Recommendations: Hotels, Resorts, Villas and Driving (Phuket)

Hi guys,
Got a trip booked to Phuket in Feb.
any recommendations on the places you have lived in Phuket? We don’t want to spend an arm and a leg. But wouldn’t mind paying slightly more for the facilities. We are heading up to relax and enjoy.

We would also like to hire a car and drive. Will be there for 10 days. Any tips?

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  • +1 vote

    Step 1 - don't go to Phuket
    Step 2 - enjoy your holiday

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    Rawai Sea Gypsies Market is a must!

    Freshly caught seafood for sale on on one side of the market, then a row of restaurants to cook it for you on the other side.

    You will eat like a king for about $20.

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    Stayed at Wyndham Sea Pearl resort on the edge of Patong city. About a 10min shuttle ride into the hustle and bustle. Good resort, where each room has its own jacuzzi which made it more enjoyable.

    Don't drive

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    So little information to respond to.

    What does 'enjoy' mean to you?
    Where on Phuket are you staying?
    What interests do you have?
    Do you get seasick?

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    Don't drive. Just get a driver

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      This right here!!!

      It's sooooooo much cheaper to have a driver take you around all day.

      Keep an eye out you will get approached on the street, by them, check out the car they have and go from there.

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    Don't drive lol. Aussies don't have the training to drive a car in south east asia

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    It's been a while, but I really enjoyed the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach.

    Agree with others, whatever you do, don't drive.

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      The upgrade of Marriott @ Merlin was like putting lipstick on a pig. It is so old it should have been pulled down and started over. Heaps better places around Phuket.

      If you want a good holiday get out of Patong. Natai Beach or up that way is much nicer.

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    Another Forum post without any responses from the OP (after ~7 hours).