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Short getaway from Phuket. Where to go?

Posted by Pontare on 18/1/2012 at 11:39

I work and live in Patong, a rather uncharming place to say the least. Now I have a three day weekend coming up. Any suggestions on places reachable in maximum three hours from here that would be something completely different?

#1 Pontare has been a member since 28/10/2009. Posts: 11

Posted by samila on 18/1/2012 at 18:29

Go to one of the islands around Phuket , several of them have bungalows or rooms for rent. Koh Nakha Yai is just a few kilometers away from the pier in Ao Por on the east coast and Koh Maphrao (Coconut Island) is close to Phuket town.

http://paddlinginphuket.blogspot.com/2011/04/koh-nakha-yai.html

http://paddlinginphuket.blogspot.com/2011/05/koh-maphrao.html

Both these islands is quiet and si less than 1 hours travel away for you.

Or you could go to one of the islands south of Phuket, out of Rawai. Koh Lon and several other islands there have accomondation.

From the Pier in Bang Rong on Phuket's eastcoast you can get a ferry to Koh Yao Noi and stay there for a few days....................

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Posted by samila on 18/1/2012 at 18:35

Go to a quiet island.
You can rent a longtailboat and go to one of the islands with accomondation around Phuket, or drive down to Krabi and go to one of the islands off the coast there.

#3 samila has been a member since 10/12/2011. Posts: 10

Posted by samila on 18/1/2012 at 18:38

Double posting...........

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Posted by guava_girl on 19/1/2012 at 20:33

Try Koh Ko Kao. The pier is just before Takuapa , which is around a 2 hour bus ride from Phuket. Then get a longtail boat, which you can even take a scooter on. This is around 30 Baht and is a short 15 minute journey.

#5 guava_girl has been a member since 21/10/2010. Posts: 252

Posted by MADMAC on 19/1/2012 at 22:57

"Uncharming"??? I heard it had some decent nightlife and a budding salsa dance scene. Doesn't sound so bad. Guess we have different definitions of charm.

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