Have you ever been asked, “what do you prefer; the forest or the sea?” Some people can answer right away but for others it’s not so easy because the beach […]
Many people think (wrongly) that going to Phuket must be expensive due to the island having the highest cost of living in Thailand. But as a Phuket native, I can confidently say that there are many ways in which you can enjoy Phuket within a low budget if you simply look for the better deals around. Here are some tips on how to keep your travel budget manageable.
Beside the many beach destinations, Phuket’s Old Town on the island’s east coast has grown to be one of the favourite tourist attractions on Phuket. Every day you can see tourists strolling along its streets taking photos and window shopping. However, Phuket Old Town is much more than a photo opportunity and once had a prolific past featuring a large market called ‘lard yai’ and many other interesting facets to it that not many people know about.
When heading to Phuket most people may think about taking a luxury yacht to nearby islands, sunbathing on the white-sand beaches and enjoying activities like surfing and jet-skiing. However, did you know that there’s another side of tourism which is community based tourism? It consists of actually staying with local people, living and working like a local and enjoying a real natural touch that you won’t find in ‘ordinary’ tours. You can do this on a quiet and idyllic island that takes less than 15 minutes to get to from Phuket Island, and it’s called Koh Lone.