BOTTOM LINE: Choose gold class offered by big boat.
For snorkeling, you pay an extra 400 baht. Don’t forget to carry extra clothes, a towel, sunglasses and a lot of sunscreen.
Snorkeling is floating on water with your face downwards to look at the sea life. You get to see amazing fishes like Nemo. It is an amazing experience.
– Karon viewpoint
This place helps you to look at 3 beaches at once, nice isn’t it? If you have some extra time you can visit this place.
– Phang Nga Bay (James bond island)
It is a similar trip to Phi-Phi islands, It takes 8 hrs to complete this trip. I took the Phi – Phi island tour so I didn’t feel like taking this tour.
This tour will also be a eye candy. If you are a beach enthusiast then you must visit both the beaches (Phi-Phi and James Bond).
– Big Buddha
This place is 50 mins away from Patong. You will find a big Buddha statue here surrounded by some souvenir shops and food stalls.
Malls and markets in Phuket
(must visit, if shopping is your thing)
It is near Patong and the Bangla road, you will find many food joints like pizza hut, Swensen’s (yum!) here along with budget and luxury brands.
There is a supermarket called BIG C here, you can find all kind of things here, from dog food to cosmetics to trolley bags and more.
There is a fountain show that takes place in the evening in the center of the mall, it is similar to the Wings of time show (Singapore), but a shorter version.
There are 2 street markets nearby this mall, Chillva and Banzaan market. Chillva market is better. A lot of Indian and other cuisine restaurants are also available within and nearby the mall. Finding Tuk-tuks is also very easily available near the mall.
– Central festival
I quite liked the entrance, being to a restroom seemed really nice.If you are looking for brands like H n M, Mac, Mango etc. you will find it in this mall and not in the above-mentioned one.
You will also find techy stuff here, if you want to look at different kind of technologies available in Thailand, go for it.
Here is a Chocolate stall as well, I forgot the name but I’ll find out soon. It offered a teddy bear shaped chocolate and it was yum! It is on the 2nd floor nearby currency exchange shops. I do have a photograph for you!
Yes, the Second floor offers 3 to 4 different bank options to exchange currency.
This mall also has Movenpick stall, so does the above-mentioned mall, I love this company’s ice-cream. If you want to have ice-cream, do buy some from Swensen’s (chewy chocolate flavor). (this brand is not available in India.)
This mall runs different offers from time to time so do check it out from the information desk, you might fetch some extra discounts. Tourist definitely gets extra discount on showing their passports, after shopping above the specified amount, usually it is 2000 Baht.
There are no luxury brands in this mall. Finding Tuk-tuk back to your hotel is difficult from here, you will have to book a cab, which is available outside the mall everytime. They will charge approx 350 Baht to Bangla road.
– Chillva market – opposite Jungceylon mall
Both images are of Chillva market, here you can find many accessories, clothes, and food. Do visit, it is a lively place with some cute and funky things.
Hotel in Phuket
I stayed at Sea sun sand resort & spa and I booked a pool access room. I was happy with the hotel and the room. Just the service was a little slow but I loved the room and the private pool.
It is in Patong. This is the entrance to my private pool 😀
Temples in Phuket
In Thailand, people call it WAT and they place their respective temples outside their houses like in this image.
I went to one of the famous temples in Phuket, this image is of Pagoda, a place with a hall full of Buddha statues.
Visitors can visit this place and click as many pictures as they want, a temple for localities to worship is just near Pagoda. Both the places are separated to avoid any interruptions during prayers.
This temple reminds me of a beautiful temple in Busan, Korea – Haedong Yonggungsa. Know more about it here