Once a sleepy local village with a pier that serves as the departure point for other destinations, Chalong maintains its quaint charm, by claiming the most revered Buddhist temple on the island, Wat Chalong, as well as being surrounded by nature; it also borders Kata Beach.
Situated in the center of the quaint coastal destination, the Chalong Bay distillery is now a key producer of Agricole rum and a popular spot for island tourists. For visitors to the distillery, tours include a tasting of the different spirits infused with fresh herbs, however for locals, a simple pairing of coconut water and lemongrass is the favorite choice.
24-hour advance reservation is required.
Cancellation less than 12 hours prior will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.
If “food is culture,” then there is no better way to learn about Thai sensibilities than this deliciously immersive cooking class. Our chefs show you every aspect of creating traditional Thai delicacies, from Yum Woonsen (spicy seafood salad) and authentic Som Pad Thai Goong (wok-fried rice noodles in tamarind sauce) to Som Tum (refreshing green papaya salad), and more.
Phuket Old Town will captivate your senses and bring to life a bygone era of colonial traders and Chinese and Muslim immigrants. Stroll along sidewalks lined with lively shop houses, smell the incense emanating from a Chinese temple and delight in the market’s exuberant fruits and vegetables. Peruse the restored Sino-Portuguese architecture of the 1929-era On On Hotel and the displays of Buddhist amulets, a favorite Thai good luck charm.