Archive for July, 2014

Jul 22 2014

Phuket’s post-coup beach cleanup, part two

Published by under Coup 2014

Since the May 2014 coup in Bangkok, Phuket’s beaches have been undergoing an army-led cleanup effort, which started with Surin and Kamala beaches. The clearouts have continued, and over the past few weeks vendors along Phuket’s entire coastline have been served eviction notices, including the island’s three most popular beaches: Kata, Karon and Patong. Here’s … read the full post

Jul 08 2014

Best spots to watch the sunset in Phuket

Ko Poo adds a bit of finesse to the sunset view off Kata beach.

With a string of sandy beaches lining its west coast and several panoramic viewpoints, finding a good spot to watch the sunset in Phuket is easy. But here are some of our favourite places around the island to sit back and watch the day wind down. Sunset-seekers are usually well rewarded at Kata beach, where … read the full post