The ultimate insider’s guide to some of Phuket’s best businesses and services.

Phuket is choc-a-block with businesses and it’s often hard to know where you will be getting the best/worst deal.

After having lived on the island for over 30 years we have created a list of businesses that we think offer great value.Some of these businesses are already well known but others are hidden gems that mostly only the locals know about.

There are of course many other businesses that are very good,these below are just the ones that we know about and like.

If you haven’t found what you are looking for or need any additional information you can contact us.

N.B the below list is not in any particular order.

1.Organic Lover.

Supplier of a wide range of high quality certified organic products.The owner speaks English perfectly.

Location : near Phuket Zoo(see website).

2.Freedom Boardsports.

Provider of quality surfboards ,bodyboards, stand up paddle boards(SUP’s),wakeboards, waterskis, surf rescue boards and a wide range of related hardware and accessories.

Location : near Land and House ( see website)

3.Organic Thai Cooking.

Phuket Thai cooking class – since 2009, learn to cook some of Thailand’s most delicious dishes,high quality small cooking classes with a very experienced teacher in the nice surroundings of a tropical garden.

Location : Rawai (see website)

Tel : 076288258 or 0899701797 or 0980165456.

The most detailed and comprehensive website with just about everything you need to know about Phuket and it’s surroundings : travel information,thai cooking, property, hotels, what’s on, activities, directory, restaurants , news and lots more.

5.Fix It.

Computer repair shop.

Location : On the basement floor of the Big C near Central Festival.

Tel : 0946455461

6.Internations Phuket.

Join an expat community in Phuket, a good way to meet people and make new friends, Phuket has a large expat community.

7. Phuket Pals.

Small high quality international school that offers the GED(General Education Development)program, provides tailored home school programs and tutors for IGCSE,A Level, IB, TOEIC, IELTS, TOEFL and SAT.

Location : Kathu (see website).


If you want to go backpacking around the world then this is the site to visit.A lot of information about hostels worldwide and about the activities that backpackers can do at these locations.

9.Sieng : Contractor and Builder.

Can do small jobs and with his team big complicated ones.

Tel : 0837509684

10.South Island Homecare

Assisted living in Thailand – they provide a wide range of services to enable you to independently and comfortably continue living in the home you know and love. For those in need of a little extra care they also provide a home for assisted living.

Location : Rawai(see website).

Tel : 076288258 or 0899701797 or 0980165456


Valuable and helpful tourist and expat online information about Phuket and Thailand in general.


A luxury travel agency, luxury travel, honeymoons, ski holidays, adventure travel, conference/events and special interest groups.

13.Siam Real Estate.

A Real Estate company with over 4000 property listings, new property developments, houses, villas, condos, apartments, land plots and long term holiday villa rentals in Phuket, Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Krabi and Chiang Mai.

Location : Rawai (see website).


Travel agency offering trips to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.


Medium end –

Happy Tooth Dental Clinic.

Location : near Chalong roundabout.

Tel : 076281414

High end –

Bangkok Hospital.

Location : Phuket town(see website).

16.Wayne’s World Phuket.

Provider of a large range of new and used marine hardware. For sale and trading.

Location : near boat lagoon(see website).

17.Doctor Chusak.

A good clinic.

Location : Kata Center.

Tel : 076330115

18.Abu Fishing and Tour.

Facebook – Abu Fishing Tours Phuket.

Shop with a very wide range of fishing gear, they also have fishing tours.

Location : near Boat Lagoon and Wayne’s World.

Tel : 076-353858 or 0954219450

19.Car Repair.

Banharn Garage.

Garage with honest workmen who do a good job for a very reasonable price.

Location : next to Andaman Kayak, Pantep Soi 3.

Tel : 076220838,0815976505

20.Car Accessories.

A wide range of car accessories for reasonable prices, they now also have a bunch of caravans.

Location : Chalemprakeat Rd(see website)

21.Insurance – Phuket Consult.

They offer the leading insurance brands.

Location : Rawai(see website).

22.Gold Shop.

The only gold shop in Phuket that sells bigger pieces of gold.

Location : Phuket Town, Montri Rd.

Tel : 076219571,0887661358.

23.Peach Tailor.

Location : Patong (see website).

24.International Law office

Work permits, visas, contracts, wills,legal advice etc. Sam the owner has been in Phuket for over 30 years and is a nice helpful guy.

Location : Patong and Phuket Town (see website).

25.Phuket Fiberglass.

Fiberglass work on boats plus epoxy, resin and other boat repair articles for sale, good prices and quality work.

Location : Koh Sireh island, after crossing the Phuket town/koh sireh bridge go 1.3 kilometers, it’s on your right.

Tel : 076-614239

26.Second hand shop – Japan Life Center.

A very large range of second hand products from Japan.

Location : near Land and House.

Tel : 06-36316788


High End –

Bangkok Hospital –

Medium/Low End –

Mission Hospital –

Low End –

Vachira Phuket Hospital –

N.B The lower end hospitals have some of the same doctors that the higher end hospitals have, but waiting times are longer as the doctor in question only comes a number of times per week.

An online forum by expats for expats. A huge variety of subjects are discussed both about Thailand and what’s going on in the world.If you have any questions about Thailand then they will likely be answered on this forum.

29.Big international schools.

Head Start – English national curriculum – IGCSE and A Levels.

British International School – IGCSE followed by IB.

United World College – IB.

30.Good supermarkets with a wide selection of international products.

Villa Market

Locations : Boat Lagoon, Bang Tao, Cherng Talay and Chalong.

Tops Supermarket

Location :  Central Festival.

31.Second hand bookshops

Location : Phanga Rd, Phuket Town

32.Facebook – items for sale/item for sale/Phuket online market

If you want to sell or buy something second hand then this is the place to go to. Also, a huge range of houses, villas,

condos, etc. which are for rent or sale are shown. If you are looking to rent out your place then this is the place to do it. Phuket.

All matters concerning the ex-pat community in Phuket. They provide services such as health insurance, movers, financial advice, travel insurance, airline tickets, classifieds, jobs, housing, and a forum.