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Navigator Sam Ritto helps guests find adventure on the idyllic island of Phuket

The Navigator position gives me an opportunity to embrace my personal interest every day at work.

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our top finds

Big Buddha

Capture views of the Karon beaches and Chalong Bay from the hill. That is, if you can take your eyes off the mammoth marble Buddhist statue.

Ban Boran Textiles

Pick up one-of-kind, hand-woven silk scarves in the eye-catching tribal patterns of a local indigenous group.

Mai Khao Beach

This is one of the few places in Phuket where you have a long stretch of beach all to yourself.

La Gaetana

As host and professional sommelier Gianni serves amazing homemade Italian food. Start off with carpaccio.

Ka Jok See

More than its inventive food, it is the friendly ambiance that attracts the crowd at this great restaurant.

Mee Ton Pho

Taste the Thai tradition at Mee Ton Pho, one of Phuket's oldest restaurants known for its local ingredients and community consciousness.

Chan's Antique

Bring home the quirky teak wood Spirit House or beautifully designed bar cabinate as souvenir from this shop.

Baan Chinpracha

This old Phuket mansion was built in 1903 and welcomes to public to visit.

Soi Rommani

See the city's most adorable street hidden in Phuket's old town.

Phuket Indy Market

Phuket Indy Market on Dibuk Road is a local hangout space.


Bo(ok)hemian was named one of the best coffee places in Phuket. Stop by for unique drip coffee.

Pint Factory

Enjoy this rustic drinking venue, which offers live music and serves over 100 different types of beers and ciders.

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