There are a lot of over-priced trinkets being pushed by the touts of Phuket, but this large shop in near the Ao Chalong Circle has a wide variety of great souvenirs that won't cost you the earth. Items on sale come in all shapes and sizes, with everything from little wooden tuk tuks and fish-shaped pen holders to traditional Thai triangular pillows that are both comfortable and decorative additions to your lounge back home. As the name implies, Phuket Souvenir and Seashell has plenty of ornate seashells on offer as well - just be sure not to store them in your checked baggage as both you and the shells will likely be crushed when you arrive home. - Martin English
Bangla Road or Thanon Bangla can be easily counted as one of the most popular sites of Phuket. While the main road is itself buzzing with activity around the clock, it also features a number of small streets dotted with bars, clubs and ping pong venues. These narrow roads known as Soi's are entertainment hubs in their own. As dusk sets in, Bangla shuts down for cars and transforms into a go-to fun destination for tourists. On many nights, the road also plays venue to street acts much to the revelers' delight.
If you'd like to compliment your trip to Phuket with some fine wine, head on over to Wine Connection. Situated around five minutes drive from the Chalong Circle, the Wine Connection boasts a range of wines imported from locations the world over, including Italy, Australia, Chile, Germany, Spain and France. The price, per bottle, ranges on average from BHT400 to BHT1500. They also stock a range of homemade breads and pastries, which you can either take away, or enjoy in the dining section of this specialty store. In case you feel hungry, Wine Connection pampers your taste buds with scrumptious European delights that you can enjoy in its warm and cozy interiors.
Chandra Boutique on the picturesque Surin Beach caters to an eclectic clientele of locals as well as tourists hoping in to explore the island at their own pace. The store features an exhilarating collection of beach apparel, lounge wear, summer outfits and trendy accessories. Dana and Barak personally curate the store's merchandise that appeals to Phuket's social animals as well as those who wish to soak in some sunshine by the azure waters of the island.
Situated on the busy Srisoonthorn Road, Lemngrass House is a treasure trove of beauty and wellness products made from high-grade ingredients. The store occupies a large shipping canister with the name 'Lemongrass House' engraved on the front side. Be it essential oils, soothing room fragrances, body scrubs, chemical-free soaps or organic teas, you can find them all here. The owner Bobby Duchowny is an aromatherapy expert and he brings in his own expertise in formulating all the products sold here.
Instyle Fashion is a designer boutique specialized in customizing sophisticated attires for both men and women. Being a custom tailor, you can rely on them for unique designs, excellent fabrics, and a perfect fit. There are a variety of international fabrics available including Thai Silk. The professional tailors are adept at creating designer jackets, overcoats, trousers, and shirts for men. Whereas, varieties of ladies-wear include custom-made suits, coats, blouses, and dresses.
First established in 1980, this is one of the foremost tailors on Phuket Island. Characterized by high quality workmanship, prompt delivery and a wide choice of fabrics, this business really has earned its reputation as a tailoring establishment of distinction. Easy to find on Patong's Beach Road, the shop is an ideal place for a well-tailored outfit. Suits are made quickly and high quality fabrics are also available.
This is Phuket's leading supplier of completely custom-made, neoprene wetsuits for the scuba diver. They specialize in fitting their wetsuits to your particular body shape within 24 hours. There are a wide range of colors and styles to choose from, and every kind of diving and snorkeling aid imaginable. Hotwave Wetsuits is popular with dive companies as well as individuals. Indicative prices include ready-made lycra suits and full wet suits. Payment must be made in advance. Shipment is possible.
This busy shop offers the perfect souvenir to remember your holiday in Thailand. Small but full to the rafters with typical Thai handicrafts; here you will find ornate cutlery and hand-crafted ornaments. There are also Buddha images and other wooden statues, chains, delicate beads, fabrics and intricately designed unique pieces of furniture. Shipping can be arranged to any place in the world and friendly staff is always on hand to advise you on your purchases.