Phuket road tripping

Off we go! Eventhough we had been to our Phuket timeshare apartment a couple of times, we had never ridden on a scooter, cycled, nor driven ourselves. Always getting on locally organized tours. Lazing by the beach or pool. Well it’s time to change the playbook.

While it is true we cannot drive our own boat (who knows?), for our week plus stay this year we will be renting a car for 4½ days to swing through the resort island independently. It costs approximately 1,300 baht/day to rent a Toyota Vios for this intended road trip. Let you know how this works out later in the week, provided free wifi is available and working well LOL.

Remember we said we were intent on downloading Google drive maps onto our phones in this post? This is an example of a plan for a day’s drive round some of the main sights of Phuket :

Can’t wait to get started on the road!

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

12 thoughts on “Phuket road tripping”

  1. How exciting! Have a fabulous time in Phuket! I’ve actually never driven abroad myself but I know how much extra independence it gives you to explore so many different areas at your own pace. Have a great trip!

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  2. Have a lovely time 🙂 I’ve been to Thailand a few times. Mostly Bangkok, Hua Hin and dare I saw Pattaya (a friend owns a condo there). I even did some Muay Thai training in Phuket, that was a tough experience!

    I always rent a scooter outside of Bangkok. I really love the sense of freedom to go where you want on any given day. I think renting a car should be great for getting around Phuket. I found riding the scooter pretty safe in Thailand despite the scare mongering on some websites / forums. In fact I felt safer in Thailand than I do on a motorbike in London.

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      1. Oh no, I wouldn’t do scooter in BKK, sorry I meant I use scooter outside of BKK only. You are right , I use BTS normally and I’ve dabbled in the buses (I posted some photos in a blog post earlier this year). I sometimes use the motorbike taxi in BKK, but honestly I think it’s pretty risky as no helmet and no control and some of the driver are a bit too reckless.

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        1. Yep and the traffic, wow it’s kindof taking big risks since we foreigners won’t know how to respond as fast. The local scooter riders seem to react so fast to avoid collisions! Dun think we’ll ever be able to do that.

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