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Cruise Port to Patong Beach - 7 Hrs Enjoyment

New Delhi, India
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Cruise Port to Patong Beach - 7 Hrs Enjoyment


We will be coming through Star Cruise Virgo in Nov. 2013 (2 Adults and 2 Yrs Daughter) and we will be having max 7 Hrs for Enjoyment & Site visits.

Just need the advise on below:-

1. Distance Between Cruise Port & Patong Beach

2. Mode of Transport to Follow, if Taxi pls suggest some reliable Driver.

3. What Else we can do within this shot time, so that to make it most enjoyable.

3. Weather Conditions on 26th Nov. 2013.

Thanks in Advance !


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1. Re: Cruise Port to Patong Beach - 7 Hrs Enjoyment

Hi Sandy. I suggest you skip a trip to Patong. During the day it is hot, dirty and crowded. You will be hassled by touts on all sides. Same at night time actually, but it is a lot more fun then.

As you are coming at day time I suggest you book one of the recommended drivers here on the forum, and have a day trip around the island.

Kata Viewpoint, Big Buddha, Wat Chalong, Old Phuket Town, maybe the aquarium at Markham Bay if you like fish. Maybe shopping at OTOP markets in Patong if you need more t shirts and fake hand bags.

Others will have more ideas no doubt. Maybe a swim at one of the many beaches?

All the best,


Phuket Sail Tours.

ps on 26 November there will be a sharp frost in the morning, followed by a heat wave and then balmy weather followed by a tropical downpour and localised flooding and landslides.

Seriously, the weather should be fine and hot.

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2. Re: Cruise Port to Patong Beach - 7 Hrs Enjoyment

Dear CaptainM,

Thanks for reply.

Actually we want to enjoy water Sports , Local foods, Beach etc, along with some body massage.

In that case, I am not sure about the possibility of going to all the places, which you had mentioned.

We will be reaching Phuket at 7.30am and will need to be back by 3pm.

Pls. advise, if it is possible and in case you have some good driver to make this trip more memorable.

Thanks in Advance !

Phuket, Thailand
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3. Re: Cruise Port to Patong Beach - 7 Hrs Enjoyment

What is your port? It may be deep see port, but in November it might also be Patong Beach, which would put you right on the doorstep of many of the things you'd like to do.

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4. Re: Cruise Port to Patong Beach - 7 Hrs Enjoyment

Yes check where the ship will dock / anchor , I believe Star Cruises also offer their own land tours

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