Independent Traveller Diary - Phuket Second Trip

Winnie By Winnie, 10th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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My first trip to Phuket was rather a disappointing one as there was no planning at all. And I have made my second trip to Phuket. This time round, it's a well planned trip. For those reading this, you can make this as a reference for your holiday if you plan to go Phuket.

Phuket Second Trip - Day One

I had never thought that I will travel to Thailand alone until 2 years ago. I had heard news about Thailand and I had never consider going there alone as I heard that its not a safe country to travel alone there. Hence, I would chose to go with my friends and never think of planning to go there alone.

In an investment seminar, there was an agent who approach me. He talked to me to invest in one of the hotel in Thailand. I had initially brushed off the idea due to political reason but he indicates that hotel is located in Phuket and it's a safe investment to consider.

One of the reason he gave is that most of the people will prefer to go to Phuket since Bangkok to them is not a safe place to go. After hearing on what he say, it really interest me and I made a decision to travel to Phuket.

I do not experience much in Phuket in my first trip as I got to admit that I did not do my homework. I just travel on impulse and did not make an effort to take note of the weather. I went there sometime in November and was cooped up in the hotel (except going to the shopping center) due to rainy season. I swear to myself that I would do my homework this time and visit the place again.

For my second trip to Phuket, I really made an effort to do research on Phuket. Phuket is said to be a tropical playground and sun-drenched paradise. Phuket had became prosperous as a result of tin production but now the major earner is tourism.

Phuket is the biggest island in Amndaman Sea and many people can now travel there by plane and stay in the 5-star luxury resorts. A 4D3N stay in Phuket is sufficient for me after my research.

Upon reaching Phuket, I headed towards Kata beach. There are a few beaches in Phuket, namely Kata Beach, Patong Beach and Karon Beach but one of the reason that I chose Kata beach is that the hotel I chose had a free shuttle service to Kata Beach. The second reason is that I want to stay away from the crowd.

Kata Beach is much more peaceful than Patong Beach and is a scenic gem. I did not spent most of my afternoon here, swimming but exploring the shops and eating at the restaurant.

My exploration at Kata beach had led me to believe that this place is well equipped with comforatable accomodation, a fine selection of cafes as well as facilities for water sports/outdoor activities.


Karon Beach, Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Nov 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Nov 2015 (#)

Lot of western people stay for long duration in tropical beaches in Asia. I have been to Phuket, Bali and Langkawi.

Thanks for this share - siva

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