Mai Khao

Enjoy the lack of tourists: Mai Khao Beach

Located along the west coast of the northern bit of Phuket, the 8km long beach is away from the busy tourist center of Phuket Town. There are resort hotels along the beach (Renaissance, Sala Phuket, Anantara and the like) but whilst most of these have direct access to the beach, they are located far from each other. Combine that with the fact that Mai Khao Beach is considered unsuitable for swimmers due to strong currents, this is one of the…

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A sorry excuse of a shopping mall: Turtle Village

Turtle village is perhaps the only shopping mall on the strip of resort hotels along Mai Khao beach. This might make some visitors to feel urged to give it a visit – don’t! That was exactly what we did and here’s why you shouldn’t. Transportation to the mall is usually provided for, as there’s a sole tuk-tuk dedicated to ferrying shoppers from the nearby resort hotels to the mall. As there’s only one tuk-tuk on the job and the journey…

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