Located on Mai Khao beach in Phuket, the Ban Mai Khao Community is the ideal place to stop by for a morning spa session that utilises local wisdom, and the area’s beach sand which is rich in minerals and the perfect weight and size for the treatment of bodily aches and pains and to aid blood circulation. The community is also a great place to get maximum benefit from various natural remedies.
Step back in time with a visit to the Sino-colonial style Ban Ar Jor house and museum. The building is owned by the Hongyok family and was built in the early days of the local tin-mining industry when it first started dealing with foreign entities. The building’s design combines elements of Chinese and European styles, and the interior showcases decoration and artefacts from the local Baba culture. Visitors can join workshops on making popular local drinks from mulberry and pineapple, and enjoy a lunch of delicious Southern fare.
The luxury JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is the perfect place to attend a seminar. Located on Mai Khao beach, the hotel is surrounded by luxuriant nature and enjoys a prime private beachfront location. The hotel boasts a range of fully-equipped meeting rooms and can host events with up to 400 participants.
Sarasin Bridge is an ideal spot to stop in the early evening to enjoy the sea breeze and take beautiful photos at the vantage point. The bridge has been renovated into a pedestrian-only thoroughfare and it includes an octagonal observation tower built in a style combining Sino-European elements with a Southern-style hip roof. Sarasin Bridge was the first bridge constructed to link two provinces, in this case Phuket and Phang Nga.
A recipient of the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand award, Ta Tuay offers fresh local seafood with spicy Southern-style dishes such as boiled sea barnacles with lemongrass, fried sea cicadas, scalded Andaman cockles, and vegetable salad with goose tongue.