Category: Useful Information

Top 10 Tips for Booking a Hotel Room

Working in the sales and marketing department here at Thavorn Hotels & Resorts in Phuket,  I often see a lot of enquiries from guests about booking a room,  about our resorts and about Phuket as a travel destination.  I wanted to share some of these answers with you, so prepared these top 10 tips to booking a [...]

Tuesday July 26th, 2011 in Uncategorized, Useful Information | No Comments »

Is Phuket Closer than you think?

Phuket is one of the most easily accessible Islands in Thailand which goes someway to explaining why it has grown into such a popular tourist destination. Despite the millions of tourists who travel here each year, many visitors to SE ASIA don’t actually realise just how easy it is to get to Phuket and miss [...]

Friday July 15th, 2011 in Useful Information | 1 Comment »

Fly from Australia to Phuket – Part 2

………..Following on from our last post, if you don’t fancy a 10hr direct flight from Australia to Phuket, and prefer breaking up the journey, here’s a a summarised guide to indirect flights from Australia Phuket.   Indirect Flights from Australia to Phuket    Perth to Phuket           Airline Freq Days Stop Off Approx Total Travel Time [...]

Wednesday May 11th, 2011 in Useful Information | No Comments »

Fly from Australia to Phuket

Phuket is a hugely popular destination with Australian travelers and holidaymakers. The accessibility and availability of flights from different parts of Australia to Phuket makes it a convenient but exotic travel destination, and the current strength of the Aussie dollar against the Thai baht makes it all the more affordable too. Phuket is also a [...]

Saturday May 7th, 2011 in Useful Information | No Comments »

Business hours

The business hours for most offices in Phuket are between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please note that opening hours are subject to change on and around public holidays. Generally speaking, banks in Phuket are open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm, although a number of small [...]

Friday May 14th, 2010 in Useful Information | No Comments »

Phuket Events & Festivals

There is never a dull moment is Phuket, and you will find there are events and festivals throughout the year. When you plan your trip to Phuket it is a good idea to check to see what is happening at that time of the year. Whether you are young or old there is definitely something [...]

Wednesday May 5th, 2010 in Useful Information | No Comments »

Weather in Phuket

Must like the rest of South East Asia, Phuket has a tropical climate with a rainy or monsoon season. The hottest time of year in Phuket is between April and May where we see temperatures reaching between 27C to 36C (80F to 95F). During this time you also get short bursts of heavy showers, which [...]

Wednesday May 5th, 2010 in Useful Information | No Comments »

Language Schools in Phuket

Nowadays there are many language schools in Phuket, aimed not only to local Thai people but also to foreigners. Most schools are teaching English but there are also a number of schools that teach Thai and Chinese to foreigners. Especially for those expats who plan to live or work here in Phuket, learning Thai makes [...]

Wednesday May 5th, 2010 in Useful Information | No Comments »

Getting Around in Phuket

Depending on where you are staying most resorts are close enough to various beaches, restaurants and bars for you to be able to just walk to. But for those travellers who wish to explore the island further you are spoilt for choice with transport options. Whether you want to use Taxis, Tuk Tuks, public buses [...]

Wednesday May 5th, 2010 in Useful Information | No Comments »

Airport / Airlines

Phuket International Airport is becoming a very busy airport servicing many international airlines, most of which fly direct from various Asian countries, but most Western visitors fly via Bangkok. Phuket International Airport is currently the second busiest airport in Thailand, with over 6 million passengers flying in and out on a yearly basis. Phuket airport [...]

Wednesday May 5th, 2010 in Useful Information | No Comments »