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Issue No 18, 30th April 2011

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

For the first time visitor to Phuket, you are probably expecting to see beautiful beaches and lots of girly bars….

That’s true the beaches are beautiful and yes, there are lots of bars.

But, Phuket is Thailand’s largest Island and is roughly the same size of Singapore, so with an area that big there is lots of things to do and attractions to see.

To see and do everything you will need transport, you could book a tour or hire a tuk tuk , but we found the easiest way to get around Phuket is to hire a car. The cheapest way, but not always the safest is to hire a motorbike.

There are still lot of visitors traveling to Phuket at this time of the year and why not, the weather is good and it seems as though the rain that fell throughout southern Thailand a couple of weeks ago has gone. Normally the weather in May is similar to that of April, hot and dry… but like it or not, when it comes to the weather nothing is a sure thing.

The good news is that the hotels and resorts are really starting to drop their prices on room rates.

Here are just a few special offers that we found while doing a quick search for our next trip to Phuket.

Kata Poolside Resort has fantastic room rates available throughout May, these rooms are normally priced at 2,345 baht a night, for May they are priced at 918 baht a night for two people, this is equivalent to AUS$ 28.00. This resort is located within walking distance to the beach and all amenities in Kata.

The Patong Merlin Hotel have amazing 61% discounts on their standard rooms, valid until the end of October.

To see more affordable room rates check out Agoda’s special offers.

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What’s on in Phuket in May 2011

On the 22nd May the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation will be holding the 7th Mai Khao Turtle Mini Marathon at Pru Jeh Sun Lake at Mai Khao Beach. Registration for the marathon starts at 4:30am the morning of the race, with the race starting at 6:00am. For more information about the marathon you can send an email to info@maikhaoturtlefoundation.com.

If you want to watch some outstanding games of rugby, make your way to Karon Stadium at Karon Beach from the 27th to 29th May for the Phuket International Rugby Tens tournament. The stadium is located at the southern end of Karon Beach.

Below is a list of the public holidays that fall during the month of May

  • 1st May - National Labor Day
  • 5th May - Coronation Day
  • 13th May - Royal Ploughing Day
  • 17th May - Visakha Bucha Day
  • 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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