So after much debate we have finally decided to head to Phuket to have our joint bucks and hens party. There will be around 20 people, 10 guys and 10 girls travelling from Sydney.
We are going for 6 nights in Oct 2013, any ideas on an itinerary or places to go/stay.
Thanks in anticipation
#1 Thaichilli has been a member since 2/2/2013. Posts: 2
Thing about Phuket is that it has a beach for everyone from high end snobs to party fiends to budget backpackers to laid back seekers.
I'm thinking you will want somewhere reasonably lively which kinda suggests one of the big 3 - Patong, Karon and Kata. My favourite it Kata, specifically Kata Yai which is pretty good without being over the top.
6 nights give a lot of time to check near Phuket areas out on a daytrip or two (or if you guys are feeling adventurous, a night or so away). I reckon the best daytrips out of Phuket are Phi Phi, one of Coral or Ko Racha/Raya islands and Phang Nga Bay (not too many places to stay overnight for party people at the latter). These trips are offered by all accommodation, small travel agents and street travel stalls on Phuket.
Phuket is a fun place - but you still need to keep an eye on all your friends...
If you want a fun daytime adventure - here is a couple I enjoyed with my family and friends...
1) Flying Hanuman - Zip lining - 28 station in the jungle - all good fun! www.flyinghanuman.com ph +66 7632 3264
Note that alot of places do not sell tickets there and push an older - short zip lining co... we spent a day trying to find out where to purchases these last year....it was worth it though!
2) Quad biking is fun in the bush / mud rides...ATVphukett.com is (i think this is a good one)
3) we stayed at Katapool side resort - not the flashest place - but a good place to hang out, the pool is huge and plenty of room to play pool volley ball etc...
Kata Yai beach has the best surf in Phuket and a lot of surf boards to rent...
- trick is to book poolside rooms - there are 6 rooms at each side of the pool ... 2 on each floor (no elevator!) - but damm good value - they discounted to 1440Bht a double room - with breakfast - (breakfast is okay - not amazing)
If your looking to rent a car: I have used David rent a car...for two years running.
David Car Rent Tel: (66) 076.327.487 / 076.328.398 / fax (66) 076.205.224 / Cell: (66) 081.895.9477/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Good cars and so far trustworthy... I had a problem with a Tuktuk driver keying my car - when i parked on a tuk tuk stand - when i told him what i thought of him - he kicked the door... I was not a happy chappy.... But David rent a car only charged me US$100 for all the damage.
Be warned there are some aggressive Thais around Phuket...
have fun -cheers
Thanks Sparky & Tezza (have read up on your blog many times)
We were going to go with a so called specialist company over at http://phuketbucksparties.com and to be honest I know it will cost a little more but then they should take care of everything, however not fully decided yet we are still doing some research and your advice has been very helpful, thanks
#4 Thaichilli has been a member since 2/2/2013. Posts: 2
We booked ours with thailandbucksandhens.com and had a fantastic day and night package put together for us. We checked out a few companies but based our decision on who had the most testimonials and who had been around the longest. We wasn't mistaken..... It was. Absolutely brilliant and worked out around 15% more than if we did it ourselves.
Doesn't Thai Chilli Events own phuketbucksparties, you guys share the same name.. Ironic...
#5 Benr has been a member since 16/2/2013. Posts: 2
OK I give up, what's a "Bucks and Hens" party?
#6 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Are you serious MM?
Take a wild guess
#7 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
Well I looked it up in the internet and it says "bachelor party". But you don't take women to a bachelor party, so... you got me.
#8 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Hens is the one for women obviously. You know a hen is female and a buck is male right?
#9 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
OK, but then "Bucks and hens"... again, I am lost. Do they do their parties together or something? Seems to be missing the point.
#10 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Separate. Hens and male goats don't party together do they?
You must have been in Issan a long time not to know what they are.
#11 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
although they did say joint which is unsual but if they are flying to Thailand for it the woman would be paranoid about hookers
#12 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
"You must have been in Issan a long time not to know what they are."
Well I know a hen is a female chicken and a buck is a male deer, but I would not have made the association with bachelors party.
"although they did say joint which is unsual but if they are flying to Thailand for it the woman would be paranoid about hookers"
And so they should be. They're thinking clear on that one.
#13 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Lol.... Bucks, Hens, Stags, Bulls, Bachelors. bachelorette it's all the same. My wife had a great day for her hens, yeh she was a bit paranoid, but who wouldn't be with all these beautiful Thai women...
#14 Benr has been a member since 16/2/2013. Posts: 2
So you were thinking they would hold parties to celebrate hens and goats/deers:-)
#15 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
No I knew it had to be an idiom. I just didn't know what for. Not an expression we use. Although I think someone once before told me about it.
#16 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
I am also confused. Surely it should be Stags and Hens. Stag nights, Hen nights. Where did this Buck thing creep into the language?
#17 sayadian has been a member since 15/1/2008. Posts: 1,557
Have you never watched Neighbours?
#18 JohnnyM has been a member since 2/9/2012. Posts: 23