My home town of Chiang Mai, Thailand, gets unbearably hot during the months of March and April. This is the perfect time to escape to the beaches of southern Thailand where the climate is much more pleasant at that time.
This time I spent a few weeks in Phuket, which is Thailand’s largest island. It is not exactly an unspoiled hidden gem – it is highly developed and quite expensive.
But it is still beautiful – there are great beaches, lots of different restaurants to choose from, the scenery is amazing, and there are many interesting excursions you can go on.
If you are looking for an undiscovered remote island with budget prices, and you like the idea of roughing it, then Phuket is not for you.
But if you like the combination of great beaches and a large variety of things to do along with the convenience of all modern amenities, then Phuket might just be your ticket.
I had fun with my camera and even more fun putting together this beautiful video.
The author, Shama Kern, has been living in Thailand and southeast Asia for two decades. When he is not traveling and exploring, he lives with his Thai wife in Chiang Mai. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
18 thoughts on “Escape to Paradise in Phuket, Thailand”
Thailand has never been on my top-ten places to go but that was because I’d never given it much thought. Your video definitely moved it up on my list – it looks beautiful, the food looks scrumptious, and I think I’ll skip driving while there (lol). Thanks for sharing this.
I cannot wait to visit Thailand. I wanted to get there this December/January, but it will have to be next June. Thanks for the great video!!
Thailand will be here, waiting for you:)
Where did you stay while in Phuket? I am planning my second trip there and need suggestions on beachfront places to stay with pretty views like you had. Thanks & thank you for sharing this lovely site with us!
Most of the pictures are from Naithon beach. I was staying with friends who have a great house with a lovely view up on the hill.
Glad you like my site!
Ph how nice, here in Chicago is winter, what a contrast. I want to visit Thailand. Thank you for sharing this with us!
Compared to a Chicago winter, Thailand is heaven:)
I wanna visit the place….at the earliest for my first hand experience…. 🙂
Beautifully done! Nice Presentation.I like the comments, info. Could not find “like” button.
Thank you Aldona. The like button only shows up when you are signed into facebook, I think.
My husband has pulled into port there several times. I really hope to visit and study there one day when life allows.
I’ve always wanted to go to Thailand, It is my first holiday destination I plan to go without kids! I will be training to do Thai massage in the near future so plan to receive a few when I finally get there.
Everything looks so tropical. video makes me want to go even more!
Hi Debbie, you might want to check out another website of mine for lots of interesting information about Thai Massage:
How beautiful! Maybe I will get to visit someday.
What is the name of the song playing in the video? Do you remember?
Sorry Misty, it is some local Thai music, but I don’t remember the name of it.
love your videos on the culture of Thailand. I hope to use this videos to help promote Thai massage to my clients. I believe these culture videos will help them to understand where it came from.
Thanks Dean, that inspires me to make more such videos!
So, now I am depressed and ready for a vacation!!! Just kidding! It is gorgeous. I absolutely love learning about different cultures. The dragon bench is my favorite though. Just WOW! Thank you for sharing. Keep the videos coming. One day when I am rich, I will visit.