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Issue No 21, 30th July 2011

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

We have just returned home from a fantastic family vacation, travelling with the kids throughout Cambodia and some of the most amazing destinations in Thailand, which we endeavour to share with you over the coming weeks.

Needless to say our travels included our favourite Thailand destination, Phuket. Where we had a fantastic time, island hopping by speed boat to the beautiful offshore islands around Phuket, and exploring some of our favourite beaches.

I must say that this year the low season weather was very kind to us, perfect in fact …… sun, sun and more sun. We couldn’t of asked for better.

The weather was so good that we didn’t have to plan any rainy day activities for the kids, however we did drag ourselves away from the beach long enough to enjoy lots of relaxing massages, shopping, and many of the other wonderful attractions in Phuket.

Some of the highlights of our trip that we will share with you, included swimming with sharks at Ko Phi Phi, snorkelling and swimming at Hong Island, being up close with tigers and elephant trekking at Kanchanaburi.

There are many benefits of planning your holiday to Phuket in the low season, but one of the biggest benefits especially when you are travelling as a family is the low cost room rates that are available, so keep your eye out for the best deals from Agoda.

To see more affordable room rates check out Agoda’s Special Offers.

Important travel tips when holidaying in Phuket

Even though Phuket is generally a very safe place to spend your much awaited holiday or family vacation there are certain things you should be cautious of.

During the low season, monsoon winds can bring large waves and very dangerous undercurrents to some of Phuket’s west coast beaches. When conditions are dangerous lifesavers will place red flags on the beach to warn people of the dangerous conditions.

If there is a red flag flying on the beach, play it safe and don’t go in the water…..

Carefully think about your safety and the implications of accidents if you decide to hire a motorcycle or jet ski in Phuket. Jet ski riders are often victims of major scams that can turn out to be a very costly experience. Before you go on your holiday to Phuket you should check with your travel insurer whether these types of activities are covered by your policy.

Drink spiking can and does occur in Phuket, as well as other popular destinations in Thailand, so never leave your drink unattended.

It's also recommended to only carry enough money on your person when you go out at night, and to make sure to leave your passport and credit cards locked up in the room safe. Your passport is a valuable document that is attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. It should always be kept in a safe place. If your passport is lost or stolen overseas, you should report it immediately to your Embassy or Consulate.

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For readers that didn’t receive last months e-zine, Phuket Scuba Club are offering some excellent value for money, overnight Cruises to Phi Phi via the Sharkpoint area for only 9,900 baht per diver. The trip includes 7 dives, including 1 night dive, all meals and air conditioned accommodation on Ko Phi Phi is included. For non divers there is a 20% discount off the price. For more details about this great scuba diving deal contact Chantal or Kevan at Phuket Scuba Club and read the fantastic reviews Phuket Scuba Club receive on Trip Advisor.

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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