Phuket bird park

Distance from our hotel: 200 meter ( 3 mins. walk )

       Phuket Bird Park is located on 12 acers of land, Phuket Bird Park is the only privately owned bird park on the Island. The park has over thousand birds of more than 100 amazing bird species from Asia, Africa and South America. By nestling them with in a beautiful garden with a natural waterfall, we have place them closest to their natural habitats. On top of that, visitors can enjoy the fascinating bird show on the large stage.

Chalong tample

Distance from our hotel: 2.1 km. ( 4 minutes drive )

       Wat Chalong, or Chalong Temple, built at the beginning on 19th century, Its real name is Wat Chaiyathararam, but you probably won't see it on any road signs.

       Wat Chalong ( Chalong Temple ) is the largest of Phuket's temples, and the most visited. Locals and many Thai tourists come to pray and pay respects to several revered monks who were the founders of Wat Chalong, among them Luang Pho Cham and Luang Pho Chuang, 2 monks, who led the citizens of Chalong Sub district fighting against the Chinese rebellion in 1876 and with their knowledge of herbal medicine helped the injured.

       The most recent building on the grounds of Wat Chalong is a 60 meters tall 'Chedi' sheltering a splinter of bone from Buddha. Walls and ceilings are decorated with beautiful painting illustrating the life of Buddha, as well as many donated golden statues. Wat Chalong Chedi is built on three floors so feel free to climb all the way to the top floor terrace to get a nice bird view on the entire temple grounds.

Phuket weekend night market

Distance from our hotel: 4.1 km. ( 9 minutes drive )

       Phuket weekend market (locally known as Naka Market), located along Chao Fa West Road just outside Phuket Town not far from Central Festival, is a fascinating jumble of secondhand goods, curios, pirated items, live animals and a large amount of great local food to sample.

Opening Times

Every weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 05:00pm. - 10:00pm.

King power phuket

Distance from our hotel: 2.4 km. ( 4 minutes drive )

       King Power Duty Free stores are the only Duty Free stores located at the Gateway to the Andaman, Phuket. The stores offer a complete shopping experience with Duty Free products from fashion, jewellery, watch, perfume, cosmetic & skincare, liquor & tobacco to packaged food. With world famous brands such as Biotherm, Chanel, Clarins, Clinique, Dior, Gucci, Kipling, Lancome, Le Sportsac, L’oreal, Oakley, and many more on offer.

Phuket zoo

Distance from our hotel 3.7 km.  ( 9 minutes drive ) 

       Phuket’s only zoo is fairly small but still provides an enjoyable day out, especially for families with younger children. It has the feel of a home zoo, which is how it began. The zoo covers an area of 10 hectares and is a fun place to see a large collection of animal and reptiles. There are more than 600 species of birds, 100 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 45 species of mammals.

The zoo is famous for its daily animal shows which feature performances by elephants, crocodiles, birds and monkeys. The zoo also features a “nocturnal house” containing hard-to-find creatures of the night, an aquarium, an orchid garden, and a butterfly garden.

Opening hours:

Open daily, 8:30 – 18:00 


Elephant Show:

       For many this is the highlight of the zoo, featuring balancing acts, football games, disco dancing and races. After the show the audience are able to have a photo taken with the elephants and feed them bananas.

Show times: 10:30, 13:30, 16:00 daily.

Monkey Show:

       The short-tailed macaques in this show previously worked as coconut pickers. Now they perform entertaining tricks such as playing basketball and diving for coins. One part of the show has a macaque doing basic arithmetic using numbers suggested by the audience.

Show times: 09:00, 12.00, 14:30, 16:45 daily.

Crocodile Show:

       If watching people stick their heads between a large crocodile’s jaws is your idea of fun, then it doesn’t get much better than this.

Show times: 09:45, 12:45, 15:15, 17:30 daily.

Phuket Snake Farm

       This small snake farm is located near Simon Cabaret in Patong. The show is partly educational with demonstrations on what to do if you encounter a snake in the wild or get bitten by one. The rest of the show involves snake handlers charming and performing stunts with poisonous snakes. The highlight of the show is seeing the handler kiss a king cobra on its head.

Show times: 10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00 daily


Rawai seafood market

       Rawai Seafood Market started as a modest local fisherman village where you would buy some local catch to take home. Rawai beach in the very south of Phuket is also known as the Sea Gypsy Village and has always been a bit of an exotic attraction. Year after year, the small market grew in popularity and a few restaurants started to cook the fish you just bought across the street. The concept was popular, fun and cheap, so tourists heard of it. More restaurants opened, more tourists came, prices went up. The rest is history.

      Here you can get you fish, prawns, squids, crabs, lots of shells and lobster at a decent price but because of the growing popularity among tourists, it’s not as cheap as it used to be (large prawns can cost up to 1500 baht a kilo). If you have time and energy, try to bargain the prices!

Your only challenge will be to select your fish from one of the many stalls on one side of the street and pick one of the many restaurants eager to cook it for you on the other side! Expect to pay 100 baht per kilo. It is busy, noisy, crowded, most of the restaurants have no views and not much of a local feel, but people usually seem to enjoy the experience.

       While eating at the Rawai Seafood Market appears to be fun and cheaper than a seafood restaurant in Patong, it has become a big tourist attraction with busloads of people noisily disembarking each day.

       Alternatively, you can go to one of the many local restaurants where locals really go, just further along Rawai beach where Thai people enjoy sitting on the sidewalk by the beach to enjoy dinner the old fashion way: sitting on a carpet right on the floor.

 Distance from our hotel: 11 km. ( 15 minutes Drive )