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Phuket Island Tours

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Phuket Island Tours

We are planing a trip to Phuket on 11th to 15th April 2013, its our first time to Phuket and we are staying at Patong beach wanted some suggestion on which Island tours to take and what are the prices and recommendations for reasonable and reliable Island tour operators.

Also I just found out its going to be Songkran Festival time and suggestion or precautions to be taken please advice.

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Myself personally I would only ever go with one of the top class operators like Phuket Sail Tours, or the like.

Sure you can get cheaper, but as they say you get what you pay for.

Plenty have done the cheap tours and had a great time. But plenty also have not had such a good time with them.

Look up phuket sail tours on here and look at the reviews

Then Google them and go to there website, but you need to book ASAP, as they are popular. I have already booked my trips with them for June and October

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Hi AjayMG,

Yes that's a songkran festival very busy in Patong and very difficult to get a Taxi to airport.If you want to see around Phuket island you can rent a private taxi about 1000 bath.I have been with them.They were good.


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P S T seems to be very popular. Ko phi phi is nice but quite far. We like to go to Ko racha 35 minute boat . White beaches ,blue water, good snorkelling,Good lunch ....Good time ...Bungalow raya resort has 2 good boats...and affordable safe service.

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Suggestions and precautions for Songkran:

Don't plan anything for 13th April. When you leave your hotel on that day (and also be prepared the night before) make sure anything electronic is securely wrapped up in ziplock bags or get yourself a drybag to keep your stuff in. You will get wet, very wet and there's no avoiding it. If you don't already have an underwater housing for your camera get yourself a cheap waterproof bag for it so you can still take pictures. Hop on a passing car and tour the town soaking strangers and making new friends along the way. You'll have a ball :)

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Thanks a ton for your reply

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Thank you all for your advice, have more clarity on my plans now we intend to do the Phi Phi tour by speed boat on 12th Apr and Phang Nga Bay on 13th Apr on a Escort boat.

Wanted suggestions on good tour operators apart of Phuket Sail Tours as what I understand from my correspondece with them they dont have a tour on 13th Apr.

Have found a operator online called JC tours wanted to know if any of you guys have tried them or can recomend any one very good and safe as we are a couple.

Also we intend to visit Bangla Street just to get a feel of the place do I need to follow any precautions or do they any scams one needs to be aware of.

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I have not been on PST.. We went on 2 so called "cheaper one's" last year & i can honestly say IMO it was run smoothly & professionally no issues no dramas & wouldnt hesitate to go with them.... But like i said thats just IMO... ( James Bond Island.... a rock in the water! oh please)

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where did you stay in patong? looking for a hotel for my upcoming trip

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10. Re: Phuket Island Tours

Phuket Gracelands, stayed there 2 years in a row, We were happy there & would stay there again... But then it depends on what your looking for....

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