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June 14, 2011

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Issue No 20, 14th June 2011

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

This month we are sending our monthly e-zine out early as we are busy packing for our own annual family holiday to Phuket.

We thought it would be a great time to share with you some of the best things to see and do while on holiday in Phuket.

If you do nothing else in Phuket here are just a few of our favourite spots to visit in and around Phuket that are definitely worth seeing .

Phang Nga Bay is famed for its spectacular natural beauty and is one of the best sailing grounds in the world. There are loads of tours and day trip boats to Phang Nga Bay from Phuket. However, for a unique, fun & relaxing trip in the Bay, you are best to charter a sailing boat. Below are a couple of companies that we can suggest for the ultimate day out in the bay. Sweet Dreamers and Phuket Sail tours both provide lots of fun and most importantly safe sailing in the calm waters of Phang Nga Bay. For more information on SweetDreamers or Phuket Sail Tours read the excellent reviews from what other travellers have said on Trip Advisor.

Phuket Town The best way to explore the streets of Phuket Town is on foot, it is also an educational and fun way to learn about the history and culture of Phuket. The best way to see all the interesting sights around Phuket Town is with Phuket Heritage Trails. Their tours are designed to give you a closer look into the unique and true charms of Phuket Island, as well as exploring places known only by locals. A tour with Phuket Heritage Trails features either half day or full day programs and they can customise their programs to suit your particular interests. If you are interested in learning a little bit of history from true locals you can contact Phuket Heritage Tours via email at or by phone +66 (0) 851 589 788.

Phuket has some great viewpoints that shouldn’t be missed, one of the most popular is Big Buddha the biggest Buddha Image in Thailand standing at 45 metres high, and 25 metres across the base. Promthep Cape is also very popular, located at the southern most point of Phuket, offering spectacular sunset views across the Andaman sea and offshore islands.

There are some great deals on room rates at the moment, so keep your eye out for the best deals from Agoda.

Below are just a few great deals that we found while searching for accommodation for our own trip.

Omana Hotel is a 4 star Boutique Hotel in Phnom Penh all rooms at the hotel are air-conditioned, room amenities include an LCD TV, cable TV, a mini bar, complimentary bottled water and wireless internet access. The hotel also has an on-site café, bar and a swimming pool. All this for just over AUS$30.00 a night including breakfast.

The Ao Nang Sunset Hotel in Krabi is located just 70 metres from Ao Nang Beach. A standard room including breakfast for two people will cost around AUS$30.00 a night.

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

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During the low season, monsoon winds bring large waves and dangerous undercurrents to Phuket’s west coast beaches. When conditions are dangerous red flags are raised on the beaches to warn people of the dangerous conditions. During our trip to Phuket in 2010, sadly, three people drowned in just one day, so it’s best to play it safe and swim in the swimming pool at your resort. Do not swim at the beach if the red flags are flying.

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 during the low season. 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 at Phuket Scuba Club. and read the fantastic reviews Phuket Scuba Club receive on Trip Advisor.

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

Enjoy your travels

Jeff & Paula


Phuket Travel Secrets

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