Chalong Bay The Most Convenient Place to Stay For Your Phuket Scuba Diving Holiday
Where to stay in Phuket can be a bit of a headache, there’s plenty of beach resorts. If you’re coming to Phuket mainly for diving day tours then Chalong is the best area to stay. All of the day tours leave from Chalong Pier so you’ll cut your daily travel time significantly. Although getting to the pier from the main tourist areas of Patong, Kata or Karon doesn’t take too long there are days when the traffic is particular bad or one of the divers sharing your minibus decides to have a bit a of a lie in… in can then take up to an hour.
There’s plenty of good restaurants and bars on the pier road itself, so you can be happily quenching your thirst after a good days diving while the others on the trip are staring at traffic through the minibus window. There’s great Thai, Italian, Indian and French restaurants all within 1Km of Chalong Pier and usually not as busy as the restaurants in the resorts a bit further North.
When you have a break from the scuba diving you can visit some of Phuket’s best beaches again without the usual crowds. The stunning Nai Harn, Yanui and Ao Sane beaches are all just a short ride away from Chalong. Some of the most popular attractions on the island – the Big Buddha and the beautiful Wat Chalong (a buddhist temple) are also close by.
Finding a hotel won’t be a problem and every budget is catered for in the south of the island or if you’re here for an extended stay you can rent your own villa for a fraction of the cost in the major resorts. Of course if you prefer the more lively beach resorts then not to worry. We pick up free of charge from Patong, Kamala, Karon and Kata. If you’re unsure then please just ask.
Here you can choose from a selection of villas in Rawai, Phuket, 2 km southern to Chalong Circle: Rawai Villas
If you would like any advice on what to do or were to stay then contact our team at Local Dive Thailand
Posted in Phuket Sights & Fun on .