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choice of beach

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choice of beach

we are planning a 4d/3n trip to phuket in early april. appreciate some feedback on which beach area is preferable for stay purpose in terms of crowding, water sports facility, accessibility from hotel etc ?

also visa is given on-arrival to indian passport holders?

thanks

himanshu

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1. Re: choice of beach

Let me get this straight...??...You want to know of a beach that has crowds or less crowds..??...ala Patong/Nai Yang....water sports-jetskis,paraflying,surfing..ala Patong/Kata....accessibility from hotel to beach..??....Patong /Kata....

I am sorry but...visa is given on-arrival to indian passport holders...??...Don't know that one....!!??...

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2. Re: choice of beach

Hi himanshu9us

do you want busy or not busy in terms of crowding, waterspots, hotels etc.?

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PS - have you read the FAQs---->

FAQ VISA Information

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4. Re: choice of beach

Yes, you need to give us more info about what you're actually looking for before we can give you advice.

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5. Re: choice of beach

apologies.. i was not very clear in my post..

what we want is a beach which

-> has relatively less crowd

-> has water sports facilities

-> and is within walking distance from nearby resort/hotel

regards

himanshu

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6. Re: choice of beach

by water sports, i take it to mean jet skis.

Beware, they are the second biggest complaint in Phuket. (rip offs)

I have only seen them at Patong, Kata, and Karon beaches.

not sure if they are at the more northern ones.

I would say stay away from Patong.

It is too crowded, polluted and has the biggest jet ski rip off artists. (i think his name is JJ, you can google him to find out more)

Kata is nice. But you have to walk further from the hotels as Club Med takes up the beach front.

Karon is more dangerous surf. (not sure when you are coming but the waves will start to get bigger now)

People drown there every year.

Be careful.

Have fun.

good luck.

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7. Re: choice of beach

Yes Fiddledude....So so true....!!...People do drown in Phuket every year....

And unfortunately it is inevitable,it will happen again this year....

I so wish I was wrong....

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