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Issue No 12, 28th October 2010

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The tourist season in Phuket is from November until April, during which time hotel prices are at their highest. If crowds are an issue when planning a vacation to Phuket during this time, head to one of the quieter areas of the Island, such as Nai Yang Beach located on the North West coast or Nai Harn Beach a quiet little spot at the southern tip of Phuket. But realise that these months are the most crowded because the weather is the nicest and the seas are at their calmest.

November is also when day trips and liveaboards can start operating tours to the Similan Islands National Park, which is considered one of the most spectacular areas for scuba diving in Thailand and one of the top ten dive sites in the world. The Similan Islands National Park is closed from May 1st to 31st October each year, due to the weather conditions.

What’s On in Phuket in November 2010

From the 2nd – 7th November the Swatch FIVB Beach Volley World Tour will be held on the sands of Karon Beach. There are a number of other activities planned, including beach volleyball clinics for kids, a variety of on-site entertainment and a beer festival.

If you are in Phuket or anywhere in Thailand on the 21st November make your way to the beaches or rivers to see the Loy Krathong festival. This festival falls on a different day each year, as it falls on the full moon of the 12th lunar month, which is normally sometime in November. All of Phuket's major west coast beaches take part in Loy Kratong festivities, with a mix of locals and tourists. If you are staying around Nai Harn the best spot to see this spectacular festival is on the lake.

Read reviews from fellow travellers about Loy Kratong on TripAdvisor

Laguna Phuket Triathlon is scheduled for November 28th. The event comprises a of 1.8km swim, 55km cycle and 12km run. The Laguna Phuket Triathlon is held at Laguna Phuket, Asia's finest destination resort, a holiday paradise with six deluxe hotels that are linked by sparkling lagoons, so you can easily enjoy everything that the resort has to offer. Laguna Phuket occupies 800 acres of tropical grounds. Incorporating several picturesque lagoons and fronting the 8km-long white sandy beach of Bangtao Bay, it is located just a short 25-minute drive from the Phuket International Airport and 30 minutes from Patong Beach and Phuket Town.

The Laguna complex was built on an abandoned tin mine, once considered too polluted to be develop; today this area is recognised as one of the region's leading resorts and most successful environmental projects. Today it offers a choice of over 30 restaurants and bars, plus access to a wide range of sports and recreational facilities throughout the resort, including an 18-hole golf course, six luxury spas and a boutique shopping village.

Due to many of our readers looking for information on wedding packages in Phuket, we have been busy researching lots of different wedding planners to find the best wedding packages available in Phuket. You will find a detailed list of wedding packages and the prices on our Phuket wedding page.

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 will be able to enjoy a cold beer and popcorn 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.

Sporting Events in November at Dukes Sports Bar

Party with Mark & Karen at Dukes Sunday the 31st October from 6.30 for a Halloween Haunting

2nd November - Melbourne Cup live broadcast of the race that stops a Nation

Formula 1 Racing from Brazil from the 5th -7th November.

Formula 1 Racing from from Abu Dhabi 12th -14th November.

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

Enjoy your travels

Jeff & Paula

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