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Issue No 17, 30th March 2011

Hello and welcome to this issue of Phuket Travel Secrets monthly e-zine

April is generally one of the hottest and driest months in Phuket. However with the unseasonal rain seen throughout the south of Thailand in recent days it is anyone’s guess what the weather will be like.

This is mid-season for Phuket and although there are still a lot of visitors the hotels and resorts will start to lower their rates around this period as demand drops. So keep an eye out for some cheap accommodation and hotel deals in Phuket.

Here are just a few special offers that are available at the moment, to see more check out Agoda’s special offers.

The Sea Patong has fantastic room rates available for April, these rooms are normally priced at 5,444 baht a night, for April they have a great offer at only 1,223 baht a night for two people, equivalent to AUS $39.00. This resort is located within walking distance to the beach and all amenities in Patong. We stayed here on our last visit to Phuket and can highly recommend it.

For those on a budget there is a great deal on room rates at the Patong Lodge Hotel for only 710 baht a night for two people, which is equivalent to AUS $23.00.

The Dusit Thani Laguna Hotel has amazing 40% discounts on their Deluxe Lagoon View Rooms which are valid until the end of October.

This is just some of the cheap room rates available at the moment and as Phuket heads into its low season there will be even better room rates. If you have friends or family who are holidaying in Phuket help them stay informed with up to date prices by suggesting they sign on to our RSS blog or like us on facebook.

What’s on in Phuket in April 2011

April is a fantastic time to be holidaying in Phuket, with lots to see and do.

The 18th annual sea turtle releasing ceremony will take place at the Banyan Tree beachfront on Friday the 1st April from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.

The event will involve the release of 95, twelve month old turtles that have been raised in captivity. The event is to raise money for the renovation of the turtle shelter at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre.

Phuket Bike Week is one of the biggest motorcycle events in Southeast Asia and is to be held in Phuket from the 8th – 10th April. Taking place on Patong Beach the festival brings an international celebration of motorcycle culture to Thailand's largest island. Visitors staying in Phuket can look forward to a busy program of events over the three days, including daily beach parties, live music, contests, and charity rides around the island.

The 8th annual Phuket Cricket Sixes, is to be held at Karon Stadium from the 12th – 17th April, with twenty four teams from eight countries to compete in the event. The Sixes is now one of the largest international sports tournaments staged in Phuket attracting hundreds of visitors to the island every year.

The Songkran Festival is the traditional Thai New Year celebration which is held from the 13th to 15th April. It is also known as the Water Festival, and a great excuse for a massive water fight…….

Songkran is celebrated by Thais throughout the country by pouring - traditionally only a little, but these days a lot – of water on other people to wish them good luck for the New Year.

Songkran is a festival that shouldn’t be missed, if you are fortunate enough to be holidaying in Phuket on the 13th April head to Patong with a water pistol or bucket in hand for a massive day of water fights.

The festival is the most celebrated of holidays on the Island with many visitors planning their holiday to coincide with this event. The Thai people love to soak tourists during the festival, so it is a good idea to have your mobile phone, camera and wallet in a water-proof bag before you venture outdoors or leave them in your safe at your resort during the Festival. In Phuket the water throwing festivities are only on the 13th April.

Songkran celebrations take place all over Thailand in April, but there is one aspect of the festival that remains unique to Phuket and that is the Turtle Releasing Festival. The festival is not an independent festival but a continuation of the Thai New Year festivities.

Baby sea-turtles are released into the sea at various beaches. The main beaches for and releasing of the turtles are located on the northwest coast of Phuket, at Nai Yang, Bang Tao and Mai Khao Beaches. The festival is held on the 13th April.

Whilst you’re enjoying your holiday vacation in Phuket, there is no need to worry about missing your favourite sports on TV. Head to Duke’s Sports bar at Kata Beach where you can enjoy a cold beer and watch your chosen sport live on one of their big screens. You will be assured of a great time with Karen and Mark and their friendly staff.

We hope that you have enjoyed this issue of Phuket Travel Secrets e-zine.

Enjoy your travels

Jeff & Paula

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