Phuket Reviews

What people think:4.5 out of 5

Phuket

What to expect

Average ratings for this destination Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  Weather 4.5 out of 5
  Beaches 4.5 out of 5
  Value for Money 4 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 3.5 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5

Holiday of my dreams

By Sarah from Leicester
Last month
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 3 out of 5
  For families 5 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Family

Comments:

I loved it here, everything I expected from a tropical beach holiday.. white sands, plenty of beach sunloungers (you do have to pay), waves for the kids to play in, (they spent hours just jumping and body surfing them) and little beach front snack bars that sell sandwiches, ice creams and beer (of course!) Loved the fresh pineapple too. Food was lovely, we stuck to mainly Western food as the kids didn't like the spicy Thai stuff.. I did try a few noodle or curry's and it wasn't too hot. We just wanted to laze around in the sun most of the time but there were lots of trips to choose from. We liked the sea turtles on a beach near the airport (name escapes me), the Fantasea theme park place and I liked shopping around Patpong market. It's a long flight but worth it for the weather and the beaches..

Useful Tips:

I recommend getting umbrellas with your sun beds, the sun gets so hot that you can hardly go out in it midday.. and the sand was baking hot, so I made sure the kids wore their crocs. Use mozzie spray at night and keep your windows shut at much as possible. Watch out for tuk-tuk drivers, they will rip you off unless you haggle down the price.. start at half the amount and be prepared to walk away - they often magically cut the original amount!! You will be asked if you want a suit made at every tailor store, just ignore them and walk past unless you actually want one. We met some other English people who said they are great value. Everyone seemed very friendly and seemed to understand basic English. Oh, my favourite thing was the Thai massages, felt really pampered and it didn't cost that much I preferred the ones on the beach to the back streets, but they had queues sometimes!

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Wonderful

By Jim Bimbi from Bedworth
Last month
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
  Weather 4 out of 5
  Beaches 4 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 3 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 3 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

Having been to Thailand before about 12 years ago we thought it may have changed for the worse but it hadn't. The people are fantastic, the food superb. We stayed in the quiet part of Phuket at the Panwar Hotel which had a good pool and beach, excellent restaurants and the staff are superb. If you want disco bars and noise do not go to this part of Phuket but if you want to go to Thailand and feel like you are in Thailand and not a far east version of Benidorm then this is the place for you.

Useful Tips:

If you take a boat trip out to one of the islands beware that it can be a very bumpy ride as the winds can be very strong.Suggest no full English before you go. Some hotels charge 10% + 7% extra on all bills for tax and VAT.

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