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Phuket Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Phuket Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Phuket (pronounced as Pu-ket) is the perfect cabin crew layover destination in Southeast Asia for lovers of the sun, sand and sea. Wondering what to do in your next Phuket Layover? Whether you are up for an adventure into the clear waters of Andaman Sea, or a quirky nightlife along the drinking streets, fun can never run out in this tropical city of wonders.
So Scotty, beam us to Phuket.

What to do in Phuket for 24h – 48h?

Getting Around

Public land transports – tuktuk, taxi or bus – run around the city 24/7 starting at THB 100. Consider yourself lucky if you stay in Patong area or Phuket Town because getting around is easy by foot. (WOC Tip: Download Grab <- their Uber alternative)

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Sea trips via ferry start at Rassada Pier in Phuket Town, heading to its neighboring islands. Book in advance and come early to get the best seats!

Phi Phi Island

• Phuket – Phi Phi Island
Dep. 08.30 – Arr. 10.00 hrs.
Dep. 13.30 – Arr. 15.00 hrs.

• Phi Phi Island – Phuket
Dep. 09.00 – Arr. 11.00 hrs.
Dep. 14.30 – Arr. 16.00 hrs.
Ao Nang (Krabi)

• Phuket – Ao Nang
Dep. 08.30 – Arr. 10.30 hrs.

• Ao Nang – Phuket
Dep. 15.00 – Arr. 17.15 hrs.
Koh Lanta (Lanta Island via Ao Nang; only from November to April)

• Phuket – Koh Lanta
Dep. 08.30 – Arr. 12.45 hrs.

• Koh Lanta – Phuket
Dep. 08.30 – Arr. 12.30 hrs.

Meanwhile, chartered private rides via speedboat start at THB 26,000 (maximum 12 pax). View the full list of price here.
(WOC Tip: Check the schedule or you’ll miss it!)

Food

The streets are packed with good food, we know that. But behold, the best of the best underrated restaurants every traveler should not miss are:

Kopi de Phuket

Location: 61 Phuket Rd. Amphoe Muang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
Opens daily, 11:00AM – 9:00PM
The experience: 100 types of traditional, ancient and indigenous Thai snacks and drinks are served here. Locals and tourists love this place because it’s also priced reasonably with amazing service.

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Chok Chai Dim Sum

Location: Amphoe Muang Phuket
Open daily, 4:00AM – 12:00PM
The experience: Got an appetite for dim sum? Don’t waste a minute and experience a filling after party like no other.

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Night Market

Get your wallets in action amidst the bustling scene of Thailand’s night markets. Talk about shopping, eating, bargaining and these magic words: “Lot noi mak!” (Translation: discount, please?)

• Phuket Night Market – Old Town

Opens on Sundays, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Locate it at Mueang Phuket District

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• Malin Plaza

Opens daily, from 2:00pm to 12:00midnight
Locate it at Patong, Kathu District

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Wellness

Reward yourself with the best of comfort and convenience along these top-rated spas in Phuket.

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• Spa Burasari

Location: Burasari Resort, 18/110 Ruamjai Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket
The experience: They offer the best spa massage and special treatment fit for royalty. Repair your tired body through +66 76 291 291.

• Oasis Spa Turquoise Cove

Location: 71/10 Moo 5 Soi FantaSea, Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120 , Thailand
The experience: Look and feel younger with the array of therapies they offer. Book your treatment through +66 76 337 777.

Tours in Phuket

Every cabin crew knows that time is of the essence. Booking your tours is the easiest option for a relaxed visit either on the shores, mountains, jungles or capes of the island.

• Island Hopping

Destinations: Phi Phi Island, Maya Beach, Monkey Bay, James Bond Island
Value Deal: THB 1,000 per person
WOC Tip: Speed boats are relatively more expensive, quicker and less crowded than ferries. Transportation costs from your accommodation to and from the bay may vary, so travelling in groups with other flight attendants is the wisest move.

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• Phuket City Tour

Destinations: Cape views, Big Buddha, Temples
Value Deal: THB 1,000 per person
WOC Tip: Best to take it in the afternoon – right in time for that lovely sunset view.

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• Adventure Tours

Destinations: Elephant Trekking, Jungle Rappelling
Value Deal: THB 3,500 per person
WOC Tip: Not for the loners!

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Photo credit: Phuket.com

Accommodation in Phuket

Thai hospitality is graciously incomparable – from hotels (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g293920-Phuket-Hotels.html) to B&B guest houses, expect to be welcomed with kindness and generosity.

• The Tint at Phuket Town

The Experience: Amazing service, central location, only in Thailand
Book your stay through http://www.thetintphuket.com/

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• Lovely Rest / Wonderful Poolhouse

The experience: Owned by former hoteliers, so you can get the best value for money with its facilities and services

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Photo credit: Lonely Planet

• Akyra Beach Club

The experience: Away from the busy streets, flight attendants can get 10% discount on the hotel’s best available rates through the World of Crew app.

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Flight Attendants discounts in Thailand

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals exclusively available for cabin crew in Phuket. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during you layover!

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Any cool experiences to share in Phuket?

Hope you enjoy your layover in Phuket, and if you have any special layover tips for Phuket that you would like to share with us and other fellow cabin crew then let us know in comments.

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