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Which Phuket Beach? Late June/Early July Travel

  • epessin

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    Travel to Phuket in Late June/Early July -
    Where should we go? East or West Coast? Which Beach?
    There are too many to just choose one at random. Any advice?

    THANKS!

    #1 Posted: 10/4/2007 - 09:17

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi epessin,

    What kind of holiday are you looking for? Lots of bars and restaurants to choose from? Family friendly? Isolated hideaway? Phuket can satisfy all those (and more) so a bit more information from you would make it easier to make a useful recommendation.

    Weatherwise, June July on Phuket will be pretty wet -- see our weather map for more information in that regard.

    #2 Posted: 11/4/2007 - 03:20

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    Thanks for your help. If I could, I'd say we want both: an isolated get-away at the beach but we also want to be able to get to some restaurants/bars. We do not want it to feel like a carnival or a theme park. We will have been travelling throughout huge cities in Asia for a month and will probably enjoy some time to ourselves. Our main criterion is a beautiful beach. But perhaps, because it is off season if we in a more built up area it will not be too overwhelming because less tourists are visiting? I don't know. Also, we are going for 6 days, should we move around or relax in one place? Thanks again for all your help.

    #3 Posted: 11/4/2007 - 03:40

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    Well, the easiest way to have both is to hire a motorbike and stay on a quiet beach, riding into one of the bigger centres when you're looking for more to do.

    If that isn't an option, then Kata beach is a good "middle ground", though most of the budget accommodation is well off the beach behind a rise. There's plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from within walking distance of Kata. If you wanted something quieter, Ya Nui.

    Another fine choice is Kamala Beach -- it's very popular with long stayers and feels a bit more "local" than the bigger beaches. There's also a good range of accommodation -- much of it very close to the beach -- there.

    If you're on Phuket for just the six days, I'd lean towards setting up camp in just the one spot rather than moving around. Also, if you're looking at mid-range accommodation (say over 1,500B a night) look into booking online as there should be some pretty good discounts available.

    #4 Posted: 11/4/2007 - 04:31

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