Life’s A Beach In Phuket

Although we had heard mixed reviews about Phuket Island, my sister and I decided that the luscious looking beaches far outweighed the horror stories of Ping-Pong shows and the somewhat seedier side of the place.

In hindsight i’m so glad that photos of the beautiful shore made such an impression, as we had an absolutely amazing holiday!

When we first arrived, both being very disorganised, we had no idea where we were going to stay but knew we would like somewhere quite quiet, away from the more touristic parts of Phuket. After asking around we were directed to ‘Boomerang Village Resort’ in Kata and found ourselves in heaven.

The only downside is that it is situated 100 steps up a hill, which got a bit tiring after a long night out, but on the plus side it was a good way to walk off all the delicious Thai food.

Speaking of food, we found some yummy eateries in Phuket that are also well worth a mention. We particularly enjoyed the food at ‘Mom Tri’s Oasis’, which had a mix of European and Thai cuisine.

I had a tasty sea bass fillet with lemongrass and chilli, the fish was full of flavor and went really well with the Chenin Blanc (they have an excellent choice of wines).

The location was also wonderful, situated directly on the beach, you can watch the sun set on the sea, while enjoying all the scrumptious delicacies!

But be warned this is not one of the cheaper places to eat in Phuket, but worth the idyllic experience if you’re not on a budget.

After a week relaxing in Kata we decided to move to Patong to experience the busier scene. We found a place to stay almost straight away, ‘Patong Beach Hotel’, half way between the bustling town and it’s quieter surroundings.

We had a great view of the beach from our balcony and the rooms were very clean. The swimming pool was amazing and the buffet breakfasts catered to all tastes (they even serve curry) and kept us full until dinner!

The only downside was that they charged for Internet, which we thought was a bit cheeky considering we were already paying customers. Yet the staff were wonderfully friendly and went out of their way to help us out if we needed anything, which was a real bonus.

All the restaurants we ate in were lovely, we particularly enjoyed eating in ‘Banana Leaf’, which is a Thai restaurant that serves the most beautiful Tom Yum Soup and also has great deserts (which can be hard to find in Thailand).

The drinks were cheap and the ambiance was very merry, especially after a few!

All in all we had an amazing time; Phuket lodging was fantastic, the food was immense and the people were friendly! I would highly recommend visiting this beautiful island.

(photo credits: avlxy – williamcho – edwin.11)

5 Responses to Life’s A Beach In Phuket

  1. Andi Perullo June 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    I wanta go sooo bad!!!

  2. Joyce Alvie Pogoy June 21, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    this post is so timely! i’ve been warned that Phuket is overrated but i hope i get to find something great during my stay there. I will be staying in Patong though… oh well.. 🙂

    • Sofia - As We Travel June 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

      You can easily go between other beaches in Phuket. 
      The tuk tuks are overcharging (they call it the tuk tuk mafia in Phuket, no buses are allowed on certain routes because the Tuk tuk drivers want them for themselves), so if you want the cheapest deal it will take you a little longer as you have to take a bus into Phuket town and then change to another bus to take you to the next beach.Patong will be fun though, lots of party!

  3. Surin Beach Hotel July 20, 2011 at 4:36 am #

    Thank you nice article. Last month I’ve been to Surin Beach and like this place very much because this beach is quiet, white beaches and crystal clear waters.

  4. Patong Guesthouse November 16, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    Thank you for posting. 
    I’ve been looking at some of the posts on this website to get an idea about travel in Phuket for my next vacation.