The ultimate guide to Phuket, for people who can’t stand Patong

January 21, 2020

If you’ve cringed at the thought of making your way to Thailand’s tourism hotspot of Phuket, then Patong is probably to blame. The island’s resort town and party centre is a constant reference for bad impressions. Although, this garish, hyper-boganised side of Phuket is a far cry from the rest of the island, with many […]

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OZO Phuket Review: Incredible value on Kata beach

September 30, 2019

It’s complicated with Phuket. Much like Bali, the popular holiday destination has many different sides, with some suffering under the weight of overtourism while others shine with untouched pristine beauty. Kata Beach almost sits at a comfortable middle, although it’s much closer to the more relaxed side. Quiet and downbeat, the area boasts direct access […]

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Sri Panwa Review: Phuket’s legendary luxury resort as vital as ever

July 16, 2019

Often cited as the kind of bucketlist stay that alone is worth the trip to Phuket, legendary resort Sri Panwa has maintained a league of its own since opening in 2005. Almost 15 years later, the property, which tops the jagged jungled-covered Cape Panwa along the island’s south-eastern tip, has welcomed celebrities and royal family […]

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OZO: Phuket’s newest hotel opens with rooms starting from AU$90

June 28, 2019

Frequented by Australian travellers at all times of the year, the Thai island of Phuket remains one of the most accessible and affordable holidays for those down under. Though a truly luxe stay can still be quite costly on the island, which leaves a sweet spot for new mid-range hotels like OZO Phuket. The brand […]

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Five things you need to do on the Northern tip of Phuket

May 26, 2019

Some of Phuket’s most beautiful national parks and jungle trails are actually found north of the airport. While much of the island’s often chaotic nightlife kicks off in the opposite direction, it’s the unspoilt natural beauty and lush landscapes that make heading up the right choice for visitors to the famous island. Though that doesn’t […]

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Resort Review: Baba Beach Club in Phuket is a hidden treasure of fun and luxury for music lovers (Thailand)

December 20, 2018

Heading north from Phuket International Airport, the streets are lined with small fields of trees that turn into the haphazard, yet charming landscape of colourful houses, tin sheds, food stalls and businesses that make up the region. There, amongst the colourful and natural landscape, appears the vividly pink Baba Beach Club sign. Its presence evocative […]

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Sri Panwa opens two sister beach club resorts in Thailand

February 13, 2018

Luxury Thai resort Sri Panwa has recently revealed two new developments under their Baba Beach Club brand, bringing both Phuket and Hua Hin lush beachfront properties that should fit in well with the islands’ famously relaxed lifestyle. Finessing their established concept, both properties have been carefully designed to include a residential element alongside a beachfront […]

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Flight Review: Going budget from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur with Air Asia (AK 823)

January 16, 2018

When flying around Asia, the difference in price between budget carriers (Scoot, Tiger and Air Asia) and everyone else can be staggering. On the day I was flying, you were looking at flights one-tenth the price to fly with Air Asia versus Malaysian Airlines, or an indirect competitor. So the question is, for a short […]

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AccorHotels partners with Avista to manage three hotels in Phuket

March 4, 2016

AccorHotels, which currently manages 16 hotels across Southern Thailand, will now manage three properties in Phuket after signing an agreement with Avista Resort and Spa Patong Company Limited. The resort to be rebranded as Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa offers 143 rooms, one restaurant, two bars, two meeting rooms, a business centre, a […]

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