Sign up now for our News Alert emails and the latest breaking news plus new features.
Click to subscribe
Existing subscribers can unsubscribe here
Phuket named 'City of Gastronomy' by Unesco.
Phuket is now a member of the Unesco Creati...
Full Comment >>
Restaurants of the Years Phuketwan has reviewed some of the best-value eating on the holiday island down the years and we're pleased to say all the top restaurants are still in good shape.
Latest An idea from the Prime Minister will become reality when the Thailand Yacht Show launches with its inaugural display at Ao Po Grand Marina on Phuket in February 2016.
Latest The annual Patong Festival marks the opening of the high season for Phuket. With a budget this year of five million baht and seafood the highlight, fun is to be expected from November 1-3.
Latest Phuket's spectacular vegetarian festival is underway and streets are lined with food stalls. The concept behind the festival requires an understanding of local traditions.
Latest The King's Cup Regatta is coming again in December with the sailors and their families likely to boost tourism yet again while racing takes place off Kata.
By Bay Regatta media release
Latest The Bay regatta takes the show on the road, or at least the marine equivalent, with overnight stops at some of the nicest parts of the Phuket neighborhood. More »
By Phuket Yacht Show media release
Latest The yacht exhibition planned to open on Phuket next month is being postponed as redevelopment work on a marina continues. More »
Restaurant of the year 2014 Discovering the Poudam (Black Crab) restaurant means we no longer hurry back to Phuket - we always plan trips to have a meal here along the way. More »
Dining Review Ella is actually far too classy for Patong but that's the beauty of a place that understands where you've been and what you need next: an all day breakfast. More »
By Alan Morison
Resort of the Year 2014 Remodelled and now open under the Anantara brand, the natural delights of Layan are sure to win over people seeking a secluded escape. More »
Restaurant Review Restaurants at good prices are hard to find on Phuket's west coast but a friend helped out and the advice proved excellent. Ab-Zab covers the A-Z of good dining by the coast. More »
Latest Events being held in and around Phuket to mark the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami on December 26 will be updated here as the commemoration nears. More »
By Phuketwan Reporter
Latest Thailand's Tourism and Sports Minister and good feedback indicate that Phuket could possibly double up in about three years as host to the First World Beach Games. More »
By Phuket Amcham Ibap media release
Meeting Coming up is an Amcham/Ibap gathering designed to put Phuket's reviled dolphinarium in perspective and seek answers to the holiday island's relationship to the sea. More »
Latest Bursts of color in the night sky marked the grand occasion as Phuket and Thailand officially celebrated the beginning of the Asian beach Games 2014. More »