Articles by Diana Bocco

Choosing a Tour Operator in Phuket

Choosing a Tour Operator in Phuket January 9, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
photo by Flat-Black 66 via flickr Phuket can be a confusing place for a tourist trying to save money. If you’re tired of dealing with unscrupulous taxi drivers and being overcharged or shortchanged everywhere, finding a tour operator to arrange your stay in Phuket can take away many of the headaches...

Best Phuket Beaches for Families

Best Phuket Beaches for Families December 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Phuket is very much an adults’ town, at least at first view. There’s plenty of nightlife, tons of bars (some hosting not-so-legal entertainment options), restaurants and cabaret acts. But if you step away from the hectic city center, you’ll also find plenty of things families can enjoy together. The...

Valentine’s Day in Phuket

Valentine’s Day in Phuket December 20, 2011 | Events | Read More
It’s never too early to start preparing for Valentine’s Day. Phuket is a popular honeymoon destination, as well as a popular place to propose. Whether you’re hoping to surprise your loved one next Valentine’s Day or just looking for a romantic night out, here are some tips to help you make the...

Winter in Phuket – What to Pack

Winter in Phuket – What to Pack December 13, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
  It’s never winter in Phuket. Or it is, but you might not notice it unless you’re looking at a calendar. If you’re coming from a cold US state or from Europe, you might find Phuket’s winter rather balmy, as the temperatures average 75F to 89F from December to early March. However,...

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Phuket

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Phuket December 8, 2011 | Events | Read More
The Chinese New Year falls on January 23rd in 2012. Although Thailand has its own calendar (that differs from the Chinese calendar), New Year’s celebration is still an important event in Phuket. The city has a strong Chinese heritage, with streets and temples still reflecting the influx of Chinese...

New Restaurant Opening: Surin Gate Kitchen

New Restaurant Opening: Surin Gate Kitchen November 26, 2011 | Food | Read More
Surin Gate Kitchen is a unique restaurant in more ways than one. The new fine eatery, which opened this November, is the masterpiece of Swedish chef Daniel Isberg. Surin Gate Kitchen offers some Swedish delicacies mixed with some Californian undertones and a few touches of Mediterranean cuisine. During...

5 Places Where You Can Spend New Year’s Eve

5 Places Where You Can Spend New Year’s Eve November 23, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
photo by c r i s Phuket might not be big on Christmas, but when it comes to celebrating the end of the year, paradise island doesn’t disappoint.  Whether you’re looking to party all night or just want a quiet night with your loved ones, make sure your plan the celebrations in advance, especially...

Hotel Alternatives

Hotel Alternatives November 9, 2011 | Hotels | Read More
photo by JetPunk.com Phuket offers a wide range of hotels, from high luxury to extreme budget. If your main concern is saving money, there’s no need to worry –You will find something in Phuket that matches your budget. If you’re more interested in trying something different, Phuket also has plenty...

December in Phuket – What Can You Expect During the Holiday Month

December in Phuket – What Can You Expect During the Holiday Month November 3, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Start the New Year in Style, photo by Heidi & Matt The holiday month offers some unexpected surprises for visitors to Phuket. Knowing what to expect will help you plan your holiday better so you can truly enjoy your time on the island. December is high season in Phuket. The rains have passed and...

Best Viewpoints

Best Viewpoints October 27, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
Promthep Cape photo by Aman Gupta If you enjoy taking pictures, Phuket won’t disappoint. Wide open seas, blue waters and miles and miles of sandy beaches just beg to be photographed. If you want a vantage point for even more stunning photography, then you need to head to one of Phuket’s viewpoints....