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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #80 on: March 05, 2012, 11:56:58 PM »
yung interior nya sis mala-bellarocca na tipong glass yung sa bathtub na kita ka sa bed.. hehe.. pero yung exterior hindi mala santorini  :) pero cute pati yung pool sa room.

no prob, tag kita sis pag naayos ko na.. maganda sa phuket, parang boracay version nila.. gusto na din namin bumalik.
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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #81 on: March 06, 2012, 11:31:23 AM »
We're off to Phuket because of hubby's work this April.
I read that conference will be at Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas  18/40 Moo 6, Nakalay Rd, Kamala.
We're totally clueless! Can anybody help me on what to expect?
What's the weather? Pinas lang ba? So "Boracay outfit" lang ang kailangan. I'm still trying to figure out if beachfront yung hotel also.

Going to Phi Phi and Fantasea ang pwede pasyalan lang?
Anything else? How about shopping? Meron ba mura? SHould I allot time/money for this?

Help!

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2012, 09:40:37 PM »
^^ sis yikee, what plane sinakyan nyo frm kuala Lumpur & going back to bankok?

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #83 on: March 07, 2012, 12:29:03 PM »
^ air asia sis  :) all our SEA tour routes were via air asia

^^ yes sis boracay outfit is fine.. Pinas weather lang din, mainit. If di matatapat ng thursday ang punta nyo, yes you can go to fantasea.. phi phi and maya beach usual spots to go.. shopping, madaming mga parang tiangge stalls na madadaanan sa patong, parang d'mall na hiwa hiwalay.. sa jungceylon naman, as in mga botiques na.

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #84 on: March 08, 2012, 01:11:53 AM »
girls, im planning to booking a flight manila-kuala lumpur via cebu pacific and then kuala lumpur-phuket via air asia. viable ba yun na same day flights lang? same lang ba yun airport for both flights?

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #85 on: March 28, 2012, 11:02:34 AM »
best network to use for global roaming in phuket? globe or smart? thanks  :)

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #86 on: April 06, 2012, 10:03:52 PM »
I have not read much about Kamala beach. Ok ba dito?
Upon research, the hotel where we are staying is there.

ALso,
where would it be better to exchange US $ to thai baht? Bangkok airport (no time to go out of the airport) or anywhere in Phuket?

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #87 on: April 24, 2012, 01:38:47 PM »
Was in Phuket last 19-21 April

Cost:
Took Jetstar, ~6500 php for 2 pax (Singapore-Phuket-Singapore)
Rented AVIS car for ~1200 baht/day
Hotel was around ~3K baht since hubby was able to use his points (2nights at Westin)
Phi Phi Tour ++ is 1,100 baht/pax + tip
Elephant Trekking in Kok Chang Safari is 1,000 baht/pax + tip
Meal can range from 600 baht to 1,500 baht (for 2 person)
Massage can range from 250 baht to 400 baht for an hour service

Food:
Every meal, meron kaming Tom Yang soup at Mango/Sticky Rice
Lobster, King Prawn, Green Curry
Coconut drink

Was not able to see Funtasea
Sulit yung Island Tour at ang daming gwapo

Super enjoy... would definitely come back :)

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #88 on: April 27, 2012, 12:18:34 PM »
is it fine to bring a 2 yr old toddler to Phuket? Maeenjoy ba nila? Or better if they go na lang when they're older?
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« Reply #89 on: April 27, 2012, 09:28:50 PM »

^ i brought my 2yr old toddler to Phuket last September. She enjoyed playing in the sand rather than in the water because the waves were too strong and it was very salty. Our trip was more laid back than the usual travels with adults. like we turn in early because she'd be too tired from walking and playing around during dinner, we have to look for spacious restaurants to accommodate us, we only joined one tour, the Koh Island (half day).

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #90 on: November 13, 2012, 04:45:24 AM »
just been to Phuket. I was there for 5 days. My first two nights, I stayed in Patong, where the action is. My last 3 days were spent in Karon beach. Kung talagang beach bumming ang gusto nio, i suggest go to kata or karon beach. Patong is very crowded at sa sobrang crowded ng beach, hindi clear yung dagat dahil sa buhangin. pero sa kata or karon, parang boracay ang tubig.

Went to james bond island tour. I went to phuket town on a motorbike. sobrang saya. namili din ako sa Big C, super cheap dun talaga.

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #91 on: November 13, 2012, 12:59:26 PM »
^True Sis, crowded talaga ang Patong, that's why we opted to stay in Karon.  Pero that time low season kaya sobrang less din ng tao hehe.

We also went to James Bond Island, ang ganda noh? I love the trips to the Islands talaga.  How's the package this time Sis? Alam ko kase mas mahal since high season ngayon sa Phuket.
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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #92 on: November 25, 2012, 04:13:53 PM »
^^

1200 baht yung nakuha namen. buti na lang hindi ako nag book online, kasi online 2500 baht.
pero sabi nila may mga mas mura pa daw dun.

nag elephant trekking din ako for 700 baht for 30 mins. gusto ko na sana mag overnight may bay camping kaso umuulan sa gabi nung andun ako.

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« Reply #93 on: November 25, 2012, 04:38:58 PM »
here are few tips para sa mga pupunta ng phuket, based to sa experience ko.

1. Kapag hindi provided ng hotel ang airport transfer, you can take the mini bus (actually van to, mini bus lang tawag nila) sa airport mismo. B150 lang sia, shared with others, ihahatid ka mismo sa hotel mo. Yung price ata depends sa location. Kung Patong for sure 150 baht, kung karon at kata beach, mas mahal.

Normally, kung kukuha ka ng aiport taxi, it will cost around 700+ baht.

2. Patong Beach - crowded dito. Kung gusto mo ng crazy night life, this is the place for you. Medyo expensive than any other beaches and prices the food dito.

If you want to eat an authentic thai food na mura, go to Restaurant No 6 along main road eto, malapit sa mall.

You can buy beer sa 711 and walk around sa Bangla Rd.

Malabo ang tubig sa beach since maraming tao pero hindi naman madumi. Malabo lang kasi nagagalaw yung buhangin.

3. Karon Beach - tranquil ang beach nato. It is about 10-15 min ride from Patong. Mode of transpo is taxi and i paid 350 baht for the transfer.

3 lang ang resort na by the beach, the rest nasa kabila ng road. I stayed sa Ruam Thep, eto na yung mura and i loved my stay here. Affordable din ang food sa resto nila.

Medyo laid back dito, most shops open at 10am. If you want to go around, rent ng motorbike for 250 baht for 24 hours. Fill it up with gas on your own, leave your passport as a deposit. Kung wala kang dalang passport sa pagpunta mo sa renting place, deposit ka ng 2k baht.

May weekly market sila, i think Tuesdays. Medyo mahirap hanapin, na discover ko lang tong place by accident but you can ask around. Mura ang tinda kesa sa mga shops. May food din dito.

4. Mahal ang yosi sa Thailand. 90baht per pack, so kung smoker ka, bring packs from Pinas.
5. Mahal ang shirts, shorts, and the likes sa Phuket kasi tourist area sia. Kung pupunta ka ng bangkok, dun ka na lang mamili.
6. Rent ng motorbike kung pupunta ka ng Phuket town. Kasi ang mini bus, may time lang sia. Pag dating mo pa dun, mag tataxi ka to go one place to another so it would really cost you a lot sa transpo pa lang.
7. Big C supercenter, super mura. pati mga make ups at toiletries. Yung camping tent nila, 200 baht lang. Baket mura? Kasi sabi ng friend ko, government daw may ari nun.
8. Always HAGGLE.
9. Left hand drive road dito, nakakalito minsan tumawid.
10. Mahal ang thai massage at mani and pedi.  400 baht.
11. Beach lounge chair for whole day is 100 baht. nag rent lang ako ng isang araw. the next day, nag beach towel na lang ako.
12. Walang paki ang tao dito kung anong bikini mo at kung luwa ang puson mo. Hindi uso dun yung mga styled bikini na binebenta dito online.
13. Mura ang tanning lotion, parang nasa 200 baht lang.
14. Stop converting the currency and enjoy paying for stuff that you deserve.
15. Mas mura if you go between May to October.
16. Dont book online for tours, kasi mas mahal sila at sobrang daming nag aarange ng tours dun na half the price from the internet rates.

If you have questions, just ask away! Enjoy your trip!

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #94 on: November 25, 2012, 06:14:04 PM »
^July kami pumunta Sis and the James Bond Island tour was around 750baht ata.. basta mura sya kase low season.  kaso if you go there during low season you won't enjoy the beach kaso super alon as in!! Unless you like it that way. 

If low season, maganda mag stay sa Phi Phi Don (pls correct me if I'm wrong, lagi kong pinagpapalit ito sa isang Phi Phi Island eh)  kase that island is enclosed kaya hindi maalon.  Maganda din dun kase may mga resto and bar just by the beach.  I just don't know if nice kapag gabi kase we went there during our island trip to Phi Phi Islands.  From Phuket ferry ride pa sya ng around 2 hours ata.

Nice recommendations and points Sis i_v_y! I want to go back there...marami akong gustong puntahan pa haha! I love their food, tumaba ako as in I gained 10lbs after the trip
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« Reply #95 on: February 21, 2013, 11:26:41 AM »
safe ba for a solo female traveller ang phuket?  :)

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« Reply #96 on: February 25, 2013, 04:30:09 PM »
Hello!! I'm going here next month for 4D3N. So far I've the following plans:

Day 1: Arrive late morning. Beach bum in Kata Noi. Fantasea at night.

Day 2: Phi Phi Island Tour (Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Lagoon, Viking Cave, Monkey Beach, Phi Phi Don, Khai Island)

Day 3: James Bond Island Day Tour w/ Elephant Riding (Phang Nga)

Day 4: Free day -- Get a massage or something. Is there anything interesting to see in Phuket Town? Our departure is late at night pa naman.

Thanks for the input :)

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #97 on: March 25, 2013, 08:18:43 PM »
sis cutiepie kelan mo balak pumunta? actually that is my concern too. soul searching ang drama ko..planning to go by september first week sana..
maalon yung beach pero tuloy pa din ba yung mga tour? or high chances of not being able to proceed with the island tour? shocks...september lang ako pwede...shocks..

thanks sa mga inputs esp to sis ivy..laking tulong ng pointers mo..
plans are:
fantasea
elephant ride
phuket city tour
james bond island
phiphi

are there any must see/do na naligtaan ko mga sisses?
san  pwdee papalit ng baht? sa airport ba? tska parang php peso din pla...mas mahal lang ng 50cents...aba ibig sabihin mas angat ang thailand satin??

hmmm

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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2013, 02:33:17 AM »
sis sent you pm.


fantasea - i talked to a group of pinays when i was there who saw this, keri lang daw. hindi naman daw sila overjoyed.

elephant ride - i highly recommend this.

phuket city tour  - you can do this on your own riding a bike. wala naman masyadong makikita dun. mga temples lang at mall. nagpunta lang ako ng city kasi kelangan ko bumili ng bus ticket at namili na din sa Big C.

james bond island - recommended

phiphi - recommended.

maya bay overnight - look into this sis.

magdala ka na ng baht kasi kelangan mo yan pagdating mo dun, taxi or mrt. sa greenbelt 1 money changer ako nagpapalit nuon. yung malapit sa lets face it ata yun. marami silang reserve dun. tapos bring extra dollars na din. you can withdraw sa atm pero medyo mas mababa ang rate nila.


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Re: Phuket Thailand
« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2013, 07:47:03 PM »
sis ivy again thank you ha

yeah part na ng iti ko ang maya bay sleep aboard...sana lang ok dun sa kasama ko..
tska God willing, maganda ang weather sa september...sing ganda ko hhahahaha charaught

 

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