"Phuket - a slice of paradise?" Phuket by worldkiwi

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Asia's best beaches?


Does Phuket have the best beaches in Asia? Well, scenes like this one (Kata Noi) make me think it might have.
My first trip to Phuket was at the end of 2001 and unfortunately I was at the bottom of the recovery curve after a bout of food poisoning in Phi Phi. I visited Karon, Patong, and Kata then as well as Kamala, based in Phuket town, where I was recovering. I took very few photos then, so when I had a brief holiday there in 2004, I made up for it a bit!
I didn't want to leave in 2004 after an all too short 3 day vacation!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Graet place to relax, get a tan, eat some nice food, and read a book!
  • Cons:Tourism has taken away a lot of authentic qualities, but you don't go to Phuket for culture!
  • In a nutshell:Is this a slice of paradise?
  • Last visit to Phuket: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 1, 2004
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  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2005 at 5:10 PM

    Lovely page !!! Very familiar pictures ;-)) Yes, transportation is freaking expensive in Phuket :-(

  • Corinneao's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2004 at 7:05 AM

    Wow, what an awsome picture.

  • sylvie-uk's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2004 at 2:08 AM

    i could definatly see myself relaxing on Kata beach.........

  • vigi's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2004 at 2:11 AM

    Kata looks nice, and seems like Patong will not be my choice. Thanks!

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2004 at 4:07 AM

    A cool destination, Glenn. Nice sandy beach and well written explaination! About my poems at Bali page ... well, if I witnessing something beautiful and gorgeous ... suddenly 'words' comes out of my mind and I just need to write it using pencil :)

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