Vacation in Phuket – Patong Beach

Secluded Beach - off the coast of Phuket Nai Harn beach Nai Harn Beach Holiday Inn at Patong Beach, Phuket Holiday Inn Patong

Well, I am sure many of you are thinking about the next holiday — there are several coming very soon:
New Year’s, Chinese (Lunar) New Year, Valentine’s Day…wedding anniversaries (there must be some between now and March 🙂 for some of you)… Any of those holidays warrants a trip to a beautiful place like Phuket. My family (my wife, daughter, and I) spent a wonderful week there during the last Chinese New Year. It took me a while to write about it because we had many other things to write about plus Phuket is tough to write about — you simply have to go there to truly appreciate it.

Nevertheless, I decided to write a few lines and give you some ideas as to where to go and what makes sense to do:

Places to stay — we recommend the Holiday Inn Busakorn Wing at Patong Beach

Beaches to go to: Patong Beach, Nai Harn Beach — probably the most beautiful beach in Phuket

Places to eat: sounds strange but the Thai restaurant at the Holiday Inn in the Busakorn Wing is excellent!!! Try it – you will enjoy it.

Things to do: (1) Diving/snorkeling at Nai Harn Beach, rent a speed boat for the day and go to James Bond rock and then to other uninhabitted islands with pristine beached.

(2) Visit a rubber plantation and take an elephant ride. Interesting experience.
Kristin on an elephant ride Elephant ride view_from_island_speedboat_cruise1small.jpg Islands off Phuket Kristin and Sarah at Patong Beach street Kristin and Sarah in Patong

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4 Responses to Vacation in Phuket – Patong Beach

  1. Interesting account I was looking at the hotels in phuket and will try the Holiday Inn

  2. Jan says:

    If you have to make a choice about the most beautiful beach in Phuket on place number is Nai Thon Beach followed by Laem Singh and Nai Harn Beach

  3. Thank you for very useful post.
    I plane to take a trip and drive to Phuket in next month.

  4. Patong is good if you are looking for nightlife and parties, but I prefer Naiharn for a nice and relaxing vacation

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