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Phuket.com magazine brings you openings, weird and wonderful attractions and takes you to places that savvy locals want to keep secret. It’s guaranteed to make sure that your Phuket experience is out of the ordinary.

Whilst people are jostling along Bangla Road or at the Weekend Market, we will point you in the direction of unique bars and the best places to find genuine bargains. Looking for a quirky boutique hotel? We review the best. We also know where the tastiest eateries are and wouldn’t shop anywhere that sells Chang Beer singlets.

The fact is; there are only so many temples, tuk tuks and phad thais a person can experience. If you’ve visited the Island before and are feeling a little jaded, or just want to avoid the usual tourist traps, check out phuket.com magazine.

Best of Phuket

Top 10 Everything Patong Beach Top 10 Patong Beach

Discover the Best of Patong Beach in just few minutes: Our Top 10 Guides have been created with travellers in mind, using our years of experience to sort out the best from the rest. Read More...

 
Top 10 Kata Beach Top 10 Kata Beach

Discover the Best of Kata Beach in just few minutes: Our Top 10 Guides have been created with travellers in mind, using our years of experience to sort out the best from the rest. Read More...

Top 10 Karon Beach Top 10 Karon Beach

Discover the Best of Karon Beach in just few minutes: Our Top 10 Guides have been created with travellers in mind, using our years of experience to sort out the best from the rest. Read More...

 
Top 10 Everything Phuket Town Top 10 Phuket Town

Discover the Best of Phuket Town in just few minutes: Our Top 10 Guides have been created with travellers in mind, using our years of experience to sort out the best from the rest. Read More...

This Week on Phuket.com
Home Kitchen, Bar & Bed Home Kitchen, Bar & Bed

Home Kitchen, Bar & Bed is the new project of the multi-talented and hyper-creative Chef Daniel Isberg, whom opened this new restaurant/lounge bar/boutique hotel at Kalim Beach in the northern part of Patong Bay. Read More...

 
Charm Thai Restaurant at Holiday Inn Resort Charm Thai Restaurant

Charm Thai is the signature Thai restaurant of Holiday Inn Resort Phuket in Patong Beach. This stylish venue is designed in a delicate Thai contemporary style and set right next to the large swimming pool Read More...

Escape Hunt Phuket Escape Hunt Phuket

Escape Hunt Phuket is a fun and challenging live escape game in which players step back to the end of the 19th Century to take the role of Sherlock Holmes and solve the series of puzzle against the clock that will lead to free them from the room. Read More...

 
Ciao Bistro & Coffee Talk at Thavorn Palm Beach Resort Ciao Bistro & Coffee Talk

Ciao Bistro & Coffee Talk is the latest addition to Thavorn Palm Beach Resort’s dining options which counts no less than six restaurants and bars apt to satisfy the choosiest customers: with Thai, Russian, Mexican, and now Italian cuisine. Read More...

 

Previously on Phuket.com
B-Hive Gallery B-Hive Gallery

B-Hive Gallery Bar & Restaurant is a trendy original venue facing the sea on the ground of the stylish B-Lay Tong Phuket MGallery Collection in Patong Beach. B-Hive is a multi-faceted place: art gallery, cocktail lounge, beach club, coffee-shop, and fine-dining restaurant. Read More...

 
The Route - Café & Music Bar The Route

The Route - Café & Music Bar (formerly Route 68) is the new version at a new location of the hyper-cool Route 68 Bar which used to be located at 68 Thalang Road (hence its name) in Phuket Old Town. Read More...

Phuket Beach Clean-Up 2014 Phuket Beach Clean-up 2014

The Phuket Beach Clean-Up is the test-phase of a vast anti-corruption project planned to be applied later on to the entire country by the military who took power in May 2014. Read More...

 
Mom Tri's Villa Royale 10 Reasons to Stay at Mom Tri's Villa Royale

Mom Tri’s Villa Royale is an idyllic five-star boutique property located in Kata Noi. It is classic Thai encapsulated and it’s no wonder that the villa collection has regular return guests. Read More...

ELLA Bar & Bistro ELLA Bar & Bistro

ELLA Bar & Bistro is the signature’s restaurant of the well-thought out and trendy Ella Bed Hotel admirably located in Soi Post-Office (Soi Praisanee) 50m from the beach of Patong. Read More...

 
Nikki Beach Phuket Nikki Beach Phuket

Nikki Beach Phuket is a chic beach club set right on the tranquil and rather undeveloped Layan Beach (the northern end of Bangtao Beach on Phuket’s west coast). The venue has an ultra-modern touch with its white theme and modern, linear design. Read More...

Supercheap Supercheap

Almost the size of a city block, Supercheap is a sprawling warehouse-like shop stacked high with every product you could possibly imagine and more. Read More...

 
The Chamber of Secrets The Chamber of Secrets

The Chamber of Secrets offer players a fun way to use their intelligence in a practical way. The rules are simple: a group of four people are ‘locked’ in a room and have to find their way out by using various objects and clues in their environment. Read More...

Phang Nga Nature Tour Phang Nga Nature Tour

Phang Nga Nature Tour permits to enjoy four outdoor activities in one day: visit of temple in a cave; bamboo rafting; elephant trekking and the unique experience of elephant bathing in the river. Read More...

 
Horn Grill in Kata Beach Horn Grill Restaurant

Horn Grill is an attractive L-shaped steakhouse straddling the corner of Koktanod and Kata roads in southern Kata. With 140 covers it’s no small affair yet the restaurant’s façade and entrance lends it an intimate look. Read More...

Kalim Beach Kalim Beach

Kalim Beach is located just north of Patong Beach and, unlike its famous neighbour, still retains some of its local Thai touches. Kalim is considered one of the best surfing spots in Phuket, and some competitions are held there. Read More...

 
Madame Saigon Madame Saigon

Madame Saigon is an attractive and clean-cut Vietnamese restaurant located in the impressive and expansive Royal Phuket Marina on Phuket’s east coast just north of Phuket Town. Read More...

Dedos Restaurant - Phuket Dedos Restaurant

DeDos Restaurant offers one of the best dining experiences in Phuket. This rather small venue is located on Tinlay Place near the entrance of Laguna Phuket Resort Complex in Bangtao. Read More...

 
Kabuki’s Japanese Brunch Kabuki’s Japanese Brunch

Kabuki’s Japanese Brunch at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is the first ever Sunday brunch in Phuket dedicated to the culinary delights from the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. Read More...

Two Chefs Bar & Grill Two Chefs Bar & Grill

With two branches in Kata, an outlet in Karon and a recently opened bistro in Kamala Two Chefs restaurant group strikes a popular chord with visitors looking for quality food, good service, and fast delivery. Read More...

 
Boat Avenue Boat Avenue

Boat Avenue is a large shopping complex located near Laguna Phuket Resort Complex in Bangtao, a unique shopping, dining, residential and office complex in Phuket. Read More...

Phuket Shopping Tours Phuket Shopping Tours

Phuket is not exactly a small place: There are many nooks and crannies that even repeat visitors know nothing about and it takes a long time to ‘discover’ all that is on offer on the island – especially bargain and quality shopping.  Read More...

 
Tamarind Restaurant Tamarind Restaurant

Tamarind Restaurant in Banyan Tree Phuket is a poolside haven of peace with cooling breezes, discreet background music, well-trained staff, and comfortable seating arrangements. Read More...

Watercourt Restaurant Watercourt Restaurant

Watercourt at Banyan Tree Phuket is aptly named. Set by a tropical lake surrounded by exotic shrubs, trees, and flowers, the sound of running water pervades the peaceful atmosphere at this large L-shaped restaurant. Read More...

 
Black Pearl & Mama Restaurants Black Pearl & Mama Restaurants

Enjoying a prime location on the shore of Karon Lake near the northern end of Karon Beach, this contemporary style venue serves international and Thai favourites at reasonable prices. Read More...

One Chun Café & Restaurant in Phuket Old Town One Chun Restaurant

One Chun Café & Restaurant (pronounced Wan Jan, which means Monday in Thai) is a trendy venue blending vintage décor, relaxed atmosphere (despite its rather high occupancy), top-of-the-range Thai cuisine, and affordable prices. Read More...

 
Chef Daniel’s Gastro Bar Chef Daniel’s Gastro Bar

Chef Daniel’s Gastro Bar is a world-class gastronomic bistro located on Soi Bangtao 1. Daniel Isberg’s long culinary experience and demanding nature for top quality products create the outstanding savours of his signature dishes. Read More...

Paradise Beach Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach is stunningly beautiful; one of the most attractive of the many wonderful beaches Phuket has to offer. It also features safe swimming all year round. Read More...

 
Gossip Boutiq Supperclub Gossip Boutiq Supperclub

Gossip Boutiq Supperclub is a recent addition to the frantic nightlife entertainment scene along Bangla Road in Patong. Boasting modern and hip touches, this cocktail lounge club brings a breath of fresh air to the infamous street. Read More...

Phuket Bird Park Phuket Bird Park

This beautifully arranged plot of hillside land has exotic flora, winding paths, odd memorabilia, no less than three cafés, a souvenir shop and of course hundreds of beautiful birds from all around the tropical world. Read More...

 
Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar Oriental Spoon

Oriental Spoon Grill & Bar is the signature restaurant of Twinpalms, a stylish resort located in Surin Beach on Phuket west coast. Extremely chic and trendy, Oriental Spoon and its adjacent Wine Room can host up to 130 guests. Read More...

Phuket Walking Street Phuket Walking Street

Phuket Walking Street is the latest attraction featured in Phuket Old Town. Also-known-as Lardyai (talaad yai), this weekly market started in October 2013 and is hosted on the beautifully renovated Thalang Road. Read More...

 
Hollywood Discotheque Patong Hollywood Discotheque

Hollywood Patong is the first discotheque/club you come across when coming from the beach on Bangla Road. Opened in 2008, this 12,000sqm nightclub offers its punters two rooms with different music in each of them. Read More...

Baan Teelanka – The Upside Down House Baan Teelanka

Baan Teelanka – Upside Down House has opened in April 2014 and is certainly one of the most innovative and original attractions in Phuket Island. Located on the By-pass Road in the northern outskirts of Phuket Town. Read More...

 
Phuket Trickeye Museum Phuket Trickeye Museum

Phuket Trickeye Museum is an interactive 3D painting museum offering amazing photo opportunities and great fun for the whole family. It features a gallery of about 100 scenes painted using trompe-l’oeil techniques. Read More...

Top 10 Karon/Kata Shopping Top 10 Kata Shopping

Shopping in Kata is a little spread out with the nucleus being around Kata’s three-way intersection in the centre of things and the main shopping plazas and bazaars located opposite the Club Med grounds. Read More...

 
Saffron Restaurant Saffron Restaurant

Saffron, at Banyan Tree Phuket, is a class act. For those looking to dine in sumptuous surroundings, to enjoy a modern take on traditional Thai cuisine, or to simply enjoy some of the smoothest wait staff service around, Saffron is ideal. Read More...

MoreStories
Phuket Hotel Reviews Phuket Hotel Reviews

Just when is a hotel outstanding and what makes a truly great hotel? Find out through our hotel reviews – honest and in-depth comments on Phuket’s finest hostelries written by experienced writers. Read More...

 
Tour Reviews Phuket Tour Reviews

In the same way you wouldn’t buy a car without taking a test drive, you shouldn’t have to book a tour without knowing exactly what you’re getting. Read More...

Phuket Attraction Reviews Phuket Attraction Reviews

Phuket Island’s attractions cover a wide range of items and there's definitely something appealing for everyone who visits the island. Phuket.com Magazine team roam Phuket's roads to dig up hidden attractive jewels wherever they are. Read More...

 
Best Restaurants Reviews Phuket Restaurant Reviews

Where are the cheap eats? Is Thai food always spicy? Is Patong the only place in Phuket to look for haute cuisine? Find out with our monthly restaurant reviews. Read More...

Phuket Nightlife Reviews Phuket Nightlife Reviews

Phuket Nightlife is world famous due to its sheer number of fun and party opportunities. The Phuket.com Magazine team explores all the late-night exciting places and brings you up-to-date information about Phuket nightlife's scene. Read More...

 
Reviews of Phuket Activities Reviews of Phuket Activities

The ‘usual’ pastimes such as snorkelling or golfing are still very popular, but in the last few years new fun activities have reached Phuket's shores. The Phuket.com Magazine team reviews all the things to do here. Read More...

Phuket Shopping Reviews Phuket Shopping Reviews

Our Phuket.com Magazine team explores Phuket's department stores and shopping areas to find the most interesting outlets. Check out where and how to acquire the most attractive items on the island. Read More...

   

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Willy Thuan
Bangkok

Claire Mykura
Bangkok

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Bangkok

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Bangkok

Stephan Audiger
Phuket

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Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur

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