Having spent some time in Bangkok, I was looking forward to leaving the city life and exploring Thailand’s beautiful islands. I had already search high and low for the best places to stay in Phuket when I stumbled on a curiously named hotel. A name so cool that I of course booked! My mind had conjured up so many things when I first spotted the name of the hotel and at $40 a night I thought to myself it can’t really be that bad, can it? To my relief, it was bad at all. In addition to the name, I chose it because it was a short distance from the airport as we were flying from Bangkok in the late afternoon. Arriving in Phuket in the evening and straight on to an early start for a day tour to Phang Nga Bay. I shared a post on 9 experiences you need to have in Phang Nga Bay. We were going to be doing the Phang Nga Bay or James Bond Island tour which takes of from the piers near in the Northern part of Phuket. Hence why were wanted to base ourselves this side of the island. When looking at places to stay in Phuket, while the tour pick up will pick you up from anywhere you are staying on the island, just bear in mind that the where you stay might also mean you are adding at least an hour and a half to your journey before you get to the pier where the tour starts and possible being collected 2 hours before everyone at 6 or 7am. Fortunately, Gold Digger’s Resort was only a short ride to where the pier was so we were one of the last people to be picked up which meant more time in bed.
Golddiggers Resort was surprisingly welcoming, the place is set in a quiet location, rooms are clean and spacious for what you pay for. All come with ceiling fan, fridge and safe. There is also a communal pool right outside the rooms, surrounded by beautiful palm trees creating a relaxed environment to chill out. The beach and shops are only a short walk away from the resort, together with a few restaurants. The reception and resort staff were really friends and helpful with tours and details of surrounding amenities. Our stay in Phuket also included a stay at Ikon Hotel and The Renaissance Beach Resort, which you can read about here on the blog. During our stay in Phuket, we sampled a variety of hotels both luxury and budget and both inland and right on the beach. To find the best place to stay in Phuket and sample the stunning beaches Phuket has to off here is a likes a list of hotels in Phuket.
The Welcome Drink – Clitoria Ternatea – Don’t laugh! Clitoria Ternatea plant is said to be an aphrodisiac among other things!
The Rooms – Slightly dated but spacious, clean and comfortable.