort,
Le Meridien Phuket, Holiday Inn Resort, Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resortand many others.

Recommended Restaurants

Baan Rim Pa

One of the most celebrated Thai restaurants in Thailand, Baan Rim Pa is popular
with tourists from all over the world. Recommended dishes include the
lobster with black pepper and baked herb rice in pineapple.

Address : 223 Prabaramee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Tel.: (667) 634-0789

Website :

Da Maurizio

An Italian restaurant with a seaside atmosphere. The bacon-wrapped goat’s cheese
and Ahi tuna
carpaccio come recommended.

Address : 223/2 Prabaramee, Kalim Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel.: (667)634-4079 (667) 634-4276

website : www.baanrimpa.com/damaurizio/index.html

Sala Bau

An international restaurant in the Impiana Cabana Hotel. The layers of scallop
between wanton sheets is recommended.

Address : Impiana Cabana, 41 Taweewongse Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel.: (667)634-0138

Website : www.impiana.com

Three Spices

This Thai and international restaurant in the Impiana Phuket Cabana Hotel serves
delicious cuisine prepared by Chef Ronnie Macuja.
The smoked salmon salad is recommended.

Address : Impiana Cabana, 41 Taweewongse Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel.: (667)634-0138

Website : www.thailandsbestrestaurants.com/restaurants/threespices.html

Where to Stay in Phuket

Written by admin on January 8th, 2014. Posted in Where to Stay in Phuket

phuket Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. Tourists know Phuket as a beautiful natural travel destination, especially renowned for its white sand beaches and indigo seas. Phuket is developed and equipped with facilities to cater to all types of traveler, offering an international airport, five-star hotels, entertainment venues, restaurants and eateries. It can be said that Phuket is a tourism hub on the shores of the Andaman. In addition to Phuket’s tourist destinations, it is also easy to travel to the surrounding islands and nearby provinces.

The most suitable time to visit Phuket is from November to April, as there are no monsoonal rains during this period. The weather is good, the sea is beautiful and calm and diving and snorkeling trips to the surrounding islands is possible. Visitors should not forget to book accommodation 2 or 3 months in advance for the low season (May to October) and 4 to 5 months in advance for the high and peak season (November to April) as Phuket is popular year round, and tourists from all parts of the world come to visit.

There are 2 main accommodation areas in Phuket: firstly Phuket Town, and secondly the various beaches, its most popular destinations. Choosing a place to stay will depend on your budget and travel preferences. Accommodation along the celebrated beaches such as Patong, Kata-karon, Nai Han and Bang Tao may be more expensive than in other places, especially during the high season, although Patong and Kata-karon are considered a great option for all types of visitor because they offer a wide range of hotels, bungalows and resorts at a variety of prices to choose from.

If money is no obstacle, and you are looking for a peaceful atmosphere where you can also be close to nature in private surroundings, you can book a hotel in Phuket along Bang Tao, Nai Yang and Nai Han beaches. On the other hand, if you are looking for budget accommodation from which you can still travel to the beaches or other attractions easily by bus or taxi, you should consider staying in the town.