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Phuket Christmas and New Year

Christmas and New Year in Phuket are the perfect times to come and visit this beautiful island. Both of the months of December and January fall right in the middle of Phuket’s High Season – that means that the weather is perfectly warm and the humidity levels aren’t uncomfortable. If we compare this to the weather in Europe where it is undoubtedly going to be cold, rainy and windy then there’s no...

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

The King’s Cup Regatta, Phuket’s renowned international yachting event, takes place every year in December. The races are located on the Andaman ocean, near to the beautiful beach resort of Rawai, up to Kata beach and beyond. It is Asia’s largest and most popular sailing event of the whole sailing calendar. The Regatta traditionally draws in huge crowds looking to enjoy the yachting races as well...

Phuket High Season

The High Season in Phuket has just begun, and with it has come sapphire-blue skies, warm weather and beautiful sunny days. The high season here on Phuket lasts between the beginning of November and the end of February. This time of year has the least rainfall, and so is perfect for tourists to come and visit the beautiful island and relax in paradise. The temperatures at this time of year aren’t...

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The Phuket Vegetarian festival is a wonderful nine-day event which takes place during October. The occasion is intended to be a celebration of the belief of the Chinese community that if they remove meat from their diet during the ninth lunar month, then they will be bestowed with good health and peace of mind for the subsequent 12 months, until the next festival comes around the following year. The...

Phuket Property Market

Alongside the rich culture here in Phuket, we also have a very rich property market, with new condos, villas and apartments available for purchase springing up all the time. Right across the island, condos and apartments are becoming available for investors to buy. Visit our destination pages here on buyphuketcondos.com to see for yourself the wealth of property available to suit all budgets. With...

Shopping in Phuket

If Phuket isn’t already a shopping mecca, with its many malls and markets selling everything from boutique fashion, to antiques, to locally produced herbs and spices, then it is set to become such as Central Festival Phuket plans an expansion reportedly worth approximately 20 billion baht. The plans are set to make Central Festival Phuket a shopping and lifestyle paradise, and the owners of the mall...

Phuket Hospitals and Healthcare

Due to the long waiting lists in the home countries of those visiting Phuket, many of them come here to arrange elective surgeries that would have a huge waiting time elsewhere. Phuket has many high-class Hospitals and clinics which can cater for these needs. There is a huge range of outstanding quality treatments available on the island, and the number available continues to grow alongside the...

Songkran Festival in Phuket

Ok so we’ve had a look at Chinese New year here in Phuket, but we’re forgetting something here aren’t we? Of course, it is the festival of Songkran – Thai New year! Songkran – literally meaning ‘the passing of’ – starts on the 13th of April and lasts until the 15th. Whilst a lot of those celebrating the Thai New Year like to do so in the traditional way, that being reflecting on the past...

Chinese New Year in Phuket

If you come to Phuket during February, then you will most likely be able to involve yourself in Chinese New Year. It is an incredibly vibrant and colourful time of the year with traditional Chinese processions taking place, firecrackers snapping and crackling and colourful local performers all entertain the crowds that gather to witness the many fantastic spectacles taking place all around. If you see...

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