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Which Phuket Beach? Late June/Early July Travel

Posted by epessin on 10/4/2007 at 09:17

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!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 11/4/2007 at 03:20 admin

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.

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Posted by epessin on 11/4/2007 at 03:40

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 11/4/2007 at 04:31 admin

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.

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