The Natural Ambience of Karon Beach in Phuket Thailand

Karon Beach, located on the south west coast of Phuket, is one of the island’s most popular beach resorts and also home to one of the most outstanding white sand beaches. In many cases, this kind of popularity can often spoil the natural ambience of a beach such as this, but having spent a great deal of [...]

Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Clear blue sky and sea - Winter weather in Phuket

Phuket Weather

  Are you planning a holiday to Phuket ? Thinking about the best time to visit Phuket ?   One of the main reasons to visit Phuket is to relax on one of its many breathtaking beaches, and this experience can vary widely depending on what time of year you come.  Phuket has three seasons; Cool or Winter season (November-February), [...]

Phuket tourism not affected by Flooding in Thailand, Nov 2011

Warm greetings from Thavorn Hotels & Resorts (THR) Phuket, Thailand You may have seen the media news coverage regarding the floods affecting Bangkok, Central and Northern areas of Thailand right now. We would like to send our support and well wishes to compatriots in flood affected areas, and to the teams of workers and volunteers [...]

Soi Bangla, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand

10 Tips for your holiday in Phuket, Thailand

What comes to your mind when you think about sea, sun and sand in Asia? Especially when you are thinking about the island which offers luxury accommodation, leisure activities and all the modern facilities. Most likely it will be the tropical island of Phuket, one of the most visited touristic destination and southern island of [...]

3 ways to get to Phi Phi Island from Phuket, Thailand

1) Ferry One of the most famous attractions here in Phuket is ‘Phi Phi Island’, many travellers ask how to get there? One option is to go by Ferry from Rassada Pier (near Phuket town) which is also the cheapest way, from 550 baht for one way and 900baht for a return. The journey takes about two hours from Phuket to Phi [...]

The Naka Weekend Market, Phuket Town

Hi, this is Astrid, “the culinary adventurer” my friends called me, because I am blessed with a big appetite to eat all kind of foods in this amazing Phuket, Thailand. You should check my previous post about the budget restaurants in Phuket Town as well. You also can find me and my friends’ adventure stories in our trainee’s blog [...]

10 Reasons to visit Phuket Town

Living in Phuket town, it seems all too often that travelers land in the capital and head straight to the beaches or heady heights of Patong or Karon without so much as a second glance for humble Phuket town. During my time here however, I’ve realized that all it takes is a little patience and a [...]

Windmill Viewpoint, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Sightseeing: South of the island highlights in 1 day.

Karon Beach provides the perfect base to explore the south of the island and one of the best and cheapest ways of getting around is by hiring a motorbike. There are a couple of motorbike rental places close by to Thavorn Palm Beach Resort and a days rental will cost you somewhere between 200-300 THB. The [...]

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2011

It is no wonder that so many tourists love Phuket and call this place a paradise. Great people, wonderful views, warm sunshine, and amazing festivals. There are more than 10 festivals a year held in Phuket, and this month sees the most famous festival of them all – Phuket Vegetarian Festival.  Phuket Vegetarian festival originates [...]

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Por Tor Turtle Festival, Phuket - Chinese temple

‘Hungry Ghost’ – Por Tor Turtle Festival in Phuket

Por Tor festival is one of the religious and culturally rich festivals celebrated in Phuket, a testament to the island’s long standing Chinese Hokkien history which began when the first Chinese immigrants from Malaysia and China came to work in the tin mines in Phuket .  The Por Tor or ‘turtle’ festival is celebrated on [...]