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taxicost , beach massage

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taxicost , beach massage

hi we( my husband abd i ) are arriving in Phuket in Jan 2011 , ya this is the high season , wonder what is the taxi cost from phuket airport to hotel near to Kata beach .

do taxi drivers understand english , how much does it cost, can someone advise plse . or any good relaible one , as we do not want to be overcharged!

also at kata beach , are there any beach massage available at a reasonable price ( on budget) , is there any good ones to recommend and where , nearby to kata beach ... we will stay in boomerang village . hope to hear from kind souls who have a restful and enjoyable holiday

many thks in advance

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Kata Beach
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1. Re: taxicost , beach massage

I recomend Panya for a driver, and not the beach massage, try wseet lemongrass ladies, Panya can take you there,lots of reviews here so do a search on this forums for more info.

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2. Re: taxicost , beach massage

Hi taxi will cost you anywhere from 450 -800 baht. From the airport if you boook a driver expect to pay 600. For the return journey it appears to be a little more and some of the private drivers seem to be having problems with the "taxi Mafia" at some of the hotels. A taxi from hotel in kata to airport seems to be between 750 and 800 from the local rank.

Massage prices went up 1st November but I would suggest using one on the side streets rather than teh beach . on the beach itself around 400 for a massage massage. With privacy in an airconditioned shop thai massage around 250 -300 Oil massage most charge 300. Foot massage 250 ( all 1 hour) Manicure or pedicure 150.

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3. Re: taxicost , beach massage

Just came back from Phuket. Taxi from airport to Kata beach is 500 baht flat if u take the taxi from the taxi stand. (inclusive of the 100 baht airport surcharge). From airport exit, turn right and walk all the way to the end. There will be a taxi booth with staff that speaks english. They tell the driver where you want to go. The taxi driver we encountered didn't speak much english but we got to our destination with no problem.

Massage as LornaSJohannesburg says, massage parlors on the side streets are everywhere & normal thai massage is about 250 baht.

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4. Re: taxicost , beach massage

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