1st weekend at Phuket with wife, any tips?

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One of the oldest resorts in Patong, ( Kalim) COMPLETELY renovated just this past year! apx 15-20 minute walk to Bangla road
Excellent, bit overpriced Thai cuisine (with great wine list) at nearby Baan Rim Pa
There are a few resorts directly on the beach and many more across the road from the beach
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phuketrichard wrote: Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:33 am One of the oldest resorts in Patong, ( Kalim) COMPLETELY renovated just this past year! apx 15-20 minute walk to Bangla road
Excellent, bit overpriced Thai cuisine (with great wine list) at nearby Baan Rim Pa
There are a few resorts directly on the beach and many more across the road from the beach
I'm planning a trip in January.

Hunter 8 said the beaches/water is not very clean. Is this true? Is it clean enough for a paddle? It's no a deal breaker for me but would be nice to go there a couple of times...
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from now till mid April water is very nice, I go for a swim everyday here in Kamala
i'd say visibility near the beach ( shallow water) is 10 meters.
No idea when he was here but all the beaches the water is not really clear May-end of Oct

If ur need of better water vs nightlife/shopping, dont pick patong, ( lots of boats, parasailing, Jet ski's) unless you want travel to other beaches to swim.
For Kayaking, do it in Northern Phang Nga bay or better yet a night tour thru the hongs
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phuketrichard wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:19 pm from now till mid April water is very nice, I go for a swim everyday here in Kamala
i'd say visibility near the beach ( shallow water) is 10 meters.
No idea when he was here but all the beaches the water is not really clear May-end of Oct

If ur need of better water vs nightlife/shopping, dont pick patong, ( lots of boats, parasailing, Jet ski's) unless you want travel to other beaches to swim.
For Kayaking, do it in Northern Phang Nga bay or better yet a night tour thru the hongs
Thanks mate, it sounds fine. I'm more in to the entertainment and nightlife than beach activities, as long as it's clean enough for a paddle that's all I care about. Patong sounds fine for me, hopefully it's a couple of notches upmarket than Pattaya!
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Doc67 wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:29 pm
phuketrichard wrote: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:19 pm from now till mid April water is very nice, I go for a swim everyday here in Kamala
i'd say visibility near the beach ( shallow water) is 10 meters.
No idea when he was here but all the beaches the water is not really clear May-end of Oct

If ur need of better water vs nightlife/shopping, dont pick patong, ( lots of boats, parasailing, Jet ski's) unless you want travel to other beaches to swim.
For Kayaking, do it in Northern Phang Nga bay or better yet a night tour thru the hongs
Thanks mate, it sounds fine. I'm more in to the entertainment and nightlife than beach activities, as long as it's clean enough for a paddle that's all I care about. Patong sounds fine for me, hopefully it's a couple of notches upmarket than Pattaya!
Way nicer than pattaya. Phuket is expensive but my favourite place in asia. I must get back there soon.
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Doesn't have to be expensive,( but can be if you lean towards a villa with ur own pool and sea views, steak & lobster and fine wine )
Get a good air con room on one of the beaches from 500 baht, eat a good thai meal for 60- 150 baht, happy hour beers 60 baht, cocktails 99 baht
check out the Wine connection lunch deal; any pizza, a drink and salad 199 baht
OR sizzlers all you can eat salad buffet 139 baht
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