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Kata on a budget
With its suberb beaches and fun activities, Kata is one of the most popular tourist haunts in Phuket, and holidays here don't always come cheap. But with a bit of insight and some careful planning, your stay in paradise needn't break the bank...more

History of Phuket King's Cup Regatta
The inaugural Phuket King's Cup Regatta was organised to celebrate his Majesty King Bhumibhol's 60th birthday, and 25 years on the event is still attracting some of the world's best sailors to Thailand's Andmanan Coast...more

History of Phuket Vegetarian Festival
As one of the most extraordinary events to be witnessed anywhere in the world, Phuket Vegetarian Festival is less about health food and more ritual self-mutilation...more

Shopping in Old Phuket Town
Whilst most people spend their holidays soaking up the sun on this paradise island, there remains plenty of history and culture in Old Phuket Town plus great bargain-hunting in its many boutique shops and markets...more

Scuba diving courses
There are few better places around the world to learn how to scuba dive than Phuket with a host of underwater reefs, wrecks and drops waiting to be discovered by those taking on inexpensive PADI courses...more

Phuket's least developed beach of Mai Khao
While most of Phuket is being developed at an alarming rate, Mai Khao Beach has slipped under the radar but still boasts a glorious broad sweep of golden sand and very few people ...more

Best of Patong nightlife
Phuket's busiest resort of Patong is also the centre of the islands nightlife scene with five star restaurants, live shows, dancing and go go bars providing thrilling entertainment for everyone...more

Karon and Karon Noi guide
Sandwiched between boisterous Patong and chic Kata, Karon has been a favourite beach resort in Phuket for years with a great variety of hospitality options and fun activities...more

Khao Sok National Park
Guide to visiting Khao Sok on a day trip from Phuket with all its wondrous natural attractions including diverse wildlife and spectacular flowering plants... more

Phuket transport tips
How to get around this fabulous Andaman Coast island safely and quickly without spending a packet on rip-off taxis & tuk-tuksmore

Phuket highlights
A diet of great sights and attractions to enjoy in Phuket over three days of fun and frolics in Thailand's premier resort island…more

Phuket island-hopping
There are many places near Phuket where visitors can get back to nature, exploring some of the wonderfully remote islands off the Andaman coast…more

Gay Phuket by night
Find out where to shake yer booty by night in Phuket, among the gay crowd and gay friendly venues…more

Purse strings Phuket
Guide to the costs of living in, visiting, and exploring Thailand's premiere beach resort island…more

Beginners’ guide to Thailand’s political deadlock
Security and stability in Thailand has become tense following the assets seizure verdict against former prime minister Thaksin; here’s the back story on this explosive issue…more

Phuket's legendry sisters
Fascinating story of how a pair of female soldiers fought off the fearsome Burmese army…more

Best hotels for under 50 Euros
On a budget of 50 euros a night you can get some comfortable hotels in Phuket; here’s what we’ve found…more

Watersports in Phuket
Being an island, Phuket has water everywhere and there’s plenty to do at the beach, from diving to jet-skiing…more

Property tips for first-timers
Thinking of buying a tropical holiday pad on Phuket? Before you pull your chequebook out, read this introductory guide to avoid headaches when purchasing in Thailand…more

5 quiet Phuket beaches
Escape the crowds and bustle of Phuket beaches and discover your own private paradise on the island…more

Shopping in Phuket
Get your ‘plastic’ ready, there’s plenty to shop for in Phuket if you’ve had enough of the sun and sea; here’s some suggested malls and markets…more

Historic Phuket Town
See a different side to Phuket with a walking tour through the old lanes of Phuket Town, with its colonial-styled past…more

The Spa treatment
Treating yourself to an afternoon of pampering is a popular activity when visiting Thailand, and there are plenty of choices…more

Phuket’s Heritage Festival
Visitors to Phuket during the first week of February will witness Phuket at its cultural best, highlighting its rich heritage…more

Yao island island escape
One of the best kept secrets in Phuket is the Yao islands, just an hour away by ferry. With few tourist and the best views of Pha Nga Bay, they are a revelation…more

Which Phuket Beach?
Before you book your hotel you’ll want to know just which Phuket beach is best for you…more

Holiday budget guide
Just how much can you blow in Phuket in a day? Here’s our guide on what it costs for a holiday in Phuket…more

Thailand’s 10 best beaches
There were lots to choose from, but we’ve found you 10 of the best commercial beaches on Thailand’s shores and islands…more

The best of Thailand
Here’s the shortlist of the Bangkok Post’s nine-month quest to find Thailand’s top nine tourist attractions…more

Phuket’s hidden gems
Much to the locals’ disgust we reveal some of the island’s best kept secrets, places the tourist crowds don’t often go... more

Phuket’s quieter side
Escape the noise and crowds of touristy areas and seek out some of the more peaceful corners of this busy island; here’s how... more

Songkran Splash
Join in the world’s biggest water fight as Thailand gets drenched for four days in April. There’s no doubt about it, you’re going to get wet... more

4 great-value hotels
Wondering where to stay? We’ve picked out four hotels on four different beaches which we recommend... more

Phuket’s top 10
Here’s our list of the 10 best things to see and do when on holiday in Phuket, from water sports to island tours and dining... more

Wining and dining
Phuket has some exceptional restaurants and some modest gems; here’s a few tips for getting the most out of your culinary experience... more

Aping Phuket’s Gibbons
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre is a great attraction for families and nature lovers at Bang Pae Falls, and a notable sanctuary for the species... more

The King and Thai
You can’t miss it; December 5th marks the birthday of Thailand’s much loved King. Just why is he so popular among his subjects... more

Phuket Fantasea
Make room in your vacation itinerary for an evening at Phuket Fantasea - a fun extravaganza for the whole family...... more

Patong: naughty or nightmare?
Phuket’s busiest and most infamous beach area is a party for some and best avoided by others; find out why...... more

Phuket Vegetarian Festival
One of the most bizarre displays of human piercing in the world is guaranteed to spoil your appetite!... more

Guide to Phuket nightlife
From ladyboy cabarets to raving discos and token Irish pubs, Phuket offers both refined and raunchy... more

Best beach guide
Wondering which Phuket beach to choose; here’s the lowdown for surfers, sun worshippers, sightseers and singletons... more

Sailing the Andaman coast
The best way to appreciate Asia’s prettiest coast is from the water aboard a day charter... more

Taking a diving course in Thailand
Thailand is an optimal holiday destination with warm waters, great food, welcoming locals and excellent infrastructure. It is also one of the best countries in which to learn how to scuba dive for these very same reasons.... more

Great day trips from Phuket
There’s a lot more to Phuket than tropical beaches and plush hotels. Make sure you get the most out of your stay with these great day trip tips... more

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