Good morning fellow traveler's :)
I'm in the process of planning my next trip to patong, this will be my 3rd trip, I have been in 2012 & 2013 both times with my mum who is coming again. We will be staying 9 nights at the horizon patong beach towards the end of Feb.
As we have been to patong/phuket twice now, this time we were wanting to do something a little different in the way of hiring a car & taking some day trips around and even outside of Phuket. I would be willing to drive up to 2 hours each way to reach a destination.
I would love to hear from people who have done the same & get some suggestions for awesome places to drive to. I'm thinking picturesque beaches, lovely local villages with amazing food & roadside stalls, waterfalls, rainforests (although with easy access as mum is 64 & I'm not the fittest haha)
Also would love recommendations/advice of the following;
* Expected price per day car hire (i was thinking 3 or 4 days hire out of the 9 days)
* Reputable car hire company's in vicinity of patong beach
* Does the horizon offer parking (couldn't find the info on their website)
* unrelated to car hire - beautiful, quiet locations to go to from patong beach via long tail boat
Thanks in advance :)