If you want the best experience I recommend a ferry. It goes via Phi Phi and takes about 2 hrs. Lovely boat ride! Better than a bus. almost 6 years ago
Where is the best place to take my daughter in law shopping in Phuket? I would like her to experience Thai markets.
There are markets along the beach road in Karon. However, it's more of a 'touristy' experience. I highly recommend the Phuket Weekend Night Market in Phuket town and the food market in Phuket Town (you'll need to go early in the morning for the food market). There's also a all local market at the Wat in Karon on a Sunday afternoon/evening. almost 6 years ago
I would recommend staying in Karon. You can walk between Kata and Karon and there's lots to see and do... or not, if you just want to relax at the beach or resort pool. The Hilton has a great kids club facility. You can also hire a Baby sitter from the kids club at reasonable rates, so you can have a night out. It's an easy 10 min taxi/tuk tuk ride to Patong to have a look around and there's s great indoor play centre The Kids Club in Patong. I personally would not stay in Rawai, it's one of the furtherest towns/villages from everywhere. I can provid so many more suggestions... Fantasea, John Gray's Sea Canoe Tour, Siam Safari Elehant ride (I took my 1 yr old she loved it). If you want to stay in Patong try the Holiday Inn. Fire away with more questions! almost 6 years ago