Stunning Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi has been a picture of overtourism run amok, with dozens of boats clogging the bay and up to 5,000 visitors trampling over its powder-white sands daily. In an effort to restore this once-pristine jewel of the Andaman, the Thai authorities took the extreme step
Maya Bay is one of the most spectacular sights in Thailand, with its white-sand beach, soaring cliffs and clear turquoise waters. Found in the Phi Phi island archipelago about an hour by speedboat from Phuket, Maya Bay was the paradise found for Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2000 movie “The Beach”.
I remember the first time I ever stepped foot on Laem Singh Beach, a tiny cove of soft golden sands found down a hillside path on a cape between Kamala and Surin beaches. It was 1999, and I had arrived to Phuket just a few weeks before. I hadn't landed
Well, I guess the secret is out now. Phuket has some great places to eat! Michelin, the influential dining guide, is now set to cover the Phuket scene. It will release a new guide for the island and neighbouring Phang Nga province in late 2018. It will be interesting to see
The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, in collaboration with JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and its partners, will be hosting the 9th annual Mai Khao Marine Turtles Release Ceremony, which is scheduled during the Songkran Festival on April 13, from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm. Furthermore, the Mai Khao
It's sad but true, but when people think of tourism in Thailand an image that often comes to mind is one of raunchy drunken nights and cheap sex. Cleaning up Thailand's reputation as a sex tourism destination is an uphill battle for local officials and hospitality operators keen to present
Toilet tales and travails. Many a travel story has been animated by a vivid memory of a public toilet from hell. The filthy toilet bowl. The broken seat. The complete lack of toilet paper, spray or washing up facilities. The panic of rushing to the nearest toilet to relieve a