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Customer Travel Tips for Phuket

74% Avg. city rating Rated by 485 customers

Activities / excursions 81%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 75%

Chilling out / relaxing 76%

Getting around / public transport 69%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 63%

Nightlife / partying 82%

Value for money 71%

Customer Travel Tips for Phuket

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69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


09 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Anything

Liked: Anything

Disliked: Anything

47% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 20%
47% Avg. rating


06 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Work / volunteering

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Check out the different beaches, don't go to Patong.

Liked: Kata Beach is not so crowded as other places, Phuket itself is rather boring. Go to Phuket if you want a glimpse of how the locals live.

Disliked: Boring and ugly city.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 100%
71% Avg. rating


01 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Be prepared for rain every day

Liked: Lots of beaches and shopping.

Disliked: Kinda a weird little town.. Sketchy if I must say.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


08 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday Relaxation / spa Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Beware of cheater

Liked: The sea

Disliked: The crowded tourist places

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
76% Avg. rating


11 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Dont go

Liked: Beach party

Disliked: Poor public transports

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


27 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Buy a hand held fan and bring a rain jacket

Liked: Banglor road, unreal

Disliked: Rain, cloud, haze, humidity, not much blue skies buts that my fault for visiting out of season

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
53% Avg. rating


16 Aug 2015

Customer Travel Tip: stay on outer edges if you are not into partying and drinking

Liked: People are pleasant.

Disliked: Noise. Very busy. Not enough greenery.

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


15 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: None.

Liked: I stayed at the Phuket Old Town and it was lovely. A bit far too the beach but there was a great night food market, nice atmosphere and plenty of trips to do.

Disliked: Nothing.

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
51% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Go somewhere else

Liked: The hostel

Disliked: Nothing

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


07 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Prepare umbrella.

Liked: Wonderful nightlife and sea breeze.

Disliked: Dirty.

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
53% Avg. rating


01 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Give it a miss unless you like Go-Go bars and bad music.

Liked: At least there is a lot of options...

Disliked: Terrible Nightclubs, terrible music.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


30 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go other beaches than in Patong

Liked: Nice beach

Disliked: Too many people try to scam me.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


17 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Kata beach and forget Patong beach. It's rubbish.

Liked: Kata Beach

Disliked: Patong Beach. That was horrible.

44% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 20%
44% Avg. rating


27 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Avoid Patong, or maybe Phuket in general. If there, however, check out OSOT Apotheke Cafe & Pizzeria in Phuket city, and Coffee Mania in Patong. Aside from Balcony Hostel, they were the only highlights for us.

Liked: Balcony was a little happy Island in the mess that is Patong. I am not a fan of this little city, though I can't really speak for the rest of Phuket, as we only drove through it on a motorbike trip.

Disliked: Constant pestering and obsessive scams from people selling their glitz.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


28 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Walk through the streets

Liked: Shopping...phuket town its crazy to see how people live

Disliked: Smell...sometimes quits hard to find something

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


27 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy the nightlife, weather, beaches and massage/spa. Do not gofor culture and history.

Liked: Nightlife, massages and beaches.

Disliked: A bit too commercial and touristy.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
73% Avg. rating


26 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Shopping

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Moulin Rose ladyboy show

Liked: Bars/clubs, entertainment, restaurants

Disliked: Beach wasn't the best

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
64% Avg. rating


06 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Try the nightmarket for food. Its much cheaper than in the reataurants and very fresh.

Liked: I liked the beach and the size.

Disliked: The prices are really high here. Also very touristy but for people who come for holidays and party only its a great place.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
56% Avg. rating


01 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Sorry, i did not stay there for a long time. Maybe there are also beautyfull beaches somewhere

Liked: Near the airport

Disliked: Patong beach

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


27 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy!

Liked: Everything, especially the beaches!

Disliked: Nothing

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74% Avg. city rating Rated by 485 customers

Activities / excursions 81%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 75%

Chilling out / relaxing 76%

Getting around / public transport 69%

Sightseeing 71%

Culture 63%

Nightlife / partying 82%

Value for money 71%

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