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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
B Cat Café & B Shady Restaurant in Phuket Town B Cat Café

B Cat Café and B Shady Restaurant are the two sides of the same coin. Located in Phuket Old Town, this unique venue blends the concept of cat cafés and the vintage spirit of the historical district of Phuket City. Read More...

 
10 Ways to Recognise Expats in Phuket 10 Ways to Recognise Expats in Phuket

Phuket’s expats often take on the habits of the local people, whether they are unusual, funny, good or bad. Check out our non-exhaustive list of Thai habits that are often embraced by expats in Phuket. Read More...

10 best picture-postcard spots in Phuket 10 Best Picture-Postcard Spots in Phuket

Even if it is cliché, everyone wants to be in a picture postcard and Phuket offers its visitors unparalleled opportunities to do just that. Read More...

 
10 Reasons to Stay at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach 10 Reasons to Stay at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao enjoys a superb location right on the tranquil and longest beach in Phuket.  Read More...

 

Previously on Phuket.com
Newaves Club Patong Newaves Club Patong

Newaves Club Patong combines state-of-the-art light and sound systems with an intelligent layout to maximise the space for those who enjoy great dance music from international and resident DJs. Read More...

 
5 Celebrity Favourite Hotels 5 Celebrity Favourite Hotels

Phuket hosts enough quality hotels and resorts to house an impressive number of tourists, and amongst these quality establishments, some are known to accommodate international movie and rock stars. Read More...

10 Reasons to Stay at Thavorn Beach Village 10 Reasons to Stay at Thavorn Beach Village

Thavorn Beach Village & Spa is certainly one of the most beautiful resorts in Phuket. Opened in 1988, this perfectly maintained four-star resort occupies 10 hectares of land around Nakalay Bay. Read More...

 
Banyan Tree Phuket 10 Reasons to Stay at Banyan Tree Phuket

Spacious, elegant and impressive, the multi award-winning Banyan Tree Phuket plays to its strengths; excellent service, top-notch amenities and facilities, and clever use of space. Read More...

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

Ciao Bistro and Coffee Talk are the latest additions to Thavorn Palm Beach Resort’s long list of dining options, which now has six restaurants and bars to its name. Read More...

 
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

Curious to know what happened to the beach chairs, hawkers and restaurants on the beaches of Phuket? We visited them all - from Rawai in the south to Mai Khao in the north - and this is what we saw. 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...

Pesto Restaurant Pesto Restaurant

Pesto is the perfect place for an excellent lunch or dinner at Mai Khao Beach on the northwestern coast of Phuket. 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...

 
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...

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...

 
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...

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...

 
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...

Behind the Scenes

Willy Thuan
Bangkok

Claire Mykura
Bangkok

Paul Smith
Bangkok

Jimmy M
Bangkok

Stephan Audiger
Phuket

Lee Ban Twan
Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur

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