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.
N.B the below list is not in any particular order.
Supplier of a wide range of high quality certified organic products.
Location : near Phuket Zoo(see website).
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.
cooking class Phuket – learn to cook some of Thailand’s most delicious dishes surrounded by 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, property, hotels, what’s on, activities, directory, restaurants , news and lots more.
Computer repair shop.
Location : On the basement floor of the Big C near Central Festival.
Tel : 0946455461
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 –
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).
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
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
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).
The only gold shop in Phuket that sells bigger pieces of gold.
Location : Phuket Town, Montri Rd.
Tel : 076219571,0887661358.
Location : Patong (see website).
24.International Law office
Work permits, visas, contracts, wills 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).
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 – phukethospital.com
Medium/Low End –
Mission Hospital – missionhospitalphuket.com
Low End –
Vachira Phuket Hospital – vachiraphuket.go.th
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.
Locations : Boat Lagoon, Bang Tao, Cherng Talay and Chalong.
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.
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.