A Guide to Phukhet Pride 2016

Charlotte Maxwell

Charlotte Maxwell is a Vada Magazine staff writer.

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Phuket Pride 2016 will take place from 24 April – 1 May 2016, in Phuket, Thailand. This will mark Phuket’s 12th year of Pride celebrations. The week’s events will incorporate sports competitions, talent contests and a gay day cruise.

Two of the most glamorous events of the week are a gala dinner and the crowning of Mr or Ms Phuket 2016. The crowning ceremony takes place at the Pride pool party – this is a free entry event to round off the week’s celebrations.

You can check out the full list of events at Phuket Pride online.

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Where to stay in Phuket

Dream Phuket is a newly opened hotel offering guests a mix of modern décor and contemporary style.  The accommodation on offer ranges from swim up suites, penthouse rooms with private Jacuzzis and private villas.

With two pools and a Sanctuary spa offering traditional Thai treatments, guests have the perfect opportunity to throw their cares away and relax. And for evening entertainment, there is Beach Club Dream Beach – the most talked about beach club in Phuket.

When it comes down to food, the hotel boasts Michelin star dining with a mix of cuisines from Thai, to Tuscan to New York Grill at Triology, the main restaurant. There is also an alfresco dining option at VU, the rooftop bar and for a relaxed evening, there’s Indulge lounge – offering bespoke cocktails, vintage whiskeys, brandies and cigars.

Where to go out

Phuket has a unique night life scene, mostly centred around Patong, Kata and Karon beaches. A good night out can be had at any of the bars and beach clubs, but Soi Bangla has been dubbed the best party spot on the island for its selection of Go Go bars and beer bars.

Soi Paradise, the gay district in Patong, also boasts a lively night out.

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What to do during the day

If you’re not too hungover, use your days in Phuket to see it’s stunning landscape – whether that’s by biking through rubber tree plantations or heading to the hot springs of Phang Nga. There’s also adventure sports galore to keep you busy.

Check out phuket.com for more inspiration!

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