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Which part of Phuket is best to stay?

In general, the best areas in Phuket for the first time are Kamala, Nai Yang, Mai Khao, Patong, Kata, Karon and Rawai. Each of these recommended areas is suitable for a different type of traveler, ranging from luxury or budget travelers to hedonistic party travelers.

Is Karon Beach busy?

Is Karon Beach busy?

Karon is one of Phuket’s longest beaches, ranking 3rd on our beach popularity page. It enjoys a 3-kilometer stretch of white sand, a decent selection of dining and nightlife options, and never seems to attract crowds of tourists, which is a good thing.

Is Karon Beach better than Patong? Patong beach is nice enough on the sand (have they got rid of the jet skis yet?), especially up at the northern end, but because it where the most tourists are – it has an ugly streetscape, i.e., all the shops are across the road, bars, nightlife, etc. Since Karon and Kata beaches are close to each other, you can rent a taxi and spend your day there either way. Karon beach has a long-stretched shoreline, more peaceful and quite; while, Kata on the other hand is good for surfing.

Is Karon Beach Lively?

The resort of Hat Karon is lively enough to keep you going until the early hours, but its proximity to Phuket is perhaps the biggest draw for revelers who want to dance the night away. Phuket is one of the liveliest cities in the country and there is a wide range of bars, clubs and restaurants on offer.

Is Karon Beach quiet?

The northern end of Karon beach is the quieter area and there are not many tourists, a perfect place if you want the beach to yourself.

Is Karon beach good for swimming?

The beach is quite green, the sand is clean and fine and from most hotels you are not more than a few minutes from the water. (above) Karon beach is great for swimming in high season. Just note one thing please – in low season, the waves here can be quite big.

Do and don’ts in Phuket?

Do and don'ts in Phuket?

11 Key Things To Do and Not To Do in Phuket Thailand

  • Stand for the National and Royal Anthem
  • Respect Thai customs & culture
  • Say hello to people
  • Try and learn basic Thai phrases like “hello”, “thank you”, etc.
  • Do smile a lot
  • Lower your body when passing between people
  • Treat monks with high respect
  • Do not touch the Thais on the top of their heads
  • Do not lift your feet above a Thai person’s head
  • Do not point with your feet
  • Do not underdress in public

How many days is enough for Phuket? Seven days minimum. You will need at least 4 days to do all the island tours like Phi Phi Island, James Bond island, Coral islands and then a couple of days to recover from a big night out on the Bangla road. If you are in that day or two, go see the big buddha and other land activities.

How safe is Phuket for tourists?

Phuket is a fairly safe destination for female travelers, who are unlikely to be harassed because of the way they dress, and have no significant problems with violent street crime. The two biggest criminal threats to female tourists in Phuket are drink spiking and scams.

Which is better Karon or Patong?

Which is better Karon or Patong?

I agree that Karon is better than Patong (and I think even better than Kata). Karon has everything that Patong does, but only on a smaller scale and without the crowds. Yes, IMO Karon beach is much nicer than Patong. There are many great restaurants in Karon – Red Onion, Ging & Karon Seafood to name a few.

Which is better Karon or Kata Beach? Kata Beach is more welcoming with panoramic views overlooking the bay and Koh Pu (Crab Island). Karon beach is longer with higher or larger hotel establishments overlooking the beach.

Is Karon Beach Lively?

The resort of Hat Karon is lively enough to keep you going until the early hours, but its proximity to Phuket is perhaps the biggest draw for revelers who want to dance the night away. Phuket is one of the liveliest cities in the country and there is a wide range of bars, clubs and restaurants to offer.

What month should you avoid Thailand?

What month should you avoid Thailand?

The months of April to May are the hottest in the country, and if you can’t handle the extreme heat, a party here is best avoided. July onwards the monsoon starts, and the next three months are the wettest and least attractive to go to Thailand.

What is the rainy season in Thailand? The rainy season or “monsoon” in Thailand occurs between July and October. The rains in the first months are strong, but inconsistent (lasting a few hours), while towards the end they become more persistent. The best time to visit is during the hot season, which lasts from March to June.

Should I go to Thailand in June?

Thailand’s weather in June is wet and hot. This low tourist season is the best time to travel to Thailand for prices and tranquility, with more accommodation options and different promotions. For beachgoers, Ko Samui and Hua Hin are the best destinations because they are not as affected by the rains at this time.

Which month has the most unpredictable weather in Thailand?

Rainy season (around mid-June to mid-October) The weather is most unpredictable in Thailand during the rainy season, when the southwest monsoon dominates the forecast and rainfall can be heavy in most parts of the country.

What is the best month to go to Thailand?

The best time to visit Thailand is between November and early April. It is not only the driest part of the year in the Land of Smiles, but it is also the hottest – the temperature fluctuates between 32 and 36 degrees, with up to nine hours of sunshine a day.

Can you swim in Patong Beach?

Can you swim in Patong Beach?

7 answers. Yes, you can swim at Patong Beach. It can get rough on some days, but the beach has lifeguards in some part of the beach. It is recommended to swim between the flag. Amari has its own private beach divided into 2 sections and it is safe to swim where the net is in.

Which beach is good for swimming in Phuket? The best beaches for swimming are Karon, Kata, Nai Harn, Hai Thon, Freedom and Banana. The best beaches for snorkeling are Kata, Yanui, Freedom and Banana. The best beaches for tranquility (few crowds) are Mai Khao, Khao Lak, Nai Harn, Nai Yang and Banana.

Can you swim in Phuket beaches?

Keep in mind that there are no lifeguards on the beaches of Phuket except Kata and Karon. Do not swim in the sea if there are red warning flags on the beach.

Is Patong Beach Seedy?

The Question of Patong On the other hand, Patong is almost as small as Phuket, to say nothing of the fact that it is far from the best beach in Phuket.

Is Patong beach dirty?

Patong Beach is very safe, considering the massive amount of tourists that visit every year.

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