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– by International Travel Consultant Kylie Bergset

Some first hand travel tips from our staff.

Thai cuisine is a celebration of the fresh and fragrant. Whatever your reason for visiting, the abundance of delicious flavours will make you want to extend your stay.

Don’t leave Thailand without tasting Phat Thai- Invented in the 1930s by a Chinese-Thai chef, this dish of thin rice noodles stir-fried with egg, tofu and shrimp, and seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, tamarind, vinegar and dried chilli has subsequently reigned as the poster boy for Thai cuisine.

 

Chicken phad Thai At a local restaurant, was about R120, on the streets you can get the same amount for around R40.

Chicken Phad Thai. At a local restaurant, was about R120, on the streets you can get the same amount for around R40.

 

Few islands can boast of such an abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters as Phuket. The winding coastal roads along the west coast of this 540-square-km island offer stunning views and easy access to some of the world’s finest beaches.

Whether you want to sample the frenetic pace of Patong or find solitude on a remote stretch of sand in the north, Phuket’s beaches have it all for the sun seeker. Many also have nearby restaurants or wandering food sellers, so there is no need to interrupt your bronzing for lunch. Just remember to keep applying the sunscreen! The monsoon rains of May-October can bring unpredictable swimming conditions, so heed the posted flag warnings.

 

Karon Beach, my favourite beach.Blue water and white sandy beach. Clean and close to shops and restaurants.

Karon Beach, my favourite beach.Blue water and white sandy beach. Clean and close to shops and restaurants.

 

Phuket has views that would make a landscape painter rush out and buy an easel and brushes and the great thing is that you don’t have to trek halfway across the country to appreciate them. Whether it’s a sunset-watching spot, a 360-degree panorama of the south of the island, a vista from the top of Phuket Town or a glimpse of swathes of tropical lushness it’s all within your grasp in minutes. All you need is wheels.

It’s a matter of taste, of course, as some prefer the ‘outside-in’ aspect of viewing the island from a yacht or tour boat. Others prefer life way up in the clouds, looking down from on high while others favour the exact opposite.

 

The View Point in Phuket, 20 minutes from Karon. Romantic, beautiful sunsets.

The View Point in Phuket, 20 minutes from Karon. Romantic, beautiful sunsets.

 

Krabi is a popular beach destination on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast. There are over 130 islands in the Krabi Archipelago and many of them have gorgeous beaches and knock-out coastal views. With the gradual over-commercialization of Phuket and Koh Samui, more people are choosing Krabi instead as their idyllic beach getaway. It is an accessible destination that provides the ideal balance between convenience and lifestyle. Other than Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach, Railay Beach is very popular in Krabi as well.

 

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Railay Beach, Krabi. 10 minute long tail boat ride from Krabi/ Ao Nang Beach. R100 per person for the return boat ride. Beautiful beach-can spend the day or stay on Railay, there are hotels, shops and restaurants. This picture is of me at the top of the hike we did. 20 minute hike to the top for the view.

 

Spend the day visiting and exploring one of the world’s most beautiful islands. From morning till late afternoon find out what tropical island paradise is really like and exactly why ‘The Beach’ was filmed here. Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet before exploring the nooks and crannies of Phi Phi Don with its magical turquoise sea and colourful shopping.

 

Phi Phi Islands by express boat. It is quicker to go to Phi Phi via an express boat. The day trip was from 7am to 3pm. They provide lunch and snacks and they fetch you and take you back to your hotel. The snorkelling and scuba diving is amazing at the Phi Phi Islands.

Phi Phi Islands by express boat full day tour. The day trip was from 7am to 3pm. They provide lunch and snacks and they fetch you and take you back to your hotel. I can highly recommend it.The snorkelling and scuba diving is amazing at the Phi Phi Islands. Suggest you pay more for a speedboat option as its much quicker.

 

For our Thailand specials click here https://www.igotravel.co.za/offers/thailand-holidays or contact our very knowledgeable staff for other questions or advice.