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Beach Recommendations on Phuklet

Posted by jahoran on 21/5/2018 at 08:34

Good morning all,

My wife and I are visiting Myanmar in September (not an ideal time we know but the only weeks we could get holidays :( ). It seems like Ngapali will be closed down for the Monsoon season so we are flying home via Phuket to take a few nights to relax.

What I was hoping to get was a recommendation for a nice beach or a nice hotel for 3 nights. We would like somewhere relaxing and luxurious but don't want to feel 'trapped' at the hotel and would like to be able to walk to other restaurants or shops.

Budget is around $150 a night which looks like it should get a decent spot. Many thanks

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Posted by amnicoll on 22/5/2018 at 06:11

September is the wettest month for Phuket and if it was me I would probably plump for somewhere in town with plenty of local shops and resturants and head to the beach if the weather was nice


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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/5/2018 at 16:37 admin

Yes, as mentioned by amnicoll, you’ll be in Phuket in peak wet season, so unfortunately will have very similar weather to what will be hitting Ngapali—plenty of rain and rough seas.

Weather aside, I'd be looking for digs on Kamala or Surin beaches as they both have plenty of accommodation (though in the later case, mostly off the beach) and have plenty of eateries and so on, but they lack the sleaze and mass tourism you’ll encounter on some of the island’s other beaches. The other option, as suggested above, would be to stay in Phuket Town, which has loads of great eating, museums and so on and, if the weather comes fine, head to one of the beaches for the day.

If you haven’t already booked your tickets, I’d consider perhaps going to an east coast island— Ko Samui for example also has an airport, which should have considerably better weather than time of year.


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