A question for anyone who may be in Phuket or has just returned in the last week or so. What is the current going rate from 1 Aussie dollar in the banks in Patong area? I've looked on a few of the Thai bank websites it it seems to be as high as 29-30 Baht to 1AUD, compared to 24-26 here in Melbourne. Which is a fair difference when you are exchanging a $1000 or so, to last us our trip(or at least part of it).
Also do the banks open on a Saturday, as we arrive on a Friday night?
Anyway my wife and I are getting really excited now as it is only 8 days now till we leave! This will be our first trip to Phuket, but second to Thailand. Our first trip was just after the Tsunami so we had to change our plans so we went to Bangkok & Koh Tao, which was just beautiful and we loved it there anyway despite not being able to go to Phuket.
I hope to go on a tour with Captain Mark on his boat after reading all the glowing recommendations from forum members. Hopefully I can convince some friends to do it with us.
We are in Phuket for 19 nights so I have been taking a lot of notes from everyone's submissions on what to do and what not to do. Thanks especially to Cathy & Gary, your website is full of great info, and can't wait to try the things and places you've recommended.
Bring on next Friday!!!
Thanks in advance