My advice for going to Phuket is simple: don’t. I mean, if you like a beach swarming with tourists (and I mean swarming), then sure – go. But I urge you to do your research first on which area of the island you want to stay. Phuket has many beach towns, and then there is the actual town of Phuket. We stayed on Kata Beach. We didn’t even go into Phuket Town because we were so miserable with the million tourists on Kata Beach and didn’t want to add to the number of tourists pushing us off the sidewalk. And they are ALL Russian. Which is fine… don’t get me wrong. I have several close Russian friends. But it was just weird – they were literally all Russian in Kata Beach.
And I’m not usually one to say stay away from a place just because of tourists. I think that a lot of the time, a place has a lot of tourists for a reason. Take Machu Picchu for example. Yeah, it was miserable crawling through hundreds (thousands probably) of tourists to see the site, but it is breathtaking and worth it. This… this is not worth it. Just save your time and money and skip it.
If you do go, this is what I can tell you about our stay:
See my overview of Thailand here and our photos from Thailand here.
Hi, I'm Sara Monica Patton. I love animals, traveling, and eating. Read more about me in my first blog post here.