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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 29 Sep 2022 1:23 pm

x9200 wrote:
leahna wrote:
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 3:10 pm
Would love to see some trip itineraries if anyone has some... Planning a 3 week honeymoon there and don't really know where to start!
Not knowing your budget and preferences would be hard to advise.
Phuket is to get spoiled mostly in a beach-like resorts with the comforts that the city can also provide. 3 weeks there would probably kill me. But if you want to stay within this area, I would spend one week in Phuket, one week in Krabi and one week in Koh Phi Phi. In Karbi and Phi Phi you can rent boats and do islands hopping. Unless something has changed, to Phi Phi you can get from Phuket by ferry, but it was also possible to get there and back by a hydroplane.
Yes, Phi Phi island is absolutely beautiful! I had always thought that it was just a small island with nothing much to eat or do, but there are actually several hotels, tons of restaurants, and a bunch of surrounding islands that you can island hop to.

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by YYCole » Sat, 01 Oct 2022 10:33 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 1:23 pm
x9200 wrote:
leahna wrote:
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 3:10 pm
Would love to see some trip itineraries if anyone has some... Planning a 3 week honeymoon there and don't really know where to start!
Not knowing your budget and preferences would be hard to advise.
Phuket is to get spoiled mostly in a beach-like resorts with the comforts that the city can also provide. 3 weeks there would probably kill me. But if you want to stay within this area, I would spend one week in Phuket, one week in Krabi and one week in Koh Phi Phi. In Karbi and Phi Phi you can rent boats and do islands hopping. Unless something has changed, to Phi Phi you can get from Phuket by ferry, but it was also possible to get there and back by a hydroplane.
Yes, Phi Phi island is absolutely beautiful! I had always thought that it was just a small island with nothing much to eat or do, but there are actually several hotels, tons of restaurants, and a bunch of surrounding islands that you can island hop to.
Another off beaten track island that you can consider is The Racha. Just off phuket.

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by x9200 » Sun, 02 Oct 2022 9:44 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 1:23 pm
x9200 wrote:
leahna wrote:
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 3:10 pm
Would love to see some trip itineraries if anyone has some... Planning a 3 week honeymoon there and don't really know where to start!
Not knowing your budget and preferences would be hard to advise.
Phuket is to get spoiled mostly in a beach-like resorts with the comforts that the city can also provide. 3 weeks there would probably kill me. But if you want to stay within this area, I would spend one week in Phuket, one week in Krabi and one week in Koh Phi Phi. In Karbi and Phi Phi you can rent boats and do islands hopping. Unless something has changed, to Phi Phi you can get from Phuket by ferry, but it was also possible to get there and back by a hydroplane.
Yes, Phi Phi island is absolutely beautiful! I had always thought that it was just a small island with nothing much to eat or do, but there are actually several hotels, tons of restaurants, and a bunch of surrounding islands that you can island hop to.
The only thing I didn't like about Phi Phi, no way to get the food done as for locals. It was always less spicy even if we emphasized we could take spicy food and liked it that way. This happened in basically all restaurants we visited. Or perhaps Phi Phi locals are not like the rest of Thailand? But I rather expect it's all made this way for tourists as most Westerners are not that keen to have spicy food.

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by malcontent » Sun, 02 Oct 2022 10:17 am

x9200 wrote:
Sun, 02 Oct 2022 9:44 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 1:23 pm
x9200 wrote: Not knowing your budget and preferences would be hard to advise.
Phuket is to get spoiled mostly in a beach-like resorts with the comforts that the city can also provide. 3 weeks there would probably kill me. But if you want to stay within this area, I would spend one week in Phuket, one week in Krabi and one week in Koh Phi Phi. In Karbi and Phi Phi you can rent boats and do islands hopping. Unless something has changed, to Phi Phi you can get from Phuket by ferry, but it was also possible to get there and back by a hydroplane.
Yes, Phi Phi island is absolutely beautiful! I had always thought that it was just a small island with nothing much to eat or do, but there are actually several hotels, tons of restaurants, and a bunch of surrounding islands that you can island hop to.
The only thing I didn't like about Phi Phi, no way to get the food done as for locals. It was always less spicy even if we emphasized we could take spicy food and liked it that way. This happened in basically all restaurants we visited. Or perhaps Phi Phi locals are not like the rest of Thailand? But I rather expect it's all made this way for tourists as most Westerners are not that keen to have spicy food.
The tourist areas in Phuket and surrounds have become impossible when it comes to accessing local food. I still recall one of my first trips to Phuket around 20 years ago — you still could find proper local Thai food in Patong not far from the main tourist strip.

Today? Not a chance. I even went as far as asking the hotel staff where they get their food. They said they have to bring their own food in from outside the tourist area. Isn’t that pathetic? They have become so tourist and money focused that they have lost the plot.
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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:57 pm

YYCole wrote:
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 10:33 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 1:23 pm
x9200 wrote: Not knowing your budget and preferences would be hard to advise.
Phuket is to get spoiled mostly in a beach-like resorts with the comforts that the city can also provide. 3 weeks there would probably kill me. But if you want to stay within this area, I would spend one week in Phuket, one week in Krabi and one week in Koh Phi Phi. In Karbi and Phi Phi you can rent boats and do islands hopping. Unless something has changed, to Phi Phi you can get from Phuket by ferry, but it was also possible to get there and back by a hydroplane.
Yes, Phi Phi island is absolutely beautiful! I had always thought that it was just a small island with nothing much to eat or do, but there are actually several hotels, tons of restaurants, and a bunch of surrounding islands that you can island hop to.
Another off beaten track island that you can consider is The Racha. Just off phuket.
Never heard of it, what's there to do?

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:58 pm

x9200 wrote:
Sun, 02 Oct 2022 9:44 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 1:23 pm
x9200 wrote: Not knowing your budget and preferences would be hard to advise.
Phuket is to get spoiled mostly in a beach-like resorts with the comforts that the city can also provide. 3 weeks there would probably kill me. But if you want to stay within this area, I would spend one week in Phuket, one week in Krabi and one week in Koh Phi Phi. In Karbi and Phi Phi you can rent boats and do islands hopping. Unless something has changed, to Phi Phi you can get from Phuket by ferry, but it was also possible to get there and back by a hydroplane.
Yes, Phi Phi island is absolutely beautiful! I had always thought that it was just a small island with nothing much to eat or do, but there are actually several hotels, tons of restaurants, and a bunch of surrounding islands that you can island hop to.
The only thing I didn't like about Phi Phi, no way to get the food done as for locals. It was always less spicy even if we emphasized we could take spicy food and liked it that way. This happened in basically all restaurants we visited. Or perhaps Phi Phi locals are not like the rest of Thailand? But I rather expect it's all made this way for tourists as most Westerners are not that keen to have spicy food.
I think the more touristy the area the more the food is tempered to foreign tastes - this is the case with most of Phuket actually.

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:59 pm

malcontent wrote:
Sun, 02 Oct 2022 10:17 am
x9200 wrote:
Sun, 02 Oct 2022 9:44 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 1:23 pm

Yes, Phi Phi island is absolutely beautiful! I had always thought that it was just a small island with nothing much to eat or do, but there are actually several hotels, tons of restaurants, and a bunch of surrounding islands that you can island hop to.
The only thing I didn't like about Phi Phi, no way to get the food done as for locals. It was always less spicy even if we emphasized we could take spicy food and liked it that way. This happened in basically all restaurants we visited. Or perhaps Phi Phi locals are not like the rest of Thailand? But I rather expect it's all made this way for tourists as most Westerners are not that keen to have spicy food.
The tourist areas in Phuket and surrounds have become impossible when it comes to accessing local food. I still recall one of my first trips to Phuket around 20 years ago — you still could find proper local Thai food in Patong not far from the main tourist strip.

Today? Not a chance. I even went as far as asking the hotel staff where they get their food. They said they have to bring their own food in from outside the tourist area. Isn’t that pathetic? They have become so tourist and money focused that they have lost the plot.
It's tough if you enjoy spicy food, but honestly I don't really mind it - sometimes I feel that having it non spicy allows you to taste the flavor better.

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by BBCDoc » Sat, 22 Oct 2022 1:39 am

There’s a cool resort called The Slate, near the airport. Modern design.

Inside is the Black Ginger restaurant, very atmospheric and the Thai food is gourmet - took some top doctors there for dinner and they were impressed. Go at night, make a booking.


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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 22 Oct 2022 9:10 pm

BBCDoc wrote:There’s a cool resort called The Slate, near the airport. Modern design.

Inside is the Black Ginger restaurant, very atmospheric and the Thai food is gourmet - took some top doctors there for dinner and they were impressed. Go at night, make a booking.


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Gourmet, huh? I take it the prices are also gourmet?

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by YYCole » Sun, 23 Oct 2022 11:03 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:57 pm
YYCole wrote:
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 10:33 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 1:23 pm

Yes, Phi Phi island is absolutely beautiful! I had always thought that it was just a small island with nothing much to eat or do, but there are actually several hotels, tons of restaurants, and a bunch of surrounding islands that you can island hop to.
Another off beaten track island that you can consider is The Racha. Just off phuket.
Never heard of it, what's there to do?
A small resort island off phuket with a nice hotel. More chill. Relax and not do anything

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by BBCDoc » Sun, 23 Oct 2022 2:57 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
BBCDoc wrote:There’s a cool resort called The Slate, near the airport. Modern design.

Inside is the Black Ginger restaurant, very atmospheric and the Thai food is gourmet - took some top doctors there for dinner and they were impressed. Go at night, make a booking.


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Gourmet, huh? I take it the prices are also gourmet?
Different level of gourmet to Singapore…I should see how much I paid


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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 24 Oct 2022 1:46 am

YYCole wrote:
Sun, 23 Oct 2022 11:03 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:57 pm
YYCole wrote:
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 10:33 pm


Another off beaten track island that you can consider is The Racha. Just off phuket.
Never heard of it, what's there to do?
A small resort island off phuket with a nice hotel. More chill. Relax and not do anything
Ahh, sounds nice. When I travel, I usually like to explore the area and indulge in local cuisine. This sounds like quite a nice change of pace.

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 24 Oct 2022 1:47 am

BBCDoc wrote:
Sun, 23 Oct 2022 2:57 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
BBCDoc wrote:There’s a cool resort called The Slate, near the airport. Modern design.

Inside is the Black Ginger restaurant, very atmospheric and the Thai food is gourmet - took some top doctors there for dinner and they were impressed. Go at night, make a booking.


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Gourmet, huh? I take it the prices are also gourmet?
Different level of gourmet to Singapore…I should see how much I paid


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If you find out, do tell. When I was in Phuket, about a month ago, I spent an average of 1000 to 1200 baht ($40-45 give or take) per meal for a family of three. And this was us ordering without holding back.

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Re: Any Phuket recommendations?

Post by x9200 » Mon, 24 Oct 2022 4:08 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Mon, 24 Oct 2022 1:46 am
YYCole wrote:
Sun, 23 Oct 2022 11:03 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:57 pm


Never heard of it, what's there to do?
A small resort island off phuket with a nice hotel. More chill. Relax and not do anything
Ahh, sounds nice. When I travel, I usually like to explore the area and indulge in local cuisine. This sounds like quite a nice change of pace.
Before you check the price :)

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