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Phuket

Your Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Phuket

Best Areas to stay in Phuket - Sri Panwa Resort - Baba Nest | Hello Raya Blog

Phuket is a big island. It can take about 1 hour to drive from the top of the island to the bottom of the island, and so picking the best areas to stay in Phuket is important. Plus every area is quite different so where you stay on the island really depends what type of […] Read more…

12 Epic Places Not to Be Missed in Thailand (South Thailand)

Koh Phi Phi | Places to Visit in Thailand | Travel in Thailand | Hello Raya Blog

So our journey through Thailand continues, with this next instalment of my list of 12 must-visit places in Thailand. In part A, we took you to all the places in northern and central Thailand that you shouldn’t miss. This time, we show more places to visit in Thailand that are located in the southern part of the country. […] Read more…

A Rum Experience at the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

Enjoying a Mojito | Chalong Bay Rum Distillery in Phuket Thailand | Hello Raya Blog

When I used to think of Phuket, I would picture turquoise blue water, lush green nature, and delicious Thai food. Rum was not the first thing that comes to mind. But that has all changed since visiting the Chalong Bay Rum distillery in Phuket Thailand. Using only locally grown sugar cane, the Chalong Bay Rum […] Read more…

Villa Living at the Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa, Kamala Beach (Phuket)

Our Private Pool | Ayara Kamala Resort | Hello Raya Blog

You’re on a tropical island. Beautiful beaches surround. Lush greenery fills the cliff tops.  And in front of you are stunning views over the Andaman Sea. SawadeeKrap and welcome to the Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa (Ayara Kamala), at Kamala Beach in Phuket. There are so many different reasons why you should visit Phuket, from […] Read more…

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Phuket (Thailand)

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Phuket | Hello Raya Blog

Phuket is a popular place to visit in Thailand. But I have also found that Phuket is often misunderstood. When I tell some of my friends that I am planning a trip to Phuket, I’d receive mixed reactions ranging from “lucky!” to “Why would you go there?” Like anywhere in this world, Phuket is not […] Read more…

Tropical Luxury at the Mövenpick Resort Karon Beach (Phuket)

Picture this. A long stretch of white sandy beach set against sparkling turquoise water. Happy hour cocktails while watching the sun drop into the Andaman Sea. Traditional Thai hospitality with a splash of tropical luxury. Sound like your perfect holiday? Well pack your bags, we’re heading to the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach in Phuket. It’s […] Read more…

Gourmet Dining at the Boathouse Phuket

Boathouse Wine & Grill Phuket | Hello Raya Blog

If you are a foodie and/or wine connoisseur, and you are in Phuket, then the award-winning Boathouse Phuket needs to be on your list of places to eat. Conveniently located right on Kata Beach, the Boathouse Wine & Grill is a charming nautical themed restaurant, serving up French and Thai dishes. The Boathouse Phuket is famously known […] Read more…

Sailing Holidays – Phuket (Thailand)

Catamaran Phuket | Sailing Holidays | Hello Raya Blog

You know those postcard quality photos you see of people swimming in turquoise water? Or those photos of these beautiful boats sailing through the islands of Phuket? In my latest adventure, I got to live that postcard dream, and I’ll show you how it can become a reality for you. After months… ok correction, years…of […] Read more…

Checking-In: Sri Panwa Resort (Phuket)

Baba Poolclub | Sri Panwa Resort | Hello Raya Blog

Imagine this for a moment. You are surrounded by 40 acres of lush greenery, breathtaking views as far as the eye can see and unrivalled 5-star service at your beck and call. Welcome to Sri Panwa Resort on Panwa Beach, Phuket. Upon your arrival, don’t mistake the scenery before you for a postcard. This resort […] Read more…