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GET DIRECTIONS ASIA


Get Directions Asia is a collaboration between friends who have been living in Phuket, Thailand for over 10 years each. We all have our own favourite beaches, restaurants, activities and places to hang out, but at the end of the day we all love living and working here. The idea behind the project is to involve more people in the future in order to be able to share different experiences with travelers visiting Asia.

As a start we will focus on adding more destinations in Thailand before exploring different countries, but our main goal will always remain the same - to offer a good variation between featured and personal content and experiences.

The site offers small city guides to the different cities, towns and beaches, while the blog is used to offer insight info on things we think are worthwile to highlight.

The listings include local businesses so you can have a quick look on what they have to offer and visit their social profiles for more info.

The website is mobile friendly, so you can visit us any time.

We hope you enjoy your stay!

LATEST REVIEWS


ANGUS O'TOOL'S IRISH PUB, RESTAURANT AND GUESTHOUSE

ANGUS O'TOOL'S IRISH PUB, RESTAURANT AND GUESTHOUSE

Located just a hop, skip and a jump from Karon Beach, Angus O’Tool’s Irish Pub, Restaurant and Guesthouse has been going strong since December 2003. A popular favorite on the island, Angus O’Tool’s boasts a traditional Irish pub setting in a tropical island atmosphere. Well known for its Sunday Roast and Chef’s Daily Specials, Angus O’Tool’s is the only Irish pub located in-between Phuket Town and Patong.

Featuring popular favorites Guinness, Kilkenny, Heineken and Kopparberg, the pub has a wide variety of draught beer and ales on tap, as well as bottled beers, ciders, wines, special coffees, and premium spirits & liquors of which custom cocktails can be created upon request.

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THE BELL POOL VILLA RESORT PHUKET

THE BELL POOL VILLA RESORT PHUKET

The team at Get Directions Asia recently had the privilege of spending a relaxing weekend at The Bell Pool Villa Resort, and were blown away by not only the luxury of the resort but also the warmth of the staff and true hospitality that was lavished upon us. It was a wonderful weekend, and one our entire team highly recommends to anyone looking for a fabulous place to stay in Phuket.

Located in Kamala, The Bell Pool Villa Resort offers a serene and private escape for couples, friends and families. Tucked amongst coconut palms and well-maintained gardens, it is a luxury resort destination which offers private pool villas which range from one to four bedrooms. The location of the property and the sheer luxuriousness of the resort raise the bar for pool villa resort complexes in Phuket.

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DESTINATIONS


THAILAND

For centuries, Thailand has been a destination of choice attracting travellers from across the globe to explore its charm. Thailand’s diversity of activities and things to do is always worth being somewhere on your bucket list no matter what you are looking for; the beautiful art and culture, quite nature retreat, crazy nightlife, luxury getaway, or even shopping extravaganza.
Thailand aka Siam - the ancient name of the country, has a long and interesting history of more than 700 years under four different kingdoms of monarchy - Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Thonburi and the current (constitutional monarchy) Rattanakosin.
The nation, with about 68 million population, 77 provinces and covering 513,120 square kilometres, has developed to a newly industrial country and a major exporter in the 90s. Its economy leading factors are manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.
Thailand can be divided into six regions, all with their own attractions; North, South, Central, East and North East (Isan) and West. They are connected to other neighbourhood countries including Laos and Myanmar from the North, Laos and Cambodia from the East while the South is connected to the Gulf of Thailand on the East Coast, the Andaman Sea on the West Coast and Malaysia can be reached by crossing the southern border. The different geography and culture of each part result in its distinctiveness.

KHAO SOK

Surat Thani

RICE FARMERS

Ayutthaya

WHITE TEMPLE

Chiang Rai

EXPLORE THAILAND

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CITY GUIDES


PHUKET

Phuket has a rich and diverse history that dates as far back as the 1st century when Phuket Town was founded by Indian Merchants. The name Phuket is said to be a derivative of the Malay word, bukit, which means ‘hill’ and is a reference to the island’s appearance from a distance. However, other sources claim it was formed from the Thai words for ‘mountain’ and ‘jewel’, being phu and ket respectively.
Prior to this, Phuket was called ‘Jung Ceylon’, a reference that is evident on historic European navigational charts and an alteration of the Malay Tanjung Salang words for ‘Cape Salang’. Later, it was called ‘Thalang’, a name that still remains in one of the island’s districts before finally settling on the name it is known as today.
Phuket’s idyllic position along a major maritime trade route, as well as its valuable natural raw materials such as tin, gained the attention of a number of nations in the past.

SURFING

Surin Beach

PROMTHEP CAPE

Nai Harn

WAT CHALONG

Chalong

EXPLORE PHUKET

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LATEST STORIES


Our Blog Stories feature our favourite places, news we gather and share, attractions we feel are top notch and all of those must visit spots, events and festivals. We offer loads of tips to keep you up-to-date on the current happenings, including what we feel is hot and what we feel is not. Find out what to do as families, what to do when it rains, upcoming events and so much more.

Activities

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  • THE PLAZA SURIN
  • ATSUMI HEALING
  • TURTLE VILLAGE SHOPS & CUISINE
  • TIGER MUAY THAI
  • THE PLAZA SURIN

    THE PLAZA SURIN

    Located in the Surin Beach neighbourhood, The Plaza Surin offers an upscale, boutique shopping and fine dining experience in Phuket.

    Twelve distinctive stores make up The Plaza Surin. Each store offers one-of-a-kind, unique items that are sophisticated, classy and fashionable. The market here is definitely high end, however, the stores are home to fantastic finds.

    Read more

  • ATSUMI HEALING

    ATSUMI HEALING

    Tucked away in the Rawai/Nai Harn neighbourhood and surrounded by tropical gardens, Atsumi Healing is Phuket's original detox and healing centre. Atsumi Healing offers a wide range of detox & fasting programs, yoga classes & retreats as well as activities and therapies.

    The on-site spa at Atsumi Healing is top notch with skilled therapists. An added touch is that the spa uses local, natural products to enhance the holistic feeling of the various treatments and therapies on the spa menu.

    Read more

  • TURTLE VILLAGE SHOPS & CUISINE

    TURTLE VILLAGE SHOPS & CUISINE

    Located just a short walk from Anantara Resort and JW Marriott Phuket, Turtle Village Shops & Cuisine brings upscale shopping choices and unique dining options to the Mai Khao Beach area. 

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  • TIGER MUAY THAI

    TIGER MUAY THAI

    Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp is Phuket's legendary training camp specializing in Muay Thai, MMA, fitness, BJJ, yoga and much more. This training camp is the stuff that legends are made of and it is one of the most famous not only on the island of Phuket, but also around the world. Located on Phuket's famed "Fighter's Street" of Soi Taied, Tiger Muay Thai is the most dedicated training gym on the island as well as the place where the "big boys and girls" come to play.

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Attractions

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  • Chalong Temple (Wat Chalong)
  • KHAO RANG HILL
  • KARON VIEWPOINT
  • BIG BUDDHA
  • Chalong Temple (Wat Chalong)

    Chalong Temple (Wat Chalong)

    The most famous of all of Phuket’s Buddhist temples, Wat Chalong was built at the very beginning of the 19th century. The temple’s grounds are expansive and well-manicured, and on any given day are buzzing with locals, Thai tourists and international tourists.

    Of the 29 Buddhist temples in Phuket, Wat Chalong is the most important. Locals and Thai tourists come here to pray, make merit and pay their respects to the several revered monks who founded the temple. International tourists often come to admire the architecture and sheer beauty of the temple.

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  • KHAO RANG HILL

    KHAO RANG HILL

    Popular with locals, expats and tourists, Khao Rang Hill is Phuket Town’s beloved gem. Located on the north side of Phuket Town, the hilltop offers grand views over the town, as well as the south of the island and the coast’s neighboring islands.

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  • KARON VIEWPOINT

    KARON VIEWPOINT

    Known to local Thais as “Khao Saam Haad” (Three Beaches Hill), the Karon Viewpoint showcases stellar views of the 8 kilometer stretch of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches as well panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. The Karon Viewpoint is just south of Kata Noi Beach, located on the mountain shortcut road from Kata to Nai Harn.

    The viewpoint is a bit of a hot spot. It is busy most days of the year, and is a staple on many Phuket package tour itineraries.

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  • BIG BUDDHA

    BIG BUDDHA

    Located in Chalong, the Big Buddha can be found at the top of the Nakkerd Hills. The attraction is hard to miss as it is a 45 meter tall white marble statue that commands attention from most points in the southern part of the island. To be honest, the statue is absolutely massive.

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Eat & Drink

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  • ANGUS O'TOOL'S IRISH PUB, RESTAURANT AND GUESTHOUSE
  • SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH AT TRISARA
  • SUNDAY ROAST AT TWO CHEFS
  • SUNDAY BRUNCH AT METZO'S
  • ANGUS O'TOOL'S IRISH PUB, RESTAURANT AND GUESTHOUSE

    ANGUS O'TOOL'S IRISH PUB, RESTAURANT AND GUESTHOUSE

    Located just a hop, skip and a jump from Karon Beach, Angus O’Tool’s Irish Pub, Restaurant and Guesthouse has been going strong since December 2003. A popular favorite on the island, Angus O’Tool’s boasts a traditional Irish pub setting in a tropical island atmosphere. Well known for its Sunday Roast and Chef’s Daily Specials, Angus O’Tool’s is the only Irish pub located in-between Phuket Town and Patong.

    Featuring popular favorites Guinness, Kilkenny, Heineken and Kopparberg, the pub has a wide variety of draught beer and ales on tap, as well as bottled beers, ciders, wines, special coffees, and premium spirits & liquors of which custom cocktails can be created upon request.

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  • SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH AT TRISARA

    SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH AT TRISARA

    Without a doubt one of Phuket's most elegant resorts, Trisara hosts a Sunday brunch to match. The Sunday Jazz Brunch has become an icon around the island and is one of Phuket's must-try brunches for both those living here and those here on holiday.

    The Sunday Jazz Brunch at Trisara is a seafood lover's dream and features the very best, fresh lobster, giant prawns and oysters as well as a varied range of barbecue items including mini-pulled pork burgers.

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  • SUNDAY ROAST AT TWO CHEFS

    SUNDAY ROAST AT TWO CHEFS

    With the motto "Come for the food, Stay for the fun," Two Chefs Bar & Grill have established themselves in a variety of locations around Phuket. Known for consistency and longevity, the restaurant chain features fantastic food, great service and many theme nights to keep locals, expats and tourists entertained.

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  • SUNDAY BRUNCH AT METZO'S

    SUNDAY BRUNCH AT METZO'S

    Metzo's Bistro & Bar is a big deal as far as restaurants go in Phuket. In 2016, the restaurant won the prestigious "Best Restaurant Within A Hotel" award at the International Hotel and Property Awards. With an industrial design and a lived-in feel, Metzo's Bistro & Bar is located in Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in the Laguna Phuket complex in the northern part of the island.

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Events & Festivals

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  • LANTERN FESTIVAL
  • LANTERN FESTIVAL

    LANTERN FESTIVAL

    Gov Chamreon Tipayapongthada held a meeting last Friday (Jan 15) where he announced the upcoming event together with V/Gov Khajornkiet Rakpanichmanee, President of Phuket Shrine Club Prasert Phagthongphol and Uthit Limsakul from Thailand Tourism Phuket Office. Gov Chamroen explained that The Lantern Festival will run from February 2ns until 22nd and is aimed at reintroducing Phuket culture and heritage to the world.

    Every government department is helping to make this event possible as we are all aware that the beginning of February is Chinese New Year. It is also the month of love as many will celebrate Valentine's Day, and on February 22, the nation will celebrate Makha Bucha Day. The whole month of February is considering a holy and happy month, he said.

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Health & Beauty

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  • ATSUMI HEALING
  • TIGER MUAY THAI
  • KAELYN YOGA
  • FX FITNESS
  • ATSUMI HEALING

    ATSUMI HEALING

    Tucked away in the Rawai/Nai Harn neighbourhood and surrounded by tropical gardens, Atsumi Healing is Phuket's original detox and healing centre. Atsumi Healing offers a wide range of detox & fasting programs, yoga classes & retreats as well as activities and therapies.

    The on-site spa at Atsumi Healing is top notch with skilled therapists. An added touch is that the spa uses local, natural products to enhance the holistic feeling of the various treatments and therapies on the spa menu.

    Read more

  • TIGER MUAY THAI

    TIGER MUAY THAI

    Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp is Phuket's legendary training camp specializing in Muay Thai, MMA, fitness, BJJ, yoga and much more. This training camp is the stuff that legends are made of and it is one of the most famous not only on the island of Phuket, but also around the world. Located on Phuket's famed "Fighter's Street" of Soi Taied, Tiger Muay Thai is the most dedicated training gym on the island as well as the place where the "big boys and girls" come to play.

    Read more

  • KAELYN YOGA

    KAELYN YOGA

    Founded by Kaelyn Barunpan, nicknamed Khun Ja, Kaelyn Yoga is located in the northern part of Phuket. A variety of yoga classes are offered, including Basic Flow, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Core & Abs. Yoga Ball is also an option, and some of the yoga classes are conducted on peaceful Nai Yang Beach. 

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  • FX FITNESS

    FX FITNESS

    The new kid on the fitness block, FX Fitness Phuket is located in Rawai. FX Fitness Phuket is a spacious, multi-purpose gym that offers a variety of fitness programs including open gym weight training, high intensity cross fit, Muay Thai strength and conditioning, private group classes and personal training needs.

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NEWS

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Nightlife

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  • ANGUS O'TOOL'S IRISH PUB, RESTAURANT AND GUESTHOUSE
  • ANGUS O'TOOL'S IRISH PUB, RESTAURANT AND GUESTHOUSE

    ANGUS O'TOOL'S IRISH PUB, RESTAURANT AND GUESTHOUSE

    Located just a hop, skip and a jump from Karon Beach, Angus O’Tool’s Irish Pub, Restaurant and Guesthouse has been going strong since December 2003. A popular favorite on the island, Angus O’Tool’s boasts a traditional Irish pub setting in a tropical island atmosphere. Well known for its Sunday Roast and Chef’s Daily Specials, Angus O’Tool’s is the only Irish pub located in-between Phuket Town and Patong.

    Featuring popular favorites Guinness, Kilkenny, Heineken and Kopparberg, the pub has a wide variety of draught beer and ales on tap, as well as bottled beers, ciders, wines, special coffees, and premium spirits & liquors of which custom cocktails can be created upon request.

    Read more

Shopping

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  • THE PLAZA SURIN
  • TURTLE VILLAGE SHOPS & CUISINE
  • PHUKET WEEKEND MARKET
  • KARON TEMPLE MARKET
  • THE PLAZA SURIN

    THE PLAZA SURIN

    Located in the Surin Beach neighbourhood, The Plaza Surin offers an upscale, boutique shopping and fine dining experience in Phuket.

    Twelve distinctive stores make up The Plaza Surin. Each store offers one-of-a-kind, unique items that are sophisticated, classy and fashionable. The market here is definitely high end, however, the stores are home to fantastic finds.

    Read more

  • TURTLE VILLAGE SHOPS & CUISINE

    TURTLE VILLAGE SHOPS & CUISINE

    Located just a short walk from Anantara Resort and JW Marriott Phuket, Turtle Village Shops & Cuisine brings upscale shopping choices and unique dining options to the Mai Khao Beach area. 

    Read more

  • PHUKET WEEKEND MARKET

    PHUKET WEEKEND MARKET

    The Phuket Weekend Market is a huge night bazaar strategically located inbetween Chaofa East and Chaofa West roads. Referred to as the Phuket Weekend Market, Naka Weekend Market, and the Chaofa Variety Market, the Thai name for the market is actually Talad Tairod, which literally translates to car boot sale.

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  • KARON TEMPLE MARKET

    KARON TEMPLE MARKET

    Located in the center of the beach town, the Karon Temple Market is a lively market similar to Phuket’s famous weekend market, but on a smaller scale. The market offers locals and expats the chance to finish the day’s shopping as the fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful. Similarly, the Karon Temple Market offers tourists the chance to experience a real slice of local life.

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RECENTLY ADDED PLACES


Our listings pages are a unique business directory featuring comprehensive information and resources with descriptions, slideshows, facilities, videos, reviews and 360° tours. Businesses and venues are divided into accommodation, activities, where to eat and drink, health and beauty, nightlife, shopping and services. Let Get Directions Asia be your guide. Enjoy!
Featured IN BALANCE SPA, NOVOTEL PHUKET VINTAGE PARK RESORT

IN BALANCE SPA, NOVOTEL PHUKET VINTAGE PARK RESORT

In Balance Spa's treatment concept is based on the principles of balancing the chakras to enhance a smooth flow of energy in the body. Natural and powerful essential oils are captured in our signature massage oils. ...

Thailand, Phuket, Kathu, Patong

Day Spas

Featured THE SQUARE RESTAURANT, NOVOTEL PHUKET VINTAGE PARK RESORT

THE SQUARE RESTAURANT, NOVOTEL PHUKET VINTAGE PARK RESORT

Discover the trilling simplicity of flavourful contemporary cuisine. At The Square restaurant, we serve freshly prepared meal, with a large choice of Asian and International specialties, a la minute cooking. Stylish ...

Thailand, Phuket, Kathu, Patong

Restaurants

Featured EPIC CHARTERS -  CATAMARANS, SAILING YACHTS AND BOATS

EPIC CHARTERS - CATAMARANS, SAILING YACHTS AND BOATS

Personalised charters on Motor and Sailing Yachts, we offer Private Charters for a range of group sizes from couples to large wedding or corporate group celebrations. Each charter is completely customised to meet ...

Thailand, Phuket, Muang, Koh Keaw

Boat and Yacht Charters

Featured SHOT LOUNGE SPORT BAR

SHOT LOUNGE SPORT BAR

Shot born from the idea of fusing together a lounge bar and a pool room enclosed in a unique soft atmosphere where you can taste our imported beers and our fine wines accompanied by mixed Thai and European cuisine.

Thailand, Phuket, Muang, Rawai

Restaurants

Featured NOVOTEL PHUKET VINTAGE PARK RESORT

NOVOTEL PHUKET VINTAGE PARK RESORT

Novotel Phuket Vintage Park is a 4-star resort featuring contemporary South East Asian architecture and modern facilities. Only a few steps away from shopping centers and Patong's vibrant nightlife, the hotel boasts ...

Thailand, Phuket, Kathu, Patong

Hotels and Resorts

Featured ANGUS O'TOOL'S GUESTHOUSE

ANGUS O'TOOL'S GUESTHOUSE

Only 300 meters from the beach, close to the markets, shopping, many fine restaurants and Karon's night-time entertainment area. Fully appointed QUALITY ROOMS 4* rooms at 2* prices, simply a cut above the rest, ...

Thailand, Phuket, Muang, Karon

Guesthouses

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Our city maps offer a small city guide to the area and feature a detailed map of Phuket island and detailed street maps of the surrounding cities, towns and beach areas. Landmarks like hotels, viewpoints, local markets and local businesses are added to the maps with location markers.

NEW MAPS TWICE PER YEAR

All our maps get updated and printed every 6 months. Distribution is done on a monthly basis by our in-house distribution team. Our City Maps can be found within the designated areas, while the Party Maps are distributed on a wider basis.
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