Welcome to the Phuket Tourism News. Each week Shaun and Jay Leshark will bring you weekly Phuket Tourism News. Phuket News that is for you, Phuket News for those coming to Phuket, and Phuket Tourism News that is what you need to make sure you have an amazing time when you come on holiday to Phuket.
Jelly Fish in Phuket
Last week some of Phuket beaches issued jellyfish warnings after there was an increase in stings. Phuket Marine Resources Conservation Centre with local administrative organisations have been stocking up the Phuket West Coast lifeguard stations with extra bottles of vinegar and other medical supplies to help treat stings. The west coast, including Patong Beach, has seen an increase in stings in the past week. The reports of jellyfish stings have all be minor with most people getting treated at the beach with vinegar.
“More than 30 people have recently been stung by jellyfish while playing in the water at the beach. Most of the people were not seriously harmed.”
“There are many species of jellyfish. For normal jellyfish stings, vinegar can be poured over the area continuously for at least 30 seconds to help, but never pour fresh water, drinking water or alcohol onto the sting.” Said Suchart Ratanaruangsri, who is the director of the Phuket Marine Resources Conservation Centre.
Phuket Weddings – Over 100 on Valentine’s Day
More than 100 Thai and foreign couples in Phuket celebrated Valentine’s Day by registering their marriage across the island. For the special mass weddings here in Phuket, District Chiefs from around Phuket Island gave away gifts and souvenirs for the couples. In Mueang District every couple that registered was put into a lucky draw for more gifts including gold worth over 7,500 THB.
Congratulations to all the couples and remember if you want to celebrate your honeymoon in style then you can book a 5 Star Marine Phuket private boat tour.
Best Island destination for families
There are 100’s of islands to visit in Phang Nga Bay, Phi Phi and Krabi, BUT what are some of the best to visit for families.
The close by Khai islands day trip is very good for families.
The Khai Islands is made up of 3 separate islands:
Each of the three Islands offers something slightly different for you to experience; Khai Nai offers clear, shallow water and snorkelling which is perfect for families with young children. Khai Nau is also an excellent spot for some snorkelling right off the boat, and has a great variety of coral and marine life to explore. Finally, Khai Nok has some good off the beach snorkelling and offers you the opportunity to relax on the beach.
Accessible in only 15 to 20 minutes from the 5 Star Marine pier at Boat Lagoon.
Coral Island, also known locally as Koh He, is an easy and family friendly day-trip destination from Phuket.
This beautiful island has 2 main beaches (Long Beach and Banana Beach), where you can find a handful of restaurants, enjoy a few different snorkelling spots or just relax on its sandy beaches.
At Long Beach, you can rent a canoe and explore or just relax at one of the restaurants on the white sandy beach. Just around the island, Banana Beach Club serves a good selection of dishes, plus offers massages, canoes and plenty of Instagram-worthy set ups. You can enjoy some decent snorkelling from the shore there also. It is both kid and adult friendly with big loungers, tables in the shade and fun areas to explore for all.
You can also combine this tour with an afternoon stop at Mai Ton on the way back to try your luck spotting the dolphins there.
Shaun is the Co-Owner and Founder of 5 Star Marine Phuket. After visiting Phuket for a holiday he never left and over 13 years later he calls Phuket home with his wife and kids. Shaun is passionate about Phuket and the Islands surrounding Phuket and loves helping fellow travellers explore.