If you had one day in Phuket, what would you do?
If it was low season,I'd go surfing....!!....Then,back to my hotel room to get cleaned up,then go off have some lunch and drinks by the beach,then probably go for another surf and then get cleaned up and go to a yoga class or do my own yoga practice by the pool....
My day would start with a morning walk around 7 am along any of the beaches, preferable Kata... its so nice to see how the island wake up, then breakfast, spend few hours at the pool with a crossword or good book/magazine, (i am more boat or pool in day time then beach) The beach is appealing for me between 5-7pm - its the best time for me to be on the beach, its relaxing atmosphere with sunset, love it!
Then I would head of for 2 hours foot and body massage before I would go for dinner - thai food.
My eve will end with a nice glas of wine in my hand!
or....I would spend the day in Phang nga, cruising around on a nice and relaxed boat! and the day would still end with a glas of wine!
That would be my day for sure! ;)
Morning walk along patong beach, followed by some pool time, hit the streets of patong for some shopping, banana pancakes & fresh mango from the street vendors, lunch at my favorite restaurant - the name escapes me, but in the hill overlooking patong beach - then off to jungceylon basement for a tad more shopping and a foot massage, ending the day people watching in the Aussie bar on Bangla road with a beverage or two! Oh and definitely a tuk tuk ride around Patong just for the fun of it. And why the hell not, another banana pancake.
Oh gosh I miss phuket!! :(
I would not bother going to Phuket for just one day, but if I had no choice then if possible I would do a Phang Nga Bay day trip :)
First thing i would do is get AWAY from Patong. Get a taxi/bus to nicer areas/beaches just a little south like Karon, Kata, Kata Noi. Hire a scooter (just ride on the side of the rd, anyone with slight coordination can do it after getting used to it for 2mins) and check out some nice views if you go up the hills a bit too.
Of course enjoy some food, drinks etc near the beaches also, squeeze a massage in the afternoon.
Thats what i did anyway.
where's the best banana pancake?
Go to Tiger Kingdom @ 8.30am then an Elephant ride for 30 mins. Go and eat Thai food, drink Thai beer. Quick swim in the sea. Get a massage maybe a happy ending then more more food n beer. Sit back and end the day puffing on a Cigar with a Gin & Tonic.
Haven't had a bad banana pancake yet! But my favorite is the roti style ones which the only cart I was able to find selling these is in the Otop Markets or if you're in Kata Beach they sell the roti ones there too, near the main entrance of the Kata Beach Resort. Yum!