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Issue No 19, 25th May 2011

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

June is one of the quieter months in Phuket, which is ideal for visitors planning a trip at this time of the year, you can enjoy the cheap off season room rates that are available at the resorts and hotels.

When visiting Phuket throughout the low season there is a chance that you will get to experience some cloudy and or rainy days, however the temperature is perfect. If you are planning to visit Phuket during June, and it does happen to rain don’t stress as there are loads of fun rainy day activities available for all ages groups.

We are in the process of finalising our next family vacation to Phuket for late June!

This year we have decided to extend our trip so we can explore Cambodia, and take in the sights of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, then onto Kanchanaburi in Thailand to visit places like the Bridge over the River Kwai, the Death Railway, Hellfire Pass, the Tiger Temple and Erawan Waterfalls. From there we plan to head south to Krabi, Ko Phi Phi and then on to Phuket for some much needed rest and relaxation.

By searching for our accommodation online using Agoda we have been able to find and secure great deals on low priced accommodation, with these cheap room rates it makes an overseas holiday affordable for an average income family like ourselves.

Below is just a couple of examples of the type of cheap room rates that we found available in June for an affordable vacation in Phuket, Krabi and the Phi Phi Islands.

Thavorn Beach Village & Spa has fantastic room rates in June, these rooms are normally priced at 2,827 baht a night, in June booking through Agoda we found rooms priced from a low 1,274 baht a night for two people in a garden view bungalow with breakfast included, this is equivalent to AUS$40.00. This four star resort is located in the secluded Nakalay Bay just seven minutes drive north of Patong.

The Sand Sea Resort at Railay Beach, Krabi has deluxe fan bungalows available for AUS$28.00 a night including breakfast or for $42.00 a night including breakfast you can stay in a superior air conditioned bungalow.

The Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort has great deals until the end of July, for AUS$23.00 a night you and your partner can stay in a garden view bungalow, the resort is located on the East coast of Phi Phi Don on Pak Nam Beach between Runtee Bay and Lo Ba Kao Bay.

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

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What’s on in Phuket in June 2011

The Laguna Phuket International Marathon has been an attraction for tourists and athletes since it started in 2006. Now in its 6th year the marathon features thousands of participants from all over the world. This year the marathon kicks off from the Laguna Resort on the 12th June, the course takes in a Thai village market, a rubber plantation, the beach and sea views as well as stretches along the rice fields, before finishing in the resort of Laguna Phuket on the North West coast.

For golfing enthusiast’s on Friday the 17th June the Phuket property Pro Am Invitational golf tournament will be held at Laguna Phuket Golf Club. Thirty touring golf professionals will take part in Phuket's biggest golf day, to raise money for the Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.

For readers that want to plan their holiday around the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, you can now start to make plans as the festival starts on the evening of the 26th September 2011.

For visitors travelling to Phuket during the low season, 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.

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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